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    Land Rover's, music, women, drink and digging for fossil fuels!

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  1. Hi all, I've recently acquired a Land Rover that's been painted over it's original factory colour with some MOD paint, and am looking for ideas on how to remove it? I would like to retain the original factory colour underneath, so things like blasting are out of the question. I've come up with the following ideas; 1) Nitromors or similar, and pressure wash off 2) Wall paper steamer over the body and scrape it off - my local car sprayer reckoned this would work?! 3) Find an abrasive byway Now obviously 3 is out of the question, I'm yet to try number 2, but 1 do
  2. Chopping bulkheads, heat, the fact the engine needs a complete rebuild.
  3. Lurking with interest here, I've got a 2.5petrol and a 3.5V8 potentially lined up for my Series 1. Heart says V8, head says 2.5
  4. well I've done a few jobs with this machine now, what with lockdown and all that. Anyway two things I've noticed: 1) it needs a cup holder 2) it needs a phone holder/charging point. I can see some mods coming!
  5. SO here are some photos showing how to replace any broken/worn gears inside your throttle body. The kit came from ebay for around £25. I would of preferred a mechanical method of fixing the gear to the existing, but so far the super glue seems to be doing a good job. The intermediate gear was a tight fit on the shaft, and I found the hole to not quite be the 5mm required. After a gentle drilling it was still not as loose as the old, but with time hopefully it will loosen up. I've not got to the bottom of the oil inside the body, but I did have a split hose some time ago so wonder i
  6. I've just been through something similar to this and hence felt it useful to include my findings. Initially when I opened the body i found it full of oil! I assume there is a shaft seal which is passing, or is this the build up of vapour over time? The engine is upto 94k now on my FL2. I cleaned the residual oil, noted some wear to my gears and as a result will be replacing the gears with the aluminium replacement kit. I'll photo the process when I undertake the task.
  7. you wouldn't want that to run over your foot!
  8. After a lot of mucking about I found a micro digger locally, an old Eurodig that had a refurb recently. Starts first crank, new rad and tracks. Happy enough
  9. Good ol Drew! I know where that FC is going as well
  10. Will it make a decent CNC machine? Must be a few unfinished CNC kits that Simon made floating about?
  11. Picked up the last one left in Leatherhead on Friday night. Not used it yet though!
  12. Finish the 107" SW Finish the 107" SW Finish the 107" SW Finish the 107" SW Finish the 107" SW
  13. has it got the annoying cork T seals around the rear main cap? You will need some aluminium sliders to aid fitting them if so.
  14. lots to think about there, and some good offers in amongst it! So far every machine I've chased has been well over the 5k mark, even a couple with hydraulic issues. Just doesn't seem right to be forking out that kind of money for something that doesn't work. Space could be an issue on a 3Te + machine, I'm only dealing with half an acre all told, but it is open. I think the ability to trailer the machine/drive the tractor up the road is key, what with other family members lining up work! In terms of the Fergie option, I've seen a few demountables with separate hydraulic drives off the PTO,
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