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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Dyed-in-the-wool: A 109 in the family since new. Reply with quote
Registered with this forum yonks back, and lurked. I've a 109, it's a real bitsa, but still looks stock to all but the rivet-counters. Love the thing. My grandfather took me as a newborn home in it.

I've made mine super-quiet, noise is my thing. Currently running a 2.5 petrol via gas and an ACR kit. Discs all round, and PAS. It's an everyday driver, and goes very well. The mods I would put under the 'needs must' list. The 600 miles a year purists would disagree.

I'm amazed what a broadly unmolested S3 goes for these days, I'm minded to keep mine nailed-down.

I shall post a little more often.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome ACR109Series2.5.
That is a very interesting Land Rover you have. Any photos? Any questions just ask.
I've got a 2.5 petrol in my SWB. It's using the Series 3 carburettor, inlet and exhaust system and it goes very well.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along ACR109Series2.5

As Alan has already said ask away if and when needed, no question is a silly one.

Love to see some pics. Fantastic that it has been in your family so long and that you have been in it since birth! What a great story.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi and welcome!

Wed definitely like to see some pics of the Landy! And as the others have said, dont be afraid to ask if youve got a question. As long as its Landy-related that is!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello - nice to hear from you - happy postings
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
With the apparent interest in 'Land Rover funerals', it's cheering to hear a story from the other end of life's journey. My parents only managed a Beetle. But then my Dad was a lifelong VW enthusiast - when I tried to interest him in my Land Rovers, he recounted a trip 'up country' he'd made in West Africa in a Land Rover and said it was the most uncomfortable drive he'd ever experienced. I was too polite to say that he'd likely not have gotten there at all in a VW. But I am rambling ... Welcome to the asylum, sorry I mean forum.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here's some pix from last summer...

Highly modded, but I like mine to 'look' stock.

Ah, just noticed, there's no way to host pix on here. Sorry. I'm guessing I need flickr / bucket etc. I had it, all that was stopped?

Keeping a Series as a 'daily' means you learn, yet I'm a long way from knowing everything, so thanks for the offers of help.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You guessed right. Don't follow what you mean about 'stopped' - flickr will work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah, I had it that Photobucket wrecked a good many forums by withdrawal of images hosted with them. Seems not. Some pix.




LR 109

Last summer, my 13YO lad driving. He drives it most days. There's an RUPP that runs a 1/4 mile on the school run,so in his school uniform, I've made it a point that he drives now. Come 17 perhaps the immediate novelty has gone. Hence, bit of luck, he won't drive like we all did?

I'm not sure if a 109 is 17 YO 'kool' but hey-ho. Insurance won't be much more than the ubiquitous 1.0L shopping trolley.

Well... that's the plan.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice looking Landy!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've also had my 15 YO driving the green lanes this year by me in the 2.25 Diesel. Thoroughly enjoyable watching your young offspring behind the wheel off-road, and enjoying themselves!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good idea, my theory goes... when your average kid is pampered with a eurobox, if your boy learns to drive in something like a leafer, he's set to drive anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
ACR109Series2.5 wrote:
Ah, I had it that Photobucket wrecked a good many forums by withdrawal of images hosted with them.


Photobucket did indeed do that.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
To drive on a RUPP/BOAT the driver and vehicle must be road legal. Unless the under 17 is driving on private land, they are committing an offence as is the vehicle owner and we don't want to give the ramblers more ammo to get vehicular rights extinguished on more driveable rights of way.
Excellent beast your 109.
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