What did you do to your Land Rover today?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you get a galvy chassis, you know it wonít need doing again. If you weld the existing chassis, you will forever be chasing the tin worm.

Let us know what ASV say.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
this weather cant do toffee
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i wire wheeled down one brake drum cover and red oxide painted
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, morson, it's a start.
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Also a 1977 Stage 2 MGB GT.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Used it for work yesterday.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Checked oil, brake and clutch and coolant levels ready for Newbury tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Checked oil, brake and clutch and coolant levels ready for Newbury tomorrow.


Letís hope the weather is ok.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
beautiful day for it, hope you get some good bargains Alan, ill attend next years with a wod full of money lol
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
morson wrote:
beautiful day for it, hope you get some good bargains Alan, ill attend next years with a wod full of money lol

I didn't buy anything as there was nothing I needed. There were bulkheads but what was their provenance. They could have come from a stolen vehicle stripped for parts. I enjoyed just looking round.
The next one will be April 2020.
The Land Rover went very well. It easily kept up with the A34 traffic that was obeying the speed limit and I actually managed to overtake a few that were going slower than I was and it went up the 1 in 7 hill on the way back in top gear.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The new wiper blades arrived today so I fitted them. The driver's side was a perfect fit but the passenger's side was loose.
I removed the arms and discovered that the rivet head that locates in the wiper blade was closer to the end of the arm on the passenger's side than on the driver's so new arms have been ordered. The old blades had a different fitting clip so I must have pushed the passenger one on without realizing. Luckily it didn't come off.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sometimes you can change the blades without changing the clips, just continuing to use the old clips if still ok and the new blades fit them.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The old clips broke when I was removing the blades. I measured the arms and the little "pip" that locks the blade into place was 1.5cm from the end on one arm and 1cm on the other. 1.5cm is correct so I contacted Dunsfold with this information to ensure the arms were correct. The blades and clips are identical so it is the arm. I used to keep used parts just in case but earlier this year I had a clear out so the old wiper arms had gone.
Fortunately the wiper arms came off the splines easily thanks to the use of copper grease.
What fun and games Land Rover ownership is!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I put the Disco in for MOT this morning and it PASSED.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any advisory or was it a straight pass
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
I used to keep used parts just in case but earlier this year I had a clear out so the old wiper arms had gone


Ain't that always the way! We asked the contractors who took down our old garage to take away some of the stuff that had been in it for years that we couldn't dispose of ourselves easily, including a very long steel clothes line pole that we took down over 30 years ago. Last week my wife wanted it to put back in its still extant concreted in steel socket in the ground as the perfect support for her runner bean frame next year Sad NEVER throw anything away - it's the only way! Smile
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