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  1. Welder recommendation

    Apologies for hi jacking this but are the 3 in 1 type welding machines any good. Mig, arc and what ever else? I have a supermig 150 on gas but i was thinking about moving up to 200 amps that will run of a 3 pin plug if possible.
  2. Defender 1992 clutch bleed problem

    Hi, Make sure the slave cylinder is in the correct way up with regards to the fluid in pipe and the bleed nipple. Bleed nipple to the top, pipe fitting to the bottom.
  3. Salisbury axle. End float on halfshafts,

    Hi, yes you can get circular shims of varing degrees of thickness to go on before the circlip. Personally I don't think 2.5mm is much to worry about. I'm thinking of using washers as I can't find my spare shims. Good luck.
  4. Causes for loss of wheel?

    Hi. I've had two instances with wheel nuts coming loose on separate occasions a rear and a front. Rear showed up as a knock and a wooble sorted by retightening of the wheel nuts.The front was a bit more disconcerting with a big wooble and crunching when i stopped the wheel was just hanging on by one and a half studs. Two completely knackered managed to sort out three good studs and limped home. On both occasions i had been off roading just prior to these cases. Either i had not tightened the nuts or they came loose off roading. I can recall an old wise hand in the club saying to always check your nuts after off roading. Has anyone else had this happen?
  5. Hot dip galvanized old chassis

    If your old chassis has had repairs done to it for what ever reason rust or damage you will not know where the weak bits are with more rust not yet broken through and looking good on the outside but not knowing what is lurking on the inside. Wait and do a new chassis or just keep fixing the old one. I do a bit of off road driving in my 110 that could be doing with a chassis but the cost would rule it out and there is no way I would want to damage a new galvanised chassis off roading. I bought a mig and do repairs my self until the day I have enough saved for a new gal chassis and no off roading in the 110. If you have seen the inside of an old chassis you will have a good idea of what might be lurking. Good luck with it what ever you decide. Mark
  6. Heater

    Hello. If td5 is the same as 200/300 the bottom position is double speed the one up is single and the next up is blower off.
  7. Mig reccomendations h

    Hi. After a bit of inquiring I went for a Sealey 150 mig has done everything I have asked of it and more for sure. Iv'e had it about 6/7 years had to put a pcb in £60 ish, and it's easy to trouble shoot. If it's just personal use it's fine. But I would advise if you can, go for a 200 amp if funds allow. I am on the look out for a 200 mig or stick, it will give a better scope of metal thickness you will be able to weld. Any way good luck. Mark.
  8. Show me your Camping setups

    O look, a carp house with a toilet seat on the back.
  9. Goblin Works Garage

    Seen it and it's sacralidgeous. Not amused one bit. Why ?
  10. heater blower help

    If you are getting a live at the heater box and only one speed was with the lever at its furthest that should be the fast or 2nd. I found the best way to check the motor was to remove the whole unit and work onit at the bench. Its only 2 hoses and 2 nuts and the air intake cover removed.
  11. Best recovery option?

    I think those guys were not doing as much thinking as they say they were. Wrong recovery points, wrong angle of pull and wrong equipment. "Winch all day long, all day long". Bunch of idiots.
  12. heater blower help

    Is it both speeds you have the fault with? The second speed is a live feed the first goes through a resistor in the heater housing. One of the guys on here simonb does a replacement upgrade if it's your resistor. Have a trawl on here I picked up a few bits of help that way.
  13. Causeway Road Northern Ireland

    When you get off the ferry the drive to the North coast is very nice Cushendun and Cushendall are small towns on the coast road swing through and have something to eat. The Giants Causeway plus Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge maybe 4/6 hrs a bit of walking but not a marathon. Half day in Portrush and half day also Portstewart small seaside towns. The general area is where the Northwest 200 motorcycle races take place to wards the end of May area bunged at that time. You could drive the circuit mainly roads on an other day. Bushmills has the distillery which is supposed to be interesting, so I have been told haven’t managed to go yet but I will some day half day for that, try the whiskey but don’t drive. Hope that helps.
  14. After the work, comes play

  15. Assault helmet

    It’s a very long stick you need ! Press the start button and shut the workshop door behind you. Only enter the workshop when machine stops. I hope that helps. 🤪