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Steve King last won the day on August 16 2015

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    Near ye village of Tardebigge!

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    Fishing, camping, cooking and messing around with Land rovers

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  1. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Ineos in the flesh. Hopefully it will be more like what we know. Defender to be than LRs replacement! Whether or not the project is commercially viable is a different matter, and sadly I am pessimistic.
  2. Meanwhile in Wales... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49733291
  3. I read through various legislation and got a headache! i need to transport a partly restored car from Wellington (Somerset, not Shropshire!) to home (Worcs) - it is MOT exempt, but not yet roadworthy! Unless I'm mistaken I am going to have to hire a suitable trailer.
  4. I thought A Frames were only legal to recover a broken down vehicle, not to transport a vehicle.
  5. I've owned very few vehicles compared to most people! Previously I have owned: 1972 Austin 1300 GT Bedford Midi Van (can't remember the age - I've tried to forget this as it was the most unreliable vehicle ever!!) 1996 Defender 300TDI 2006 Ford Fiesta l currently have: 2002 Defender TD5 2012 Ford Fiesta 1968 Riley Kestrel mk1 (currently being restored)
  6. My 2002 TD5 110 Defender has just developed a small weep from the radiator core. I'm going to replace the radiator soon, but I'm amazed at the price difference between suppliers! Is this too cheap? Has anyone tried one of these?
  7. If you can't find a supplier of a connector to fit, then fit a pair of new connectors!!
  8. Try taking the dash apart and look for the connector that plugs into the panel. Check that the connector is fully pushed home and whilst it is apart check the earth connections. Also check the brake light earths.
  9. Clutch master cylinder is useless! It went bang after about 60 miles leaving me stranded in one way system and my lower hlaf was liberally covered with hydraulic fluid!!
  10. These are slim and very bright: https://www.wish.com/product/550bdab43fca100d871162bd
  11. Not that many around now. It was last driven about 30 years ago by me, when a mate who couldn't drive due to MS bought it to restore it. I ended up chipping in on the purchase price and initial restoration costs. Since then things slowed down to Dave moving to Somerset and me moving to Worcestershire, and then sadly Dave's MS returning big time and leaving him totally incapacitated and unable to speak. Some progress has been made and now the Riley is nearly a rolling but non running shell with some interior trim fitted. Sadly Dave passed away late November. Hopefully I'll be able to complete work on it in a few months and bring it home (just need to persuade SWMBO!) It is a good little example of BMC badge engineering at it best!
  12. A Defender garden ornament from my stepson and an IAM course from my wife., Oh, and it appears that I have inherited a MK1 Riley Kestrel (1100 - ADO16)!
  13. After messing about for a few weekends, I replaced the lock assembly and now the door latches and opens really easily.
  14. Land Rover replacement pads are hideously expensive - try Exmoor Trim. Don' t think they sell part sets though, probably still cheaer though!
  15. Partial success! I got bogged down with various other tasks and wasn't able to spend much time on the Defender. However, Eightpot's suggestion of a thin bladed screwdriver worked and the door popped open with the second prod! Owing to fading light, I have locked it again! I will try to spend next Saturday having a good look at the linkeages with the door card off. I suspect from the feel of the locking button that something is out of line or bent.
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