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  1. Blanco

    Look what I brought home last night ..

    Which washer bottle solution did you go for in the end?
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    The EBay Christ I fancy that 4x4 + its cheap thread

    Somebody else thought so too ..... gone already
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    Advice required on selling a Series

    Sounds like a regular everyday Land Rover, there are very few 'as original' series out there and yours is in no way unusual. You are very honest about the nature of it, which is more than many. The condition will bereflected in the price and that is all. Sell it complete, it should sell easily enough.
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    Our discovery has a bladder issue

    Perhaps a photo of your header tank would help clarify your plumbing?
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    Our discovery has a bladder issue

    Good point about the fuel cooler, must have been a bit early for the brain
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    Our discovery has a bladder issue

    A bit more info would help the mechanics, it would help to tell us what engine we are considering here? In general though it is a symptom of excess pressure in the system, the source of which, well that depends............
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    5x6.5 Trailer Hubs

    Had a little look for this this morning, none of the EU stuff gets anywhere near that size, I suspect it's because of the legislation. 5x112mm would be the nearest. I did find this catalog though; http://www.roadque.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Roadque-Updated-Catalogue.pdf page 4 has shows an axle, and page 9 shows the loose hubs... shipping might kill it but no harm in asking.
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    Forum Get Together

    Not too far from Ireland, ... I'd like that................ Would the S1 be getting a shake down perhaps?
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    5x6.5 Trailer Hubs

    Knott are certainly fitted to the Ifor, and many other 3.5 ton trailers, but I am not aware of an unbraked hub of that size, worth checking the Knott online shop though. LM's are fitted with two different axles depending whether twin or triple axle format, twins have 10" /250mm brakes, triples have 8" /200mm brakes.
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    The EBay Christ I fancy that 4x4 + its cheap thread

    I do think LR missed out on a big part of the utility market by not pursuing the forward control 'Llama' type thing.
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    Alternator location

    If I remember it is about halfway down on the left as you stand at the open bonnet. The alternator is a combination unit and quite expensive to replace new, search on here for regulator replacement which is straightforward DIY, and very cheap by comparison, fixes 95% of problems.
  12. Grief! I haven't laid eyes on one for 20 years, I seem to remember that the magneto hates inactivity, whenever I went to mine after a few years idleness it was always a case of stripping that first. Good re-purpose though , .... wish I'd thought of it when I had mine.
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    The Curse of Blondie

    Introducing 'Blondie' my 1980 RR 3 door project. Bought back in March 2018 whilst on a flying trip to the UK. She has already made a brief appearance here posted in a thread on 2 post and 4 post lifts and ought to have been featured a bit more before now except that life gets in the way and registering vehicles in different countries is never a straightforward as one supposes. So DVLA finally got the right detail in sufficient boxes for me to go back to the Vehicle registration tax office (VRT for short) and because it is more than 6 months since I was last there, my file has been erased and I need to start again, oh well............. which means (re)presenting the vehicle for an ID check,...... better check it over then. I go out and start up Blondie, check the lights, brake pedal nearly hits the floor not good! And I set about putting the back seat back in after it was used to ferry some big sheets of glass, when I went round to open the passenger door to deal with the LHS the bottom hinge pin promptly snapped! even less good! It is clear Blondie hasn't appreciated 6 months of inaction. Never had an early Range Rover before, so I set about looking at how the hinges are fixed and reckon its easier to take the wing off for access, before long I have the bonnet , scuttle panel and wing off (snapped a bolt in the bumper on the way) and finally see that the hinge bolts, on this one anyway have loose nuts at the back of the door post. Next nasty surprise is now obvious, the door post mounting plate for the wing is half rotted away and there are a couple of rusty holes in the post itself. Well lately I have been watching a lot of 'Binky' vids and of course George's 'SOUP' series, so I think I ought to see to the rust before I put the wing back with a proper patch. I should say that whilst I have been tinkering with cars since I was in short trousers I have never attempted any bodywork before. So out comes the grinder and the cardboard and this is what I have managed to do today. Damage cut out and patch in the making. Welded in. Finally added a piece for the wing fixing, old and new side by side, quite pleased with the result. All in all I am reasonably pleased with my efforts and glad that I wasn't trying to do a frame by frame sequence at the same time! It is obvious that the standard of most previous work carried out is poor and there will be a lot of re-doing of bodywork as I go. Tomorrow I need to get this back together and look at the brakes.
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    The Curse of Blondie

    Time for an update, .... passed the NCT/MOT yesterday at the 3rd attempt!. Apparently the list of stuff at the bottom which I took to be advisories were actually required, oh well. As I had attended to the lights while waiting for Paddocks to deliver that just left the rusty bits to deal with. Started on the rear LH corner light panel and quickly realised there was no easy fix, so it was time to find out how the rear wing comes off! Not too difficult really, although I decided the job would be much easier if I took the tailgate off first as leaning in was killing my back Once the wing comes off, there are 7 little nuts and bolts that join the wing to the rear corner box, and then I was left with just the rear corner which was quite manageable to work on. So drilled out the spot welds and separated the two pieces Sketched out the shape on new steel And welded it in, there was some rust on the lip as well but it looked quite tidy when I had cut it out, so I just left it as smaller 'tabs' There is a bit of lace work at the lower edge of the inner wing which revealed itself, but as the wing is easy to remove I thought that could wait until a warmer time of year. So I got the rear quarter back together and set about the drivers door. Water has got down between the main door shell and the re-inforcing panel inside, there are some fairly impressive holes 'growing', this is very difficult to repair properly and coupled with this mess from the previous owner at the hinge end I think a second hand door would be a much easier solution ultimately, as it happens there is one on the forum which I hope will feature here soon So what it required for the moment is just to get it past the MOT inspectors, so making no effort to reconcile inner and outer, I just cut out the rust as you can probably see here, there is trouble brewing down the whole side of the door. Less well documented than some but made up cardboard templates and cut new bits to fill the holes, This last one shows the extent of the problem in this door, it is going right across the middle as well, good job the MOT man didn't see that! So I can get the tax today and then I finally get my ROI registration document, only 10 months after importing it, Result!
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    The EBay Christ I fancy that 4x4 + its cheap thread

    Thats the prevalent US influence over here, coupled with pronounciation inaccuracies and phonetic spelling tendancies, funny thing is I have been here 3 years now and I didn't even notice!
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    Favourite socket set

    Agreed (presuming old for odd). I have 20 yr Teng, near 40 yr Kamasa and 60 yr Britool inherited, all great stuff and I have never broken any of it despite trying quite hard. But it is all 1/2 inch and big heavy sets which stay at home. The handy thing about the little 3/8 inch set is it takes up no room in the boot, any is so multi-purpose.
  17. So, about 33 years ago I bought a socket set which I paid £28 for mail order. It has been without doubt the single most used most successful ever tool I have ever bought. In recent years I have had the misfortune to break a couple of bits, which I struggled to find replacements for. Whats left looks like this..... This week I had to order some shocks from Paddocks and I was just browsing in the clearance section, and I found this,.... At last ...... Big features are the smooth stepless ratchet and the through socket design which is so versatile. In the first shot you can see a couple of sockets that don't match from an earlier (failed) attempt to find compatible sockets, and the new set didn't come with a long extension bar, but I am just pleased to have found another one, I can keep one in each RR now. Thing is that this ratchet/wrench format is so useful I can't believe it isn't more popular/widely available. Funny thing is I paid £30 for the new one, hardly more than the original, and although Rolson wouldn't be a brand I would choose quality doesn't look bad, I think the stock might be quite old, looking at the box. Time will tell........... anyone come across 16mm hex drive 'through' style sockets anywhere else?
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    Reciprocating saws

    ..... interesting,.... I've tried a couple of times to cut panelwork (steel) with one and the blade (bi-metal) didn't last at all. Now I go back to the Saxton site I see there are more options for metal, which I am sure weren't there before? Are the titanium any good or has it got to be carbide?
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    The EBay Christ I fancy that 4x4 + its cheap thread

    Project anyone? https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/brooklyn-range-rover/20913757
  20. That hood just looks great
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    Favourite socket set

    I guess I'll have to wait till they come round again, doesn;t sound as if they'll be compatible anyway, thanks for that
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    Forum relay - RR seats, Ipswitch to Hampshire

    No need..... I'll make a detour to you en route to or from Littlehampton if it comes together. Not a great road between the two but used to go back and forth to Tadley once upon a time.
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    Forum relay - RR seats, Ipswitch to Hampshire

    I would jump on the fridge wagon and ask for the doors please if you were going up, I must pm L19MUD
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    Favourite socket set

    Our local one is up to 13mm sockets only and is more like a 1/4 drive set than a 3/8ths, .... perhaps we'll get your version next week. Matter of interest what is the hex drive size, its not 16mm by any chance?
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    Favourite socket set

    I was going to pop in this morning,.... interesting that one looks very different to the image in the local store, I'll compare later on
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