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  1. Three colour Camo was not issued for this, the only stuff in use was there because some old hat had held on to it when first issued, the reason why? The British felt they would never be going to war in a desert enviroment, certainly not against the Iraqi's so had sold them a large number of three colour desert camo. Suddenly Iraq did somthing stupid, and the brits found we had to go to war, on short notice, with a desert camo that matched our enemies..... not good, so at incredibly short notice, the now common two colour camo was rushed out. At the start of the campaign it was in very short supply so only front line troops got all of it, but it did eventually filter through. A freind of my Bros, got issued his desert boots as he got on the plane to come home!!! Kit wise, if you are doing front line, then you need 90 PLCE (in service from 86, just) which is olive green. The respirator pouch you need is the one with the stitching in lines down the front, the ones without this are mainly from 1992/93, and an Olive green Bergan. Do not get any DPM webbing. The only exception to this is the Artkis NI chest harnes, which is DPM, was quite common as a private purchase out there. You need an S10 respirator, which was never very far from the user. You can use a mixture of green and desert stuff, as this was very common, as some were given desert vest covers, but had green combats, or the other way round, ect ect. Dont forget your body armour. The one you need has a single big pocket on the front, and none on the back. It only has the soft linning and no other plate. You need SA80 A1, or LSWA1 or GPMG Rear Echelon Was 58 Pat webbing, SLR and mainly green kit. You could have been issued either S6 or S10 respirator and body armour. SLR, SMG or 7.62 LMG (Bren) was the order of the day. Hope that helps, I know quite abit about this subject, being an ex member of the Gulf War society. Any questions, ask away.....
  2. They are usually complete right offs now when they are released. I think these are the latest WMIKS that have come from Iraq,with all roll cages ect removed, and then Hobsons would have removed anything of value, in which case the only thing left is a chassis and a little body work..... they are quoted at £850, so I cant imagine there is much left at all........ Just remember, my wolf (which is in the post above) was released in 2003, and yet was still £5000 from Withams, and that was with a bent chassis....... The last Wolf which went through Withams had MASSIVE interest, so went for over £10000 in I think 2007, and that too had a bent chassis..... Just try to get a good unbent, un stamped chassis that hasnt already been used in an earlier wolf rebuild. I only know of two at the moment (mine plus another chap), and the fella aint selling...... If you use a second hand chassis, you dont get to keep the valuable wolf ID either (it will go on a modern plate, with a NEW non land rover chassis number (I have seen one like this already)and will have to pass modern Class 7 new version of what was the SVA!!! Land Rover Traceability were very clued up, and very clear about this when I phoned to check that my wolf will keep its ID. Be warned.
  3. right, Been in further contact with Jenny. The incident involved an exhibitor in a vehicle ruining an area of grass, that isnt owned by the museum but thier landlord. Apparrently the landlord wanted to pull the plug on ALL further events at the museum. They have managed to persaude otherwise, but were reluctant to invite "us" back for a repeat performance. I am in negotiations for me to pick up the reins, make a few changes to the booking in format to appease the committee and get this show back on the road. Would anyone have any objections the the show being around middle of April in the future, Jenny wanted it to be moved to the summer, but I suggested this would have a dettremetal affect on numbers!!...... Thoughts?
  4. Well had a reply back form Jenny at the Fire Power Museum..... She said that the event was cancelled this year as "the events committee decided not to run this event this year due to an unfortunate incident that happened last year".......... No idea what that was, I have aske her if she can eleberate further, but nothing yet...... once again this could be due to the actions of a few ruining it for the rest of us....... Any other ideas??
  5. whilst your at it, check your turbo. An average high pressure turbo will last approx 60,000 miles before needing a rebuild. A turbo diesel turbo runs at a much lower pressure so will last longer, but not forever. Also due to the low pressure the symptons of a failure are much reduced, but if it fails, the torque wil be down, meaning it will apppear slugish, and will ulitmately impact on top end..... Check your turbo pipes to the intercooler, they all breath heavy so some oil will be evident, but if you can pour a bit of oil out any of the pipes or intercooler, chances are the turbo oil seals have gone. Also grab the impeller and see if you can move it up and down, in and out, if there is any great movement, then the bearings have gone....... Secret of long turbo life, do regular oil changes......, let it idle for a min before booting up the road when first started, and let it idle for a min before switching it off.....
  6. Bollox..... all LT77 boxes have syncromesh (or they do out of the factory). The one in a Disco has got a different top assembly and bellhousing. Thats all. The Defender 90 has a different transfer box to a 110. The LT77 in a mili vehicle has a lower 1st and 2nd.... thats about it for LT77 differences, the rest is in the transfer box.....
  7. ok.... Your problem is the transfer box. There is alot of bollox concerning what a Land rover will and will not do. So, here are the facts. Yor landy will do 60, or even 70, IF the NA engine was in good nick BUT.... it will be revving its nuts off and you will be shortening its life. Its a bit different when the vehicle belongs to the army, cause when its broke, you hand it back (I know I do.....). Your 200 tdi is a reworked but essentially the same as the earlier engine, same top speed, just it has got bags more torque due to the turbo, direct injection system and new head design. This is why when fitted to the disco they are able to up the gear ratio in the transfer box, it means its still got the torque to pull it. So to dispell myth here are a few ins and outs..... Defender transfer box gives much better low down power, due to low gearing but will run out of puff at the top end (as you are finding). Disco transfer box will enable much easier cruising as the rev range will be dropped, but will feel less spritley from the lights (not a major difference) and will not give the same pulling power (its not reccomended if you do alot of heavy towing as you will end up breaking it). Axle ratios are the same in defender and disco.... Military defender gear box has a shorter 1st and 2nd gear, making it a much better proposition to use with a disco transfer box. Other option.... fit an overdrive. This is best if you do lots of off roading (like serious stuff where absolute control is what you crave) or if you do tow really heavy stuff). They are however expensive and need maintaining.... parts can also somtimes be difficult to get hold of.... An R380 will not fit your defender unless..... you change the bellhousing, and output shaft for a short version (really expensive, as the stuff is now rocking horse poo), or unless you cutt of your mounts and weld on 300 tdi stuff (only worth doing iff you are going the whole hog and putting in a 300tdi engine, and box, but also not straight forward). an LT77 for a 2.5 na is the same as an LT77 for a 200tdi..... O, and what age is your defender, as if its pre 1991, you will need to mod the transfer box linkage slightly, not hard but worth remembering. Remember, your engine being healthy and in fine fettle, is also important for you to get the top cruising speeds..... Hope this helps..... I have been down all these routes, as I have been playing with, and modding landies for approx 11 years now, and learnt just a little along the way...... Any more questions, just ask. O, and I have seen loads of wolf engines in workshops with melted pistons, where the drivers have been driving it with the right foot burried through the foot well " cause it was doing it easy", for your engine to last, dont be tempted to "see what it will do", treat it with a little respect, and dont go over 80 ish (not that you would on a UK public road anyway), or else you WILL melt a piston eventually....
  8. mmmmmm, I love real ales.... thats one thing missing from most military only shows that I love about steam fairs.....
  9. ooooo..... well moving swiftly on................. I am booked in to Rushden with my WMIK, I have never been before but really looking forward to it.....a Rushden virgin so to speak........
  10. Email sent, we ahall see what the fire power museum come up with.......
  11. I personally think it will be a shame to lose this show, ok the Museum isnt great, but it isnt the worst either, and I enjoy it as a little start of year get together with freinds....... And a good place to shoot int oLondon for a night out. What is required to organise this, I may well be up for helping with the admin......
  12. If I come this year, can I NOT have the same "tucked out the way" spot as last year? I do appreciate the hard work that goes into organising these things, and I know it wasnt a conscious thing but from where I was sat it didnt work for two reasons. Everyone thought I was with EMLRA. With the areana on one side of me, and the car park infront of me, most of the public didnt realise that thier was another bit, beyond the car park. I had two freinds come to see me there, and both admitted that they hadnt seen me after walking round what they thought was the entire show. I had to go and get them...... I didnt even bother getting everything out as after the first half of the mornign it was dead in our part of the field. The WMIK is just about now finished, and I will also hopefully have my 110 wolf on the road by then, and my Bro in his 90 wolf, and my mate in his 110. Cheers.
  13. I had a Land Rover Defender 110, 1991 in date. It was in service with RLC Bomb disposal from 1996 -2001, spending all its time before this in storage. It was released straight after it returned from the balklands. I was the first owner since release. It was released with the Wheel nuts painted white, the hub nuts painted red, the Nato hitch was red, the cover of the electric tow socket was yellow, the fuel cap was red and the front pin that goes in the bumper was red. It never had the red wings though? The rest of the vehicle was Green and black. It had at some point also been white. So this mal-practice of painting nuts (and other parts of the vehicles) was still apparent in the army in the 90's.
  14. They are the alloys fitted to WMIKs now in Theatre as they are stronger than the steels (same sort of magnesium alloys as used on rally cars) and somthing to do with withstanding blasts better. They are made by a company called silver line and can be bought by the public, but sit down when you get a price.....
  15. Yep.... there actually has always been two. I use to have a Land Rover Wolf 90 . I sold it two weeks before Xmas, in order to buy this one.
  16. That WAS my new project. Its now just about finished, except the ring that I still havnt managed to track down yet..... It now looks like this.... So I needed somthing to keep me busy over the winter, and then this 110 came along..
  17. Will do Colt. Do you have any of the little parts left over, like if you had to buy a pack of 10 bolts for just two, or any of the small little clips left over from your rebuild? I imagine these are the bits that will add up if have to be bought from Land Rover.
  18. Well as some of you may know I had a 90 Wolf Hard top which was my every day driver, as well as my 110 WMIK which is my show toy. I loved the 90, it did everything asked of it well but had two draw backs. I found the space in the back is very limited, and just too small for my needs, and I have always prefered the look of the 110 over the 90. But all this was academic or so I thought, as I could never afford a fully running genuine 110 (prices seem to have rocketed, with good examples fetching between £15000 - £18000 now). This was until a guy approached me at the Land rover show last Sept asking if I knew anyone wanting to purchase a 110 Wolf in its release condition (ie smashed to bits). It just so happened it was within what I could afford, so I jumped at the chance. I sold the 90 and the 110 was delivered to my door just before Xmas. Here it was in his yard. It had been here for five years, untouched. And here it is as of yesterday, exactly as he delivered it, along with a new chassis thats been outside for five years..... and hard top, chucked in for free, and a load bed full of spares he had purchased for it. My plan is to get the chassis galvanised (after blasting) and then over painting it black. I plan to start stripping it over the next few days. I will update this thread as the rebuild goes on. Does any one know of a good place to get it blasted and galvinised in the south east area?
  19. I will be there in the WMIK (entry form posted today).
  20. The last one of those I did in my own DPV last year I had one of those "seat squab, bum clenching moments when the guy driving one of the out rider motorcycles did a wheelie and came off, right in front of me....... Seriously, if you move the show back to the weekend that it was, I think you will have a greater attendance. I know for a fact that I didnt attend as it clashed with other shows in the south east......
  21. Good point about the aluminium case Stormin, forgot about that when I was typin last night..... If its up and left for reverse then yes, it is an LT77, I agree as well though, that bell housing doesnt look right. I would suggest your first port of call is a correct Lt77 and bell housing for a defender. bolt it in and see that it sits right with the transmission tunnel. Then bolt the engine to the gearbox, and see if it meets its mounts without any due stress. If the gear box doenst sit right, then the gearbox mounts have been played with, and then this will prove one way or other where the engine mounts are right. I would go and measure but I only have Wolfs sat outside so that isnt going to help. Props are different between V8 and diesel. I have a Diesel rear one I can let you have, and from memory I think the front will fit alright. Dont be tempted to get a disco unit, as the bell housing is a different lenght (and I dont know that you have the correct bell housing, and the levers are the wrong way round, which can be over come but it isnt really worth the hassle as defender units are cheap enough). Take that as a first step, as regardless as whats in correct on it, you will need a new gear box, you are going to have to take the box and engine out, so regardless of what you find, it wont be a waist of time or money.
  22. Its really good. Cheers, I have got some pics of it against the wolf, but they havnt come out to well.....too dark. I am goona take some more at the bunker bash in a couple of weeks.
  23. Gearbox is deffo a defender item. You deffo got your moneys worth, engine alone is not worth it on its own. Advice: I reckon you have the original V8 gearbox fitted. It is an LT85 on a V8, and you need an LT77 on a 200tdi. Get one cheap, (same gearbox as on a 2.5na, 2.5 Td and 200tdi). Make sure it is out of a 110 ans the 90 has different ratio's. Fit this and I reckon all will then line up properly. if it doesnt, speak to Gumtree in Burgess hill, he will hepl you out with where the mounts need to be. Before you put it on the road, you will also need a cowl for the radiator fan, because other wise it WILL over heat and that is bad news for these engines. With this engine, another sensible mod is to fit a LT230 transfer box from a discovery as this will then give you a cruising speed of 70 - 80mph and a really good fuel consumption. If you cary out the repairs to a high standard, and make it a tidy vehicle externally, it will be worth around £4 - £5 grand, so is worth spending a bit of money on. Give me a shout if you need any other help as I know these vehicles pretty much inside out. I am down in Brighton fairly often as I have good mates there, I have no problem dropping round and taking a closer look. Good luck, and well done on a bargain Rover.
  24. Good job I know then......lol. It is for a defender 110. The good news is that it is pristine, and is in high demand, thats good because the bad news is it wont fit a series three. Get it sold on EMLRA forum or ebay, and use the money to buy a series three item.
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