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  1. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    The movement around the windscreen will be minimal, and dependent on how it is loaded under the roof loads, and under what vibrations it is stressed under -and it has a clearance tolerance of at...
  2. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    Nonsense!::)

    Everything flexes to a degree.

    Look up metal fatigue.
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    -only char-grilled!>:D8)
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    This is going to end well::);D!

    Don't smoke them Hunter!:o;D
  5. Re: EMERGENGY / NOODGEVAL - Missing Australian self drive visitors... Vermiste klient

    Is contact with a family member in Aus is possible?

    - they may be able to check online credit card records for locations of recent use?
    _If they had to get emergency treatment /lodgings, one...
  6. Thread: Hi All

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    Re: Hi All

    Enjoy!8)

    looks like the wife wears the pants::) -and gets herself the new wheels!!!>:D;D

    Have fun getting it kitted out for comfortable travel and camping with the little one!8)

    Lots of...
  7. Re: Hand throttle for diesel drive by wire vehicles

    good for gamedrives8)
  8. East Africa/Durban -interesting history article

    Interesting article on East African/Durban history8)




    Article rank
    6 Aug 2019
    The Mercury

    In the wake of Sinbad
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    Very interesting info8)

    but ,I much prefer the traditional methods:) -not all these nasty+caustic chemicals that can blow up in your face!::)

    -magnifying glass
    -lighter
    -matches/striker ...
  10. Re: 2006 Mazda Drifter 2.6i xls 4x4 RFW lock issues.

    Here's the drivetrain manual -hope it helps

    RFW system pg 100
  11. Re: 2006 Mazda Drifter 2.6i xls 4x4 RFW lock issues.

    I did indeed manage to move it by sucking -some years ago!;D

    Did you fiddle with/replace either of the sensor switches/wires on the gearbox???? -if these are swapped it can cause.....anomalies!::)...
  12. Re: 2006 Mazda Drifter 2.6i xls 4x4 RFW lock issues.

    I have fiddled with this system and the RFW/4x4 engagement/disengagement on a 2001 TDI model -I think it is the same arrangement across that range, and it looks the same.

    -not sure of the...
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    Re: Drakensburg Camp Sites

    Lotheni is a very nice site -and quiet.

    Also Highmoor -but very cold there in winter ,being at some 2000mASL ( good for snow-if that's what you're after8))

    Injasuthi also small and quiet...
  14. Cape to Cairo homemade plane project creators die in Tanzania crash

    Very sad news :(-condolences to their families and flying friends!
    They had together just organised and created this great adventure for aspiring pilots, and were on the home stretch.

    Very sad...
  15. Thread: Joburg riots

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    Re: Joburg riots

    I would think SARS, Customs and excise, and SAPS all have that jurisdiction through correct process?
  16. Re: Drifter 2.5 - Difficulty engaging gear R and 1

    I have a drifter-with gearbox-es:o history::)

    Am I mistaken that the clutch is hydraulic and therefore is self adjusting-? I cannot ever recall adjusting it????

    -I agree to check the lever...
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    Re: Botswana lifts hunting ban

    some more recent scientific info on this issue......


    https://www.news24.com/Analysis/analysis-botswana-has-an-elephant-poaching-problem-not-an-overpopulation-problem-20190701

    The Botswana...
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    Re: Paint like a pro

    Balco are suppliers of professional equipment and paints - look at DeVilbiss sprayguns -pricey, but well worth it-will last a lifetime

    http://autobodyspares.co.za/
  19. Re: Route suggestions - Joburg to Cape town via Karoo then to Durbs

    JHB-DBN-CT would imply DBN before Karoo

    -I'd look at a route through the Drakensberg to DBN, then south to E.Cape, inland again to Karoo , then CT

    -you should be able to drive some well...
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    Re: ignition lock wont work

    Which Ford/Mazda, Plunger?

    My 2001 2.5tdi Mazda had an issue like this some years ago

    -try pressing the key firmly into the ignition as you turn it -that worked for a while

    -fairly easy fix,...
  21. Re: Trading in 120 Prado V6 for Everest or Trailblazer - consumption reasons

    Just ...don't!8);D
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    Re: Some ideas for pumped water please

    For a minimal solution- before complicated pumps, electrics etc. -try..

    -fit a tyre valve to the water-tank cap and make sure it is sealed airtight.
    -leave some empty volume in the tank-say 5l or...
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    Re: Wooden box for outdoor storage

    For simple construction, low cost, and easy movability

    -I'd use a 18mm waterproof ply ( either marine WBP, or genuine waterproof shutterply ( not the non-waterproof stuff the local hardware calls...
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    Re: My Knife Making Thread

    This looks like a very good idea for reasonable material easily available:D -always an old blade or two about in a woodwork shop8)

    -some nice large cleavers can be cut from large diameter blades-...
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    Re: Does Sikaflex conduct electricity

    Perhaps block bitumen will work? Very reasonable in cost, very effective at correct temp. range.

    We used to make our own waterproof joint housings for km's of farm pump/borehole cables with the...
  26. Re: R21 Attempted intentional accident and hijacking.

    Well handled!8)

    You are clearly situationally aware-and quite probably averted a serious incident.

    PS- A Mazda BT50 is not that bad!::) -Even for a skollie!;D
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    Re: running cable in an aluminium canopy

    I would -before drilling/fixing/double glueing
    -try by using proper gaffer tape ( not pvc duct tape) -on surface well wiped down with thinners.

    The fabric will take movement, the gum grips...
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    Botswana lifts hunting ban

    Botswana has been a rare success story in respect of African wildlife/environment conservation8)

    -let's hope the good work done by Ian Khama's administration is not now undone, but I fear we will...
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    Re: Roof rack streamlining?

    It becomes quite complicated once you have a series of interacting airflows, where objects' individual airflows interfere with each other.

    If you can visualise how the various items/elements might...
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    Re: Roof rack streamlining?

    Yes
    -an easy solution for a deflector would be to use a half-pipe of pvc pipe ( of diameter as height of folded tent unit) - once the air has flowed past the front section, the smoothness of...
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    Re: Roof rack streamlining?

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    Re: Roof rack streamlining?

    Essentially -the closer that you can get the shape to mimic (both in plan and in section) the shape of a drop of water in fall , the better your aerodynamics.8)

    Clearly not possible with an...
  33. Re: Stripping Oregon pine doors: Heat gun or paint stripper?

    With these old doors you will find that either the hinge screws have deteriorated that they almost just pull out, or they have so firmly corroded / paint/grime bonded onto the hinge, that they are...
  34. Re: Stripping Oregon pine doors: Heat gun or paint stripper?

    This!8)

    I used them some years ago to strip Oregon Pine skirtings -they do a great job, and without damage to the wood.

    Anything with profiling/mouldings/fielded-panel doors will be a nightmare...
  35. Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    For me the Crested Barbet is one archetypal African bird!8) -ever since one of these gave us a wonderful extended and close-range dance routine in the Kruger National Park once! ;D
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