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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

    Clutch assist spring

    I have not tried one myself, but have heard from 2 x that have them that yes they are stronger than the factory unit and take a bit of swaering to fit as they are stronger
  2. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Rear Diff, should I be worried?

    Hmmm Whats the diff itself, as majority don't have anything brass in them ?
  3. Hello HFH. Another member sujested you migh be able to help / advice. I'm building a defender TD5 / 90, , ROW TD5 main and aux looms, 3.9 V8 supercharged, (Dennis Priddle Sprintex and all the kit and the piggy back fueling modual) HP22 auto box,  classic R/R engine loom with ECU.

    I'm at the stage of the build with figuering out how to connect the R/R loom to the rest of the TD5 electrics. I think its only 4 or 5 wires for the engine to run. But the loom is shabby, and i'm thinking of putting in a HP22E in stead of the HP22 now that there is compushift to make that work properly, and programable. I've also heard that there are far better soultions for engine managment than the old hot wire Rover set up, especially as i need to add extra fuel in when the super chargers cracking up.

    I've had a quick look a mega squirt. How would that mate to compushift or if i stuck to my HP22 (which is a ashcroft) mate to that? Never put in an auto before , only driven them, but i do know you have to do it right to avoid the stalling etc.

    So looking for a replacemnt loom / managment system  i guess, that will mate to eother the HP22 or the HP22E.

    Any advice?


  4. Hybrid_From_Hell

    how to work out your diff ratio

    Long nose and short nose axles and diffs on 110 are rated differently to carrying capacity. Props are totally different lengths so yes Ross is right saying the prop length is wrong. On 33s gearing is pretty much over the line for 3.54 ratios . Prob a 3.8 maybe a 4m1 to correct. So loads of areas are questionable
  5. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Rover diffs

    You can put one of my superflange kits on it ... and it would also be able to take the late Punma Type and seal and is the 24 spline version with bolt down the send, have a lookie at webshop. Use FTC5150 on CWP stronger bolts and no washers torque to 55 ft lbs with loctite - note ONCE USE BOLT !! Nige
  6. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Rover diffs

    Anorak outing time Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay 😍 Thats an Metric casing. So, most Likley thats a 3.54 not a 4.7:1 and 10 spline all 10 spline are the same all weak Carrier cap bolts are going to be M12 CWP Bolts most likley 3/8s UNF 4 Spline Pinion Flange and early seal type with suacer shield / mud trap LOL Casing is stronger than Imperial ealier units but not even earlier Split casing as some had bigger head and tail bearings Center is very weak, 16mm pin, puma is 24 spline ...a bit better at 18mm pin but both junk IMHO From early 90 or early 2 door RR some cross overs have a filler plug in diff casing but not all Nige
  7. Hybrid_From_Hell

    pwm iac

    Hi. The ecu should be ok for own. Connect up to megatune and switch ignition on . Change a guage on the screen by left click mouse and select own or ICV . Is is showing power?
  8. Hi all, Following on from part 1 - where I had Ben at Clutchfix (3rd Generation of Clutch Builders who will probably forget more than I know on clutches) build me a all singing and all dancing clutch to cope with the "Rather daft & Loopy" near 350 BHP / near 400 Ft Lbs torque of my Full race JED Rover 5.2 V8. See Here : Now, when I was young and stupid (vs now much older and still as mad ) I have rather "Done My Back in" ..er somewhat....a lot... So, bear in mind when I say the clutch was a Tad hard on the left foot that's 2 spinal operations over the years, countless osteo visits ...massages (no proper ones not those ) and being stretched on a rack at the physio dept..... care of the NHS ...my back is "Not great" When you consider a Stock Clutch from LR fresh out of showroom / Valeo 336 Ft Lbs Ft Lbs clamp, a Clutchfix standard HD 370 Ft Lbs clamp and my er "Thing" 570+ Ft Lbs, you can see that it will be harder. To be honest if my back wasn't as it is might live with it, but, having driven it for some time it was throwing my back out a bit ...so I did some research Yes, I could have maybe made my own kit, but I dont have the time running a small business, so I took the plunge and fitted a Red Booster Kit. Summary. Great Kit, bloody dreadful instructions, quite the worst I have had to cope with, so though a independent write up and review would be a good idea. Pics show most that you need to know but to fit 1. Remove the bloody brake pedal box, its says in the instructions you don't need to but it then if fitted feels like doing a genealogical inspection on a female mouse who is shy. Take the bloody thing out its 6 bolts ! 2. Don't use their spring or penny washer use the original, better fixing via the bent tab and stronger spring 3. If a later over centrer unit throw the assister spring away - not needed ! 4. Assemble the base carrier and plunger , and we also changed all the bolts from 4.8s to 8.8s as there is some serious forces involved....but we are OCD fussy. 5. Once back on the truck the absolute KEY thing is the adjustment of the clevis pin to mounting on the servo unit this is the one at the rear of the unit closest to the bulkhead and at the top. This is 101% key to getting the pedal to behave and be on / off in the middle of the push down of the pedal, we followed the instructions to their letter and had a clutch that would not work, it wasn't pushing down enough. Reason was their spring not pulling the pedal up fully, with the old spring back on and the pedal fully raised we adjusted to clearances so the pin JUST fits without being forces, 4 rotations on the shaft made all the difference between no clutch and full clutch 6. They also supply a reservoir. We haven't yet fitted this, the idea being thanks to a clever Mate Jon W who explained it is you ONLY have full vacuum on tickover, at "bat-out-of-hell" rev you don't, so the reservoir is for gear changes on the move. However , as this is a 2 ton + Brick and a LT85 gearbox its not M3 gear change on the Nürburgring ring territory so we are running without to see, ...IF... its heavier on the move then we will fit it, not doing makes life a lot easier in a tight bay. 7. Its a tight Fit, more so in mine as being a V8 90 it has the biggest Servo on brakes, but it JUST fits, so even on my version these are ok. All in all I now even with a dodgy back and a 570 Ft Lbs clutch have a nice clutch which makes it much lighter. I would also say that a 370 ish clutch with one of these may well end up giving you either no feel at all or a very very light clutch. There is a lot of nonsense talked about clutches, there are some copyists on the market who are legends in their own minds but are not as clever as they think they are, and some of the pattern stuff is just - well junk. I turned to Clutchfix with my own thoughts and ideas, they convinced me I was on the wrong route and to trust them to build what they knew from 3 generations of experience would be right, and it is, only fitting a Red Booster as it is waaaaay OTT on a clutch, and me with a damaged spine from the joys of spreading my body on tarmac exiting superbike years ago LOL. Chuffed. If you need a clutch call on Ben at Clutchfix and listen. Know their stuff. As to if you really need a red booster - they make a vast difference, but setting up that bloody linkage is key ! Nige
  9. Hybrid_From_Hell


    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
  10. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Dead ECU - help please

    Ouch ! I can get it looked at by a grown up ! Nige
  11. 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
  12. 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.



  13. Hybrid_From_Hell

    Clutch master cylinders

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

    Clutch master cylinders

    At the moment it's like ....
  15. 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 ??

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