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by acg
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for 16" Factory Alloys for 2003 Disco 2
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Looking for 16" Factory Alloys for 2003 Disco 2

I am currently on 18" wheels on my 2003 Disco 2. Looking to possibly switch over to 16" factory alloys. Looking for 7 wheels (5 for the Disco and 2 for my trailer). Or I can take 5 wheels. Is anyone looking to get rid of their 16" wheels? The wheels have to be off a Disco 2 or P38, not a Disco 1 (di...
by acg
Thu May 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1325

Re: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park

https://youtu.be/fSx3Yo-FWGQ This video was created as a message to thank our volunteers and sponsors. Unfortunately, my video of the Series-1 trucks (e.g., Marty Rothman) and the 101 cabover was corrupted. It could not be edited into the video. If anyone has a video of these trucks, please send it ...
by acg
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Defender @ Vancouver Auto show 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Defender @ Vancouver Auto show 2019

I believe this is the same truck. Gorgeous indeed!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9936
by acg
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 96 D1 - 2 button remote fobs stopped working
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: 96 D1 - 2 button remote fobs stopped working

Marty,

This is an option which I have seen guys from the other forums use with success:

https://remotekey.co.uk/land-rover/land ... 9956-2000/

Good luck!
by acg
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: The king of Sahara
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: The king of Sahara

Great article Marty! Thanks for sharing.
by acg
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Sunny Club Run - Indian Arm - Sunday 2nd December
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Sunny Club Run - Indian Arm - Sunday 2nd December

Hi Andy,

Thanks for organizing the run. It was fantastic as usual. Great to see everyone again!

Andrew
by acg
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Spotted in Tibet
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Spotted in Tibet

Cool idea! But he forgot something..... the toilet paper holder! :D

P/S. I hope your trip to Tibet was enjoyable.
by acg
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Clutch Replacement Vancouver Area
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Clutch Replacement Vancouver Area

Why not do it your self, its not hard. Im sure that Rovalution and the other shops do good work, but at the end of the day they are working against the clock and if they can cut corners, they will. Tony, Pretty harsh words about cutting corners. Just trying to understand the context of your comment...
by acg
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Arctic Circle
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Arctic Circle

Congrats to you, Chris and Pippa!!!
by acg
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Wheels Event - Off-Road Run - Sat, 6th October
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Wheels Event - Off-Road Run - Sat, 6th October

Hi Andy,

My truck is still in the shop awaiting the arrival of my transfer case from the UK. It looks like I am not going to be able to make it this weekend. Enjoy the run!
by acg
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

Bill E. wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Wishful thinking I'm afraid. Andrew told us he already deleted the Rotoflex. Hopefully he'll dial in and tell us the diagnosis, I'm also interested.
It was the transfer case which was falling apart internally. An Ashcroft replacement is on its way from the UK.
by acg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Wheels Event - Off-Road Run - Sat, 6th October
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Wheels Event - Off-Road Run - Sat, 6th October

Hi Andy,

I would live to join in on the run assuming that I can get my truck sorted out in the next couple of weeks. Thanks!
by acg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Defender 147 Pickup
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Defender 147 Pickup

I was in Rovalution a couple of weeks ago and saw this gorgeous 147 Defender pickup. I chatted with the owner Mike. This is a beautiful truck. He spared no expense in customizing the truck, e.g., I recollect teak or some form of hardwood for the floorboard inn the pick up body. I mentioned Founders ...
by acg
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

Once again, a shout out to Andy for leading a great trip. Sorry I had to bug out a day earlier. I was able to make to make it to Rovalution and left the Disco there. Rob was kind enough to give me a ride home. Thanks Rob!
by acg
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

Andy,

Thanks for the info. See you this Sat!
by acg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

Hi Andy,

I have a gas guzzling 4.6 V8. Do you think I will need to bring extra petrol?

Thanks!
by acg
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

I am looking forward to this run!
by acg
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Bridgestone Dueller 255/70R18 (Set of 4 tires for $100 total)
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Bridgestone Dueller 255/70R18 (Set of 4 tires for $100 total)

Bridgestone Dueller 255/70R18. The set of 4 tires for $100 total (they retail for over $200 EACH at Canadian Tire). Lots of tread left. Not using them as I ended up going to a different tire size. I need my garage space back! My cell number is 604 - three seven nine - two six zero zero if interested...
by acg
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Disco 2 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Disco 2 Build

Balmer Fab in Abbotsford has a set of Disco rock sliders available for sale. The info is in a July 5th post:

https://www.facebook.com/BalmerFabrication/

I have a set of his sliders and it is very well made.
by acg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 2 inch lifts for Discovery 2
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: 2 inch lifts for Discovery 2

This is my Disco with 275/65R18 (32") on the 2" lift: http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album656&id=DSC_7805 (Thanks to Dave V for use of this pic) This is the largest tire which I could run without encountering major rubbing issues on the front wheel. 2" lift is the mos...
by acg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 3018

Re: Vancouver Island Rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018

My kids and I had a great time! Thanks to the Vancouver Island crew for making our trip so enjoyable!!!
by acg
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Vancouver Island rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Vancouver Island rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018

Hi, just checking in with the Roverlanders from the mainland side... what time are you planning to take the ferry? I am planning to take the 3.15 pm Twassassen - Duke Point ferry on Friday.
by acg
Tue May 29, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Vancouver Island rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Vancouver Island rally In The Valley June 8,9&10 2018

My 3 sons and I plan to be there!
by acg
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Important Message for All Forum Members
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Important Message for All Forum Members

Marty,

Thanks for volunteering your time on managing the website. I like the new look and feel.
by acg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=kqr7koHbCiw Please thank and support the donors who made this event possible: 4WDABC Atlantic British Backroads Mapbooks Balmer Fabrication BC Overland Rally NW Overland Rally Fjallraven Global Roamerdrive Hesp Automotive Kakadu Camping Lake...
by acg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Chase Off-Road Run Sunday 15th April
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Snowflake Chase Off-Road Run Sunday 15th April

Carl, thanks again for spotting me on the overhang!
by acg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Chase Off-Road Run Sunday 15th April
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Snowflake Chase Off-Road Run Sunday 15th April

Great and successful expedition to seek snow! It was great to see everyone again. Here is a 3D track of our run:

https://www.relive.cc/view/g19689102866

See you at the next run!
by acg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

There is another special event happening in Chilliwack on the same day as Founders Days. Any Series owners wanna take part and herald the old days of Land Rovers as a farming tractor?
by acg
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

Bryan, It will be great to see you again. We take our dog to Menzies Pet Hospital. Great service. However, I checked their website and noticed they do not offer emergency service. The Family Pet Hospital appears to offer emergency services if needed. I suggest it is best to call them to inquire and ...
by acg
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: It drives me crazy .....
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: It drives me crazy .....

Ha, yep you must be at the wrong one. This Sunny Steveston is all about elevation, I think we are -1m below sea level so all the rain passes over us and dumps when it hits the North Shore mountains or drops down in the Fraser valley. That's my positive thinking anyhow .... Yes, good idea about addi...
by acg
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Sliders for a Discovery II
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Sliders for a Discovery II

I recommend Darin at Balmer Fab in Abbotsford who did my sliders (same bolt-on design):

https://www.facebook.com/BalmerFabrication/

https://scontent.fyvr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5AEB6E8F
by acg
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Rover landers Winter 2017 Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Rover landers Winter 2017 Magazine

Agreed! I just got my magazine in the mail. Great content despite less activities this year. Pamela did a great job on the magazine.
by acg
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: Seat covers

Beautiful truck Tony! I would love to swing by your place and take a closer look at your beauty.
by acg
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Year Run October 14-15
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: End of Year Run October 14-15

Here are some videos for you to enjoy! Sorry there is no audio. I am still trying to figure out the dash cam operation. Behind Alex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMu_7T67e4U Behind Andy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODI3npWlZIQ Andy's Defender logging truck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXOKR0...
by acg
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Year Run October 14-15
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: End of Year Run October 14-15

It was great to see everyone again! Here are the 3D maps of our runs. Sat (from Chilliwack to Cabin Lake): https://www.relive.cc/view/r9534999923 https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/embed/2117859965 Sun (from Cabin Lake to Boston Bar): https://www.relive.cc/view/g14905172510 https://connect.g...
by acg
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Year Run October 14-15
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: End of Year Run October 14-15

I will be waiting for you guys between exit #120 and #123 off Hwy 1.... just after you pass through Chilliwack and on the stretch parallel to the Chilliwack Airport.
by acg
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Year Run October 14-15
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: End of Year Run October 14-15

ANDYD wrote:Yeh, yeh ... you just want an extra 30mins in bed Andrew lol ...

No worries. I will give you a call as we are departing Whatcom Rd. and we will pick you up in the normal spot on Hway 1
Thanks Andy! 30 mins less driving means less oil leaking all over Hwy 1 :D
by acg
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Year Run October 14-15
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: End of Year Run October 14-15

I am looking forward to the run. I live in Chilliwack. Can I meet the caravan in Chilliwack off Hwy 1 instead of meeting the group at Whatcom Road (i.e., opposite direction)?
by acg
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Land Use Issues and Road Access
Topic: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?

Hi Marty,

I can't do it this weekend, but possibly Monday Oct 9th (which is the Thanksgiving long weekend).
by acg
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Land Use Issues and Road Access
Topic: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?

Andrew, I would like to do it as a final shake down for my Discovery while travelling with someone else - but time is iffy for me for a while and it starts getting white up there soon. If time works out I will put up a post. It is a very easy day drive - if you get a decent start time sort of leave...
by acg
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Land Use Issues and Road Access
Topic: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?

The East Harrison to Boston Bar is very nice drive, I have done that route a fair bit. There is a small campground to the left just after you hit the Nahatlatch Fsr heading towards Boston Bar that is nice place to stop and eat. It is a little tricky to find as is it and almost 180 deg left turn tha...
by acg
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Land Use Issues and Road Access
Topic: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: suggestions for 1 day solo trip out of Vancouver?

The East Harrison to Boston Bar is very nice drive, I have done that route a fair bit. There is a small campground to the left just after you hit the Nahatlatch Fsr heading towards Boston Bar that is nice place to stop and eat. It is a little tricky to find as is it and almost 180 deg left turn tha...
by acg
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Parts ordering...
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Re: Parts ordering...

I also use British Parts of Utah from time to time for my Disco:
http://bputah.com/
by acg
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: LR Servicing in the Fraser Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: LR Servicing in the Fraser Valley

Here is an excellent video from Atlantic British for learning to replace the transmission filter and gasket:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuL-fX00ifU

In fact, Atlantic British has some excellent videos for Disco DIYers.
by acg
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: LR Servicing in the Fraser Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: LR Servicing in the Fraser Valley

Philchan,

Welcome to Disco ownership. The throttle heater body gasket replacement is a relatively easy repair which takes about an hour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_exEwsaz0

Feel free to contact me if you have any question on your new baby.
by acg
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Radio for club events
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: Radio for club events

sailourboy wrote:As long as you have an Amateur Radio Operator's license!
Yes, excellent reminder. Craig and I took ours at the Chilliwack Radio Club a few years ago. The next one is offered on Nov 18/19:

http://www.chwkarc.ca/courses/
by acg
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Radio for club events
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: Radio for club events

This is a hand held unit which I bought a few years ago on based on a recommendation from Dave Blair:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MA ... UTF8&psc=1

It has worked well for me. It has been a few years and there may be an updated version to this model.
by acg
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Welder/fabrication help
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Welder/fabrication help

Balmer Fab in Abbotsford did a bunch of work for me (front and rear bumper, rocksliders, roof rack modification). There are some pics of the work on my red Disco on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BalmerFabrication/

Darin is the owner.
by acg
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Blowdown Pass 1-2-3 Adventure - Sat 29th July 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6277

Re: Blowdown Pass 1-2-3 Adventure - Sat 29th July 2017

What great three days. Thanks to the club leaders for organizing and leading the runs. Here are the Relive simulations of our runs for each day. Relive takes Garmin tracks and converts them into 3D visualizations. . Enjoy! :) DAY ONE Please note: my Garmin device stopped tracking just short of day's...