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  1. Series owner looking for RRC

    If you're moving from a Series to a Range Rover, (which I have done, and which is a traditional step in Land Rover ownership), then you really, definitely, do not want one from after about the mid-80s. Those had more and more electricals and electronics and are absolute poop to deal with. Unfortunately these earlier models are now quite expensive, so you really have to look to find a good one without a silly price. They can also rust in about three dozen different places, (at least!), so doing your research first will really pay off. I use my '83 as an everyday family car in an outback town and it's been great.
  2. Troubleshooting CB radio

    Is the +12v straight from the battery, or from somewhere else?
  3. Charging ancillaries

    "Cellphones"??? I thought they were mobiles over there? Anyway, this is an interesting thread so I can't help but ad my own opinion. I'd also recommend a second battery with whatever method of charging and isolating the OP would be happy with. It is for the usual spectre of Something Unexpected Going Wrong, as discovered by the OP, when having a second battery really helps. As well, once you have it set up, you realise how handy it will be. It's simple and straightforward and gives you a lot of extra options for that one time when you really need it.
  4. That's not a midlife crisis - a midlife crisis is a rusted-out trailer full of rusted-out Series parts!
  5. Charging ancillaries

    "Great minds", and all that . . .
  6. The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    It's never occurred to me until now that the term "rat rod" could be so badly abused.
  7. Range Rover Classic Bobtail

    I think if that much dust was coming in from the front, you wouldn't be able to breath. What's the back end of it look like now? Like a standard Rangie but shorter? I ask because mine collects a huge amount of dust right across the back and a fair bit gets past those hopeless seals for the upper and lower tailgates. The amount of suction the back of these cars creates is quite amazing. Something I'll have to work on soon is reducing this low pressure area, which no doubt will be tricky.
  8. My thanks to everyone for the warnings, as it's saved me what would have been a considerable amount of trouble.
  9. Bollinger Electric 4x4

    I've got an old LRO magazine featuring someone who converted a Range Rover, and this would be about 25 years ago, so yes, it should be perfectly possible.
  10. e-mail Order

    Ah, so I'm not the only one annoyed by this bizarre situation of inviting customers to send an email, which is then ignored. I do the same as mentioned above: if emails are replied to and everything else is okay, then I will happily hand over my money. (I also start off small before gradually placing bigger orders.) If not, I have a blacklist. Which sounds pretty snotty, seeing that in writing, but I've been very much ripped off over the years. I always picture these hopeless businesses as being run by a Mr. Arkwright. "G-g-g-granville - see to that 'lectronic thingamawhatsit, will you?"
  11. New Series - RR Heavy

    The things you learn - I've never heard of these cars, and after a quick search, I reckon they look pretty good!
  12. New Series - RR Heavy

    She's seven, so yes. You'll have to get into a Mini and drive it, just to prove it isn't propelled by pedals!
  13. Autonomous Land Rovers by end of 2017

    I say old man, what a brilliant idea!
  14. Autonomous Land Rovers by end of 2017

    Yes, I can see a time when the robots have priority over the rest of us! (At least, they'll probably get their own lanes . . . )
  15. Autonomous Land Rovers by end of 2017

    Aha! I thought of that, (of course), but what if our robo-car had changed lanes to avoid, say, an old Land-Rover going too slowly? How does it speed up in time? Or does it wait until the traffic is clear? (If that's possible in some places.) Just how much distance will this robo-truck leave for emergencies? And if it does that, how does that affect the traffic flow? Are these things able to detect the road surface to allow for longer braking time for different weather? Of course people will try to design these things to allow for all of the above, but that's an awful lot at stake for someone in an office to get right before anything actually happens.