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    Re: After ten years in a shed. . .

    I don't know about parts smuggling, but the G5 was designed by Gerald Bull. Sanctioned by the cloak and dagger frikkies.

    He was later jailed because the US of A changed some legislation while he...
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

    Ah... Land Rover, the gift that keeps on giving.

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    This was for removing the masking tape.
    I don't have the right paint now, so it'll have to wait a bit.

    Not happy with this.

    So I...
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

    So today I got to do with pure evil. I'm talking about the stuff LR used to fix the frame onto the vehicle.
    Horrible stuff.

    First I removed the interior. That I did yesterday.

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    Today...
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

    Sorry I was thinking about the whole frame flexing, from an earlier post.

    There was a little flex at the frame side of the strut mounting point, maybe a mm or so. Some feedback I got from other...
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

    No the flex was because the setup wasn't bolted to anything to give more rigidity, the moment I clamped it everything was perfect.

    My gas struts are the same rating as the Frontrunner struts.
    ...
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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    On the Defender I think Monroe is OEM.
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

    From the amount of flex I saw in initial testing and feedback from other people, I decided to make a re-enforcement at the frame side of the strut fixing.

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    I countersunk the screws to...
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Everytime I see this thread, I think of a clip.
    It's only now that I finally remembered where I saw it.



    https://youtu.be/xoQJrMKO7e0
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    Re: Ranger tyres & Botswana

    If you have to buy other tyres get LT spec.
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    Re: Camera software compatibility

    Have you tried to run the program in compatibility mode.
    There you can tell the computer in which version of Windows it did work.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Washed, waxed and clayed the exterior, will do interior during the week.

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    I also ripped out the old sealant in the window corners and re-did it.

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    Could look better but much...
  12. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I'll give it a try early next month.
  13. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Impossible as in postal service is useless or not allowed to import it?

    I'm at the point of ordering and don't want surprises.
  14. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Don't waste your time, just search nickel anode on Ebay.

    They go for about R180 for 0.8x25x100mm.

    For zink try someone that rebuilds outboard motors.
    Ask for FUBAR trim/anodes.
  15. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I hope you saw that he did a Myford lathe and drill press.

    He also does the body filler thing and he replaced the original information plates and it looks amazing.
  16. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yu can have look here for some ideas:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoffreyCroker

    Some of his work is nice.
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    Defender Re: Gullwing doors / kitchen / packing system

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    Finally done with painting and did first mock-up of door.
  18. Thread: Wood at Askam

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    Re: Wood at Askam

    My braai goes with and it's light on wood, one of the reasons I like to take it with.

    A big bag lasts my just over a day.
  19. Thread: Wood at Askam

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    Re: Wood at Askam

    Ja, I bought like 8 big bags at the agri.
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    Re: 300 tdi injector pump or isuzu 4jb1t engine

    Didn't see this coming. Must have cost a lot for the conversion only to revert back.

    Make sure whoever works on the 300Tdi is a guru.
    Not that the engine is super difficult, but just to ensure...
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    Defender Re: 300 tdi oil pressure

    There are 2 holes in the front bearing, bottom one is big like the rest but the small hole is for the oil feed to the rocker shaft.
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    Defender Re: 2002 Defender TD5 Welch plug replacement.

    The guy on Brittannica restoration on YouTube said in the old days they used paint.

    As long as you stay clear of silicone.
    I think, but I'm not putting my head on a block, Locktite 648 will work...
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    Defender Re: 300 tdi oil pressure

    https://youtu.be/YGzWij2pF0g

    Look at about 3 minutes in. Everyday you learn something new.

    Might explain low oil pressure.
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    Discovery 1 Re: My 1998 300Tdi Auto Rebuild and Upgrade

    Oops, forgot your vehicle is auto.
  25. Re: 3rd Party Coolant Level and Temperature Sensors

    My EMS2 uses 2 self tapping screws into the plastic water reservoir.
    I can't remember the drill size but it was very small.
    They are placed in a horizontal line below the water level.
    Like this.
    ...
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    Discovery 1 Re: My 1998 300Tdi Auto Rebuild and Upgrade

    I made all the tools needed for timing/belt change, so I can give ideas if you need.
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    Discovery 1 Re: My 1998 300Tdi Auto Rebuild and Upgrade

    Hope this helps.

    I made a timing tool from an air line fitting. I cut off the coupling side, tapped out the ID to M6.
    Then I drilled a M6 cap screw and silver soldered the end of a 4.8mm drill...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Cool sticker!
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    Defender Re: 2002 Defender TD5 Welch plug replacement.

    You can also have a look at the Locktite range, there will be something.
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    Just for information.

    https://youtu.be/2SJQ48Hi-Vw
    I didn't know it blanked off a pipe.
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    Re: Madman EMS-2 sensor reading faults.

    3 wire, but you just need to add a power line.

    About R1000. I got it from Landyluvver (on the forum) he is one of the distributors.
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    Re: Madman EMS-2 sensor reading faults.

    Jip, had the same problem.
    But the new one is very good.
    I've posted the picture before, but too lazy to look where.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Very nice!
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    Re: Gearbox, Transfer Box and Diff oil replacement

    Im running Ravinol in the R380, much better than the Syntrans.
    Better cold shifting.
    Struggled to find BOT402.
    Syntrans in the Txbox and EP90 in the diffs.
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    Re: Anyone had sticky knobs?

    If they're made from rubber,then whatever you are using to clean the interior is damaging it.
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