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  1. I sometimes find that when somebody drives very close behind me with any combination of high beam/fog/spot lamps on, I get all confused and end up selecting neutral.
  2. Front middle seat

    If nobody on here has one laid around then as good a place to start as any other is https://www.pablanchard.co.uk Be warned they can be grumpy when on the phone, but they are knowledgeable and have lots of odd bits and pieces as does https://www.johnrichardssurplus.co.uk
  3. 3.5 V8 tuning

    I have a 4.2 in mine and it is a far nicer engine to drive than the 3.5. It is also more economical. Not by a huge amount but when you are starting from a base line of 15mpg every little helps. Snag is that the 4.2 is a bit of a rarity in Land Rover guise. Far more of them went to places like TVR and other manufacturers
  4. 3.5 v8 8.13:1 compression test

    If you want ignition related components the place to go to is. http://www.simonbbc.com From memory of when I had a 3.9 cam in my 3.5 it gives a small increase in power. Something to do with the increased valve overlap.
  5. SU carburetters

    if you need any information about SU carbs, this is the place to go to. http://sucarb.co.uk
  6. Temp and coolant issue

    The problem could lie with the gauge, the sender unit or the wiring between. It may be worth your while to spend a few pounds on a laser thermometer and check the temperature of various elements before getting too carried away with replacing things when you might not have a problem other than, say, the sender unit. I have vague memories of a similar problem some years ago and it turned out to be the final connection between wiring and sender unit
  7. ATTENTION: Land Rover 110 1984

    Spotted these on the bay of flea and they may be of interest to you. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Defender-Td5-O-S-Driver-side-front-door-Electric-windows-central-locking/142570438784?hash=item2131dc4080:g:95EAAOSwZlZaAi0c https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Defender-Td5-N-S-Passenger-side-front-door-Electric-windows-central-locking/132391005210?hash=item1ed31e6c1a:g:UzcAAOSwCcZaAi0P https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Defender-doors-110-second-row-land-rover/112513702209?hash=item1a3256d941:g:M7wAAOSwH4NZiBVE The change is not that difficult, I went the other way, from 1 piece doors to two piece doors with sliding windows
  8. Wheel Nut Dilema

    These may be the creatures you are looking for. http://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=rrd500560&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10
  9. Startermotor replacement - what a fun

    Not sure I like the sound of "once a few things have been attended to"
  10. Screw on oil filter conversion

    right here. I would hang on to the original though, because in years to come it might be worth quite a bit for somebody who wants complete originality https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Series-Spin-On-Oil-Filter-Adaptor-Housing-HRC1369-FREE-UK-POST/311980751446?hash=item48a3807a56:g:Rs0AAOSwkVZZ4yGZ
  11. sankey trailer

    Don't know if you are a member but apparently there is a sankey owners group on faceberk
  12. Rear axle swap

    A salisbury axle is typically fitted to the older 110 and 130 models and has a longer diff nose than the rover axle, which would mean that you would need a different propshaft and the operating angles on the UJs would be extreme. Don't forget that the rear axles from an early discovery will also fit
  13. V8 lifter preload

    Yes I have the old pushrods to hand. Sadly the manufacturers have declined to put their brand on the box, but the items in question came from bearmach and were manufactured in USA. having spent another couple of hours on it today before the rain became just too ridiculous, I managed to get all of them below 60 thou but the pile of shims beneath the rocker shaft pedestals is worryingly thick. SO I have ordered some new pedestals and some adjustable pushrods. At least with the pushrods being adjustable I ought to be able to get a precise and similar preload on all of the lifters rather than the indiscriminate solution offered by shims
  14. V8 lifter preload

    Thank you for the tip. I have been measuring them on the heel of the cam. Pushrods are new (Oem) Followers are new (OEM) Rockers are new (genuine) Rocker shafts are new but given that genuine are over £230 each I chose not to buy genuine. Sadly no old heads with which to compare Back to it, after a day off yesterday.
  15. 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?