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  1. There will always be someone! Mate had someone claim they didn't see the bright green Claas combine he was driving!!
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  2. What ‘should’ they be used for? Who are you or anyone else to tell someone how to use their vehicle? Series LRs and Defenders are, and have been for decades, whatever people want to make of them. They stopped being purely commercial vehicles a long time ago and people have been using them for leisure longer still. They’re used as daily drivers, weekend runarounds, garage queens, competition vehicles, long distance tourers, modified playthings, working tools. There is no “Land Rovers should only be used for X” and to suggest as such is disingenuous at best. Having a high performance r
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  3. Yep, with Land Rovers, even the metaphorical silver lining is just another pain in the backside! 😉
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  4. I’m still a miserable, cantankerous old bugger though, I’ve earned the right to be and I’m proud of it 🤣
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  5. If you remove it, the stored values for the stepper motor, and anything else that is designed to persist, will disappear. It will give you a poor initial idle control, and if you have lambda sensors, fuel trims will reset each time, as well as possibly some other things. The permanent live to the ECU is no different to a relay being hooked up to permanent live, and triggered by ignition live, so shouldn't be causing issues unless there is a fault in the ECU. Trace the fault with a meter in series with the battery,pull each fuse and see if there is a drain, and if it changes as y
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  6. I'm sure that many members here have good memories of Tim Hunkin and his series 'Secret Life of Machines'. Personally Tim has been an inspiration, definately shaping my attitude to engineering, and as a result of an article he wrote I ended up working in the Exploratorium in San Fransisco. Tim is releasing a new series, starting next week on youtube 'The Secret Life of Components'. If anyone hasn't seen the original machines series- I'd recommenc checking them out too. SLOC
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  7. Welcome and hello! Definitely not that kind of forum. 👍 All the best G
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  8. Diff cover swapped over and re filled A frame ball joint replaced plus super pro bushes at other end. Pressed in by friendly chap at local tyre shop. Tried myself but bloody nightmare without correct kit. chassis cleaned, surface rust removed and treated thanks to everyone once again Pay day today might do hockey sticks next 😉
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  9. I don't know a huge amount but I would say your right. It's 0.9hp at what ever speed. 1 hp = 746 watts so your some where around 675watts 3 phase. I'm guessing your using the vfd to go single phase to 3 phase?
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  10. Just thought i'd check in with you Paime, see if we can offer any help or remote assistance, the weather has been reasonable for a couple of days. So much so i broke out a tin of lumpy green paint today. 🙂 Have you managed to get any ideas on the alignment of the bulkhead vs doors. Pete
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  11. Time to apply for a reduction in your insurance premium.
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  12. Coming back to this and looking again ... I'd still be very surprised if they are stripped ! I used to repair damaged bosses on new vehicles and even the very finest monkeys the production line could provide with very powerful air tools could not strip an M16. Cross thread and try to ram it home, yes, but not strip. Are they the right sized bolts ? The heads look quite small. Remove a bolt, put a picture up and let's have a look at it. Noting that the plate has dropped by a 1/4 inch or so, says the bolts are too small to me. If the threads were stripped it wouldn't dro
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  13. Bradley - what sort of off-roading / events are you looking at? Without knowing your level of experience etc. it's very hard to know what your definition of "mudding & wading" is. And a stock 90 will tow a "massive trailer" quite happily, so again you probably need to give some example or we're just kinda guessing. You're proposing a very drastic and potentially expensive build with a lot of drawbacks and there's numerous other ways to improve off-road ability, towing/recovery/load carrying that are far more common and easier done.
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  14. Nobody will ever be able to claim they "didn't see you"
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  15. pMore proof of the idiocy of Land Rover and their new buyers. Anyone buying such a vehicle has no comprehension of what they should really be used for or of how horribly compromised these overpowered versions are. The off road videos show how hamstrung the vehicle is with its independent suspension, wobbling around on three wheels as soon as it has to pass a fallen twig or a puddle - imagine that instability with a heavy load in the back. LR need to either get back to reality or stop pretending to make off road vehicles and become just another Chelsea Truck company, which seems their de
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  16. It’s not that sort of forum! I think, and hope, you’ll find it a civilised and friendly place. Arguments are a very rare thing here, not unheard of, but the exception. Welcome.
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  17. I intend to buy a used EV when I come home, just for the ease of maintenance and cheapness of running. Petrol will get more expensive as they try to force a shift, but I’m sure they’ll bring in increased road tax for EVs to make up the treasury income as ICE vehicles disappear. The money has to come from somewhere. But having a home with garage and driveway will make EV ownership simple. I have to say I quite fancy a Mini, or Min-E or whatever they call it. Doesn’t do well in the reviews compared to others in the category because of poorer handling, less space, less range etc, all bec
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  18. Some of those surely are misprints, with an extra zero accidentally inserted. That first example I can see being worth £28k if it’s in as good condition as the photo suggests, but 280 makes no sense at all, even for the US market. Even the Gucci rebuilds from LR are only half that, for a new condition, very special edition with bonkers engines all homologated and tested. Misprint is the only rational explanation for those extremes. But prices have been inflated for Defenders and Series vehicles, even SIIIIs are going for twice their realistic value. Sellers are taking a punt and enoug
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  19. I am now banned from the internet if any alcohol has entered my body due to purchasing things whilst under the influence. Which means Tuesdays and Sundays are the best time to message me
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  20. Wallet whimpering? My debit card was emigrated and is suing me for divorce, I expect it to get sole custody of the bank accounts.....
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  21. Nope it's just you. Mind I did do a chassis swap last lock down. Mike
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  22. This will, I hope, be my last post on this thread as I will shortly be starting a new, picture-heavy, build thread. I thought I’d give you all an update and, importantly, an opportunity to tell me I'm being an idiot before I actually prove it. I’ve acquired, as I believe I mentioned, a 3.9 V8 with 14CUX injection – no Lambda sensors or anything needed and it takes its timing from the distributor. I also have the correct ratio gearbox (still an LT77 though) and a 1.2 transfer box. Oh, and a power steering box 😊 So. I have overhaul kits for the gearbox and transfer box, so I’ll d
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  23. I think I've now had every type of failure of the clutch. I've had the push rod punch through, the pivot punch through, I've bent one, the pin snap off and the fork the pin is on snap off. On the bright side it's all fixed and back on the road ready for work in the morning. Mike
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  24. You mean exactly like the FJ Cruiser that came behind it?
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  25. Right since I was called out I'll try and provide some first-hand experience (I've got a couple of 4x4s, a 6x6 and an 8x8). You say off-road and towing but what kind of off-road and what kind of towing? If it's relatively flat stuff then that simplifies matters a huge amount, if it's a camper trailer than that's one thing if it's 3.5t then that's a different ball-game. Is the towing happening off-road? What are your requirements on actual finished length? In general I'd wholeheartedly agree with @FridgeFreezer that most 6x6s are for extra payload or posing. It depends completely o
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  27. I bet it isn't road compromised in any way at all.
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  28. An 8274 even with synthetic rope is not light, then add your quick mounting that you bolt it to and you then have a very heavy lump to move around/store etc
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  29. Ah, the ‘more money than sense’ edition has arrived. I bet it’s a lot of fun, but the £100k bill would take a while to stop hurting.
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  30. The low mount winches are not too expensive to pick up second hand and are a doddle to work on, look at how bad the 9000i was I refurbished that cost me nothing but time regards Stephen
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  31. How do you steer Litch?? I like the Raptor binnacle. I will get there eventually.
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  32. that must be the worst looking dashboard i have seen in years ....
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  33. Imagine having to worry about your dash rusting away as well 😫
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  34. 🤣 blimey Rich you're worse than me ! I agree with the posts above that there is a strong flavour of spam in that post and I never trust a company that doesn't put prices obviously on their website. Mo
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  35. I think the idea is to sell to wealthy Americans with more money than sense. Mo
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  36. In the interests of balance I'll say that SLK Custom dashboard looks horrible and overpriced
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  37. Some good info on shocks and shock lengths here: http://www.heystee-automotive.com/parts/springs/shocktab.htm
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  38. Thats the worst attempt at pretending to be a customer I've ever seen - the car in your avatar is even on your website 🤣
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  39. LPG for diesels isn’t as a replacement fuel but there as I think a catalyst. Think of it more like a nitrous oxide type setup.
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  40. Yes, way cheaper no more aluminium to the scrappies for me think I'll just convert my alloy scrap into useable billets who knows what I'll need in the future regards Stephen
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  41. All sorted and working like it should happy happy happy regards Stephen
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  42. So some progress with motor cover made myself some billet aluminium out of some scrap I had it's not perfect a couple of air bubbles here and there but it will do the job Getting there new and old side by side fitted just got holes to drill and paint regards Stephen
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  43. Cleaned up all connections on motor polished commy and renewed bearings Test ran it in vice and working ok both directions happy days regards Stephen
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  44. That's the final option, however, it's not broke until I tell it it's broke lol regards Stephen
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  45. I would fit a new bowmotor.
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  46. Yeah, that's what happens. As said, right-click the shortcut, properties, compatibility, select Win 98 from the list, ok, then try again.
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