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by Alicerover
Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

So as another year draws to a close I have big plans for Alice in 2024. She's not getting the use I'd like, so the rear of her is being converted into a camper. Plan is to travel more around the UK, exploring the unsurfaced tracks (have joined the Green Lane Association which has excellent info on r...
by Alicerover
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Leafers 'at the pit' gathering
Replies: 0
Views: 11423

Leafers 'at the pit' gathering

One to our UK members.
I'm planning on going to this years Leafers at the pit gathering, August Bank Holiday, and I was wondering if anyone else would be joining in?
by Alicerover
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

So, Alice has turned 40 this month, having first set out on her great adventure in August 1982. She has had a hard and purposeful life, so far, and continues to put a smile on my face every time we go out on a trip. So happy birthday Alice, not looking too shabby at 40!!! [img]https://i.ibb.co/hKNvr...
by Alicerover
Wed May 11, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

A question for our UK members. I am trying to find someone around Leicestershire who can do some welding repairs on the rear doors. They have rotted out in the usual places at the bottom corners, Google search just brings up the large garages and I need someone who will be sympathetic with the repai...
by Alicerover
Sun May 01, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

Yep, direct fit as I'm using the r380 tunel cover. Not a bad fit around the floor or bulkhead. Just need to do something where the fuse box fits in a defender. Really good product, very heavy and helped to reduce noise by quite a bit. I have already added sound insulation and I was looking for somet...
by Alicerover
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

I have been thinking this and how I use Alice, and I think I'm going to stick with the same tyre as I have been very impressed with their performance in all conditions and surfaces.
by Alicerover
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

So, another milestone achieved today. Alice has been part of the family now for 10 years!!! :o I have no idea where the time has gone, and I'm pleased to say that she it still rolling along taking me to work each day. Still got a few things I would like to get done some time, but like all Landover p...
by Alicerover
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 3.5 carb to 4.6 conversion advice
Replies: 5
Views: 7043

Re: 3.5 carb to 4.6 conversion advice

Swapping from 3.5 to the 4.6 is a logical and very doable conversion, the benefit being vastly increased torque and power meaning much more relaxed driving. As already mentioned, retro fitting for injection involves quite a bit of work (the fuel system will need to be changed to incorporate the High...
by Alicerover
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

Image

Here's the unit that fits quite nicely under the rear seat.
by Alicerover
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

https://i.postimg.cc/KzQLkcFZ/20210822-101253.jpg So, one of the other addions to Alice is the sound deadening mat kit from Wright Offroad. Now, this will fit Alice as I have the R380 trans tunnel, so I opted for a defender kit. So far I've fitted the footwell mat which has made the front look alot...
by Alicerover
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

https://i.postimg.cc/G3zGh7gR/20210814-115348.jpg So had a great afternoon exploring some of the lanes around Leicestershire. Alice took it all in her stride and happy to report that apart from a few more scratches no damage done. Really impressed with how the dampers are working, I would go as far...
by Alicerover
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

Yes, I opted to replace them all. The ride is certainly more compliant and I'm sure they would work well with a multi leaf set up.
It's a case of driving and playing with the adjustments.
Planning on trying them out offroad at the weekend so will report back.
by Alicerover
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

Yes, I opted to replace them all. The ride is certainly more compliant and I'm sure they would work well with a multi leaf set up.
It's a case of driving and playing with the adjustments.
Planning on trying them out offroad at the weekend so will report back.
by Alicerover
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

Yes, the springs are parabolic, Rocky Mountain items. They originally supplied me with some shocks, not sure what brand they were as there were no labels on them, but there damping effort was very high, requiring some effort to make them move. The rear end has always been ok, but the front end was r...
by Alicerover
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alice to the road!!
Replies: 211
Views: 153664

Re: Alice to the road!!

https://i.postimg.cc/hvqqV7hr/20210802-114716.jpg So, I regularly travel to work in Alice and there is a particular stretch of road that is 'not smooth' if you get my drift!! Every time I would drive over this particular stretch, Alice would be subjected to the most horrendous bashing through the s...