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by withabix
Wed May 18, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Spotted in qualicum and now heading home with me!
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: Spotted in qualicum and now heading home with me!

DrRangelove wrote:Wheres that little beauty been hiding?!

Under a pile of stuff by the look of it!
by withabix
Wed May 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Sat May 21st - Van Dusen Garden
Replies: 26
Views: 9803

Re: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Sat May 21st - Van Dusen Garden

withabix wrote:Quite fancy the Whistler run on the Sunday, but haven't made up my mind yet...
Guess I'm not doing the Whistler run - Sold Out!

ABFM still 'open' for Registration if anyone hasn't decided yet....
by withabix
Wed May 11, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Sat May 21st - Van Dusen Garden
Replies: 26
Views: 9803

Re: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Sat May 21st - Van Dusen Garden

Registered for it last week, so hope to get there! Was going to go last year but it got booked-out, so just went for a wander round.

Quite fancy the Whistler run on the Sunday, but haven't made up my mind yet...
by withabix
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Vancouver International Car Show March 23-27
Replies: 2
Views: 2661

Re: Vancouver International Car Show March 23-27

Nearly on the CBC website, but not quite....

See top photo!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3505035
by withabix
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Where to get Redline MTL on Vancouver Island?
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Where to get Redline MTL on Vancouver Island?

Lordco stock it, although when I was looking for some, they were a bit pricier than other suppliers. I got mine from Mopac in Langley (but that obviously doesn't help you!) - they were much cheaper than anyone else and just down 200St from work! I paid $17/quart, but I expect the price will depend o...
by withabix
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: PHP issues sending messages??
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

Re: PHP issues sending messages??

I think the messages are actually getting through, it's just that the page doesn't return you to where you came from....
by withabix
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Founders Day 2016 - Sat 20th Feb
Replies: 37
Views: 12683

Re: Founders Day 2016 - Sat 20th Feb

Andy, what's the turn-up time next Saturday to help setting up?

Can't PM you as it's broken....

Thanks

Iain
by withabix
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Shared Container Shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Shared Container Shipping

It SHOULD be cheaper to ship via the short sea route (Liverpool or Southampton to Montreal) and then on to rail across Canada than it is to ship to Vancouver (via the Panama Canal) It was when we shipped a 40' sea can (House contents + Defender) from the UK in November 2013. Don't forget to consider...
by withabix
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Who's is this one on the road up to Cypress Mountain?
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Who's is this one on the road up to Cypress Mountain?

I've seen it there every time I've been up there, so I assume it 'lives' up there....
by withabix
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: 2,000,000th Series/Defender 90 - HOW MUCH????
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: 2,000,000th Series/Defender 90 - HOW MUCH????

Well exactly.

Foreign (ie overseas) buyer as well.
by withabix
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: November club gathering and off road fun - Sat Nov 21st
Replies: 13
Views: 5017

Re: November club gathering and off road fun - Sat Nov 21st

I scored free Canucks tickets for Saturday, so (yet again!!) I will not make it.

Rats.
by withabix
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Defender Heat
Replies: 21
Views: 3686

Re: Defender Heat

island dormy wrote:House pressure can be as high as 120 lbs.
Is that all??

If you've got fire sprinklers and an incorrectly adjusted PRV on the non-fire 'domestic' circuit, you could be seeing 170psi... :shock:
by withabix
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Land Use Issues and Road Access
Topic: Harrison West - Aug 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3142

Re: Harrison West - Aug 2015

Closure area map, showing actual fire boundary in red:

http://bcwildfire.com/ftp/!Project/Wild ... 07%201.pdf

It would appear to be that very area...
by withabix
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: gear oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: gear oil

mepham55 wrote:Redline($24/L!) or Amsol($14/L) are all I found on Vancouver island. Where are you located?
The Amsol I found at trotac marine in Victoria. Been fine in my roamerdrive for the last 500 miles.
Matt
Redline MTL was $17/quart at Mopac earlier this year.
by withabix
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: gear oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: gear oil

Redline MTL seems to be the most readily available.

Not sure where you are located, but I found Mopac Auto Supply in Langley (just off 200th near HW1) to be the best price by quite a bit (and had plenty in stock).
by withabix
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Photo gallery down?
Replies: 6
Views: 2883

Re: Photo gallery down?

Still down....

Must be the heat!
by withabix
Sun May 17, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Special Land Rovers
Topic: Grizzly Torque Restoration
Replies: 49
Views: 16475

Re: Grizzly Torque Restoration

Saw Grizzly Torque yesterday - looking very good.

Shame there weren't many more Landys there - I left it too late as the event was completely sold out vehicle-wise.
by withabix
Sun May 17, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: classic mini
Replies: 3
Views: 3076

Re: classic mini

I like this quote: "Foreign sellers were defrauding American consumers who thought they were purchasing a vintage car," said Nancy Lewis, associate administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation, "when in fact they were purchasing a potentially unsafe car." I'm 110% certain that the buyer kn...
by withabix
Fri May 15, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: ABFM Saturday 16th May 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 6494

Re: ABFM Saturday 16th May 2015

We're going!
by withabix
Wed May 13, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: How easy it can be to roll a Defender
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: How easy it can be to roll a Defender

Good opportunity to inspect the chassis

That'll buff out

(and other daft comments...)


Short wheel base more prone to that than a LWB I guess....
by withabix
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Spotted in Walnut Grove today...Stealth Defender
Replies: 0
Views: 1666

Spotted in Walnut Grove today...Stealth Defender

Looks like a nice Defender.

Would have stopped and accosted the owner, but I was travelling incognito (well, in a RAM anyway...)

Anybody's on here?
by withabix
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Looking to buy some container space
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: Looking to buy some container space

Unfortunately that's probably about the right price...

I assume you've priced Roversnorth including delivery (or a one-way with a U-Haul trailer yourself?) to make sure self-import is actually worthwhile?
by withabix
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Looking to buy some container space
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: Looking to buy some container space

How much were you quoted? I would suggest the best place to ask would be on the Canada forum on the Britishexpats website: http://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/ You would probably have to use a groupage company either at the UK end or at Montreal or a Shipping Agent to deal with the customs clea...
by withabix
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 26th April: Langley 10th Annual St George's British Motoring
Replies: 0
Views: 1467

26th April: Langley 10th Annual St George's British Motoring

Not usually more than the odd Landy there, but always a good opportunity to see some really nice old British cars and Fort Langley makes for a nice alternative to shopping on a Saturday...

http://www.lambscarclub.com

At the Fort Langley Community Hall
by withabix
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Club Run - Hut Lake - Sun March 15th 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4083

Re: Club Run - Hut Lake - Sun March 15th 2015

Look like you had fun!

Have been too busy the last few weekends looking at houses. With the essentials like the right garage door height. The house, location, garden and view were important as well.

All sorted now, moving in May.

Hopefully I will have time to get out and abut a bit this year!
by withabix
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Newly, please help!
Replies: 22
Views: 5536

Re: Newly, please help!

Mine came from a chap in Sunderland who refurbishes them. Mine was more original than refurbished - depends on the actual condition vehicles he sources as to what work is needed. He gets the LHDs from Germany usually. He isn't the most expensive (and better value than some very commercial refurbishe...
by withabix
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 2000 Defender 110 TD5
Replies: 11
Views: 4440

Re: 2000 Defender 110 TD5

It definitely needed new wheels to finish it off!
by withabix
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: The 2015 Defender Import
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: The 2015 Defender Import

Can't be done. Otherwise most of us would probably have one on order! Even I couldn't bring a newer one as part of my personal possessions as an immigrant, although I could have brought a new one in temporarily as a TFW, but I would have had to export it or destroy it again (and prove it) if I becam...
by withabix
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Feb Club run -Sunday 15th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 6823

Re: Feb Club run?

withabix wrote:Could be up for next weekend.
Apparently not....she who must be obeyed says we are walking rescue dogs in Richmond on Sunday!
by withabix
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Feb Club run -Sunday 15th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 6823

Re: Feb Club run?

Could be up for next weekend. I've removed the rear anti-roll bar (as I pulled a ball joint out on one end on the Founders weekend run! - should have taken it off previously....), changed the axle and diff oils and greased my nipples this weekend, so could do with a 'run' as an excuse not to do the ...
by withabix
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Top Gear, Series 22 Episode 4 has a Land Rover feature
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

Top Gear, Series 22 Episode 4 has a Land Rover feature

For those of you who can get BBC iPlayer (via a DNS etc), there's a Land Rover feature next Sunday. "Richard Hammond marks the imminent demise of the legendary Land Rover Defender with a heart stopping attempt to drive one straight up the side of a dam. The Hamster is a dedicated Landy fan, owning a...
by withabix
Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Oils fror 300 tdi Defender
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Oils fror 300 tdi Defender

In Calgary, Mopac has tons of it. Around $14 a liter the last time I was there. They have a store in Surrey. It might be higher cost now as I have not bought in awhile from there. Another store that comes up on Redline's site: http://www.driversedgeautosport.com/redline_MTL.html $19.50 I was just c...
by withabix
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Showing of the Original "The Rover Boys" Foster/Bateman Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Showing of the Original "The Rover Boys" Foster/Bateman

Not going to make it today unfortunately, so that makes space for 2 more people if it's fully subscribed (as we were on 'the list').
by withabix
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Oils fror 300 tdi Defender
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Oils fror 300 tdi Defender

Talking of Redline MTL, has anyone found any good prices for this?

Lordco want $26+ taxes per quart, so about $87 for a gearbox full.
by withabix
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: We got coverage on BBC
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: We got coverage on BBC

Very good picture of my fuel filler cover! http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/624_351/images/live/p0/2j/9c/p02j9c09.jpg If anyone is interested, they are approx $13 including delivery anywhere in the world, three for $35 for plain ones, or various designs (such as mine) for just over $14 each. Here:...
by withabix
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Series llA Manuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: Series llA Manuel?

Downloaded it and got this....


Image

:D
by withabix
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Series llA Manuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: Series llA Manuel?

........
by withabix
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google Earth Pro is now FREE (used to be $399)
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Google Earth Pro is now FREE (used to be $399)

Came up on another forum.

May be useful to some of you:

http://google-latlong.blogspot.ca/2015/ ... -free.html
by withabix
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Run on Sunday?
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

Re: Snowflake Run on Sunday?

If anyone wants to see where they went today, the file in the following Dropbox link can be opened in Google Earth or Garmin Basecamp or similar: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mle23fjydl8chxt/Roverlanders250115.kmz?dl=0 This was tracked using a DeLorme Earthmate PN-60, but there are probably phone apps ...
by withabix
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Founders Day - Saturday 24th January 2015 at 11am
Replies: 24
Views: 7051

Re: Founders Day - Saturday 24th January 2015 at 11am

Great to see so many Landies old and new. Many thanks to the organizing 'Team' for their hard work in putting on the event. Maybe it needs a larger venue for next year - I noticed there has been a suggestion for an outdoor summer event instead. Has anyone though about somewhere like Thunderbird Show...
by withabix
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Run on Sunday?
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

Re: Snowflake Run on Sunday?

Looks like it will be a Pineapple Chase!
by withabix
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Alaskan Off Road Warriors on the History Channel
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Re: Alaskan Off Road Warriors on the History Channel

He certainly does.

So does the one with the Einstein hair as well.

In fact, they are pretty much all wankers apart from the woman and the driver of the truck with the camouflaged wanker who is scared of heights....

Oh...and where are the crew and the fuel tanker hiding????
by withabix
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Run on Sunday?
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

Re: Snowflake Run on Sunday?

Me and the missus will be there (and Founders Day).
by withabix
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1959 Series 2 project
Replies: 21
Views: 7492

Re: 1958 Series 2 project

If it was imported that colour, it was probably AA Yellow...
by withabix
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello + LR2 introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Hello + LR2 introduction

timxxv wrote: half an SD1
Is that because the rest of it has turned to iron oxide?

Apparently at the end of 2013 there were only 86 left on the road in the UK.
by withabix
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snowflake Run on Sunday?
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

Re: Snowflake Run This Sunday?

You're a week out :)

Founders Day is 24th, Snow Flake Run is 25th
by withabix
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Roof top tents for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: Roof top tents for sale?

Looked in to the Smittybilt roof tent online a few months ago. Assuming its a 'Smittybilt 2783' (I think its the only one anyway), If you get one delivered from the USA to a parcel drop near the border, you can get them for as low as $US 800. Amazon.com themselves had them for $900 iirc. The ladder ...
by withabix
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: New Website
Replies: 12
Views: 3501

Re: New Website

Working now.

I guess Dave found the problem!