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dangerous doug

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  1. iOS App resurrected

    Well up for that! I was searching for an interface to my phone for ages but couldnt find one
  2. R380 remote housing

    Yes
  3. V8 block repair

    Understand that. It will be pressure tested before any work is undertaken. V8 developments have got back to me all ready and said that a top hat block with new Cam bearings etc is £1300, which is a lot of money but it’s not unaffordable and a lot less than I thought.
  4. V8 block repair

    Yeah I’ve done a little digging and it seems phosphor bronze inserts are a thing in the blueprinting world. They are also harder and produce less friction. Emailed the more well known RV8 engine specialists this morning about it. Its not that bad but it’s enough to feel with a fingernail and the way I see it, the lifter will only make it worse. Reaming it may be an option but I’m not sure if the oil flow will be the same afterwards. It would be more inclined to fall out the bottom of the bore rather than into the lifter
  5. V8 block repair

    I bought a 4.6 short block yesterday for £100......very nice thank you! But the catch was it suffered a camshaft failure, one of the lifters got a little hungry and ate some of the lifter bore in the block. Anyone know if it can be fixed? It hasn’t eaten much but you can see and feel the damage. Or is it destened to be a coffee table?
  6. 33" tyres

    Don’t have them anymore mate but can tell you they were really nice on the road. Pretty sure they measured close to what they were marked up as. I was going to buy the 35” BFG but went for the treps instead
  7. 33" tyres

    33x12.50 R15
  8. Quick Q -electrical connectors/crimps

    It really wouldn’t surprise me if they all came from the same factory in China. Those are exactly the same as my CK crimpers which cost a lot more there is a smaller set for doing ferruls which would be handy for wiring loom stuff. They did a good job on my injector loom
  9. Aftermarket door hinges

    It seems that Brit car are referring to newer aftermarket parts now. Bit the bullet and just bought some alloy ones.....atleast I know these ones are made in England. Thanks for the help
  10. Aftermarket door hinges

    Were they a lot? All the listings I’ve seen for genuine look suspicious and vendors are becoming more and more slippery
  11. Aftermarket door hinges

    Anyone had any luck with them? I have 2 sets, bearmach and Britpart. They are the same hinge, only one goes through a silver plating prosess the other, gold. both are poop so I’m looking for another set of hinges before I resort to spending £££ on aluminium ones. Genuine are fine but I can’t find anywhere selling a genuine hinge. closest I can find are these, but as they’re listed as “aftermarket” on the manufacturer listing on eBay I would suspect they come in a blue box, I wish to avoid that. Anyone have any advice? Good or bad reviews? ta
  12. CV joint failure

    After speaking to a few well known vendors about raptor4x4, they have all said pretty much the same thing: Raptor4x4 price **** like gold. the guy is very vocal on Facebook but doesn’t give any technical info other than what is in the brochure given to him by the Chinese he bought that carp from.
  13. Rear diff

    If that is the case are you sure the ujs are ok?
  14. Mog 404 axles

    Your going to struggle with the long diffs/pinion conversion with that short wheel base but I’ve seen it done. There used to be a lightweight on Volvo axles floating about which was probibly one of the best looking challenge trucks I’ve ever seen. Best of luck, I envy you as for the front axle, remove the front diff and flip the crown wheel over to reverse the drive. Then run the front axle upside down to revert the drive the correct way, this negates cutting and shutting an axle casing and having a custom shaft made. 100% tried and tested and probably the best and most cost effective way of doing it. The rest is pretty straight forward. When removing the diffs you need to engage the difflock,pull the shafts, rotate the diff(I forget which way) and wiggle it out, it won’t come out straight. Some people have made really nice difflock actuators using air but the most simple I’ve seen was using a series 2 master cylinder to push a slave. He said it cost him about £45 per axle. i have 2 unimog 404 diffs with the lockers aswell as wheels, tyres and drum brake parts for sale if your interested in spares. Its going to be a nice project, keep us updated
  15. Bang some ODI long neck grips on those bars søren, your co driver will love you for it and they're dirt cheap
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