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  1. Rubins4 replied to the thread SWB re-chassis.

    The new belts come with an assortment of fittings, I've got a load left, let me know if you need anything in particular. So, re-test tomorrow morning! :eek: I've had another go at getting a good pedal, another round of bleeding and adjustment....

    May 25, 2018 at 9:07 PM
  2. Rubins4 replied to the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    Right, so I've fitted the new rear brake / side light holders and got some news bulbs. The motor factor only had Lucas bulbs on show behind the counter but when asked said he had another brand out back; these ones were Ring. We had a look at both...

    May 25, 2018 at 8:57 PM
  3. Rubins4 liked nickclarke's post in the thread Series 3 My new 109.

    I picked up this little beauty at the weekend... [ATTACH] She's a 1983 ex-military 2.25 petrol, with a very solid looking chassis and bulkhead, and 38,000km on the clock, but as always there's a few things need sorting, as and when funds allow -...

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  4. Rubins4 liked Turboman's post in the thread Grease in gearbox..

    Probably works for a bit as well. But the smell may alert the punters to all not being well, so the sawdust may be the way to go. :)

    May 22, 2018 at 10:01 PM
  5. Rubins4 posted a new thread.

    Rayleigh Seat Trim

    Does anyone have a decent picture of Rayleigh trimmed seats in their tratter? I'm refurbing a set of Defender seats for my Series and no one does the covers I actually want (Neptune) as the material is out of stock, so I'm looking at others;...

    Forum: General Land Rover Forum

    May 22, 2018 at 7:35 PM
  6. Rubins4 replied to the thread For Sale Garage clearout.

    That crawler board is awesome, would you consider posting?:)

    May 22, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  7. Rubins4 replied to the thread SWB re-chassis.

    Ah ok. I've just fitted a centre lap belt, much the same that pictured but the reel is mounted down the side of the seat, on the same mounting point as the drivers clasp in fact.

    May 22, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  8. Rubins4 replied to the thread Grease in gearbox..

    In the OP, or rather his mates defence, you can put one shot grease in swivels so its not a massive leap of the imagination. I'd probably hit you with wrench if I found you trying to put grease in my gearbox, however....

    May 22, 2018 at 8:41 AM
  9. Rubins4 replied to the thread Series 2 Advise on buying.

    Took mine for a test run round a field and got plenty of fresh cow patina in the tyre treads. I also trod in some of it so there's some patina in the drivers footwell too.

    May 21, 2018 at 10:35 PM
  10. Rubins4 liked Riggwelter's post in the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    The hedgehog is a crimp connector earth thingymabob. The centre hole in the bottom is where you screw it to the chassis. The "spikes" of the hedgehog is where you fit the crimp connectors. The Lucas bullet earth connectors weren't really playing...

    May 21, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  11. Rubins4 replied to the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    yeah, it can be a bit of a nighmare. I just cant imagine that something tat is relatively complex can be made properly and sold for less than £3, just doesnt sound right to me. What is the hedgehog for? I dont feel it is morally justifiable...

    May 21, 2018 at 9:02 PM
  12. Rubins4 attached a file to the thread SWB re-chassis.

    Yeah, does happen. I had a Civic a few years back, blew both brake light bulbs on the way to the test centre; nothing ever went wrong others in the 5+ years of ownership. It's like they "know"... I've just realised I've been working flat out to...

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  13. Rubins4 replied to the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    Like I say, switch and wiring all checked and working. Investigation at each light unit revealed a problem at each one. Unlikely I know. I happened to be out and about in Surrey today so detoured by Dunsfold. I picked up 2 new wipac brake / rear...

    May 21, 2018 at 7:48 PM
  14. Rubins4 liked Bobsticle's post in the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    As said, the springs that push the contact onto the positive lug also lock the bulb into position, stopping it rotating and falling out. Once you fit the bulb get round the back of the fitting and push the positive wire into the rubber gator. I...

    May 21, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  15. Rubins4 replied to the thread Series 3 Side light fittings.

    I can't guarantee I was gentle fitting the bulbs the first time as I hadn't realised the holders were quite so soft, so this might well be the issue. I think I'll try some more wipac units (at least cost and availability is reasonable) and some...

    May 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM