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  1. 5 points
    No wonder they can't find you, someone's crossed the address out!
  2. 5 points
    Been ages since I've used a series other than road testing customer cars, but as I had to break the 110 I keep in Africa and as Defender prices have gone through the roof there, I thought I'd try my hand at a spot of retro overlanding and picked up a nice S2a 109 safari station wagon as a temporary stopgap - sight unseen, and had it delivered to a mates. Apart from a couple of offensive additions (laminate floorboard dash, quickly ripped out & brown velvet Toyota cressida front seats) I hit lucky and it's remarkably original with barely a dent and almost no rust. New rad, water pump, engine tune up and an oil change later and ran it up to Mozambique waiting for the first round of spanner time.... which never came! Absolutely love the 2.6 six cylinder engine - torque not far off a tdi, silky smooth and got over 22mpg overall - not bad for a 50s engine and 80p/litre for petrol it doesn't matter too much. Compared to the old 2.25 petrol or diesel it was a pleasure to drive - no slowing down on hills! Great through soft sand as well, at one point I helped tow a speedboat through very deep coastal sand tracks, passing a brand new Range Rover that was bogged to the floorpan. Well after making it to Moz without a breakdown we chanced a trip through Kruger (the wuffly engine was great for game viewing, rattly tdis & td5s scare the animals off) and Swaziland - whole trip I never had to fix anything, don't think I ever had that with a defender 😏 but did miss a bit of tool time. Great journey and great to reconnect with some of those early landy features.
  3. 4 points
    Thought this was an interesting article with some great photos, and a good take on why we love our LR's despite their flaws... https://jalopnik.com/land-rover-and-mercedes-the-king-and-queen-of-the-saha-1831555271
  4. 4 points
    Well I got it out for the first time this year and me saying that it was at the age that needed 'nursing' is clearly unfounded. The heat and soap worked straight away, even the pressure gauge was showing good pressure...
  5. 4 points
  6. 3 points
    Oddly enough Land Rover spent some time, effort and money sorting out the suspension on their vehicles. Standard is perfectly capable of covering the typical use the vehicles will face under average conditions. After that there are a huge range of options for making a complete b*'ll*x of the suspension.
  7. 2 points
    Can we have a forum get together, in say Wales, this year?
  8. 2 points
    I have recently had to drill out a seized bolt in my bulkhead. Not the easiest to get aligned, and, of course, I failed. Consequently I ended up with a slightly off-centre hole that was not aligned with the axis of the bolt. So, I was faced with a significant amount of filing with a rat-tail file to recover the original hole dimensions. I decided that a power file would be a great help. I believe that these are available in UK, but I've been unable to find one over here, so I decided to make my own. I already have a reciprocating saw, so I took an old saw blade and a rat tail file and started from there. After trimming both and slotting the file I had this, and after welding, and tidying the weld, it was far too crappy to show, my new tool was ready for use. And it works a treat. A very good time and effort saver at virtually zero cost. Mike
  9. 2 points
    Fit some genuine ones. The aftermarket ones are nearly always the same size (genuine are handed L/R to make the vehicle sit level) and last no time. My 110 is still on original springs with no sag, 12 years old now and 2400kg on the weighbridge when empty.
  10. 2 points
    So, about 33 years ago I bought a socket set which I paid £28 for mail order. It has been without doubt the single most used most successful ever tool I have ever bought. In recent years I have had the misfortune to break a couple of bits, which I struggled to find replacements for. Whats left looks like this..... This week I had to order some shocks from Paddocks and I was just browsing in the clearance section, and I found this,.... At last ...... Big features are the smooth stepless ratchet and the through socket design which is so versatile. In the first shot you can see a couple of sockets that don't match from an earlier (failed) attempt to find compatible sockets, and the new set didn't come with a long extension bar, but I am just pleased to have found another one, I can keep one in each RR now. Thing is that this ratchet/wrench format is so useful I can't believe it isn't more popular/widely available. Funny thing is I paid £30 for the new one, hardly more than the original, and although Rolson wouldn't be a brand I would choose quality doesn't look bad, I think the stock might be quite old, looking at the box. Time will tell........... anyone come across 16mm hex drive 'through' style sockets anywhere else?
  11. 2 points
    This is exactly where LR have gone wrong, and why, when economic downturns occur, their sales plummet. Their woes are not unpredictable - they're through bad management.
  12. 2 points
    A modest priced breaker bar is what you need. I've had a Halfords one, and a Britool one for years. Both were birthday or Christmas gifts. Guess which one I managed to break 😮.Btw, the Britool bar fits the Halfords replacement knuckles. I find if you break stuff it's usually because you're using it beyond its intended application.
  13. 2 points
    Um, you don't weld a bulkhead to a chassis - it is held on with two long bolts. Whole job requires zero welding, and only needs a grinder if you have to cut a stubborn bolt off (hence buy new nuts & bolts so you can sacrifice a few). Also, the chassis swap is mostly just unskilled labour and a bit of heaving & ho-ing. If you don't own one, borrowing or even buying an engine crane would pay for itself for this job alone. With that, a grinder, and not a lot of other stuff you could do it, albeit slowly, single-handed on a driveway if you really had to.
  14. 2 points
    With some sensible prep (buying new bushes, brake lines, nuts & bolts, and soaking all the critical fasteners with WD40 a week in advance) and a bit of help it's really not too bad. I've posted it before and I'll post it again..
  15. 2 points
    How about not being the tit in a 4x4 that the emergency services have to come and rescue because you fancied having a crack at a snowed-in road? We all enjoy a bit of extreme weather but it's worth stopping and thinking before doing stuff like this - just how badly could it go wrong and how stupid would you feel if you got stuck and had to be recovered/rescued? If nowt else, team up with a 2nd vehicle so you've at least got the prospect of self-recovery.
  16. 2 points
    Facebook won't let me copy the link on my phone but if you go to his Facebook page (Xcess4x4.com) then have a look at his photo albums there's an album entitled P38 / 110 Short Nose Diff Build. The only photo I have is of my diff guard
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    The only flaw with that is that my wages (and many other folk’s) haven’t tracked inflation.
  19. 2 points
    You can’t buy direct from Marsland any more. You have two choices: 1. Buy through local 4x4 specialist - this will take 6-8 weeks minimum. 2. Buy via reseller (Bearmach or Britpart) - in which case you can probably get one in a few weeks or less, however it will cost you another £500 or so for the privilege. When I picked my last one up last spring I was told that there was now a 30-week lead time for direct orders. Britpart/Bearmach take all the production priority and they are a lot slower to make now that GKN got rid of the robotic production line.
  20. 2 points
    It was built in SA at the old Port Elizabeth factory (the front grille badge is cool, has Port Elizabeth rather than Solihull on the casting) - they used thier own chassis numbers but on the paperwork its registered as a 1970 though could easily be 1969 also.
  21. 2 points
    and a 101 gs must be close. But that might just be me, I like vehicles that look like boxes that you move stuff in.
  22. 2 points
    I may be biased but 109" CSW Safari are of course the best LR ever built and that's a fact!
  23. 2 points
    You're not going to line the screw heads up then...
  24. 1 point
    Plus f course being lighter will make a huge difference, but there is only so much weight you can take out of a barge.
  25. 1 point
    All Mounting Points should be into the Triple Layer Sections of the Body as per OEM, Rivnuts are also used OEM, Seat Belt mount is as Per OEM. Note: I have mounted my seats how I feel comfortable mounting them, you should mount yours how you feel comfortable, In Non of my Posts of this forum do I ever Recommend Copying anything I do even if I am following the OEM manual for simple jobs, Please Work on your Landrover using your own Brain and Experience and only look at my posts in a way that awakens your imagination, If you are that concerned then I can remove the post and not bother trying to help people in the future Tom


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