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BigJohn
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We went down to Hampshire this weekend in the Disco. About 400 miles round trip, and she behaved faultlessly. A good shakedown run. Now I can start concentrating on the things I want to do to her, instead of doing the things I have to do. The weather was absolutely atrocious all weekend.

Some things don't seen quite right for a Land Rover though:-
1. She doesn't drip oil.
2. Sitting at 70 MPH on a motorway with cruise control on.

I have to say that now we have the major problems fixed I am starting to enjoy driving her.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
She? What's her name then John? Be honest.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
BigJohn wrote:

Sitting at 70 MPH on a motorway with cruise control on

You must have been the slowest vehicle on the road John Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was doing 70 in the Series 3 in overdrive top along the A303 this morning.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Iím concerned your new disco has lost all of its oil if itís not leaking John.

Admit it though, youíll miss the leaks and draughts that come with the 110! Smile Still, your work has paid off so itís time to start modifying!

Donít forget some pics! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can remember driving Henry at 70mph err...ÖÖ..never Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mine's OK at 70. It surprises some other drivers especially as its undated registration number on black and silver plates makes it appear a lot older than it is. The 2.5 petrol engine is a very good one even though it's using the Series 3 manifolds, carburettor and exhaust system.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
O.K. boys, I have done 70 in the 110 before now ---- but in the Disco we could actually hold a conversation without SHOUTING!

Haven't actually thought of a name for her yet, but give us time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Give us the letters off the plate and we'll see if we can help with the name - it can be our Christmas party game Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
apologies for the unintentional poetry in my last post. I shall endeavour to keep away from rhyming prose in future posts.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You're a poet but you don't knowit.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
Give us the letters off the plate and we'll see if we can help with the name - it can be our Christmas party game Smile

I'm sure we could come up with something, might even be usable on here Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We have L D H V N to play with. I can't see anything obvious. Maybe I should go for a personalised plate sometime in the future. I've never had one of those - are they still seen as pretentious?

At the moment I just call her 'The Truck'.

As opposed to the 110 always being called 'The Landy'.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Landy Heaven?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So Doris the Disco is still doing well. So far I have replaced the front bumper with a heavy duty tubular winch bumper, but because the original bumper hung below the front wings, the new bumper left the front end looking kind of unfinished. So I fabricated 'U' shaped finisher panels (kind of like bumperettes) out of 3mm steel plate which runs from the front of the wheelarch and around the front of the body work on each side behind the bumper. Also I have cut a 6mm thick plate to cover the opening where a winch would fit just to finish it.
When the old bumper was removed it exposed the washer bottle which is mounted low down below the airbox in front of the nearside front wheel - very vunerable, so I removed this and remounted it in the rear of the engine bay. This also involved breaking into wiring looms to get all the washer pump system to work again. I also lost the front foglamps with the old bumper so I have a couple of cheap temporary LED ones fitted. I will do a better fit later. While the new tyres were being fitted I noticed that the rear brake pads were getting a bit thin so I have bought new ones to fit as soon as I can.

In preparation for the club national I need to remove the side steps and mud flaps as these will likely get damaged off road. I'll put them back on with the caravan on the back to stop it from getting blasted by stone chips.


Looks like next weekend is going to be busy.
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