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    It's Official - Mr Bump really does have brain damage ......

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    Er Land Rovers Fabrication, Modification and generally hitting things so they fit. Known to (occasionally) do really stupid things, waxoiling my cat and Swallowing brake fliud hitting my steel cap boots with a sledge hammer and folding in the toe...

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  1. Hybrid_From_Hell

    4.2

    4.2 V Belt (ie Non Serp) would use the same kits as a 3.9 V Belt, but the ECU would have to have a slightly different mapping which is no prob Nige
  2. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Dead ECU - help please

    Ouch ! I can get it looked at by a grown up ! Nige
  3. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Is MegasquirtV8 site down?

    ring me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we got a bit mad on orders ! - when I promise delivery dates I wnat to make sure we hit them - when I buy stuff I hate it when people let me don't so we took the shop down so we could hit all deadlines and catch up, but about !! Nige
  4. Hi Nige,

     

    I'm going to be spending a few days in the UK in just over a weeks time, and will be passing through Godalming on the 29th.  I'd love to put a face to your name, if that's possible.

     

    Nick

  5. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Clutch master cylinders

    Er..how does that help exactly ???
  6. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Clutch master cylinders

    At the moment it's like ....
  7. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Clutch master cylinders

    Anyone know the differences between 90 v8 200 tdi 300 tdi and defendet td5 TCDi etc. Are they all the same "power" etc ..what's the differences between them or are they all pretty much the same ??
  8. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Fitting a servo to assist Clutch - help please

    Anyone have any info / 1st hand experience on the red booster kits ...so far hearing not good / don't buy !
  9. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Mini Tech - Clutches & in particular "Dual Diaphram" - A Guide

    cover was a standard AP.....not man enough by far for the torque this boots out lol
  10. Mike, any pics install guidance as on my to do list !!!!!!!!! Nige
  11. As it says. With a dmaged spine and new Dual Diaphram clutch I wnat to servo assist it to help me enjoy driving it more and not "Annoying" my spline any more than I need too LOL So, remote servo to clutches DIY vs Red Booster ££££££££££££££££££££££££££s kit. Any help would be super, pics, units, help, etc etc Bring it on asap please all ! Nige
  12. I have always had problems with clutches as I have always run tuned engines all V8s ! I have tried many options - all "Self Learnt" and had mixed results. When I had the John Eales 4.5 V8 in the 90, it ate clutches and in the end I fitted a 6 paddle ceramic clutch. It was "OK".. Gripped pretty well, ...pedal not much different, ...but pig in traffic in stop start as it turned into a On/Off switch lol All was sort of "Acceptable" until the newer 342 BHP daft Torque 5.2V8 went in.. It ATE clutches, tried some "HD" stuff, junk to be honest more marketing and bullsh1te than anything worthwhile ... so again I went for a new paddle and cover... It slipped under being booted, then gripped, but on heavy down changes and booting or heavy load it slipped before it gripped, so I had to relook at what to fit. I did loads of research, and then happened to end to speak to Ben Williams at Clutchfix http://clutch-fix.co.uk/ who will prob forget more about clutches than I will ever know. £rd generation of clutch building staff means they really know their stuff, what I liked is when I phoned and had a chat, instead of selling me what I asked for Ben explained I was wrong, then explained why I should buy that, then made me understand what I needed, which is rather refreshing. What I learnt is that clutches are more complex than you might think, and a big part of my issue was that the paddle was the wrong route, what I needed was a special centre than they make (serioulsy genuinely HD not "BS HD" and ...a Stronger Cover with much more ability to bothe clamp the plate to the flywheel AND hold it there. What I have now is what is called a "Double Diaphram" / "Dual Diaphram" Cover, with some daft clampability around 500 Ft Lbs. "Experts on forums warned of me needing Bopth feet to operate , no feel, undrivable on the road, the wheels would fall off and the moon fall out of the sky....so I diod sort of quiz Ben who sighed and said "J F Fit it" and don't belive the armchair experts. So I have and I did . And he was right, with me currently have treatment for a yoof based spinal injury I managed to beg the use of a ramp ...so up she goes and some considerable time later Out comes Gearbox and transfer box complete We then found lots of other things that needed doing, but eventually clutch was taken off. And, as Ben said the cover was not clamping hard enough due to the power output allowing the plate to flex and slip... If it looks new that because its done about 200 miles only, cover was wrecked, paddle itself is fine and will be sold on ! so, bring out the new ....... Dual Diaphram means that the cover fingers have a second layer on the inside to give extra clamp, the size shape and length of these Ben calculated for my trucks output so its 100% custome made, and to be honest the price was less than I was expecting too Prepare to go Oooooooooooooooooooooo By now I was feeling a bit like : But some considerable hours later : It was all in a ready for a test drive. WOW ! By God it clamps, its never ever been such a positive solid clutch when it bites you know its engaged. Yes, the pedal is a bit harder, it feels totally different, normal pretty much up to the very last push down where a bit more force is required, but you could esily get used to it with a bit of time. However with a damaged spine I need to look at getting it a bit easier, even the unit before could "Annoy" my back, so I am now going to do some research on servo enabling my unit, and will do a Post on that too when done - its the next job. But, as an aside if you just wnated to help this a Bit being a 1985 unit I could upgrade the pedal to the later TCDi over centre unit, but as I need to have a really light clutch I am going to bypass this and go servo, and as cheap as I can do it too !" For info the later pedal looks like this and is a direct replacement bar needing to drill 1 x hole of the 6 to mount properly ... But in the meantime my Custom clutch from Ben and his team has solved the issue 101%, highly recommended and don't listen to armchair experts, its highly driveable as is and serious quality to boot. Need a clutch - speak to these guys, and bear in mind much of the after market "Branded stuff" is actually made in India and brand stuck on, ie lucas - does not exist - same as intermotot - owed by SMP, same part in different boxes, so much of the clutch stuff out there is nasty branded junk. Buy a clutchfix unit and you get quality and proper advice. Next servo research ! Nige
  13. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Limited slip diffs

    Could you scan or photograph the relevant pages and post up please??
  14. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Someone might know !

    Er...adjuster ring
  15. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Someone might know !

    FTC4210 Part 3A in picture. Anyone ...........Know the thread size / pitch please !! Nige
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