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  1. You know you are addicted to Land Rovers when.......... your local independent dealer calls you looking for spares.
    13 points
  2. It's a well thought out and executed Land Rover build designed by a lifelong LR enthusiast . If we cannot discuss and enjoy this then what's the point in this forum ?
    8 points
  3. The screw i lost wasn't in the turbo pipe.... twas having a lie down on the floor ...
    8 points
  4. This mornings efforts, decided to do this after needing some billet aluminium for a winch motor brush cover so have melted down some scrap aluminium into usable bullets for whatever in the future First some easy moulds De-seaming Finished bullets Regards Stephen
    7 points
  5. I just found this, I reckon the guy should go into production:
    7 points
  6. Well, i got my head back from the engineers, they gave it a very light skim apparently. Checked the block, absolutely nothing wrong there and all the bolt holes were clean. Nevertheless, i thoroughly flushed out the holes, wound an old bolt in to each one in turn to measure the depth and all are the same, no tight spots on the threads etc. I'll try and add some pics of the gasket soon, but not only had it burnt through from no 3 and 4 into the triangular coolant passage, no 1 had also burned through the fire ring but hadnt yet burned through to coolant/oil passageways. So, the
    6 points
  7. This is getting weird. I fitted wing top plates last week after a year of thinking about it, because I am not a fan of chequer plate either but I also think they're quite vulnerable and the wings are useful with the plates on. I was going to buy those exact ones too, but found some plain ones by Bearmach... I am not sold on the look so will probably still go with Mammoth. If, however, you think you can prevent me copying every element of your build by spending £250 on wheel boxes..... you are absolutely correct sir, well played.
    6 points
  8. OK , had some free time so set about cleaning up (read completely rebuilding) some Foley jerry can lockers on the 110 (should be getting it ready for an MOT, but what the hell). Now that resulted in being able to see body mounts and floor supports.....A Tadge orange in colour, they be (yes I watched Star Wars last night). Then the four magic words from Satan crept in, WHILST I'M IN THERE.... New shiny bits on the way. A word of warning, if you find yourself muttering the four magic words, get help quickly, a responsible adult, hell even an irresponsible child, don't matter, just get
    6 points
  9. Gentlemen, let us not forget the human side.... Thank you.
    6 points
  10. Apologies for thread resurrection.... but I was reading this thread recently as have bought a new place with a much lower garage door than previous home... needed a quick fix before raising the roof. 90 on std 235s is about 203cm tall at highest point (middle tilt hoop) as discussed previously, 13’” Ifor Williams wheels do fit but need 30mm spacers to clear callipers. Once all on the roof height drops to about 188cm and so just cleared the 190cm. Hope this helps others in the future..
    6 points
  11. Some progress has been made on my Mahindra; I fabricated the steering box mount. The box I use is LHD P38 steering box. The shape of this box fitted inside the engine bay, so not visible from the outside. I started by welding the crush tubes directly to the chassis: Which was then boxed in with 5mm plate: I put a fold on the inside for extra strength: Box mounted, it is slightly angled backwards, this was done to avoid a clash with the track rod at full compression: : There is enough clearance for the diff going upwards: I have left the mou
    6 points
  12. A smart & restrained vehicle that will serve HRH very well on his last journey.
    6 points
  13. Some screen shots I grabbed. Moderators please deleted if I am in breach of copy right.
    6 points
  14. Oh come on - as if no-one has ever got an old Defender stuck in similar or worse situation???
    5 points
  15. Finally getting somewhere with the fuel issue. I stripped the wiring loom down to check for any faults within it as the problem was related to the engine being at running temperature. I found nothing in this area and re wrapped certain areas in fibreglassed wrap with metal cable ties and heat resistant cloth tape. Finding nothing I moved onto the next idea which was to install a clear fuel line from the last elbow of the fuel line to the rear of the hp fuel pump in the hope that I could see air being introduced to the fuel line, thus maybe finding an issue before the f
    5 points
  16. Birthday present off my good lady happy happy happy regards Stephen
    5 points
  17. A bit of an update. About a year after completing the bench tests, and one short try-out in another car, I've finally got 'round to fitting the all relays controller to my P38. After another 8 months or so of using it with the rebuilt engine but without low gear... Which meant the clutch already got a hard time with a heavy trailer on soft ground and especially when pulling a broken down L322 up on the trailer (much easier and faster than using the hand winch, with a smell of clutch instead of sweat). Yesterday my Range Rover was in the Shop to fit an EAS override, something I could do in
    5 points
  18. I think you have that the wrong way around. When I drove the new Defender offroad, it made everything look effortless. In fact, I didn't like it because it didn't need much driver input, so wasn't engaging or rewarding to drive. But it is a very easy way to make sure you get where you need or want to be. If I had put my P38 (without TC) or a standard RRC/D1/Def in the same position crossing the ditch, it would have been properly stuck. And even with TC it would have required a good amount of throttle to pull through, the new Defender just drove out at idle, no drama at all. There is some
    5 points
  19. It's not just deposits, often the whole cost of the vehicle is paid up front by bank transfer. I know that seems stupid but they usually come up with a very convincing story as to why it's better for them to have the car delivered to you by courier. They do it with everything from high end camera gear to earth movers, they are making a lot of money. Camper vans seem the most popular. If you are bored you can do some scambaiting and go as far as getting the bank details for the transfer. Once you've done that pass them on to the facebook group and they'll get the bank account frozen if the
    4 points
  20. Some further work. all the wood cut, cargo rails installed. Just need to stick and screw. (I am also going to make an insert for when the seats are folded forward.
    4 points
  21. Busy day today, but ready for the next stage. Thanks for the suggestion of a mini-digger, having spent all day digging today I can't begin to imagine how hard it would have been doing it by hand! Next is hardcore, Wacker plate, DPM, mesh, and concrete pour! Just for interest, I've also re-roofed using insulated warehouse roof sheets. What a great and simple roofing solution!
    4 points
  22. I did it because we are the most informative forum in existence, so it should be shared! Have a look here: https://www.facebook.com/Ässa-Offroadi-seiklused-102461024699138
    4 points
  23. I love Kinder Bueno's as well.
    4 points
  24. Started it 5 minutes ago after filling the coolant this afternoon. Suspension raised to full height and manged to reverse it about 6 inches. Couldn't reverse any further as it is on my trailer and the steering wheel is not fitted so should be able to reassemble the front end i.e. bumper and intercooler scoop before doing the airbags. Making good progress will soon be ready for painting.
    4 points
  25. I think here is the crux of the matter; I don't want to spend £60k, nor I am prepared to accept £60k car repair bills! Manufacturers love to sell £60k cars because the margin for them is much greater than on a cheaper vehicle. The economic margin between success and failure is much wider. That they can screw you on the repairs and servicing afterwards is icing on the cake! I am looking for a durable car, say 20-30 years, as I am a believer in "Reduce, reuse, recycle" and believe that consumerism is wasteful, ultimately a dead end for humanity. My 110 and 90 are currently the best f
    4 points
  26. I think the issue here has a lot to do with perception. People believe that LR are the most unreliable make of vehicle but in reality Audi and BMW are at the bottom of the list with Land Rover - all 3 of those produce high end complex vehicles that have more things on them to go wrong which takes us to your second point Is a D3/D4 really that bad to fix or is it just different skills compared to a 200tdi defender? Again I think it is a perception thing as most jobs could be done on a D3/D4 without a 2 post ramp and again the jobs are not that hard to do really. I did some EGRs and a wheel
    4 points
  27. It's not for me to tell you what to do with your new-found nightvision capabilities, but I'm just going to leave these here for... inspiration. + =
    4 points
  28. or the battery had no charge......DOH!!! Started off the key and died. Tried to restart wouldn't go. Left it a couple of minutes fired and ticked over nicely but now have an abundace of faults that I need to clear starting with the suspension and the gearbox. Suspect I need to change the gearbox ecu's and certainly the suspension one. But none of that matters because I have a running TDV8 which is as sweet as a nut and should have most parts available to sort the problems out.
    4 points
  29. A little more progress on the Ant. My old man has been painting the chassis so I have moved onto the repairs needed on the rear tipper frame. The bed was rusty and holed plus was hiding some other rot on the frame so I decided to cut it out, weld in new metal to the frame then fit ali chequer plate to the floor. This has meant some additional steel bracing to be added for strength but I think the overall weight will be less
    4 points
  30. When I put the vehicle back together I’d omitted to pay any attention to the wipers and wheel boxes. They got a bit of fresh grease and screwed back together. The wipers were sweeping all over the place and parked in various positions. They moved in the wind and reacted to bumpy roads........ The wheel boxes suffer in 2 ways. The gear wears out on the drive cable increasing the play. Also the spindle slowly corrodes itself to the housing. This ageing produces a nice brown grinding paste that speeds up the wear and tear. I ordered a pair of these. From www.designdevelopmenteng.co
    4 points
  31. Definitely no going back now pinion shaft when I started Using jig I made for central drilling of pinion shaft to keep myself square whilst cutting Cut off End bit just needs punching out of jig How short now after 45mm lopped off Jig back on for drilling ( old picture ) Drilled and tapped, looking nice and central Flange bolted back on Side view of it completed regards Stephen
    4 points
  32. Coincidentally, ..... theres this for peeps wanting an 8x8 fix
    4 points
  33. As always with deaths - I think the best thing to pull from them is the positives from the life..... and he had many of those. Endless embrace of the duty and a huge amount of charity and work for good causes, what seemed a brilliant marriage that lasted longer than many people live in totality. He also seemed to have lived the privileged life to the full. He basically appears to have played his hands as well as anyone could have. Oh and of course - he clearly had a sense of humour and a great taste in cars. With a Land Rover those last two are perhaps essential companions ?
    4 points
  34. It did look very nice and fitted the task and occasion perfectly. Symbolic of a legacy that will live on for many , many years. Steve
    4 points
  35. The same reason as most forums, to prevent blatant spam and trim up people who turn up with an attitude.
    4 points
  36. Got the heavy lifting gear in... sorry... the old man in and got it up on the trolley. Not used it yet, but the height seems spot on Bolted down with 4 random length M12 bolts I happened upon. Will sort some better ones that actually reach through the nyloc when it gets pulled off for coating at a later date
    3 points
  37. So we had a disaster on family car. Brake pipe burst (not a Landrover, but applicable to all cars) on back axle. My vacuum bleeder was elsewhere (read cant find the wretched thing, lost , borrowed, binned, who knows) so , being on my own , I came up with this set up. Take one cheap spray bottle some plastic see through pipe (nicked mine from fish tank) and Robert is a blood relative. Crack nipple, attach pipe to spray head and squeeze away. Its not quick, but the you are stuck on your own, its pretty effective ! Out of interest, the pipe that let rip was a plastic coated ste
    3 points
  38. It's a big chunk of cash so hadn't really 'announced' it as such. Just been lucky with overtime coupled with spending less in the last year to be able to have the cash to buy it. I did sit down and draw one of my own design (that said, they're all so similar) during first lockdown. But the chap who makes these buys the steel in such quantities it was close enough to just buy rather than build. It's also a pile of steel that wouldn't fit in the mini to get it home . I also went for the assembled option as it was surprisingly little on top (around £150) of the £1600 mark for the table, 2x 500mm
    3 points
  39. Neat! My Clarke bandsaw has the most crappy machine-mart sharp-edged wobbly base with no handles and is always in the bl**dy way of something, plus it's an awkward unbalanced lump, this looks far nicerer! Depends if it has special attachments for power tools and ratchet straps
    3 points
  40. Hi guys I Limo tinted my rear windows today 😀
    3 points
  41. Right that works, Bowie wins the beer. I'll cut the bolt heads off and turn them into studs. Nuts are 11mm AF and that ring-spanner goes in.
    3 points
  42. Slight tool interlude.... love my little air 90Deg die grinder.... perfect for cleaning stuff up. Will happily smooth stuff without being aggressive or you can put a coarser disc on and rip through mill scale. Perfect for cleaning up the threaded bosses for the scales. Big thanks to a mate at work for sorting them, bits of tube parted off to length in the lathe edges cleaned up and a tap run through them. The work on the rear tub along with some other future work, and a good month of OT meant I could do some man-maths and upgrade the TIG. 315A 3ph ACDC, pulse etc lots of thin
    3 points
  43. Dammit, that is one of the best all-round suppliers there is and very good sending overseas. Peter Lamb is really helpful - such a contrast to some of the arrogant "I don't have time to look at my emails" types that I've come across who seem to think they are doing a favour by taking your money! First Four will be very much missed.
    3 points
  44. The Telegraph did an article, (behind a paywall) and a bit of (mostly) silent video. I've lifted the text and the video. Door fit is a bit approximate. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/features/16-years-making-prince-philips-land-rover-hearse-bears-mark/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-rhr&onwardjourney=web-4335-morestories-second_control The old Land Rover Defender was not like other vehicles, but the 130 pick-up version, which carried the Duke of Edinburgh to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, is an even rarer form of bird.
    3 points
  45. That's handy as I appear to have unlimited amounts of carp in my garage
    3 points
  46. Back in the late 60's I had the only sports car in my life, a Lotus Elite Type 14 Super 95. It had a Coventry Climax high compression fire pump engine, twin SU carbs and from memory a compression ratio of 10.5:1, and at that time in UK you could get 100 octane virtually everywhere, and even 101 octane at some locations. Being single and then "rich" I used to buy the highest octane available. I don't recall any engine problems over the two or so years, 20,000+ miles, that I enjoyed it. I eventually sold it because of problems with the inboard rear brakes. As my daily driver I could not acc
    3 points
  47. Story here: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-04-15/prince-philip-the-story-behind-the-land-rover-hearse-the-duke-of-edinburgh-designed-to-carry-his-coffin-to-his-funeral?utm_source=NewsApp&utm_medium=SocialShare
    3 points


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