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    Re: Spotlights banned

    I need top respond to GehardtN, Post #399 as follows:

    You have by your own short submission categorized yourself as the "Tipe", or category of person that likes Light. Your Type however is only...
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    Re: Spotlights banned

    Well, I am pleased that this topic has been raised once more. I am more pleased that Lightbars containing many high powered LED lights are banned. They are extremely dangerous in the hands of many of...
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    Re: Help Me Inteperate Dyno Results

    Torque is NOT a FORCE
    Torque = Force X Radius
    Force is in Newtons = kg X g(9.81)
    Radius is in meters
    Torque is therefor measured in Nm or kNm

    Force on the piston is determined by the pressure...
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    Re: Help Me Inteperate Dyno Results

    Power & Torque is well demonstrated in the attached document. This curve is for the 1HD-FTE 4,2 straight six cylinder engine fitted to the 100 series Landcruiser's.
    The torque build up is reasonable...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    Excellent documentary and very helpful. Thanks.
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    How does the light bulb relate to the Garmin?
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    The best Garmin ever manufactured was the 276C for Land and Marine use and the identical looking model for Aviation was the 296C. The 276C is extremely capable and has great navigational features. My...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    When I travelled into Africa I used the 276C and the Montana 600 simultaneously. Between these two GPS units I had excellent navigation. It is not just about following a pre loaded map set, but the...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    I had a similar issue with my Garmin 276C which is still possibly the best GPS produced. It packed up and took it to Garmin for repair. Was told it is too old and they traded it in and sold me a...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    BFG A/T KO2 is the best all purpose tyre.
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    Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Asking Price is R205,000 ONCO
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    Re: Land Cruiser 80 or 105

    Reading this post for the first time, I have a good 2002 VX HD-FTE with upgraded suspension for sale. Vehicle is in excellent condition with 299...km on the clock. New BFG KO2 tyres, new batteries...
  13. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    After giving more thought to the issue I would conclude that the charred wood is as a result of spilt sulphuric acid from the battery onto the wood. This may have been there for a considerable time...
  14. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    In post #22 the use of a winch is mentioned. It needs to be known that the modern alternator has an output of 120-140 Amps. This is a huge amount of power when considering say 170 Watt solar panels...
  15. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    It is a known fact that a battery needs to be placed on a "warm" bottom and wood is in this category, yet not suitable. It should not be placed on a steel surface. The plywood "burning" is not from...
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    Re: Tip-over best practices

    Thanks for sharing. The CoG is too high, but not the reason for tipping over. From the position of the left front wheel, it is obvious that she tipped as a result of the angle being just too...
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    Re: Fuel in Zimbabwe $3.31 per litre

    Same Bus, different driver. Both criminals, murderers & thieves
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    Re: Camping Stove

    Hi,
    I read with interest and reiterate that you should buy a HP stove and not an LP stove if you are camping or caravaning or anything where you cook outdoors. The gas consumption is the mass of...
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    Re: Camping Stove

    The consumption between HP & LP gas is negligible. Gas burns clean with a blue flame optimized to give off the maximum heat for the size of burner. HP stoves of any manufacture will however not blow...
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    Re: SADF R1 Bayonet...anyone interested?

    R1 Bayonets generally sell for R300 - R400 on Auction. This is a good indicative price and you should get R350 without too much trouble according to the condition as described. R500 will be over...
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    Re: Camping Stove

    The Alva is a High Pressure stove, i.e. it has no regulator. This is the only way to go as a slight breeze continually disturbs of blows out the burner on a LP stove. I have an Alva which is perfect...
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    Re: Spotlights banned

    The thread refers to Spotlights which if correctly applied can be OK, but here we are talking about LED Light Bars

    LED Light bars are extremely dangerous in the hands of some road uses and...
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    Re: Jurgens XCape

    I recommend that you disconnect the Hercules and fit a Benton BX-2 charger. This has intelligence and when at home leave it on permanently. It will keep the battery at a float voltage of 13.6...
  24. Re: 70 Series Track difference - Who is it a problem

    I am answering the original question and not necessarily all the comments and other responses.

    I bought a new 79 series 1HZ in 2009 and had reservations regarding the tracking difference.
    The...
  25. Thread: Camp safety

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    Re: Camp safety

    For the member suggesting to take an AK47 to the bush, I recommend that you rather remain at home. I am offering an acceptable solution. The choice to use it or not remains with the person of family...
  26. Re: Landcruiser 76 4.2 Diesel vs 4.0 Petrol. Fuel consumption & Others

    For what it is worth I had the 1HZ diesel 79 series kitted out with a camper van body and travelled Africa for 6 years. The vehicle was 100% reliable and never missed a beat. As far as fuel...
  27. Re: Can a modern AWD navigate the same terrain as a old 4x4

    I have owned Real 4WD's for more than 40 years now and travelled lesser roads into Africa and across RSA. My current FWD is a LC 100 VX
    I also own a Subaru Forester and although i have not...
  28. Thread: Camp safety

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    Re: Camp safety

    The fence unit is a Gallagher made in New Zealand. It is one of the best and very efficient. I took it with to Mabua once many years ago, but we never used it. From a trial done before the trip, it...
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    Re: Camp safety

    Use a 12 volt DC agricultural electric fence unit and a dozen stakes with insulators on top protruding 600mm above the ground. Knock in an earth spike and use flexible electric fencing braid to join...
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    Re: Having a 4x4 without a Diff Lock

    Another Consideration.
    Never use your front, rear or central diff locks n a hard surface such as a tarred road, concrete road or large rock surfaces. The stresses built up within the drive train are...
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    Re: Road - Van Zylsrus to Askam

    I agree, but there are other vehicles that I need to consider.
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    Road - Van Zylsrus to Askam

    Can anyone advise if the road to Askam from Van Zyls is now tarred or is it still a dirt road?
    If still a dirt road, what is the current condition of this road?
    Years ago it was real bad.
    Many...
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    Re: Having a 4x4 without a Diff Lock

    A "true FWD" can only be possible if it is capable of pulling on all four wheels simultaneously. The power thus needs to be distributed to all 4 wheels at the same time in equal proportion.
    It is...
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    Re: Baba pofadder in die duine

    It is a puff adder and not a horned adder
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    Re: CKGR Ticks in the millions

    Paraffin is not liked by ticks at all. Either apply with a small cloth or put Paraffin into a spray bottle and spray it wherever necessary. Ticks move fast on the body and will attempt to find a...
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