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    Re: Bush Caravan Sway

    In my opinion the axel position simply moves the load on the tow bar.

    While there my be a rule of thumb of 60% I will bet that this is probably where you would find that the load on the tow bar is...
  2. Re: HILUX GD6 AUTO searching for gear after driving over a speedbump

    They don't.
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    Re: The VW Bus that never made it to market

    I stand corrected.
  4. Re: HILUX GD6 AUTO searching for gear after driving over a speedbump

    Should not baffle you, you have accepted it for 7 months now? The pro's outweigh the cons clearly.
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    Re: The VW Bus that never made it to market

    My understanding was that the Synchro was uniquely South African and totally developed locally (be that RSA or NAM). I have never seen a Synchro advertised in Europe. The same is true for the 2.5 and...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    That must have required patience in buckets ;D. Brings a new meaning to Vasbyt.
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    That was a number I was estimating using a ruler, 5%. The point was actually to make sure that there was a negative attitude of the van up front rather than a positive attitude.
  8. Re: HILUX GD6 AUTO searching for gear after driving over a speedbump

    Mark, I am told that the gearbox ratio's were developed for much slower Asian driving conditions. You still got contacts who can comment on this?
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Congrats, happy camping.

    On towing.

    I had a 2.5l VW Microbus with a Penta hanging off the back. We were towing down to Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger and to say that the wind was rather brisk would...
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    It is for exactly that reason that the sloshing becomes important, it improves the return of the condensed ammonia through the ups and downs and lefts and rights.

    When an ammonia fridge starts...
  11. Re: HILUX GD6 AUTO searching for gear after driving over a speedbump

    It does not make the problem go away, just a little more tolerable. Was not aware that it appeared on the 4.0l. On the 2.8l the problem is made worse by turbo lag and on the 2.4l the problem is...
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    Re: New defender recall

    I am amused when "nanny state" comments are thrown around. Many South African's hate regulation and well regulated countries are referred to as nanny states.

    In 2019 a survey was conducted and...
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    Re: The VW Bus that never made it to market

    A few 4X4 Synchro's for sale on GumTree. Take your pick.
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    So we can respectfully agree to disagree on this matter. The sloshing actually does not affect the performance, there were millions of RV's travelling the States with absorption fridges all with cold...
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    Re: The VW Bus that never made it to market

    We had the Synchro.
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    Re: I purchased an old caravan

    Wilk was a very good product, you have bought well.

    Make sure your vehicle tires are 3bar rear and 2.5bar front. Van tires anywhere between 2.7 and 3.0bar depending on how heavily you are packed....
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    Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    Go retro, no batteries or 220V required, just crank up the weight. Complete with balance weights, metal gears and speed governer.

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    Re: Rotisserie motor - I need a good one

    In my opinion the motors and gear train fail through overheating.

    I use mine on an open portable stainless braai. I have two bearing arrangements either side on the braai. When I bought the first...
  19. Re: Let's guess - What is it and what is it for.

    Battery booster to assist with starting when the battery is slightly flat.
  20. Re: Driving an automaticAny generatl advice

    In the early days tuck your left foot well back towards the seat to stop standing on the clutch. Which in the case of an automatic will be the brake pedal.
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    Thanks,

    I have designed in a two gear train for the cranking.
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    I had seen that one. It was of interest as the governor is horizontal and not vertical like all the others.

    I was in a restaurant in Lausanne and they had one of these mechanisms running their...
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    Second example.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfC351tvJE

    Hopefully the pictures tell a thousand words.
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    I am more worried about the principle than the actual numbers. To get the required torque one can simply increase the mass or alternately balance the mass on the shaft to reduce imbalance, my...
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    Thanks all.

    Now that we have that out of the way the next question.

    So this pulley arrangement kind works in reverse. The potential energy of load "M" energy is being used to drive a rotating...
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    School me on Pulleys

    Morning,

    For the given load of "M" I believe that the load will be 0.25M at the points shown on the diagram. Am I correct?

    To lift the load M by 1m will require rope travel at the right of 4m? ...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    I see Zimbabwe is considering a large Elephant cull. They believe they have an Elephant population of 100 000. Saw a new article today but can't find it again.
  28. Re: Advice please - got a parking ticket while Defender in Storage

    Write a letter to the Clerk of the Court and lay out your facts and send them proof that you were in storage and they should quash the fine.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    To close the thread out.

    Found an elegant solution, the guys in the screw conveyor industry use it.

    Simply put it is a series of washers that are split on one side and then stretched out to the...
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    Sherline Lathe and Milling Machine

    Six years ago I bought a Sherline 4100 Lathe and a Sherline Milling Machine simply as they were a bargain at the time. Paid R 3k for both. The time has come to get them operational as I have some...
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Thanks guys, I want to try make is look as original as possible. It is a single start so should not be too difficult, hell I've ground a telescope mirror to within a couple of wavelengths of light, I...
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    Re: Home distilled

    But you can donate >:D.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Difficult to tell but I would gauge ot between 22 and 25mm diameter. Roughly counting the teeth looks like a 15:1 ratio.

    The worm drives the speed governor. This is what I am busy making.

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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    Ja, familiar with how to make fine pitches, you can even use a tap to do the brass gear if you want standard pitch sizes.

    Will check Clickspring out thanks.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    I am recreating an antique device. These things were made by hand so I am sure I can make a set. I am unsure if a lathe can cut such a coarse thread. The finer it is and it will not wind back. It...
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