The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
1097 posts
Mar 22 2016
01 November 2016 - 11:28

You can pay from a grand upwards, so many different systems, it's a shop around conversion to get the best price for what you want

01 July 2016 - 18:04

Defo got gas, shoved 60 litres in the other day ,, going out to check hoses now, if you hear a bang ! It's me, lol.. Might give the petrol a fill up, if can get the gas sorted will cost me nothing to get home,, will post how I get on

01 July 2016 - 18:47

Gonna drive up on petrol, if we can sort it's a result, if not nothing lost, will bring lead and disc I have in case it's needed, tools are in the boot, so can help others where needed. Lpg is not the best apparently, landi renzo multipoint system,, we be there between 9 & 10 I would of thought,, see you all tomorrow,,

01 July 2016 - 18:51

Martyuk wrote:

OK, Question for someone who's coming tomorrow....

Anyone have a REALLY BIG spanner? I'm about to go an have a look at my steering box, but the replacement one doesn't have the arm on it, so will need to swap that over from my one... which means a BIG spanner/pipe wrench to undo the old nut.

I've got a huge adjustable spanner, will make sure it's in the car

07 July 2016 - 05:36

My other half did exactly the same, she parked up at work and left the shift in between reverse and park, I wasn't happy after walking a mile at 4am to find that was the problem,, Gotta just smile and grit your teeth,, 😁

17 July 2016 - 12:31

No vibrations, just an annoying clunk when turning the steering, check your front props uj's, I had a vibration and noise when I first got this one, everyone was saying it's coming from the wheels, wasn't till my prop sheared the UJ that I found it, lol, if you only get clicking turning one way, sure sign of UJ

07 July 2016 - 15:49

Gonna have to fill mine and see what mileage I get, cars comp is saying average 18.3 at the mo, despite playing cat and mouse all the way back with a sport and a 405,,

22 July 2016 - 05:48

Mine are each side of the manifold, I know Marty repositioned his, I would personally leave where you can get to the connectors in case of fault finding. One of my injectors is lazy on switch over, takes 10 seconds till its on all 8.. Once fitted you will notice the drop in your fuel bill for sure,,

14 July 2016 - 04:37

Hi guys, hope your all well, I'm continuing my fight to find the clunk I have when turning the steering,, island4x4 seem to list a shitpart replacement, was wondering if anyone has used one yet. I'm not happy using anything with that brand name. It's the last thing on the front to change, everything else has been swapped, never want to do another set of bearings, they were fun, didn't wanna come out,, a lot of heat and 30 ton press persuaded them, lol,, your opinions would be appreciated..

14 July 2016 - 05:50

Cheers OB, that's a weight of my mind, really didn't want the shitpart ones, will be on the phone as those guys open, thanks again

15 July 2016 - 02:04

Tell me about it, when I saw the price they wanted I nearly fell over,, they seem to like to punish us for having a p38 grrr, the bearings cost nearly double what a complete hub costs for a RRS. Think ive only got brakes pipes left and that's the underside done, unless I pull the body and send chassis off for powder coating,,

15 July 2016 - 16:23

The clunk I have is really weird, should of had a look at summer camp, but it was a wee bit muddy underneath, lol, I can't pinpoint which side, it's only when turning the steering, stationary or moving.. I've changed track rod bar, drag link, all ball joints, poly bushed everything, replaced steering box, flexi coupling upto steering column, front bearings, I'm crossing my fingers that it is a cv joint, if not I'm at a loss

16 July 2016 - 01:12

gordonjcp wrote:

Have you tried taking the drag link and track rod off, and seeing if you can move each part by hand to see what the clunk is?
Will find out today, it's going up on blocks, and not coming off till I find the clunk,

Well I changed both cv joints and took for a spin , looks like I've solved the problem at last, did find that the stabiliser bush ( think it's called panhard, correct me if I'm wrong ) is on the way out, the poly bushes supplied with the car were yellow ( shitpart) out done themselves , 6 months and well on the way to being replaced,,, my fault, should of checked before I fitted,, will replace with originals and get a good few years

07 August 2016 - 03:31

I've not used, so don't know about sequence changing, but sounds a bit odd too be honest, as for torque I would of though 70-80 max, I had a read up and it's said stretch bolts are about 85 torque after the 2 x 90 and once settled,, wish someone told mine that, lol

22 July 2016 - 12:15

Correct me if I'm wrong, 1 downside I see is once pipes are clamped your knackered if you wanna remove the bunch of bananas,, mine are piped into the bananas on top

23 July 2016 - 14:57

Thinking I might grab another manifold and do mine similar to yours, mine looks a bloody mess, I thinking of running 95% of the gas supply above the engine in copper, just to tidy it up, rubber hoses going everywhere at the moment,, may I ask how the gas fittings are fitted into the manifold ? Drilled, glued ?

31 July 2016 - 02:06

That's interesting, when my engine comes out in a few weeks, I'm going to strip front right wheel area down, will pop the bag out and have a look, drop steering box, generally have a good look around that wheel arch area, ive changed everything on the axle, so know that's not the problem.. Will report back when I do it..

23 July 2016 - 12:50

get ready for lots of comments about keeping your banana nice and clean,, lmao

28 July 2016 - 07:56

Orangebean wrote:

That's an interesting one Chris. <br>
From what I remember your Kahn's didn't look super wide. Do you run a lot of extra offset on them or something? <br>
I've not seen anything like this reported on other forums when others have put beefy boots on. Looks like you've discovered that rare beast- a truly new P38 problem...

Looks like mine has possibly had a front ender before, so could be a weak point, as I mentioned he's only come across this once before, but I'm grateful for his knowledge

28 July 2016 - 02:10

Ok, my on going fight to find the clunk when I turn the steering.. Looks like I might of finally solved the problem, had the car on ramp and floor but couldn't find the clunk, my stepdad walks in and first thing he says upon hearing the clunk, is,,, your chassis has a crack in it, I said don't be stupid.. But as per usual he's was right ( you can grow to not like people, lol) seems that the chassis doesn't like my 20" Khan wheels, the extra pressure of turning the wheels when not moving put a nice crack down the chassis between the steering box mountings, so in a few weeks time when I do the engine change, I'm gonna drop the steering box and get the mig out,,, oh joy !,, don't think I could ever sell this rig, I'd have an advert like a book the amount that's gone into getting it right,, so everyone this is a sign to look out for, also advice of don't change your wheels,,