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  1. This is a Land Rover forum, not a conspiracy theorist’s forum - please keep things on topic.
    11 points
  2. Taste has nothing to do with sympathy or charity lol regards Stephen
    5 points
  3. Thats the worst attempt at pretending to be a customer I've ever seen - the car in your avatar is even on your website 🤣
    4 points
  4. Nice little haul today from old workshop that's closing in my village 3 phase Alfred Herbert drill will need to convert to single phase Two evolution mag drills newest one not working but seems like a dodgy switch A jig saw and some power shears working fine and a large 3 jaw lathe chuck,, very happy regards Stephen
    4 points
  5. Loving Meccano's approach. I've had a fallow few months because it's really cold outside(!) so I've been learning more about Fusion360 and getting better at 3D-printing stuff. It can dangerously become the answer to everything though, but I've found an economic source of MIG gas again too so we may be able to add metallic fabrication back to the arsenal soon. My progress has taken much longer than the photos suggest - essentially I've put the electronics in a box and made three brackets; I'm hoping this is the bit where lots of effort doesn't bear much fruit. 3D printing brings a nice cus
    4 points
  6. You can put forward any opnion you might wish to, so long as you do so with the basic respect and decency we all should expect of each other. Getting angry because someone doesn't agree with your opinion is not an option, though. All of the credible science does point to it.... But I didn't mention climate change. I merely said these schemes are designed to keep more-polluting engines out of areas. Separate climate change from this for a minute; we can prove that air quality increases when traffic is lower. We can prove that smog is a thing. We can prove that instances of respiratory d
    4 points
  7. If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these. It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s. The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit Peter
    4 points
  8. Wallet whimpering? My debit card was emigrated and is suing me for divorce, I expect it to get sole custody of the bank accounts.....
    3 points
  9. 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
    3 points
  10. Speak for yourself, it’s a V8 series all the way for me, leafs an’ all 💪😉
    3 points
  11. Think of it as a way to be even more prepared for next year
    3 points
  12. If you want the drills sharpened let me know, I have recently acquired this, its and Archdale drill sharpener, old and very very heavy. Just got it working with a new motor, the old one probable works but was 3 phase and 550v which is what the transformer was for (any one want a 3 phase 400 to 550v transformer and motor?). It does up to 3" diameter drills, so far I have tried it successfully up to 1 3/4", does a nice job, very strange action, the bit rotates and the grinding wheel spins and moves side to side and in and out. It doesn't do a split point on web thinning, but with a drill th
    3 points
  13. Thanks to Daan and the other mods for approving this post, I think this may be of interest to some people here I have been interested in the Italian Piaggio Apes and seriously considered one to drive on a moped license way back when I was 16 (I bought a Leyland 272 tractor and drove round in that instead but that is another story), I then moved onto cars and normal sized trucks and the interest dropped off. A couple of years ago whilst perusing that popular internet auction site I came across a bigger version of the Ape, a TM703 which was far more useful in size but still small and had a
    3 points
  14. ‘Expedition’ there’s never been a factory defender called that? So if it’s got loads of extras it’s not factory. Or are you meaning the last of line ‘adventure’ models which are orange and black? If it’s your first I’d seriously suggest hiring one first. They’re very much an acquired taste and some people absolutely hate the drive. what are you wanting it for? That will help narrow down what to go for.
    3 points
  15. Coming together again, a few bits ordered to arrive next next week to finish off the bonnet and wings. We’re going to remove the roof again to get it into the workshop to do the rear end and do some work on the lift up part i think it’s looking quite tidy 😁 I’ll spend some time fertling the doors to get it to sit right, it was hammering with rain when I put them on!
    3 points
  16. Don't get me wrong, I completely accept man made climate change the evidence is overwhelming. As for covid, go and talk to those mourning the loss of loved ones or doctors and nurses who are working tirelessly to help those suffering: you can talk to my wife who is a nurse if you like. I do however really dislike the blunt tool of simply banning things rather than persuasion through rational debate. That said I feel many of the problems most of us now find ourselves in is when logic and expert opinion are shouted down and dismissed. It's when we stop listening to expert opinion, allowing
    3 points
  17. get a propshaft socket << get one off these If they are destroyed you can easilly cut the heads off the bolts with a grinder
    3 points
  18. My mate bought a pair of genuine ethnic flip-flops made from old tyres at one Glastonbury Festival - he made it about 20 yards in the mud with each step sucking the bottom down before twanging back and flicking half a bucket of mud up his back with every step before he turned around and demanded his money back Back on topic is it going to be bright green or blue?
    3 points
  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
    2 points
  20. Thanks for the offer. Have just literally bought one and arrived yesterday. Also took the plunge and invested in an impact wrench. This combination on the propshaft bolts was incredible. Bolts/nuts off in no time at all. Good tip above about doing diff ends first to allow better access to bolts on the handbrake drum. Have now successfully removed gearboxes and engine. Do not know how I would have managed without an impact wrench. Should have got one years ago. Simon...
    2 points
  21. Thinking about this, the P400, as its name suggests, has 400 hp, is the V8 such an upgrade? In 110 form it has a 0-60 of 6.4s, so assume the 90 would edge close to, if not under 6 seconds, the V8 just a bit faster than that, but you are paying 20-30K more for it, and massive, massive tax and fuel bills to add to that. I guess what I am saying, is what is the point? But then personally, I guess that is how I feel about most modern cars, but more so with the Pretender.
    2 points
  22. Marginally, more like significantly. Just as the Supercharged L322 is also a lot quicker than the TDV8. I'm not knocking the diesel, it is a fab engine. Parkers say 8.6 sec 0-60 for the 3.6 and 7.5 sec 0-60mph for the 4.4 TDV8. parkers.co.uk/land-rover/range-rover/estate-2002/specs/ If the Defender is under 5 sec 0-60mph that is a HUGE difference.
    2 points
  23. 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
    2 points
  24. Looks like a 200Tdi conversion, probably a Discovery engine but with Defender turbo and manifolds. There also appears to be no intercooler fitted and the standard air box and filter has been replaced with an aftermarket one.
    2 points
  25. An but you've got a wopping great JCB to move thing's around mine is mostly man-u - tronic lol regards Stephen
    2 points
  26. You think you've got problems Couldn't really turn this down for £100 - fully functioning and single phase to boot, most people use mugs for scale - since this is a Land Rover forum note the door for scale . Stamped "Made in West Germany" so that dates it reasonably well... Acquired a few years before but my wee hydraulic press on the right and a table with 3 (there's another one on the floor) Elliott Progress drills. This was in my old place and I couldn't lift the largest of the three drills onto the table. Came across a manual and realised why - the 2G (G stands for gearbox
    2 points
  27. Well the Ibex has been sulking in the shed for too long and as a consequence the fuel pump had gummed itself up. He still started but just wanted run away, apparently the pump delivers peak fuel on start up and then the governor kicks in to control the fuel. When stripped they found the internals corroded so that the governor couldn't do its job. Took the injector pump to Hickley's in Bridgwater and got the pump back a week later looking like new. They suggested that I took the rest of the fuel system apart to clean out any crud that had migrated so I stripped everything between the fuel f
    2 points
  28. Rule #1: It's always a scam.
    2 points
  29. End of a seriously good business....
    2 points
  30. First rule of owning a Defender... Never add up what you have spent on them over the years, it will scare you
    2 points
  31. @miketomcat hey I found a more practical camper idea for you
    2 points
  32. I don't know what you mean. My first discovery and yes the rear bumper was orange too. Mike
    2 points
  33. Ha very good maybe a bigger weight saving for your landrover is you lol makes my 12 stone 5'8" quite pathetic regards Stephen
    2 points
  34. I finally installed the dynamic timing advance spacer and spring shim. I started by cleaning around the dynamic advance plate. Note the number stamping is oriented upwards, the plate is not symmetrical from top to bottom, there is a relief molded into the top. I decided to do it in situ, but it is not much harder to remove the pump and install the spacer that way. My main reason for installing it in situ, was to not have to hassle with spilling diesel and priming the system. For some reason, the finger lever on my mechanical lift pump does not supply any pressure so priming is a PIT
    2 points
  35. That could be turned into a great camper 🤣
    2 points
  36. Thanks for the comments, she is home. Turns over well but no spark even after fitting new points and condenser, i think the coil has failed. I may as well put electronic ignition in Defender didn't struggle! Three wheels and three ramps!
    2 points
  37. Not posted for a while as it's been cold and I've been made workshop team leader at work so been doing weekends but progress as started again as it's a bit warmer . Some of this is from christmas which is the last time I did a bit , first up big thank you to @vulcan bomberfor the vent surrounds , brilliant wasted no time getting them to fit , just need to countersink the fixing holes , we've got a small plasma cutter at work so made use of it to do the dash internal panels , top one with fixings for radio , then strengthened the main dash
    2 points
  38. better than spending my money
    2 points
  39. Fair enough! You guys liking it is the most important part but I can't stand the stuff other than actually lining pickups or places you're walking.
    2 points
  40. That looks hilarious - I would commute in that!
    2 points
  41. The doors arrived safely and were unpacked and marvelled at and then the missus looks at me and says ' I've had an idea ' We were never happy with the original Landy colour, it's a bit boring if I'm honest and so we ventured down to the local paint shop to look for a new idea. And we found it And now the workshop has been turned into a spray shop and I'm wondering why I put myself through this sort of thing when I've got a list as long as my arm to do already The colour? Unlike Binky, I won't make you wait 9 months to find out
    2 points
  42. Well Friday went to plan and 12 bottles of Hobgoblin later I went to bed , Saturday I thought sod it I'm on holiday and didn't do anything but there was progress and bits ordered so here we go . First up sprayed the top frame up , finished the passenger side panel off and the rear returns then put some small runs on to hold it together , that then got a lick of paint , please bear in mind that most of the paint will look a bit shoddy due to the fact that it's being covered with vinyl , so it was at this point I decided that the panel that I'd made to fit bet
    2 points
  43. Just start the user name with an '@' and it will give you a list of user to pick from as you type.
    1 point


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