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  1. Given the maltese temperatures, I think removing the Intercooler is a very bad idea. This subject has been done to death, and my opinion has not changed; Fit it, I reckon. Daan
  2. And aluminium bulkheads. I think it is a great product they have there. It is heavy though.
  3. This is a feature that was widely promoted on the Santana ps10 landrover: So they copied that as well. I think they have done a great job taking the best from other offroaders and create a good all purpose vehicle. It is, after all the spritual replacement of the defender. The fact that they could buy an existing facility in France means it is probably the difference between profitable and making a loss. I certainly hope it will succeed.
  4. I am aiming for a jeep that looks cool and is nice to drive, and can keep up with traffic on a motorway basically. The end result won't get any of the rivet counter crowd excited, but i specifically did not cut up any original WW2 parts, as it is just not the right thing to do. As you can see, there is so much other stuff you can use and achieve almost the same result. It also can be very cheap this way if you play your cards right. I have spent 2k so far and I have all the parts to build a working car. The boys are trying it for size:
  5. That's waiting for the right deal to come along! I reckon I took a year build time and several thousands out of the budget by buying this.
  6. It is a Toyota steering wheel and column. This was included in the sale, together with a toyota steering box. It is the horendous box in front of grille arrangement, and is, together with the steering wheel, going to the only right place for it; the scrap bin. I have a plan for the new steering wheel.
  7. No, just been scraping paint off. The chassis is structurally very good actually.
  8. An update, long overdue. There is 0 progress to speak of, due to me trying to get the landrover back on the road. But The project is far from dead, and I am keen to continue, once the landy is running again. Instead of doing work I went shopping: Check out this little Gem: I found it on Ebay, from a chap who imported a car from Thailand in 2006; He realised the body was not the same year as the chassis, and decided to get a matching WW2 body for it and sell this body. It is basically an M38 Jeep body (50s military Willys jeep as used during the Vietnam and Korea wars). So not qu
  9. I'd say get a good 300, it will easily earn itself back. A 200 is easier to fit to your car though, so that might be a consideration as well. It is a shame LPG never took off here, as it makes a lot of sense to use it, rather than burn it off at the refinery. One other route to consider is to get Calor gas bottles delivered to your home, and swap out the tank when it is empty, and get them refilled. This is what users of Forklift trucks are doing; not sure of the legality of this is on the road, but worth considering.
  10. I'd say the forwards/backwards configuration is done to reduce axle roll up when cycling up and down, and therefore reduces wear on the bushes. I can't think of any other reason why you would do it otherwise. It obviously didn't matter much in the end so was changed to both shocks going forward.
  11. In their defence, they produce decent stuff: looks a similar operation like the abingdon mgb or eagle e type. Totaly rebuild and improved. Nothing wrong with that as far as I can see.
  12. I would get an old rangy one that has wide angle u/js and shorten that. I use standard 88" at the rear and rear 90 at the front. The radius arm setup means the angle is minimal. Also a reason to get max bump travel, rather than droop.
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