Overlanding in a Defender 90- Part 2

Written by Alan on June 17th, 2012. Posted in Vehicle modifications

Our cooking setup is a “Mobile Storage Systems” rear door mounted gas cooker housing. I purchased this from Ebay for less than half the full price and it came complete with a twin burner cooker that had hardly been used. I removed the rear window wiper motor as this would no longer be needed (I intend to fix a board to the rear window to mount things on). This allowed the cooker housing to fit closer to the door and give more room when cooking. If you don’t want to remove your rear wiper you can get an adaptor plate from M.S.S. to fit over the motor.

Running on vegetable oil

Written by Alan on June 7th, 2010. Posted in Vehicle modifications

The current system I am using has evolved over about ten years and three vehicles. I shall detail here a distillation of all the tips and tricks that I have found works best for me and my engine. One thing I found out very early on during my research was that there are many different opinions and ways of running a vehicle on Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO). I do not claim that my approach is the best or the correct one, but as you will see, the results seem to suggest that I am not too far off. However please note; I cannot be held responsible for any damage to anybody’s engine as a result of adopting anything detailed here.