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    Re: Eskom wants you to register backup power

    This is all driven by the ANC government running out of money. Your reaction to it depends on whether you want to continue to just hand money to the government or not.

    We all know that Eskom is...
  2. Fluffy, go girl. It has been a while. Since we...

    Fluffy, go girl. It has been a while. Since we last chatted I moved to a cattle farm in the Berg and there is no eishkom, thank god.

    I set a up a system 8kVA Victron Inverter, 2 x morningstar...
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    and some even go to 5.2 lt

    and some even go to 5.2 lt
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    Look, each to his own but everyone breaks all...

    Look, each to his own but everyone breaks all sorts of laws that they think are completely pointless and contrary to the public good. For example, who really thinks that exchange controls are/were...
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    This has to be the biggest load of hooey I have...

    This has to be the biggest load of hooey I have ever heard. I am a structural engineer and there are lots of things that any sensible layperson can do if he asks advice and gets to the point where...
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    Brent, the biggest problem with the 3.5V8 is that...

    Brent, the biggest problem with the 3.5V8 is that it is a low compression engine. The only thing for this is to change the pistons. The other option is to find a 4.6 block (preferably with cross...
  7. Quite right Gazza, I once rented a cottage on a...

    Quite right Gazza, I once rented a cottage on a farm whilst building a bridge over the Tugela. The farmer there had persuaded his son to go into banking obviously because the farmer had struggled for...
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    Estee, when I was up there on bikes last year...

    Estee, when I was up there on bikes last year they were a bit uptight about us going offroad and I had to borrow a permit. Do you know anything about this, was I hoodwinked?
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    However, I think they would be fairly unwise to...

    However, I think they would be fairly unwise to really piss everyone off. They will be operating a gas works which is a fairly volatile sitting duck for someone inclined to turn them into a...
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    I certainly don't trust shell to do the right...

    I certainly don't trust shell to do the right thing and I trust our government even less. My guess is that if money can be made it will go ahead.
  11. Thread: Branches on V8

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    Sean, it was recently pointed out to me by Andre...

    Sean, it was recently pointed out to me by Andre van der Merwe (Docvan) that when doing the branches one can have 4 into 1 which helps top end HP but is not so good for low end torque or one can go...
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    Defender Shottie, here is a more expensive option but...

    Shottie, here is a more expensive option but undoes really quickly. How long would this last?

    http://www.x-eng.co.uk/X-Deflex.asp

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    Hi Stubbzie - sorry about the slow reply. the...

    Hi Stubbzie - sorry about the slow reply. the car I bought was an old Mustang with swing arm suspension and the chassis was bent where it was connected to the suspension. not bad but enough to put...
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    Defender Making the assumption that your water temperature...

    Making the assumption that your water temperature guage is telling you the temperature of your engine will probably cost something in the future. I've paid for that lesson. Better to bolt a...
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    Not if you put a 5.2 Litre V8 in it (and open a...

    Not if you put a 5.2 Litre V8 in it (and open a petrol station next door)
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    Stubbzie, those axles don't look very well lined...

    Stubbzie, those axles don't look very well lined up with the bodywork. I bought a car like that once and it turned out to be well bent.
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    Hey Stubbzie, at least put some high compression...

    Hey Stubbzie, at least put some high compression pistons in to give it some kick, that original 3.5L V8 just doesn't have much in it. Even better a 4.6L or 5.2 as I have just done. I haven't run...
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    You get cell phone repeaters that will convert...

    You get cell phone repeaters that will convert zero coverage to full coverage. But they can't perform miracles i.e. mine didn't work at Moremi third bridge as it was too far to Maun. They have...
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    I had a 4.6 in my 110 that ran its bearings due...

    I had a 4.6 in my 110 that ran its bearings due to a faulty spring in the oil pump. I started using thicker and thicker and thicker oil to keep running the engine. For a while 25W oil worked and I...
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    Ja, but this is exactly what the English were...

    Ja, but this is exactly what the English were saying about their youth just before WWII and they did fine.
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    Sorry, I retract all of the above except the part about the crappy rules. Thanks for puting me right on the speed rule in Minnesota Mike - not sure where I read that perhaps they used to not have...
  22. Hey Fluffy Thanks, hilarious thread, at least...

    Hey Fluffy

    Thanks, hilarious thread, at least you didn't punch someone. That is a difficult one to back down from.

    As usual the state makes crappy rules and it breeds contempt for them. I for...
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    When a big car hits a small car it is difficult...

    When a big car hits a small car it is difficult problem for two reasons. Firstly the big car is normally stronger and so damages the smaller car more than it is damaged as is obvious. This could be...
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    Dave, if it is any consolation this is probably...

    Dave, if it is any consolation this is probably the same consumption that you got when the car had the original 3.5 low compression lump in it.
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    Offroad addict you have it right when you say...

    Offroad addict you have it right when you say there is nothing you can do about it. The herd is moving in that direction and you can see it and do what you can to look after yourself and family but...
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    Hey Buffel I am doing a similar thing on a '88...

    Hey Buffel

    I am doing a similar thing on a '88 110. Done up the old V8 to 5.2 litres and changed the old misery of a gearbox for an R380. Sound and heat proofing the floor pan and firewall on...
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    Arrie, the best solution that I have heard of for...

    Arrie, the best solution that I have heard of for the fast lane sleepers besides just undertaking them is to mount a paint ball gun on the front with bright red balls and redecorate his rear end. I...
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    If you lot are on a double lane road and in the...

    If you lot are on a double lane road and in the fast lane and someone is tailgating you then you should be embarrassed and immediately move over. It is the law that one should flash one's lights at...
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    As to why it should happen to Toyota, they have...

    As to why it should happen to Toyota, they have been on a high and the psychology of it all means that they probably got a bit cocky and deserve a klap. It is the same with rugby teams, which ones...
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    Agree, for the guys who wants his vehicle to work...

    Agree, for the guys who wants his vehicle to work properly and is not that concerned whether his feet have enough space then production cars are a horrible compromise. Assuming that the tyre contact...
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    The problem is that it must be spring steel which...

    The problem is that it must be spring steel which means that you have to bend it first and then heat treat it. I have tried this in the past and not succesfully. Perhaps I never cool it fast...
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    I think this proves it that independant...

    I think this proves it that independant suspension is superior as the guys who want to go fast over the rough stuff are using it. Independant suspension has articulation if you design for it. Lets...
  33. Thread: DC2DC charging

    by Humphry
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    OK lets try that again with less humour. Tim,...

    OK lets try that again with less humour.

    Tim, OK, but its gonna say the same thing and I am going to get hot and greasy and SWAMBO is going to moan at me and tell me we are late. Then she is...
  34. Thread: Head Torches

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    So those Fenix things aren't cheap then?

    So those Fenix things aren't cheap then?
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    R14.00 a pop is a bit steep. Anybody know where...

    R14.00 a pop is a bit steep. Anybody know where they are made? Then we get them for R2.00 a pop and those will last for ever.
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