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    Rowing, Landys, Motorsport

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  1. The VW TDI scene is very big over there, most posters on the TDI forum are american; They pay strong money for VW TDI engines to be shipped over to the US, which we consider 10 a penny over here. I suppose the grass is always greener with regards things that you cannot find locally. In terms of weight, power and money, this engine is very close to a TGV 2.8, which would be my choice. Just for convenience and simplicity. Daan
  2. I could get used to that. Is there a short wheel base version planned?
  3. I reckon she is an improvement, If recent press of Alex Salmond are anything to go by.
  4. If your box is an lt77S, the difference in strength is negligible. I prefer the LT77S for offroading, as reverse is next to 1st and 2nd gear.
  5. I like the trailer light check function. Offroad, with those tyres you cannot expect much more than he did there. Ground clearance is the main enemy though.
  6. I'd say the fact they went shopping for things like engines, gearboxes and axles will have a large effect on the price. to develop an engine, you look at a 10 figure cost, which landrover has to absorb in every car, and even they don't make that many. And yes, depending on how much time it takes to assemble a grenadier, the price will be the biggy. Less than a defender I would have thought.
  7. I must say, the styling is probably as close as you can get to a defender without JLR taking you to court. I think the end result could be quite promising. The wheel arches could probably house a 35" tyre without too much butchering, and thankfully none of this low profile tyre BS that stops us having any decent chance to go offroad properly. The bottom could do with stuff moving upwards: That suspension mount makes a defender elephant ear look small, and is that an exhaust or a fuel tank? Anyway, I just get the grinder out to cut it all of for the long arm suspension conversion when the time comes. I think this car has potential and might be the next big thing in offroad circles. Daan
  8. I suppose the shock absorbers don't fit either? The springs are going to take a set, so it needs a bit of weight and some decent articulation to get the to sit right. If they are too arched, maybe longer shocks and a spacer. From what I gather, reseting springs tends to be not lasting the laife of the vehicle, and it will eventually, years later end up as it was.
  9. Oh dear, bit of a bump in the road, but you are already making the right moves for a recovery. To be fair, apart from the rear tubular outrigger, none of these would make it particularly unsafe. I'd say think about some rust prevention to preserve what you have in the future. Daan
  10. The TD5 PTO looks a lot longer from standard, so clearly it needs to miss something. I cannot picture what it looks like underneath, but this is what a TD5 specific PTO looks like: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrE1xSE9tleUp8AuktXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N2Noc21lBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p=landrover+td5+pto&fr2=piv-web&fr=mcafee#id=2&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lr-winches.com%2Fuploaded_files%2Fproductvariantmediaitem%2FIMG_20150302_124335.jpg&action=click I used a freelander prop for the fixed bit and an MGB prop for the slider. no vibration with this. They are much larger in diameter so more difficult to package, but a much nicer engineering solution. I also clocked the PTO, redrilled the flange so you can rotate out of the way, so it does not stick out below the chassis. Important if you are planning to take it offroad. I fitted a duplex chain, so double the strength compared to standard and a bigger shaft at the bottom. But for the standard winch this is not needed. Daan
  11. Is the spare key still present? In this case Timpson key cutters can do it. Check their website, as not all the outlets do remote kar keys.
  12. I would start with fitting the PTO, and see what is in your way with regards to exhaust and mounts etc, then work your way forwards with the shaft. mounting the winch itself should not be a problem obviously. I do remember the TD5 being quite a bit different in the PTO area for the winch.
  13. If you have space, you could just buy it, leave it for 10 years, and ebay it again, certainly better than putting money in the bank at the moment. Bits are no problem by the looks of it: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Range-Rover-Classic-Spares-Large-Amount-Of-Parts-In-Stock-Breaking/114227030831?hash=item1a98762b2f:g:dD0AAOSwjMBcftB6
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