Mustered up to cojones to tear into the wheel wells....
Wow, what's the ambient temp in Vegas in August? Is the rest of the cooling system keeping up? I saw your radiator post above.Replaced all my vac and boost reference lines with silicone and replaced the crankcase vent hose with a new one. I blew two vac lines Ina week here in Vegas due to the heat and cheap line. The brand new Britpart vent hose expanded like a balloon. They havent returned my emails yet
fuuuuuck that lol.Speaking of heat...
Driving from Blyth to Needles California last week saw 120°.
Two 7" fans on condenser and a 16" on the stock radiator; A/C did the best it could on the flats, better than nothing, on any long grade had to turn A/C off, oh well. I was amazed with a sense of relief when the temp dropped to 110°, whew!
replaced my rear brake drums / shoes and brake springs....twice!
1st install was great - took about 40min total....a few days later I took it out for a drive.....only to have the pedal go tot he floor.
I couldnt figure out how I could have gotten air in the lines as I only replaced shoes, but I bled them anyway - there was some air in there....but still, the pedal went to the floor.
I did some research (I should have started with that) - the top spring does NOT attach shoe to shoe, but rather pin on the she to pin on the backing plate.
So, I opened them up, attached the spring correctly - amazing how much better the brake work now!
"they still make it all" is a bit of a stretchToday I went to the mythical (but real!) Brownchurch and picked up some roof rack goodies! Some new old stock camel style light buckets, roof rack clamps and a ladder. I’ll post more later about this experience and the wonderful chats we had about camels, defenders and brush guards. History of the company and what they do now. (They still make it all, just in batches)
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How is it a stretch? its a company thats gone from 500+ located in central London, to steve and his wife in their driveway. I was there, I talked with him. they still do it all, just not with the speed or capacitiy of years before."they still make it all" is a bit of a stretch
Going to get one of these too.I decided that the wiring on my battery was so dodgy that I was afraid that it would become "ol' sparky" at some point. I have a winch power cable, accessory fusebox cable, and a battery charger all glommed on the terminal. All I needed was a short to turn the truck into a thermite bomb. I found a slick terminal from a company called KnuKoncepts called "Ultimate Battery Terminal" that would allow me to attach all of the required cables neatly, and provide insulation. Here is what they look like.
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The wires secure via set screws (I tinned the wires before installation). There is a side post for the original battery cable. So I went from this:
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to this for about $20 bucks.
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Here is the link to their web site: http://www.knukonceptz.com/sp/ultimate-positive-battery-terminal/
You can order a positive or negative terminal with the correct color to match. I did add the terminal adapter to allow me to use the original battery cables. There is only 1 AWG 0 connector, so the winch went there. If you are not running a winch, then you could put the battery cable there and delete the post.Going to get one of these too.
Was thinking 2 positive/negative. Did you have to specify color cover? Also saw you have to add in the terminal adapter
I may be interested in the tires for sure. The diameter is close to the current setup I have(235/85/16) and I can keep the skinny spare on the bonnet.Removed a bad slave cylinder on a friend's 200tdi 110, couldn't get the hardline section off, couldn't source something locally, so job will continue once he acquires one.
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I also helped swap over to a set of Boosts and all-terrains. The old ones will be up for sale if anybody is interested. 4 x Disco spares steelies, 1 defender non-matching steel (I don't have the part number handy) on 5 x 265/75R16 BFG MT KM3s - not sure what he wants for them yet. Located in Philly 'burbs
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