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Forum: Defender Technical Discussions Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Uncle Douglas
The blow by is because you ran the truck without...

The blow by is because you ran the truck without coolant and got it so hot that you changed the metallurgy of the rings. Ie they lost their outward tension against the cyl walls. My guess is that you...
Forum: For Sale - Parts Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Uncle Douglas
looks like the good Dr has his saliva on them

looks like the good Dr has his saliva on them
Forum: Truck Build-up's & Restores Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,415
Posted By Uncle Douglas
take it for a spin man. Let us know how she does.

take it for a spin man. Let us know how she does.
Forum: For Sale - Parts Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Uncle Douglas
great price. the wheels cost more than that.

great price. the wheels cost more than that.
Forum: Truck Build-up's & Restores Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,415
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Welcome to the dark side

Welcome to the dark side
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Like the open boat analogy Don. I have often...

Like the open boat analogy Don. I have often described my Whaler Montauk as the defender of the small boat world.
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Rick is New Orleans for his 10th anniversary so...

Rick is New Orleans for his 10th anniversary so it may be a few days before he responds.
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By Uncle Douglas
different recall. Wasn't aware of that one. Had...

different recall. Wasn't aware of that one. Had an 89 that got the tank replacement recall
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 30th, 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Uncle Douglas
screen ? Most of the diesel defender fuel...

screen ? Most of the diesel defender fuel sender/pick up tubes I have pulled have no screen on the end of the tube
Forum: Truck Build-up's & Restores August 30th, 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Text me I'll call ya back. ATT has next to zero...

Text me I'll call ya back. ATT has next to zero service here.
Forum: Truck Build-up's & Restores August 30th, 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Altavista is 20 mins from me.

Altavista is 20 mins from me.
Forum: Truck Build-up's & Restores August 30th, 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Douglas
FWIW Commonwealth Galvanizing like and want our...

FWIW Commonwealth Galvanizing like and want our Land Rover project business. They called me Friday asking if I had any work they could help me with. It just so happens I have 4 frames for them.
I...
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 30th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Uncle Douglas
I would have said water in the fuel. I had a...

I would have said water in the fuel. I had a similar experience @ night in a rural area after all the stations had closed. In the mountains. I barely made it up a few hills. I stopped and drained...
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat August 30th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By Uncle Douglas
That recall is long over and did not apply to the...

That recall is long over and did not apply to the later trucks with plastic tanks which a 93 would have had. I have had the metal lines rot out on a classic, on mine it was because it sat all year in...
Forum: For Sale - Parts August 30th, 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Uncle Douglas
There is a mechanism known as seamail and its...

There is a mechanism known as seamail and its popular with Australians. Things take 6 weeks to get to Oz from Europe, but its dirt cheap. This is the first I have heard of a european saying there is...
Forum: For Sale - Parts August 30th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Uncle Douglas
could you post a link to seamail ? I'm intrigued.

could you post a link to seamail ? I'm intrigued.
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat August 30th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 206,758
Posted By Uncle Douglas
The point was they missed it @ the border, and...

The point was they missed it @ the border, and they follow this forum. Not that I understand even wanting an MG made in China.......
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 29th, 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Uncle Douglas
while the 3.9 is more powerful than your 3.5 its...

while the 3.9 is more powerful than your 3.5 its not because of the efi. Its because it is a larger and higher compression engine.
One puts out 114 bhp the other 182 bhp.

FWIW the gems 4.0 made...
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat August 29th, 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Uncle Douglas
yep. If a model t can run down the road legally...

yep. If a model t can run down the road legally the rsov damn well ought to be able to.
If the state of KY issues a title to the buyer I think value could be substantial.
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 29th, 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Uncle Douglas
My 130 has a 300 with a 1.2 tcase and 35's. I...

My 130 has a 300 with a 1.2 tcase and 35's. I can't shift into 5th until I'm going 70 but otherwise it drives fine. With a 1.4 and or 4:10's I think you'd be fine.
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 29th, 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Uncle Douglas
Topping it off won't do anything, bleeding the...

Topping it off won't do anything, bleeding the system will. The problem is almost always the slave cyl down @ the front of the bell housing. When that leaks, its often into the bell housing and not...
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 29th, 2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Uncle Douglas
The one piece is the Td5 part. That is the one...

The one piece is the Td5 part. That is the one that clears a disco 200tdi down pipe on the left. Otherwise, they are both compress designs in the event of an accident. Not sure one is better than the...
Forum: Defender Technical Discussions August 29th, 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Uncle Douglas
I already suggested that in his other thread....

I already suggested that in his other thread. Likely cheaper overall and better performance.
Forum: Misc. Chit-Chat August 28th, 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By Uncle Douglas
I run OME springs and billy shocks on my trucks.

I run OME springs and billy shocks on my trucks.
Forum: The Flea Market August 28th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By Uncle Douglas
ARB sale

$75 rebate on fridges through the end of Sept.
Its the one bit of kit everyone should have.
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