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by Matt Braddish
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Sadly for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Sold today to a rather nice chap from Oxfordshire. I've told him about the site, hopefully he'll have a look.
by Matt Braddish
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Sadly for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Glen, The chassis is very good, at some point prior to my ownership it has had a new rear cross member and the previous owner repaired the bulkhead with new panels on the corners and new hinge posts so it is all very solid. I have spent a lot of time making it a nice useable Land Rover. If you need ...
by Matt Braddish
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Sadly for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Sadly for sale

The time has come for me to part with my Landy, I just don't have the time to tinker with it like I used to and running three vehicles is getting beyond a joke! I have put it on this website http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C286499 rather then Ebay and I think I have priced it reasonably. Hopefull...
by Matt Braddish
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Evening all from the Fens
Replies: 12
Views: 5380

Good skills, there's always a solution when you know where to look.
by Matt Braddish
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Evening all from the Fens
Replies: 12
Views: 5380

Hi, The only other method of establishing the chassis number might be to do an HPI check as though you were buying a second hand car. I imagine that this sort of check would provide you with both the chassis and engine number as well. It will obviously cost you a few quid unless you have a contact i...
by Matt Braddish
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: police colours
Replies: 7
Views: 2952

Have you got some pictures of it as mine too is an ex police. Its ex West Midlands and the number plate is two lower than the one that Seb probably mentions. I have repainted parts of mine as it needed new doors and I ended up contacting 'the paint man' based in Birmingham. He managed to mix up a pe...
by Matt Braddish
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Hello from Leicestershire
Replies: 12
Views: 5066

It was on Ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-St ... 45fe9935ed
Advertised with a galvanised chassis too. Nice looking motor, I like the original pressed ally' number plate.
by Matt Braddish
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Propeller shaft - front V8
Replies: 16
Views: 9371

This http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANDROVER-SER ... 1c1fb9df63
is on ebay at the moment if you still haven't sorted one out.
by Matt Braddish
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Head Gasket - Composite or Tin
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Head Gasket - Composite or Tin

Having got the top end apart to change the camshaft, I have decided to whip off the heads and re-seat the valves. Which gasket is the preferred choice. It seems that the composite is a better long term item, however it lowers the compression ratio on an engine with an already low ratio. Any advice w...
by Matt Braddish
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Propeller shaft - front V8
Replies: 16
Views: 9371

Hi,
If you have not had any luck yet, I would suggest these guys, http://www.davemacprops.com/DMPHOME.html they are extremely helpful and I would think that they will be able to re-build the prop to a much higher standard than a cheap aftermarket job and for less money!
by Matt Braddish
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Camshaft Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 6672

Camshaft Replacement

I am going to change the camshaft in the near future as it is giving all the signs of needing it. Just looking to hear from anyone who has changed one with the engine in-situ for any tips that they may have or things to watch out for, as it looks reasonably straightforward. I was going to buy a kit ...
by Matt Braddish
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Hullo, NE England checking in.
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

There's nothing wrong with lurking, I see it has featured on the LLOR forum as well. Despite the gearbox problems, it looks like you got a good buy there, When I bought mine, the gearbox was very noisy and like you, I changed it for a RR one. Its now like having an overdrive in 4th and cruises much ...
by Matt Braddish
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: hey everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Welcome to the forum, if you have any questions, I'm sure someone on here will know the answer. What force was it with and do you have any pictures of it?
by Matt Braddish
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Heater Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 5260

This has come up before and somebody suggested that the heater valve for a MK1 Golf will fit. I have not looked at one to see but if it works, it will be cheaper and easier to locate.
by Matt Braddish
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Guidance from the experts
Replies: 12
Views: 4736

Hi Nicholas, Welome to the forum. Having looked at your pictures, you have a nice looking SW there, if it were me, I wouldn't paint it, it will cost you money and may affect the re-sale in the future, people like originality. Give it a good cut and polish! You are right, the gear knobs over here are...