1000 subscribers

Written by ralph on December 31st, 2014. Posted in Ralph's blog, Videos

I just thought it was worth mentioning that today we have reached the milestone of 1000 subscribers to our YouTube channel.
It’s nice to know that people are still interested in our aimless babbling. 🙂

Its a nice way to enter the new year.

Headlight upgrade

Written by ralph on November 16th, 2014. Posted in Repairs and Maintenance, Vehicle modifications

Returning from and evening event, the other week, I had to drive though a few unlit country lanes after dark.  The disco’s light have never been brilliant but with years of accumulated grime they had become very poor.  With the LHD bean deflectors on, they were even worse.

I had read that the early Disco 2, TD5, headlights had a better beam pattern and were and improvement and so decided to bite the bullet and upgrade the headlights.

WordPress integration

Written by ralph on August 30th, 2014. Posted in General, Ralph's blog

I had always been unhappy with the fact that my posts to Facebook we’re not recorded on the website.
However the ability to take a photo and then instantly post it as well as the number of people following us made Facebook ideal.
With a bit of googling and adjusting a few settings I have now managed to sort it.
Using the WordPress app I can update the website with a photo and text this is now magically converted into a Facebook post and appears just as normal.
There is a slight glitch with image size on the website (they appear full size rather than fit the screen). but I’m sure this will be resolved when the app is updated and is easy for me to correct when I get back home.
Now all I need to do is figure out how to transfer all my previous posts.
It thought I’d just attach an old favourite photo to demo the way it works.


Fitting a solar panel

Written by Alan on September 1st, 2013. Posted in Alan's pages, Vehicle modifications

Fitting an 80 watt solar panel to the 90. Just waiting for delivery of a leisure battery. Words to follow soon.

Handbrake lever conversion

Written by Alan on September 20th, 2012. Posted in Vehicle modifications


All Defender drivers know that the position of the handbrake lever is not exactly ideal. There is a continual reminder of its presence digging into your left calf muscle. In addition it seems a long way down to reach for. This is most problematic when doing a hill start because it seems that this is the most likely time for your seatbelt to lock up preventing you from leaning forward. To help with this problem I decided to carry out a popular modification found elswhere on the internet, fitting a lever from a classic Range Rover.

Home made awning

Written by Alan on September 19th, 2012. Posted in Vehicle modifications

To give us some shelter while cooking etc. My wife made an awning to go over the rear of the 90.