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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Anyways, back to the car.

    Yesterday Cobus was the only one in the shop and he had to pack up tools to make space to move out the Caddy that has to go in for repairs.

    He manged to get the wipers...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Sorry, can't see the arrogance there.

    But ja, there are many ways to skin a cat and there is nothing wrong with experimenting.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Of course. But it depends on the product you use.

    Some formulations "boils" out a snotty layer that almost looks like caramel and then it slips on it's own grease.

    Others sort of dry out and...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Read the material safety data sheets.

    The products are both bitumen based. All it does it dampen the metallic sound from the bare sheet metal. It has little to none sound absorption capacity.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    According to the oaks who are serious about sound proofing of vehicles, the product I have used is near exact to the ones branded for automotive use.

    I can however not understand your concern...
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    Re: it's a write off

    Plenty of spares for the type he needs.
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    Re: it's a write off

    Which if you wanted, you could certainly do without and put on what you had before.

    I had to compromise here and there. For example: The nice "Land Rover" lettering on the bonnet had to go. Small...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Today will be a day for just getting the workshop organised again.

    The tools and spares all went for a walk and the bolt and nuts are running around all over the place.
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    Re: it's a write off

    I managed to negotiate a buy back option.

    For me, I had to. I have spend a lot of money on my car that I would not be able to recover if it was a write-off.

    It took quite some effort from my...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Today, we could mate the gearbox and transfer, test the three switches and make sure the HR/LR/CDL lever works perfect.

    That took some time.

    We then moved the boxed in under the vehicle and...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Discovery 1 - Buying advice

    Ask me. First Defender 130. We are now on week 4. 6 Days a week. 3 People working.

    And we are not doing anything near a full restoration - just a fixing all the mechanical and electrical issues.
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    Discovery 1 Re: Discovery 1 - Buying advice

    You need to be very realistic about this project.

    A 20 years plus old vehicle needs a firm hand on it to keep going reliably. I am driving oldies all my life.

    If you buy one that needs...
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    Blink Tank went for a 250 point AA test report today in order to get it back on the insurance.

    The oak really had to nitpick a cabletie here and a clamp there to get something to put on the...
  14. Re: Defender Hella Sealed Beams: Where to find?

    Yes.
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    Discovery 2: Re: ACE failure, helo

    Any news?
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    Re: it's a write off

    PM Sent.

    I am sure you van can run again.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Yesterday, I had to excuse Uncle Ben for a few days to sort out one of his own cars, so we are now short of a capable pair of hands.

    However, I managed to put back almost all of the bolt-on items...
  18. Re: Defender Hella Sealed Beams: Where to find?

    Got a set of Wipac with bezels yesterday from a local Landy Parts supplier who by accident had it on the shelve.

    Looks good to me.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Yesterday, again a hickup.

    As we wanted to install the gearboxes, I had to sort out the links for low/high range and CDL.

    Obviously no surprise, but the bushes were so kapot that it was not...
  20. Defender Hella Sealed Beams: Where to find?

    Oaks, I need some help please.

    Back in the day, one could buy Hella Sealed beams that fitted 100% as per original in the Defender headlight socket.

    Midas and many other places literally had it...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Day finished.

    So last night I though long and hard how I will repair the wires and as said, ferrules and heat shrink was my preferred method.

    I went to the electrical warehouse this morning and...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Yes, but it is not a must.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    I used the single nut, but removed the spacers.

    And no, I did not use my dial gauge. Did it like I have done for the past 30 years. Tensioning a wheel is like the "feel" you get when you fasten a...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Unobtanium. Many harnesses are molested. Sad state of affairs.

    I can assure you with my prior experience selling Landy spares, I know all the guys who knows all the Defenders on the scrap heap.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Today was a hard day in the shop.

    We managed to put most of the ancillaries back on the motor, get the wheels back on the motor and Cobus started to cut new carpets.

    I bought a very tough...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Almost back on the wheels.

    All the bearings were packed and tensioned. All bolts Locktited.

    Diff cover cameback on.

    Side shafts are in place.

    The axles are now super tight. If you move...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    By now, the spares on the heap seems like we can build two complete cars from it.

    There were countless of challenges on this first fan because we don't know it up to the last bolt and nut.

    That...
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    Discovery 2: Re: ACE failure, helo

    Indeed, is that restrictor is removed, the pump will whine like crazy.
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    And now, just an official word of thanks to all the many oaks who helps to get the van on the road.

    I worked with multiple suppliers and hands, and most of them pulled some heavy weight to get...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Sigh.

    I was time for me to return to work yesterday and I had to leave Cobus and Ben to continue.

    I had no option but to have the gearbox assembled by a Landy specialist, as I just cannot get...
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    Dalk ja. My 5-Silinder Audi S4 turbo wat ek gehad het, was net so 'n genot.

    Dit wa my en die kinders se vark kar gewees daai.

    Ek het so 42 l/100km gemiddeld gekry op hom. 70 liter petrol...
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    Ek is seker bevooroordeeld, maar wragtag die Td5 is darrem maar die griekse god van alle klein diesels in terme van klank.
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    Some test drive Videos.

    Lekker silent morning in the industrial area. We had the wide roads all to our selves.

    She runs like a jet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUuW2F5tYrU
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Today was a good day.

    Ben worked on the 130 while I pampered Blink Tank.

    I swallowed hard this morning and got a large FEW tap and die set. Bloody expensive. But we need it.

    Ben have spend...
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    Re: The Blink Tank Reborn Thread.

    Today was a day of patience.

    I had to remove the battery box three times to get the wiring loom in the best position, and I had to spiral bind the loom in the places where the original sprag was...
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