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  1. Paddy_SP

    Bonnet Catch

    I bought a genuine one in the end as I had to go to D44 for a new front prop for the Disco!
  2. Paddy_SP

    Bonnet Catch

    Thanks for your thoughts - I did look at the lrworkshop website, but the latch assembly from there (http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product/listing/8242/MUC6457-BONNET-SAFETY-HOOK.html) works out at just shy of £25 by the time you've added VAT and postage, which seemed a bit much. If all else fails, I will go for it though!
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    Bonnet Catch

    As part of my 'extensive' rebuild of my 110, I decided to buy a new bonnet catch as the nasty old one sticks out like a sore thumb. The replacement came from the blue box people... While I appreciate that they're improving the quality of their parts by leaps and bounds, the item I got was so shoddy that I would be embarrassed to use it on a lawnmower. The metal is not much thicker than that found on a drinks can, and if I was in a bad mood I could crush it with one hand. I've got a couple of old genuine ones that I could sandblast, but the assembly itself has a spring in the middle, which because it's riveted together, you can't strip (well, not easily). Consequently, you'd never be able to do a thorough job, which would make a mockery of the whole thing. There is a 'new' genuine one on the Bay of Evil, but looking at the photos it's almost as rusty as the ones I have here. There are absolutely loads of others for sale too, but most of them don't say what make they are. As far as I can see, this is the list of options: Britpart Bearmach Allmakes Land Rover The first and the last I know about, so I would be most grateful if anyone has knowledge regarding the quality of the Bearmach and Allmakes items!
  4. Paddy_SP

    Home made reciprocating file

    Excellent stuff - well done! :)
  5. Paddy_SP

    Cutting Roof Joists for Access

    I suggest that you fit an extension pipe to the drain with an easily-accessible tap so that you can empty the water out of the tank nice and easily - I do mine every time I use it as the air is horrendously wet at this time of year!
  6. Well done to those who helped out!
  7. Paddy_SP

    Tig welding thin aluminium

    Thanks for posting this - it's always interesting to see how other people do such things, especially when they're better than you - that car he was working on looked awesome!
  8. Paddy_SP

    Cav injector setting outfit

    It looks like a nice piece of kit - do you know the make/model? If so, it might help someone come up with a manual!
  9. Paddy_SP

    Learning CNC milling, first steps

    Excellent stuff - let us know how you get on!
  10. I thought you said you were OCD? If so, where are the clamps on the hoses?
  11. Paddy_SP

    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    I've not tried the system in anger yet - but it did turn on without tripping anything when I tested it. I suspect that the serial tripping was caused, as you suggested, by the sudden 'jolt', and that cascaded down the line - I don't think there was anything wrong. with the B16 MCB. As far as I'm aware, everything is earthed throughout on the same circuit. You are quite right though - the key point is that it seems to be working!
  12. Paddy_SP

    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Well - my C16 MCB arrived about 15 minutes ago - I fitted it and, Hey Presto - my TIG fired straight up without any faffing about, for the first time since I bought it about 10 years ago - woohoo!
  13. Paddy_SP

    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Er - thanks, but given the distance involved, I think I'll give that a pass!
  14. Paddy_SP

    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    Yes, I agree!
  15. Paddy_SP

    TIG Welder Throws The Trip...

    True - but in this case it's armoured split concentric of the same gauge as the supply to the house!

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