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Old 20 August 2005, 05:41   #1
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Keep the doors closed!

Clip shows a flooding road (tidal). You have to see the rate of flood to believe it!

Early part - waiting for tide to come in
Mid part - driving out onto road as tide goes out
Last part - tide coming back in again

Sorry about the unregister notice , will try and remove soon. My kids filmed most of it so things are a bit shakey, but worth a watch anyway.

Also shows superiority of Landrover (again) as there were plenty of 4x4s but no one willing to go...

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Old 20 August 2005, 09:17   #2
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Also shows superiority of Landrover (again) as there were plenty of 4x4s but no one willing to go...

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Not really sure what that proves! Other than the 'other' 4x4 owners weren't prepared to sign up for countless corrosion related structural, mechanical and electrical headaches in the coming months/years!

God help the poor bugger that unwittingly buys your Disco!
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Old 20 August 2005, 10:21   #3
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Not half. I may have a snorkel fitted to the 90, but any time it goes near the coast I attack it with a pressure washer.
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Land Rovers in my area do stuff like that every day - as long as you wash them down with plenty of fresh water afterwards they last years.

As to keeping the doors shut - in DEEP wading you actually have to open them to stop the vehicle floating away!!!
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I can't download any of your stuff Doug, how about a web address?

Nice to see you back,

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Land Rovers in my area do stuff like that every day - as long as you wash them down with plenty of fresh water afterwards they last years.

As to keeping the doors shut - in DEEP wading you actually have to open them to stop the vehicle floating away!!!

What you mean is you have to keep the doors closed to stop them RUSTING AWAY
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Agreed on the corrosion, it is normally the areas you cannot get to with the waxoyl that take you by surprise. However 20 mins with the pressure washer and all was back to normal. The real purpose of the clip was to show the speed of the tide. At one end of the road (5.5km) there is a bar with some photos. It shows a number of lorries,coaches,camper vans, cars and people in various states of distress, despite the huge warnings, flashing lights and danger of death signs.

If you are ever in the area (40 kms south of St Nazaire France) take a look, but check the tide tables first!!

Thanks for looking, and now I know how to do it, I shall try to upload more.

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PS Hi again Andy, had not really gone away, just been a bit busy.
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I can't download any of your stuff Doug, how about a web address?


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Doug... you are mad... you deserve a medal... Would love to try that in my landy but the chassis is bad enough at 36...
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Old 01 September 2005, 13:00   #10
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Quite funny really

Well well

There I was spouting off about how cool Landrovers are and how you can wade up to 700mm in Sea Water when:

Phone call from my wife - Landrover broke down in our driveway, unable to move forwards or backwards. Blocked in her car (yaris) and my bike trapped in garage.....

Investigation later that evening revealed handbrake seized on. Strip down entire brake mech. (after removing rear propshaft) because in my own mind some seeds of doubt were growing regarding the ingress of sea water and the handbrake mechanism....

3 hours of horizontal grunting and I had found the problem.

Nothing wrong whatsoever with the brake!

The w****** who had recently MOTd it, had broken (and removed) the thumbweel adjuster (inside car, 5 mins work to fix) and the brake cable had adjusted itself up slightly more every time we had used it....

The drum and mechanism were perfect by the way.

Just waiting for the skin to grow back on my knuckles now

Doug

Kinda glad it didn't happen when the tide was coming in!
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