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  1. Gearbox help and advice needed

    If you are thinking of selling, whole heartedly agree with the above. If you want to keep, go for longevity considering your engine and fit lt77.
  2. Goodbye or Live on?

    Purely comes down to preference. The fact you're questioning it probably suggests that you're not happy with your series.
  3. Series 3 Brake Lights

    Well it's great to give all this input and hear absolutely nothing.
  4. Series 3 Brake Lights

    Do your rear side lights work normally?
  5. Series 3 109 Buying Guide/Tips?

    Take a blunt instrument and poke about. You can get bitten by rot on the bulkhead and chassis even if it appears superficial or "just a small hole". Remember to check the bottom of the door pillars. Footwells are likely to have some rot but is less of an issue. The engine should start with ease and run smoothly. Gearbox will make more noise than you're used to but only a low whine - no clunking or banging. Remember to check reverse. Also check for judder when moving off. Essentially, how long is a piece of string. If rot is there, simply avoid unless you're hoping to rebuild or learn how to weld. There are loads of these about so be realistic and sensible (not meaning to sound patronising!).
  6. Spring chassis bush holder stress fractures

    Nice work. Seeing inside like that, it's understandable why they go rotten.
  7. Booster packs

    Perhaps save the money and solve the starting issue?
  8. 6cyl SWB?

    They were originally only fitted to LWB. It's an adaptation of a P4 engine, essentially detuned. They are lovely, sound great but realistically give very little extra power. Parts are scarce (water pump for example cannot be replaced, refurbishment only) and maintenance is more complicated. They also have a habit of overheating. Top mpg regardless of how you drive is 17 but mainly in the region of 14. The bulkhead (more similar in shape to a Defender) is different with a shorter gearbox tunnel. Annoyingly, you can no longer buy the gaiter for that tunnel either. I did a nut and bolt rebuild of one. Many of these models were subject to Perkins engine conversions because of the extra room or indeed great for TDi conversions - not that I'm an advocate for this. You'll struggle to find an original model. However, when I last looked, there were plenty of unused 2.6 engines around...
  9. 69' Series IIA Build

    Could you not have it galvanised? Makes sense to preserve all of your hard work!
  10. s3 value.

    If it's as bad as it sounds, little more than scrap value.
  11. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Did you solve the vent seal problem? Have you tried warming it? Some parts are made relatively hard plastic as opposed to the old fashioned rubber...
  12. Building my 109 CSW in Seattle (lots of questions)

    With your expectations, I think you've picked the wrong Landy. Try a Disco or a Range Rover classic. The amount of work to make a 109 drive like you describe is going to be unbelievable, back breaking and extremely uneconomical. They are for pottering, fun and tinkering. My opinion, anyway...
  13. Look what I brought home last night ..

    So are you going with the TDi? Has an adverse effect on the value of a series I...
  14. Self lubricating underside

    Thanks for the replies but I meant what seals/gaskets are good ones to replace to reduce the problem.
  15. Self lubricating underside