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Speedtwin59
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Hello from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear Reply with quote
Hello to all out there, Have a '79 Series 3 diesel, swb - been off the road for past year while I put right previous owners bodges - dogs cant wait for it to be on the road again for trips to beach and country.
Remembering how slow the diesel is - future projects may be fit a petrol engine, overdrive or RR diffs to make long journeys a bit easier.
cheers for now
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi and welcome to the club and forum!

Let us know how you get on with the modifications. There's lots of help and advice on here! Very Happy And don't forget some pictures of the Landy. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the forum, any questions just ask.

Photos are always welcome Smile
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First Landy back in the 1980's

1972 88" Hard top with windows

Previously my daily drives:
109" Series three station wagon
110" Hard top with windows
109" FFR pick up, 24 volt
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Afternoon speedtwin 59. (Not a Triumph motor bike Speed Twin?)
Remember, no question is a silly one.
I should uprate your engine before fitting RR diffs otherwise it will be too high geared but an overdrive will be OK with your current engine. If you want a petrol engine I recommend the 2.5 one. I've had one in my 1975 SWB for a while and it performs well. It will drop straight in and will run on the Series 3 manifolds and carburettor very well.

. Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Speedtwin (500 with a bathtub is my guess?)

Welcome to the forum. Don't forget the popular 200tdi engine when you make your decision. I hear they are quite good Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along Speedtwin59. Don't listen to them! They're all speed freaks! Who wants to run around like a boy racer at 60 mph when you can take in the beauty of your surroundings at a more pedestrian 40? My daily drive is a '79 Series 3 Diesel SWB, just like yours! I also use it every day for work and still get all my work done and have time for a pint in the local on the way home.....why the rush?
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