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1 minute ago, steve200TDi said:

I knew you would be interested!

Better late than never!

Steve

:lol: I'd forgotten that!

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Awesome!

Cool mount on the steering drag link! :i-m_so_happy:

Steve

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I may not of touched the racer in lockdown, but I certainly have been thinking and dreaming about what I'm going to be doing once I can get over there!

@msb_axo sent over two defender td5 wiper boxes and arms. So along with the one that @GBMUD has been keeping safe, I have a full set to swap out! I saw swap out, it will involve some cutting, grinding and welding, but thats ok, I'm yearning for a bit of that!

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I just need some nuts to hold the wiper arms on!

Regarding gearing, I have a 1.6 transfer box to fit, but I'm still reluctant as a borg warner is much nicer for racing. I would also need to make new mounts for it and fit new propshafts as they are slightly different lengths.

I've know for a while that Tomcat Motorsport make a smaller gear for the borg warner to change it from 1.2 to 1.38, but they are either unobtainable or a special order.

I heard on the grape vine a couple of weeks ago that there maybe 3 gears up for grabs.....

So this landed on the mat the other day!

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So that's another job to add to the list!

The existing chain is shortened by a couple of links and then tig welded back together.

Steve

 

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That will be interesting...

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Very nice find! 

Last I heard they were getting on for £1k for a set....

But you are right, the BW is a good box, and unlike the LT230 doesn't insist on sprinkling the ground wherever you park it.

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I found this on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-kit-Car-Arttcar-Gear-Shifter/283709093725?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I've asked for a few more photos, but it could be a candidate for a new shift for the racer. I can't quite see the shift gate pattern, so am waiting on some photos.

Steve

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On 6/13/2020 at 11:53 AM, steve200TDi said:

I found this on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-kit-Car-Arttcar-Gear-Shifter/283709093725?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I've asked for a few more photos, but it could be a candidate for a new shift for the racer. I can't quite see the shift gate pattern, so am waiting on some photos.

Steve

P R N 3 2 1

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It was more the gate layout, so i could shift without going into reverse or neutral accidently.

But yes, thanks Mike for the order, it appears not to have D and so depending on how it is built I don't know if it can be modified and whether it has the shift cable with it....

Steve

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1 hour ago, steve200TDi said:

It was more the gate layout, so i could shift without going into reverse or neutral accidently.

But yes, thanks Mike for the order, it appears not to have D and so depending on how it is built I don't know if it can be modified and whether it has the shift cable with it....

Steve

i know you can get the gate plates seperatley / make your own, i would assume in your instance that a P R N 4 3 2 1 would be a better option as 4 would become D

i think thats what WSR are doing with there kit

http://www.wsroffroad.com/gb/gear-box/25-shifter-wsr-for-autobox-land-rover-zf4hp.html?search_query=shifter&results=1

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Yes, I've seen that one a couple of times.

So I bought it!

Looks better in the flesh, as it has come with the cable! It has quite a bit of aluminium corrosion, but that can be sorted easily by some wiring brushing and painting.

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The gate plates are available to buy (in america) seperately depending on your gearbox layout, but I'll be making my own. So I've measured from P to 3 (on this shifter) the length the cable moves, so I have the distance or span. I can then work out the length of the shift linkage needs to be on my gearbox.

Lets brake out my new level/angle gauge!

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So starting from P and recording the angle of every position finishing at 3, I was able to working out the length of linkage I needed! 71.54mm long, across 60 degrees.

The end of the cable has a quick release ball joint linkage, so I;ll clean this up and hopefully use it or I may opt for a rose joint.

This is as far as I've got. I will need to do some more maths to make the gate plate for the shifter and also decide what gate I'm having!

Steve

 

 

 

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Nice :)

Also, have the same level ;) 

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I had a quick play on solid works today. Using the dimensions from the gearbox and shifter, I've come up with a new shifter plate. 

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I'll probably print a cardboard copy and fit it all to the gearbox to check shift points etc before either getting it laser cut or I'll get the drill and file out! 

Steve

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On 6/24/2020 at 9:42 PM, Bowie69 said:

Nice :)

Also, have the same level ;) 

As do I! Level friends! 

Shame it doesn't do 'the' beep :( 

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On 6/24/2020 at 9:42 PM, Bowie69 said:

Nice :)

Also, have the same level ;) 

 

15 hours ago, landroversforever said:

As do I! Level friends! 

Shame it doesn't do 'the' beep :( 

Yes! I think we had a level discussion on another thread about what level to get!

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1 minute ago, steve200TDi said:

 

Yes! I think we had a level discussion on another thread about what level to get!

Was that a level-headed discussion about which level to level at the problem of levelling LR components?

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I have 1:1 scale drawings to offer up to the gearbox and shifter. The gearbox linkage is just a guess regarding raduis, but the gate plate should hopefully be close as I've done a lot of measuring and calculating to produce that drawing!

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Oh yes........and good old Windows 98! :D

 

Steve

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3 minutes ago, Bowie69 said:

Was that a level-headed discussion about which level to level at the problem of levelling LR components?

It was certainly a calm and sensible discussion.....;):lol:

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2 hours ago, landroversforever said:

XP isn’t it? 

Oh yes, sorry....XP!

Steve

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16 hours ago, steve200TDi said:

Oh yes........and good old Windows 98! :D

XP. I hope that thing isn't connected to the internet.

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16 minutes ago, elbekko said:

XP. I hope that thing isn't connected to the internet.

Nope! It's completely stand alone! 

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Clone the drive and make it into a virtual machine to future-proof it (and speed it up greatly) - we use virtual machines for various stuff like that, works lovely.

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Yep, same, I run my virtual machines on my Mac ;)

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My work PC runs Linux Mint and half the time I've got Mint in one monitor, Windows WM in another and Ubuntu VM in the 3rd :lol: and yes I do need a 4th monitor...

There's a few wrinkles to cloning XP / Vista / Win7 machines if anyone needs the info I've got it wrote down somewhere... :ph34r:

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