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Peaklander

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    Previous 1975 88" re-build on galv. Completed and sold :-(

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  1. Ok understand now thanks. I should have looked at the ROW spec. The later axles just bolt-up then but with a longer prop. Are the TD5 and Tdci all the same so it doesn’t matter the exact age?
  2. Hope you don't mind a numpty question @BogMonster, I have a 110 TDi and it has a Salisbury rear axle. Reading this interesting thread and following through to investigate further, I see that the Ashcroft ATB isn't available for this type of axle. Have you changed yours or was it always something different (Rover)? For Salisbury axles is the only way, to go for a different brand of ATB and pay the additional money?
  3. Oh an 01367 tele. code. that brings back memories! I'll read your progress with interest. It's one of those 'possible changes' on my list. I follow the M57 group on fb and it's very busy. There's a lot of people with plenty of experience and options there. Good luck!
  4. Whoop! Don't know which side of Manchester you are in but if its "this" side please come out for a drive and say hello.
  5. Yes this, and the story of RG in the early 90s (and a little earlier) is that they had a major tie with Honda Motors who owned 10% of Rover Group and RG owned 10% of Honda UK Manufacturing. There had been design collaboration (Triumph Acclaim, Rover 200) and Longbridge made the Honda Concerto, fitting HUM engines to it as well as the 1.6 to the R200 and their own 1.4. Cowley also joined in with the larger Honda engine going in the Rover 800. The point is that a whole load of learning was underway when, in 1994 the ‘golden share’ that the government had in British Aerospace, owner of the rest of RG, ‘ceased’ and thus RG was allowed to be sold. That’s when BMW bought it. Things might have turned out differently if Honda has been successful in buying a larger share. They didn’t want to be seen to be taking over the whole company and tried to increase their stake substantially. This didn’t happen as BMW bought the lot and so the sharing by Honda of design, operating methods etc quickly ceased. What this different path might have meant for Land Rover is unknown but it wouldn’t have been bad.
  6. The hole for a sink that I saw being cut was done only with the plunge saw. There was no need for any holes in the corners. The plunge was done away from them and with the saw right down, the cut was made right into the corner. I’d only bought a circular saw a few weeks before seeing this plunge saw in use. ☹️
  7. Isn’t the idea with a plunge saw that the guide / track doesn’t need to be clamped? Somehow the saw action pushes it down onto the workpiece and it’s stickiness holds it there. I watched a joiner cut a worktop and I’m sure that was the advantage. If so, I’d swap my corded circular saw any day!
  8. I beg to differ. 😁 I drive a 110 Defender and there are plenty of waves in both directions. I’ve even seen waves from the other side of a motorway, admittedly mainly when abroad. Waving is between Series, 90/110 and Defenders. The only non wavers tend to be working vehicles; there are plenty of those in my area. Long may it continue.
  9. I lifted my 110 but didn't do any bulkhead work. That was left until later (which made it harder). If you are going to work on the footwells with the body lifted off the chassis then it might become a little flimsy. Perhaps by tying the wings together you can retain some rigidity but once you cut up the side of the door pillars and remove the bulkhead metal, it might be a problem. I guess it depends just how much footwell work is needed. If I had the space and were to consider another, similar project (chassis and bulkhead repairs), I would disassemble it I think.
  10. Thread revival! Can anyone tell me the difference in the thickness of the two Superpro bushes referred to in this thread. One is this one SPF1879K for aftermarket shocks I think and the other is this one SPF0075K which is what I have bought and found to be too thick for my Monroe shock absorbers, as the pins are too short. Of course I found this thread after I discovered the problem! I am still working through vehicle issues improvements and the lower mounts at the front are too loose, hence trying to sort with something a bit more substantial. The bushes on there are the ones that came with the Monroe units in 2015 but the rubber is very soft and incomparable to the Superpro. TIA Tim
  11. I can't quite tell from the drawing but it looks as though you have the roof gables extended a little away from the gable-end walls. I like this, especially over a doorway. It's surprising how much extra shelter it provides (as long as the rain isn't driving towards the gable). I have this on my house and garage, extending a good 300mm. You do therefore have a soffit to fit and maintain but I think it look better and as I said, weatherwise it works too.
  12. 😀 mine didn’t recognise lightly! It really needed some force with a hi lift. I almost gave up.
  13. I went for Richards in late 2017 because at that moment Marsland stopped supplying direct and began to go through Britpart. All the outlets have to buy through them too. The prices jumped. It’s true that their Defender chassis are supplied by GKN. They used to make Series chassis on site and I bought mine from them, driving to pick it up as they are very local. That stopped a good while ago. The Richards chassis (300Tdi on 110) was fine except that I had a @&£&) of a job getting the crossmember in. I mean it was nearly impossible.
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