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Adie
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Possibly yes.

So yours is one of only 176 left with an MOT for the road, that's not a lot!

Definitely worth restoring and keeping original! Good luck with it. You could always do an LPG conversion to ease the fuel bills.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Slow Progress,

Welcome to the club and forum!

I know the dangers of ebay and alcohol, they mix like oil and water! Embarassed Embarassed Although i've never bought a Landy as a result! Smile

Looks like you've bought a good project. It will allow you to develop your spannering skills nicely! Wink It's interesting to look into the vehicle's past too if you can.

A six cylinder will sound nice. Well worth restoring too. Very Happy Very Happy

There's lots of help and advice on here. Don't forget some pics of the Landy as work progresses. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Still not home! Sad

It's still sitting in Churchill's yard at the moment, as the water pump is as dead as a Norwegian blue parrot!.....and so was the refurbished one. The 6 cylinder parts appear to be a bit of a pain to get your hands on.

On the upside the chassis is good, the bulkhead repairs reasonably priced (although not seen the workmanship yet), overall their view was a well priced vehicle for what it is.

Then they showed me a pristine 109" 2A CSW, they've put up for sale for 35k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, dreaming of what my series 3 might resemble a long time from now.

Fingers crossed one more week and third water pump lucky.......
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
For six-pot parts, it's worth looking at suppliers of Rover P4 parts, since the same engine was used in the 100. John Wearing and J. R. Wadhams are two that spring to mind. Most things are still available, although the prices can be a bit hefty when you're used to buying more readily-available four-cylinder parts.

I think I saw the IIA Station Wagon on eBay - Marine Blue six-pot? If they were describing it as a 'County' then this is incorrect, as that name and trim level were not introduced until 1982. It's certainly a special vehicle, though I worry it'll be destined to sit in a humidity-controlled garage and do 100 miles a year for the rest of its life!

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