What did you do in your Land Rover today?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #825 - Dec 09, 2022 - 17:07

I didn't take a photo.......

VERY disappointed, MIke!

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #826 - Dec 09, 2022 - 17:23
Putting some fabsil on my tilt. Run out 3/4 of the way through, ordered some more. Frosty outside today.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #827 - Dec 10, 2022 - 18:07
Well it was a cool -5 degrees as some of us gathered for our Christmas run and meal today. My thanks to the Cobb boys who bookended the convoy with their Defenders as we met up in the frost at Moreton Walled Gardens ready for a short run over the Purbeck Hills to the Red Lion at Winfrith.

By mid morning it was a cosy zero degrees as we arrived at the pub having enjoyed some stunning views and gentle green lanes over the Ridgeway and Creech Grange Arch. Seven S1’s sandwiched between the Defenders, you could coined the saying ‘Defenders of the Faith’ as we lined up for Christmas lunch in the warm.

Thank you all who braved the cold.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #828 - Dec 10, 2022 - 18:27
Based up here on the North York Moors, I don't tend to think of Dorset as being particularly scenic.  But those pics ain't half bad!
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Reply #829 - Dec 10, 2022 - 20:20
They don’t call it the Jurassic Coast for nothing! Dorset may not have mountains or moorland but with most of the UK sedimentary Geology compressed into its coast from Lyme Regis to Bournemouth we are blessed with a stunning variety landscapes in a usually mild climate. That said until the Cockermouth floods, Dorset held the UK highest 24hr rainfall of a fraction short of 24”!
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #830 - Dec 10, 2022 - 23:02
They don’t call it the Jurassic Coast for nothing! Dorset may not have mountains or moorland but with most of the UK sedimentary Geology compressed into its coast from Lyme Regis to Bournemouth we are blessed with a stunning variety landscapes in a usually mild climate. That said until the Cockermouth floods, Dorset held the UK highest 24hr rainfall of a fraction short of 24”!
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Don't worry ,Dorset will still hold the record.  I have only been in one 'cloudburst' and that was 1958.   River Cocker meeting the River Derwent has been a flood problem for centuries , like the River Eden at Appleby.   Cockermouth has its floodgates but I don't think the rivers have been dredged of boulders that were on the hillsides- some improvement.  Appleby is still getting flood prevention barriers and pumping to a holding lagoon - that will be interesting.  So Cumbria had the odd cloudburst & the Pennines feeding the river Eden had the same ,  Carlisle like Appleby & Cockermouth built since Roman times too near the river.    It's just like Pakistan, agricultural land - to a very high % being the flood plain of the Himalayas.  Th UK population is no longer controlled by famine or border controls   ;D

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Reply #831 - Dec 12, 2022 - 07:57
Don't worry ,Dorset will still hold the record.  I have only been in one 'cloudburst' and that was 1958.   River Cocker meeting the River Derwent has been a flood problem for centuries , like the River Eden at Appleby.   Cockermouth has its floodgates but I don't think the rivers have been dredged of boulders that were on the hillsides- some improvement.  Appleby is still getting flood prevention barriers and pumping to a holding lagoon - that will be interesting.  So Cumbria had the odd cloudburst & the Pennines feeding the river Eden had the same ,  Carlisle like Appleby & Cockermouth built since Roman times too near the river.    It's just like Pakistan, agricultural land - to a very high % being the flood plain of the Himalayas.  Th UK population is no longer controlled by famine or border controls   ;D

Apologies as a bit of topic!
My error  :embarrassed:I had 24 in my head. Martinstown in Dorset July 1955 the recorded rainfall was about 11" of rain in 24hrs, Cockermouth broke the 12" barrier as I recall.

What folks do not realise, is that our 'Jurassic' coast at Chesil and at Portland in particular facing SW, has uninterrupted seascape all the way to the north coast of South America with the resulting fetch that can build provides us with considerable storm sea surges that during the 2013/14 floods and storms saw at least 2/3's of the Chesil Bank sucked away back into the sea. Fortunately the flood defences built in the 1990's stood up to the job draining away the surges through the Chesil bank into the Fleet & Portland Harbour. We set off the flood alarms then for the first time since the scheme was built, happily no damage this time round.

I hung up my Flood Duty wellies in 2015 to spend my retirement rebuilding Series 1's.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #832 - Dec 18, 2022 - 23:35
Went for a test run, on the back lanes of Northumberland, after fitting replacement rear springs. I had stripped, thoroughly wire brushed, cleaned and lubricated them.
What a difference to the whole car !!
Less vibration from the transfer box levers.
Even the speedo needle has stopped oscillating over a 10mph range.
Now the springs are well lubricated I may try Denso Tape / Petro tape wrapping.
Front springs next.
Smooth Stu.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #833 - Dec 24, 2022 - 15:27
Got the SWB back to work after a 35 year rest.


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #834 - Dec 24, 2022 - 15:56
I may try Denso Tape / Petro tape wrapping.

This may be an urban myth, but some years ago I heard of a guy who, having overhauled his springs, wrapped them lovingly in Denso tape and presented the car for an MOT.  The tester got out a Stanley knife and ripped the lot off because he “couldn’t inspect a safety-critical part properly”.  Now to me that smacks of ‘dismantling’, which is not allowed in the test, and even if it were permissible then may not be now.  Anyone any recent experience of this?



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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #835 - Dec 24, 2022 - 16:28
The tester should not have done that. Most prewar cars of quality had leather-gaitored springs.

A few decades ago I owned a Derby Bentley with gaitored springs and there would have been a brouhaha and then some if the tester had done that. Mind you they were usually too busy trying to fail the braking system to worry about the springs  (the front brakes were servo operated off the gearbox so only worked when the car was moving, this always baffled those too young to know).

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #836 - Dec 24, 2022 - 16:53
Rover P4 had gaitored springs on the rear

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #837 - Dec 24, 2022 - 18:09
Most prewar cars of quality had leather-gaitored springs.

And things of leather-stitchers' beauty they usually were.  As I say, it may have been an urban myth.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #838 - Dec 26, 2022 - 19:30
With the aid of my new book I got for Christmas I have dated my windscreen to the first quarter of 1957. So it could well be an original windscreen on my 88".
Thank you Santa, and James Taylor

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #839 - Jan 02, 2023 - 11:04
Took my 88 for a new years drive on a sunny but chilly day without my tilt as its being repaired and I am getting a new rear hoop to replace the badly bent one.
The pictures were taken at Framlingham college with the castle in the backround.
Happy new year all.

Kevin
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #840 - Jan 02, 2023 - 11:21
All lined up for a convoy entry to the Barrington classic car show. (Yesterday).

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #841 - Jan 02, 2023 - 19:47
Washed, oiled and then out for drive yesterday.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #842 - Jan 09, 2023 - 19:51
Added a stencil to the door....





Stencil cut for me by Matt at Counter Rivet Ltd....(AKA Guy Ropenall)

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #843 - Jan 09, 2023 - 21:07

Pushed another one into the workshop….
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #844 - Jan 14, 2023 - 15:56
After a bit of work, took down and moved a greenhouse, luckily not many broken panes when we got to pur destination be it just 1/2 mile away.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #845 - Jan 23, 2023 - 21:43
Meant to post Saturday... Tried the obvious & still non start, waited 10 minutes for the AA not to answer, then recovered my lads Series 3 lightweight across town.

Nice to know it can still work as designed!

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #846 - Jan 24, 2023 - 20:25
A few photos of hedge trimming a couple of days ago


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #847 - Jan 25, 2023 - 08:27
Now thats a really useful roof rack  ;D

 

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