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  1. Re: Road conditions from Victoria West to Loxton to Fraserburg to Sutherland

    Hi Henkus.

    I will enquire at the Fraserburg police station later today and let you know. They drive those roads often.
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    What do you want on a 4x4 route?

    I have been asked to plan and survey an old postal route for use as a 4x4 trail with overnight facilities.

    What do you want on a 4x4 route and for accommodation? The area is remote but about 20 km...
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Thanks Fluffy. Yes, a very cheap component can be a mission critical component and a show stopper.

    The multi million Dollar remote controlled subs in the offshore industry have a pilots chair....
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Yes, the common pitfall is increasing maintenance frequency instead of engineering the problem out. This shifts the cost to the user of the product and saves the cost to the producer. Do this too...
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Duplicate deleted.
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    They are. He seals the hives to transport them. Upon placing the hive and opening it they go wild. Sometimes they only leave us alone after we're over a km from the hive. He walks in his bee suit...
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Thanks Estee. I was typing when you posted this.

    Edit: I see there are still about 12 elements of Logistics Engineering.
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Design faults like this should be eliminated in the LSA (Logistic Support Analysis) FMECA (Failure Mode Eventuality Criticality Analysis) stage of the design. FMECA's are expensive and time consuming...
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Thanks guys he's found a bak and it's being done up. He's having tralies built too so that he can tie things down.

    That flatbed would be useless for him to transport bee hives, his equipment and...
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Anybody with an idea of where to get a bak? Old in any condition or new manufacture.
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    Re: Best route advise

    Thanks for the reply. Your western route in blue is all tar but you will have traffic. Your grey route has a stretch of good dirt between Prince Alfred and the N1 near Leeu Gamka and tar from there...
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    Re: Best route advise

    Firstly, you've posted this in the North West Province section when you're going to be travelling through the Western and Northern Cape, so the people who could advise you might not see this.

    What...
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Thanks Grips. He's not interested in restoring to original and wants to use it as part of his marketing image for his honey. He needs a 4x4 to get to his hives in mountainous areas on various farms....
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    Re: 1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Thanks for very useful info Grips. Anyone know of a workshop that can make or that does make a good copy?
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    1970's Land Cruiser Bak Wanted

    Friend of mine is doing up a 1970's Land Cruiser. Diesel engine overhauled, rolling chassis complete, bodywork repaired and spray painted. The only thing missing is a bak. Anyone know where to get...
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    Re: Northern Cape trip

    I've noticed many of these tour advice posts plan far too much driving. Distances are vast and roads are slow in the NC and the days short in July. Rather drive less and stay over two nights at least...
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    Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Depends which province you're in. In the Northern Cape no municipality can renew your licence, only the post office. Not sure what the situation in the OP's Eastern Cape is. In the Western Cape you...
  18. Re: Caravan temperature reduction metal roof isolation

    That Safari / Tropical roof is easy and cheap to make too. Thin metal sheet, drilled holes, spacers and screws / nuts & bolts. Solar panels can be mounted on it too. The advantage is the roof itself...
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    Re: The Tokyo White Spiritual Boy Scam

    According to Tokyo, that fund was the one that was supposed to pay for the free tertiary education Zuma announced.
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    Re: Buying apples on the N2 at Grabouw.

    It's the same as buying grapes on the N1 at De Doorns. They're stolen and you stand the chance of being attacked or hijacked.
  21. Re: Caravan temperature reduction metal roof isolation

    On the very old Series Landy's there was a tropical roof option. It's a single thin plate on supports that keeps the roof in permanent shade and a roof rack can be fitted over it. Pic of my Series 2A...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    I didn't say a snorkel turns a vehicle into a submarine. I said that unless you're going to be crossing windscreen high water with a vehicle that has the engine, diffs, electronics, fan, gearbox and...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    I live in the dry dusty Great Karoo that has been through a drought and all but one road here is dirt. I have an Isuzu 4x4 Frontier with 350 000 on the clock and a JMC DC 4x4 Bakkie which is an Isuzu...
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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    Thanks for the input. There are a number of debates on this forum regarding this aspect. It will increase fuel consumption because of friction losses between the air and the path inside the snorkel....
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    Re: Meat in Lobatse or Jwaneng

    Lobatse has an enormous abattoir. There should be meat available all over on a Saturday morning. Just ask at the fuel station and they will point you to butchers.
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    Re: What a great forum!

    Welcome Pointer. Now you can contribute too.
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    Re: Intro from Cape Town

    Welcome Bones. Share that knowledge.
  28. Thread: New Members

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    Re: New Members

    Normal forum stuff. Interests, vehicle, experience, great places you've been.
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    Re: Driving through water

    The point of my post is that the owner could easily have driven around that "puddle" but chose to stop, remove the cones, and drive through it - on a tar road. I just can't find any sympathy.
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    Re: Driving through water

    Fortuna owner in George and son OK today after moving the cones before driving through a puddle instead of around it. Doubt a snorkel would have helped:


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  31. Thread: New Members

    by Olyfboer
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    Re: New Members

    Welcome Selvin. Tell us about yourself.
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    Re: Driving through water

    Quick general explanation. When the oil and metal gets hot the air inside the diffs and axle expands. To let the expanded air out there are equalisation breather valves on the diff. This prevents...
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    Re: Rainfall in northern cape

    30 mm over the weekend. Fraserburg area.
  34. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Accepted as a possible reason. My question then would be that you now need an extra locator per vehicle which is of a different design to the bolts. So the question now is, is it a mechanical...
  35. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Question for the engineers on the forum; -

    What would the advantage be using bolts instead of studs and nuts on wheels? You guys gave great answers re the leaving a vehicle in gear on an incline...
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