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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

...on the other hand the Landy is now in two pieces...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had some fun on the green lanes around Weardale and Cumbria.  Didn't need the winch and didn't get stuck.  The Shogun Sport did get stuck and needed towing out by the Jimny!  

The Shogun also needs to replace his underbody protection, as it took a battering.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought that a Shogun Sport had way too low ground clearance to go green laning. And it does!
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His front skid plate was wrecked.  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fabulous. Proper envious, no way can you repeat that down here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great scenery
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great fun, I'd love to get into that. Maybe I should look into this...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I joined a green laning group on facebook after joining GLASS.org. I go to a club meet once a month with a different group. If you don't contribute to the group then you get bounced. It's quite cliquey but it is an endangered activity and there are a lot of arseholes who seem to think that the rules don't apply to them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like great fun and a worthwhile effort in keeping the routes open for use.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
I joined a green laning group on facebook after joining GLASS.org. .


http://www.glass-uk.org - glass.org being the national glass association it turns out!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like great fun.  Lovely scenery and weather, too.  That Jimny looks fantasitc.  I particularly like the full roll cage.

When are you getting a snorkel?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorkel is on the list. I want a proper Safari one and they are expensive.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Snorkel is on the list. I want a proper Safari one and they are expensive.


Saw Mr China fitting one to an old Defender on W-D a while ago. Looked well dodgy if you don't know what you're doing - are you giving it a bash (anyway) then Mark?  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great fun. And cold, very cold. How is the Landie's heater?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks great fun. And cold, very cold. How is the Landie's heater?


You mean the last original part on it?  
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Heater is OK - not great, but not terrible.  I have heated seats in any case and they are great!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boxer6 wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
Snorkel is on the list. I want a proper Safari one and they are expensive.


Saw Mr China fitting one to an old Defender on W-D a while ago. Looked well dodgy if you don't know what you're doing - are you giving it a bash (anyway) then Mark?


Should be simple on mine as the hole is already there - it uses the existing intake hole in the wing. Marking and drilling the a-pillar will be the tricky bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadsterstu wrote:
Looks like great fun. Lovely scenery and weather, too. That Jimny looks fantasitc. I particularly like the full roll cage.

When are you getting a snorkel?


Damn you!  Just ordered one - it was 100 cheaper than anywhere else for a genuine Safari, so couldn't let it pass.  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6k mile service done this afternoon. Basically an oil and oil filter change, grease the props and a check around. I changed the rear diff oil too so it is a similar age to the front.

The garage can do the 12k mile next year when it needs its MOT.
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Snorkel now fitted. I was marginally nervous drilling 16mm holes on my wing with a step drill, but it was fine. The template provided could have been a little more accurate, but I suppose that's why they state the 16mm holes to allow a tolerance.

The hardest part was actually removing the old air intake pipework.

Once fitted, I took it for a drive up the road and there is a noticeable improvement in low down pickup. I'm not really surprised, as the original intake pipes are very narrow and restrictive.

I think that is probably the last modification that I want to make, but I am sure I will come across something in the future.

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It does look good now. Ready for the snow and floods.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody nice that. You've got me trawling AT for similar and I generally hate 4x4s
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever you do, don't asked me for advice!

I am very happy with it. Because I have been reasonably hands on with the car, I seem to have bonded with it quite well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Bloody nice that. You've got me trawling AT for similar and I generally hate 4x4s


I was thinking about this.  What you need is a 50th Anniversary V8.  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless I have missed it you seem to have forgotten the ubiquitous 'One Life Live It' sticker!
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Frank Bullitt wrote:
Unless I have missed it you seem to have forgotten the ubiquitous 'One Life Live It' sticker!


In addition to the Countryside Alliance, BSA and 'Best 4x4xfar' stickers.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Unless I have missed it you seem to have forgotten the ubiquitous 'One Life Live It' sticker!


Cringe!😬
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that snorkel provide a bit of a ram air effect once you get some speed up?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it must do. There has to be more positive pressure than the oem setup with a hole in the side of the wing, which I would imagine produces negative pressure as you are driving along.
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No more modifications? Aye. Right.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was getting irritated by my cheap CB radio picking up all sorts interference so I have spent my Christmas cash on a much better one. That arrived today and was a straight swap over.

I also got rid of the cigarette lighter and replaced it with a marine style 12v power socket, a marine twin USB socket and a voltmeter. These fit neatly into a pre made steel panel from Mudstuff. The dash looks tidier and I have somewhere to plug in my sat nav and iPad for green laning. My phone charges from the head unit as I use it for music. Voltmeter is useful bearing in mind all the "options" I have added, to keep an eye on the alternator and battery.

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Breaker 19, breaker 19......
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Tim wrote:
Breaker 19, breaker 19......


Tasteless choice of words when addressing a TVR and Defender owner.
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Handy to let other Breakers know of any Smokeys running Bear Traps in the locale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Handy to let other Breakers know the 20 of any Smokeys running Bear Traps in the locale.


FYP.  

We don't use CB speak when laning.
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Is there a laning language?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is there a laning language?


Other than occasionally breaching the wireless telegraphy act in terms of language, not really.  
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Yep, it's usually not repeatable, but goes along the lines of "F**k, my swivels are pissing oil out again" or "B*****ks, the trailing links have ripped out of the chassis"
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Yep, it's usually not repeatable, but goes along the lines of "F**k, my swivels are pissing oil out again" or "B*****ks, the trailing links have ripped out of the chassis"


There was a lad a couple of weeks ago bought a Disco 1 with a brand new MOt and lost his control arms on the first lane. They didn't come out of the chassis - the chassis they were attached to came away from the main chassis rail!   Who says you can't get a moody MOT any more?

My swivels have grease in them and the axle seals have been done!  
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I make some T45 tubular trailing links for a friend that kept bending his and on the next outing he took the axle off the chassis instead
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We don't use CB speak when laning.


When do you use it then? I thought the only people using CB were truckers?
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PG wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
We don't use CB speak when laning.


When do you use it then? I thought the only people using CB were truckers?


I meant that I use the CB when laning but don't talk in code.
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I guess its free and probably almost always has a signal. Makes sense in a group, in a remote location.
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That's precisely why we use them. Unless you have a radio or antenna issue, you can get between 1-10 miles depending on terrain in places where there is no mobile signal. It is also legal to use while driving, although I try not to on the tarmaced public road - mainly to give heads up on upcoming turns or hazards.
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TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
We don't use CB speak when laning.


When do you use it then? I thought the only people using CB were truckers?


I meant that I use the CB when laning but don't talk in code.


But you have call signs right?
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TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
We don't use CB speak when laning.


When do you use it then? I thought the only people using CB were truckers?


I meant that I use the CB when laning but don't talk in code.


Ah, makes sense now.
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PhilD wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
We don't use CB speak when laning.


When do you use it then? I thought the only people using CB were truckers?


I meant that I use the CB when laning but don't talk in code.


But you have call signs right?


We use our first names like normal people.

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