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  1. Surely there's nothing in there worth stealing, therefore locking it to the roof is a higher priority. Any padlock is going to work with your average thief, as the next one is easier..... If they want in they will regardless of what you do. Another think to note as we were told after a break-in. If there's no damage they only get 3 years for break and enter, criminal damage on the other hand is 5 years (and they know this). Hence my comment any padlock will work. Mike
    4 points
  2. Saw one in the flesh at the weekend, had a good look underneath as well. I'll say it all looks very interesting underneath with plenty of scope for additions etc. The chassis had an excellent looking finish on it, (although not quite on par with my 90s after it was rebuilt), but certainly better than most Defenders I've seen. The interior was nice, it reminded me a lot of the defender, switch gear looks good etc. Always think that BMW shifter looks a little out of place. Steering wheel seemed small. Seats were nice and it was quite comfy, not L322 levels, but it seemed familiar as a Defender owner. Not bad really.
    4 points
  3. How good does this look a view of below nothing under lowest point of diff Oh I am slightly biased on my opinion lol regards Stephen
    4 points
  4. I did a Tdi to Td5 conversion at the start of last year - very pleased with the result! My engine is running a thinned out discovery loom, but you can purchase looms to achieve the same result (likely a bit tidier than mine too!). I've fitted the Td5 in a non-standard location so that transfer box and props remained in the Tdi locations. Essentially the engine sits 2 inches further back than a standard Td5. Defender Td5 hoses can be made to work (small extension tubes in intercooler pipes). Doing this means you can retain the lt77 tunnel and seatbox (probably not relevant to you). I fitted the discovery's r380 using synchro gearboxes quadrant conversion. Tdi diesel tank can be retained, I'm running a sytec equivalent of a Bosch 044 pump with an inline pre-filter and inline filter after the pump, and fuel lines are high pressure fuel pipe. Retained the original dash and instruments, the ECU doesn't need a speed sensor (unless you want to fit cruise control), so Speedo cable can be retained. Overall I found it a pretty simple conversion (first engine swap I've ever done) and the resulting drive is a massive improvement.
    4 points
  5. No fuel shortage just dickheads.
    3 points
  6. Just to close this out I went for a Valeo heavy duty kit off ebay - LR trade parts uk. I looked at the LOF stuff and for the price difference I can't say I was all that convinced to be honest. especially as I have a VNT turbo and according to LOF it would need to be an additional spec'd clutch. I appreciate they've maybe done some power - friction calcs and worked some stuff out, but I guess I'm a pretty conservative driver when it comes to my truck so I'm pretty happy standard stuff will still work for me jus now.
    3 points
  7. My kit was a second hand not finished in the factory affair. Basically the factory started building a demonstrator when they were down at Shoreham. For various reasons the factory moved back up north. The half built demonstrator was bought by a landy specialist in Stafford. He never got round to building it and sold it to me. I didn't want a crew cab so converted it. I'm no stranger to kit cars so I changed bits I didn't like. A kit bought from the factory comes as a complete body chassis, fibreglass panels and glass. You basically need a donor 90/110 some carpet, headlining, paint, lights and sundries. They can build to suit your donor/engine choice. If you can do a rebuild you can build an ibex. your more than welcome to pm me for my phone number to chat. Mike
    3 points
  8. I think you might be taking it all too seriously The impossible physics used to wind me up - but now just makes me wonder how they did it. Sometimes it's CG - but often it's some kind of crazy rig. Now, instead of getting wound up by the unlikely physics, I marvel at the engineering which has gone in to making something behave the way it did, in a controled & safe way. It has allowed me to enjoy the films on a whole new level. This is my favorite example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRgq12XOhjc The "Two Guys" Chris Corbould refers to are Dick & Lou - who are just amazing! When I saw the film - I wrote it off as CG - but then I was amazed to find that it was "real" (even if cheated a bit).
    3 points
  9. Its arrived, will try and get it fitted on Saturday 😃
    3 points
  10. ^This. When fitting the LT77 to my rover saloon, the engine and box slid together beautifully first time, I was amazed. Then I remembered I hadn't torqued the bolts that hold the bellhousing to the main body of the gearbox! Took it apart, torqued, but would it go back together again? Would it ever! Much, much huffing puffing and swearing later engine and box were finally a single unit again. Annoyed was not the word...
    3 points
  11. Switch off from it tonight if you can, it's only nuts and bolts...... Problem being when nowt's going right, it effects everything and frustration is not a clear head. Sometimes you have to walk away, when your heads in a better place you can look at it with new eyes, 9 times out of 10 it will be something simple Been there myself on occasions to numerous to list regards Stephen
    3 points
  12. New to me delivery this morning an old Victoria dividing head very primitive so should suit me nicely once it's had a wee bit of a clean up regards Stephen
    3 points
  13. As I said earlier it's the little touches regards Stephen
    3 points
  14. ...it's the sound of the pitch fork tines being sharpened that is most chilling Steve
    3 points
  15. Yep. The UK, and probably other nations, need those mini-nuke generators like those proposed by RR, and they’re needed in a hurry. It is incredible how stupid most European politicians and bureaucrats (that includes the UK) have been in their policies over national energy resources, as well as other critical industries, with none self-reliant or having basic resilience to disruption.
    3 points
  16. Finally bit the bullet and started building my hydraulic press. If nothing else, it should test my welds!
    3 points
  17. All I know is people eat a hell of a lot of pizza and can’t clean their own pools….
    2 points
  18. Naaa, you'd hate it - playing with cool toys & blowing stuff up - it's terrible
    2 points
  19. Ah, but quite is like being second no bloody use at all lol regards Stephen
    2 points
  20. Have a look at what Joe did fitted his 88, on the swb V8 thread. Not bad.
    2 points
  21. I'd agree, I've not been impressed with any of the of the shelf systems I've seen, and am quite tempted to make my own next time.
    2 points
  22. I’d have thought there must be a lot of fab/speed shops that could easily make one for you locally. Probably healer than shipping one tbh.
    2 points
  23. Keep the faith, you'll get there!
    2 points
  24. Yes, and I wouldn't buy one of those new either.
    2 points
  25. Do you now! I'll give you as much as I can. When the film is released, I'll spill the beans. I suspect though, when you see it, you'll say "Ah - that's what he was talking about!"
    2 points
  26. This shows you both options https://goreproducts.com/products/td5-coolant-housing (looks like a nicely made product but expensive!)
    2 points
  27. @simonr we demand as many updates/details as you are able to give - even if they have to be vague and mysterious it's super entertaining from an engineering perspective!
    2 points
  28. That's looking fantastic
    2 points
  29. BTW, those blocks are clearly your brake line clips, judging by your other creations.
    2 points
  30. God damn, he was in a good mood regards Stephen
    2 points
  31. Looks like a g wagon crashed into an SJ. Mike
    2 points
  32. I see two factors at play: 1/. Bending moment applied to axle between wheels and spring - I would put the springs as far out board as possible to reduce the size of the bending moment. Then make the car as light as possible. 2/, Momentum of the diff tending to want to bend the axle on impact. Decent tyre side wall size, tyre pressure not too high, lightest diff you can get away with for application, stiff axle tube. adrian
    2 points
  33. But inland beware of the dreaded Murph, rarely seen, but it's harrowing call can be heard on these pages........... sorry Mo couldn't resist regards Stephen
    2 points
  34. thats an evo axle from blackbird, i had tagged you onto there post of FB as its easier than trying to crosspost to here reason i ask about the suspension is with the d2 axles once you have removed the standard spring platforms, you can truss right to the cast knuckle, much like you can with patrol axles (which are another option as they would be likely strong enough internals wise, once they have been trussed)
    2 points
  35. Remember these started working on them All stainless so no worry about corrosion, will go well with braided lines when I get them regards Stephen
    1 point
  36. Had Ohlins on my bike brilliant shocks regards Stephen
    1 point
  37. A fairly clever idea I saw, to protect a RTT was a single cable (steel rope kind of thing) which passed through a loop attached to the roof of the LR and attached (somehow) to the underside of the tent, in the middle. The cable was sufficiently taught that even if you cut the support posts off the gutter, you would still need to reach in to the middle to cut the rope. That requires a very tall person with arms the length a Gorillas to reach. I agree with Dave about combination locks. It's not hard to 'pick' them - but it takes time. They are less suceptable to most of the attacks likely on a key lock (Freezing, bumping, drilling etc). Of course you can cut the hasp easily in most cases. Shrouded hasps are much harder - as there's nowhere to get bolt cutters near and even access with a battery disc cutter is hard. In practice though, a couple of cheap padlocks plus a second layer to make it take longer to steal is probably better than just an expensive padlock. Si
    1 point
  38. Yipee hopefully my Roamerdrive should be here today 😃
    1 point
  39. I did make my own. Without a lift. Think about what you like it to do. Buy some tube, and some bend's. A muffler or two. And start
    1 point
  40. That's an entirely reasonable decision, no harm in just spending the money to just get it done and move on. I don't think you have - a problem like this is never what you plan for and always causes a degree of disruption and delay / protracted fault-finding to rule out everything "less worse" first... certainly feel your frustration with this project and understand it, trying to make something as perfect as your 90 is going to be means you'll always be fighting with niggly frustrating stuff that other folks would bodge up or ignore as "good enough". Just look at that NZ chappy on Youtube who had the bent or bodged tub and re-did the tub/chassis several times over including cutting the freshly rebuilt back of his chassis off at least once - when you're trying to do stuff right you hit stuff like that and the only answer is the painful one. Hell my 109 rebuild at HOFS began with throwing the fruits of the first rebuild in the skip and starting over, that was a painful moment - but it was right.
    1 point
  41. I think you have made a wise decision; this engine is going to be superb when you finish it, Cheers Charlie
    1 point
  42. I would really struggle with an unreliable vehicle. Can't be dealing with that.
    1 point
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  44. I think it is really a matter of getting what you pay for, avoid anything sub-£80 a shock (this means they probably cost £20 to make, which can never be good), but OME, Koni, Bilstein, Monroe, Fox all have good offerings. Personally I see little point in twin shocks, twice as complex and can create packaging issues.
    1 point
  45. Cheap, in my experience, they just cost a bit more because he imports them from the US. With the weight of your axles, even trimmed, I would be looking at something more substantial.
    1 point
  46. Thanks John, A lot of heavy armoured cars are built on F450 or F550 running gear. This one was built on an F550 chassis, made by Delta in Tbilisi, Georgia. The axles were massive - but would probably weigh more than the rest of the car. I think you're right - ill try the initial testing at least with D2 axles (which coincidentally have the same stud pattern as the car it's meant to be!). As you say, we can swap them out easily - and the crew certainly are motivated! The Director shouting at you tends to do that! Thanks everyone for your help. Project starts in ernest today - you've given me a lot of options / fallbacks if something doesn't work! Si
    1 point
  47. There's a new British-built range-extending EV pick up on the way, apparently in 2022, which will put it in direct competition with 'Projekt Grenadier'.... 4000 mile range (yes, really) and looks tough as new boots: Some further reading: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/exclusive-fering-pioneer-range-extender-4x4-exploration-focus https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/fering-pioneer-is-a-4000-mile-capable-off-roader/44691 https://pickupand4x4.co.uk/fering-pioneer-is-an-extreme-electric-pickup-thatll-run-for-4000-miles/ First thoughts: - Why did car makers abandon fabric door panels after the Austin 7? - IFS/IRS? - 4000 mile range, really? - Bowler version? (needs V8 obvs...) Discuss!
    1 point
  48. It is a variable reluctance sensor -they use both wires.
    1 point
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