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  1. miketomcat

    New Series - RR Heavy

    A restoration/build is not necessarily about reconditioning or repairing everything. All the cars I've built (Yes I'm in double figures now) have been built on a shoe string therefore anything that is serviceable gets left alone. It does mean the end result is no better than a good second hand car. But hey I drive an ibex that cost me the same as the kit alone would of cost me if I bought it from the factory. I've also had several of my dream cars, yes I have to fix them from time to time that I wouldn't need to if everything was reconditioned but I can't afford that. So yes you are doing a full restoration, don't sell yourself short your doing a better job than most on a tiny budget. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Cut out folded and fitted. One each side and hopefully this will reduce the amount of carp that ends up in the engine bay. Mike
  3. He spends time on Instagram I believe. Mike
  4. Strap it to a jack as zardos says. That way you can go up, down, in and out with ease. Mike
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    Random wiring connectors

    The blue connector is used to connect the bulkhead loom to the two rear looms that go over the doors to the rear of the car on a discovery so I assume a rangie too. Which leads me to think the white goes to the doors probably electric windows and or mirrors. The black maybe central locking or possibly the other way round. Wire colours would confirm or debunk this. Mike
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    Newbury Sortout 7th April 2019

    A mate of mine stood in the car park and booked on line then walked past the queue and straight in. Mike
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    Quick LT85 gear knob question

    To be fair both the knobs hail from the 80's so they haven't done bad and I'm a fix if I can kind of guy. Mike
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    Newbury Sortout 7th April 2019

    Well I had a good day. It was great to meet several off the forum. I managed to pick up some bits and bobs mainly for the wife's truck . Mike
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    New workshop project

    I agree with Ross. My brother used it in his last garage and it cracked hence I used rebar in mine. Mike
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    Quick LT85 gear knob question

    I took the rubber part out then drilled some dents into the inner walls. I then filled it with epoxy and drilled and tapped it when cured. This worked so well I did both t-box and gearbox knobs on both trucks Mike
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    uprated alternator for Defender 200tdi

    I stand corrected however you can just split the casing and rotate to change the handing. The britpart upgrade kit looks to be the same as the Mondeo alternator but the other hand so the case will need to be split and rotated. Mike
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    uprated alternator for Defender 200tdi

    My picture is a standard disco engine fitted in a early 110. Belt and alternator position are standard but alternator is a Ford item. Air filter is a disco filter in a custom position and mount. As stated the defender 200tdi is different. The alternator is low down, the turbo is high, intake is below the exhaust manifold and the belts run a different route. The op asked for an alternator fitted to a different car that would fit. The ford alternator will fit (top bolt and pulley require alterations) a disco 200tdi and should fit a defender because as far as I know the alternator is the same on both engines. Mike
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    uprated alternator for Defender 200tdi

    Not sure what the pulley used here was and you may need spacers to line the belt up. Please remember to up grade the cable from the alternator to the starter. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    You need to get out more. Spot on . Although there'll be no mud flaps here. There is a gap between the foot well and A panel. Therefore all the carp off the tyre gets fired straight up there and dumped on the heater and master fuse box. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    A bit of CAD this morning I need to make two of these but mirrored folds out of Ali. Anyone want to guess what? Mike

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