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Jon W

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  1. Reading the rules. I don’t think I can bring my series. It doesn’t state anything about roll bars on soft tops, as currently have no roof or hood sticks. butthink I fall down on this bit ”If your vehicle is a 4×4 which has a valid MOT and insurance, as well as seats & seat belts for ALL occupants (regardless of MOT requirement) then you are welcome to attend.” currently no seat belts but I do intend to fit some, it’s on the to do list. Would lap belts do for now? thanks Jon
  2. Haha remember it well! Not many would take a Range Rover that new the places Steve did! Also remember the heavy drinking round the camp fire in the evening! We need more events like that again
  3. Thanks for all the replies, just having a look through now and found this on bearmach website, they are supplying clutch fix clutch for £160 but is it worth £60 more than the others listed there, or £100 more than bearmachs own brand. choices choices
  4. Intended use is off road, and potentially a lot of towing horse box around if I let my wife get hold of it. Will have a look a niges release bearings, and when it is apart look at the pivot point.
  5. Thanks. It’s ok I am happy with the gearing as it has been in the family the last 18years, and my brother put in a like for like exchange box a few years back so I know the box is ok.
  6. It’s had a recon box so not sure if it is a LT77S or what really. Yes was planning a reinforced clutch fork. It will Ben interesting to see what the pivot point looks like as it does squeak really loudly currently hence splitting the engine and box. I remember years back the clutch failed a few years after i replaced it and the reason was thought to be the wrong clutch, as I had put in a 200tdi discovery clutch and not one which was matched to the gearbox. Could this have been the case? It wasn’t in my possession at the time so haven’t got many more details. I will be doing rear main oil seal, spigot, release fork and any other parts which look worn Thanks
  7. During my rebuild I am going to change the clutch while it’s all apart. Discovery 200tdi engine onto a defender LT77 box. The engine wont be anything special just the usual pump tweaks and intercooler. So is it a defender clutch I need? So looking at a HD clutch kit, so who is the favourite at the moment Valeo, Borg & beck you hear horror stories about both. Or do I go for something from like of the next companies such as clutch fix clutches or synchro gearboxes? Thanks Jon
  8. Both are great and cheap. D2 with a set of mud terrains and 2 inch lift will go further than a 90 a lot of the time. Traction control works very well. I had a manual td5 for off road, and now have a V8 auto on road, would love to take it off road though! However due to chassis rust issues unless you find a good one or one already on a galv chassis I would go for the P38. I looked at 6 or more discos before buying my current one. a bit more complicated but most common issues are easily sorted now, and people have started to build things for them. Only thing is they are a bit more lardy than a disco. Ashamed to say it but have to agree a bit with above about the xj, they do seem smooth off road You could have my D2 if you wanted, chassis is ‘solid enough’ as told by the MOT tester 😉 Good luck with the search.
  9. Also foam roller vary massively I think I found wickes to be the firmest and best results
  10. I was a bit concerned how it would turn out so started on a few panels 1st. I just used the paint paddocks spares supply, and used a foam roller. If you can be bothered rubbing down lots in between you will get a better finish. Mine does seem to chip a bit easily in places such as the edge of the wheel arches but it may be that it went on a bit thick. If I was to do it again I would have a go at spraying it myself. Rollering it took a long time with panels spread around the garden doing a few at a time. I imagine once prepped then spraying would be quicker and a better finish. The rollered look does suit a series though not quite so sure it would suit a defender as well. Best thing is if it does get scratch you can give it a light rub down and another coat
  11. Ok thanks Les, if it’s easy to do I will definitely be interested in doing it as found the discovery a lot smoother
  12. I think electric, good value for money and easy to install. You are just pulling some timber about not like you will be working it everyday. If battery power becomes a problem just add a split charge or alternate the work your doing and chop up logs in between hauling the timber up to let the battery recharge. A friend ran a challenge truck on a single battery for quite a while without problems. But if you want
  13. How have you managed this Les on a galv chassis, did you request it from the supplier or did you fab it all up and then have the chassis galvanised. I would like these on mine and it would be great if there are some bolt on mount to standard chassis mounting points. thanks Jon
  14. Yes any update on this would be good as am looking at chassis for mine at the moment
  15. LPG tanks for house use or vehicle use? House use cal or type gas tanks they check dates and will refuse to fill if not checked I think. Vehicle, mine has just been in for the lpg system to be checked over as was having changing over. So got them to check over the system. Comments that came back. LPG tanks very rusty. But no guide of whether they are dangerous or need changing
  16. Ah yes, a friend had mentioned Shipley, I had forgotten the name of it though! Yer would be towing with V8 disco so would be a bit thirsty too Thanks
  17. You should enjoy it there, have never been but pass it a lot and it looks a nice spot. Some lanes right on your doorstep pretty much too. Can give you a few tame lanes if interested. Llyn Alwen is a 7mile walk or cycle around if looking for non Land Rover related activities or llyn Brenig. Awesome go kart track on the A5 at Glan y gors. or bounce below further afield probably better for the kids Jon
  18. Hi all I need to move a defender from near Exeter up to near Warrington. No MOT tax or insurance so it’s a trailer job. It drives so can be put onto a trailer easily. A long shot I know but Has anyone got any empty load coming up that way that I could pay to bring it up. or if I hire a trailer does anyone want anything taking down that way as will be empty on the way down so can split costs. Alternatively can anyone recommend car transport companies to save me the hassle. I don’t have a trailer licence so will either rope a friend or my wife into driving or being passenger with me on L plates, silly licence laws. Or anyone else up for s road trip Thanks Jon
  19. A friend of mine has just brought a bargain D4 with a knocking engine. Land Rover wanted 17k to fit a new engine without evening lifting the bonnet. Or 30k for a newer replacement vehicle. Chap brought the new vehicle and my mate went and collected this D4 for an unbelievably low price. He is very good mechanically and will happily take anything apart and have a go. He also has the benefit of a workshop and a 2post lift, so took the body off . Stripped engine and it had bent a con rod some how. However new crank, rods and bearing he has it all back together and working nicely! So so they are ok if you have the workshop to lift the body off, but a bit of a faff otherwise
  20. Depending which way you want to go it may be a bit far over but my local in Graigfechan, Bala is 35-40 mins Llangollen 20mins. http://threepigeonsinn.co.uk/ is nice good pub, beer food etc. Campsite situated just below the pub so far enough away that it’s quiet. Never stayed there as have always managed to stagger Home so not sure what it’s like. Or I know of a campsite near Harlech which is a great spot but not close to a pub
  21. Borris I really like that setup and would do exactly that in a 110 if I had one, or a Fox wing awning so that when getting in and out the back you can stay dry. Also Tuko that is a nice setup you have there. Definitely so ideas for me. It look like I maybe ending up with a 90 hard top in place of my series, so I may look at something more permanent for that.... watch this space
  22. Thank you for all the replies so far. Few ideas there. Blimey fridgefreezer and I thought the 130 was a barge, now that is something else! Has anyone tried the air beam tents at all? A friend has a swag which he got in Australia which I like the idea of for the odd night camped out by a vehicle but haven’t seen them available anywhere in the UK. So the carp bed or fishing gear maybe worth a look. Peaklander, that looks a good setup, and I am definitely going to get some stack and stow type strong boxes so I can keep all my gear in and then just chuck them in whichever vehicle I am away in. Also means things are stored tidier in the garage. Your platform looks great but would probably be a bit difficult for me to make something that suits different vehicles Thanks all so far and keep the ideas coming Jon
  23. Hi all This is probably mean to go in the out and about forum but thought I would try here, so feel free to move if you like. I am in the market for some new camping gear, as I previously got rid of a lot of my stuff or it was old and knackered. I have previously had a converted camper van and enjoyed the luxury of sleeping in the vehicle and not having to faff around setting up tents and folding them away etc. Plus a comfy bed However with land rovers this is not so possible. I could setup a bed system for in my discovery. However this isn’t going to be the vehicle I always use as will take my series on Laning weekends and my work car for other trips further away due to fuel efficiency. I like the idea of a roof tent, however the range of vehicles and faff or removing and storing is likely to rule this out along with the price. so most my camping will be out the back of a vehicle rather than hiking etc, so am looking for recommendations on: camping matt/camp bed tent etc. Needs to be comfy and easy and quick to setup and take down. so would be interested to see what other people’s setups Thanks Jon
  24. Would love to see more, as the big wedge most pop tops have just look wrong, whereas the standard look is so much better
  25. 235/85/16 on mine on 7 inch modular give it perfect fill of the wheel arches without sticking out. I think 265 would stick out on these rims
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