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  1. The amount of muppets I see out and about in what can only be described as MOT failures is unreal, I live on the edge of Salisbury plain and when I'm over there I see all sorts, they plainly have no recovery points-apart from some scabby 50mm ball on the backside of the equally manky towbar and expect to be able to recover themselves with unsuitable kit. John
  2. If you change one-clutch master or slave, then you should really change the other as a matter of course, the theory goes that when one of them is worn out then the other won't be that far behind, I've always done this and has served me well over the last 20 years of owning landrovers. John
  3. Last year when I was off from work I used Joseph Ash's down In Bridgend(South Wales) 01656 668735 and they did the Galvanising I wanted done on a 3 day turn around but could've done it the next day If I'd had wanted, I had 165 Kg of metal parts(All of the steel parts from a 90-including the bulkhead, battery box and cappings) and it came to £120 inc the VAT, The people there were brilliant and were very busy by the looks of it , personally for me the best plan of action was to buy ordinary steel cappings and then get them shot blasted and galv'd, I got all of my metal shotblasted in my local town(Frome-Somerset) by a polish outfit and they did 54 Items of metal for £240-cash, I now keep fitting nice clean non rusty stuff to my 90 and it's like fitting brand new but not If you know what I mean!! John
  4. I've got a R380 stumpy from Ashcrofts on my 90 and I fitted it with an oil cooler(ok-yes even though I live in the Uk, as I do-do some towing and sometimes don't hang about when I'm driving), after spending the thick end of £1200.00 I want as much protection that I can get, I've change the oil every 6 months and it's been as good as gold, I've had it on my truck since 2013 and done about 15-20k miles since then, The oil cooler is the standard thermostatic block from land rover that fit's onto late LT77's and all R380 boxes, I've fitted it to a 13 row 235mm long-unbranded oil cooler in a vertical position with 1/2" hydraulic swaged pipework run up to the front and it sits next to my full width intercooler, I've also fitted an "oil cooler" from rocky mountain spares to my transfer box as I replaced that at the same time as my main gearbox, Since I've fitted both of these to my truck I've noticed a drop in the engine temperature(on the gauge) and a much cooler cab area too John
  5. I take my transit to council depots-that have the testing facility, as they're just there to pass or fail the vehicle being tested-not trade up on repairs etc. John
  6. A small bore rifle cleaning brush will do the same job something like a .223(5.56mm) or similar will do the job at a cheaper cost for doing the job John
  7. Ross, Could I ask how much were your brake lines for the rear please? John
  8. Have you thought about attaching a solar panel to charge the leisure battery up ?
  9. I've been on one of those car carriers and they are reputed to be unstable even with the best care taken to stabilise the cargo. John
  10. Nige, I've got the Duratracs on my 90 and they're excellent mate John
  11. I fitted Zeus stainless pistons about 8 years ago and they're still as good now as they were when first fitted. John
  12. Check the hazard switch is working for the indicators John
  13. Caravan utilisers me thinks
  14. Have a look here: http://www.sandcelectrical.com/ http://www.universal-rotating.co.uk/public/static.aspx?page=AboutUs http://www.broadwayelectrical.co.uk/classic_&_vintage_car_repairs.html hth John
  15. Iain, I tend now to sleep in a hammock and under a tarp, I like the idea of a swag but unless I'm taking my 90 with me there seems no point as it'd be too damn bog for me to carry on my back John
  16. You need to ring them in Loughborough : http://www.sipuk.co.uk/contacts John
  17. Fairone Iain, But the majority of the time I'm under canvas so to speak the nearest anyone will come with a vehicle would be about 2KM's at least as I tend to go right into the woods out of the way and use my tarp(Hootchie to you being in Aus) etc. there, The ground of which the peg is pushed into is normally woodland with solid leaf litter type material making up the majority of the ground I go and use(normal type of UK forestry) and even if someone did trip over one I'd doubt they'd hurt them selves too much John
  18. Nope because most if not all of my latest bushcraft type stuff I do in the UK John
  19. Or you could cut them out of existing branches around you and make them to your own lengths etc. Look up Ray Mears on youtube-I'm sure you'll find something on there regarding making them, I do this all the time when I want some and they work well-Also doesn't matter if you leave them behind as they'll rot into the ground eventually so they're a greener version of leaving behind something that will take decades to rot away. John
  20. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-defender-double-jointed-prop-shaft-heavy-duty-FTC4390-/281447144236?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item41878e9b2c http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-double-cardon-front-prop-shaft-FRC7697-/281447236977?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4187900571 John
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