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  1. Ben Stratford

    Hj60 seat

    Sold my front seats after fitting some from BMW X3 Much better
  2. Ben Stratford

    To drum or disc it

    Rear drums on my 40 and 60’s have been great for most conditions. But the drums did suffer when repeatedly submerged during stream crossings. But in all other situations they are good. The handbrake is also as good if not better than the 80’s that I had, but does need annual adjustment. If i...
  3. Ben Stratford

    Annual Report

    Another year gone in the blink of an eye! Cruiser running perfectly with 220k miles just clicked over so 30k this year. Quite uneventful with a new set of tyres and an arb bush the only requirements. Did get an engle fridge freezer in the end with an agm battery and redarc dcdc charger...
  4. Ben Stratford

    60 in need of a new home with lots of TLC

    It may yield some useful spares but its well past saving that one
  5. Ben Stratford

    60 up for grabs

    That certainly is diabollockall moggy!!
  6. Ben Stratford

    Headlamp condensation with LEDs

    Or just fit hot bulbs for a day then switch bak
  7. Ben Stratford

    60 up for grabs

    I've had a few 60's in my time and only come across air con on a couple of JDM imports and only LSD axles on the same. I have located an import vx with 12ht, cable lockers, aircon and auto and rust free chassis in uk. He wanted £12k 2 years ago but i am holding off, i know he paid £8k but his...
  8. Ben Stratford

    60 up for grabs

    He said it had difflocks and aircon but didnt send any evidence
  9. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Thats very kind of you @Roger i will PM if needed. Probably wont look at it for a few months though. Thanks ben
  10. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Thanks for raising these points Dave, much appreciated, will check everything thoroughly when i tackle the job
  11. Ben Stratford


    A couple of inches on Dartmoor
  12. Ben Stratford

    FZJ80R from Devon

    Auto caravan trailer erector?
  13. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Yes very quirky all round. I think my current vac pump fits, will check to confirm of course they plan the swap Dave. Another stressful job!
  14. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    What a find on ebay ... arrived today A 40 amp internal vr alternator that fits the 60. At last i have a spare! I can now sell my new spare external vr alternator which was a reserve plan
  15. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Thats a good shout roger. I didnt know the vac pumps had different splines aswell!!
  16. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    My current alternator part number is 27040 - 68030 for reference
  17. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Great info thanks Roger, Im hoping to find a spare internal vr 40a alternator to then have refurbed and fitted then do the same to the current 30 amp one to keep as a spare. Been looking for ages but no luck. May have to make some enquires to japan
  18. Ben Stratford

    Over charging.

    Well done Dave and Roger Could you advise what type of new alternator you have please?
  19. Ben Stratford

    Hi from south devon

    Hi Joe, looks like a good one. Welcome
  20. Ben Stratford

    greasing UJs.

    I have a Wanner which so far has been ok for the 60.
  21. Ben Stratford

    Hi from England

    Hi Megan, A hilux doublecab with a canopy for the back may also be a contender? Depends how you wsnt to use it. Just bought one for the wife to replace her Rav4 that has been written off. Welcome to the group
  22. Ben Stratford

    80 Series or 105 Series

    Hello Steve, Have you seen the LHD 200 series in eblag for under £16k? New bumpers, tyres, lift and winch would turn it into a very capable machine
  23. Ben Stratford

    BFGoodrich KO2 35000Km vs KO Review

    Not sure about the KO Dervis but my first set of KO2’s were excellent and managed 40,000 miles of irresponsible driving. So, just had another set fitted:
  24. Ben Stratford

    12v Ignition feed for stereo on 24v truck

    My 60 is 24V. I kept getting flat batteries, predominantly the near side which had 3 feeds from it. The cable connecting it to the main battery and the connectors were all dodgy too. The feeds were upsetting the balance between the batteries leading to one going flat every two weeks and the...
  25. Ben Stratford

    Overland Trip with HDJ80 - spares package suggestions

    I would change the hoses and belts before you go and consider even changing the alternator if unknown age. Flat batteries scare me! For spares, perhaps include wheel bearings and the ability to change them. Plus whats already been suggested
  26. Ben Stratford

    2019 Calendar - who wants one?

    Stonking calendar, thanks guys, especially October
  27. Ben Stratford

    12v Ignition feed for stereo on 24v truck

    Agreed, do not take anything from the second battery as a 12v feed or you will be replacing both batteries for fun. Ask me how i know!!
  28. Ben Stratford

    Interesting 60 (stack of spares)

    Get another one Higgy, only a few years and it will be free tax and no mot needed so costs will be minimal. Agree with Moggy, but they are strong and durable and as you said great fun
  29. Ben Stratford

    Interesting 60 (stack of spares)

    Bought my 60 off the same seller and was offered the green one for a grand extra at the time. The rear end is very poor underneath. An off road 2 door tray back conversion would be fun
  30. Ben Stratford

    Work work work

    Might have to eat a few everyday Nick !!
  31. Ben Stratford

    Work work work

    Still making the Pasties
  32. Ben Stratford


    The Best Advice Andy. Go for rust free if possible, the rest is easy to fix
  33. Ben Stratford

    what yer got?

    Lots of warm weather gear and a new hiking jacket so im ready for our two week holiday in the trossachs in march. Its only 501 miles away, should be a nice cruise in the 60
  34. Ben Stratford

    Got to be said.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Hoping Santa brings yet more accessories or parts to install and enjoy in 2019
  35. Ben Stratford

    BFG KM3s are here.....

    Saw some general X3’s in the flesh the other day. They really looked strong and capable. Ive just fitted another set of KO2’s though as the road handling is excellent on tarmac.
  36. Ben Stratford

    2019 Calendar - who wants one?

    Payment sent, thanks Crispin and to Chris for organising it. Address same as last year. Cheers ben
  37. Ben Stratford

    BJ71 resurrection

    I would change the oil filter and oil first even though it will be cold and probably viscous. Is there a cam belt to check out if its cracked or perished first? Clean out the air filter. Best of luck
  38. Ben Stratford

    Big Country Roof Rack

    Nice teeth tim!!
  39. Ben Stratford

    100 series 4.2TD GX manual from the southwest UK

    Dan, Fwiw please check the delivery valves: A year ago i had similar issues and found these leaking diesel and letting air in
  40. Ben Stratford

    60 Bling

    Its the Nardi Classic Wood 390mm with polished spokes. They also do satin or black spokes. They recommended the HKB OT-02 boss kit which was perfect. Need a new horn pin again though!!
  41. Ben Stratford

    Help from Uganda. 80 Series pulling left...

    Have you checked the brakes chris? Most of these issues that i have had are seized calipers. Hopefully its something simple.
  42. Ben Stratford

    Romania - Clive's House and Excursions

    That looks like a good covering Clive. I hope we have another beast from the east soon here as it was great fun last year up on the moors
  43. Ben Stratford

    3B chirping. 1987 BJ73

    Bearing in alternator or power steering belt tensioner?
  44. Ben Stratford

    60 Bling

    Not every ones cup of T but I like the look and feel of the wooden steering wheels. This is slightly smaller than the original and with the boss kit, its about 15mm nearer to me. Wont fully tighten until i know that its pointing straight!
  45. Ben Stratford

    Soggy brakes

    We went up to Toubkal in April and it snowed at the top. One lady had hyperthermia!!
  46. Ben Stratford

    Fj40 for sale

    Looks grest Tony, cant beat the look of a 40
  47. Ben Stratford

    Troopy "hardtop" vs ?

    Did the 40 series troopie come with a fibreglass roof or steel roof as options? Thats all i can suggest that may fit?
  48. Ben Stratford

    Indicator relay wanted

    Sorry Nick, i dont have a spare. You could try Cruiserworld if one cant be found in UK. Failing that I know a breaker in new zealand that has been good for me in the past
  49. Ben Stratford

    Hi from Fraser Coast OZ

    Hello Myles. A nice cruiser that one. Do you have any adventures planned? Fraser island perhaps?
  50. Ben Stratford

    Strange noise - bad surprise

    Both my 80 ‘s suffered the same issue. What shayne said or a new front pipe. The cheap ones seem to last about 5 years or so
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