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    90 fuel tanks

    I opted for a Bearmach unit and I added an extra coat of paint to it as well. I can't remember how many years I had it after that before I sold it, but I didn't need to do anything to it and it didn't leak! Steve
  2. Hi, As some of you may now, I'm in the market for a new Transfer box. I've been looking at Ashcrofts, but they seem rather expensive, so I was wondering if anyone has had experience with David Beaumont gearboxes. Their website suggests that they are a long established company and know what they are doing/talking about. I've also seem Bristol Transmissions - any one used them? And has anyone had experience with any other companies that provided good service when it comes to transfer boxes! Thanks Steve
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    Stop and tail LED bulbs

    Ta Da! https://www.paddockspares.com/red-stop-tail-lamp-led.html Steve 😃
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    Stub axle oil seal help needed

    Hi, I had the same exact issue! This seal runs on the cv joint just under the 'cup end. You will have to measure the seal land as FTC840 has a larger inner diameter compared to FTC3145. The difference is about 2mm! Around the '91 to '94 Land Rover did quite a few changes and I found this out the hard way by ordering parts that didn't fit. even the stub axle was superceded! Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info as I have done this exact job recently! Steve
  5. Ooow nice! Things to note: Titanium caliper brackets! The front winch holds 85m of rope! Steve
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    Sealing Rear Door Glass

    Mo, I used a tube of sealant for my rear window. I think it was something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/290816400419 Steve (I searched for windscreen tube sealant)
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    custom dash project

    Excellent, thanks for checking! I will bare this in mind for the future! Steve
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Now I haven't read all this post....but I've found this article from a reliable source (Automotive testing magazine!) https://www.automotivetestingtechnologyinternational.com/news/rd/land-rover-defender-reaches-1-2-million-kilometer-test-milestone.html?utm_source=mailing&utm_medium=email And No! there's no final design photos...these cars are mules in disguise! Steve
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    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    Right, so I got the tubes cut out and sent off for new ones to be made. In the mean time I started to grind off the welds and make it smooth again ready for the new tubes. Old bent tubes New bent tubes without the third bend! Still more making good needed, but I have the new tubes ready now which also need to be trimmed! Steve
  10. I've always fancied having a go at Comp Safari racing, but didn't want to spend the big bucks on a Bowler wildcat or Simmbugghini, just in case i didn't like it! About two months ago I found something I liked, went to have a look at it and bought it! It looks nicer with the big tyres on, but I didn't get those! Nice small tyres for racing! So with the help of Chris (GBMUD) for towing and work for their loan of a very nice triple axle tiltbed trailer we went and picked it up! As it was the owners last land rover based vehicle it came with spares for everything! Gearbox, propshafts, diffs, halfshafts etc etc and a spare set of wheels and tyres, oh and a couples of axle casings! As it is so short it fitted in the garage nicely along with all the spares!! If you're wondering, it's and Allard Racer. Apparently chassis number one or the first to have ali body panels. It's based on a 100inch range rover classic chassis with a 4.2V8 auto set back with radiator and fuel tank in the back. Steve
  11. Right, I haven't seen a how too on here (prepared to be told wrong!) and so I thought I would do one. I have searched the web and found nearly all the info I need. It has the larger brake calipers on the front beings its the 4.4 diesel V8. I've found conflicting information regarding caliper mounting bolt torque settings. The rears I believe are 65Nm, the front smaller sliding caliper is 110Nm and the larger front caliper is supposedly 275Nm. I just thought this was a bit high! Any further info on this would be great. I am yet to try and download the RAVE stuff. Steve
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    Range Rover L322 Pads and disc renewal

    Thanks I might have to become a member......so I can find the workshop manual! Steve
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    TD5 engine swop

    What model are the TD5 engine as there are two: 10p and 15p. Yes, you would need to sort the injectors out. What's wrong with the existing engine? Steve
  14. I made a custom centre dash out of fibreglass here: You could have a go at the same style.... It's still in my 90 and I still love it! Steve
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    Noisy fuel pump

    You say the pump is below the tank. I'm guessing the feed to the pump is at the bottom of the tank too as the pump would still need to siphon it out of the tank if the connections were on top of the tank! Steve
  16. The lazy tongs style riveters work well, less effort too! This type: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-HEAVY-DUTY-LAZY-TONGUE-TONG-HAND-RIVITER-RIVET-GUN-POP-RIVETER-5-NOZZLES/380865447239?epid=2289615738&hash=item58ad598547:g:MjIAAOSwuRRcpbpX Steve
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    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Oh yes, I was going more on the position rather than the tool type, but yes, you would need a proper boring bar for boring! Steve
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    Starting turning on an old lathe

    I think also that that way is more for boring internal diameters, but if it works, then great! I must have a go on my lathe as I've built, but haven't done any turning let along seeing if its flat/true........haha, so many jobs and projects on the go! Steve
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    4.0 GEMS engine swap

    Definitely not! What's not to love about a mega squirted V8 90 with a TD5 dash, its all the best bits, but just takes a bit of time to get it all right. And the dash is one of those extra fiddly parts that you can't rush! Steve
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    4.0 GEMS engine swap

    Nope, it's still interesting, glad you're still at it! Keep up the progress! Steve
  21. It's that time of the year again! http://www.4x4sparesday.co.uk/events/newbury-4x4-vintage-spares-day I plan on going as I need a few bits, hope to see some of you there! Steve
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    custom dash project

    Excellent, good to see plenty of clearance. And now know to have the pivot arm hanging down from the wiper arm! Can you judge or see if the vent arm mechanism would clash with the set up you now have? Steve
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    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    Well to start with the car seat fits in the 90 and I've reinstated the middle seat!
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    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    It is my first and to be fair she hasn't been too bad! She sleeps for 3-4 hours between feeds, so only a couple of feeds during the night! Sleep wise, I'm ok at the moment! Steve
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    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    Right, so I still haven't chopped the tubes off! But we do have a new member to the team, so as they say.....many hands make light work! Progress has obviously slowed, but I'll hopefully get back out there later in the year for a race. Don't worry! I'm not selling up!! Steve

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