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bishbosh last won the day on July 12 2019

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About bishbosh

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    Norf end of Zummerset

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    Bridge design, land rovers, the great outdoors etc. etc.

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  1. bishbosh


    Can't comment on strength upgrades but as far as a locking diff goes I would always prefer one I have total control over - air locker for me. Auto lockers are a misnomer as they are actually auto un-lockers and if they don't unlock they can introduce some interesting handling characteristics. Side slopes spring to mind! Just my 2p. There will be plenty of other opinions along shortly I am sure!
  2. Simon, if you are not already a member, I strongly recommend joining fullfatrr.com - you'll get all your questions answered and more over there.
  3. Front sensor cables are definitely longer.
  4. A few laps of the ring road is surely your most expeditious route to the MOT test station from your house so book it in.
  5. That looks like incredible value... any idea on quality?
  6. If you have no luck on here, try posting on fullfatrr.com - they are very knowledgeable on L322's. The luddites on here think cart springs are the pinnacle of technology!
  7. I am going to be controversial and say box and tube! Here's what I made a few years ago.
  8. Looking good! Can I suggest you beef up your temporary bracing? Would hate to see all that right-angled loveliness turn into err... not right angles! 🙄 especially given your track record with outbuildings and the wind!
  9. Another recommendation for budget wheel skates that can take more than a bag of rice please? ( a Disco 2 to be exact!)
  10. Any recommendations please for tall axle stands to support a disco 2 body above the chassis that I need to repair? I have recollections of some military trestle that they used to hold the whole front of a vehicle 3 or so feet up in the air ? Not sure I need that but definitely need something taller than my collection of "normal" height stands! Thanks.
  11. Just so you know 😮 Welding fumes are carcinogenic
  12. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
  13. I have a Disco 2, what do you think I'll be doing!! 🤣🤣
  14. I would be warry of the V6 diesel. they have a design fault that means they snap cranks. Two friends with Discoverys in the village have had this happen - one in warranty, one not...… I agree with @L19MUD - the 4.4TDV8 with 8 speed box is an amazing machine - I love my 61 plate FFRR.
  15. For what it is worth, I had a small CNC mill and still have a small manual lathe but cannot access it at present. Once you have had machine tools you really miss them when they're gone - a bit like a vice or a welder! So many occasions I have thought I'll just throw that in the lathe or in the mill only to realise I can't . Turning useful metal into swarf is also very therapeutic I find! My top tip - decide how big a machine you want and then buy bigger! Small machines suffer with lack of stiffness and general capacity to hold parts and make cuts in less than a million passes. On the other hand, bigger machines are, well, bigger and will need 3 phase. In order of priority - lathe with a decent throw followed by mill. CNC was fun for a bit but the novelty soon wore off watching with heart in mouth in case it skips a step or snaps a tool. Whilst manual machining is more limited it is way more satisfying. Check out Keith Fenner on YouTube to see what you can achieve with manual machines. Good luck!
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