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by Alicerover
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Alice update. Still rolling along, now have covered just over 36,000 miles since I returned her to the road. I still have what seems like a never ending list of things to do, the most pertanent one being to try and find where water is getting in through the roof. The 'internal gutter' which forms th...
by Alicerover
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 TDi Station Wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 4348

Re: Stage 1 TDi Station Wagon

Hi and welcome. You'll find lots of things to do if you have a look through the pages on this forum and lots of help. Alice is currently running an R380 mated to a RR classic transfer box, gives you a viscous diff in the centre and ups the gearing still. You have to stir the stick a bit when towing,...
by Alicerover
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

When I was rebuilding Alice, as explained earlier in the thread, I did think long and hard about which springs to fit. At the time there was very little choice on the multi leaf suppliers. I decided to go with the Rocky Mountain setup as they have had good reports and some very satisfied customers, ...
by Alicerover
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

So been a while...again!! Alice is still going well, couple of minor issues that need to be fixed to get her through the MOT again this year, but nothing serious. I have news on the spring front which is why I have been a bit quiet of late. My issues started when the passenger front spring broke in ...
by Alicerover
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Ride Height

Can someone do me a favour please. I would like to know what the 'ride height' is on a stage 1 fitted with multi leaf springs. The measurement needs to be taken from the top of the road wheel to the bottom of the wheel arch. I could do with the heights for the front and rear please. I could also do ...
by Alicerover
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video from a while ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: Video from a while ago

I suppose thats one way of making sure your springs have plenty of flex in them!!!!
Looks like a bit of fun and quite a challenge!!
by Alicerover
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

So, RM have got back to me and are willing to supply replacement springs as long as I can provide proof of purchase and confirm that everything is standard. The Britpart springs are working well, no difference to the RM ones, except that the material is thinner, which is interesting. Articulation is...
by Alicerover
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Update. Rocky Mountain are looking into my problems, but the UK dealer (franchise has changed hands reciently) hasn't got any stock of springs for at least 4 weeks. I can not have Alice off the road for that long, so I have purchased a pair from Britpart which have now been fitted so that Alice is b...
by Alicerover
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Before I bought the springs, I did do quite a bit of reasearch into the pros and conns of multi and parabolic leaf springs. The biggest issue seemed to be the quality of the spring steel being used in both the multi leaf and the parabolic. Most of the reviews on the parabolics recommended using the ...
by Alicerover
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

So today Alice gave me a rather nasty suprise! On coming home for lunch, turning onto my drive (a 1" height difference between the road surface and the drive) there was a very loud bang. At first I thought I had hit something, so I got out to find everything appearing to be ok. So I continued t...
by Alicerover
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Thanks again disco2hse for sorting the pics again. Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, using the BB code from flikr to post.
by Alicerover
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

[img] [img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/38277592354_618763d5d6_c.jpg[/img] 20171210_090518 by Spencer Craven , on Flickr[/img] [img] [img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38277593864_030d19b778_c.jpg[/img] 20171210_090539 by Spencer Craven , on Flickr[/img] Alice in the snow!! One observat...
by Alicerover
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Thanks to disco2hse for sorting the pics out. (I was going to re post these) An explanation why I have put these up, as the vehicle is clearly not a stage 1, but, a series 2A which was affectionately known as the 'Hoo' and was my father's Landrover. This was the first vehicle that I drove and so pot...
by Alicerover
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 187
Views: 69560

Re: Alice to the road!!

Playing with the Go Pro. Sorry I haven't worked out how to rotate the video file, but it's the sound you need!!
[img][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/352 ... 46d2_z.jpg[/img]GOPR0093 by Spencer Craven, on Flickr[/img]