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

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  1. I ran 700 but with a low boost and it highlighted cooling issues
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    "Blue Box" oil-filters...

    I am about to throw all my Britpart filters in the scrap! Thanks for the post
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    Won't idle properly anymore

    air leak on the manifolds?
  4. I might bring the Series 1 down to spectate
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    300tdi auto conversion with medium (V8) TC problem

    awesome work - well done
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    Land Rover related saloon as everyday car?

    I helped a chap put a 200tdi in a Rover P4. It was originally a 2.25 petrol, so we pulled the lump put the 200 in, and made up the exhaust. It was getting ridiculous MPG - 45mpg sounds about right. It went to Italy and back. He then sold it to a bloke who started welding it up, and I think he's sold it now as well. It was quick, it had a RRC diff in it IIRC, but it handled like an absolute pig. I would suggest the SD1 idea is a good one - they're bloody awful cars to look at though!
  7. indeed, with a free disc and bracket, and an easy source for a caliper you think someone would jump at the chance....
  8. the 310M looks remarkably like the series caliper, that X-Eng use........
  9. I believe the Series disc has a larger inner OD and different bolt pattern. I had planned to bore the centre out and redrill it. You may well be able to use a different type of caliper from something cheap, the Series caliper is not the JCB item I think?
  10. In my vast array of left over Land Rover rubbish, I happen to have a Defender X disc and the X-Eng bracket you bolt to the back of a Series transfer case to mount the caliper.... Might you be able to knock something up? As it's the time of year for generosity etc, (and knowing what it is like to be a student) you can have these pieces if you can arrange a relay?
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    Powder coating to Zinc plate or not?

    If you use a proper marine epoxy powder coat it will be fine. my chassis was galv'd, then had a light coat of cold zinc and then had an epoxy powder coat. It got scratched around the radius arms but never chipped off in big chunks.
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    Some advice wanted re Freelanders

    that sounds interesting! I thought they could only tow 2ton, I'd imagine you were over that!
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    Some advice wanted re Freelanders

    I've towed my loaded sankey, it's a bit of an odd sight, but the FL2 seems to cope well under acceleration, the power is not a problem. Weight wise it all seems fairly stable.
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    V8 Exhaust manifold options (to fit 101)

    The MG manifolds are designed to hug the block as tight as possible, this stops the need for chopping lumps of the chassis rail out when you undertake a V8 conversion.
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    Some advice wanted re Freelanders

    I guess without reading the whole lot the audience must decide themselves but the Freel2 forume as lead to believe the camshaft failures were due to water in fuel.
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