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  1. It would destroy the kit car market over night and weirdly it would surely prevent anyone from converting their car to electric. Mike
  2. What's this corrosion thing, Ibex don't do rust. Mike
  3. Mot this morning......passed, "it's got an oil leak near the oil filter, but it's is a land rover!" Mike
  4. You need to try another club . I might know of one in Hampshire with several members in the upper region. Mike
  5. Joining a local land rover club is normally the best way of getting friends/help you'll be surprised how many people live "just around the corner". But more often it's a case of learning to don't it yourself with the help of others. Electrics are fairly simple and with photos and description on here you'll probably be able to sort it yourself. Doors will be easier off the vehicle but are not nice to do. I think there is a company that does door repairs. Mike
  6. Our lifts tend to be less weighty but still challenging. Mid roll over with 40t crane. Mike
  7. I think there is a que of people that would love to read about your build @steve b. Mike
  8. This looked good on my Sankey, it's just folded aluminium at about 30° and joined in the corners. Mike
  9. The IVA brake test is done on rollers. The only reason the mot is not done on rollers is because some dipstick tried to do it with a diff locked and did a lot of damage. In this instance I wouldn't do the single wheel test on the rear but I see no reason why both wheels on the rear axle couldn't be tested at the same time. Yes they more than likely will stop at different times but the diff should cope with that. It doesn't help but my mot man would do it, he put my ibex on the rollers for me before I took it to the IVA. Mike
  10. Are you sure it's gearbox, I had a uj fail and make a screeching noise on deceleration. If it is the gearbox it's likely to be quicker and easier to swap it out, as gearbox rebuilds tend to be time consuming and often require special tools. Mike
  11. Amp meters don't generally go high enough for modern systems unless you go for an electronic version (not normally guage sized). I have a standard volt guage in the 110 and a fake Carling with twin digital volt read out in the ibex. I wouldn't classifie either as accurate but comparatively you get an idea if something is amiss. Mike
  12. Pull the t-box cover and see if the shaft is spinning. Mike
  13. Will it drive in diff lock, are the props rotating. If yes to either of these it's diff, drive flange or halfshaft. If not pull the round cover off the transfer box here you'll be able to see if the shaft and or the input gear are spinning. If the gear is spinning the transfer box has broken. If the gear isn't but the shaft is the splines have gone on the gear or shaft (you can remove the gear to check if need be). If the shaft isn't spinning the gearbox or clutch is dead. Mike
  14. To me it sounds more like your tank breather is blocked and your not actually putting a full tank in. For it to go up in corners etc the fuel level has to go up so if the breather is blocked you'll have an air bubble in the tank therefore you only have ¾ of a tank. Mike
  15. Bfg Muds are ok in the snow but I believe AT's are better (I've not tried them). Deep snow your probably going to need chains anyway so tyres are academic, ice you want studs really (which are no good on tarmac). Mike
  16. To help more, next time I'm down hopefully we'll have more time and you can have a drive. Mike
  17. It's definitely been for sale several times and this is at least the second time I've seen it up in this state. Not my taste at all. Mike
  18. Neither was TSD or moglight. When I joined shires TSD was soon to buy his off another club member and moglight had red ibex both really helped my hankering.......not. I got there in the end, the irony is my wife hates the way they look but she is quite happy to drive it. Mike
  19. I very much doubt it, I first saw them in 86 when they first launched the ibex after building the nomad (mini based and also on my radar). I looked very seriously at them when I built my tomcat, with hindsight I wish I had built one then. But at that time the kit was £3k more, ironically knowing what I know now the build cost would of been the same. Fast forward about 7 years the tomcat was gone due to not because of having a wife and child (with a second in the way). The one I have came up on eBay, I spoke to the guy he said he had someone coming to look at it but it was still available buy it now...... Mike
  20. They tried ford 10-15 years ago only built one. You can spec D2 and several have been built like this. If you talk to them they will accommodate almost anything you want, this is why their website is a bit vague. They literally are bespoke, I'm fairly sure no two ibex are the same. Mike
  21. Several years ago I was towing the club trailer (2.5T 16ft box) with my tomcat. We were on a dual carriageway with a car coming down the slip road, the outside lane was full of traffic. It was quite clear the guy on the slip expected me to move, when I didn't he broke hard then drove straight into the side of the trailer. At no point had he realised I was towing a great big blue box, needless to say he was wide awake when we stopped. Fortunately minimal damage to either and we were both able to continue. Mike
  22. Yeah but the ibex has character. It's recycled so greener than any Tesla and will still be useable in 30 years time. Oh and I built mine...... Mike
  23. Bear in mind there's no front seat in that picture, but it's not bad. I made a seat box for the back seat to sit on. TSD has made a frame to take I think puma back seat but they mount differently to Freelander. Mike
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