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  1. Velar spotted

    Whilst crawling towards a set of traffic lights heading through Mauchline I spied a large honeycomb grill and the "RangeRover" bonnet badging edging towards me....too big for an Ewok, too small for a Sport...Velars aren't out yet I thought? 66plate in grey with a black roof, the answer to my "out yet ?" question was answered. Above the front reg plate in a slightly different shade of grey were the words "prototype vehicle" so I assume this could be a pre-release press hack? Either way it looked not too bad all round, nicer than the D5 with its daft offset rear number plate. No pics as the traffic car behind wouldn't have been too happy
  2. Re-flooring my trailer

    When I refurbed er indoors' horse trailer I changed it from phenolic (read "rotten") board flooring to an alloy floor. The pukka Ifor williams stuff is like tongue and groove alloy boards....looked great once done, it was a shame to fit the rubber matting over it. Our new cattle trailers are all chequer plate now, all seam welded with drains and catch tanks. One of the first Ifor flatbeds we had was a chequer bed but the current 17ft has phenolic boarding. It does help its longevity being stored inside though...
  3. Handbrake light switch/wiring

    Blue wire must be an extra from a previous owner. From memory battery power feeds to the starter motor/alternator then loops around the back of the block with two 4mm2 brown cables to feed into the fuse box and bulkhead loom.
  4. A new rival to the Defender?

    It's mentioned in some depth here.... on page 2 by Zardos.
  5. Handbrake light switch/wiring

    Handbrake from original wiring was a yellow wire, onto the switch tacked onto the side of the handbrake. You'll have a pair of wires for the diff lock switch (black/blue and black) and another pair for the reverse light (green & green/brown). If it was "standard" wiring there shouldn't be a blue down there. The handbrake wire operates a switched earth, so may be worth checking with a multimeter or test lamp to see if your blue wire has got could of course be highly unscientific and Earth the blue wire and see if your handbrake warning light illuminates! Worst case scenario you'll pop a fuse
  6. intermittent clutch after replacement

    Although you ordered the identical parts are they actually the same? A slight change in manufacturer tolerance creating an issue? Was there any indication on the removed parts of the cause of slippage? Did you cover a lot of miles with the previous set up prior to it failing? Any contamination/bluing on the flywheel? Apologies for the questions but if the problem was there prior to exchanging the parts and is still evident after all your above checks what else is there? Did you fit a new clutch fork and/or could it be sticking on the pivot? weird.
  7. New Def Neddy

    Yes, albeit the latest incarnation has the chassis legs extended the full length of the load bed unlike the first longbed versions that stopped a foot short.
  8. New Def Neddy

    Was that an "including VAT" price?? I've been trawling too and a well specc'd pick up is nudging the price for what I paid for my D4! Sure, those that are fortunate enough to reclaim the VAT win here but as a private user they're not as economically viable as you'd expect. Buying the base spec model is probably the intelligent option. But back OT, when the new Defender turns up it will have to be a quantum leap to attract people back from the Amarok/Rodeo and Ranger buyers. These are customers who have splashed usually well north of £30k when choosing and its those people they need to impress...the customers waiting in the wings for the 3+yrs old market are not in their demographic....and certainly not those of us recycling their "historic" productions It's been mentioned time and again that the classic Defender is a love/hate machine; you do one or the other. There are the romantics that love the image that a 90 or a 110 conjures up but the harsh reality of owning,driving and repairing one soon loses its appeal. Those that have moved on won't be easily swayed back from decent build, acceptable economy, unheard of reliability and 21st Century automotive engineering that the aforementioned competitors produce! A mate from Scottish Water just got the Fiat Fullback as a replacement for his van, fully loaded in black and much as I loathe the rebadged L200 that it is this one looked better without all the nasty plastic chrome that Mitsubishi love. JLR need to up their game; big boots to fill.
  9. I have fitted Bilsteins (usually B8) to most of my faster cars throughout the years. Never had an issue.
  10. What plug do I need for this?

    I have NAS rear quarters on my 90 and utilise the rear side markers, the connections I have for these are the Packard timer items so there may be something in your logic....
  11. What plug do I need for this?

    You been acquiring VAG parts?? Pretty sure you need a Packard connector...these have the 2 top and side guides.
  12. That's a weird one...have t seen the cheapest of the cheap do that! I was looking at OME to replace my terrafirmas when they expire.
  13. Building a Workshop

    I have the 200litre Clarke tiger model, fortunately having a large shed I have it inside and I built an adhoc insulated cover out of 100mm celotex board. Very light and easy enough to lift off and gives a fair degree of noise suppression too. For ventilation I stitch drilled a series of vent holes high and low to get some circulation going. My outlet pipe work is a 1" bore hydraulic pipe that connects to a copper pipe system (22mm), this runs around 3 bays (each 4.5m) of the shed; a vertical run to the top purlin then piped with a 150mm fall every 4.5m which at the end of each run is a drain off. By the time the air reaches the triple filter set (I use an airfed mask when spraying) there's very little moisture left, in fact I don't think I've ever seen moisture in the bowl of the first filter. I also have a "boost" available with another 100litre 3hp which connects in through its own filter setup...comes in handy.
  14. Door Lock Security

    No, the later style rear window uses a similar seal to the front so not that easy to pop out.
  15. PTC heater wiring

    I've got one of those Landreizeger heater controllers to install to allow some more variation of the fan speed, the 200tdi isn't the slowest at producing heat but some extra quick warmth wouldn't go amiss.