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Old November 24th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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sent it to a real mechanic
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:45 AM
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a bit of science added to the tool kit today

Rovergauge and cable Running on my Mac via Fusion 8 / Win 7 os

works perfectly.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:31 PM
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Window gap fix - sort of!

Hello - I obtained a new (old) BestTop and was saddened to see that the gap between the windows on both sides between the window and top (what might be the "B" pillar) still had 1/2 - 3/4 in gaps. I installed the top in the warmer weather and now that its cold the gaps are worse. I was unaware about the inadequacy of the heater (even after I fixed it) so the gaps with air rushing through the cabin made it a worse thermal situation.

So - I noticed that my top was missing the (metal?) rails that run vertically up the B Pillar. I decided to fashion my own and install.

See the gap on the drivers side below (#1). Was 2x that on the passenger side!

I fashioned some metal slats I bought at my local hardware store. Made them 24 inches each and bent the last 2.5 inches into a right angle.

I filed them down so there were no sharp edges and slid up the channel in the soft top.

Then finally, I pulled them forward towards the front of the Landy and secured with a clamp. I drilled a small hole and then pop-riveted them into place at the bottom (not top).

Happy to report that for the drivers side it was 100% fix! For the passenger side, I had to add a little sticky weather stripping but alas, I seem to be fixed for the winter!

Hope this helps any of you!

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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:50 PM
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[QUOTE="gmuiter;692320"]Hello - I obtained a new (old) BestTop and was saddened to see that the gap between the windows on both sides between the window and top (what might be the "B" pillar) still had 1/2 - 3/4 in gaps. /QUOTE] very nice! Curious - you didn't need to secure the metal bar to anything on top? Just the bottom rivet is sufficient?
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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Installed a GKN overdrive. Can't wait to see how long this lasts before it breaks. Remember this thing Doug?
Did you finish the install and got it up and running..I've installed one but haven't been able to get it functioning yet.. Haven't tried too hard though I must admit..
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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:45 PM
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very nice! Curious - you didn't need to secure the metal bar to anything on top? Just the bottom rivet is sufficient?





So far - I don't seem to need anything at the top. But its only a few hours now with one test drive. I will update if anything changes. Feel free to PM or ask here on the thread.

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Old November 29th, 2015, 11:42 AM
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Installed the puma steering protection bar


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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:31 PM
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Old November 29th, 2015, 05:54 PM
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small things

Got the unbroken air vents installed, thanks Gary B. Also got new temp sender installed, works perfectly, repaired rear defroster grid, all looks and works awesome!!
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Old November 29th, 2015, 05:55 PM
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Old November 29th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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on the subject of leaky Defenders:

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Old November 29th, 2015, 06:37 PM
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Did you clean up your toxic waste coolant spill..??..
Hah! I did, thank God there is a trout stream close by....



Juuuuussst kidding boys and girls!!
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Old November 30th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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Installed the puma steering protection bar


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looks great Bobby - glad it all worked out after that sheared bolt
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:30 PM
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When I went home over the weekend, I randomly found one of the last turbos I rebuilt....years ago. It is a Holset HY35W (basically a hybrid T3/T4 version of the HX35, used commonly on Cummins diesels). I had originally intended it to be connected to an F22A (A simple, older SOHC Honda engine with an 8.8:1 static compression ratio).

Maybe I'll use it for a project in the future, so I brought it back up from Knoxville.

Just for fun, I thought about putting it on the 200tdi. It would require an exhaust manifold with a T3 output flange and the bonnet would need a cutout. The middle of its efficiency island is 2.5 bar, so assuming the 200tdi could even spool it, that would be roughly 220-230hp.

Max airflow in lb/min is around 560 lb/min so it's not airflow limited.

But in the end, the 200tdi has problems spooling a t2-frame exhaust wheel, let alone a t3 frame exhaust wheel. Probably very little boost coming in very, very late in the rev range. Even if by some sorcery it could spin the wheel, I doubt the bottom end could handle it.

But sometimes it's fun to just think about these things

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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:50 PM
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I almost ran out of projects for the moment... Truck runs great
Ready to head up to Indy and get the d90 top and then paint it..
After that it's the extended range fuel tank and a full LRC rack.

(Keeping the Badgers kids)
Open items,

Hella matador pedestal bracket for my reverse light (if you have one please let me know, I've had it on order for 2 months..
Mount CB

Tires are open but I need to decide on wheels
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:55 PM
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Cleared up a slight restriction in my exhaust.

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Old December 1st, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Cleared up a slight restriction in my exhaust.

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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Need new Cats?
That or he needs a really good urologist.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:20 PM
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I almost ran out of projects for the moment... Truck runs great
Ready to head up to Indy and get the d90 top and then paint it..
After that it's the extended range fuel tank and a full LRC rack.

(Keeping the Badgers kids)
Open items,

Hella matador pedestal bracket for my reverse light (if you have one please let me know, I've had it on order for 2 months..
Mount CB

Tires are open but I need to decide on wheels
Rob you will dig that top! I found mine last year from Mike at ECU and had it painted. I love it! got it back on last week for the winter...
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:25 PM
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fiberglass top

Winterized!
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