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  1. It's illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving, but you can stare at a 10" screen in the middle of the dash when you want to change from Slayer's Reign in Blood to Kenny Roger's Greatest Hits on Spotify whilst deciding whether your DRL's should match the current cloud cover outside and be a little brighter. Touchscreens are for supermarket checkouts and ipads
    5 points
  2. Cardboard box fort kit?
    5 points
  3. Done: I have a full set of 4 "genuine" Bosch nozzles on order from ebay at £115 for the lot and also 1 nozzle at £71.22 guaranteed to be directly from Bosch via Eurocar parts. I am now just waiting for them to arrive. I will very closely inspect them under a magnifying glass, take detailed photos and post the findings on here for us all to see and discuss. I think its going to be very binary, either the ebay nozzles are fake and I have wasted £115 or maybe they are the real deal as brand new old stock and available at an absolute bargain? This is real lock down excitement.
    5 points
  4. Massively impressed with your persistence and achievements with this construction process, you should be very happy with yourself, pat on the back.
    5 points
  5. Been a seriously long time since my lightweight has had / seen these regards Stephen
    4 points
  6. Sometimes - but usually we have a workshop close enough to the action. SFX is split into two bits - Workshop & Floor. Floor is intended to run things on the studio (or location) floor while workshop build them. There's a fair cross-over between the two. Floor have a 'Unit Truck' which is equipped with limited workshop facilities - welding, cutting, drilling so they can 'MacGyver' (If you're Floor & reading this, pretend I said 'Improvise' 😉) solutions to problems that occur and need instant fixes. Anything major comes back to the workshop crew, although the fix might take pla
    4 points
  7. I have 6 teensy cameras and one chunky reversing camera to give pretty reasonable situational awareness outside the vehicle. What I'd really like to do is figure out how to stitch the images together such that I can look outside with VR Goggles. There's bound to be software for it somewhere! The old van had one window for which I made an insulated (foam board) insert to block it off. It still leaked a load of heat though and I only used it once with it unblocked. I put the window in, because Sarah wanted a window. This time round, she can look out of the 'Window' that looks remarkabl
    4 points
  8. Ah, I have fond memories of accidentally pressing that switch and then posting up a thread about how my gauges wouldn't light up. Not embarrassing at all.
    4 points
  9. With the Landreizger relays and decent quality bulbs (not +whatever% ones that don’t last but just good quality standard H4s) in the standard lamp housings I’ve found the headlights more than up to the job. They're as good as the LED lights on the new 110 in terms of light projection, though the latter have a slightly crisper cutoff on dipped beam and the dipped pattern stays lit when on main beam which is useful. I have seen and been less than impressed with the 7” LED Chinese ebay specials that have almost certainly fraudulent e-markings. The proper and much more expensive branded
    4 points
  10. I was meaning once you get into needing planning consent what might have been a very cheap, hassle free job can rapidly escalate. Getting planning consent isn't a major cost considered as part of a major extension - it hurts if you're only doing a very small job.
    3 points
  11. I'm pretty impressed with Axminster tools. I have one of their trade pillar drills - and it's great! 10x better than most shady Chinese ones. We have one the same at work which gets a hard life - and survives. I had a look at their CNC Lathe & Mill. Although they are badged Chinese machines, they have done some quality control & modification as far as I could see. I also looked at an un-badged version and the general fit & finish was nowhere near as good. It appears Axminster are actually providing a value added service rather than just shifting boxes.
    3 points
  12. All drawer runners have some flex in that plane. My suggestion would be to mount another runner perpendicular to the first (under the table?) as they tend to be less flexible in the other plane. So the two runners form an L shape looking from the end. I've used essentially this approach on a large door which had to slide out of a wall (star-trek style). I used a pair of runners arranged in a V for exactly this reason. These, in fact!
    3 points
  13. Took it for MOT this morning It Passed CO 0.4% HC 32ppm A world away from where it was before rebuild (high CO and 1500ppm HC). Of course being a Land Rover it wouldn't let me off that easily so it started leaking from the heater O rings on the way back! I knew it had a slight leak sometime time in the past because of staining on the carpet, but it's leaking properly now. So that's the next job, not too bad as I had to get to the heater anyway to change a faulty blend motor. Wonder what it will be after that... Thanks again Mike
    3 points
  14. Costs nothing to look, make sure it's not leaking oil out of seals and ask for a test bend to ensure its not leaking under pressure, have a quick check of formers and pins if there is any nicks or deformities these will transfer to your work piece, obviously you can clean them up but it's a bargaining point for a price reduction good luck regards Stephen
    2 points
  15. Maybe you should use that for the motivation to get it finished, loads of workshop space lol regards Stephen
    2 points
  16. There is Always CGI / VFX! Even on Mad Max! Sometimes it's just removing cables & rigging from shots - and sometimes they are the shot! The reason Directors like it, is because it gives them a few months more to think about the content, rather than having to make a final decision on the day. I think, sometimes it's not the CGI that is the problem. The CGI is trying to fix the lack of decision on the day. There are some excellent bits of CGI that really makes me wonder if it was CGI (even when I know it was). Unfortunately, the flip side of that is that when an incredible pra
    2 points
  17. Nevertheless, if I could get that level of economy, even on motorway cruising, in my 1990 Range Rover 3.9 I would be delighted.
    2 points
  18. First technically challenging job completed ! Before After Regards Stephen
    2 points
  19. The £115 injector set of nozzles from ebay arrived today (great delivery service). First impressions are good. They look genuine to me: provided in bosch plastic sealed tubes, 4 new copper washers, the markings on the nozzle are embossed not just printed, the needles are machined to a fine point. Just got to wait for the expensive one from Eurocar parts later in the week for comparison, but these ebay ones seem real to me. This feels like a weird version of antiques road show.
    2 points
  20. How about contactless then... Alexa, flaps down - Sorry, I didn’t understand that. 😉😉
    2 points
  21. That's what I love about Harry's video's. Be it a car review, talking about the farm, going into the facts and figures of his collection or facts and figures about ICE vs electric its always a balanced look at everything. None of the all too often youtuber rubbish where they're worried about saying the wrong thing and not getting another car, or they're reviewing something they know nothing about. Same reason why I like listening to people like Andrew Frankel, Clarkson et-al, not some youtube yuppy who's reviewing the latest supercar with no background knowledge.
    2 points
  22. I did some driving work on the film 'Charlotte Gray' in Lochaber and was tasked with collecting the WesCam crew from Inverness airport and taking them to the helipad so they could kit out the camera on the local helicopter they'd chartered, then drive them down to Fort William. The two camera guys were really pushed for time and seemed to be struggling so when one got frustrated over not being able to reach tools I offered to help and was told to go away as it was "specialised work" (!) but I persisted and said look I know a metric socket when I see one yada yada yada and soon we were all in i
    2 points
  23. The top arm assembly looks like a less-awful version of my Machine Mart one, there's definitely a range of quality out there even on machines that all look alike or are notionally made from the same patterns. There's an Axminster 2 minutes from me, it's murder!
    2 points
  24. I've decided I like this saw, well you never know when you buy without looking and Axminster shop is a bloody long way from me. It feels robust and it is very heavy. For anyone that's interested I'm already looking at a few modifications to make it better / easier to live with first one being change Phillip's screw on guard to a plastic wheel type fixing so that when I need to change speed I dont have to go looking for a screwdriver There is a handy storage section under the saw with a lockable access door the only problem being that that the slot for cutting angle adjustment is ab
    2 points
  25. this is the result and it works much better, it doesn’t eliminate the wobble as they’re still cheapish sliders but it’s certainly an acceptable result now to work on a final build of it thank you all for your input
    2 points
  26. You is a clever bugger, i'm always marvelled at what you come up with top job
    2 points
  27. Hi all! I have been working on the Td5 diagnostic system, till I managed to make a program to perform the diagnostic tasks which usually are made using a Nanocom with a 15€ USB-KKL adaptor and a laptop. Still there are things that don't work, but I hope that I'll be able to finish it. Here is the python project source: https://github.com/EA2EGA/Ekaitza_Itzali and he Spanish LR forum original topic: http://www.clublandrovertt.org/index.php?topic=88596.0 I also made a compiled .exe verison for Windows: http://www.mediafire.com/file/c251wzxx2dvfzma/main_menu.zip You need
    2 points
  28. Hi there I suppose this thread is no longer active, but I saw the mention of "strange rover" and, well, thats the name of the racer my dad drove back in the day. I have some photos of the racer, although I don't know how to attach them here. says its by Alvin Smith on the front. dunno if it's the same one though.
    2 points
  29. In addition to the great advice above I'd just say if it's had any treatment on before, then the paint stripping discs work well for old paint and treatments. Sometimes the wire wheels smear old undercoat and dried on grease around instead of removing it. On straight sections of the chassis rail, solvent or heat and a scraper are sometimes quicker. I also found coating the chassis in degreaser first and thouroughly pressure washing underneath took quite a lot off and made it a lot more bearable and easier to see when it came to grinding. Most of my chassis stripping was done with abrasives but
    2 points
  30. Reminds me of this company https://earthroamer.com/ Over the top but you have to love a big F Series Ford
    2 points
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  32. Series did it decades ago with the interior light / instrument illumination switch... how people forget!
    2 points
  33. Looks like the bed must be up high extending above the cab?
    2 points
  34. Yeah I don't think I'd fancy taking it green laning or on a quarry play day (🤔 mm actually I would, but not if there was a bill for the results 🙂) but it at least looks like you could fill it with fuel, water & beer to last a month then hammer it through the sand and gravel plains of Oz, Namibia or Morocco bouncing off the odd wadi without stressing it - where the stretched Defender limo looks like it would split a bit in various places and go slightly banana shaped before beaching itself on a slight hummock or sit with it's wheels spinning after reversing onto a very slightly raised verge
    2 points
  35. Could it though? It weighs many many tonnes, it's huge, and if you get it even a little bit stuck who's going to give you a tow? There was a chap at one of the Ladogas with a 4x4 MAN drawbar rig - camper on the truck, race car/workshop in the trailer - it sunk a wheel trying to get into one of the campsites and caused a lot of amusement, given that there were other teams with bone stock Ford Transit campers who were happily camped and already on the vodka watching it unfold. I'm sure it's appropriate for the military who need to get around off the beaten track, but they travel in gro
    2 points
  36. I fitted a similar system to the neightbours workshop/garage build i did last year, but they were horizontal openers as the entrance was over 4 metres. They're more suited to applications that allow space down one side for the door to move ( about 400mm is requried ) and of course the length needs to be more than the width of the door! Size wise, probably the same price as it came in at £3500+VAT supplied( port holes were £120 each! ) we fitted them in a day and a half
    2 points
  37. No I don't want to sell it, you can have it lol pm me your address and I'll put it in the post tomorrow as going to work now regards Stephen
    2 points
  38. Forgive me fot my age lol Yes it should be MoT
    2 points
  39. So completed this section of the build apart from tig welding first cut out vent sections Then shaped ends Folded long sides which was more difficult than I imagined due to flex in 5"channel Cut some angle iron for my gabro folder And then folded end sections up Them mocked up with vent flaps Obviously loads more to do but feeling pretty chuffed regards Stephen
    2 points
  40. I really needed to get out and have a bit of a break. So took the OneTen out for a spin. Found a place for the lunch break.. Met with a group of German / Russian occupied LR's who saw me parked in the shades and asked if they could join me for lunch.. Of course they could and this "lunch meet" ran into the afternoon as we enjoyed the P&Q, talked about life in general and had a good time. Based in Germany, they usually go into RU to visit friends & family but not now. So they made do with a "round the Alps Tour" but found the driving not as much fun as they'd
    2 points
  41. Still hidden under the mezzanine in the body prep shop.
    1 point
  42. Sounds similar to the Airtop in my series. I’m seriously thinking of putting one in my 90 too now. The heater in my 90 is actually really good - but it gets cold quickly when the engine isn’t running and it’s slow to warm up.
    1 point
  43. Friends used to race them and in their day they were the thing to have until new ideas came along. Rear engined racers (not just these) are interesting to race as over jumps the rear wants to over take the front on landing which led to some horrific crashes on faster courses. Aliquat is in this old video from my era plus a couple of StrangeRover2. Aliquat was a victim of its own making unfortunately as the Ali part of the name relates to its Aluminium space frame and roll cage which were banned in competition shortly afterwards IIRC. The on one the link has the photos of the ali
    1 point
  44. Damn your good !! Not regards Stephen
    1 point
  45. Seee your point, but both Bowie and I live on the huge flat areas of Sedgemoor and The Avalon Vale. They are frost pockets. Our frost will be 3-4 degrees harsher than the rest of wessex. Back in 2010 we had minus 16 on three of four occasions. Although it douse warm up slightly quicker
    1 point
  46. That's why I recomend ad wire up, that the dip element is kept on all the time with an H4 halogen
    1 point
  47. Have to love a Perentie, never realised how ugly the windscreens were before, though.
    1 point
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  49. That might have been one of mine! It was sliding on 'Oilon' (Oil filled Nylon) blocks which worked well on a factory floor. Stunts were not convinced they could get up enough speed to make it drift in such a confined space. That's typically where SFX get involved, to give a little, hidden, helping hand. It was made to bolt on - so it didn't have to be permanently fitted to the truck.
    1 point


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