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  1. ianmayco68

    Fitting a servo to assist Clutch - help please

    I’ve got a red booster kit , it’s expensive but I think it’s good . The pedal is very light but I had a return spring in with my kit ( I’ve got a 200tdi 110 ) which I will fit to see if it makes it any better , makes the clutch feel like a modern car . But that was my 1st project, so knowing what I know now and that the info is out there to do it diy , and it will work , I’d probably look into that before a red booster again .
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    Vac pump cam wear 300Tdi

    Does everyone think that going to an electric vacuum pump is a good idea? The reason I’m asking is I’ll be rebuilding the 300tdi engine on my project soon so I will be refurbish or replacing the one that was on there anyway. cheers Ian
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    Garage lighting

    Are those IAE horse stalls you’ve got there Richard?
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    custom dash project

    Yes I saw it some time ago , someone was asking about it in another thread looks really neat .
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    custom dash project

    Cheers lo-fi , your help would be much appreciated if I go that way , was looking at something along these lines https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DISCOVERY-1-300-TDI-V8-1994-98-HEATER-FAN-BLOWER-BLEND-MOTOR-RELAYS/232918442861?hash=item363b05636d:g:LxAAAOSwDjFbkVjO cheers Ian
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    custom dash project

    Cheers all , you’ll have to be gentle with me when it comes to electronics I don’t have a clue , but I’m always willing to learn . Found these two on eBay, one of each https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5V-4-Phase-Geared-Stepper-Motor-with-ULN2003A-Driver-Board-28BYJ-48-Arduino/121433812858?epid=1851855138&hash=item1c4604ef7a:g:HNUAAOSwf2pbmlUA and this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Servos-Digital-MG996-Servo-Metal-Gear-for-Futaba-JR-Car-RC-For-Arduino-UNO-diy/273467991565?hash=item3fabf6660d:m:ml1B9N1eON9tXcNh_y4EfgA Do you just buy a Arduino board like the one for the stepper motor wire it up and away you go ? I was thinking of using a motor off a modern cars heater box, like on the Range Rover , blend motors are they called ? Would like to update the heater matrix if possible.
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    custom dash project

    Sorry Dave thought I'd replied to you , that looks good and thanks for the link . Well got the spraying done and were I wanted it to be with the exception of the bulkhead which I thought was best to leave till I'd done the dash and other mods . So took the disco wiper mechanism apart today and tried it on the bulkhead , the spacing between the wheel arms is 75mm more on the disco set up and after a bit of putting it in place and having a good look , it's not going to work how I wanted it to , so going to have to mount the motor near to where it is originally and use longer operating rods , can't really do any more until the Defender wheel boxes that Ross kindly donated to the project arrive , and thank you to all the other offers from everyone else for them . Here's a few pics of what I've got , Also stripped the heater box down , anyone that's not seen inside one took a few pics for you . If you notice the 2 flaps they should have foam on them to help seal them when open or closed which helps get the heat into the cabin and can be the cause of a poor heater , found quite a bit of debris in there old foam , sealing strip mud and other stuff . Do you think you could use a small motor to move the flaps ? just thought it might be easier than adjusting the fiddly cables , so project dash starts . I'm doing the heater and wiper mods 1st then the dash as the dash can fit around them , so any thoughts or ideas post them up and I will take measurements of all the dash pieces when I make them incase any one else fancies a go at it . cheers Ian
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    wiper wheel box

    Thanks all the help is much appreciated , cheers James it’s a 300 bulkhead so the older ones it is although I do know a man with a lathe so if I take one apart and can come up with something better I might get him to knock it up , which is another option .Cheers Ross have you got any swivel retaining plates for a 200 tdi in stock as I’d like a set , if so you could pop the wheel boxes in with them and I’ll paypal you the money ? Cheers Pete will let you know .
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    wiper wheel box

    I think they’re both the same only difference is on the later type the wiper arm has a nut to hold it on , could I have them please Pete , I want to cut them up to see how best to do it for welding them to the disco arms . Practice on them then buy some new ones . Cheers Ian
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    wiper wheel box

    Cheers Ed .
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    wiper wheel box

    Cheers Ed , Sounds a bit like everybody’s shed that owns a Land Rover . This bit if possible Ed I need to cut it apart as a test one , I need the spindle and the bit that goes through the bulkhead as I need to weld it to the disco operating rods . If you could find one it would be much appreciated as they’re minimum £15 each so would rather cut a knackered one up before letting myself loose on a good one. cheers Ian
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    wiper wheel box

    Hi all , bit of a strange one , some of you might have seen my dash project post in the fabrication section in which for part of it I'm modding the wipers using a disco 1 set up . So has any of you kind gentlemen got an old knackered defender wheel box lying around they don't want that I can cut up to see how they go together before I shell out mega money on a new set to do the job , I'll pay the postage , also which would be better the newer td5 style with the nut or the older style ? cheers Ian
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    Yes looking forward to the evening show , haven’t seen that before .
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    300 TDi oil jet tubes

    Can’t help with this topic but on the block above the camshaft on each of the bearings there’s a hole which should have a rubber bung in it and I think there siliconed in but not sure on that one , make sure they’re there and not full of muck as mine were when I stripped my project , potentially water could get down there .
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    Fastening an engine to an engine stand

    It should hold it but if it’s like my stand you’ll need to prop the front as I found out with my 200tdi , and there’s no way you’ll turn it unless you’ve got a big posh industrial job .

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