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Daan last won the day on May 22

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About Daan

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    Rowing, Landys, Motorsport

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  1. I suppose it has the right colour for LR4x4 livery. Anyone feeling like kicking of some crowd fund raising? Daan
  2. That's a very old conversation which has been gone over many times; No, it is not in the manual, but it needs a solid link, no car is road legal without it. The speed restriction is I think 30 MPH for diggers etc, but if you show up with a car with over 300HP, that argument ain't going to fly I reckon. The first rule refers to Nissan steer by wire and the Citroen CX which had full hydro steering. Both have still a mechanical connection which is temporarily disconnected when the engine is started. The connection is spring loaded, so will drop back in once the engine is off, or the system stops working. Still, this car has a Panhard rod, so adding the PSC 4500 steering system would be fairly easy to do and would give hydraulic steering with a mechanical link. I would be keen on doing this, just the 60K euros to buy the car prevents me from it!
  3. Aluminium portal boxes and weight is 1300 kg. My preferred truck for this kind of thing. Hydro steer would prevent you from getting it road legal in the UK though.
  4. The almost winning car is for sale: It would be marriage limiting buying this thing, but 😎.
  5. I put this here, to give it more exposure (no involvement): https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/whaton/land-rover-legends-2/ Daan
  6. It is on again this year; Shame my landy has no MOT.. https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/whaton/land-rover-legends-2/ Daan
  7. Is there a vin number stamped in the chassis? And is this number a from a UK registered vehicle? This is the bit that DVLA is going to ask. Depending on the answer to these questions, you have to plot your plan. If it is the 110 VIN number, you can't use it in the UK to run a 90. Daan
  8. Daan

    New shocks, now .. ?

    OME is one of the best of cheap from my experience, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DEFENDER-90-110-OLD-MAN-EMU-REAR-NITROCHARGER-SHOCK-ABSORBER-DA8913/272057421295?hash=item3f57e2cdef:g:O9wAAOSwR7xcZJ39 but Recently the FOX light truck versions are amazing value, and very good ride: https://www.prolinx.biz/pages/Products/ViewProduct/985-24-078-Landrover-PS-Front-Std-Height/ I currently have the OMEs at the front and the Foxes at the back, and both I can recommend. The only problem with the Foxes is that the rubbers are too hard, and with full articulation at 10", the shafts start bending. Daan
  9. Daan

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    It is because a tdi, power steering, disc brakes all don't involve electronics, so you can fix them yourself. A TD5, TDCI, ETC and air suspension do need electronics to work, so you need a specialist to fix it......OR become a specialist yourself. But learning old dogs new tricks is almost impossible, so we stick with no electronics. For Land rovers, I wave the non electronics flag, but this is mainly because of the harsh environments that I tend to go to. For my road car However I have looked into it, and it appears that the diagnostics are quite accessible these days, with read out units from £15 on Ebay, so the market has caught up with electronics. I think it is just a matter of time that people get more used to this, especially now disco3s and newer range rovers are so cheap. It just means one more tool in the box to DIY it basically.
  10. Problem with sub forums is that no one reads it. It was negotiated by people who build a car for off roading only and don't need their cars to be road legal, then others who are having a moan at them for it being not road legal. Crossed wires basically. This forum is grown up enough for it not to need it, but this probably not a discussion for here. That said, this is the only forum or mag I have seen where there are people who actually know what they are talking about when it comes to IVA. The most informative forum out there basically. Anyway, I digress. So OZZY are you getting the 130 that maverick mentioned?
  11. I am the moderator of this forum and I allow you to use the word IVA. It is a stupid rule, designed for people who do not want to know the truth. My car is SVA tested because it needed it. Your planned build, however does not need an IVA, unless you want to extend to a 130 wheelbase. Nice project, keep the updates coming! Daan
  12. I don't think he has a hope in the swamps; his car is at least a ton heavier than the Russian/Estonian cars. But at the Croatia trophy, it doesn't seem to matter much. That said the blue Estonian car was leading until he had a flat tyre and injured himself while dealing with it.
  13. There is a bit of fast stuff, say 80mph said jim in the video. But to be fair its only minutes untill the next tough section and you need low tyre pressures again. I ran on 5 PSI the entire event in 2016. The Russians and estonians run central tyre inflation for this reason. The event has now ended and Jim Won. Daan
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