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  1. 6 points
    Youโ€™re doing a fabulous job๐Ÿ’– Only thing I canโ€™t understand is, with you cracking on at such a pace with this, why wasnโ€™t your 90 finished 18 months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  2. 5 points
    Only a couple of photos - but first laning trip for a family picnic today. This section of the lane has just been repaired ๐Ÿ˜Š ยฃ8k worth of stone has transformed it from a giant clay pit, that I had trouble winching the 90 out of, into (what feels like) a small car park half way along the lane. Not just us enjoying the repairs: nice river to ford at the bottom: and a spot to park on the other side for lunch
  3. 5 points
  4. 4 points
    So I'm working my way down a rocky track with a bit of sideslope, I've got a full tank of fuel, a jerry can or two plus a couple with water, another 200kg of food, beer, camping gear, spares and tools and a roof tent up top, just normal top-heavy overland stuff - it's raining a bit and nice and slippy, and now I'm on 3 wheels - nah, not fancying that thanks ๐Ÿ˜
  5. 4 points
    Well, there is progress to report, not much physically to show, but a lot of hours have gone into it. The main focus has been on the Chassis; It is structurally sound, however, the front spring hangers were twisted, so a bit of jigerry pokery with my neighbours portapower was needed: Also, there is a strip spot welded to the bottom of the chassis rail, and this formed some rust sandwich of about 5mm think in places: I removed the strip, by drilling off all the spotwelds. This also meant all the spring hangers had to be removed. This means drilling off 2 rivets and grind through 2 welds. After all this, I replaced the rear crossmember and front bumper. In jeep world, replacing a cross member means drilling of the rivets, and bolt on a new one, which costs ยฃ50. All good, Daan
  6. 3 points
    Bull.The TC system isn't complex or vulnerable - it's using technology that's been around for 30+ years already. I'd take Eightpot's scenario in something with HDC over a Defender, D1 or RRC any day. It might not be the entertaining option, but it's definitely the most sure-footed, wheel in the air or not.
  7. 3 points
    Just spare a thought...
  8. 3 points
    I'm kinda hoping that Defender 3.0 will be structurally based more on aluminium-alloy and stressed-composite technology rather than the old-fashioned steel-chassis stuff. Lighter, cheaper-to-manufacture-in-complex-shapes, better able to provide controlled deformation/energy absorption in high-speed collisions - and you do repairs using thermally/UV-cured adhesives rather than by welding. Think 21st-century, rather than Victorian engineering.
  9. 3 points
    Yet another picture of the defender replacement from JLR, I only post it as there's a piece of disguise missing from behind the front wheel revealing some interesting architecture going on there. Also of note, the bottom of the front wing stops more or less level with the top of the rim, much the same as with the defender and previous incarnations of the breed. The line seems to carry on across the door and onto the rear wing where other pictures have shown that part to be removable. I wonder if the whole sill and bottom of the door is just part of the disguise and is removable? If not, I wonder if you can jack along the entire length of the sill? It looks to be made of more than cheese but then, it would have to be given how low to the ground it is. I recently measured a disco 5 half shaft at 30mm so it'll snap at a similar threshold to any of the 24 spline stuff we know already, I wonder if the defender replacement which uses the same platform and suspension will have any unique parts in the drivetrain other than damping and spring rate settings? I'm still going to moan about not one single picture released showing anything other than low profile road tyres after 1.2 million miles of testing. I wonder how much thought they gave to the handling on aggressive mud tyres or snow chains?
  10. 3 points
    No me neither ๐Ÿ˜‚ that answer your thinking ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  11. 3 points
    It's a land rover. When it comes to leaks, just because they aren't there doesn't mean they cant leak๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  12. 3 points
    Once the brake dust has built up enough on my wheels mine become colour coded
  13. 3 points
    Ratchet strap and a block of wood will make a good replacement for a coil spring as a temporary measure. Though my grandad did tell me of how he managed to hold together a spring pack on a jeep in South America with nothing more than some mole grips - and this was the 1950s.... With a little though, most things can be overcome when the problem is physical.
  14. 2 points
    Thanks Ian So I had a phone call today.... It's finished! Just need to scavenge a van and go pick it up early next week Rather excited!
  15. 2 points
    Yeah, the pic with the Guinness shows it better
  16. 2 points
    Clever bit of marketing supposedly helping to track vulnerable species, should appeal to the wannabe adventurers and tree huggers.
  17. 2 points
    Maybe I'm sad...but that is a thing of beauty
  18. 2 points
    Some of the engine build:
  19. 2 points
    Yeah, some progress, but not as much as expected... The body has been off for some months now, blocking the 2-poster. Pedalbox has been forced out, replacement manual one is on the bench but needs to be adjusted, as it's from a diesel and doesn't have the bracket for the throttle cable. I didn't see that coming, but should be easier to solve than all the bracketry needed to add a clutch pedal to the original pedal box. Axles have been rebuild. First attempt ended in a severly deformed 20ton press. Ben helped me adding some bracing and that was enough to get the bearings out. Only just though, and the parts that went flying when it finally gave made some serious dents in the steel frame. Ashcroft lockers are in, chassis has been cleaned, Arnott GenIII airbags finally arrived, so prettyg much everything is ready to build up the chassis again. We also made good progress on the engine, it's all but finished. But I kinda lost drive when I needed to helicoil some of the rocker bolts... And that was almost 2 months ago already. ๐Ÿ˜” And then other things came up, like a 928S that needed quite a bit of work. Tomorrow I'm gonna conintue, promised. ๐Ÿ˜ I'll see if I can dig up some photos. Filip
  20. 2 points
    Dave, the relay bases from Vehicle Wiring Products that are for standard 40A switching relays do interlock with the yellow bases that are down there at the fusebox. They also have a mounting tab with hole and I used this too at one end of that row. (I fitted three additional ones I think). The headlamp upgrade that I did used 70A relays. These have big blades ~9mm I think rather than the ~6mm and I think the relays and bases are physically bigger. They do interlock but I don't know if they will fit down at the fuses. I think this is the base I used. Mine are in the engine bay and appear to be holding up well (over four years now), with dumdum and other sealing.
  21. 2 points
    Hello all, Problem solved. Al heat shield just in the bottom (similar to the part 19 in the picture above), heat sleeve for the clutch pipes, and competition brake fluid (in this case Castrol SRF, but there are many others and cheaper). Thanks for your feedback and help.
  22. 2 points
    Started clearing the site this afternoon, the various bushes had an appointment with the chainsaw and were removed, releasing about seven billion midges in the process. A trip to the dump tomorrow will see it gone. The large grand fir behind the fence needs to come down too, but Iโ€™ll wait until the oil tank is moved before I fell that.
  23. 2 points
    Worth buying one just to see the look on their faces โ€˜where do I plug it in?โ€™
  24. 2 points
    Sorry - my instagram filters arenโ€™t working, it just wouldnโ€™t do them justice without them. But for just twice the cost I was able to get two sets - one set are black to match the tyre shine, and one set are Santorini Black to match the roof. They look awesome.
  25. 2 points
    As a former colleague opined many years ago. Cars are no longer marketed or advertised as transport. They are more like jewellery. When did you last see an advert for a car which mentioned things like the engine, gearbox, fuel economy, carrying capacity or anything remotely practical? More typically the adverts depict the car as a lifestyle accessory, possibly mentioning the onboard camera, the infotainment system and pretty much bugger all else


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