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00KK53 - My Soft Top 12v GS TUL 90. So a soft top 90 then......

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by flat, Mar 11, 2013.

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    flat Well-Known Member

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    This is the exhaust mount we made at the rear as the NA chassis doesn't have the rear drivers side hanger
     

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    Top speed with the big tyres and 1.2 is way too fast for a Defender. It will touch 90+ (GPS not speedo) if you're brave (or stupid) enough. It cruises nicely at 70mph without feeling too revvy.
     
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    You just need a straight through pipe now lol - Someone asked me the other day if I had a V8. I appreciate that it doesn't sound like a v8 but it certainly has some presence.
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I did sound pretty awesome with just the down pipe and front box :D

    Couple more pics if anyone is bothered
     

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    aaronmorris Head's a shed

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    Crikey, you went the full hog then, it looks good for it though :) Awesome work.
    Where did you get the lr paint for the block? Seems I could do with some of that for my rebuild :)
     
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    It's landrover gold paint that the 200tdi was painted in originally - any good high temp paint will do though. A mate just had the tin spare. Will ask what the RAL code is

    Yes I thought might aswell do it properly then I know it's good for a long time.

    It's a cracking engine, great compression and bags of power. Debating getting it on a rolling road see exactly what it's producing.

    Haven't tweaked the pump yet and tbh don't feel I need to.

    I loved building it, really appealed to my meticulous ocd nature checking the specs etc.
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    Block paint from here
    http://www.etechshop.net/engine-enamel/
     
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    Okay spent the day replacing door seals, re-stringing the tilt and aligning the doors properly. Cabin is waaay less draughty now!

    I also fitted the acoustic matting system the MOD use in the current Tithonus and Wolf vehicles. I must say I was dubious as the how much it would sound deaden but I am amazed, suffice it to say my indicator relay has gone from 'not even aware of it' to 'irritatingly loud' - total faff to fit but so worth it.
     

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    Changed the drop arm today.

    Well that was fun. NOT.
     

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    flat Well-Known Member

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    Started 2016 with mechanicals.

    My servo and master cylinder **** the bed before Christmas leaving me first with a wooden hard pedal then barely any pedal at all. I just parked it up and forgot about it as it was Christmas.

    Well today got out and stripped it, master cylinder is alright actually but borderline so will replace, servo is fubar'd and won't hold vacuum for more than a couple mins, there is a rust hole right where the master cylinder bolts on. Doesn't look much in the photo but it is there is assure you!

    So ordered OEM replacements which will be here on the 4th. In the mean time as I have broken the hydraulic lines I thought I might aswell relapse the flexis as one was cracking, the other 2 are okay but might aswell do them all. Replaced them with goodridge ss braided ones.

    Out with the old and in with the new.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Servo.
     

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    Those are blanks.
     
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    Yeah I know :)
     
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    I knew someone would start ranting about legality of military ammunition etc. Nice little little keep sake I think. The rim around the percussion cap will tell you the calibre. Either 7.62 or 5.56.
     
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    I will look and tell you tomorrow, as for legality it's fine - it wasn't me that removed them from the range and they are spent
     
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    You've been busy... Engine looks mint! Hope you get the other little issues sorted soon. Bet the soundproofing cost a fortune!
     
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    Yeah it wasn't cheap!!
     
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    How does the plumbing work for your snorkle for the heater intake? I'm guessing you still have the na air filter position.
     
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    Okay photos.

    Stock 200tdi intake setup.
    Silicon 90 degree bend (is a reducer aswell)
    1 short length of stainless pipe to connect the 2 bits and I was able to plumb the NA snorkel into the tdi airbox.

    Heater intake is a long piece of flexi pipe that runs all the way down behind the front headlight

    2 photos
    1 shows the tdi setup and snorkel connections from above

    The second shows the connections down below - the blue silicon bit is the 90degree off the airbox to the rubber flexi of the NA snorkel
     

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    Oh and fitted these today oil pressure and coolant temp gauges
     

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