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by Clifford Pope
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Toe geometry
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Toe geometry

That makes sense to me. I've always understood that rear wheel drive cars have very slight front toe in (static) because when they move the wheels tend to splay out a bit as joints and bushes and things compress a bit, so the effect is to put the wheels parallel. (conversely on front wheel drive car...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Location of Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Location of Battery

I don't see why the width of the tray should be relevant. Surely it's the clearance to the alternator that's critical, and that's ultimately determined by the distance across the turrets and the tilt of the engine? (and the inward slope of the tray, if that really is true)
by Clifford Pope
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Location of Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Location of Battery

I seem to be doing a lot of "popping out to look at mine" recently. Anyway, mine's a Halfords HCB 013, 540 amp Starting Power. It doesn't specify an Ah. It's 7" (17cm) wide, the engine is a 2500S with the extra mounting shim on the offside, and standard alternator and belt. There is a good 1/2" gap ...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: overdrive relay
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: overdrive relay

The overdrive relay is on the left-hand inner wing, near the washer bottle, just above the inspection lamp sockets. I've just confirmed on mine by pulling off one of the wires, and the OD doesn't click if the wire is removed. The colours on mine agree with haynes - White, Brown, Yellow/Purple, Yello...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: flasher unit
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: flasher unit

I've often found that flasher units vary in their flash-rate, and also in how loud they are. I've a box of old ones - whenever I'm getting dissatisfied with one I unplug it and try another.
by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please

I've just been out to look at mine, and am impressed by the design and functionality. I've never really looked at it before. Fitting does look pretty straightforwards. The seal sits wedged against the shoulder of the lid, in the angle between the flat lip and the thicker structure, and then on closi...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot exemption from next year!
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Mot exemption from next year!

Passed the MOT this morning with no problems, no advisories, no quibbling about front wheel bearings. Which is a nice way to go, as this is apparently the last MOT the car will ever require. Not that the tester knew anything about that - he seemed not to have been told about the impending changes. S...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rocker shaft
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Rocker shaft

I was worried a few years ago when I got the car that there didn't seem to be much oil around up top. But on reading up I found that that is intentional. The rocker shaft is not fed oil at full pressure - the flat on the rear main bearing by the oil supply passageway ensures that it only gets oil in...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot exemption from next year!
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Mot exemption from next year!

How will this originality qualification be detemined? Presumably there will have to be some kind of "signing off" inspection? Will ordinary MOT testers be capable of determining the originality of a 40 year old car? It's hardly within their area of training and expertise, and would surely require a ...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?

A back-to-basics method often advocated on the SeriesII LandRover forum for cutting through all the uncertainties of dipstick length and H/L markings is simply to pour in precisely the quantity of oil specified in the handbook and then make that the High mark. Obviously allow for the filter volume i...