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  1. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hi Tony Is that in May next year? I might be touring USA and Mexico in my Crew Cab in May. If Lincomb is another date(s) then, sure, let's fix up something.
  2. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hi No, Haven't tried them. Will check it out. Cheers
  3. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Oh man! Yes, that would be rough. My HJ47 Crew Cab and my FJ45 pickup both have 11 leaves in rear. The ride in the FJ45 is rough, but the ride in the HJ47 Crew Cab is soft and smooth - really nice. However, the HJ47 Crew Cab has much heavier duty springs, but it is also much heavier that any...
  4. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Hello Guys Thank you all for your guidance. Yep, the shackle angle is too vertical and I guess a lot of that is because the springs are very curved with inbuilt helpers activated all the time. There are 8 leaves in the rear springs, forgot to count front ones: see pic (no that's not an oil...
  5. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Devon 4x4 couldn't help apart from offer even harder springs(!); so am following up on Alcan USA - will keep you posted
  6. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Thanks Ben, will call them
  7. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    Thanks Andy, I'll look around on here then. cheers
  8. Cliffy

    BJ42 ride horrible!!!

    G.day folks Well my 'new' addition to the fleet has arrived - the BJ42 3B 5-speed from Australia (pics below). Cute or what?, seriously lovely looking, including inside. Bit of rust here and there on body but that's it; underneath is amazing only the winch has a bit of surface rust, otherwise...
  9. Cliffy

    Thinking of buy an BJ42

    Incidentally, somewhere between late July and mid August I shall be taking my 42 on a run from UK to Turin and back, so if you would like to have a drive of a 42 to assess what they are like then just ask. Cliffy
  10. Cliffy

    Thinking of buy an BJ42

    Hello Vertigo and welcome I have a BJ42, an FJ45 and (my 'flagship') an HJ47 Crew Cab, and broadly agree with Rodger's and others' comments. Personally, I would say that you can get any parts you need, and I myself go first to Terrain Tamer - they have a European office in France, where you'll...
  11. Cliffy

    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi Snowbound The pickup is a 1981, 4 speed. Not sure about brakes as truck is garaged and I won't see it until next week. That stuff behind the cab is a DIY job by previous owner, and I'm taking it all off to return this truck back to original style. The current bed is quite a feature and I...
  12. Cliffy

    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Thanks Tony and Nick Yes, will keep you all updated during the coming weeks. I must admit, it seems a bit of a pity to remove the 2F engine in a way - the engine is so quiet and smooth compared with my crew cab with the 2H, but I know the fuel consumption for a 2F would be horrible. This truck's...
  13. Cliffy

    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Quick update: 'Elvis' had its MOT today and, despite coming from a region of Australia with no 'testing' and having been used in the outback for 35 years, all he failed on was : a roll-bar link; an indicator light; and brakes not balanced right! Not bad huh!
  14. Cliffy

    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi Tony Thanks for that. Will keep you posted! Cheers Cliffy
  15. Cliffy

    FJ45 pickup - project 'Elvis'

    Hi All Thought you might be interested in my 2nd project - this rather tired old FJ45 pickup, which I intend to restore and convert to a 2H. I've put a little piece on FB about it, and will update accordingly https://www.facebook.com/LandCruiser-HJ47-crew-cab-137492866421490/ Plus some...
  16. Cliffy

    Snorket problems...

    Thank you all very much - you've been great! Apologies for delay getting back, been busy and today got back a couple of hours ago from picking up the 'new' FJ45 from the docks - will post something with 'Elvis' in title so you can see! I asked Don Kyatt/Terrain Tamer in Australia about the...
  17. Cliffy

    HJ47 suspension lift?

    Classy! Love it
  18. Cliffy

    Snorket problems...

    Hi All I can't seem to figure out exactly how the under-bonnet connections should be for the Safari snorkel I've fitted. At the moment the pipe that should connect the snorkel to the filter inlet doesnt fit in the gap (see pic) and I cant see how it can?! The snorkel itself is fitted exactly...
  19. Cliffy

    HJ47 suspension lift?

    Thanks Tony Yes looks nice
  20. Cliffy

    HJ47 suspension lift?

    Hi Rodger Thanks for that. That's very helpful. Cheers mate Cliffy
  21. Cliffy

    HJ47 suspension lift?

    Hello Folks May I pick your brains again please? My 47 dual cab has 31" wheels, which I think ought to be 33s, as the 31s look a bit 'lost' on it! However, I know this would need a bit more space above the wheels for plenty of suspension room so I looked into a proper 2.5" lift. I may have to...
  22. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    It doesn't look too bad from here!
  23. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    The film of under the 80 as it's running is great. Haven't seen an view like that before. Nice
  24. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Thanks Shayne Agreed. I can't see me paying a lot of money for that test anyway, I had figured on about £200. I can get good spotlights, or a roof tent for what they want! And as you say, it's not real life! Cheers Cliffy
  25. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Great scenery there in Romania Clive. Very tempting. I'm also going to the TLC Series 4 in France in may. Incidentally, here's a film of 4x4 in YT. Go to time: 6.50 and watch that LC80, it doesn't roll despite a crazy angle and sliding.
  26. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Clive Yes, I know what you mean about that kind of sliding. I wonder whether altering weight/load distribution would help? Just watching your YT movies now.
  27. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Clive Thanks for the compliments, she is lovely and I'm gradually getting her restored. Yes, the wheels/tyres are same all round - it's just the camera perspective. You can see various pics of the truck on my 'truck FB page if you wish. It was a bit rough when I got it but I've had a lot...
  28. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Of course I've added the bullbar and the roofrack since this was taken
  29. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Clive Believe me I know the feeling of gripping a wheel and wondering! In Wales (couple of pics here for your info) I was at 30 degrees (not in these pics) and knuckles were white (really). This pic is only about 15 degrees and it was 'concerning' from inside. Of course it was actually...
  30. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    The colour is original too. Under dash etc is all the same. Obviously originally this was a pickup, but the mining industry commissioned Arkana (Aus coach-builder company) to convert a number into crew cabs back in the 1980s. So, they had to paint the new body sections to match, but I've seen...
  31. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    The ladder just hooks on and off the sides and rear of truck.
  32. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi again Clive Thanks again for all this. I've never visited Romania, but from everything I've heard about it and seen on YT (offroad trips) it sounds amazing. I shall pencil it in as a possible trip. Always interested in trips! Talk again soon Cliffy
  33. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi StarCruiser Thanks for your thoughts. Absolutely, one can bet that if a truck is stable at 46 degrees then that won't be the same as a moving vehicle on uneven ground. Yes, it's not too high - 6'.4" at roof, and 7'4" at roof rack, but it only has the 31" tyres, which I'll prob replace with...
  34. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Stu I agree with you, real life testing is what matters. I've had my truck at 30 degrees offroad and while it was fine (I guess!) I was sinking my fingers into the steering wheel! My truck's is worth a small fortune and I want to know it's limits. The reason I want to test this truck in a...
  35. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Oh and in case you're not familiar with my truck it's this modest little run-around!
  36. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Clive Good to hear from you, and thanks for your ideas. First, yes mate, it does have a solid ARB roof rack mounted to very heavy tube steel bars. But I think that winching it from that part (that would take some pulling, but yes possible I guess) would give a kinda angle for the bodywork...
  37. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Stu Good to hear from you. I'll think on it! Cheers for now Cliffy
  38. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hi Thanks for your feedback, appreciated. Yes, I've no doubt they do it well - as a scientist myself I can appreciate the precision used. My understanding (more from rumour than anything) is that the 40s will go to 46 degrees - which is very good. However, I have a crew cab version, which is...
  39. Cliffy

    Tilt test

    Hello All Out of slightly more than morbid curiosity, I wanted to get my 47 crew cab on a tilt test platform to see how far, fully loaded, it could go before rolling. However, I've just gotten the proposed cost of this back and, if you are curious to know, the fee for this would be £2,210! I...
  40. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hello Tony Sorry for delay getting back. I think I've located a nice engine (or two) for the new project. Yes, of course, mate - I will keep you and all posted on the project from it's arrival in UK (about March) through to conclusion, with all the nice pictures. Thanks for your enthusiasm as...
  41. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Great! Done that!
  42. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hi Karl I've posted 16 times, but still can't see PM option!!
  43. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hello Karl Thanks for this. Certainly interested. Are we allowed to give emails here? If so, then I can plant my email here for you! Cheers Cliff
  44. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Oh incidentally, guys, this is the 2nd truck I've just bought and for which I need the 2h engine (changing from the existing 2F). The crew cab (my 'baby') is already a 2h and almost fully restored. I aim to restore the beige pickup this summer as a second truck.
  45. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hi Andy Good to hear from you. Of course interested in engine and gbox, but am so stupid I cant figure out the PM system? How do I do that?
  46. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hi Tony. Good to hear from you buddy! What work does it need? May still be interested in any case! Talk soon Cliff
  47. Cliffy

    2h (or compatible) engine wanted for new project

    Hello Folks! Following on from my Crew Cab, I'm now starting on a new project: an FJ45 pickup for conversion to diesel. Accordingly, I am looking to buy a suitable (low as poss mileage) engine from a donor truck. Anyone have anything? Will post pics of restoration job as it gets under way...
  48. Cliffy

    Hi & Gearbox query?!

    Hello Folks I am thinking of buying a 'spare' gearbox for my HJ47, and from what I've read all 4-speed 40 series share same gearbox. Is that correct? Some are strangely cheap on eBay! Thanks in advance Cliffy
  49. Cliffy

    2H injection timing anomaly

    BTW just to clear up a minor point (in case anyone was wondering!), when I said I had no answers from Terrain Tamer I didn't mean they ignored the issue, but I still have no solution - TT sent the manual pages but the mechanic has already set the timing exactly as in the manual. The pump has...
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