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  1. Is the textured surface like the dashboard on a mgb. The paint is called "crinkle paint" and is available from the mg owners club amongst other places.
  2. Thanks Richard, Potless and Bryan. the Onan 6.5Kva and 6jb has brought up some internet hits but until now none of the images has been a match for my generator. Richard's link appears to service the USA only. still looking. Dave.
  3. Richard, what can I say, many thanks.
  4. Thanks Richard. Based on your identication I googled "3.5kva Onan generator" and have found a post on HMVF discussing exactly the voltage and that person found a fault on the starter brushes and once rectified the generator started ok on 12v. Im going to look closer to see if I have the same issue. The previous owner has used it with 24v (2x 12volt batteries) so I may have more to fix. Dave.
  5. Thanks Richard for your prompt response. I was led to believe the electric start is 24v. Can you expand on your comment "electric starter, working from the generator" Dave.
  6. Hello Everyone, I have recently taken ownership of the 240v generator seen in the attached images. I'm looking for any information and ideally user and maintenance documentation. Thanks in advance for all assistance given.
  7. Thank you both for your replies. Very encouraging. pc1959, I've seen videos of the SDI Rover but nothing about the build. John, good detailed information. I admit the websites for the ecu's are a little confusing and I need to continue to research that. Interesting you appear to use 2 injectors for each cylinder, I assume to get sufficient capacity. I hadn't considered that. I assume your triggering 2 from the same ecu output. the Explorer currently has a Leyland 680 and it works well. However I also have a complete Meadows in the garden shed which was an insurance against the previously discussed possibility of loosing historic tax status if major changes had been made to a lorry. my intention was/is to get the Meadows running on a test rig and then decide wether to change the Leyland over. regarding your offer to see the discombobulater and complete engine, I'd like to take you up on that next time your visiting the barn. I've got a phone number for you ending 926. If correct I'll message you my number and you can contact me when convenient for you to arrange the visit. Dave
  8. Thank you John. this has motivated my thinking. The Meadows has 2 identical heads with 3 individual ports for inlet per head. So indirect injection through injectors in each inlet tract. Each inlet connected to an inlet plenum with single throttle valve. so now to the first questions, crank position sensing, pick up off flywheel? injectors, required capacity, is there a 10 litre petrol engine already with fuel injection ? the above is just me thinking out loud but if anyone has already investigated this I'd be interested in piggybacking off your knowledge. picture from Explorer parts books. Dave.
  9. Bravo. I imagine this has taken a lot of time to get to this stage and I guess you've also got a long way to go if I understand you're looking for improved reliability and fuel economy. one day I'd like to pick your brains on doing this to an Explorer meadows engine.
  10. The correct oil level is when it's at the top of the filler neck. The oil in the rear cover gets there from splash when the diff rotates. At about 7 o'clock below the bearing is a drain hole back to the bottom of the diff. The same level applies to the gearbox, transfer box and front axle.
  11. Original heat exchanger.mine was missing when I got her. My diff is very warn and I believe due to this generates a lot of heat. Measured after a road run at 100 degrees. This resulted in the input shaft oil seal getting cooked. Subsequently I've made a replacement pump and used an MBG oil cooler to cool the oil as it's pumped round. This keeps it all below 65 degrees. if your diff is good just monitor the casing temperature around the bearings and if cool then it'll be ok. the bearings cost hundreds of pounds !!!.
  12. 😊 so your the new custodian of Natts. Well done you sir. That ones famous. I do hope you maintain the colour scheme. yes, check the pump is still there. If it's got the heat exchanger on the driver side of the diff then it's more likely to be present. Mine was missing when I got mine and I couldn't find another so had to make one.
  13. Hi Will, from memory, it's sae 140 in the rear diff. Sae 90 in all the others. If you a search on here you'll eventually get most of the info you need. your the other end of England to me but closer to quite a few Explorers in the middle of the country. if you happen to come across a spare transfer box or rear diff please let me know as I'm looking for both. Dave.
  14. The attached image will help you, what engine are you running ? Original Meadows or a.n.other. where are you ? I'm sure someone local could assist. Dave.
  15. Hi Mikes, check out page 21 of the " Explorer fixes and workarounds". It should show a post by "Croc" containing images of a drawing of the back body wood work. Dave.
  16. Hi Dave, they do come up occasionally but very rare. Others have replaced them with a short propshaft. I'm not sure who has made it but I'm sure someone will be along to add details. Dave.
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  19. Hi Chris,

    I see by old posts that you have supplied bearings to people on here. I'm going to disassemble my Scammell Explorer rear axle Diff drive worm as the housing is measuring 100° C. I suspect a bearing failure so are you still able to supply bearing if I find there is a problem with mine ?


    1. Chrisg


      Hi Dave

      yes I should be able to help


    2. Longen


      Hi Chris,

      Looks like the 2 rear bearings are suspect. Can you get a price and delivery, either I collect from you or post to PO80RX.

      first bearing is:-



      LKJI. (last figure maybe a 1)

      Second bearing:-



      41 94HW.

      Thanks in advance for your assistance.


      07813 214040. 


    3. Chrisg


      I'll check tomorrow 

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