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  1. V8 lifter preload

    A pretty mild one I would have thought, a Kent H180. Having spent the afternoon pottering with shims I have managed to get the preload on the follower where I was taking all the measurements down within the upper limit of 60 thou, but at the expense of having 108 thou worth of shims beneath the rocker pedestals. The snag is that various other followers have no preload. I am going to replace the rocker pedestals (since they were the only components that were not replaced) and see if that makes the numbers more sensible. I have run a straight edge over the tops of the valves and they are all at the same installed height. I wonder if the discrepancy is within the pushrods (OEM) or the pedestals? Having previously owned a number of Laverda Jotas I am familiar with collapsing cam bearing pillars and wonder if the rocker shaft pedestals do a similar thing?
  2. V8 lifter preload

    Inlet manifold bolt holes all line up, I haven't bolted it down yet because I haven't got past this detail thus far. Rockers are genuine and the shafts are oem, the pedestals came from the original engine. Measurements are being taken with a set of feelers narrowed and bent to fit in the available space. Heads came fully assembled from Turner
  3. V8 lifter preload

    7.62, my favourite number! Especially when it comes with a copper jacket and a red tip! Cam follower on the heel of the cam, completely empty of oil and measuring the gap between the top of the pushrod cup and the circlip. New cam, new followers, new pushrods, new rocker arms, new rocker shafts, new valves, new heads (Turner engineering) composite head gaskets and everything torqued down as per factory manual. Foo foo in original post. I have been reading things back to front. I know how to reduce the measurment, but that number, or thickness, of shims is going to be significant. Adjustable pushrods might be the way forward
  4. V8 lifter preload

    Just fited a new cam, new heads, rocker shafts, rockers, valves, pushrods and everything else that is valve train related. Went to check the lifter preload, with the valve lifter on the heel of the cam, the suggested figure is 40-60 thou. Mine are approaching 300, how do i reduce that? All the articles I have seen are for increasing it,
  5. V8 head gaskets

    If I replace my existing tin head gaskets with composite gaskets, how much difference will that make to my compression ratio, please?
  6. TDCi 2nd row doors into a 110

    You could even use series doors after a bit of fettling to fit the relevant latches
  7. 300 Tdi pulley sizes

    I am trying to work something out with relation to fans. If anybody out there has a 300 Tdi could you, please, tell me the diameter of the fan pulley and the crankshaft pulley. Thank you gentlemen
  8. 3.9 efi into 110 wiring problems

    failing that, talk to this fella, what he doesn't know about V8 injection systems and wiring isn't worth knowing. http://www.tornadosystems.com/product/14-cux-tornado-chip-3-9-land-rover-and-range-rover/
  9. 3.9 efi into 110 wiring problems

    I can help you with some of them. Plain black is usually earth. Brown is unfused permanent live, purple is fused permanent live, white/purple is fuel pump No1 White/green is fuel pump No2 This might help you determine what the others are doing. https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/cms/files/colour_code_for_vehicle_wiring_-_new_order_2.pdf http://www.mgb-stuff.org.uk/colourcodes.htm
  10. front and rear brake calipers

    With genuine pads at approaching 80 quid a pair and a replacement (pattern) caliper available at £36.56 I think I would just chuck the calipers in the bin every time and fit new items along with new pads and discs
  11. front and rear brake calipers

    According to a couple of parts sites, those particular calipers were standard on the 90, Discovery1 and Range Rover classic. One option would be to fit vented discs on the front and the wider calipers. Honestly with prices like some of these it hardly seems worth your while to refurb your existing calipers. http://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=rtc4998&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10 http://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=stc1264&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10
  12. Traveling in a 110

    I know it is all a matter of opinion, but I think it looks ridiculous. I think this looks far better.
  13. Return of Defender?

    Indeed, but the difference is that the wrangler has a huge domestic market. I lived in america for a couple of years and there were hundreds of the things, but in that entire time I saw 1 other Defender. Yes I know that the Defender is a rare vehicle in Vespucci land but it isn't that popular anywhere else on earth either. Average annual sales for the final years of production hovered around the 18,000 mark. Jeep knocked out nearly 200,000 wranglers in 2012 alone. With that sort of production it makes economic sense to adapt a vehicle to meet new regulations. With a figure like 18,000 you would never recover the development cost. Had LR kept Defender current and invested in it rather than doing the absolute minimum necessary to keep it selling it might all have been so different
  14. Door Hinge Numbers?

    http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/415078/0/door_hinge_left_hand_lower_defender_wa138_gt_ http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/415077/0/door_hinge_right_hand_lower_defender_wa138_gt_ Lots more here. http://lrcat.com/#31/4/52744
  15. Rebuild Insurance

    You could try NFU
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