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So I guess you can remove the pot, measure and replace with a suitable resistor now ?

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2 hours ago, Bowie69 said:

So I guess you can remove the pot, measure and replace with a suitable resistor now ?

Hadn't even crossed my mind.

I will run it for a few tanks and check my readings. Then do as you suggest!! Cheers

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Bit more stuff.

I've never really liked this bare panel. Thats the genuine colour land rover bother to put on when the actual car is Oxford Blue.

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Bought some HDPE 2mm sheet.

Made some templates and bent it up in the sheet metal bender.

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I've enough leftover to make some extended mudguards just like Gwyn Lewis produce.

 

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Footwell trim is very smart!

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Due to getting well and truly lost down a rabbit hole. I’m sorting out some bits. I won’t bore you all but I’m fiddling with one of the gearbox cooler pipes and a bloody drip from the bottom radiator hose.

As the coolant is out. I treated it to one of these.

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Sight glass and level sensor. Some nice Tig work here..

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I opted for the unit with a level sensor.

the sensor is simply one of these

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As I don’t have a TD5 engine but TD5 everything else then I decided to wire it into the Diesel water trap warning light. Thinking this would be simply a case of finding the orange and green wire In the loom.....several hours later I discovered that the wire is buried behind the dash and not in the loom that exits the bulkhead. It sits in its own econoseal plug I assumed that the bulkhead multiplug would route it to the tank loom. (mine is a Td4). After much head scratching and testing I discovered that there is zero wiring in the dash 16way plug for the Warning light.

Thanks to Retroanaconda again.

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I got the correct terminals from RS components fitted one end to terminal 4 of the 16way dash plug and earthed the other end. So I can remove the header tank . I split the wire and put a 2 terminal econoseal plug in the engine bay.

So if I lose some coolant it now does this.

 

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Oooh!..... that just looks so fit for purpose and will last a life time... love that, .... daren't think how spendy it probly was tho' :ph34r:

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I've had a constant water leak from this vehicle. Especially the bottom water hose. Rubber hoses just won't seal when cold on the aluminium outlets.

I eventually found a Silicon Bottom Hose. Its D2 4.0 V8. The front end is from a 1999 3.9  V8.

Imported from Czechoslovakia and the quality its actually pretty good..

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It seals perfectly and doesn't require hose clamps tightened to their limit.

 

However. Success is short lived. I now have coolant dripping from the passenger side. which is the lowest point on the radiator.

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The Hand built, Tig Welded, twin oil cooler f*****g expensive radiator from Allisport was leaking.............

I ended up taking it out and noticed an area near the drivers side end tank that looked suspicious.

I drove it up to Allisport yesterday. The company is Nr Eastnor Castle and well worth popping in for a chat.

They quickly took the rad from me and set it up for testing. Now Be careful here chit chat and general helpfulness from these chaps is dangerous.

I wanted to look at the TD5 airbox they produce and discuss some adaptions. 

What I ended up walking out the shop with is one of these.

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It uses the air filter from the 300 Tdi ESR2623.

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They make even bigger versions and use the 200tdi Filter and the V8 filter accordingly. The inlets and outlets are bigger as well.

The version I got has 75mm inlet/outlets which is bigger than the 70mm plenum on the engine.

So I figured airflow should be fine. As it happens I've used the water trap from the TD5 setup near the wing and that reduces to 50mm which could do with being revisited.

 

Quick mock up. The higher it sits the easier pipework and access to change air filter will be.

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Also the bigger versions would fit but it'd be a hell of a job dealing with the associated bigger pipework and find room to actually fit it.

 

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So the Plan is to run 3" pipe throughout with the only reduction at the Plenum where it drops 5mm. ( yes a mix of imperial and metric but thats how I work)

Its a whole lot neater and and nice upgrade for unrestricted airflow.

I have a plan on how to deal with the water trap without reducing flow and I have one thing to consider.

Do I refit my IAT at the Airbox or by the Plenum. I can combat heat soak by mounting it in a silicon 75-70mm IAT silicon hose by Viper Performance 

 

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Which means if fitted by the Plenum it makes everything simples and cheaper to fit.

Firstly though I need to fab a bracket..

 

Oh I got one of these as well..... Because its erm shiny.....

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Oh the radiator failed its test and was blowing out of one of the fins as it enders the side tank. Now Allisport won't actually be fixing this they are going to send it back to the manufacturer to sort out...... Thats odd. I thought they made everything.

Once the radiator is back, which will be a while speaking to the boys. I'll continue my journey down the hole of genuine parts gearbox cooler pipes... For now though I've got something to busy myself with.

 

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Mounted the Air Filter today.

Had some of these knocking about.

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Used some rivnuts and carefully drilled into the bulkhead. The fuses and relays are just the other side of this...

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Bent up a sheet of 4 mm Aluminium and Tig welded some braces to the bottom of it. No pictures of the welding as I’m too embarrassed as it looks more like solder.... more Tig practice required..

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Some rivnuts and flanged head socket screws. The flange heads screws have a nut tightened underneath the rivnut to keep them at a fixed height.
 

Slotted and drilled the filter mounting.

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Stuck some 1mm foam on the base of the filter housing. It’s pushed under the locating screws and locked into place at the front by 2 socket screws.. I need to remove it to change air filters as the metal locking clips are impossible to manipulate between the housing and body.

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Just some pipe work to figure. The header tank might need relocating for a bit more space. As I don’t have a clutch pedal this will be easy.

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@keeley75 allisport make everything in house apart from the cores, which are made to there specifications by a core manufacturer

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4 hours ago, RedLineMike said:

@keeley75 allisport make everything in house apart from the cores, which are made to there specifications by a core manufacturer

I should have expanded. Thats what they said. I was surprised that the whole radiator is getting shipped out to the core manufacturer to sort out. I suppose they have their warranty procedures.......

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I'm not surprised Allisport are looking after you, you're keeping them in business 😂

Looks really tidy 👍

Mo

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It does look tidy 😊

What is supporting that plate the airbox sits on? I can see the folds following the line of bulkhead  - but is there anything bracing the horizontal platform back to the bulkhead? 

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3 hours ago, Anderzander said:

It does look tidy 😊

What is supporting that plate the airbox sits on? I can see the folds following the line of bulkhead  - but is there anything bracing the horizontal platform back to the bulkhead? 

Got some brackets underneath... but had the Pigeon out in comparison to Allisport :P 

 

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Got a bit more done on the air box today.

Viper performance sell silicon hose with M10 x1.25 thread for IAT’s

used in conjunction with a 70-76mm flange I got the 76mm silicon spiral wound hose fitted.

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Just got to finish connecting it to the inlet in the wing when the bits arrive..

This is what it was like before.
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However it now has 76mm/3inch throughout and a free flowing air box. It used to have a 50mm reduction at the wing to get through the water trap. Plus the Hyclone thingy in the Td5 air box. Worth the effort I reckon.

 

 

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I’ve currently got dual finish SVX wheels on the 90. I’ve had some Tornado’s commonly known at Freestyle’s stuck at the side of the house. The SVX wheels are very nice but a bit modern. The Diamond cut finish easily damages and water travels in between the lacquer and machined alloy. Thankfully mine are still mint but....

I modelled this on the NAS 90 and 50th which both use the Tornado’s which in my opinion look period correct for this truck plus they were used on early Td5’s.

My local wheel refurb business have been a bit quiet recently so they did me a set or two for the 90.

First up. 50th Anniversary dual finish.

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Acid dipped, blasted, powder coated and then lacquered.  Stunning...

Second set, silver..

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Again perfect..

 Anorak warning only read if you want to know boring stuff about LR wheels

There are 2 part numbers for the Tornado/Freestyle wheel. 
ANR 5307 and ANR 1689 neither wheel can’t be used on the 110 due to load. However D1 and 90 are fine.

ANR 5307 is the early version. The face is exactly the same but the mounting face is subtly different.

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ANR 1689 doesn’t have the wheel nut hole machines flat.

 

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The NAS90 and 50th also had  265 75r16 BFG AT fitted.

I just need to work out which set to fit tyres on.....

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I like the dual finish, but that's because I have them on my 90, mine are a fair bit scruffier than yours though (as is the rest of the vehicle)! 😁

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Just spent all morning reading this and it looks absolutely fantastic. Love the colour and the effort put into doing things properly. Looks better than many would do with full workshop facilities - doing it on the driveway is incredible!

Rich

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I'm astounded by the fact you can see the reflection of the shiny shiny parts in the underside of the bonnet - my engine bay is fairly universally matt brown :lol:

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On 7/5/2020 at 1:24 PM, darthdicky said:

Just spent all morning reading this and it looks absolutely fantastic. Love the colour and the effort put into doing things properly. Looks better than many would do with full workshop facilities - doing it on the driveway is incredible!

Rich

Many thanks. Appreciate the feedback. One day I hope to have a workshop. My knees can’t take much more concrete. 

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On 7/5/2020 at 7:44 PM, ThreePointFive said:

Your air filter setup makes me very jealous. Great build.

I do wonder if I will actually notice the difference between it and the Td5 setup. I’ve been following yours closely as it’s very similar build.  Thanks For the compliment...

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On 7/6/2020 at 10:54 AM, FridgeFreezer said:

I'm astounded by the fact you can see the reflection of the shiny shiny parts in the underside of the bonnet - my engine bay is fairly universally matt brown :lol:

Its far too pampered to get it muddy... 

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On 7/2/2020 at 8:48 PM, Quagmire said:

I like the dual finish, but that's because I have them on my 90, mine are a fair bit scruffier than yours though (as is the rest of the vehicle)! 😁

Yep. Good call. Some will love the SVX wheels more, but for me these are just right.

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The difference between 235 85r16 (os) and 265 75r16 (ns)

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