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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: August 04, 2022, 07:20:19 AM »
Interesting.  So what engine do you have, 2.2 or 2.4 petrol, or 2.4 diesel?  Very good forum for everything Hilux is www.hilux4x4.co.za
Mine is a 4Y (2.2 petrol) with 340K Kms.  Agree, with maintenance they last forever.  In South Africa they call them "kan nie dood nie" which translates to "cannot kill".  Even Jeremy Clarkson couldn't kill one after pushing it off a 5 or 6 story building. 
Sorry to hijack your Bamford thread.

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: August 03, 2022, 05:32:52 PM »
Tell me more about your Hilux.  I too have a Hilux, 1990 model.  In Europe they were branded as a VW Taro.  A few weeks ago I suspected a blown head gasket, so took it apart last weekend to have a look.  Blown between # 3 & 4 cylinders, so head is now with the engineers'  Hopefully by next week it'll be up and running again. Not bad for a 32 year old van.

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What? Can be there a Bamford?
« on: July 31, 2022, 01:04:31 PM »
Hi VP, good to hear that your perseverance has finally paid off, and a free engine to boot.  Also looking forward to pictures and your normal  detailed write up.  Looks like being a policeman in Portugal is a good life  ;D

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Everything else / Re: Heat sand to 400F
« on: July 26, 2022, 04:31:33 PM »
Contact He Who May Not Be Named    (Rhonda & David Smith [glort@hotmail.com])  He had some awesome burners going

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: June 18, 2022, 09:10:59 PM »
Ok, I understand.  You are forgiven

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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: June 18, 2022, 09:35:56 AM »
No man VP.  That plastic tanks looks terrible, and definitely does not suit the period.  Can you not find an old lawnmower or tractor tank made from metal, which would look a lot more "original"

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Thanks Ade, it's not a problem.  I have got so used to it, I just click "log in" without typing anything in the boxes the 1st time, then fill them in after the errror message.  Works fine for me.  Could easily be tech ignorance on my side, but doesn't bother me enough to try to solve.

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Hi Ade,

Thanks for all the hard work on the forum. I am quite happy as it is and also access via the "show unread posts".  The one thing I find though, and don't know if it's only me, is that I have to log in twice each time.  The first time gives me an incorrect password message.

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General Discussion / Re: Another Roadside Attraction
« on: May 08, 2022, 04:15:58 PM »
No worries, but I was refering to a member, EdDee, who hasn't shown his face since Glort "left"

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General Discussion / Re: Another Roadside Attraction
« on: May 08, 2022, 10:37:45 AM »
Yip, I live about 500Km's west of the now missing EdDee.

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General Discussion / Re: Another Roadside Attraction
« on: May 07, 2022, 08:55:55 AM »
Ah, sorry.  It is between Sedgefield and Wilderness on the N2 road which runs from Cape Town to past Durban in South Africa.

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General Discussion / Another Roadside Attraction
« on: May 05, 2022, 09:10:16 PM »
Went past this place the other day.  It is not open yet, but will be a coffee shop, bar, museum.  It hosts a private collection of old machinery and and there is so much it is lying all over the place.  Apparently they are setting up a working forge too.  Unfortunately, as it is not yet open to the public, I couldn't get in to take better pictures.  I will definitely go back soon and take some more.

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Engines / Re: SR2 starter replacement
« on: March 10, 2022, 04:10:30 AM »
Good advice, but make your ATF/Acetone mix 50/50.  It will work better

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Muffler Through Wall Question
« on: March 05, 2022, 12:58:23 PM »
Don't know if there is a proper way, but i would look at someone's Harley and copy that, I'm sure those guys have got exhausts waxed.  I don't think you need a 4" pipe either.  My SR2 has a factory 2 into 1 manifold with a 2" pipe off that and through the wall

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Engines / Re: SR2 starter replacement
« on: March 03, 2022, 05:58:30 PM »
@cobbadog
Looking at the manual you provided, I was reminded of a boat I used to have circa 1973.
It had an SR2 rated at 12BHP continuous. On the side of the fuel control was a stop with a lead seal. Breaking the seal allowed the operator to advance the throttle to "WAR EMERGENCY POWER" I never tried that, but the engine could produce that 12 HP effortlessly. The heated air could be ducted to the cockpit and sure kept it warm.
Cheers
Hugh

Apparently Spitfires had a seal like that too.  Break the seal for emergency HP.  Hence the saying "through the wire"  If the plane came home with the wire broken, the engine had to stripped and rebuilt, which apparently pissed off the techies.

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