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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  gti-90 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:50 pm

its in the Mot station, drove fine there, about half hour. since ive never driven it anywhere, big tyres were exciting shall i say at times Laughing only problem thats worrying me, man at the station gave it a quick look and didnt like the conveyor belt rubber arches, even though there quarter inch rubber and not easily flexd "apparently" they should be like the abs plastic ones so bodys bounce off rather than get pushed into the wheels, though obviously safety of the public first. heres hoping lol!
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:00 pm

I think you would find that it should be ok as their are plenty of people with that type of arch on defenders
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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  Roz on Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:49 pm

Do you still have the original arches? You could always rivet then on top of the conveyer ones to have the pedestrian friendly effect!
If it was me as the pedestrian though, I'd just get out the f'in way if I saw that thing coming!!

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Post  gti-90 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:58 am

yep clunkyknox you do see lots of defenders with this type of arch and even companys are selling similiar items, i hope that they realise that, Laughing
roz, i do indeed still have the old arches and could rivet them on, would be wiiiddddeeee though, would love to see it pass without it though!! your right about getting out the way, those tyres do howl on the tar. lol!
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PASSED!!!

Post  gti-90 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:26 pm

with only two advisories, drop arm ball joint slight wear which will get fixed when i have plenty energy, and the front brake pipes from master cylinder to the braided hoses either side are slightly corroded and will replace them cheers Laughing Very Happy
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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  Roz on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:54 pm

Good news mate!
I half expected you to turn up here with it lol!

How did those tyres handle on the A9?
And have you any idea how accurate (or not) your speedo is?

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Post  gti-90 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:09 pm

hi ross, tyres on the a9 fine, a wee bit of drifting but realy very good for what they are! on the cruben old road every bump feels like a sleeping policeman but cornering and that absolutly fine, 60mph on the a9 nay bother, the tyres have taken the edge off performance slightly lol, and they are LOUD. stereo up Laughing speedo is fairly accurate i think about 10% out if any. need a good transfer box as mine has got a big whine now, if its that, cant think of it being anything else? but what ratio would be good for the tyres and the offroad? same style as your old 90 one? but would it be upto the extra power? you thinking of 35"s??? ....
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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  Roz on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:11 am

Aye one off an early 90 like mine would lower your gear ratios by about 15%.
I think mine is the LT230 20D with the 1.667 ratio, the later ones (like yours) were 1.410. The disco one I sold to Dougie was 1.222.
Mine isn't too bad with the tdi, but it's noticeably lower geared, good for B roads and off road, not so good at 70 on the A9!

Bigger tyres is something I'd like in the future, just not yet!

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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  gti-90 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:33 pm

hello.
well alot has changed in the last month.
got a new second manifold to sort the whinning problem. and changed the lift pump after that failing. what a power increase!!
got a new plasma rope from andy thomlinson at rufftraks, great man to deal with.
now fitted a full external 90 t/c cage, bolt in removable type made by tomcat enginnering. needs painting when it stops raining. brackets need cut and welded on for lights front and rear, and other goodies.
also at the same time had a rear crossmember made up of some 90x90 box and new sections made and shaped into the rear spring mount. its all completly sealed and waterproof. much better and stronger than the britpart bean tin ones and the original.
one day i will mount a centre winch on the a frame crossmember and run the cable through to the back and have a fairlead there, aswell as working out how to use it asa centre winch with another fairlead on the top of the cage.
will post some piccys soon. lol!
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:21 pm

Was it your birthday when you got to spend that much sounds great can't wait for photos lol!

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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  gti-90 on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:04 am

well this is how it stands now.


lol!
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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  gti-90 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:26 pm


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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  jonmcghee on Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:30 pm

looking very sweet Cool
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Re: my 90 300tdi,

Post  Roz on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:04 pm

Lookin good... Snorkel is neat!

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