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Old April 11th, 2015, 07:39 AM
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Ignition barrel and associated switchgear failed yesterday evening, no dash lights & the engine would fire but not stay running.
Fitted a new one this morning and normal service was resumed, not bad for 256,000 miles.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 01:53 PM
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It's amazing how much those 3 or 4 little copper contacts control that entire machine...
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Old April 11th, 2015, 02:38 PM
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Cut out the rusty center of my third brake light and welded in a new piece. I ditched the crappy, unreliable oem light in in the process and went with an led light. I like the minimalist look.
Hey Sam

Love how it came out. Can you detail the light you used (model info, etc) and the welding process? Is the light encased in a metal housing?

Thanks in advance. Really clean and modern look
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Old April 11th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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I laid the bar on a table and drew and outline around it so I could match it all up after cutting. Cut out the middle and welded in a 10" piece of 1-1/4" dom tubing. I just drilled a 5/16 hole for the wires and tapped 2 holes for the screws. The light is a led trailer marker light from autozone. It's super bright
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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:39 PM
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Installed a set of lavs intake grates... These really are of the best quality workmanship... Going to be a shame to cut up the right side one..)..
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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:42 PM
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Old April 12th, 2015, 05:19 PM
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Installed a set of lavs intake grates... These really are of the best quality workmanship... Going to be a shame to cut up the right side one..)..
Keep in mind if your chopping the right-side, I do have a solid-top version in case that suits you better:
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Old April 12th, 2015, 05:44 PM
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I was thinking that it may provide a little bit of engine bay ventilation, but that solid version would definitely be a lot cleaner... Please bill and send me one, I'm sure you know the address by now..lol..
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:04 PM
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I drove back from ROAV following Jimmy and got a barely believable 17.8mpg on a 400 mile run!
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:42 PM
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I drove back from ROAV following Jimmy and got a barely believable 17.8mpg on a 400 mile run!
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:53 PM
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Took out the radiator and popped out the front prop shaft to replace UJs...waiting on the UJs to arrive now.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 05:59 AM
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Restored both front seat frames, reupholstered seats with new foam and Exmoor trim and installed seat heaters.

The four jump seats are next and get matching Exmoor techno cloth trim.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:00 PM
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It's amazing how much those 3 or 4 little copper contacts control that entire machine...
Yep, nothing works when the ignition switch fails.
Took the instruments out to get full access for swapping out the ignition & steering lock.
Needed easyouts to remove the bolts holding the steering lock to the steering column.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:05 PM
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Replaced the fuel lift pump on the discovery after discovering it was spraying fuel everywhere!
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:43 PM
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Cut out the rusty center of my third brake light and welded in a new piece. I ditched the crappy, unreliable oem light in in the process and went with an led light. I like the minimalist look.
Best solution yet. Very clean.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:11 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...

I am swapping out my gauges for VDO and adding boost, oil pressure, & Tach, new radio & speakers, and ignition switch then I can plug plug everything back in and see if I screwed myself or actually did everything correctly...
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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:15 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...

I am swapping out my gauges for VDO and adding boost, oil pressure, & Tach, new radio & speakers, and ignition switch then I can plug plug everything back in and see if I screwed myself or actually did everything correctly...
Did the blade-style (8) fuse units snap right into place where you had the glass holders? I really need to do this as well, but have been putting it off.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:22 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...
That's interesting. I bought 300tdi fuse panels a couple years ago when doing my bulkhead swap, but ran out of summer, and energy, before doing that job.

It probably would have been easier with the wiring loom out of the vehicle. Maybe yours is different, but the wires at the fuse panels are so short I don't think I could replace the glass fuse panels without having to extend each wire, which is a hassle and introduces its own set of problems. I guess you didn't have to do that though?
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Did the blade-style (8) fuse units snap right into place where you had the glass holders? I really need to do this as well, but have been putting it off.
You need to shave an RCH off of both ends of the units to fit in or use a dremel and grind just a tad off of the metal frame...I also used the units that have the connections on the rear vs on the side and used regular .25" female straight blades vs right angle.
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You need to shave an RCH off of both ends of the units to fit in or use a dremel and grind just a tad off of the metal frame...I also used the units that have the connections on the rear vs on the side and used regular .25" female straight blades vs right angle.
Any chance you've got the part# for those Hella 8-fuse units?
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