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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #1 (permalink)
johnty
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Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

Hi folks

Ive had Mary (our new series IIa) for a couple of weeks now and what can I
say other than HeHeHeHeHe !!!!!!

Anyway I have one or two little quirks i'd like to sort out.

Seatbelt.....Can anyone suggest a vehicle to aquire a good fitting set of
inertia belts from , i'm thinking maybe a van of sorts would have belts that
are plenty long enough ?

She has got 3.5:1 diffs and so my speedo is out (i didnt know until i got
the speedo cable replaced), is there anything other than putting stickers on
the face of the speedo , would a defender speedo fit/do or perhaps a range
rover one.

The most annoying problem however is the kangaroo juice she seems to be
running on, now, she has been converted to diesel (a 2.5 sherpa/ldv unit i
think/guess) and all that has been done with the throttle is the rod has
been disconnected from the shaft that goes across the bulkhead and attached
to the throttle lever on the pump. My guess is that the engine is shifting
in relation to the throttle linkage and think some sort of cable might be
better(or not I could be wrong).....any suggestions (preforably with
pictures !).

One more thing..... Im thinking of getting the defender mirror kit from
P*****ks , has anyone had one of these? What are they like ?


Thanks All

Johnty


Matilda (series 3 109 station wagon)(just passed MOT after being stood 6
years)

Mary (series IIa 88 Rag Top)(Roll on summer)


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #2 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:58:52 -0000, "johnty"
<kaptin_k@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> enlightened us thusly:

>The most annoying problem however is the kangaroo juice she seems to be
>running on, now, she has been converted to diesel (a 2.5 sherpa/ldv unit i
>think/guess) and all that has been done with the throttle is the rod has
>been disconnected from the shaft that goes across the bulkhead and attached
>to the throttle lever on the pump. My guess is that the engine is shifting
>in relation to the throttle linkage and think some sort of cable might be
>better(or not I could be wrong).....any suggestions (preforably with
>pictures !).


sounds reasonable. rod throttle is only gonna work if the engine and rod
are fixed in relation to eachother in the appropriate direction. Most
injection pumps I've seen use cables.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #3 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

So johnty was, like

> Hi folks
>
> Ive had Mary (our new series IIa) for a couple of weeks now and what
> can I say other than HeHeHeHeHe !!!!!!
>
> Anyway I have one or two little quirks i'd like to sort out.
>
> Seatbelt.....Can anyone suggest a vehicle to aquire a good fitting
> set of inertia belts from , i'm thinking maybe a van of sorts would
> have belts that are plenty long enough ?


Safety-critical item - I'd always buy new. Exmoor trim did mine (inertia
reel + appropriate brackets) and were pretty helpful. Can't remember how
much, but not extortionate.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #4 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:31:14 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:

>So johnty was, like
>
>> Hi folks
>>
>> Ive had Mary (our new series IIa) for a couple of weeks now and what
>> can I say other than HeHeHeHeHe !!!!!!
>>
>> Anyway I have one or two little quirks i'd like to sort out.
>>
>> Seatbelt.....Can anyone suggest a vehicle to aquire a good fitting
>> set of inertia belts from , i'm thinking maybe a van of sorts would
>> have belts that are plenty long enough ?

>
>Safety-critical item - I'd always buy new. Exmoor trim did mine (inertia
>reel + appropriate brackets) and were pretty helpful. Can't remember how
>much, but not extortionate.


well, yeah, but it's easy enough to inspect the belt itself and also to
check that the inertia mechanism works.

I'd have thought that 90/110 belts would work in a series - you might be
lacking the mounting for the reel which is at the bottom of the doorpost
behind the seatbox, or on the back of the seatbox itself, I forget which.



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:14   #5 (permalink)
Tom Woods
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:58:52 -0000, "johnty"
<kaptin_k@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote:

>Seatbelt.....Can anyone suggest a vehicle to aquire a good fitting set of
>inertia belts from , i'm thinking maybe a van of sorts would have belts that
>are plenty long enough ?


As far as i know standard inertia reel belts will do the job.

I bought new but there aint a lot of difference between the new ones i
have and the ones my other cars have. Ive got spares out of saabs and
volkswages that would fit fine.

You can buy a LR bracket to hold the reel in that fits to the back of
the bulkhead behind the seats. The top fixing on the belts then bolts
to either your roof/truckcab of onto one of the military seatbelt bars
that you can buy.

>She has got 3.5:1 diffs and so my speedo is out (i didnt know until i got
>the speedo cable replaced), is there anything other than putting stickers on
>the face of the speedo , would a defender speedo fit/do or perhaps a range
>rover one.


You get used to it after a while. Get someone to pace you or use a GPS
to fond out where the important speeds actually are on your speedo.

>The most annoying problem however is the kangaroo juice she seems to be
>running on, now, she has been converted to diesel (a 2.5 sherpa/ldv unit i
>think/guess) and all that has been done with the throttle is the rod has
>been disconnected from the shaft that goes across the bulkhead and attached
>to the throttle lever on the pump. My guess is that the engine is shifting
>in relation to the throttle linkage and think some sort of cable might be
>better(or not I could be wrong).....any suggestions (preforably with
>pictures !).


Mine has a 2.5 sherpa diesel in too, and i dont have any trouble with
my linkage!
The lever on my pump is attached directly to a lever on the end of the
pedal rod via a little home made looking rod. This has worked fine for
the last 5 years or more!

I can provide pictures of bits if you like?

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:14   #6 (permalink)
Dan Burdge
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

johnty wrote:
> Hi folks
>
> Ive had Mary (our new series IIa) for a couple of weeks now and what can I
> say other than...
>
> One more thing..... Im thinking of getting the defender mirror kit from
> P*****ks , has anyone had one of these? What are they like ?
>
>

I put the Paddocks mirror kit on our series 3. The Defender mirrors are
attached to 2 holes drilled into the new hinges. You replace the top
door hinges with the new ones and the mirrors are just screwed on from
the inside. Easy 10 min job, just be careful not to lose the retaining
nuts for the hinge bolts inside the body. Of course the Series 3 hinges
are the same size and shape as the Defender. Not so the Series 2s...
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:14   #7 (permalink)
MVP
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Re: Seatbelts speedos and kangaroo juice

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:07:18 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:31:14 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
><newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>So johnty was, like
>>
>>> Hi folks
>>>
>>> Ive had Mary (our new series IIa) for a couple of weeks now and what
>>> can I say other than HeHeHeHeHe !!!!!!
>>>
>>> Anyway I have one or two little quirks i'd like to sort out.
>>>
>>> Seatbelt.....Can anyone suggest a vehicle to aquire a good fitting
>>> set of inertia belts from , i'm thinking maybe a van of sorts would
>>> have belts that are plenty long enough ?

>>
>>Safety-critical item - I'd always buy new. Exmoor trim did mine (inertia
>>reel + appropriate brackets) and were pretty helpful. Can't remember how
>>much, but not extortionate.

>
>well, yeah, but it's easy enough to inspect the belt itself and also to
>check that the inertia mechanism works.
>
>I'd have thought that 90/110 belts would work in a series - you might be
>lacking the mounting for the reel which is at the bottom of the doorpost
>behind the seatbox, or on the back of the seatbox itself, I forget which.


on my 110 the reel locates to the back of the seat-box and is in the
second-row footwell, can get a photo if needed.


Regards.
Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
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