LANDROVING IN KZN

November 2005

BROADLEAZE                                       By Dave King 

The advertising and promoting are over, and the day had dawned when the committee members rolled up to the farm, which Rob Symons had so kindly allowed us to use for the LROC club function. This was the weekend before the happening, and initially the course was driven, points for the clues were chosen, a bit of bush was cut, and the Currie Cup rugby was duly enjoyed by the majority of viewers at Cliffy’s. How does one put a cork back into a champagne bottle? Ask a Blue Bull!

I can remember when last year’s event had ended, and due to the work which had to be put in to make the event any sort of success, it was put to one side as an experience and further outings of this nature would be for the future committees. Well, on reflection during the year, George decided to rejuvenate the concept of another Broadleaze event, and the last weekend was the result. I think it was tackled with more confidence this year, and although the overall program was similar, there were a few subtle differences. For one thing, the water in the ball bath was a lot shallower, but the flour was the same with the same results for Kodak shots of one’s partners.

It was remarked that the blind drive on the first leg was easier, as last time a hood had been put over the driver’s head, and this had reduced hearing and thus increased disorientation. A point to be taken?  The cryptic clues and riddles are not for the faint hearted, and a number of remarks were made when the final answers were revealed.

Walking the plank took on a new concept with one person being blindfolded. This at times proved the ability to communicate, and at other times there was no co-ordination or communication at all! The clues were great, and took some head scratching to solve, but then, this is what it was all about. There were a few scary moments during the tree lift, and it was just as well that the rain held off as long as it did, as later on during the day, the tape had to be cleared, and all those that attended will know of the slippery hill. We had fun. Everybody got stuck, and had to be advised one way or the other as to how tackle the obstacle. Jimmy was particularly impressed as to what a difference a tyre pressure made. George created a lot of smoke, and then proceeded to pull the rest of the fleet up the hill. In it’s own way, the weekend was a great success, and with Rob Symons’ to thank, as well as the sponsors of the prizes, it could well be held again, with more riddles to be solved, tasks to accomplish, relationships to test and meet fellow members to chew the fat with.

Dear George,

Just a short belated thanks to you and your team for all the work that you did to make Sunday (Broadleaze) a most pleasant experience. I am sure a lot of thought and planning went into preparing for the day and it is most appreciated.  It was a professional act with a nice balance of being serious when needed yet friendly and full of fun. We had a good time and I know my son thoroughly enjoyed it.

 All the very best and thanks again.                     Denis York


LROC Club Dates For Your Diary

When What, where More Info.

Grade

13 November Gates Event Eston

The 3rd Club Gates event out at Eston.  Event to start at 09h00 with a lunch BYO braai. Come along and test your driving skills or watch others have fun.

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27 November Nagle Dam

We take a short back road trail to the dam and spend some time exploring the area around the dam, with a LROC sponsored braai for lunch. Cut off date is 18 November for the braai. Give Henry a call for more info.

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16 – 18 December Darkest Africa Weenen

As a weekend trip Darkest Africa  has it all. Fishing, tubing, game trials, lovely swimming pool in the river etc. Camping at R40.00 pppn. Small kids no charge. Give  Henry a call for more info and to book.

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27 – 31 December Lesotho Ongeluksnek

Up Ongeluksnek pass, down Maphooaneng pass, follow the Quthing river and onto Seforong Gorge, Senque valley and then back via Mphaki and down  Ongeluksnel Pass. Give George a call if interested.

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January 2006 Duzi Canoe , Umgeni Valley

An early call to any one who is interested in being involved in the biggest canoe race in the world. The LROC KZN marshals at various points down the river over the 3 days. Come for a day, come for 3 days and camp over in the valley and be part of  THE DUZI. Give Henry a call for more info.

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February 2005 LROC KZN         17th AGM

Date and venue still to be confirmed. Possible venue will be the Eston Farmers Club. It will be a camp over weekend with a trail, gates event and a braai sponsored by the LROC. Much more info to follow.

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TRAIL GRADING All our events from now on will have a Trail Grading according to the 5 grades below. 

1.        Complete novice soft dirt road trail, no low range required. Suitable for all Land Rovers including the Freelander.

2.       Limited low range required but suitable for the novice driver. Suitable for all Land Rovers with certain trails not suitable for the Freelander.

3.       Low range and limited off road knowledge required. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

4.       A low range technical trail suitable for the experienced. The inexperienced will be able to do the trail, as assistance will be available from the more experienced members. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

5.       Extremely technical, suitable for the experienced only with the possibility of vehicle damage. Only suitable for "Series" Land Rovers.  Ha Ha


DID YOU KNOW.   By Graeme Poulsom 

  1. The emergency number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the cell will search any existing network to establish an emergency call. This number can be dialled even whilst the keypad is locked.
  2. Locked your keys in your car. If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys/remote is at home. Call home on your cell phone and hold your cell about a foot from your car door and have the other person at home press the remote unlock button, whilst holding it near the phone. Your car will unlock. Saves someone travelling km’s to bring a spare set of keys.
  3. Hidden battery power. Imagine your cell battery is flat and you do not have a charger handy and need to make a call. Hopefully you have a Nokia cell as they have a reserve battery. Press *3370# and your cell will restart with the reserve power. The reserve power will be recharged the next time you charge the battery.

KZN WILDLIFE BEACH DRIVING NOTICE   Herewith the latest information received from KZN Wildlife for your use and distribution to your club members:  

 

We have had a number of queries about beach driving. Usually 'when are the rules going to be relaxed'. Well the answer is not in the near future because the removal of vehicles from beaches has had an enormously positive influence on the biodiversity there. Birds, crabs and the dune vegetation have made an excellent recovery. Take a walk away from the crowds and see for yourself. There is no driving on the beach at Umlalazi, Cape Vidal or St Lucia unless the vehicle is being used to launch a boat at the designated launch site. Sodwana has 190 recreation permits, which allow vehicles to drive and park on the beach between the river and a point about 2 km north of the river.  There are 100 permits for vehicles to launch boats from the designated launch site. In addition there are 10 daily concessions permits which can be bought for R250 per day which permit a vehicle to travel from Jesser Point to Adlams for the period 3 hours before low to 3 hour after low tide during day light hours only. The permit only allows one traverse down the beach and one back. No consumptive activities may be  undertaken (ie you may not fish) at areas accessed by these permits as the area falls within the marine protected area. At Maphelane there is no driving except for boat launching. There are 3 daily concessions permits which can be bought for R250 per day which permit a vehicle from Maphelane to Railway Ledges for the period 3 hours before low to 3 hour after low tide during day light hours only. The permit only allows one traverse up down the beach and one back. Consumptive activities may be undertaken using these permits.

 

Regards        Danie G de Villiers    Honorary President    Association of All Wheel Drive Clubs of Southern Africa


Land Rover Toyota Challenge Results

Standard

Land Rover 1690   Toyota  1670

Name:

Vehicle:

Points:

Clear:

Team

 

Anntionette Fiet & Wayne Lambert

Toyota

480

5

T

 

Robert Fraser & Bruce Fraser

Land Rover

460

3

 

 

Jeff Bird & Don Jonner

Land Rover

440

4

L

 

Zane J.V. Rensburg

Land Rover

430

6

L

Top clear rounds

Ron Scafturis

Land Rover

430

4

L

 

Jacho V. Zweel & Heinrich V. Zweel

Toyota

430

3

T

 

Tom Geldart & Phil Sadler

Land Rover

420

5

L

 

Craig Pitt

Toyota

420

4

 

 

Rodrick Lovie & Doug Jolly

Land Rover

410

5

 

 

Julian

Toyota

380

4

T

 

C Ledeboer & J Kleynhans

Toyota

380

3

T

 

CJ

Land Rover

360

2

 

 

Mike Lauterbach & Chard Black

Land Rover

260

3

 

Broken front half shalf

 

Rob Lemon & Diane Lemon

Land Rover

130

1

 

Broken rear diff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note : Zane drove 6 of the obstacles without a fault in the oldest vehicle in the challenge. A 1962 Land Rover Short wheel base Series 11A

Modified         

 

Toyota 320    Land Rover 110

 

 

Name:

Vehicle:

Points:

Clear:

Team

Kevin Govender & Jennifer Govender

Toyota

320

1

T

Stuart Scully & Peter Slater

Toyota

200

1

 

Mark louw & Steve Neethling

Toyota

160

1

 

Derek Oosthuizen & Allison Doyle

Toyota

140

0

 

George Goswell

Land Rover Series 111S

110

1

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Modified  

 

Toyota 1170   Land Rover 850

 

 

 

Name:

Vehicle:

Points:

Clear:

Team

 

Steve Swanepoel & Maria Swanepoel

Toyota

480

5

 

 

John Burke & Lauren Burke

Toyota

460

4

T

 

Rory Flett &Stuart Smith

Toyota

400

4

T

 

Brett Law & Karri-Anne Riddin

Land Rover TDI

390

0

L

 

Clinton Lesch & Shavaun Lesch

Toyota

310

2

T

 

Stewart Clarke

Toyota

300

1

 

 

Jan Viljoen

Land Rover Series 111S

240

1

L

Broken front half shalf

 

Craig de Winnaar

Land Rover V8

220

1

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NAC HAS MOVED.

The parts and workshop can be found at the following address:

NAC Land Rover New Parts.
4 Gray Place, Pinetown
Tel and fax #'s are unchanged as follows: Tel 031 709 9213; Fax 031 702 2726
Postal address also unchanged as:
PO Box 2329, New Germany 3620

Workshop For Land Rover services and repairs.
Trading Name: REBAR Auto Services
Name: Russell Bargate
Telephone: 031 701 9116
Cell: 072 323 2013
Street Address:
2 Gray Place Pinetown
Postal Address:
PO Box 2329 New Germany 3620

SPARES AVAILABLE FROM NAC
We have a number of unidentified objects, which may be needed by some such as geared starter motors and various other strange items . LROC members are welcome to visit us to take a look at what we have.  Price Excl.VAT

Defender 110 Rock Guards Galvanised New Set R1,899.00
Side Runner Boards Defender 90 New Set R1,740.00
High Capacity Bin Cab Protector Galvanised New each R600.00
Disco 2 Load Bin Liner New each R890.00
5 Door Freelander Load Bin Liner New each R806.00
Radiator Intercooler Assembly 300 Tdi New each R4,467.00
Defender Windscreen frame New each R1,909.00
V8 Def Fan Cowling New each R560.00
Exhaust Downpipe Def. 300 Tdi New each R160.00
Freelander Front Brake Discs Solid New each R100.00
Def Front Wing Panel Top & Front New each R1,477.00
Extra Heavy Duty Def Rear Coil Springs New each R780.00
Extra Heavy Duty Def Front Coil Springs New each R720.00
Def Front Propshafts New each R1,235.00
Freelander Tail Light Guards New Set R499.00
5 Door Freelander S/Steel Doorsill Protectors New Set R1,176.00
Def Tail Light Guards New Set R572.00
R6 Crankshaft - New each R900.00
4 x 15" Trailer Dusters with 3 Tyres S\Hand each R200.00
Complete Set x 3 Step Defender S\Hand Set R750.00
Disco 2 Rear Step S\Hand each R650.00
Series 3 Grilles S\Hand - Plastic each R50.00
Centre Console Def S\Hand each R300.00
Freelander Dash Console with switches S\Hand each R650.00
Disc 2 Front Brake Calliper S\Hand each R800.00
Series 2 Coarse Spline Half Shafts S/Hand each R200.00
cab (rear section) S\Hand with glass each R650.00


FOR SALE 
I have a 1966 Series 2A 109" hardtop with a badly rusted chassis. The vehicle is in exceptionally original condition, all body panels intact and straight. The vehicle was a runner when I parked it off about 10 years ago. I have a second hand chassis in excellent nick onto which I had intended to rebuild the vehicle. Sadly I now realise that I would have to live to be about 147 to have any chance of achieving that ambition! Make me a realistic offer. Contact Peter Bassett (031) 785 1190 (o) or (033) 347 1303 (h) 6x trailduster 15inch rims with tyres (yokahama super diggers ( used )   one rim has a brand new firestone A.T.F with brand new rim price 2000.00 for the lot.    3 Landrover side steps in fair condition R200.00 each
a tow bar standard landrover 110 T.D.i R500.00
all above or nearest cash offer . tel Gaby Rayson ,032 4562327 cell :0846789789      cell :0837862327
Six-cylinder side valve motor (turns but non runner) R500.00.    Plasma rope on special (8mm) only while stocks last!  Contact Tom Geldart on 0829209134 (Hillcrest) or e-mail geldart@iafrica.com White high rise fibreglass canopy for LWB series 3 bakkie land rover ,R2500.00 ONCO.
PH: Leonard 031 7823375 or cell 0833385976
LR Defender 200 TDI  1994 model. 271 000 km's 4 X Bridgstone Duelers less than 1000 km's on Asking price R 65 000.00    Extras: Bullbar, Roofrack. Winch, Dubble fuel tank, Snorkel, sill protectors, Gas bottle carrier, Hi Lift jack, Kenwood front loader cd player.    Contact:  Pierre Briel   083-532-4314 Series 111S  Salisbury rear diff - R2 000.  Rover front diff - R1 600. R6 starter motor - R300. I'll also have in a couple of weeks a set of 3:54 ratio S111 diffs and lwb hard top tropical roof with station wagon sides and back door. Contact : Paul Chantler  0837447072.  
Philips 6 disc shuttle, model RC026. It was removed from my previous 1998 Land Rover FreeLander, but is not compatable with the radio in my 2001 FreeLander. Looking for offers around R1200-00. Phone Kevin: 031 - 765 7102 or 0828868811" Landrover Defender 90 TD5.   2002 Model   62000Km on Odometer   Extras are the tread plate exterior trim and fenders Snorkel, Roll cage, and seat covers.  Bank settlement is required which is about R173000.00.
Contact   Rowan Mattig    0825624466
Series 3 or 2A (not too sure) short wheel base soft top Land rover for sale asking price R20000, onco
Contact   John Spearing    jspearing@xsinet.co.za
Home 039 975 3176   cell : 083 746 0498
Defender 90 - Roofrack Frontrunner Al. Black, new value R3800, my value R2500 as new. Contact Shaun on cel- 0723649800.
Defender Bushbar - new shape, black - value R2000, contact Shaun on cel - 0723649800  
WANTED
Landy 109 or 110 load bin to make into a trailer.  Contact Peter Bassett (031) 785 1190 (o) or (033) 347 1303 (h) 110 V8 Inlet manifold complete with SU carbs and all relevant attachments for the air cleaner system and carb linkages. Willing to purchase or to swop . I have a Oeffenhauser manifold with a two barrel Holley carb. Contact Paul Chantler 0837447072
Looking for 5 door TDI defender in good condition. Have a lovely wife who no longer rates the hard top suitable for Africa travel. Contact Fred 0829409498.  
   

IT SEEMS THAT OTHERS ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS. YOU HAVE READ ABOUT THE ISUZU CHASSIS PROBLEM AND THE LAND ROVER COMPLAINS, NOW  ITS TOYOTA’S TURN.
After a long and dissatisfaction hassle with various Toyota dealers and Toyota South Africa about the faulty clutch on my Cruiser, at 30000KM, it now also has a faulty gearbox, doubtless caused by the clutch shudder  hammering away at the gearbox with a 3 ton load.
I have given Toyota SA more than enough chance to come to the party but I believe they have some hidden agenda and refuse to attend to these problems, for some reason unknown to me.
I am now looking for a gearbox specialist, in KZN preferably as close as possible to Richards Bay (ha ha ha), and would possibly require this person to provide professional witness in the small claims court.
I would also be happy to hear of such a person in any other parts of the country as doubtless they would be in a position to recommend the services of a local business.

     Any recommendations welcomed.          Thanks   Donald P    donaldp@iasicc.co.za


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