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Anderzander

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    Defender wheel tracking

    I agree with the above. it sounds like your are checking if the string touches both sides of the tyre evenly with the string straight - and have a rear wheel (albeit measured from the tyre) that doesn’t seem to sit square to the others... I’d measure the distances between inside of the wheel rims as close to inline with the axle centres as you can. It could all be dodgy tyres.
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    I’m going for the Series 2 type with the integrated pump. I think it’s less posh and fragile than the glass ones - but period enough looking to fit in with rest of it.
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    The list of stuff to buy is certainly getting very small... the hood will be here next week, I’ve ordered some stable matting for the back, some rubber stops for the doors that fit in the wings, a bracket and switch for the washer bottle, so just some front indicators and the washer bottle left from a very long list indeed I think ..... 😊
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    My talking scales said ‘One person at a time’... only kidding 😊
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    Not as much as I need to 😊
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    Everybody I knew had it (including me) - it was pretty rubbish ... gone now though 😊
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    So winter viruses have gone ! And at the start of the week I made a list of what I thought was left to do.... What I missed was the washer bottle and door buffers.... The LED inserts have gone in and work brilliantly - I tried to take a picture with them lit up, but it didn’t work... here’s the insides though. The top half flashes red for indicators, the bottom half does the rear lights, both increase brightness for brake lights (if I’ve remembered it right) and a downward facing set light the number plate and rear badge. The heater is going to be tight under the passenger seat - but fits and makes the pipe work for it pretty simple. The seats are in 😊 The heated seat switches will go on the outside corner of the seat box, they should be easy to operate and small enough that they won’t be getting bashed and switched by accident. I’d forgotten that my 80” came without the standard tank guard. So a galv one of those came an Sunday was painted and fitted ... The oil blanking plate I’d fitted on the filter housing was leaking, so that’s been fixed - and the tappers have been done with new collets fitted. The wipers and indicator switch are fitted and wired up. And if anyone remembers, we’d altered the gearbox tunnel shape on the bulkhead to make a bit more space for the engine and starter motor. Here the front face has been cut and lifted to retain the original fold. And so this is sort of how we are looking.... more to follow shortly hopefully. getting there !
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Good decision 😊 any pictures?
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    Forum Get Together

    Can we have a forum get together, in say Wales, this year?
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Are they genuine fasteners? There doesn’t look much grip to be had there?
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    Road Tax

    Our road tax keeps creeping up 😞 my Td5 was £285 in 2015, £290 in 2016, £295 in 2017, and now will be £305 in 2018. Its getting ridiculous.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    That’s one big back window !! Exciting stuff. We are probably at similar points in our builds - I’ve the front end on, but the interior isn’t there and I’m just about to order a hood.
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    Road Tax

    3 months 😱
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    Road Tax

    Stop spoiling my cathartic whinge ! And anyway its not £20 - it’s £20 a year on top of £315 multiplied by how ever many years they stick with that increase.
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    Ashcroft ATB on road

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    Road Tax

    The only flaw with that is that my wages (and many other folk’s) haven’t tracked inflation.
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    Road Tax

    2001..
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    Road Tax

    £315 this year... I’m starting to think of the viability of keeping it long term ... Whilst recognising we remain fortunate in comparison to some of our European cousins ... I’ll be dead before it qualifies for the rolling 40 year exemption, and with the series getting closer, I’m starting to think I don’t want to be carrying these costs into my retirement... You can see why people VIn swap them 😕
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    The finish is fabulous isn’t it. What springs are you running? I do t remember reading that - bu5 I’m curious because it seems to be sitting very high. Are you over a 2” lift?
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    Alternator Belt

    That’s a big belt! 😊 Great news it sorted ✅
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Looks nearly done !
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    Online buying Advice

    Folks, can I call upon a bit of sage wisdom? I bought £68 of stuff from www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com and it never came - I rang up and they hadn't put tracking or insurance on it - but said they’d send it again. I offered to pay to have tracking - but they ignored that and send it 1st class on Wednesday and it's still not here ... I can’t doubt he’s sending it - after the good comments on another forum. My post is arriving as normal - Just today two Jiffy bags have arrived - one has quite expensive parts in it from Dunsfold - and it’s arrived safely. For a moment I thought they were the boards arriving 😕 Even if he’d missed the last post on Wednesday it should have arrived on Friday - and now it’s not here on Saturday. My confidence is low. I don’t know what to do now- it seems it’s lost or stolen in the post again and we are in the position where he has lost cost price plus post twice - and I have still paid purchase price plus post and still haven’t received what I paid for. Frustratingly my 80 is almost finished and now that package from Dunsfold is here - about the only thing I need to buy are these bits. I think the Legislation says he’s responsible until I’ve received it - and I paid with PayPal, so could put in a claim in - but I’m still not ending up with the parts and he’s the only one who makes them. I don’t know what to do ☹️
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    Online buying Advice

    Brilliant ! 😂
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    Online buying Advice

    Let there be light ! 😀 Its here Thanks for the support everyone. I was losing perspective - but all is well in the end.
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