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  1. Sorry I forgot the flap that tucks into the screen frame. Mike
  2. I like purple.... mind they go a light grey soon enough. Mike
  3. Both my ropes are Marlow I wouldn't buy anything else but I'm in the marine industry. Most ep9's came with 25m of dyneema. Mike
  4. The defender rubber doesn't lend itself to using sealant and if it's all clean shouldn't need it. You could put a small amount in the bottom of the glass channel and in the corner of the screen recess on the body but both may hinder fitting. On my screen (not defender and a different shape rubber) I used arbomast windscreen sealant (the screen version is black, normally it's grey). Below is a bad sketch of the the rubber cross section. Mike
  5. I've got 30m on mine. Don't put more on though with use the rope grows a bit plus once you've got the rope bunched at one end your very close to snapping the tie bars out of the casings (don't ask me how I know this ). Mike
  6. I've done several of my own and serveral friends. It's not too hard a second person makes it considerably easier. As others say lots of warm soapy water and don't be afraid to add more. Mike
  7. I've used both Saba tack 750 and sikaflex 291 for this job. Both work well but paint doesn't stick very well to either (even though both say you can). Saba is available in more colours than sika so it is possible to semi match or contrast the colour. I used black both times but re-fix the ibex when the paint started coming off. If you mask it and peel the tape straight after tooling it you can achieve a neat line. Mike
  8. Duralac or tefgel are another option used in the aviation and marine industry. Mike
  9. Every death is a failure, every life is a win. Every company that goes bust is a failure and every company that survives is a win. There is no right and wrong way to do it because no one know the answer. I just hope as many as possible survive both mentally, physically and economically. We're all in this together so stop comparing sizes and push forwards! Mike
  10. If she's moving from Sweden to Belgium and she likes cars she's a keeper. Mike
  11. Not the only ibex and not the only one that's 200tdi. Though mines a discovery engine. Mines the grey one and the yellow is @TSD. Mike
  12. In the UK we have Shiply. It's a website for transporting just about anything. You post up what, where and when then people give you quotes to move it. You may find someone with a van/empty trailer going your direction. Mike
  13. With a bit of luck seven sister in September is still going to happen. Assuming we don't get a second wave. Mike
  14. My set up is off an utilities 130 300tdi (though I suspect it was V8). Mike
  15. Both my trucks were/are 200tdi (discovery engine fitted in the standard position). From the transfer box forward is the same regardless of chassis length. However different engines are fitted in different positions thus the transfer box moves forward or back depending on engine. Mine came from a 300tdi so I needed to extend the hex. The front crossmember part of the shaft should be the same on all models, mine then has a slip joint and uj next to the front end of the sump followed by a bearing mounted on the sump bolts. Then it's on long shaft all the way back to the PTO box. Mike
  16. Check how tight the rear output flange nut is. As the drive gear is only slid into the shaft and held by friction. So if the nuts loose the gear can spin on the shaft. Mike
  17. This lock down I've finished breaking a 110 (just got a pile of bits to get rid of). I've finished some work on a mini jem so that's going with in a week or so. I've got a pile of bits and a chassis to sort on the wife's 110. We'll gloss over the other two mini Jem's I have stashed. So now seems like the perfect time to look into moving house........ Mike
  18. I may of had one or two of these. Currently have two mini Jem's, very similar to the Marcos but much prettier. This one I had back when I still had hair. Mike
  19. It's not until I drive or at least passenger in someone else's shiny defender. That I realize my dented and scratched creation isn't as bad as I think it is. I have been truly shocked at how bad others are and still have an MOT. Mike
  20. Only if you don't do any maintainance. I've never had it either but I have seen the white face afterwards. Mike
  21. We have a Springer, let's just say she matches our family..... Mike
  22. My varta's are still going strong (about 6 years old) they crank the 200tdi no problems even when left for a week or so. My volt meter shows 11.8v at rest which drops a fair bit with glow plugs and cranking. I think mine are around 100ah. Mike
  23. The only true hand built cars are kit cars and morgan maybe one or two others. Mike
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