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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: I've only gone and done it! Reply with quote
Yes, it's finally happened.......I've bought a Disco.

SWMBO unfortunately doesn't understand the need for more than one Land Rover and has declared that the 110 has to go Sad

Anyway, I've bought a late TD5 Series 2 face lifted Disco with all the tricks on it (and they all work - even the sunroofs don't leak). Basically it's a Land Rover underneath with a Range Rover sat on top of it. I suppose I'll just have to put up with the comfort and the air con. How we have to suffer Smile

By the by. I know we shouldn't really be selling on here, but if anyone is interested in a 2.5petrol 110 station wagon please PM me. I would much rather it went to a genuine enthusiast.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You must be getting old, Big John. All those creature comforts. If the infamous 3 amigos occurs I've got a Hawkeye.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I guess your 110 will come fully sorted and with a new MOT, as it's your baby.

Sound like you're (both) going soft Very Happy Very Happy
Post some pictures of both on here.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Iíd have the 110 but Mrs K would not be impressed with three landies... I went the other way and changed from a tidy disco 2 to a 90 with a disco 200Tdi.

Make sure the chassis is treated on the new disco, itís the Achilles heel of the disco and it rusts in style. In particular the rear section behind the back axle. A nanocom or similar is also a good investment.

Let us know how you get on. Good luck with the sale of the 110, youíll miss it though. Donít forget some pics!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's a black TD5 ES and everything important is fully functional including the air suspension. I have to be honest. The ACE system is very effective - this thing drives like it's on rails and it pulls like a train. The transfer box is whining a bit so I checked the oil an found it was low. A top up has quietened somewhat, but I will change the box for a difflock version at some point. The bodywork is straight, although it has had a little prang in the past which has cracked out some of the plastic bits on the front bumper. A decent steel HD bumper should sort that out. There is already some corrosion in the nearside rear chassis rail. I have had a good look and all it needs is a bit of cutting out and a steel strip welded in along the bottom (a job for a warm sunny day). Most of the chassis is O.K. and just needs a rub up and some paint. A decent set of AT tyres will also be fitted at some point.

You are quite right though - I will miss the 110 Sad
I will get pics soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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íd have the 110 but Mrs K would not be impressed with three landies...


Go on Rich - you know you want this:

Untitled by Geoff172, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Donít tease me! I showed Mrs K the picture but I canít print her reply! Surprised Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sounds like youíve done your research John. If you plan on keeping the disco for the longer term, it would be worth looking at a galvanised chassis.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rich, that was 2011/12 - I had three for about a year, then I sold the 2.25 to a fellow who had even more - and he was still married. It was really hard parting with it as I had owned it for 22 years and it was mechanically very sound and had been totally reliable, but he restored it (just chassis & paintwork mostly) and took it to Spain - does anyone else suffer from emotional attachment to motor vehicles? Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, all of the landies Iíve had apart from the disco 2 (sorry John!). Iíve regretted selling each one.

The asbo Audi on the other hand, thereís no attachment there whatsoever!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, emotional attachment to one's spouse does not seem to extend to their vehicle.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The worst one, in some respects, was the Series 3 basket case I picked up for a song back in 2009. Websnail will remember it. I had rebuilt the rear of the chassis and done lots of work on the bulkhead. The engine and gearboxes were actually quite good. She was intended for SWMBO and I was on the rebuild path with her. Unfortunately we had to move house (job move) and couldn't take her with us (the Landy, not the wife). We sold here for more than we paid for her, but it still hurt.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
John: I do remember you putting a good few hours (days) into it.

One does get emotional, probably due to the blood, sweat and tears put into the upkeep of a Landy.
Remember, a Landy is for life not just Christmas!

I even talk to Daisy sometimes Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I remember Daisy's gearstick, and towing you off a greenlane and then 20 miles down the A3. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
BigJohn wrote:
I remember Daisy's gearstick, and towing you off a greenlane and then 20 miles down the A3. Smile

Still remember it well and fixing it whilst the BBQ was warming up. Good times.
Are you going to 'mod it' or leave it almost standard? Smile
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