miketomcat

ibex 300 build

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Forward progress abound wiper arms have been cut down. I was planning to fit them but bocsh had other ideas a 17" wiper in a 15" box!

Moved on to the washer system.

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I'm using discovery headlight washers for the windscreen. But needed to cut down the jet housings and change the angle they sit at. This then needed a spacer for the underside so they would bolt up.

 

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I've also fitted a proper cooling fan switch which meant drilling and tapping the housing.

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Sensor fitted

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Mike

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Progress !!

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You must be glad to be working on it again.

The washer jets look tidy, and I know those ones put out a fair squirt. Are you running a standard defender pump for them, or something man size?

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The washer bottle is similar to the later defender under wing bottle but I got it at Sodbury years ago. However it was undrilled but had the recess for the headlight washers pump. So I've fitted the headlight washers pump off a disco just need to alter the wiring to run the pump with the screenwash. 

It is really nice to be working on it again but now I just want to get it on the road now.

Mike

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I've also been sorting the grill and light surrounds.

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And a full frontal with cut down wipers fitted.

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Mike

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That looks fantastic :)

A friend once got dragged from his discovery by a bouncer and had it confiscated by the police for turning the headlight washers sideways and squirting people queuing for nightclubs so they must be fairly powerful. 

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I had this set up on the tomcat the only downside is it uses quite a lot of water. But it is very effective at cleaning the windscreen.

Mike

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I've been making steady progress washer systems all done just need to change the trigger wiring. Coolant hoses done, main battery cables run and connected  (no battery yet). Need to sort the heater wiring I should point out I'm using a Discovery loom in a defender layout.

Next I have this little lot to play with.

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Mike

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Due to the joys of photobucket I will be reinstating the photos in this thread over the next few weeks.

Also my wife is taking the kids to the mother in laws for most of August so I plan to spend every spare moment on the ibex.

Mike

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Looking forward to reading about the progress.

And not at all jealous about your month long workshop pass.....:ph34r:

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1 hour ago, daveturnbull said:

Looking forward to reading about the progress.

And not at all jealous about your month long workshop pass.....:ph34r:

Yeah but I did endure over a year of not getting anywhere near it. That and I did point out its a very expensive garden ornament so I need to finish it or get rid of it, which would be at a loss! 

Mike

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It will be on the road for September summer sisters then Mike :P

 

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3 minutes ago, landroversforever said:

It will be on the road for September summer sisters then Mike :P

2020?

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2 hours ago, landroversforever said:

It will be on the road for September summer sisters then Mike :P

How is your end of 2017 completion date looking Ross?

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I'm hoping to be able to book the IVA this year.....

Mike

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