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Old November 2nd, 2009, 11:45 PM
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I thought the 90 and the disco axle was the same, whats the difference, I put my disco axle under my defender,and vice versa?
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Toms 90 is an early one with 10 spline and drum rear brakes, the swap to a disco axle will get him a 24 spline 3rd, axles and disk brakes.
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Toms 90 is an early one with 10 spline and drum rear brakes, the swap to a disco axle will get him a 24 spline 3rd, axles and disk brakes.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:38 PM
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LOL, my BFF never taught me that!

I thought it was something like imho.
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Back On the road today, the disc brakes make a huge difference. My drums were a mess so my braking improvement maybe better than normal, I've been pumping my brakes since July!

Even better than the brakes is the difference the new bushings make, so many mystery noises are gone, I can't wait to do the front. The whole truck seems so much tighter.

A few observations while swapping the old drums to the 97 Disco rear.

Bushings are a huge PIA to get out! Burnt cut and chiseled out of the upper Aframe and trailing arms.
The Aframe swivel was a huge pain also, biggest tip I got was to cut the ears off and press it out 30k+ on the press. Funny story about cutting the ears off the swivel, teacher told one of the students to cut them off, teacher got busy and stopped paying attention and the student cut all the way through the aframe. Luckily I had the extra from the Disco and it was the same.

As far as the braking, just like dieseljim said, its great without changing the master or adding any proportioning valve.
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Did you have to do anything with the brake lines?
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I used the ones from the Disco axle which meet at the diff, I had the stainless from there.
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Rear Disco Axle/disc Brakes- Tach-Oil Pressure

Heres a pic with the Hardtop on.

Tach is working thanks to a new alternator from RDS. (I used the rough estimate technique)

New rear bushing made a huge difference in ride quality.

Rear disc brakes are a huge plus.

I can't get the Oil pressure to work, I put a test light on the sender with the engine running and nothing happens?

I also read after the fact about changing the Soft line when doing the Clutch Master and Slave, learned the hard way, waiting for a new slave as I type.

Front axle and bushings are the next project.
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Looks great Tom. Check your PM's
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Old December 26th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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I can't get the Oil pressure to work, I put a test light on the sender with the engine running and nothing happens?

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Thats because land rovers dont have oil pressure, its a constant leak.

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Wow - you did a lot of work on that rig. Great job with it. And it sounds like you know every inch of it.

Sunset pic looks very cool but can't wait to see detail pics when you get a chance. :D
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Man Tom that thing looks great, those kids in shop class did a bang up job
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Done the front axle yet? I'm curious about any issues you may run into. I've got my Disco's housings with ARBs, 4.11s, ashcroft shafts etc and want to swap them to my 84 90. Your truck looks great.
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I haven't done it yet, I'm waiting on a few things, but I heard I needed the radius arms from the Disco also.
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I haven't done it yet, I'm waiting on a few things, but I heard I needed the radius arms from the Disco also.
Kevin, No you do not.... they are all the same... A Disco 1 front housing is the same as the d-90 one
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Kevin, No you do not.... they are all the same... A Disco 1 front housing is the same as the d-90 one
No, they are not. Early radius arms are "narrow" and later ones as "wide". NAS 110s have narrow arms as do a lot of grey market trucks. I express no opinion about running narrow arms on a wide housing, but vice versa they do make contact.
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No, they are not. Early radius arms are "narrow" and later ones as "wide". NAS 110s have narrow arms as do a lot of grey market trucks. I express no opinion about running narrow arms on a wide housing, but vice versa they do make contact.

I was not aware of this.... I stand Corrected then..
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