Land Rover series 3 to everyday driver

  1. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Due to get my landy series 3 109 lwb 1972 back on the road booked in to weld the dumb irons using the ramp and put it on new springs


    Phone call today it has a birds nest in the engine bay, im so blooming frustrated this has been shelved for 6 years due to working on my house which we sold to be flat out with another one.


    History, ive owned it for about 8 years i think (im useless with dates) i bought enough ali to build a dropside which at the same time we bought our first house, then a dog. So i bought a ranger as Mrs wouldn't sell her hatchback i couldn't part with the landy so it remained in a good friends yard

    Well now 6 years on we have an estate so i dont need a big cab and loadspace for holdaying which the now 2 dogs which come along with us, the intention get the landy back build the dropside I've dreamt of for 6 years do the mods to make it an everyday work truck and sell my mostly useless vivaro i bought a swb won't take 8x4s with anything more than a handbag in the back!!
     
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  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Strat preping stuff, so when they have fledged, you can get in with it. Putting off again and nothing will get done. (Ha:rolleyes: says he, with more projects than I know which to start first:sheep::laughing:)
     
  3. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    It's a land rover, cant be rushed
     
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  4. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Booked for next week!

    Life for men is a list of projects, cant die if you have projects to do lol.
     
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  5. tom2207 Member

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    Time at the moment is plentiful ,, a few weeks wont matter , as mentioned its a great time to get ready for the push , if the dumbs are bad , have you checked the rear chassis and out riggers.
     
  6. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    That was done before i bought it still pretty decent. , my intention is to build the bed use it for a year then put it on a galv chassis
     
  7. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Will you run standard engine
     
  8. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Which year are you thinking of getting it back on the road? :laughing:
     
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  9. northwest

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    You are kidding, right?

    I have been so flat out the last couple of weeks I am sending some work out. I took yesterday afternoon and this morning just to organise a job I have been putting off for well on six months. I have a conservatory to finish off and I can't find the time :-(
     
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  10. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Had a 200tdi minus turbo for about 7 years easily manages 30+mpg
     
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  11. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Im doing it asap i know when back to work it will be nonstop
     
  12. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    I’d just go 200tdi and have better road manners
     
  13. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Or like me go v8 and enjoy the noise
     
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  14. tom2207 Member

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    Those V8's are very efficient ...

    Nothing else can turn petrol into noise as fast as they can.
     
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  15. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    200di is perfect for a series will happily cruise at 70
     
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  16. roblane65

    roblane65 Member

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    Ran a seris 2 disco 4.0 v8 for 11 years super truck, only failing was fuell consumption !
     
  17. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    a lad I worked with had a 300tdi that was the same to a tank as my old RRC but mine sounded a million times better than his weasie old diesel
     
  18. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Wa hay we had a cancellation today due to no skip.

    Time well spent, me robins left on monday

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    Amazingly been sitting for 3 years turn of the key she fires up. Few bits to do and she usable daily.
     
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  19. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Try a Jensen Interceptor. :D
     
  20. tom2207 Member

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    Dont know how
    they are doing that , as they wont do it in a defender , and a series is no better through the air ,,, 55 would be more realistic , after that the fuel curve goes near vertical ,, Ive owned a few and wouldnt dream of doing seventy in any of them ,, now my 5.7 overfinch range rover was a different kettle of fish ,,,
     
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