LANDROVING IN KZN

December 2005

Eston Gates November 2005

LROC KZN AGM. Its almost AGM time again. If you think you can contribute to the running of the LROC please give George a call. A few members on the committee have served their 2 years and as per the Constitution need to stand down. We need to get some new blood onto the committee to keep the LROC going forward.

YOU CAN DO IT.

 

TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST FOR XMAS AND THE NEW YEAR.

 

 

 


PLEASE NOTE : The Newsletter in January will be very late. In fact it might not even appear and the next Newsletter might be February. A heavy work load and a trip or two will be blamed for the delay.

Editor.


WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS

Remember it’s your club and you will get out of it what you want to. You have purchased THE BEST 4 x 4 x FAR and now its time to use it. See you at the next club event.

Kenneth Jones                                       Durban                          Defender TD5 Double Cab

Carl and Merewyn De Heer                     Gillitts                           Defender 90 Tdi

Roy and Jenny Laming                           Yellowwood Park           Disco V8


LROC Club Dates For Your Diary

When What, where More Info.

Grade

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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26 March Day Trip

Venue to be confirmed.

 

14-17 April Easter weekend

Possible Transkei Trip to Cob Inn AND/OR a Tiger Fishing trip on Jozini Dam. Give Henry or George a call if interested in either. More info to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DARKEST AFRICA – Weenen 16-18 December

 

Directions : Take the N3 up through the Mooi River toll and onto Escort. Take the Escort turn off and proceed through the town of Escort and out the other side on the R103. About 2.5 km outside Escort is a turn off to the right, Weenen / Weenen Game Reserve. Travel along this road for about 25km until the T junction with the R74. Here you turn right and will pass the entrance to the game reserve on your right. The town of Weenen is about 10km along the R74. As you come into Weenen there  is a petrol garage on the left, here you turn left and follow the dirt road for about 17/20km. Keep right at the fork  “Tugela Estates”  and cross the river. The turn off to Darkest Africa is to the right after the bridge. 

Give Henry a call for more info.


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


Two Burner Gas Stove                 By Eric Mc Millan

These days we only take one 10kg gas cylinder. We found this is more than enough for a four week trip. The same cylinder is used for cooking and showering.

Picture 1 shows 2 cooker tops mounted on a manifold allowing the convenience of a two-burner stove. The one cooker top has the 4mm air holes and 95 jet conversion while the other as been kept standard i.e. with the 15 jet.

Picture 2 shows the manifold. This made up out of a piece of 25x25x300mm square tube with the ends closed off and the sockets and nipple brazed in position. Two gas taps complete the assembly.

The pots fit into each other, saving packing space. The smaller pot handles, are modified to provide a rattle free fit.


Compact Shower System (about Mk10)                      By Eric Mc Millan

 When you own a 90 everything has to be compact, even the shower.

Picture 1 shows the shower stowed for travelling.   

 

 Picture 2 shows the complete shower set-up Starting from left.

The sprayer was stolen off the garden hose, the flow has been restricted by closing off some of the holes with quickset glue. The container was made from the old 7.5 litre watering can. This can be made from a piece of stainless steel ducting used in commercial kitchens. The cooker top has been modified with 4mm air holes and a 95 jet. It boils the kettle quickly on a winter’s morning even in Lesotho. Also shown in the picture is the yellow waterproof switch. The silver box in the background contains a 12Volt 7Ah rechargeable battery for showering away from the Landy. The shower can also plug into the cigarette lighter socket.

Picture 3 shows the plumbing, I used 8mm copper tubing with some non-solder elbows to take the right-angled bends. 8mm rubber pipe was used for the flexible connections. Also shown is the 12Volt caravan water pump. Note the U shaped legs to protect the plumbing; these were made from 6mm rod. Hose clamps and feet are brazed onto the watering can.

 

Modis operandi. The water is circulated in the can until hot enough and then the gas is turned off. (This takes about 10 minutes). The shower can then be taken off the gas bottle and moved to a convenient showering spot. 

 


ESTON GATES EVENT 13 November 2005

Name

Vehicle

Points over 11

Wheel Base

Clear Rounds

Comments

Jan Viljoen

Series 111S

620

Long 109 Leaf Spring

8

Rear Locker

Dirk Konyn

Series 1

610

Short Leaf Spring

8

 

Craig de Winnaar

Range Rover

530

Long 100 Coil Spring

5

 

George Goswell

Series 111S

500

Long 109 Leaf Spring

6

 

Ryan Goswell

Series 111S

500

Long 109 Leaf Spring

5

 

Don Erwin

Range Rover

460

Long 100 Coil Spring

3

 

Bob Lemon

Range Rover

440

Long 100 Coil Spring

5

 

Ron Scafturis

Series 111S

430

Long 109 Leaf Spring

3

 

Mike Cullen

Series 11A

410

Short 88 Leaf Spring

5

1st Gates Event

Les Williams

Series 11A

380

Short 88 Leaf Spring

3

 

Mike Lauterbach

Defender 110

360

Long 110 Coil Spring

3

 

Wayne Bolton

Defender 110

350

Long 110 Coil Spring

2

1st Gates Event

Kenneth Jones

Defender 110

320

Long 110 Coil Spring

2

1st Gates Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good turn out of spectators watched the different Land Rovers negotiate the 11 gates. The course this time was a lot easier than the past gates events. A few gates looked like they could cause a few problems but turned out to be the opposite. A good day had by all. After all was over the rain came down and the few hard okes left behind got wet. I tried the course with the clubs trailer behind the Landy and only had a problem on the one hill, which required 2 attempts. I must admit that the course had no poles.

The story of the day has to be the back side shalf that I snapped on my Series 111S. On gate 2 Ryan went before me and had no problem. I had a problem getting up the hill, as I had no drive on the back. I never heard it snap but the spectators heard it. I parked the Landy and retired to marshal the event. Jan Viljoen had a spare side shalf and between him and a few others changed the broken part and had the Landy going for gate 3. Sounds simple but was far from it. The broken shalf had twisted and would not come out. Many whacks with a hammer on the flange would not remove it. No problem to Louie, one Defender 90 with an Alternator Arc Welder and the flange was welded to the shalf. A good whack and out it came. Next an awning pole was used to push the broken piece out of the diff end from the other side. The problem was now that the broken piece was in the tube. No problem, out came a piece of wire and a magnet and the wire was magnetized. Out came the broken piece and in went the replacement half shalf. All done in the space of half an hour.     Well done and thanks to all who got my Series 111S going again.


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.

Description

Sold per

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

ALL THE ABOVE PRICES EXCLUDE VAT


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 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

Series111S front Rover Diff and Salisbury rear diff. Both R3000.00
Gideon van Zyl      0837966777
Urgent Sale: Series 111S Hard Top. R13 000.00 Alfie 0837754212
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
Range Rover 1982. 3.5V8 3 door, 4 speed manual. Mechanical sound, warn winch, new tyres, heavy duty suspension, interior clean, paint work a bit tatty. R20 000.00  Contact Glen D”Elboux  031-7673971, Cell 0828550522 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
3 m EEZI AWN 4 sale.  031 2623677. Alan Ramsden  '96 110 TDI Hardtop with lots of extras R80,0000. Ph Fred 082 9409498
DEFENDER 110 CSW 2002 FSH, COLOUR ENVY GREEN IMMACULATE CONDITION , EXTRAS L/RANGE TANK, BULL BAR ,WARN 9000I WINCH , FULL BRAKAH ALUMIUM ROOF RACK AND SPOT LIGHTS,   PRICE R 198,000.00
CONTACT ALLEN CULLEN 0836548567 HOME    031 9161997
 
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 an Oeffenhauser manifold with a two-barrel Holley carb. Contact Paul Chantler 0837447072
Series 111  Land Rover in good cond. Pref 5 door, but open to others.

Contact : Bonny Verwey
Phone: (031) 308 2126, Cell: 083 263 4393
 

THE BEACH BAN AND UPCOMING MOUNTAIN BAN -   WHERE TO NOW?

OBJECTIVE OF THIS DOCUMENT      This communication covers the topic of the possibility of a mountain drive ban, similar to the beach ban, to be implemented by the Department of Environment and Tourism (DEAT).  It also covers the way in which the off-road industry has organized itself, has stopped DEAT to implement the ban unilaterally, as well as how the issue, and other environmental issues, will be handled in future.  The document is a communication update to the members of those clubs that are affiliated to the Association of All Wheel Drive Clubs (AAWDC), but should also be circulated to all others that might benefit by being informed.


WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST?
      As we all know, having a large group of people enjoying the same thing, there are always the one or two that spoil it for all of us.  Whether it is the odd 4x4 owner, motor biker or quad biker damaging the beachfront, mountain drive or the environment in general.  This has unfortunately brought a very wide unfair negative perception about off-road driving in general and now we are all looked upon in the same way.  This has led to a unilateral ban on beach driving by the DEAT with both positive and negative consequences.  It has caught the off-road industry by surprise during a time when it was not organised to react as a single solid front.


GOVERNMENT’S THREAT
    As if the beach ban was not enough, the government was busy preparing to take the ban one step further to include inter alia mountains.  Understanding the impact that it would have on the off-road industry, Minister van Schalkwyk gave an ultimatum to the off-road industry to “get their house in order” and, ”.. if concrete proposals are not forthcoming from the industry as to how this will be done in order to curb the negative impact of their activities on the environment within the next six months, government will have to issue these unilaterally although this would not be our first choice…”.


THE INDUSTRY’S REACTION
     After the beach ban and even prior to this ultimatum by the Minister, a number of visionaries in the off-road industry started to react.  Amongst others, Jan Joubert, (author, naturalist and safari leader) volunteered to mobilise the 4x4 fraternity to do something about it, and so the foundation of what became the National Off-road Workshop (NOW) was laid.  After a lot of work the NOW was held near George from the 18th to the 20th of October 2005.  This was a watershed event. It was attended by 62 representatives from the entire industry – including five senior government officials. They not only represented both the Environmental- and Tourism departments of minister van Schalkwyk’s ministry, but also actively and enthusiastically participated and added immense value.  28 Mini-Workshops, focusing on specific topics, challenges, and opportunities were held on the 1st and 2nd day.  Recommendations from these sessions were then investigated, refined and incorporated into a framework as basis of the industry’s strategy in its approach to the Minister.

 

INTO THE FUTURE WITH A WORKGROUP     A new workgroup was elected on the last day of the workshop to be the link between the Minister’s office and the Off-road industry.  The workgroup will be known as the National Off-road Workgroup, NOW (a slight change from workshop to workgroup).  The newly elected NOW consists of one representative of the following organisations:

                Association of All Wheel Drive Clubs – AAWDC

                Association of Motor Cycle Importers & Distribution Agents –AMID

                S A Route Owners & Operators Forum – SAROOF

                S A Vehicle Renting & Leasing Association – SAVRALA

                SA National Off-road Training Association – SANOTA

                4 Wheel Drive Guides Association of S A – 4WDGSA

                National Association of Automobile Manufacturers Association – NAAMSA

The Minister has appointed Lize Bothma (Chief Director: Environmental Impact Management), as the departmental representative to liaise with the new NOW.  The newly elected NOW appointed Johann Marais, an attorney from Stellenbosch, to act as its convener.

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES     NOW has two immediate short-term objectives.

·     Firstly, NOW needs to convince the Government that the off-road industry is indeed in a position to organize and regulate itself and that any future governmental decisions that will impact on the off-road industry, should be made in liaison with NOW.  Various action plans are being worked on to convince the government, which must be in place, by end March 2006.

·   Secondly, an Environmental Management Co-Operation Agreement (EMCA) on future cooperation/collaboration needs to be formalized between the off-road industry and Government.  This agreement must provide for a regulating body, with legislative powers, consisting of people from the industry to control the industry in conjunction with government.  Various action plans are being worked on to have the EMCA in place by November 2006.


WOULD I HAVE A SAY IN FUTURE?
     No one is in a position to predict on how the off-road industry will look in the future, nor what will be expected from the members in the industry.  What we have agreed upon, is that whatever is going to be proposed and implemented after April 2006, will be a collective process in which both government and the off-road industry, through NOW, will be involved in.  You, as a member of a club that is affiliated to the AAWDC, will be as much part of this process and decision-making, as everybody else would be.

KEEPING YOU POSTED       The AAWDC will keep its affiliated clubs informed.  As a member of one of those clubs your club will inform you.  More information is also available on the NOW website (www.now.org.za).  Any questions or suggestions can be forwarded to Jakob Jordaan (jakob@global.co.za) or to Leon Zaaiman (leonz@plasser.co.za)                          

Jakob Jordaan


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