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  1. The wings are interesting, I like the style but surely not viable on a challenge truck? Trees etc?
  2. Love this: Owner bought it 2 mths ago to use as a daily driver but bought an armoured LR to use instead! Can't see the mpg being good for that! Sounds like an excuse to hide the fact that it was not so useable?
  3. Looking at the sold list £45k for a 2 door RRC and £10k for the Toy GT4 then it must be an error.
  4. My mistake they are 41mm front and rear.
  5. Odd, RRC, and 90 solid disk calipers are all 51mm pistons front and rear.
  6. Hmm, Std coiler calipers use the same pistons front and rear. So if Zues fronts are smaller than coiler fronts but the rears are the same as coiler then the front to rear ratio will be more rear biased than a coiler?
  7. IIRC if you have two identical cars but one has a wider track at the front than the rear then this car will had a better turning circle. So in principle widening the track of the front may tighten (reduce) your turning circle but this is a simplistic view.
  8. The Detroit lockers are reputed to give unpleasant handling on the road and make a lot of noise. The way they work would force a tyre to lose grip on a slippery road, wet or icy, when going around bends or corners. I’m surprised they’re road legal. An LSD or ATB is much safer on the road, though perhaps not as good with a wheel lifted. I've read, it is normally lighter shortwheel base vehicles that they seem to be more unpleasant in. I have experienced a DL in the rear of a Mustang engined CJ2 driven by an ex stock car driver and AWDC trials champion, when it snapped sidewa
  9. Nice bit of kit, jealous already. He should turn out good stuff soon.
  10. So I might be dreaming but I think I have just been past by a new all black Defender with a large X-Eng logo on the front wing or passenger door in St John's Wood? Si do you own this?
  11. This is just an off the wall idea as I have no experience. The throttle body looks to unbolt, could you use a cut down throttle body as a pipe fitting and relocate the actual throttle body behind or i front of the engine? For that matter can you not route the pipe forward anyway and extend the pipe for the PWM control?
  12. I love this forum but as always I will make the same suggestion i usually ,make. Try this question on Disco3.co.uk as this covers D3 and D4.
  13. As above, I can't tell if they are thick or thin mushrooms on the axle halfshaft ends. Pull a rear halfshaft and count the splines. Re the axles, it looks like they previous owner has used angled spring shackles to get the width at the rear of the spring only. If that is the case then a change of shackles should/could allow the use of standard axles?
  14. Great stuff, I've had my V8 S1 38 years and just learnt something new and useful.
  15. Dizzy, best thing I ever did was get rid and use MegaJolt but I guessed that mine was worn out which proved to be true. 3.9 cam not good for carbs?? This was a de facto upgrade before stump puller etc cams AFAIK. Megasquirt, a lot more work than MegaJolt but if you intend to go injection later then worth it if not MJ is much simpler/cheaper.
  16. Ow, all of the above plus keep buying multiple packets of the same food each week even though I didn't use any of it!
  17. Sad thing is that we can see the obvious design elements of a Series and coil sprung LR but Joe public or at least the Judge cannot. Plus the comment re its a Jeep is dubious as the world calls a 4x4 a Jeep as a generic term not a non-recognition of the manufacturer. Vacuum cleaners are Hoovers but this does not stop a Dyson being a Dyson! Friend of mine designed a unique product in the UK, it was registered in the UK and the US plus some other countries. Major US company bought one, copied it and wiped out his market. It was too expensive for him to pursue the case in the US
  18. If you add the bump stops to the original chassis spring hanger as shown, are they strong enough? Comp safari motors used to suffer from the std spring perches pealing off the chassis.
  19. Front exit exhausts exist or used to. The silencer and exit were in front of the front wheel.
  20. Not all are lighter than a Series 1! And better pads and discs are available. However I accept your comments. The biggest problem I will have is that I have reduced the leverage as a std brake pedal tower points the long M/C down so it hits the S1 dashboard so I have had to use a clutch pedal tower. Net result is I will probably have to look at another option for all the reasons that have been stated. But given that the brakes are for a heavy RRC it would be grossly over braked if the servo is fitted.
  21. I understand the comments, and they are not about my set up specifically but until I get to try my design (RRC system but no servo) at higher speed on private land I can't make a final decision. I used to have a servo on my S1 on drums until it failed, once removed I was back to std brakes but stopping at a motorway junction showed just how much force it required to stop from higher speed! AFAIK most race cars don't have servos and go a lot faster and stop a lot harder?
  22. So his entire defence is that it was caused by a suspension lift made worse by off-roading! So he's happy to get a blanket ban on lifted/modded/off-roading rather than admit he knew there was a problem with the handling/speed but did nothing to mitigate it? Yes there are design limitations that affect the handling but sticking oversize heavy tyres on it isn't going to help any nor is blaming the manufacturer for not building a vehicle that does not work as well after it has been altered.
  23. Only if they mean a stub axle? It is difficult to know without pics or more info.
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