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Bone's V8 Disco 2 Build Log

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Bone9, Dec 28, 2020.

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    Cheers buddy.
     
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    Passed the MOT today :D
     
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    So had the 3 amigos pop up again recently. The code was for the shuttle valve switch so option b was in order. A new wabco switch was ordered which I modified ready for the swap.

    Old stock switch with the new option b modified switch.

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    Wedged up to gain access.

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    New earth location.

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    Fitted with stainless hardware and touched up.

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    Opened up the loom and soldered the new connection.

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    All back together and problem fixed :)

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    Went out on my first days green laning on the 17th. Discovered my diffs are very low :(

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    I avoided all the scratchy bits ;)
     
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    There has been more progress on my ace as well. I've removed the backend of the LPG install to gain access to the ace valve block so I can complete the conversion. I will also paint the chassis and fit rock sliders while the tanks are out of the way. I've got 2 new tanks, pipes, fittings etc to go back on. As you can see the old tanks are a bit rusty! I had a measure up of the new ace lines so can now get these made up.

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    Hi guys, got another nice update here. Been working on my ACE now my LPG is out of the way. I've worked out the hose lengths and almost finished making these up. Just dropping them off tomorrow to be crimped and the 2x 14mm banjos fitted. Then on Saturday I'm doing the full ACE conversion. I've also made up a few mounts for the hoses in stainless and have got many more of the black mounts with stainless hardware. I've purchased a new genuine from Land Rover high pressure ACE hose from the pump which my new line will connect to. For my replacement hoses I've chosen a very special hose which has no rubber or metal so will last forever, it's smooth gloss black so will be easy to clean also.

    The mounts are made from stainless and have rubber washers to reduce vibration.

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    The hoses are...

    Rear top port of block to rear banjo on the rear ram, end to end length is 1688mm (14mm banjo one end to 3/8 female swivel on the other)
    Rear bottom port of block to front banjo on rear ram, end to end length is 1729mm (14mm banjo one end to 3/8 female swivel on the other)
    Front top port of block to front banjo on front ram, end to end length is 1932mm (14mm banjo one end to 3/8 female swivel on the other)
    2nd down port on front of block to rear banjo of front ram, end to end length is 1862mm (14mm banjo one end to 3/8 female swivel on the other)
    3rd down port on front of block to reservoir (joining onto original good 3/8 steel tube), end to end length is 2488mm (3/8 female swivel one end to 3/8 compression fitting on the other)
    Bottom front port of block to pump (joining onto original good 10mm steel tube), end to end length length is 1850mm (3/8 female swivel one end to 10mm compression fitting on the other)

    The hoses and all fittings are 3/8" apart from the single compression fitting that joins to the new genuine high pressure line from the pump, this is now a 10mm steel tube unlike the original 3/8" tube.
    By end to end I mean the total length tip to tip of the hose including the fittings. This is not the centres.
     
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    Made a very nice purchase recently!!! +2" Fox 2.0 shocks with a pair of shaft guards for the rears. More goodies will accompany these shortly.

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    Been looking at the Ashcroft's ratio calculator. Not fitted my tyres yet but think I'll need to change the transfer box ratio.

    Stock 29" tyres and 1.2 transfer box...

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    32.1" tyres and 1.2 transfer box...

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    32.1" tyres with 1.3 transfer box...

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    32.1" tyres with 1.4 transfer box...

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    I'm thinking the 1.4 will probably be the best. What do you guys think?
     
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    I'm leaning towards the 1.4.
     
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