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  1. New components so will definitely be a bit different if you think the old ones where worn/bypassing a bitty. I'd go through the procedure of re-setting the pedal clearance etc.
  2. I know of a 130 with a quadtech rear body that would make a very decent project vehicle, and I doubt it will be all that expensive. PM me if you're interested. Mav
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    Pattern bulkheads...

    Suprised its taken this long but looks like someone's producing a pattern bulkhead now... reading the ad its a lot of cash for a "it might not fit"... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254226651378
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    Pattern bulkheads...

    Interesting, Ribblevalley got back to me today, couldn't provide a name of manufacturer but they said they came from Turkey, so kinda ties in with what you said.
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    New springs ?

    I look after 5 Mountain rescue Trucks which all have standard 110 suspension fitted and they are used in various configurations on and offroad - as per your comment about wanting something for everything, that what Land Rover I'd guess fitted the trucks out to do, having experience with the standard set-up I think the vehicles all work really well. If you search ebay for land rover "take off" parts you might find a "used but new" set of springs for not a lot of money. Mav
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    Strange 300tdi noise

    Tricky one, I'd take the fan belt off, turn all the pulleys individually to see if its anything to do with an ancillary, then I'd be looking at the tappets me thinks...
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Well I always liked the look of the D3/4's I don't think its that bad - I always quite liked the look of the old Nissan Pathfinder, kinda looks a bit like that, big boxy square thing. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh finally.
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    Air Portable Utility 1/2t S3

    Some progress.
  9. So I've kinda adopted a short term project, she's in not bad shape from the off but she has been abused so needs tidying up, so mechanical then body work fettle get a new hood sorted for her, I've never worked on anything order than 86 so this is somewhat new. Plan is to revert her back to military spec or as close as practical, lots of TLC where the previous owner has abused, I've applied for the vehicle service record from the RLCM be interested to see where she's been, tips tricks and suggestions always welcome... presently just trying to get her started... wish it was a diesel... Mav
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    300tdi oil leak

    The only other time I've had oil come out there other than an obvious worn rear crank shaft seal was when I accidentally blocked the breather outlet and it obviously pressurised the sump and block in which oil squeezed out of a few places.
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    Air Portable Utility 1/2t S3

    Small steps - "new" bulkhead top blasted and dropped off at the galvanisers, old top stripped off and is quite a mess, - although the top of the lower bulkhead looks to be decent condition - when I get around to it I'll repair the top and sell it on.
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    Defender 200 Tdi water pump question

    Hi Mo, I think they are one but the same. and this link also points to the same conclusion... https://www.johnrichardssurplus.co.uk/water-pump-kit-da2135.html
  13. Awesome, good work Fridge.
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    Air Portable Utility 1/2t S3

    So a bit of progress - trial fitting after repairs, oh I bought a new to me sewing machine that proved up to the job. The intermediate hoop I had found had been cut down so I', just making up a new one then the hood will be installed permanently.
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    Trackers good bad and ugly

    I looked into trackers a few years ago but I've never installed one, I'm still not that convinced about them, especially as a topic on hear showed you can buy a tracker "bug finder" from Amazon for peanuts which kinda negates the whole thing really. Just worth factoring in.
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    Air Portable Utility 1/2t S3

    So some new acquisition soon to be added...
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    Air Portable Utility 1/2t S3

    Totally agree, i was just looking at the body actually will makes some efforts to remove the layers of bronze green, then she'll get rubbed down and painted olive or olive and black there's a few dents here and there I'll be straightening out to square her up a bit but thats about it, the rear tub inside will need the most work. In other news i just got her running. New plugs leads and distributor and she fired up on the first turn, well chuffed, and coincidently I'm no longer a series truck driver virgin, took it for a spin to check the transmission, all good except stopping is interesting with only one wheel... great fun Now I get why peoples like series trucks 😁
  18. So I've been searching the web to try work out if a S3 lightweight has its onwn type of hood, or will a s3/s2 standard hood set-up fit right off? I presume a 90 hood will be too long. As its a bit of a cross topic I put it here rather than under a more specific vehicle type. A little bit new to the whole series game I'm afraid... Mav
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    What hoods/tilts/canvases fit what?

    Perfect, thats what i was hoping to hear.
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    Vehicle transport recommendations

    So the new joint venture got delivered today, thanks to Simons brother, got it rolling and off his transporter. Spent most of the day trying to get her started but i'll continue this in another thread.
  21. Hi folks, I'm looking for any recommendations for vehicles mover type folk, found a few listed online of course but was looking for any pointers of any good/bad experiences thats all. Its moving a short wheel base type vehicle from south lake district up to Aberdeenshire... Advice appreciated Mav
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    Vehicle transport recommendations

    Super service, already lining up the next job
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    Td5 refusing to start now...argh!

    Now i think on it, one of our old team Td5's did this thing that if she'd been standing and you unlocked with the fob got it started then about 10 second into the drive the engine would cut out. Simple solution was to open close the truck with the fob few times before getting in and starting. Try locking unlocking it a few times?
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    Vehicle transport recommendations

    Thanks for the suggestions folks I think I'm sorted Mav

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