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    Re: Looking for Aluminium Spigot Rings

    Thanks for the replies. In my experience even OEM rims are not centre when putting them on. There is a visible play at the studs while they lie on the hub. Tightening the taper nuts by hand till they...
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    Re: Looking for Aluminium Spigot Rings

    I'm intrigued. I have been rotating wheels on my vehicles for 40 years and have never had to centre a wheel. I have always insisted on being present during changing tyres, balancing, refitting of the...
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    Re: Looking for Aluminium Spigot Rings

    Hi Stevie. In SA we have different names for the same thing, so a pic or description of what a spigot ring is might help? Here are different names for common items I have come across:

    Monkey...
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    Re: Cape Town Harbour experts?

    Thanks Johhno. The OP didn't give an indication where exactly that was. I was under the impression it was near Granger bay due to the orientation of the inlet assuming the top of the pic was north.
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    Re: Cape Town Harbour experts?

    A desalination plant that size would supply around 20 kl a day.
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    Re: Cape Town Harbour experts?

    Cape Town has been pumping raw sewage to sea for decades. The pipe outlet is off Mouille Point some distance out to sea near the seabed. Many photos are available of the discharge on the internet...
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Every campsite at Erindi in Namibia has private ablutions and a private food prep area.

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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Thanks. We were the only people there for 10 days. So we had all to ourselves.
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    Re: Underbody coatings for Landy by the sea...

    When I was a young man and an appy, I used to paint my old engine oil under the car after changing the oil. Never had a rusted undercart, Probably considered too eco-unfriendly today despite oil...
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Region - Western Cape, very remote near Whuppertal, Enjo Farm Biedouw valley near the Tankwa Karoo. Flush kakhuis and shower in the background left:

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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Dirk. can you make this a sticky private kakhuis thread? I think this is an essential.

    Here's a start:

    Enjo Farm in the Biedouw Valley.
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    Re: Rivet Counters

    For the life of me I just can't see why those special bolts are so expensive Johnno. Most holes are shaped like that.
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    Re: Garmin hack this last week

    Reported on Wednesday last week:

    https://mybroadband.co.za/news/security/361499-major-garmin-outage-what-you-need-to-know.html
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    Re: Rivet Counters

    This is going to be interesting to me Imgreg. My series has pop rivets but you are obviously busy with a restoration. Maybe you need to check the material too to prevent galvanic corrosion?
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    Re: FJ45 Cruiser Indy Required

    Thanks Jelo. They have an awful website. Find a member gives you their name and a phone number but not where they are. Only the province.
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    Defender Re: Cape Town - Independent Workshops

    Mike van As. Owned Da Gama Motors in Lekkerwater Road but works from home now in Sun Valley near you. Land Rover trained and certified. I don't have his cell number anymore but most garages there...
  17. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    Tyre pressure does not influence the weight of the truck. It does influence the ground pressure though. A tyre with a higher pressure has a smaller footprint than one with a lower pressure. The lower...
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    Re: FJ45 Cruiser Indy Required

    There is a single workshop in the dorp. Belongs to the Co-op and charges plenty. There are plenty of backyard mechanics around too. He wants an Indy that is registered with the RMI.
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    FJ45 Cruiser Indy Required

    Friend just bought a 1983 FJ45 Cruiser and wants to have it in good order and for a COR. Looking for an Independent mechanic that knows the FJ45 6 cylinder diesel cruiser. In or near Beaufort West,...
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    Re: Advice FJ45 Cruiser

    Thank you for the post Grips. There didn't seem to be any play in the steering but I'll tell him your recommendations.

    Does anyone here have knowledge of an Indy in Mossel Bay or Oudtshoorn that...
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    Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Sidewall damage means replacing the tyre.
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    I believe those trucks may have been International Harvester trucks?
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    Re: Advice FJ45 Cruiser

    Thanks for the advice Jelo.

    On Friday I drove it from Douglas via Prieska and Carnarvon to Fraserburg. I was doing about 100 km/h on the tar. All was well. It performed well on the dirt from...
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    There are instances of vehicles breaking through the crust on the pans and sinking entirely from view into the goo. One traveler saw what looked like poles sticking out of a depression in the crust...
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    Advice FJ45 Cruiser

    A friend has just bought an ex game drive 1983 FJ45 diesel 6 cylinder Cruiser with power steering. He'll be using it for access to beehives on farms. Anything he should know about? He needs to do a...
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    Re: Underbody coatings for Landy by the sea...

    You don't mention the type of Landy nor its age.
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    Re: Stuck Ratchet Crimpers

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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    Cars are actually much cheaper than they should be due to planned obsolescence. Instead of a very expensive price when buying, which would make it prohibitive for many to own a car that never breaks...
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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    What does the owner of "work" think of paying for your commute? Will they offer free petrol to the non EV crowd to be fair?
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    Re: Double taxation - Bots and ZA agreement

    Friend of mine used to have a monthly rotation and had to spend the 60 days continuous out of SA. He used to fly his wife up for an annual month long holiday on the tax man somewhere in the world...
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    Re: Double taxation - Bots and ZA agreement

    Be very careful. It was 183 days, not 182 and the day of departure and entry are counted as in country days. So, if you did a monthly rotation, you lost the first and last day of your rotation. The...
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    Re: workshop/repair manual need it

    Why not post this in the Jeep section?
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    The problem here is the weight of the vehicles. In South Africa a light vehicle licence (Class B or EB. EB allows you to tow more than 750 kg) is limited to 3500k kg. The F250 is heavier than that...
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    Re: domes on tanks

    No petrol bomb is ever going to penetrate the wall of a refinery fuel storage tank. The Angolan fuel storage tanks in the refineries in Luanda, Cabinda (Attack aborted due to compromise), Lobito and...
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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    Would your boss be happy about you using the infrastructure the company paid for for private use? Would they pay the petrol of the other car users to make things fair?
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