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Oyoyo - Now Chicken Coupé

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My student car was a Series 3 landy and it had the same problem. Gave me a good fright on a couple of occasions...



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G class - what Land Rover intended to build?.
The Land Rovers never changed...
I grew up with Landies and would own a 110 pickup like a shot if there was a way I could fit in it without folding my body into a strange shape and opening the window.
 

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I took this lorry for a good long run today - mostly dirt roads - about 450 km - and got home tired. Although it goes really well - good and strong - something is not right. I think it is the Bilsteins. For many years I have sworn by soft springs and harder damping, but in this case it does not work, irrespective of tyre pressures, and I think it is the shorter wheelbase coupled to a bit more speed - its quicker than my other short G's were, and this just makes it a handful on really rough backroads. I would have thought the opposite.

Back to Sachs??

I quite like the fuel consumption though, looks to be quite consistently 11.5 ish l per 100 so i think i might get 800km on a tank.


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I did the wheel aligment with a tape measure and it feels ok - goes straight and smooth on good tar. But it is on the dirt Dawie, where it is just harsh. I did some of the way at 2 bar pressure and then at 1.8 and it was still rough / hard.
 

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My home made tailgate was not to my liking so Frik and I took the old rusted rear door and chopped it, fitted new steel where the rust holes were, fitted horizontal hinges etc. It fits and works. The best deal was not having to work out the catch.

I will show you when its painted and fitted.
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Aag blik%#

Finished the fabrication and sent it in for sandblasting - to the other company that blasts for us - and knows jack*%## about thin metal. Two days of fabrication messed.

Anyone got an old back door for me please.
 

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Agreed Freek!

But at present my trouble is not going, but stopping. I phoned Dirk and he reminded me that the bottom pistons of the front calipers work together with the rear brakes, and the top pistons (dual circuit) are the independant second circuit. I really hope that i have cocked this up because it wont pass the roadworthy as it is. Will check it tomorrow and report.

Hopefully this post helps someone else.
As you know it finally got through the test but the brakes did not feel good. As per above comment, one of the front calipers had a sticky piston in it which caused all the trouble ON THE BACK WHEELS. Sent it in to Norbrake for overhaul - and now its very good.

Btw I used an ATE booster and master from a 2.6 VW caravelle which is an improvement on the std 460. This car goes, and now I can stop also.
 
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Hey Andrew - could you maybe post the part number of the ATE booster and master used. Then we can add it to the alternative parts thread.
 

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Hey Andrew - could you maybe post the part number of the ATE booster and master used. Then we can add it to the alternative parts thread.
Use the description i gave above - i cant see any numbers that make sense - its a Kombi Caravelle 2.6i - the 2.6 having upgraded brakes from the 2.5.

You need to pinch a clearance dent into the steering column as the booster diameter is larger and it clashes. The outlets from the master face the fender and not the exhaust so you need to re align the brake lines - perfect for a turbo engine.