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  1. Towpack

    Downsides to large 4x4 ownership, let's hear them!

    Small parking bays! Not only too narrow to begin with but a large concrete pillar where driver's door opens:angry-screaming:
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    Forum Inbox............?

    How come all these ‘conversations’ with no content have suddenly appeared in my inbox? Anyone else got this?
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    Motorcyle nostaligia.............

    Just found this 2 stroke laden gem while browsing the tube. Remember this like it was yesterday and what a rider Pat Hennen was. The following year he would suffer a horrendous 160mph crash at the Manx TT that would end his career.
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    Home made crank....well sort of!

    Having rebuilt a few bike engines in the past including a Z1 with the legendary roller bearing crank I found this very interesting.........
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    Boredom thread.....post up your favourite TV theme tunes.

    Reminiscing through some old TV series on the tube today and came across this, a great series from the '80's as well as being a beautiful piece of music in it's own right..... Reilly Ace of Spies
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    Grab a bargain while you can......!

    WTF!!.......... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25-x-rusty-old-vintage-screws-25mm-x-M5/264451480721?hash=item3d92895c91:g:t24AAOSwZbRdbXFX
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    Qatar Moto GP off.........

    The opener of the season at the Losail circuit has fallen victim to the Coronavirus with the premier class race being cancelled. The Moto 2 & 3 races will go ahead though. The way the virus is spreading it could be the first of many major sporting events to suffer. I’ve booked for the NW200 as...
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    Anyone fancy an engine swap..?

    Nice little project for an old FJ40 rebuild....maybe. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lamborghini-Murcielago-Roadster-2005-6-2L-Complete-Engine-Motor-J070/142087340114?hash=item211510c052:g:N2MAAOSwqu9U79Zu
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    PayPal Payment......?

    I’ve just had an unfamiliar payment taken from my Paypal account by “Proctor Tech Ltd” which also mentions my forum name. Has anyone else had this and is it some payment to the forum?
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    RIP Nicholas Parsons....

    I wouldn't really call myself a fan but he was brilliant on Just a Minute! I am a big fan of Benny Hill though and no disrespect to Nicholas but I was reminded of this....
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    Health and Safety, who needs it?.....Lol!

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    Robotic precision.....

    Just found this on Utube and found it very enjoyable. Is that weird? No idea how they machined cranks in the “old days”, it took considerably longer than this I should imagine and more prone to cock ups no doubt.
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    Greta’s gone diesel?

    Looks like Miss Thunberg has got her own transport. https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/hilariously-named-new-scottish-ice-17479258
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    One for Hilux owners.......

    Sell your Hilux, the future is here, well almost....https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50536200 With performance figures like that it’ll be the quickest pickup on the market. The Marmite styling is certainly not my cup of tea. Can’t help thinking if it had been styled more conventionally, like...
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    Witness events in history, but which one?

    If you could go back in time to witness one event in history first hand which would it be? For me it would have to be a Saturn V launch.
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    iPadOS 13.1.3.........

    As per title, anyone installed this latest ‘upgrade’ on their iPad and what’s your experience of it?
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    I can’t believe I’m reading this.........

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50061569 This bloke has spent the last 30 years racing cars. It’s made him a multi millionaire and given him a life style most of us can only dream of and now he’s going to tell us all how to live! Yeah right.
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    Security cameras......

    Anyone have any recommendations for security camera systems? I’m looking at a 4 camera system with remote access (IP linking) capability. Swann seems to be a popular brand. Our neighbour was burgled a couple of months back, my Sister’s neighbour was broken into Last week in the middle of the...
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    80 series control arms.....

    A pair (or one will do) rear upper control arms for a 1997 24v 80 series. I think they are the same for all years but not 100% certain.
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    Hedge trimmer on steroids!!

    When a standard hedge trimmer just ain’t big enough.......
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    Another 80.......

    Pricey but had quite a bit of work...
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    Sir Geoffrey Boycott, not before time......

    What a breath of fresh air! This man should be Prime Minister!:thumbup::thumbup: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49639222
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    Fancy but pricey.....!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-FJ-Cruiser-TRD-Rally-Raid-Racing-Car/123871229684?hash=item1cd74cf6f4:g:PI4AAOSwXqddT~3M Looks like the engine has been left standard. Be nice with another 200bhp.
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    No more Creosote......eh?

    Thought I’d give the shed another coat of Creosote today. Had a bit left in a 5 litre can we bought donkey’s years ago so decided to buy another can only to find that proper Coal Tar Creosote has been banned for sale to and use by the general public since 2003 due to another EU directive...
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    The Electric revolution gathers pace.........

    Today sees the first round of the MotoE championship at the Sachsenring along side the Moto 3, 2 and GP bikes. 6 laps, approx 15 mins, top speeds around 170mph on bikes apparently weighing close to 300kg! That’s heavier than a road going zzr1400. The extra weight is proving to be an issue if the...
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    Alternator replacement,..........possibly.

    Anyone using this unit from Roughtrax...https://www.roughtrax4x4.com/toyota-4x4-parts/engine-parts/denso-diesel-alternator-80-amp-cold-spec.html The existing one looks like the original so at 21 years old not done bad I guess. We have a local repair specialist in town who can diagnose/repair and...
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    Merc pickup....

    Looks like Mercedes are into the 4x4 pickup market. X250 D 4matic although I couldnt see a transfer lever in the cab. This was getting some admiring looks. 16 litre V8 Tdi.
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    RIP Keith Flint.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47442312 Passed away aged just 49. His music with The Prodigy may not have been to everyone’s taste but still had a huge following. He was also a keen motorcyclist and racer having ran his own team with wins in the BSS championship and the TT. RIP
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    Low miles V8 100!

    If this had a leather interior and was anything but white I’d be viewing this! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-LANDCRUISER-AMAZON-4-7-V8-VX-LIMITED-EDITION-AUTO-8SEATS-1998/183654262351?hash=item2ac2a5a64f:g:efgAAOSwO-hcTHe1
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    Big bore Troll......

    How about a Troll with a bit more Oooomph...
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    Cheap oil....

    Euro car parts have a good deal on at the moment, buy online and collect at your local depot or free delivery. That’s a good price for this top brand oil...
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    Another green lane down.....

    Looks like another green lane is about to bite the dust. Runs from New Road, Eyam (currently closed due to subsidence/land slippage) down through the woods to The Nook, Stoney Middleton. TRO proposed and ongoing. Of more interest to bikes and smaller 4x4’s to be honest. Don’t think an 80 would...
  33. Towpack

    Engine fan viscous unit......

    Anyone had any dealings with repair of the viscous fan drive unit? Mine seems to be stuck in the driven position, not fully locked but quite stiff to turn hot or cold. Within a minute or so of a cold start it should be fully unlocked and, ‘freewheeling’, in effect until the engine gets hot...
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    Interesting......

    This would certainly kick a V8 Defenders ass. Could be a great truck with a bit of work..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-LJ70-1UZFE-V8-conversion-Tidy-and-VERY-RARE-4750-ovno/332766591443?hash=item4d7a6f39d3:g:0VAAAOSwg9JbdX71
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    Big up for Wales!!

    Massive congratulations to Geraint Thomas, first ever Welsh winner of the Tour de France!:thumbup: :happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk::happy-cheerleaderk:
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    Another Road Racing loss......

    Yet another sad event for the Road Racing community and such a tragedy for the family. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/44754057 Anyone who knows anything about Road Racing will know of the Dunlop family and how they, and most other riders, accept the dangers and that it can happen...
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    Clutch plate....

    Don't know if this may be of some use to anyone. It's the cover plate sold by Roughtrax which has only done around 2-300 miles and is virtually as new. If anyone wants it they can have it FOC, otherwise its going in the bin.
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    Rear Control Arm Bushes.....

    The lower control arm bushes are getting a bit tired and in need of replacement (thanks to Chris and Andy for spotting this) so I’m weighing up options. The recommendation is for OEM but these are £73+vat each and even with discount from Simon they come in at over £200 a set. Discounting the...
  39. Towpack

    Royal Wedding......gutted.

    Seeing as my invite must have got lost in the post, thought I'd nip over to NI for the weekend for a bike 'fix'. Oh, and some Guiness was drunk. Nice looking 90. Anyone on here?
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    Noise after new clutch fit....

    This is the problem thats cropped up after fitting a new clutch. The noise started after around 15 miles or so. Drove off from the garage perfect. It drives fine, the bite point now being right at the bottom of the pedal compared to right at the top with the old slipping clutch. Dip the clutch...
  41. Towpack

    New jack recommendation....

    As per the title really. I’m looking for a long reach jack to make lifting the rear end of the 80 a bit easier. Anyone got any recommendations? Looking at this one....https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj3gls-3-tonne-heavy-duty-commercial-t/ Currently use this...
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    Some nice looking 40’s here.....

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    I want one, I want one!!"........

    Might have to lose a little weight though:laughing-rolling:
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    Clutch recommendation....

    The clutch has finally started slipping slightly after being at the top of the pedal for ages so it’s time for a new one. I intend to source the bits and either try and fit it myself or, reluctantly, take it to a local garage or clutch specialist. I was going with OEM despite the cost or is...
  45. Towpack

    Simon Holton.....

    Anyone have the contact details for Simon, Email etc and is there any promotional code needed for forum members? Done a search for his name but nothing came up. Thanks in advance.
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    How much!!

    To be fair I've never owned a Defender and I always fancied one until I drove one but I must be missing something here! I don't care if it's got a Saturn V under the bonnet and it's (from) only £150k. https://www.landrover.co.uk/explore-land-rover/land-rover-classic/defenderv8.html
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    Hybrid!!...

    OK, it's a LR but with some interesting Toyota bits! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-90-Pickup-4-0-V8-Completely-Rebuilt/132449185076?hash=item1ed6962d34:g:4JkAAOSwWHBaKA~u
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    80 Series Pillar Pod...

    Anyone know of a source for RHD pillar pods for the 80 series other than in Aus where they seem to be readily available but the shipping costs make them quite pricey?
  49. Towpack

    Another good rider down..

    What a sad and tragic end to what is traditionally regarded as the end of the road racing season, especially as Daniel had a young family. Seen Daniel race at the NW200. Macau is a very different and unforgiving, armco lined circuit. This is the 2nd rider loss for the Topgun Honda racing team...
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