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    We're doomed Capt Mainwaring, we're doomed!

    But that isn't the fault of kids or IT is it? That's someone, probably old, at the MMO deciding they want more paperwork to process. I have loads of paperwork for the farm. For me being able to fill in my forms online, especially when lots of them remember my answers from last year which...
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    We're doomed Capt Mainwaring, we're doomed!

    I think you'd be surprised at how many old fogies there are in nearly all software development projects. IT is definitely not the preserve of kids, and a lot of what kids in IT do is encode knowledge and experience.
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    We're doomed Capt Mainwaring, we're doomed!

    Computers know when you've remembered to take your medication. They know if you are up and about today because they know you've used the kettle and switched on the TV. Computers can alert a carer you need some "discrete assistance" rather than you having to alert them across a room of your...
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    Daughter wants a petrol 120 series

    Of all the bits that rot on an old 120 the exhaust would be the very least of my worries. I think you can find serious rot anywhere from the fuel tank (check the straps and where the straps bolt to the chassis) backwards. Circular section cross member. The upper control arm mounts on the...
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    Injector Swap

    I'm now on 198000 miles. Think I changed at 120000. Haven't hooked up Techstream for a while. Had to give my old laptop back to a previous employer and haven't tried to reinstall. But engine is quiet from cold still, and my gear stick doesn't throb at idle; both things "fixed" after the swap. I...
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    New car, well new to me

    The first Minors were side-valve engines. There definitely isn't an inline 850 (848) A-series. The A30 had the same 803 engine as the Minor. Could they have been called 850 at the time, before the 848 was a thing?
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    New car, well new to me

    I think it's a Minor 1000. Don't think they made an inline 850. It was an inline 803, same as the Austin A30. Transverse 850 was for the Mini.
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    New car, well new to me

    Very nice. Had a 1970 model as my second car, in 1992. Was talking to someone the other day about how old / different it looked even then. And yet it would be like having a car made in 1998 today which doesn't seem old at all! Put a Midget 1275 engine in mine, which were relative cheap and easy...
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    Road tax hike

    And mine. Can't remember what it was last year, but that seems like a huge jump? At least I'll have an even more robust response next time someone accuses me, as a cyclist, of not paying vehicle tax.
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    How do I get grease in this?

    Brilliant, thank you. Shaft nicely lubed again. That's much easier than my UJs!
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    How do I get grease in this?

    It’s a potters wheel. 30+ years old. The threaded cup is about 21mm 1.5 pitch, but I’m guessing really an imperial equivalent. I’ve never seen a fitting like this before. I’m guessing I need some sort of cap adapter for my regular (does my UJs) grease gun. But not knowing what it might be...
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    Anti-laning gathers pace....

    I don't think it should frighten anyone who is driving sensibly. There's a big "drive" where I live to cut down on the anti-social actions of motorcross / enduro bike riders. Like any community they have their idiots. I've been sprayed a few times with stones as they come past when I'm on a...
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    For fans of simple, off-roaders.

    Unfortunately it's never going to tow what I need, but for any journey I don't need to tow, and is under 40 miles I always take the Jimny over the LC. And for the off-roading I do it's way more maneuverable and doesn't sink up to its axles in mud. That said, my quad bike is better again, but...
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    For fans of simple, off-roaders.

    The Jimny looks to be back. Suzuki Sweden previewing it. Essentially a "commercial" version of the Gen 4 that disappeared in Europe due to emissions quotas. Be interesting to see what this does to the mad prices for Gen 4 models still on the forecourts...
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    B F Goodrich KO 2 on Prado 120

    I've got these in 265/70r17 on standard coil suspension on my LC3. On full lock they just about rub, but my plastic arch liners are a bit "flappy". Spare fits on the backdoor OK too, if that's a concern. I'll take a pic when it's not raining so hard!
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    Importing non-EU 78

    Basic IVA (no emissions test) is available for a limited set of vehicles including LHD and personal imports (that you've owned and lived with abroad for 6 months). You don't need an IVA at all if the (light goods) vehicle is more than 10 years old. A new RHD cruiser will need full IVA. The full...
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    Wind Turbines.

    I does beg that question, and of course the answer is different everywhere. It's relative to the people around you. In the UK we stop paying benefits to single people if they earn more than about £13500 a year. A couple with a child don't get benefits if their combined income is greater than...
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    Wind Turbines.

    Pretty damming, although I never realised Germany was in the same position. Shows how much we have to pay in benefits to people with jobs because their employers don't. We're all subsidising businesses who are getting away with paying their employees less than a living wage.
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    Wind Turbines.

    Spain is lower than I expected. UK bottom in Europe relative to income. Raw data here. My view, as a livestock farmer. Anything other than extensively reared meat is a waste. Cattle and sheep are a good way to get food from land you can only grow grass on. Pigs are a great way to turn food...
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    Wind Turbines.

    In the next 20 years population in England is predicted to grow by 15%. In the same period 65-84 yr old numbers are predicted to grow by 39%. Over 85s will grow by 106% Population growth definitely is a challenge. It's not "young population" that is driving growth though...
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    Wind Turbines.

    I'm assuming it's not the gas itself that freezes, but the equipment used to extract or move it.
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    Wind Turbines.

    Most of Texas's electricity is from natural gas. Yes many turbines have stopped working in the cold. But the gas freezing up is a much larger issue for them. Texas largely relies on natural gas for power. It wasn’t ready for the extreme cold. - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club]
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    Suction Control Valve Removal

    I agree the copper washers are a concern. All I can say is that 80,000 miles later the injectors (with aluminium washers from Toyota) are still going strong.
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    Delivery times from Amayama

    Anyone ordered from Amayama recently? Check out shows, " Because of the global reduction of flights, please allow 2 to 6+ weeks delivery delays for your orders. Thank you for understanding. " Part I want is showing delivery by Feb 21, which is about 2 weeks. Just wondered how accurate recent...
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    Purchases from Europe

    Ebay will collect the VAT on behalf of HMRC for goods worth less than £135 coming from the EU. Above that and the buyer will be reponsible.
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    Purchases from Europe

    3rd country duty on car parts is generally 4%. That's all you're going to save if theres a trade deal with those countries. You'll still pay VAT on the product, and the shipping cost.
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    quad bikes and compact tractors..

    I agree quads are more manouverable, but if you're mowing, or weed wiping you're only going to be going straight up and down slopes, and it's "exciting" coming down a steep slope with a petrol driven flail mower whirring away behind you on a bike. You'll also find that a lack of PTO makes...
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    The people have spoken

    I don't feel there is much arguing over the decision here any more. The decision has been taken. We know who thinks it was a good idea and who doesn't. We seem to be looking more at what has changed and what we can do to adapt. Given the details of our trading relationship was only signed last...
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    The people have spoken

    This is a familiar looking figure :think:
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    The people have spoken

    Ebay are adding on the VAT charges for goods coming from the EU and paying directly to HMRC. From July they will be doing the same thing going the other way. And some other complications.... https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/global-sales/2021-vat-changes Shouldnt be any payment required on...
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    The people have spoken

    Another complexity of our tariff-free deal I only fully realised yesterday. Goods are only tariff-free if the bulk of their value is added in the EU. I wanted to buy a US manufactured bicycle component from a seller in the Netherlands. Can't get it in the UK and postage from the US is a lot...
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    The people have spoken

    And I bet the MSM won't report this positive news that there will be more cash in the government's coffers to pay for Serco's Christmas party next year.
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    The people have spoken

    I *think* but don't quote me as I haven't tried it yet, that you also now have to pay VAT on imported second-hand goods from the EU. Previously when it was all one VAT region you only paid the VAT once, on the original sale. So second-hand parts imported from the EU should end up costing more...
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    The people have spoken

    Goods over £135, you should expect HMRC to charge VAT on at the point of release into the UK, and your courier should be billing you for this. And also charge you an admin fee for the privilege, and this is where the increase in carriage fees seems to be coming from. Some people are bundling it...
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    The people have spoken

    In summary the government is awful, and while I have a vote I can't really effect change because people in Lincolnshire might vote differently and bizzarely they are considered to be as important as me. In any case the real decision makers aren't voted in directly. So I propose we dissolve...
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    The people have spoken

    Not to worry though, because our fishing is in safe hands. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/13/fisheries-minister-admits-not-reading-brexit-bill-as-she-was-at-nativity
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    Corrosion on chassis rails :(

    The bracket is about £100 from Toyota. Probably not worth importing, but you could.... https://www.amayama.com/en/part/toyota/5102835020 Can't see why it needs the body off to do unless the rail is rotten on top. Mine has been welded up round there and it definitely wasn't body off, or even...
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    Toyota Land Cruiser j120 rear spring perch

    Could be the light but it looks like your panhard rod might be about to detach itself too.
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    Toyota Land Cruiser j120 rear spring perch

    Where has it rotted? They seem to go in the middle. in which case you can just cut a flat disk and weld it over the top which you'll need to get through an MOT. I've never seen anyone selling it as a part. Any decent fabricator should be able to knock one up if you want to do the whole thing. My...
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    The people have spoken

    That's an interesting spin. The report is here : Retailers to on-shore £4.2 billion¹ of products to the U.K. over the next 12 months as COVID-19 resets supply chain strategies - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club] It mentions Covid as the driver for reviewing manufacturing and supply chains. It does...
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    Advice on welding please

    Just sharing my woes on this because I'm generally more advanced than most in 120 rot! And destroying bushes, snapping control arms, etc. Those mounts onto the round cross member were the first thing to rot on mine. I fabbed new mounts and welded them on. I think one rotted the year before the...
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    Black paint on barns

    It's not banned. You're just supposed to be a professional user to apply it. Buy it off the shelf at most agri dealers. All our fence posts are creo soaked. You get some impressive burns handling it.
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    Injector Swap 2006

    Shows as 2005 when I look for it. EDIT : although if I read all the way to the bottom it does say manufactured in 2003, and LHD, etc. Odd. Date 01.2003 Framecolor 1D4 Trimcolor LB10 ProdPeriod 09.2002 - 08.2004 Options AT/MT: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION; Doors: 5-DOOR; Steering...
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    Injector Swap 2006

    Cars that should have been recalled for dodgy seals were Model Vin Range Manufacture date KDJ125 JTE AZ29J# 00019035-00050831 June,2004 Through October,2007 KDJ120 JTE BZ29J# 00049705-00160767 June,2004 Through October,2007 But if they're still running round now I'd be surprised if...
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    Screeching wiper spindle

    I have one of those. I can't remember why, but it didn't work.
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    Screeching wiper spindle

    I'm on my 3rd linkage. Grab the wiper arm where it joins the spindle and see if you have any play. A couple of mm is OK, you may find a lot more. Milners sell pattern parts for about £60. Originals are about £150. If I could have got hold of an original in a hurry when I replaced the last one I...
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    2006 3ltr D landcruiser j120

    Just turned 196,000. Coolant is due a change. Touch wood, other than injectors engine has been problem free. A couple of timing belts and a water pump as a precaution. As with all of them it'll be rot that does for it. Had two new cross members fabricated, both rear coil spring mounts, rearmost...
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    2006 3ltr D landcruiser j120

    80,000 miles on the replacements now. Have to do it again in a year or two!
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    2006 3ltr D landcruiser j120

    Mine did exactly that for a long time. Fixed overnight when I changed the injectors.
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    Rear door not latching

    You can operate it from the inside, but you have to pull the door panel away and force your hand into a small, sharp-edged hole. I would not recommend this. The screwdriver is to work the latch you can see, and you photographed, back and forth, to free it, and any local mechanism from gunk...
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