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Old 02 September 2005, 04:23   #11
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As to keeping the doors shut - in DEEP wading you actually have to open them to stop the vehicle floating away!!!

Come off it Codders- that load of tin will sink like a stone. Its not hermatic and there are enough gaps in the joints that you dont need windows.

Tell you what ,Codders bring yours to Nieuwport and will leave it on the ramp at low tide- you can even close the doors and windows and see if it floats!!!!!

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In all my years of swimming landies (bonnet deep) I have never suffered from them floating away!

Would be a nightmare at that depth to maintian speed and keep the door open!

Funny as you like though codders

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Believe it or not it is actually true!!!

In fast moving waters like rivers etc even a Land Rover will be swept away by the current - think on surface area!!!

The Royal Marines are the ex[erts in prepping them for REALLY deep wading - takes a long time - Land Rover actually do a proper kit for the job.

New brake resevoir cap - normal ones have a hole in them. Special dipstick - raise ALL breathers - the list is endless.

Land Rovers are pretty good as standard though - still the only vehicle I have seen with gaiters around the indicator and wiper stalks!!!
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Land Rovers... still the only vehicle I have seen with gaiters around the indicator and wiper stalks!!!
Loads of cars have them.... all Volvo cars and lorries used to have them. Only cosmetic I reckon if the water's that high, then it's time to bale out
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Loads of cars have them.... all Volvo cars and lorries used to have them. Only cosmetic I reckon if the water's that high, then it's time to bale out
Think they used to buy them off BL - believ it or not the Lambo diablo used indicator stalks off a Rover SD1 - Lambo bloke was NOT happy when I pointed that out to him...........
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Think they used to buy them off BL......
Err, umm, this is a bit chicken and egg, but it's more likely that a common component is bought from the same component supplier. It's surprising how little motor manufacturers actually make - usually the engine and body panels, although suppliers like Beans Engineering and Motor Panels used to make a lot of these as well.
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Err, umm, this is a bit chicken and egg, but it's more likely that a common component is bought from the same component supplier. It's surprising how little motor manufacturers actually make - usually the engine and body panels, although suppliers like Beans Engineering and Motor Panels used to make a lot of these as well.
It is the same with most things - which is why I go on about how little is REALLY new out there - I mean all lifejackets look the same - SOMEONE must have come up with the modern vest style first!!!

Same with computers - no matter what make you buy the bits inside will all be the same.

Also makes a mockery of people who insist on genuine parts - very few manufacturers make things like brakes - or waterpumps etc.
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In fast moving waters like rivers etc even a Land Rover will be swept away by the current - think on surface area!!!


That' not a real arguement - if I remember correctly on some of the images of the tseumi- we even saw 10 ton buses being swept away- and what happened earlier this year- wasnt' there some flash flooding in one of your welsh villages & everything seemed to have been swept away- I suppse that given enough velocity nothing can stand up to waterflow.

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In fast moving waters like rivers etc even a Land Rover will be swept away by the current - think on surface area!!!


That' not a real arguement - if I remember correctly on some of the images of the tseumi- we even saw 10 ton buses being swept away- and what happened earlier this year- wasnt' there some flash flooding in one of your welsh villages & everything seemed to have been swept away- I suppse that given enough velocity nothing can stand up to waterflow.

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True but I am on about normal river crossings - and take it from me - a vehicle full of water will be a LOT more stable than one full of air!!!
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The technical argument at issue here is more simply viewed if one compares the water to very "thick" wind, if an uplift from this and some inherrant bouyancy in the vehicle is sufficient to negate the friction of the tryres away you'll go.

Water also is pretty dense stuff, there arent many people who can actually stand in fast moving water above calf height, I didnt believe it till I tried it. I've also seen a diesel landrover with its backend floating up unable to move, doors and load area open etc.
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