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  1. Diff halves tacked together and root weld put in after V cuts these rods like to be warm so I've added a heated quiver to my welding arsenal Regards Stephen
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  2. So George had been sitting on the drive for approximately 2.5 years while I restored it and finished off my MA. Last weekend was the first time I had started it and ran it out in the road properly. It’s amazing to think about how durable and reliable they are. He started on the second go which for a 2.5 year sit was not bad. No black smoke and even the brakes seemed to play nicely. I finally got the rear brake light problem figured out and that was hood too. just thought I’d share a proper shot of George on its first of many adventures after the renovation. Thanks G
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  3. Yes, the regenerative braking is great and really does make a significant difference, you can tell because your wheels don't get covered in brake dust anywhere near as much as a car with conventional brakes. I totally agree with @Chicken Drumstick with regards to even the most efficient EV will be making some sort of emissions. It winds me up if they have a zero emission badge on them (I think it's the leaf that does?). I think that it is good if the media coverage (exaggerated or not) makes people consider the impact their actions have a little more but badges like zero emission make them think its fine when it isn't as fine as they are lead to believe.
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  4. They'll be fine. Was considering shimming out the old ones with bits of plate, then sensibility prevailed!
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  5. Theres's a couple of mum's up at my youngest's school who drive the best part of five miles a day, just to get the kids to school - both with BMW electric cars. Then lets not forget the ones who do the same miles in D5's etc
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  6. I think the discolouration in the original splines throughs your eye off. Mike
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  7. Try moving a Mog 404 axle around on you own, even more delightful lol regards Stephen
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  8. Early start this morning and splines completed just need to trim off excess shaft and drill and tap the end, now in a position to use shaft as a clamp to weld diff halves together regards Stephen
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  9. Yes removed to replace the gearbox
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  10. I dont know but there will be something that makesyou buy two of their licences.
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  11. Sadly this is a huge part of the issue that most ignore. Particularly the several old people in the village I can think of who have chopped in their 5-10yr old car for a brand new electric and it’s safe to say they’ll not last long enough to see enough use to be of benefit.
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  12. Back in the mid 80's? the politicians were telling us to run diesel because apparently it was the cleaner greener option. I predict that in 30-40 years, possibly during my life time, the politicos will have done a full U-turn on the electric-cars-are-good thing because we're running out of lithium, or cobalt. They'll be telling us how environmentally harmful it is to mine, process and recycle lithium and batteries. But it won't be their fault for poorly advising us back in the 20's because they were merely going by what some scientists had told them at the time; and that we should be adopting their latest tax-earning transport whim.
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  13. I used 1-shot grease for over a decade on my Series III with no signs of UJ, bearing, shaft or swivel pin wear when I finally replaces the swivel housings. It works very well on the older vehicles as well as the newer generations, and is also good in the steering box if yours is weeping. I wouldn’t recommend other greases, though - 1-shot is formulated to thin a great deal where it is agitated, so it flows well into moving parts, while staying thicker to seal well where it is not being agitated. Normal greases don’t do that.
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  14. Go to the Nanocom sales page there is a usable online demo where you can try each type out.
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  15. Thing is, we see it with every new fad. Lead was banned and suplhur was increased, now thats bad. Diesel was pushed, now its the worst thing ever. Electric is being pushed but we will wake up and realise that even 'green' electric generation is massively polluting and the batteries are an ecological nightmare, then that will be wrong. Its never going to end well...
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  16. More done today Pinion machined and lathe work completed notice I machined down the part of the shaft for the milling cutters to pass through this time Then back into bench top Mill to cut splines bottom picture is last straight spline being cut angled sides still to do I appreciate some similar photos were posted for the rear diff mods, this is more of a progress report with pictures for the front diff regards Stephen
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  17. I don't think this lectric thing will take off. It's becoming clear that the human population is nearing saturation point, and could easily be dealt a severe blow by natural disaster, disease or war leaving infrastucture in tatters, resources depleted or lack of sufficiently talented people to run the show. Cities will re-wild, motorways grown over. For a short time Land Rovers will again rule the world till we've used up all the cooking oil. Those of us left will take to the water on coracles . No point investing in a nissan leaf in the meantime.
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  18. Petrol and diesel are readily available from recycling plastic. A company in Swindon produces a production unit that fits in a 20' container. Of the four resultant 'fuels' produced by the process (shredded, washed plastic is atomised by sand at 600 degrees, then directed up a distillation column), the finest is essentially the same as base diesel. The infrastructure to support Electric cars is simply not around, anywhere in the world and won't be ready in the UK until the middle of the 21st Century. Lithium (80% of the worlds potential supply is in Afghanistan) Batteries are too expensive to recycle and simply don't last long enough and Zinc Ion stuff is late on the market. There's no grant available to modify older cars to electric. Older, larger vehicles, would be a prime contender for this. Range is simply not there - how do we move all our goods around the UK without diesel powered vehicles. Our rail network is so past it's sell by date, it's ridiculous. Canals are no longer used, Covid has turned the trend of moving form rural to city on it's head, internet purchases can't be delivered by electric And to top it all, the UK only contributes between 0.7 and 1.1% of the global Carbon mess. China produces 28%, with Japan, India, Russia and Murica all in the top five. We are 17th. The 0.7 -1.1% is taken form the varying figures available, best to worst. Why? Because it's almost impossible to calculate accurate figures. Can we actually stop global warming? No. Would it be better to learn to adapt and become sustainable? A new var, on average produces 15.25 tonnes of carbon on manufacture.That's three years of running an average, well maintained old car at 30mpg. A brand new Disco 5 is actually 35 tonnes on prodcution and a C1 is 6 tonnes. So two years of driving a D2 Td5 is not far off the cost of a C1 Build. Crazy. Enforced maintainance is the road so Sustainablity with vehicles. The worst pollutoirs are in the 7 to 10 year old bracket. Poorly maintained and at the end of the origional design life. A well maintained 200tdi is cleaner than a 10 year old Golf GTD (potentially)! And as for sustainability, don't get me started on concrete, Vegan diets or frequent fliers....just don't
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