Search found 1394 matches

by lax2wlg
Wed May 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: What to do what to do
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: What to do what to do

Option A sounds sensible although there are reports of the KM2 not lasting quite as long as the original KM. Still exceptional in all conditions except possibly snow. But it remains the LS or VQ of non-extreme mud radial tyres, ie the industry benchmark. Option B thats a great price though, are they...
by lax2wlg
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2698

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Awesome updates, those sliders are the shizz. How are your head gaskets looking after it got hot? We've found loss of combustion gasses at mounting surface... no coolant consumption due to the water gallery design, but one of the gaskets had failed! Though this was on a linered 4.0 motor from the la...
by lax2wlg
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: vitara solid axle build
Replies: 29
Views: 911

Re: vitara solid axle build

Looks awesome Greg, loving your ingenuity. The CV ring is a good idea!
by lax2wlg
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WOF Mechanic in Wellington
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

WOF passed - no issues at all. Have fun putting yours back together. I'll look out for you driving around Wellington. Cheers, Mark. Good stuff!! Good to hear. Yes likewise I'll keep an eye out. I'm about to pick up a boatload of spare Series parts, feel free to PM if you ever need anything or want ...
by lax2wlg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WOF Mechanic in Wellington
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Ahhh... she's a great looking Rover, the mudflaps really set it off! Mine's (early SWB 2a, 2.25 petrol) currently at the bare chassis stage, about to finish the bulkhead replacement repairs (new floorpans etc) and then I get to the put the meccano set back together.... Other than the rear crossmembe...
by lax2wlg
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WOF Mechanic in Wellington
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Not the one with the period-correct genuine parts rear mudflaps, with the gold lettering? Geeky, I know. Mmmm Pauls out of town, have you had a chat w/ John at the Toy Shop? (King St). New ownership, a lot better. 'Common sense' attitude for vintage Rovers. They'd at least give it a quick look over :D
by lax2wlg
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Terrano Overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Nissan Terrano Overheating

From my perspective, i would replace the thermostate with a genuine nissan one, replace waterpump and viscous fan, take the radiator in to get professionally cleaned or replace it with a new one. I put all new parts on my terrano qd32, i towed over 3.0 tonnes with it up a steep hill afterwards and ...
by lax2wlg
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: WOF Mechanic in Wellington
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Hi everyone, My 1978 Series 3 is due a WOF but my usual mechanic based in Miramar is away at the moment. Does anyone know of any classic-Landrover knowledgeable garage in the Wellington area (preferably central / southern)? Really don't want to take it into VTNZ as I'm sure they would fail it on th...
by lax2wlg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: 15x10 Rims
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: 15x10 Rims

Yep, Land Rover stud pattern, 15" diameter x 10" wide with 4" of backspacing.
They have some stupid wide bias ply tyres on them.

Pics were after a quick waterblast, totally usable. I might refurb them with sandblast/zinc if you aren't interested.
by lax2wlg
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: 15x10 Rims
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: 15x10 Rims

If you're after Landrover stud pattern, you may need to get them custom made... I'd suggest a call to Warren at 4wdbits.co.nz or Rex at http://landroverspares.co.nz It looks like I will, no one has them or even 8" ones with the offset I want I have some 15x10 or 8, not sure, will check and pos...
by lax2wlg
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Angrier td42t build
Replies: 26
Views: 1437

Re: Angrier td42t build

Get to the diffhead bang in the centre using an irs half shafts? Then a second transfer case to get drive out the side? Or just narrow the ifs diff? Extended a-arms, increase total track width by about 4-6" for mega stability :wink: Then a full float Atlas rear end/spacers to match the rear. D...
by lax2wlg
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Angrier td42t build
Replies: 26
Views: 1437

Re: Angrier td42t build

slidenyo wrote:Cheers josh wheres the rano now? Still in storage?


Can't shake the stupid thing :roll:
Low priority at the moment, but I have this IFS front cut sitting in the corner, will eventually use it as a testbed for the coilover/long travel project...
by lax2wlg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Angrier td42t build
Replies: 26
Views: 1437

Re: Angrier td42t build

Awesome stuff Jase, love the tech details and research in your work.
by lax2wlg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Aftermarket Parts Suppliers in NZ (Series)
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Aftermarket Parts Suppliers in NZ (Series)

Thanks very much for the tips here guys, I will give Rex a call. I just put new ignition/seals/valve guides etc in the 2.25 petrol, its running like a sewing machine. I give my vote to LR spares for what its worth/ side note, your obviously back in wellington? should catch up for a beer and a chat a...
by lax2wlg
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Aftermarket Parts Suppliers in NZ (Series)
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Aftermarket Parts Suppliers in NZ (Series)

Hi there, How are you? I am fine. My Solihull Syndrome has flared up again so am currently undertaking a ground up rebuild of a NZ New (possibly NZ assembled) CKD 88". The purpose for this thread is to ask for feedback/recommendations about Series parts suppliers in NZ. I would happily go with ...
by lax2wlg
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: 92 Terrano TD27t noise (can't figure it out)
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 93 Terrano TD27t noise (can't figure it out)

You're right, though in this case it calmed the noise down a bit which was enough to narrow down the source of the noise.
by lax2wlg
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: 92 Terrano TD27t noise (can't figure it out)
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 93 Terrano TD27t noise (can't figure it out)

I know a TD27 guy who had similar symptoms and it ended up being that the turbo was kafuzzled. To isolate remove hose to engine intake, run engine and replicate conditions, see if the noise calms down.
by lax2wlg
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: QD32 conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: QD32 conversion

See Nissan's 'kaizen philosophy' - its the same gearbox rear case. If you really wanted to, you could take the rear case from a 300ZX, bolt on a TD27 bellhousing on one end and a Safari transfer case on the other, with a standard OEM adapter plate. The bitch of course is finding a TD27 bellhousing. ...
by lax2wlg
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: QD32 conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: QD32 conversion

the vg30 gearbox is not compatible with the td/qd/zd, not only is the input shaft not match(diesel flywheel clutch etc alot thicker and heavier leaving not enough room for the fork to travel) the gear ratios would make that aforemention sweet spot un-usable with a diesel as you'd be either to low i...
by lax2wlg
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2698

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Cool Rover project mate, looks great. Love the Rostyles, a nice tip of the hat to the earlier coil sprung Rovers.

Yeah shame about the 2-door, a 2 door 200Tdi would be an awesome project to restore to factory condition, IMO.

What type of rear locker arrangement do you have?? Keep it up!
by lax2wlg
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari

Heard today Nissan pathfinder autos are 4.6 ratio - is the head the same as safari.....does it bolt straight in and axles fit etc ? IIRC Pathfinder R50 (the unibody model) has 33-spline rear which will fit straight into your rear housing. But then the front is still the problem. Some guys run stagg...
by lax2wlg
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari

Hi Since the 4.6 safari diffs are getting rarer and rarer - what else fits and can be used instead and are they as strong ? Heard today Nissan pathfinder autos are 4.6 ratio - is the head the same as safari.....does it bolt straight in and axles fit etc ? Any other diffs do the job - Hard out winch...
by lax2wlg
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Been a while
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Been a while

You should have got a Terrano, then you could conquer any hill!
by lax2wlg
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 spindle bush query
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: KZJ78 spindle bush query

viewtopic.php?t=35492

Will answer all your questions :wink:
The type of tech content that we used to have here.
by lax2wlg
Mon May 08, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Pinion play
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Pinion play

Sorry mate I wasn't trying to have a go or distort what you were saying, just another stupid rant lol :D 100% re; bearings though, agree.. a bearing and a race is a unique set - period. Easy to skimp but it will bite you - do it properly :D This is probably not a good time to mention that the 1980s ...
by lax2wlg
Mon May 08, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Pinion play
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Pinion play

it will be bearing failure. while i would not recommend reusing a crush tube, tightening them up a tad is fine. Fair enough, yeah I guess if you know the history of the truck, and how its been treated would be factor. A tiny nudge won't harm it, but do you think that since the bearings are on the w...
by lax2wlg
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Pinion play
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Pinion play

Crush tube or bearings. Agree w/ Churchill, the Toyo diffs are very fussy and will blow up if even slightly out of spec.
NEVER EVER re-use/retighten a crush tube! They are designed for a single use.

Best and most widely accepted solution when rebuilding is to replace it with a solid spacer.
by lax2wlg
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: show us ya landy
Replies: 179
Views: 21160

Re: show us ya landy

MihiT wrote:One of my clients has this stashed in his shed...


So ####### sweet. Please pm me his asking price, assuming engine is original, matching numbers
by lax2wlg
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: show us ya landy
Replies: 179
Views: 21160

Re: show us ya landy

MihiT wrote:One of my clients has this stashed in his shed...
by lax2wlg
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: WTB R20 - manual - diesel driveshaft and x member.
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: WTB R20 - manual - diesel driveshaft and x member.

I'm wanting the following parts due to converting my WD21 Terrano to a QD32 engine and FS5R30A gearbox ( both from D22 ) Driveshaft from an R20 Diesel Manual. Cross member from an R20 Diesel Manual I'm in Wellington but I don't mind paying shipping. Interesting, when I did the swap to the R30A gear...

Go to advanced search