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So, please excuse my ignorance, but what is that?  A air filter housing?

You have it good down under.  As Ed has mentioned, there are very few 2nd hand panels available in S.A.  Also, unless your panels are secured really well, they have a nasty habit of getting up and walking to the closest low income settlement.  My neighbour had his solar pump panels disappear in the middle of the night.  It would seem that they weren't happy with their position on top od a 5m pole, so they somehow sawed the pole down and walked away, never to be seen again.

Hi Glort, when you send that container for Ed, better make sure there are some panels in there for me too ;D

Hi Ed, you'll never guess what came out of my boot this morning.  This is the first day in about 50 that i have put shoes on, so he has made himself at home.  Luckily was dead and came out on the 1st shake

As far as I know, all the old series Landrovers had oil bath filters.  Surely a scrapyard close to you would have a selection of them.  Otherwise, chuck the oil bath and put on a Donaldson type.  Much more effective anyway.  Unless of course, originality is an issue.

LOL, ja spiders can grip when they want to.

Hey Ed, didn't you learn in the army, always shake your boots out before you put them on?  I still religiously shake mine out, 40 years after klaaring out.

Good one for your perseverence in getting that wheel off.  I would have lost my patience after it broke off like that and taken an 8 lb hammer to the thing

Well done Cobba, thanks for starting this thread.  I shall be following with interest.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 27, 2020, 12:52:14 PM »
VP, you are lucky.  Our understaffed police force have got their hands full trying to enforce the lockdown rules.  Too many people in South Africa are just ignoring the call to stay at home and are out riding their motorbikes or driving around in their cars for fun.  More people have been arrested for breaking lockdown rules, than have contracted the virus.  Our government has just authorized 72 000 soldiers to be deployed to assist the police.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: What Lister is this?
« on: April 27, 2020, 09:27:00 AM »
Nope, can't, but it sure looks like a cool project

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: April 27, 2020, 09:17:43 AM »
Hi VP, you seem to have an endless supply of old engines to restore.  I'm sure it keeps you pretty busy, where do you find the time to do police work? :)

Listeroid Engines / Re: Conrod
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »

Other Fuels / Re: Paraffin as Fuel
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:13:08 AM »
Thanks Glort.  That was my thinking, to stock up on kero.  I like the idea of mixing with WVO as I have about 50 Lt that I've been storing with the intention of using it pretty much straight up, but WVO is not easy to come by so a 50/50 mix will make it go twice as far.

Other Fuels / Paraffin as Fuel
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:34:57 AM »
What would it entail to convert my SR2 to run on parafffin (kerosine)?  At the moment illuminating paraffin (IP) is going for around $0.25US per litre because of the low oil price.  In South Africa we don't pay tax or fuel levies on paraffin, as a large sector of our population use it for cooking, lighting and heating. Taxes and levies equate to about 70% of our petrol and diesel price at the pump, so using IP could make a huge difference in running costs. 

I am guessing that an IP/2 stroke oil mix would be fine?  Any ideas what ratio, and would I have to play with timing, something I would try to avoid, as I don't know how?  Thoughts, both pro's and con's would be appreciated.


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