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    Defender Re: Td5 Comparisons

    Defenders have the aerodynamics of a block of flats and road holding like a drunken hippo. >:D I've found that doing 100-105km/h is where they are comfortable at - and at that speed my knuckles also...
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    Re: Chassis to Tub Dimensions

    You're quite a couple of hours to early, John... >:D
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    Re: Khomeesdrif Campsite

    We were there 2 weekends ago - still as good as Richard said.
  4. Thread: Hi/Lo lever

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    Discovery 2: Re: Hi/Lo lever

    I know -but for anyone else to find anything.... :p
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    I'm trying to remember which South American country's electricity supplier (which was also deep in the dwang) did just that - and got themselves out of the brown and smelly stuff.
  6. Thread: Hi/Lo lever

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    Discovery 2: Re: Hi/Lo lever

    Johnno, "You've got the keys to the shop". I'm sure Gary will have something like that lying around..... (Finding it in that black hole of Calcutta might be a challenge though!) >:D>:D
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    Perfect example of trying to rectify a situation by turning a cock-up into a cluster-fcuk.
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    Re: Have I lost my mind?

    WhahaHAAAA!!!!

    GENIET hom(die kar, bedoel ek!)...
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    Re: Thanks Kruger Section Ranger

    Give that man a Bells!!!
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    Re: Poor repairs after an accident.

    @henkc: You sir am a saint. I would long since have thrown my toys out the cot and the baby out with the bath water!!!

    Maybe you should stop being such a nice, reasonable guy and next time you go...
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    Re: Gearbox Wanted: Daihatsu Terios

    Jeremy, is it the 4x4, or 4x2? Try N2 Motor Spares - methinks I saw one standing there last week.
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    Re: What is this Worth, and is it a Series 3??

    Oppas Petri - ons Landie ouens is so anally retentive, hulle verwens jou netnou weer in 'n Gordelroos aanval in as jy lelik praat van hulle karre! :o
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    Re: What is this Worth, and is it a Series 3??

    WhahaHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

    Jelo, jy skuld my 'n keyboard - het pas my koffie daaroor uitgelag!
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    Discovery 1 Re: Family special deal

    But you drive like an Arab..... >:D
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    Re: What is this Worth, and is it a Series 3??

    Die DINGES DINGES Danie-Obelix!!! ;D;D;D

    Passasierskant. Die enigste ander plek is op die plaatjie wat (hopelik nog) op die firewall, voor die ratkierie, vas "gerivit" is.
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    Re: Now this is a Defender

    The "Pig" was loosely based on the SADF's Eland 90. Got its name 'cause it was FUGLY and kept breaking down. First cross-border use was Operation Eland and the last time it was used cross-border was...
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    Re: What is this Worth, and is it a Series 3??

    Petri, firstly, always remember that my advise is for free, the expenses start when you use it... ;D

    The Chev 4.1 was a common conversion, Gilo made an adapter plate to fit the Series gearbox. The...
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    Re: Now this is a Defender

    If I remember correctly one of the "Pigs" also gave up the ghost on that little trip and was blown up?
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    Re: Now this is a Defender

    Or this one, owned by me.... ;D;D;D
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    Re: SUV or Double cab with canopy?

    I come at this from a different perspective as I drive a Defender 110, which is basically a Meccano set on steroids - so one can chop and change body styles to a large extent. I drove my Defender SW...
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    Defender Re: Headliner Fasteners

    Why don't you give Arno at Pon Steyn a call and ask him? They are restoring/rebuilding a crap load of Defenders at the moment and he's in charge of the project. He's helpful and should be able to...
  22. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Mate, why don't you just join a platkar-forum... >:D;D;D;D
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    Re: 8x15 inch rims

    Sending PM
  24. Re: Advice on how to proceed with Indie workshop

    I'm a big one for publicly giving credit when and where credit is due.

    In a case like this, where some time has elapsed and the OP has tried his best to resolve this amicably, I also believe in...
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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    Yeah - like some bright spark that decided to bring the Port Jackson into our country to settle the Western Cape's moving sand dunes many moons ago. Having no natural enemies it spread like wild-fire...
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    Defender Re: Defender - squeak from right wheel arch

    From your post I surmise you hear it when stationary (or stationery - which one is paper???;D). To me that sounds like either a fan belt, a bearing on some pulley, or an alternator/air-con bearing,...
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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    I am fifty-and-plenty years old and have yet to encounter a meerkat on a beach - no matter HOW wild a beach....
  28. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Nope. That is 3,5 tons worth of digger and trailer that gets hauled over dirt roads, farm roads, sand roads, mud roads, no roads, up and down mountain tracks, across the veld and through ploughed...
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    Re: Is this it?

    This...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Spoken like a true child of the Eighties...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Mileage with original engine

    I have/had 3 Td5's. Do filters and oils every 10 000k's and change oil (not filter) 5000k's later:

    Disco Auto (12P) 189 000k's - still going strong. Mom's taxi.
    Defender (10P) 346 000k's -...
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Much like calling the

    Freelander

    Discovery

    Range Rover
  33. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    ...or just plain Offender?
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    Re: My FYI Thread.

    Told you I'm a philistine...have never opened a 2-stroke! Thanks Splint.
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    Re: My FYI Thread.

    Splint, slightly off topic (and bearing in mind that I previously admitted to being an Old School Mechanical Terrorist and Bush Mechanic) what about back pressure in 2-strokes? Back in the day when...
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