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  1. Yep, you do. You can leave it to Youtube or manually do it. Generally their system that decides the opportune moment to place an ad, and how many to place, is fairly decent. Frankly I put too much time into my videos to have them messed up by a lot of ads, but being used to a short one like my last being a one mid roll ad deal, I just left it to Youtube. I got caught out.
  2. Ha! Haven't seen this one in years. Just a follow up - I did coax that DII back into service that summer and it was great. In fact it still is... despite the fact I put the thermostat back in the wrong way round, and then travelled to the UK and across the scenic route through Wales to Shrewsbury with a trailer to collect my Lotus. On a very very warm weekend. I had spent not an inconsiderable amount of money doing the head gasket job myself, and made a big effort to do it right. That one little mistake blew it again basically straight away. It never missed a beat though and is still running fine, I use it to mow a field with a gang mower. It just pressurises the cooling system if I give it high revs. Can't bring myself to sell it, love it too much.
  3. Something's definitely changed. I put up a vid last night and while watching it back for quality control my jaw dropped at the three or four 'mid roll' ads Youtube deemed fit to throw in there. Before now it would never have been more than one mid roll ad in a ten to 15 minute video. edit- as a creator I have the option of turning on video monetisation, or not. Just feel that's important to say. But then if you're following a creator and you value their content then being cool with [the odd] ad is the simplest form of support. I've no definitive on this but they say letting full ad play instead of skipping is also beneficial to a creators possibility of bringing in some revenue.
  4. I got trapped by the latest episode about the new Defender, as a podcast it fairly rolls along and it seems to be very well researched.
  5. I hadn't heard of this before and hopefully I'm double posting and you know about it already; a podcast for Land Rover guys! https://centresteer.com/ I have no affiliation, but I have been asked to talk about the making of my Range Rover resto video, which I'm looking forward to.
  6. Yeah part of the cost saving of relays is not having to route the thicker gauge wiring to each switch right? I'm glad I asked, this is a really interesting area of more recent automotive history. Everyone loves to lament the day when you suddenly needed a computer to work on your car, but the average car guy doesn't consider what the alternative was.
  7. The fact that the ZF4 was used in so many cars [on both sides of the Atlantic] is probably testament enough. The reason I was asking about the electrics is it's a vague subject. Difficult to quantify, so I'm kind of looking for a tangible way. My car is full of relays, I see that as a good thing. There are one or two smaller control boxes for things like cruise and delayed systems. None of it seems unreliable to me across my three LR's [which all have some version of those electrics or other. I haven't heard or read of the looms giving trouble, least not without some accompanying reason that mitigates the failure. So the late RRC's that had air were the first 4x4's in the world to use it? I hadn't heard either that the ABS being employed as traction control had actually debuted on the RRC, that's a cool one. Goes a way to verify what I'd read about the Wabco system being the envy of the industry when first launched. This stuff is invaluable thanks!
  8. I've been reading very interesting articles about the history of the RV8 and Buick 215 it was developed off. Reckon I've plenty there. Common probs are cam wear on 7/8 am I right? What do you know about the electrics? And yeah any trivia is good trivia. What I'd like to do first and foremost is prove the car is made of good components.
  9. I'm making a video about the Range Rover Classic and I want to make it a journey around the construction and systems of the car, figuratively dissecting it to showcase [or criticise if deserved] the engineering and design. So I've been researching and looking for knowledge, comparisons and real world testimonials on the following; Axles - how thick are they, are they strong [cases / shafts] by comparison to the competition, thoughts on swivel housings/bearings Braking - Info on the Wabco ABS system in later cars [I read that it's the forerunner of modern traction control, and was the envy of the industry when new] Engine - Foibles of the RV8 Suspension - Ability of the late car in comparison to non ARB equipped RRC's and the competition AND the Defender Body - How do the approach/departure angles compare to the competition AND to the Defender, real world examples of how rust prone [or not] the inner shell is, anything of note? Electrics - Anything inherently bad in design, common problems Transmission - Strengths and weaknesses of the ZF4HP22, likewise the BW transfer box Cross overs - anything on a late RRC that is shared with a non related marque, eg; Wabco ABS, ZF4HP22, Borg warner transfer Firsts - Anything the RR [early or late] brought to the mainstream that hadn't been there before History - Oz was reportedly a LR dominated market until trade deals with Japan meant Toyota became the fav / why does the USA car majority hold the RRC in such low regard All knowledge and opinions welcome, there has been a lot of leg work on this one and I don't mind sifting through a lot of info. I'd like to make this the be all and end all of Range Rover Classic review videos. Not just some hack jumping in a loaned car for two hours and spouting whatever they think sounds good. Thanks and thanks! George PS - If you've other RRC chats going on elsewhere perhaps you could bring this up and widen the net?
  10. Couldn't see this one posted going back through the discussion. Catchpole is easy to listen to, no hype, and he does his reading up. Don't think I'll ever get over the rake of the windscreen.
  11. Def feels good to get some traction FF, and yeah there's a new welder Blanco. Two in fact, a MIG and an ACDC TIG, plus a plasma cutter. Vids on demos of all three coming and I'll say no more because I don't want to spoil but I took a sheet of Birmabright with me to see if a first time TIG user could put two strips of it back together. Lads I'm shooting a real world review style vid on the Vogue soon as I get home. I'm in a position now that I can talk about it with at least perceived authority. So what I want to do, rather than just saying 'everyone who thinks RR's are carp is wrong', is drop facts about components as I talk through the more normal aspects of a car review vid. So for example; I'm driving the car and I get talking about the trans. I'll talk about how the ZF4HP22 must be one of the most widely used autos in the world, and list the more diverse makes it's been used by. But I want to talk about say the axles or the chassis, with some sort of real world comparison of strength, like how the RR chassis were hand welded and are box rather than C section like [Toyota?]. Or the cruise control system which is again a standard and widely used design [from that period], or the Wabco ABS system which I read was at the time the envy of the motor industry [unsubstantiated]. So I'm asking for knowledge, any interesting tidbits of info about literally any system, component, bodywork, whatever. The more specific/relatable the better. Any thoughts? EDIT: something I'd like to mention too is that the RR was the first coil sprung LR, and essentially the basis for Defender development. That'll surprise a lot of people. But I need to be filled in and fact checked
  12. It's getting there, was 9800 at time of release
  13. Cheers Arjan! The gems keep coming; "I'm going to hold my Isuzu Trooper really close tomorrow, thank god it has no rust." Guy watches Land Rover rust video, goes outside to hug his off brand 4x4.
  14. new fav; "This film is like seeing my best friends wife naked. Beautiful."
  15. I was sure it'd bomb, but when you think about what goes on YT these days I suppose it makes sense. The comments [1400+] are highly entertaining, I've been propositioned [by a straight chap], another talked about how it's the longest he's ever been erect, I've seemingly broken the dumb Irish potato farmer stereotype whilst being referred to as Dermot by an Aussie in 'the colony', a Russian called me 'bitch' and a Spanish chap doffed his sombrero at me
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