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  1. It's just occurred to me that I have polybush bump stops that are about 12mm longer than factory. That may be why mine doesn't rub plus my springs are a little stiffer than TSD's. Mike
  2. I'd say that's a cracking job. I can see why you used 3mm now. Mike
  3. Could you get a local sheet metal firm to form the long fold's. I know that's not the point but it does save a lot of agro. Mike
  4. No but it's old enough for only us old farts to remember their perfect creation's not plagerised from anyone else.... Mike
  5. I will second this I have both and they are by far the best overlanding videos. These guys prove you don't need all the toy just a bit of ingenuity. I will probably end up waiting for the long way up to come out on dvd. As I flatly refused to have 10 different subscriptions and can't be bothered/not sure I'm capable of a work round. Mike
  6. Surely just a rename of this thread will work let's face it, it's in the right section. Mike
  7. Remember 90 and 110 are rocking horse poo In the states and very expensive. They have a reasonable kit car industry over there much like we do here. So if you can't find/afford a real one....... Mike
  8. 35's will be fine from a normal driving point of view. I found the gearing to tall, but I tow a fair bit so needed either a diff ratio swap or a tyre swap. Mine caught the front valance on full lock with a reasonable bit of articulation at the same time (narrower tyres/less offset may of cleared). I'm also running standard 110 pick up height springs so again with a small lift it would probably clear. I don't recall any rubbing at the rear but I did trim the return inwards part of the arch both front and back at the lower edges because it was close. I not sure what offset my rims are or even wh
  9. On a side note ibex were designed with 33" tyres in mind as a standard fit. Mine is also a 200tdi and tsd is tgv 2.8. My build thread is here Mike
  10. Hi yes I'm here . Mine on 35/12.50x15 (grey one), @TSD on 285/75x16 (33") (yellow one). The 35's rub a little on full articulation but only occasionally. Mine now on 33/12.50x15. the main reason for the drop was gearing and they don't rub at all now. Mike
  11. I have a patriot on our 110 lovely rack lower profile than the brownchurch. I've had both, given the choice it would be patriot because it's way more useful being semi decked and no external rail. However I got our patriot cheap second hand and even then it was double the price of a second hand brownchurch. I'm not even entertaining new prices for the brownchurch let alone the mortgage required for a patriot. Mike
  12. Every boat yard I've ever worked in uses Henry's they are virtually indestructible but only use the paper bags the microfiber ones are rubbish. Mike
  13. I've always switched the live. I was quite surprised when project Binky put there battery cut off on the neg side, don't get me wrong it works but I would of switched the live. Mike
  14. My brother's race car was a pig to start and required a lot of effort. BUT it was an A series on a Weber carb with a very lumpy cam. Thus we had to warm the plugs before starting or they would foul instantly. So I suspect nige has issues with his starter/wiring or timing/fueling for start up. Oar at the ready given nige has something to do with mega squirt I would think there would be something that could be done with the latter. The former could probably be improved by an adult looking at it. so whilst he probably does need a new battery I'm pretty sure any battery that can crank a die
  15. You have to crane the battery's into most boats over 60 foot. Mike
  16. Yes external diameter of the thread (male part) and the distance between tips of the tread (sometimes easier to measure across several threads then divide be number of threads) to give you the pitch. Mike
  17. Measure them and look it up in a Zeus book or similar (some available online). Diameter and thread pitch is normally enough to work it out but double check because there are several threads that are very similar. Mike
  18. @deep unfortunately the problem is only going to get worse. I'm going to say this but I know it will upset some, the single biggest problem with with all technology including cars in general is demand. There are simply to many humans on this planet now, we are screaming towards self destruct. If we reduce to the population level of 1900 half of the supply issues go away (granted they don't disappear completely but we add time). With the best will in the world until we can see the problem is our population numbers nothing is going to change and we'll continue to head towards extinction. I pitty
  19. @Escape If it makes you feel better I restore classic wooden power boats and love my job but the pay is rubbish and couldn't run a 4.6 even if I wanted to. Back vaguely on topics if you think electric cars are bad have a little look at electric boats....now what could possibly go wrong there.
  20. Not that it really adds anything here but our 110 has the shocks arranged one front and one back on the rear (ala early rangie). As far as I can tell this was only done on very early 110's and rangie's. I'm guessing the factory had issues with the rear mounted shock and fitted them both front on later vehicles. Mike
  21. If you make it across the water to the Hebrides then my mother-in-law will happily sort you a spot in there bottom field. Mike
  22. At work we have two truck towing/recovery rings bolted to the floor. We use them for winching boat cradles in and around the workshop. https://images.app.goo.gl/A5Lp91UQMh1dbavu9 Mike
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