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Thread: The DiscoDavis Discovery 1 Mayhem Thread

  1. #41
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    Got the car back last night, drove it to work today. Laundry list of things replaced:

    >Ashcroft R380 installed
    >new clutch plate
    >new fork (cast LR model for anyone interested)
    >new throwout bearing
    >new clutch slave
    >"new" LT230 later suffix
    >new ashcroft input gear set for LT230
    >3x GKN joints, still got the rubber donut, did that one new a few months back
    >every electrical switch related to this work was swapped out, so reverse lamps work, diff lock light now works!
    >new starter wire (old one was routed wrong?, pretty baked by exhaust)
    >new rear axle brake lines
    >new brake master
    >all brake lines bled

    Sure I am missing an item or two, will correct.



    >Found a tire close enough to the pizza cutter size and fit it on a spare wheel lying around.
    >popped a new fan clutch on, for the first time in over a year you can hear the motor itself, not just the turbofan vacuum cleaner sound of doom


    Need to print an idiot sticker showing which way the fan comes off, took a while to figure out it was opposite the tdi one.



    Shifts super nice now.
    Last edited by DiscoDavis; 01-04-2018 at 03:58 PM.
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  2. #42
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    Awesome! Keep up the good work. Love these D1s

  3. #43
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    Love the dixon-bate!

    This truck soooo needs 245/75/16 KM2s!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eloist View Post
    Awesome! Keep up the good work. Love these D1s
    Thanks! Still at it... always something to do next

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_G View Post
    Love the dixon-bate!

    This truck soooo needs 245/75/16 KM2s!
    Sadly only the 2 tonne model! Whenever I find another 5 tonne and find some plate to reinforce the bumper it will be camel spec. And I wanted to keep with the 205 85's but nobody makes a decent tire that's reasonably available... I hear duratracs are in 215 85 so will try those...

    Better pic from covfefe shop today
    2006 Discovery 3
    1995 Discovery
    1990 110

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  5. #45
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    That cars had some serious work to it.

    Now get the underside treated to preserve it.
    I do love a clean unmolested D1. Such a simple design to it.

    For this car, personally the “less of more” approach is how I would go.

  6. #46
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    Alway nice to get a covfefe in a LR.

    Love the spare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgh View Post
    Alway nice to get a covfefe in a LR.

    Love the spare!
    Kip, thanks! One day I will find another matching one so that she does not need to steal wheels from big sister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonimouse View Post
    The door lock issue is the Alarm Spider

    Spray chain oil as far up the cable as possible, then use and air line to force it the rest of the way - do this from the inside catch out...
    I've understood that the North American D1 did not have a spider.
    "The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoDavis View Post

    Sadly only the 2 tonne model! Whenever I find another 5 tonne and find some plate to reinforce the bumper it will be camel spec. And I wanted to keep with the 205 85's but nobody makes a decent tire that's reasonably available... I hear duratracs are in 215 85 so will try those...
    I had 215's on a RRC and they were perfect. Try them.
    "The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson

    "Adventure starts when everything goes wrong." -Yvon Chouinard


    Toyota Tacoma DC 4x4 TRD (2015)

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J.M View Post
    That cars had some serious work to it.

    Now get the underside treated to preserve it.
    I do love a clean unmolested D1. Such a simple design to it.

    For this car, personally the “less of more” approach is how I would go.
    Alan,

    Lucky for Elizabeth here where we live basically nothing rusts. Frame is near perfect, still has what I presume is a still intact dealer rust proofing coating of some sort on a few components, but otherwise a car wash here and there is all we use. As to less is more, my thoughts exactly. I have zero plans for the car other than a few electrical items and interior cleanup. That said if somehow I come across a discovery roll cage I would like to add that in. A few additional touches will be a surprise for later...

    Quote Originally Posted by David Harris View Post
    I've understood that the North American D1 did not have a spider.
    Jury is still out on mine, the radio was missing when I got the car and a lot of weird splicing involved inside, hasn't had issues since last spring so we will see.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Harris View Post
    I had 215's on a RRC and they were perfect. Try them.
    Thanks for the recommendation! I will report back when the time comes
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