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  1. I did (in a 200 TDi 110) keep up with an Elise for 15 or so miles along the A470 through mid Wales a few years ago, and we both get up with the tractor and livestock trailer in front!
    4 points
  2. And for the money, you get a “fast” Defender that may be able to keep up with a low end Ford Focus, but lose most of its off road ability because of the silly suspension and low profile tyres. I just don’t understand the interest in hobbling off-roaders to make them into bad road cars.
    3 points
  3. 😆😆 126 pages and counting, it’d be unhealthy if the conversation didn’t wander a bit! I don’t know about you folk, but I regard discussions on a forum like friends sitting around a pub table, following wherever the discussion leads... Besides, you get a lot of interesting nuggets out of the meandering topic that you would never hear if the discussion was too constrained.
    2 points
  4. ....and here is the video where he goes to visit it, in his lotus esprit S2:
    1 point
  5. It's really a load of rowlocks for the trendy urban original Defender brigade, there are allegedly forums elsewhere that full of them. What flavour clay bar and interrior shampoos are fashionable this week?
    1 point
  6. Harry Metcalfe had one, he sold it a while back, and it now sits ruined at the top of a mountain in Switzerland. Was definitely off road only.
    1 point
  7. In one of the photos it has a special vehicles plate stating "For Off Road Use Only" - I was going by that.
    1 point
  8. Oh yes they can but with ten thousand drivers
    1 point
  9. "Representing arguably the ultimate version of Land Rover's iconic Defender..." I think a few of us would be quite happy to argue that point.
    1 point
  10. That’s mad! They can’t even claim “one careful owner”!
    1 point
  11. Thanks for the replies. Have discovered ERR7299 & ERR4419 are essentially exactly the same pup. 7299 is just a later version and may have some uprated internals. Accordingly to Bosch the fuel settings are identical. I'll be sending both the pump and injectors for a Bosch rebuild and service. Thanks again.
    1 point
  12. Thanks Snagger, I have been in touch with Automarine Diesel in Brighton who are Bosch service agents. They rebuilt a Series 3 CAV pump for me last year and did a really great job. I live in Jersey and everything like this needs to sent off island to be done properly. Apparently from their Bosch information the fuel settings for both pumps ERR 7299 & ERR 4419 are identical. ERR 7299 is just a later version and may have some updated parts but essentially exactly the same pump. I'll send them the pump and injectors to re build. Thanks
    1 point
  13. Can I thank you all for your inputs. Western, you were bob on mate. Replaced the failed near side repeater lamp and the problem went away. Can’t fathom why? So with a failed repeater lamp ( not LED) on one side, but LED indicators front and back, it causes such an imbalance in the current flows when using the indicators. That beats me. But that’s why there are web sites like this I guess! cheers Jim
    1 point
  14. That was always on the cards. It’ll get worse, too. Between extremely high VAT on the purchase, extremely high road or registration taxes based on emissions, and gradually ratcheting fuel duty that will only go one way from now on, large engined ICE vehicles are going to be utterly uneconomical to run. Why LR designed any models with such engine sin the last five years is incomprehensible- the writing has been on the wall for a decade that the future is electric, be it with batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Add a predicted recession (they come round every ten years or so), and the cessatio
    1 point
  15. Will when i have two mondays in a week, make build tread of my 109" 😉 Fit the Intercooler, i'm with Daan. I had same issue with space, as my PAS is placed in the original series location, througth the chassis. pushing the radiator to the other side. but have no AC. i ended up fitting a Intercooler of a SAAB 900 petrol, a bit bigger and it has inlet/outlet in the same end and fits between the series wings without cutting. made up a airduct in front, fitted a SPAL fan between the intercooler and the radiator. SPAL makes some really slim fans, maybe a way for you ?
    1 point
  16. Early '80s I worked for a Porsche dealer and we had an ARG dealer across the business park, (it's all a Sainsbury's now). Pre-delivery work for us consisted of getting the polythene, cardboard and wax off the car, checking all of the levels, checking the level of battery charge and putting some fuel in. Sometimes, we sometimes had to bolt some special wheels on or add a radio. The poor sods across the car park never knew the sort of dog they had until it turned up. Starting and running was not a given; so many cars were missing componants when rolled off the transporter, that they routin
    1 point
  17. I'm still alive .......😆 I think there are still a load of pics on my build thread, happy to post any you need
    1 point
  18. With my Land Rover 110, I do have to hold down my pre-heat button for a while before I start it. That's already more button pressing than I like. You can keep your new cars!
    1 point
  19. Also, when you adjust, you need to follow the manual. You want the tyres off of the ground and the engine off. You need to be able to feel the drag from the adjustment. IMO, it is best to disconnect the drag link and first check that the steering box is centered. It is common for people to screw this up. It is also easier to then feel that you are not adding drag with the adjuster. Once that is done, then go through EVERYTHING else. - Check tie rod ends and panhard rod bushes for play. Put your hand across the joints as someone moves the steering back and forth. Your hand will
    1 point
  20. Thanks for your support folks, it's good to think someone is on your side
    1 point
  21. Hi, Just thought I would post an update. DVLA have now (today) withdrawn the threat of prosecution, and say the response to the GDPR request has been despatched to us on 17th Sept - still not arrived. They are awarding £100 for the stress and anxiety all this has caused. All this in a fairly apologetic letter. We had to ask our MP to intervene in the GDPR request, and that must have caused someone sensible to finally look at it. It will be interesting to see what the GDPR dump contains when it finally arrives, as this may shed some light on DVLAs policies which will require further investigati
    1 point
  22. FFIL remembers visiting the factory in the 70's and seeing hammocks on the production line, and the canteen serving pints on lunch break it's a miracle they ever made any cars at all
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