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 […]

The Borg Warner Unit and Tdi-ZF4HP22 Plate

Just a quick couple of photos to show the Borg Warner transfer box and the torque converter housing (to take the  place of the existing flywheel housing) to mate the ZF auto box to the 200Tdi. The Borg Warner unit has the same low ratio as any LT230, but has the 1.22 hi range ratio […]

July 2016

I am back in the UK with the family for a not so summery holiday.  It’s easy to forget how changeable the weather is here! I have been to check on the 109 and to give it a quick drive around the compound in all gear combinations to splash the oil about and prevent seizures. […]

Some new bits and plans

Well, there’s no chance of me putting any of this into place for a very long time, but I have bought a Range Rover Classic Borg Warner transfer box and a Discovery 200Tdi ZF22 automatic gear box and associated parts for a retrofit to the 109.  Both were very cheap and the ZF at least […]

Brief Visit, Feb 2016

I had a fleeting visit to the UK (I requested a specific flight pair that meant I flew my folks down to Dubai personally), and used the 24 hours in the UK for a few tasks, including checking on the house and the 109.  The result is that both are fine. I had arranged to […]