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  1. Cheers both, already got an EGT and boost gauge in , mans a added an extra couple of holes so need to fill them . Thinking about it I only have room for 2 so a voltmeter and gearbox temperature gauge and it’s all good.
  2. Already been there, that’s what paid for the tyres last week .
  3. Better get the pennies out from under the mattress .
  4. Cheers all , already got a clock and a voltmeter to fit , so will proberbly fit the pressure for the engine and a temp gauge for the box because it's in a Defender there isn't actually a warning light for the gearbox temp .
  5. There’s a factory sender fitted in the oil cooler pipe work , which I don’t know. I was thinking of getting stack gauges anyway which come with there own sender .
  6. Morning all hope everyone’s well , so might be a bit of a daft question but I’ll ask anyway . I haven’t got space for too many gauges so which gauge is more beneficial an oil pressure or oil temperature gauge? In relation to the engine and the gearbox? I’m thinking pressure for the engine which is a 300tdi but not sure on the 4HP22 auto box. cheers Ian
  7. Cheers both , sadly not as the green/slate wire is for the heater on the defender and the wiper motor on the disco td5 . I’m pretty sure that green ignition switched live on older models changed to white/green on later ones so I’ve wired those together and the green/slate to the brown/light green as the others match once I’ve wired in to a fuse I’ll run some wires to the battery and check I’m correct before bolting it all up .
  8. Been looking at what to cover the panels in the dash in , and I bought some thin black rubber sheet , but I wanted it grey . So I came up with the idea gluing on the rubber , sanding it with a scotch pad , spraying it with etch primer , because I liked that shade of grey , then clearcoating it and it came out like this , not bad shame you can't really see the colour . So next up was to finish the heater box tunnel , so here's a picture run through , looks a bit rough but a good clean up and voila , and in the box ,
  9. Hi all , I’m fitting a discovery 2 wiper motor into my project 300tdi 90 as I’ve modded the wiper system, 3 out of the 5 wires from the main loom match but 2 don’t , I think I no what wires correspond to each other but thought I’d ask here first as I don’t want a 🔥 fire after I’ve just spent years rebuilding it. So on the defender loom I’ve got ; black , green , red/light green , blue/light green and brown/light green. and on the disco td5 motor the plug that comes from the main loom I’ve got ; Black, red/light green, blue/light green, white/green and green/slate .
  10. Got Teflon ones on the 110 5/6 years now been fine , I brought an OEM kit when I did mine . I think you’d be lucky to find any descent 2nd hand ones , but there’s always a chance.
  11. We have a pit and I’d definitely prefer a ramp , might invest in one in the future. Pit is only useful for getting under a motor , where as a ramp can be moved up and down to a comfortable height for any job , you still have to crawl around on the floor to do wheel bearings and swivel balls with a pit and my knees aren’t up to it anymore .
  12. Managed to knock this up today , needs a good sand up , was a bugger to weld gaps every where as had to bend and move it so you can get it in . Next part is to weld a piece on the back so it fits snug in the heater box opening with some thin closed cell foam round the edge to seal it , so no more silly foam seals and should make it easier to fit hopefully .
  13. Well didn't get round to the wiring today but did some bits on the dash , just couldn't resist . Managed to get these plastic washers of eBay , thought they'd protect the vinyl , then I decided that I wanted to cover the bulkhead behind the dash with the lining carpet , which took a while as I first had to remove the door stay brackets which are a stretch when the doors are on , and sound proofed the lower dash bit , whoops some surface rust there hadn't spotted that . Then fitted the speakers , and fitted the dash properly , it was at this point t
  14. I just read 2021 on the gov page, so thought it was a new law introduced last year.
  15. Here you go Ross , that’s off the 90 110 would be the same as bought the panels from the same place.
  16. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-notice-01-21-headlamp-conversions/mot-special-notice-01-21-headlamp-conversions?fbclid=IwAR35uzf_w0rEnL7T2Ah8qDqsoFpLCP47JTv1a9180bk2Ai6GK-kqmxudS4s Found this on Facebook, not light units but bulbs and I hadn’t seen it posted anywhere and people might have already seen it but thought I’d post it up anyway.
  17. Yes we're very busy too , I also got a promotion to workshop foreman so I'm running the workshop now and trying to weld at the same time . I was thinking of using the closed cell foam that I used to put on the dash under the vinyl its about 2mm thickness , also thought the original bulkhead foam seal will insulate the tunnel .
  18. I'll get you them measurements tomorrow if that's okay Ross as I'm not there at the minute . It's trying to not make it to custom in case I sell it on or when I do , yes the lower dash is original but I welded the two parts together but I'm thinking of making a tunnel that fits inside the original foam seal but couldn't make up my mind whether to open the bulkhead hole up to the same size as the heater box openingor tapper it .
  19. Thank you all , sadly the dash assembling will have to wait till next week as this week is wiring weekend and I also need to make the "Y" piece for the heating and the connection from heater box to the ducting . I can't make my mind up whether to open the bulkhead hole or leave it , I'm starting to think that I'll use the original bulkhead seal but make a tunnel from the heater box to the bulkhead hole , any thoughts anyone ?
  20. I’ve fitted replacements to both of mine Ross , I’ll measure them tomorrow for you. I don’t remember having any problems though , and I’ve got a 200tdi and a300tdi .
  21. Last two pieces done, dash top with vent surrounds in place that @vulcan bomberkindly did for me , and the lower dash , just the center console left to do , ordered the battery thurs so electrics next week . All though I might fit some of the dash to see how it looks or I might leave everyone in suspense and not post any pics till it's all in and finished
  22. So over the last week or so got some more done , center console painted , and scrim foam added , did the holes in the top plate that goes over the diff lock lever for the heated seats , and today started the trimming , cut all the vinyl , and then set about trimming the dash , be kind remember I'm not a professional , got the dash top and the bottom to do tomorrow and the center console . Did ask the trimmer I know but he can't do anything till early April so I'm having a go myself , will need to tal
  23. According to the Facebook page they run at similar pressures so it’s fine , they fitted the petrol version of the m57 to the South African defender and we all know Land Rover wouldn’t have picked an engine where they had to develop a new box being tight arses.😁
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