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Does anyone know when the next car show or Rover gathering is in the PNW or NorCal after the ABFM?
The next big rover gathering that I am aware of is the Western National Land Rover Rally to be held in Bear Valley, CA. September 13-18th

It might be a bit of a drive but should be worth it. I heard we are going to have a big turnout this year :).

Registration ends August 29th (Wednesday) though!

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Okay, thanks. That’s about the same time as the ABFM. I won’t have the truck ready by then. I’m looking at end of September or October.
 

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I got a little USB EEPROM programmer from China off eBay to change the mileage on the speedo and a clip to attach to the chip. It made me a little nervous taking the speedo apart. The ring on the front was clamped on pretty tight and the parts inside seem delicate. The programmer I got is called EZP2013, but I couldn’t get it to work. A little searching online helped me find out it’s a clone of another Chinese unit and one of the companies offers a firmware update for it that will actually kill it. Those tricky Chinese. It was a challenge even getting the drivers installed because they aren’t digitally signed and the program kind of sucks. I wouldn’t be surprised if they contain malware. So I ordered one made by the main company on Amazon (Coright SkyPro). We’ll see if that works. I think the clip is fine because I checked it with my multimeter and it seemed to be connected. Worst case scenario I’ll have to live with the speedo’s current mileage or buy a brand new one.
 

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The bulkhead turned out well considering how much repair it needed. I used 3M™ Bare-Metal Seam Sealer to seal it up good so it shouldn't leak or rust again. I ran out of sealer primer and hardener so I had to wait over a week for the paint shop to ship some more up from California, where they keep all the low VOC stuff. They said it would be 2 days, but it was delayed via UPS. It arrived all dented up and the sealer had opened making a mess. UPS workers sure like to be rough on things. Good thing not very much came out and the shop gave me a discount so that's nice. Now I just have the tub I'll be working on today.








I took this photo to show the color difference between Monza and Portofino. Monza sure is a lot brighter. :) Makes porto look burgundy.

 

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I'm very happy with how the tub turned out. I was able to lay the paint down like glass. Very slight orange peel, but not any more than a new BMW. :) I sure spent a lot of hours repairing corrosion and prepping it. You can still see some corrosion on the rear edge of the loadspace and I thought about replacing that piece, but I would have had to drill out the spot welds on the floor, which wouldn't have looked so great so I decided to leave it since it will be hidden under the tailgate seal. Notice how I filled the rivet holes for the nut plates that secure the rear crossmember bracket. I decided to do that so I can mount the bracket inside like on Td5 & Puma trucks. I think that will look nice and help prevent any future corrosion on the face of the rear since there won't be steel tabs up against it. I sure love how Monza looks orange and even yellow under certain lighting. There were 183 trucks painted that color according to LRFAQ and I know of 1 Porto SW repainted that color, so I guess mine is now number 185. :)





 

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Looks really great. Can't wait to see it. Going with a balanced look for the rear lights I see. Painting your cappings or leaving raw rover chrome?

Going to ABFM? Obviously not in your 90, but neither am I. Wound up in town though, so I'm hitting it mañana. Hope to see you.
 

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Looks really great. Can't wait to see it. Going with a balanced look for the rear lights I see. Painting your cappings or leaving raw rover chrome?

Going to ABFM? Obviously not in your 90, but neither am I. Wound up in town though, so I'm hitting it mañana. Hope to see you.
Hey it was good to see you at the ABFM. The right side panel with 3 light cutouts is the only one available from Land Rover. It's the correct part number from the NAS catalogue, STC2791. Perhaps someone at LR is used to ECE regulations and didn't realize NAS trucks didn't come with a rear fog light.

https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/92765/5497/panel_right_hand_rear_body_end_defender_from_vin_sa_on

They could have used the NAS 90 in the Dunsfold Collection for their parts reference, which they've added the light to, since they say "it was kept back at Land Rover in case of warranty disputes".

The Dunsfold Collection :: The Dunsfold Collection
 

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Good to see you as well. Interesting tidbit about the right side panel. I remember one of our OG's going with a symmetrical light package, but drilled out of desire into a NAS quarter panel. Curious that they come that way. If someone would have asked me what I would want, I would have said symmetry without skipping a beat. Curious that NAS trucks weren't.

Kids are 2 and 4 so were in strung out shape by the time we made it past the vintage races and the PCRC off-road rover rides (3X) and over to the Land Rovers. Hope they said hello politely before I had to chase them down! ?

Got to see Ryan Phelps and take a load off in my first relaxing moment in his new puma seats. Uh-oh! Honey? I need these......

Atleast kiddo stood still for a good pic! The other was when he was fresh in the pits!
 

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Great kids and great photos. :) Glad to see them enjoying themselves at the car show.
 

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I did it! The programmer to use is the Revelprog-IS with the Pomona 5250 SOIC 8 test clip. It's made in Poland. I tried 2 Chinese programmers and they were a no-go. One of them actually erased the chip so I had to restore it bit by bit copying one of the dumps from the Td5 speedo mileage correction thread on the LR4x4 forum. User CwazyWabbit posted a few dumps and the last 2 words were different between them, and I'm not sure what the difference is, so I just picked the first one. To program it the speedo needs to be connected to power, so it needs these pins connected:

+12v pins:
6 [brown/blue] (constant)
10 [white/green] (ignition switched)

Earth/ground pin:
7 [black]

Then set the VPP on the Revelprog-IS program to +5V. My previous calculation came out 1 mile higher since the speedo stores mileage in increments of 2 (it stores 1 mile in temporary memory), so I made it 1 mile less instead. Now that I know how to do it, it's very easy!

 

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Great kids and great photos. <img src="http://www.defendersource.com/forum/images/smilies/happy.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" /> Glad to see them enjoying themselves at the car show.
Thanks man! Good times!

I did it! ... Now that I know how to do it, it's very easy!
Congratulations! That's really cool and ingenious. Now run, run and hide! Because you just opened Pandora's box for a side business ?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pN23LIO0V2I
(Sorry, minus the A-hole. Couldn't find a clip without it)
 

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Thanks man! Good times!


Congratulations! That's really cool and ingenious. Now run, run and hide! Because you just opened Pandora's box for a side business ?
Haha. I guess I wouldn't mind doing that for people who need it. I'd have to think of a price. Maybe $50. I wouldn't want to be responsible if I accidentally scratched the front securing ring or something while taking it apart though, so I'd prefer if people took them apart first before sending it to me. I can also calibrate it for a different tire size. The stock tire size for Defenders fitted with this speedo is 235/85r16. I've fitted 265/75r16, which appears to be 2% smaller in diameter. I think that's close enough, but I could make it more precise. The stock value is 4100 pulses/min and it looks like with these tires it would be 4110 or 4112 (depending on which online tire calculator is used.) There's a link to the calculated calibration values on this page: Td5 Speedometer Reprogramming. It lists 4111 so I could use those values.

I could also calibrate it for the 97 NAS speed transducer which appears to make 8200 pulses/min. The closest value in the table is 8206, which would be close enough. Then people with a 97 NAS who need a new speedo could use the MY99/Td5 speedo. Just a little wiring would be needed since the connectors are different. Also great for importing a truck that needs a MPH speedo. Then they could retain the original mileage. I suppose that wouldn't appeal much to shady dealers who want to sell low mileage trucks though like all the Japan trucks with 8k miles. ;)
 

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Here's the fuel tank vent line setup I made for the Puma tank. It consists of the Puma vent hose, a 2000+ 2.8i vent line (which was surprisingly still available to order), and the Nissan roll-over valve. I removed the purge valve on the Puma vent hose line and that's where I connected the roll-over valve. Then via the 2.8i vent line it goes to the NAS fuel vapor separator. I used Oetiker ear clamps so it looks factory.

 

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I tried putting a 509T LED I had in the speedo and it didn’t fit very well. It turns out the original bulbs are a less common type. They’re part number YAJ100370. They are made by Osram and their part number is 2721MFX, which have a BX8.5d base for a 1.25 mm PCB. Nearly all of the instrument cluster LED bulbs you find for sale are based on the 2721MF, which have a B8.5d base for a 1.6 mm PCB. So I soldered the bulbs into the original holders. That worked really well, except I used green LEDs someone on another forum suggested. I don’t care for that look; I think it’s too green so I’m going to go with white/clear. I think it looks better with the white needle. Have to admit it looks way better than the old speedometer which I could barely see at night.



Here’s the Osram LED bulbs for PCB specs sheet.

There is an Australian company called Narva that makes an LED version with the correct base (part number 47780LED), but I couldn’t find it for sale anywhere. Land Rover wants about $25 for the Osram bulb, which is crazy. I found them for about 50 cents each from Allied Electronics & Automation (link). I don’t know if I’ll bother with getting some more LEDs. The original bulbs will probably last a while.
 

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I got the cappings installed on the tub.



I used the genuine black rivets for the rear badge from Land Rover.



I installed the belt rails too. Well, except the small one that goes on the right rear side since I can't determine placement very well without the spare wheel carrier hinge bolted on.

 

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Damn Chip - that red with the galvanized pieces looks sweet! Great job and attention to the details!
 

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Chip,


With the additional light you are adding on the passenger side do you have to worry about the tire carrier hitting?
 

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Thanks Don. I am very pleased with the look as well. I hadn't seen a Monza with galvanized trim so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.

Hey Barry, I don't believe the additional light will cause an issue based on the NAS 90 in the Dunsfold collection.

The Dunsfold Collection :: The Dunsfold Collection

I put the regular bulbs in the speedometer and I think it looks much better. The LEDs were too bright with light mostly concentrated in front of them. Now it is lit up more evenly.

 

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Look how neat. I got the Xcess 4x4 'Twin Gas Ram Bonnet Opening kit' from Nige at Megasquirt-V8. This should make opening the bonnet a cinch, and will help prevent the bonnet from flying if the latch ever fails. It's available for both standard and 'challenge type' wings.



https://youtu.be/qOyMtZm6lsI
 

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I got the cappings installed on the tub.



I used the genuine black rivets for the rear badge from Land Rover.



I installed the belt rails too. Well, except the small one that goes on the right rear side since I can't determine placement very well without the spare wheel carrier hinge bolted on.

Dig’n the galvy...
Did you separate the callings from the Al?
 
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