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  1. Thought that some might find this useful...
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    They must mark them heavily in Aus then, as the base spec Workmate 79 can’t be had for less than $70K, so about £40K. Jeep Wranglers in the UK appear to have benefited from Defender prices, as used prices are now a lot higher than just a couple of years ago. Jeep UK seem to have taken advantage of this and added £10K+ to the price of a JL compared to the equivalent JK before. So in the UK they’re asking about £48K for Rubicon, the equivalent cost ~$44K in the US. The new double cab pick up looks good...
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Can’t imagine a stock new Defender being able to tackle the Rubicon... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/tackling-rubicon-trail-jeep-wrangler-rubicon bit of a shame that LR are going to lose all credibility when it’s launched.
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    12v USB port recommendations

    Blue sea are good quality. They do a standard dual charger for about £15 or a 4.8A dual fast charge one that’s a lot more pricey at about £40. cheers, Steve
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    custom dash project

    The modern hevac systems seem to use stepper motors now, to give full control and reliability. You could convert you manual controls to feed an arduino stepper motor driver setup. cheers, Steve
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    Alternative driver seat in a 110

    People seem to manage to fit in D2 and P38 seats and both are readily available at an ok price. Would fit your comfort requirement too... Going by the pic though, they sit quite a way back.
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    Range rover p38 passenger door won't open

    This usually happens when super locked. Double press of lock button. If so, you’ll need to get door card off and then lock off from the inside.
  8. YRM do the weld on mounts and you could go for this if you want no compromise on or off road with an arb ... https://foundry4x4.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=76
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    Good dust mask ?

    Personally, I use these goggles with the masks as they fit well... https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p80545 For cutting, grinding and linishing etc. I use one of these face masks that naturally work well with the dust mask... https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p53860 The dust masks I don’t bother to store them, for the paint masks they do recommend storing them in a bag or sealed box to make them last longer. I’ve been doing so much painting lately I don’t bother to store and personally I haven’t noticed any difference in longevity, but I suspect it’s best to bag etc.. cheers, Steve
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    Last year when the hinges on my teng cases started to split... I looked for alternatives as the teng cases are not available on their own. I still wanted portability, and I like the set cases as you know when a tool is missing, misplaced when you’re packing up. So the Solution I went for was to pick up some Bosch tool boxes made by Sortimo and fit some foam inserts from shadow foam... I went for the 136 boxes, about £20-25 on eBay as they can fit two tool trays inside, but they’re available in numerous sizes. I got some ally plate bent up to size too, to hold the top shelf... You then have the laborious task of cutting out the foam with a scalpel, before they were ready... They are designed to stack on top of each other clipping in securely, and you can get some clips to secure the the first box to a shelf, floor etc. Sortimo does a bunch of other accessories, tray insert and boxes etc. although they’re quite pricey when buying them from Sortimo... https://www.sortimo.co.uk/shop/en_UK/BOXXes-%26-Cases/L-BOXX-family/c/47834?q=:tsa Theyve worked out well, very sturdy, stack well and as intended very portable. The only downside is if a tool breaks and you can’t get a like for like replacement your screwed unless you get out the scalpel again.
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    RRC engine and box removal

    Yes it is. Having recently removed a 3.9 with auto and BW in one, I’d say no. The reason no, is that it was just possible for us, as it was a parts car and we had cut out the front panel. cheers, Steve
  12. You can give Dave at Ashcrofts a ring if the axles don’t last. I expected to see a brace bar underneath for the rear seats too, rather than just the bolts. Glad to hear the business is going well and good news on the family front too. How’s Gordon Murray’s escort coming on? cheers, Steve
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    Venturing off road again.......

    Here you go, this is all I have...
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    Tyre inflation - non-standard

    Or in this nice dry weather, get a piece of chalk, (most real mathematicians have this to hand ) draw a line or multiple lines across the tread of the tyre. Drive down an even-ish piece of tarmac and check for wear. If it’s even you’re ok, if not adjust air pressure up or down accordingly.
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    Venturing off road again.......

    A blast from the past, 15-16 years ago, but here’s some pics of excellent front bumper that Nick made for me... I have more more pics from all angles and of the bumper off the RR if you need them. The rear bumper was easily solved with a jigsaw, rear exhaust boxes replaced with straight through, and never had any issues after this mod, mostly as I only hit trees going forward. Just looked it up on MOT history and it’s still MOT’d and seemingly going strong, even after all that early abuse. cheers, Steve
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    Venturing off road again.......

    P38’s rust too. The 96 one we stripped for the 4.6 V8 had heavily rusted outriggers, rear crossmember, and EAS tank. The main chassis was fine though. Another thing to remember on D2’s, as well as the rust, the majority don’t have diff lock, so you’ll most likely have to retrofit one. As already said both the 4.0 and 4.6 can suffer from the slipped liners, so both D2 & P38 are the same here. Most of the electrical gremlins on a p38 can be bypassed easily. A p38 on air is a better drive than a D2, but for off-roading, HD steering arms, suspension, bumpers etc. are readily available and cheap. have fun picking one
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    Compressor regulator fittings??

    Thanks, I appreciate the response, albeit I’ve got to now go and get yet more connectors. I’ve tried to unscrew them, but they won’t budge without applying enough force to damage them. cheers, Steve
  18. I recently ordered a new SIP compressor and 200l tank. I’m now in the process of hooking it up to my existing SIP compressor with 100l tank. Unlike the existing one, the regulator that comes with the new one doesn’t have the usual female 1/4” fittings it has these fittings with taps included... What are they?? A 1/4 BSP will thread on, but it’s loose as there’s no taper, and it doesn’t look like 1/4 BSPP as there’s no collar at the end for a copper washer/o-ring and also there are two flats on the threads. I assume there some sort of hose fitting that has a nut collar on that you slide into the receiver and then spin that until nut is tight, and the nut collar has an o-ring to seal it. Either way it looks no good to me. Looks like I’ll have to remove them and screw in my 1/4 XF quick release females into the body of the regulator cheers Steve
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    Overall width - anyone had width issues laning?

    No, although I’m sure there’s plenty of Lane from hell’s. This one is in South Wales, with a less than p38 wide gate at the top. Here’s a video of Mark90 driving it...
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    Overall width - anyone had width issues laning?

    When I used to lane the p38, ~2001, there were only about 3-4 lanes I couldn’t do due to gate width. Typically one of them was ‘Lane from hell’ which was a pain in the derrière. Not an issue anymore as it was a RUPP, and some of the other ones may have been as well, so irrelevant now. Only other issue was doing a couple of lanes on the mountainside where it felt like the ruts were the only thing stopping you from sliding down the mountain. In the p38 you could only drop one side of wheels in. Still here, so obviously not an issue, but it certainly made you wish the Lane ended soon. cheers, Steve
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    Spark plugs for 4.6 P38 on LPG

    I assume magnecor are still decent?
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    Removing bitumen headlining glue stuff?

    I found a hot air gun and scrapers best to get the majority off, then white spirit to clean off last few bits and residue before painting. cheers, Steve
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    Good dust mask ?

    After trying a bunch at various prices, the best one I’ve found is the 3M flexible mask... https://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-7502-Medium-Reusable-Half-Mask/dp/B00FYNN5J6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523811575&sr=8-1&keywords=3m+7502+mask Once the mask is bought, the dust filters work out about £8 a pair... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pairs-3M-6000-Particulate-Filters/dp/B00SOKSH0I/ref=pd_sbs_328_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WKKEKP73MCYXCMMYW7C6 The fit is really good, and you can easily drop the mask down around your neck when not needed. You can also fit A1 or A2 filters if painting, working with chemicals. I ended up getting two in the medium size and having one set up as dust and one as paint/chemicals. cheers, Steve
  24. The diesels all used separate pumps so you should be a able to easily source a range rover classic diesel pick up that will fit your tank.
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    Range Rover Classic Swivels

    I have a pair of RRC ABS and non ABS swivels here if you want to check if they’re better than yours. Hills Road before Addenbrookes. cheers, Steve

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