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  • Birthday 01/23/1978

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  1. OzH, does it suffer from water pooling on the roof if you have the hoops up with no canvas? I have this issue on my MUTT if the roof is up, covered or not.
  2. I've been killing odd hours at work watching it and some of his other mad cap mechanical experiments and projects. Talented and utterly bonkers!
  3. Not a very good picture, but this shows the location of the idle screw when mounted to an engine:
  4. I've managed to adjust ours through the engine hatches before now, it's not too difficult.
  5. i stripped and rebuilt a Striker cupola bearing - there really are A LOT of bearing rollers in there! I needed to get a bit creative and find a mechanised method of cleaning up the rollers as doing each one individually was not really viable - I found the most effective way was dumping all the rollers in a bucket of diesel with a handful of sand and stirring the whole lot with a paint stirrer attached to drill. After about twenty minutes most of the rust was removed from them, then I washed them all and carefully re-assembled the bearing.
  6. Do they still do the Mercedes off-road course for the smaller MVs? May have to take the MUTT this year.
  7. I had heard some years back that the MOD wanted to order another batch of Wolfs but LR declined. I don't think the Defender line was that profitable given that they were largely hand-built and production/sales number were comparatively low (IMO) compared to other manufacturers production figures. At the end of the day they are a commercial business, and if a product isn't profitable then produce it? 36,169 was the most Defenders produced in a year. As a comparison, 4 million Toyota Land Cruisers had been built up to 1990 https://blog.toyota.co.uk/history-of-the-toyota-land-cruiser-heavy-and-light-duty-models-2. Economy of scale innit?
  8. My bad, another British Bike was certainly in a state of disassembly at the Steam show.
  9. The was the one I was watching being disassembled while watching the Pig show then!
  10. I've used this company in the past for Matador and bus springs https://www.paddingtonmotorspringsltd.co.uk/
  11. I don't believe that it is a requirement (under the new owner) to have a marshal in front of tracked vehicles.
  12. Had many issues with an M55 truck hydrovac unit leaking and that was all OEM parts - Dowty seals did the trick in the end.
  13. Given the re-positioned public entrance this year, it makes more sense than having it in the Americas field like last year...
  14. Recently had an older chap (over 6ft 2) sit in my M151A2 which has greater leg room than a Jeep due to the lack of chassis. Unfortunately he found he was unable to operate the clutch pedal due to his girth preventing his leg from coming up far enough!
  15. Being a parent I take a caravan as W&P now coincides with summer holidays. If it's wet or too hot my child will happily do stuff in the caravan without me being pestered all day! Sorry if it spoils the atmosphere, but it makes things more bearable than if I were spending a week in a tent with the same child...
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