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    Defender Re: TD5 Throttle Pedal Potentiometer

    Thanks, Fluffy.

    We use a dual voltage supply to test potentiometers on our choppers, but those are made for the job, so won't fry the pot.

    Well worth remembering about the multimeter, thanks!
  2. Re: Discovery steering rack appears to be leaking

    Mine is leaking, I topped it up with Dexron and it started pouring out, so I drained it and filled it with the correct oil, drove it a bit and drained/filled/drove a few more times to flush it...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Google Aeroquip Firesleeve, it should be commecially available from suppliers.
  4. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    Bizzarely, the US is officially Metric....

    https://usma.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/1136a.pdf
  5. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    Airbus helicopters are Metric as are the smaller Safran engines we use, up to Makila size.
    Can't speak to the bigger stuff as no experience on them.
  6. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    As long as you don't have the gall to sit there looking all bewildered when you have rounded off fasteners, yes.
  7. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    A quick Google says it is "The Maitland Pawnshop" corner of Colin and Voertsekker Roads, left side making an arrow towards Parow.
    Across from Micky D's parking lot.
  8. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    Probably for the Military.
    SAAF tools were almost all Stahlwille, apparently.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    99% of my work is Imperial....
    That's a lovely old set.
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    Defender Re: TD5 Throttle Pedal Potentiometer

    If you can get a diagram of the pins you should be able to check it out with a decent multimeter and a power supply.
    Depending on the type, it will either have 2 or 3 wire wound coils with sweepers...
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Depending on the sizes it covers, and general condition of the sockets themselves, I'd maybe go up to 2k for it.
    The sockets are available at the Milnerton flea market or at Pawn shops.
    There is...
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    Re: Hilux Whisperer in Cape Town

    Mendel Motors on the Foreshore.
    Address: 10 Old Marine Dr, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa




    Phone: +27 21 425 1581

    Speak to Rael, he is ex Market Toyota.
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    Ja, that's for sure.
    I had to fit 2 90 degree bends to form a dogleg to my installation to allow the pipes to line up properly. I don't know if it was a D1 or pre facelift or what, but the pipe to...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    ...and JIC Hydraulic fittings are directly interchangeable for less cost...
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    Sounds like the same or very similar to the one I fitted.
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    I fitted an aux tank to a friend's Disco and the big pipe at the top effectively feeds both tanks, while the small one at the bottom is to let the aux tank transfer to the main as the level drops.
    ...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    One of my R380 pipes chafed through and it cost me a new gearbox, and I went the flexible route, too.
    I cut the ends of the pipes off at the radiator side and just past where they go under the...
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    Re: removeable winch built

    This is probably going to be the easiest way to do it, with some heavy duty electrical connectors and suitable cable runs to either end of the vehicle and Harrison connectors.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    DO NOT USE brake disc cleaner/carb cleaner/etc.....
  20. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    He should have quoted according to the plans and the specs on them, so as long as you keep track of what he fits/uses then he is liable for the price.
    If he tries to jippo you, block payment and...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Have you got tired of the Dark Side, Jakes?
    Looking to rejoin the Light.....;D
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    Re: "Buying" trailer from deceased estate

    What's a "paper trailer" worth these days?
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    Re: Bottle Jack Quality

    Which one lifts highest?

    Get that one.
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    Re: Where SA cars end up

    When I was still an Appie we had 2 guys with us who drove a GTI and a SuperBoss and the rivalry was hectic.
    Being motor mechanics, they obviously had as many whistles and bells that they could find...
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    Re: Nightmare on wheels

    You make a sound argument. Both engines are acceptable choices and bits exist to make it happen.
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    Re: Thoughts on trailer deck

    I wouldn't galvanise the old sheet as it will buckle and warp badly, rather galvanise the frame etc and fit a new galvanised sheet.
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    Sticky: Re: Towing Regulations

    Very interesting question....
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    Re: Where SA cars end up

    It's a long and prestigious list, something to be proud of....
    V8 Sierra
    V8 Capri
    Alfa GTV6 3 liter
    Even the humble Austin Apache was only produced here and in Spain if I'm not mistaken.

    SA...
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    Re: Where SA cars end up

    Not just cars, I had a guy tell me to keep him in mind if I EVER wanted to sell my 850 LeMans and give him first dibs.
    I've lost his details, but a mate of mine said I could start at US$10k with his...
  30. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    Or, make sure the contract he signs ensures HE is fully responsible for his Subbies actions...
  31. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    Even if he offers to buy the materials, I suggest you do it yourself. Inflation and "delivery fees" add up to a big bite.
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    Re: Windscreen wipers

    I had a set of those Dual Blade Silicone blades that used to be advertised on TV in the shopping channel fitted to my Mini.
    You only bought the blades and had to fit them to your existing wiper...
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    Re: My Series 2A project.

    Actually, the angles on the V8 were so they could fit on the manifold without long runners that would affect fueling and engine characteristics. Jags, MG and other SU equipped engines have them...
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    Re: Nightmare on wheels

    Honestly, for power output only, you'd be better off with a 2l Alfa engine, those Essex engines are really mediocre at best.
    The fact that they were the power plant of countless Free State Ferraris...
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    Re: Flying

    Ja, heat seeking missiles are wasted on those things, all you need is an optical sensor that can find the darkest smoke and home in on that.
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