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  1. Paul

    Disco 2 D Post Finisher

    Excellent. Thanks Landy-Novice.
  2. Can anyone help with the part number for one of these please (highlighted in yellow below):
  3. Wow, just the opposite in Australia. Embossed metal plates only - plastic plates or stick ons will earn you the priveledge of making an instant donation to the national deficit.
  4. Paul

    ~2 inch Propshaft spacer

    Long bolts can be easily found from a fastener supplier. I don't know who you use in the UK, but in Australia they were stock items. Turning up the spacer like this one: http://forums.lr4x4....showtopic=14261 is a bit more faffing about.
  5. Paul

    AirCon Compressor Poll

    My set up is one of the originals we put in the Tech Archive http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=2115 which I did way back in 2005. It's been used constantly since then for tyres, airbeds and a rattle gun too. On many occasions my system gets used to pump up other vehicles tyres at the same time, that can be 20 or more 33" tyres from 12 to 35 psi one after another, and never a problem. I even used it when we were building a new home to run an air drill, but it struggled to keep the air up for the drill, whereas for the rattle guns it's copes fine. I've always used the oiler and filter system and I've had zero problems with it for 6 years now. Having said that, I understand that pumping the compressor full of grease works well too and even if it didn't work quite as well a the setup with an oiler, the compressors are cheap as chips out of an old wreck, so even if it only lasted 5 years it wouldn't be a big problem.
  6. Paul

    LT230 O Ring Bodge

    It's been a few months and quite a few miles down the track since this fix was done, and so far not a drop of oil has appeared. In fact (here's tempting fate) the old barge doesn't leak any fluids of any type from anywhere. I know that can't go on forever - it is a Land Rover afterall. The reason I used the Loctite 567 is because it is actually a thread sealant that remains slightly flexible and has some good gap filling qualities. I don't know if the Hylomar would achieve the same thing. Whether the hole in the casing is too oval for this bodge to work is something you won't know until you try it, but removing and replacing the transfer box isn't particularly difficult, so it's worth a go to save the cost of a rebuild. If it doesn't work all you've lost is a bit of time really - and maybe some skin, sweat, a few swear words and a few cups of coffee. As long as you do the stake nut back up to exactly the same point, then you shouldn't need to replace the crush spacer. Obviously if you do a full strip down then the whole lot gets replaced.
  7. Paul

    LT 230 T/BOX

    Or is spaced without a gasket and should be replaced without a gasket, depending on how it came from the factory. Up to serial no. 288709E uses a gasket, after that - no gasket.
  8. Paul

    Plasma cutter

    I have a Cut 50 plasma and it rips through 3mm mild steel very easily. I haven't done more than a couple of hours work with it, but no problems so far. All the consumable are cheap and easy picked up as well.
  9. Paul

    Ordering LR4x4 Clothing - We ARE OFF !

    Nige 2 Polo Shirts - both XL please, and 2 Rugby tops - 1 XL & 1 S please. We'll work on the logistics of you hand delivering them to Australia later.
  10. Paul

    Inconsistent Cluch

    I have exactly the same issue. For some years now I've been putting up with a clutch that has inconsistent feel. Sometimes I'll have a full pedal, sometimes it'll drop to about half way before there's any resistance. Over the years I've replaced the master cylinder, the clutch itself, then the slave cylinder and then another master cylinder, and still it's playing up. I built a pressure bleeder to make absolutely certain there was no air in the line, and it has never used any fluid. Last week I was away on an overnight trip to the Bendlby Ranges and it let me down completely, meaning I had to miss out on the best of the tracks and head for home early. By the time I got back to Adelaide (4hrs drive on the highway) the pedal was back to normal. I've never replaced the master and slave cylinders at the same time, so that's what I'm doing now, and I'm replacing the flexible hose at the slave end too, just for good measure. But if this doesn't fix it I'll shoot the thing.
  11. Paul

    Brake Conversion parts

    If you do that you'll probably need to fit the later axles and drive members to allow for the narrow bearing spacing of the later hubs. I suggest you do a trial assembly of what you've got first because you may not need any spacers - I didn't: http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=50806&st=0&p=463173&fromsearch=1entry463173
  12. Paul

    LT230 O Ring Bodge

    Like so many others, my Defender had a slow drip from the transfer case and the cause was the usual O ring on the intermediate shaft. Unfortunately this requires the removal of the transfer case to fix it, so I put up with the leak for a long time before it finally got the better of me. Having read some comments in the past about having to do a full strip down of the LT230 to fix the o ring, I though I'd show my (successful) bodge effort to solve the problem. I was happy to remove the TC, but didn't want to do the full strip down, so I replaced the o ring simply by undoing the intermediate shaft and moving it forwards in the casing just enough to replace the o ring. First step was to remove the TC and you'll be able to clearly see the leaking end of the intermediate shaft (the small round black end in the photo): The shaft is held in on the other side of the TC by a staked nut that looks like this: You need to use a small chisel, old screw driver or a variety of pointed knockable instruments to "unstake" the nut by knocking the bent bit back out of the slot until you get this: Then use a felt marker to mark the nut and the end of the thread so you can do it back up to the same tension: Now loosen the nut (30mm socket) and carefully count the turns until it comes off completely, and you'll get this: Use a soft faced mallet to tap the shaft through until the end of the thread is flush with the case: The other end of the shaft will clearly show the culprit o ring: You will need to do a bit of juggling to remove the o ring completely because the casing is too close to the shaft to remove the o ring from the groove and get it off the end of the shaft in one go. So it becomes, knock the shaft through enough to get the o ring out of the groove, knock it back a bit to get clearance between the shaft and the casing to get the o ring off altogether and fit a new o ring, knock the shaft through a bit more to seat the new o ring in the groove...you get the idea... Anyway, in my case you can clealy see how much the old o ring had compressed compared to a new one: New o ring fitted, and you can see how close the shaft gets to the front output housing: To ensure I don't end up doing this again for a looong time, I coated the shaft and new o ring with some Loctite 567 sealant, which will hopefully help the o ring seal better, and being teflon based, also helps the shaft and o ring slide nicely back into place: Final step is to tap the shaft back flush at the front, re-install the nut and tighten back up to the marks and re-stake the nut: The biggest pain with this job is having to pull the TC out because the o ring end of the intermediate shaft is partly covered by the back face of the gearbox. If it wasn't for that, it would be an easy job to do in situ, but it wouldn't be a Land Rover then would it?
  13. Paul

    salisbury disc conversion

    My last reply in this http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=50806&st=0&p=463173&fromsearch=1entry463173 thread might be your answer.
  14. Paul

    Mud flaps - are they really needed

    And 'round here you're also likely to get a broken nose the next time you stop and the fella behind you catches up after having his vehicle showered with gravel. We'd consider it extraordinarly bad manners to travel the back roads without them, much like going around without your own snatch strap and expecting someone to use theirs to pull you out.
  15. Paul

    Drive Members and Hubs

    OK to finish off this thread, I ended up tracking down a pair of 200tdi era front hubs exactly the same as those on my vehicle i.e., wide bearing spacing and metric drive member bolts/pcd. I assume the hub bearing spacing changed late in the 200tdi era when the brakes went to discs all round, ventilated fronts and the railko bushes were replaced with taper bearings. Anyway, the outcome is that on my vehicle the matching front hubs fitted on the rear with 300tdi era rear discs, calipers and caliper mounts, all without the need for any sort of spacers for the caliper mounts, even though I already had them made up. The only change from the drum brake "standard" was the deletion of the seal track spacer (FRC8227)and replacement with the thinner spacer from the front setup (R217352). Because the seal track spacer sits on a slight lip on the stub axle, I needed to grind out the hole in the front spacer a little, otherwise it caught on the lip when doing up the bearing lock nuts and prevented the correct adjustment. Instead of R217352 you could use FTC3185 which is the spacer from the front and rear of the later hubs, but this also needs the same slight grinding out, and needs further work on its outside diameter because in this setup it will foul on the inside of the drive members. Not using FRC8227 anymore meant that the outer seal can't be used, but I'd thrown that away to get my bearings oil lubricated years ago. Finally, an added bonus was that the existing brake lines for the drum brakes also comfortably reached the disc calipers. Mine were still in very good condition and were easily bent to align with the new positions, even though I had the correct brake lines on hand.
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