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Old April 12th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Mic drop.
Hahaha!

I'm not familiar yet, but couldn't bonnet spares be made to mount upside down (i.e. bolts down with rim bucket up?) Then, a decent amount of gear could be dumped into the backside rim dish and a cheapo plastic disco spare disc bolted to cover it all? Or go all classy with a full vinyl spare cover? Just an idear ;-)
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Old April 12th, 2016, 04:11 PM
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Had my head checked. HaHa.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 04:54 PM
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My winter project list is nearly done:

Install new Allisport silicone hoses and reservoirs...check
Install EGT probe and VDO gage...check
Move primary fuel gage to center dash panel...check
Install new OEM windscreen seal...check
Check and adjust valves...check
Replace brake booster and master cylinder...check
Replace 1.2 transfer case with rebuilt 1.4 unit...check
Install new Roamerdrive overdrive unit...check
Rebuild 8 day mechanical aircraft clock...in progress
Source and install rear suspension relocation cones...pending
Upgrade heater fan and core...I gotta' leave something for next winter.

Overall it's been a very productive winter.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 04:59 PM
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very productive -

on the rear cones - i ended up just retaining the springs on the top and bottom at the rear - no issues this last weekend.

Mine were "fab'd" but these are nice and easy to do
http://www.rte-fab.com/products?page...category_id=17

or cones and a bottom retainer
DISLOCATION CONE REAR PR DEFENDER 110, TF511 - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts

the 110 looks great
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Old April 12th, 2016, 05:44 PM
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very productive -

the 110 looks great
Thanks Rob, you know these things are a never-ending work in progress.

Your trailer turned out well...I especially liked the clown art gallery feature. You need to acquire a JW Gacey original to round out your collection.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 09:26 PM
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Took off the front and rear sway bars off the 90. Put dislocation cones on the rear. Bleed the brakes and filled up with fresh Castrol DOT 4. Getting ready for wintergreen...
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Old April 13th, 2016, 09:28 PM
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Probably wont notice much of a difference on the road without em. You sure will notice them off when you go back offroad!

Howd the clutch do on the way back to TN?
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Old April 13th, 2016, 09:31 PM
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Probably wont notice much of a difference on the road without em. You sure will notice them off when you go back offroad!

Howd the clutch do on the way back to TN?
Brian, the clutch had no problems yet, gave it heck going up the mountains at Asheville. I ordered a genuine clutch kit anyway, just to have it handy. Going to see how Wintergreen treats it this weekend. Thanks for your help again...
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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Rear pads replaced (didn't really need it just squeaking)
Quick and painless
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Old April 15th, 2016, 04:25 PM
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Installed start switch as my ignition switch failed.
Replaced instrument lights with LEDs
Went over roof seams with sealer
Installed Series Defender Outfitters badge on rear window as thanks for the help I have had from Jason
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Old April 15th, 2016, 08:50 PM
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Finally installed the steering guard from Brewie. Fits great! Even better I will now be fully protected underneath when driving to Starbucks on the weekend.

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Old April 17th, 2016, 05:33 PM
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Finally washed the pollen off of it. Almost forgot what color she was.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 09:46 AM
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New rack and lights - alternator recommendations?

Installed the factory LR expedition rack/ladder and some Lightforce LEDs on the truck this weekend. The light put off by these things is pretty crazy. Understandably, and despite an all LED system (except the headlights), my alternator is starting to struggle. Can anyone recommend a beefed up alternator for the 1989 Rover V8?
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Old April 18th, 2016, 09:52 AM
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action Alt. in Utah (Call them) - they have a 140 amp unit for V8's

Home - action alternator and starter
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Old April 18th, 2016, 09:58 AM
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Double battery would help to.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 12:24 PM
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Replaced the rear u-joints. It made a huge difference.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Replaced combination switch. Ordered replacement contura switch and wired in relay for Headlights, cut bed mat for load space area.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 07:08 PM
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Disassembled clutch pedal assembly since the pedal is binding on the pivot shaft. The shaft is corroded and worn so the pedal wouldn't return even with an additional spring. I'll replace the shaft and pedal bushings so the clutch pedal won't bind. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure the clutch disc is prematurely worn as a result of this so I'll need to do the whole clutch replacement thing. I did add an access hole in the pedal box assembly to allow a socket to engage the forward nut on the master cylinder shaft to make free play adjustments much easier. The idea came to me as I watched the guys struggle with the yellow D90 on Dickie Bell last weekend.

I also installed my new Allisport radiator over flow tank - shiny.....
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Old April 18th, 2016, 07:59 PM
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I did add an access hole in the pedal box assembly to allow a socket to engage the forward nut on the master cylinder shaft to make free play adjustments much easier. The idea came to me as I watched the guys struggle with the yellow D90 on Dickie Bell last weekend.
Just remember, that any "hole" in the outside of that pedal box is a straight access (water, etc) into the cabin. Not generally a problem, but fording/etc or just rain water if it gets in *could* find it's way down. I'd suggest at a minimum putting a rubber plug in there, but honestly the once every year or three you're in doing any adjustment on freeplay it's not as bad as it seemed .
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Old April 18th, 2016, 08:46 PM
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Post Weekend fun repairs On the advice of Jason (leastone) I'm going to test (I mean replace since I don't have an o scope...) my VSS sensor to see if that stops the low speed stalling I was experiencing at RAW. By experiencing I mean every time you put the clutch in to come to a stop in low range (basically under 6 mph..) I bought a genuine one as well... Also since I'm down to my last spare I splurged for a new alternator module and finally ponied up for a fancy rear diff guard (thanks Zack !!) since I smacked it this weekend, seems like a good thing to do. I located the cause of my steering wheel being off center today and will fix it tomorrow- and realign the front. Just a loose steering arm and when combined with several rocks got me 20 degrees off at the wheel. And an almost bent wheel (it's fine and tire holds pressure. A second spare is looking like a good idea in the future for me...
Oh almost forgot .. Cleaned the work bench
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