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    Hangs at high revs?

    Isn't this (sometimes) something to do with the speedo signal to the ECU to stop it stalling as you roll up to the traffic lights?
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    Got my RRC back better than I left it

    Congrats George! When's the next video? A good warm revving can pump up stuck hydraulic tappets and burn crud off lambda sensors and fouled plugs.
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    Hate it when this happens...

    Please keep up the excellent work, posts like this help me justify why I've got a 2-door basket case sat in a lock-up
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I thought people wanted the Defender to be a proper 4x4, last I looked aside from the G-Wagen none of those guys make proper 4x4's they all make soft-roaders? Also, I thought the quote about aerodynamics was by Enzo Ferrari not Chapman, I thought Lotus were early adopters but I could be wrong.
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Massager attachment for your jigsaw
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    New workshop project

    Our builders said they knew the inspector would always find something to pick them up on, often the depth of footings, so they always dug them a bit shallow so the guy would come round, tell them it needed to be 6" deeper or whatever he thought, and then they'd end up digging them to the depth they were going to dig anyway everyone's happy!
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    Plower electric Defender

    I think this is it, a Tesla is a very lightweight car with a ton of batteries slung under it so it probably can't handle much else.
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    Hate it when this happens...

    You've gotta get those because it saves any of the rest of us having to get them As Al says, you won't lose money on them even if you just drag them home, power wash the spiders out & put them straight on ebay.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I quite like the Lego one and the alleged real one.
  10. ^ this, unless I'm parked flat & level I tend to leave it in gear just for belt & braces / to avoid embarrassment
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    V8 rebuild Q’s

    Also the cam should come with assembly lube and instructions to run it in... If you look in the tech archive, @Bull Bar Cowboy did an awesome V8 rebuild in great detail.
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    What could possibly go wrong?

    I'm not sure if they're meant to be massagers or ...massagers..., in the Viz "Swedish neck massager with all knobbly bits on" sense, which definitely sounds like a bad idea although I bet some A+E nurse somewhere has a story
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    BAT will be the permanent live BROWN wire IGN is the switched live WHITE wire ST is the starter wire, white with a red stripe Not sure if ACC would get connected to much in a Series?
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    Plower electric Defender

    The fact there aren't more EV's running around as taxis & delivery vehicles tells a lot about the real-life practicality of the current crop I think.
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    New to me toys

    Ooo toys, very nice!
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    V8 rebuild Q’s

    You only need to worry about tappets/pushrods etc. if you fit a really hairy cam, I have a Piper in the 109 and standard everything else. Not sure what you mean by re-lining the cam&crank, you can grind (polish) the crank journals if they're worn, or just throw new big end bearings in. Cam bearings may have to be line-bored, not sure... I'd speak to V8 Developments about that you're doing. This is my cam:
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    With an EFI plenum etc. you'll struggle to fit the 110 V8 airbox in, I couldn't make it work on the ambulance and that was a factory V8 with the huge airbox as standard.
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    The EBay Christ I fancy that 4x4 + its cheap thread

    Absolutely - £1 start grabbed your attention but it could have 10k reserve price on it Also very common to list breakers for £1 and the description says "You're bidding on one wheel nut - phone us for the bits you need"
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    Plower electric Defender

    Cost is still a real killer though: I love the idea of a conversion, but done properly and safely it's not simple or cheap with current technology.
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    V8 rebuild kits

    Perhaps I mis-remembered then, I know he said it was hard to refuse the extra gubbins for various reasons, possibly it was just deemed more exciting TV if it had all the "extreme" bits.
  21. Most ferry workers recognise Land Rovers and chock them regardless in my experience even the ones on Eurotunnel do it.
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    Series 3 with a defender ignition switch

    FWIW my 109 (1979 CSW) had the same style ignition switch as far as I know from the factory.
  23. Mate of mine arrived at work with another mate laying in the engine bay of his golf operating the throttle, he was driving with his head out the window to see round the bonnet and shout instructions... No, he wasn't the sharpest tool in the box.
  24. Preach, brother! Have to say, since fitting paras & decent shocks the 109 is not uncivilised in the suspension department - just uncivilised in numerous other ways Also, long time no see, welcome back @RPR!
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I don't see how anything else on the same road tyres would do much better, I doubt a stock Defender would get further on low-profile road tyres especially with its open diffs - most likely it'd be sat spinning one or two wheels. The driver may be modulating the throttle but I don't see any back & forth, just gas & hope. At least if it was a slope the traction control would give you some control of where you landed, try sliding down a wet grassy slope in a "dumb" 4x4 and see how much more exciting it is! You'll have to point out the bit in the Russian video where a stock 4x4 on road tyres gets further up that hill than the RR because I didn't see anyone make it, including the Ladoga Trophy G-Wagen on knobbly mud tyres? Hardly standard! Also, no-one's stopping you fitting all-terrains, the factory fit what suits the average buyer but I don't see it's worth twisting your knickers over swapping tyres to suit your needs.

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