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  1. Sorry, G, but there is nothing on there about positive earth electrics. I hope you midget find it useful for some mechanical repair issues if they crop up, and thanks for the comment. Sorry I can’t give any more advice, but I have never worked on a positive earth vehicle.
  2. I think that there is a global term, panoramic roofs being much larger than standard sunroofs. These are panoramic windows rather than roofs. I have only seen the term used in the context of a few suppliers for Land Rovers, specifically Defenders - I doubt many other vehicles are catered for because almost all have slightly curved side panels, even commercial vans.
  3. It’s the high gloss, black looking glass sheet for the sides of the hard tops, Garry. Looks very slightly odd on a black Defender as the panels look completely smooth and flat. They are obvious on any other colour because the entire side of the hard top is black. They have versions with sliding windows to mimic the windows in Station Wagons, but their tracks and frames are bonded to the inside of the main glass sheet, so there is no external frame, just the recessed sliding pane. Look up Masai - they were the first to introduce these things. They’re a good way to hide panel damage and corrosion without the worry of paint deterioration or recurring corrosion. I’m not convinced by their looks on a vehicle that isn’t black, but a lot of people really like the contrast.
  4. This is the point. Like +2” coils and other mods for LRs, they’re generic, while the original springs were more tuned to the vehicles they were fitted to. Look at all the multicoloured bands painted on genuine LR coils to denote their rates and then look at any aftermarket coils, cheap or expensive, and you find the same lack of detail - they just slap a height increase and the “std” or “HD” and call it done. It’s just the same for most leaf springs and all the dampers out there for both suspension types. Look at how all the parabolics suppliers include Pro Comp ES9000s, despite the clear evidence their damping rate is way too high and that ES3000s are far more suitable, both on and off road, even for heavy vehicles. You don’t get any significant more articulation from parabolics unless you get a soft set or are heavy - their most notable benefits just that they don’t seize up like semi elliptical leaf springs. If you have the time and inclination to maintain the original springs, they give better ride, flex and wrap resistance.
  5. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’d guess that the video is more about these two than the cars. They look like stereotypical “influencers” to me, and the comments above don’t inspire me to bother finding out if that’s right.
  6. Better still, with PAS pump mounts too, so that the Defender PAS pump and mounts can be fit to Series or Discovery 200Tdis.
  7. Welcome to the forum! Great to hear you are saving such a distinguished vehicle. There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupidity for being to proud to ask any question. Even the most experienced folk on here keep learning stuff from other members. Regarding the wiring, a lot of problems could be caused if it’s a positive earth vehicle (quite possible for a SII) and you fit any items in a negative earth (later) manner, so I’d make that the first check. I haven’t worked on a vehicle of that vintage, so that’s about as far as my knowledge will go!
  8. Has anyone been following Design&Development? Bryan has made up a few prototype sets of swivelling shackles for front and rear axles alike. They’re akin to the Gon2Far rear revolvers. He’s planning to start evaluation soon.
  9. That construction won’t give you legal or resale issues. They’re strong enough - most are of thicker gauge steel and are stronger than the original GKN, even with those welds, and they were plenty tough enough for the Series vehicles including Forward Controls.
  10. It’s another BritRest YouTube video. Looks mostly straightforward, as long as the concentric input shafts are intact. They also have o-rings that can leak but aren’t touched by reconditioners.
  11. I thought the autobugger conversion of “rear wheel” to “tea wheel” may have needed a fresh answer, Cack! 😁
  12. Those Boost wheels are one of few rated for 110s. They’re a solid option.
  13. Shielded picked up a bad reputation here a couple of years ago over quality and service. I don’t know how they are now. Marsland Chassis used to sell GKN sourced chassis under licence. I think they bought the tooling, so are the correct spec. Richards Chassis manufacture using corner welds, like Series vehicles, but enjoy a good reputation for quality and will incorporate changes at customer request. I have heard of Pegasus bulkheads, but don’t know much about them.
  14. I’d suggest standard 110 County springs and dampers from around 1990. They should be suppler and sit level, as those models still had the Boge strut.
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