109 front Final drive unit, ATB and 4.1:1

I have completed the refurbishment of the second hand final drive unit and 4.1:1 gear set with the Ashcroft ATB.  The axle will get Ashcroft 24-23 spline shafts to make it all fit later. The used assembly was sourced locally and was from a late Discovery with the Rotoflex coupling. The centralising spigot in the […]

109 Differentials, Oct 2020

Still being overseas and away from my vehicles, there hasn’t been much to report, especially since I can’t even travel back to give it a quick drive and check over. Those who have read this blog in the past will be aware that I find the 109 undergeared with the Tdi, overdrive and otherwise standard […]

June 2019 Update

I have just visited the storage compound to pay the annual bill and exercise the 109 to splash the oil about and keep everything moving.

July 2018, Old LRe Magazine Articles

It has been a while since I have had anything substantive to add.  I have a work trip to Stansted tomorrow, so I’ll be going to check on the 109 and giving it a short drive around the storage facility; I hope it fires up as easiy on previous visits, but it has now been […]

March 2017 Update

I have just been back to check on the 109 and give it a quick drive around the compound.  It is a bit manic doing an eight hour overnight flight (over 11 hours on duty, including the pre and post flight tasks), getting to Birmingham, collecting the hire car, rushing to the crew hotel for […]

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