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Is your Landy undergoing 'Progressive Restoration'?
Yes - I'm poor and a little confused about these engine things...
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No - I'm above all that and do the job properly....
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The Bouncin' Brewer
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Progressive Restoration Reply with quote
I was thinking along these lines yesterday.

How many members Landies are undergoing 'Progressive Restoration' - I know mine is Wink

The idea behind PR is simple, you're either too poor or not mechanically gifted enough, so jobs on your Landy get done when funds or expert help is available. Therefore your Landy undergoes a step by step restoration while you own it. It's a Forth Bridge thing though, coz when you put the final shiny bit on your pride and joy it's taken so long the first shiny bit you put on is in need of replacing.....

I know my Landy is like that - the question is how many others are in the same boat Question
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think most of us are like that. I am now saving for some performance parts from ACR. Unfortunately |I will also Have to pay someone to fit them as I am not confident to fit some of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
My life I'm poor...sick... my brain doesn't work anymore proper like what my brain's do then there's my grey matter that slops around and sometimes fires an idea... Razz

Its taken since January this year for me to get this far and still nothing Embarassed

But monday... oh monday might be the start of the rest of all the work I want to do... Shocked It never stops does it... Sad Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was told by a landy spares dealer

"Landys are not transport they are a hobby"

The longer I have them the more i undersatnd
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd have to agree with that... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I always wanted a landy to just have one, the tinkering I've learned to do is amazing, the understanding I've developed is poor, I'm still learning the 'hows' and sometime before I die I'd like to learn the 'whys', but if nothing else it upsets me wife -sorry babe- I leave the kids alone -sorry kids- the spend what little money is left on bits I don't really need -sorry bank manager- apparently I'm poluting the planet -sorry fellow humans- but I am having fun, and after my head injury a couple of years ago its serves as good therapy.....

...but will I ever finish it - who knows!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
thats a definite yes! especially being in college and not full time employment (which i plan on dodging for as long as possible!)

who the hell put no?!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
With me its like this: I'm no mechanic (though learning fast), so I take it to the garage and say 'its doing this/it's not doing this/it's making this noise/it's driving like it's posessed' etc etc.

They'll look at it/in it/under it/on it, they may drive it up the road, and say 'this part here needs replacing, either I can do it, it will cost X ammount, or you can do it, it's not too hard, you will need to buy this'.

So yes I'm definately in the PR category Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think I can just about beat you for lack of mechanical knowledge. I had problems driving from cold if the landy had been in the garage on a warm night. Lots of jerky movement downhill at lowish revs.
I suggested to the mechanic that it was as though the choke was acting up.
Didn't realise diesels don't have chokes. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My 90 is being restored/modified as time allows and mechanical ability I have. Though sometimes I wish I hadn't. Rolling Eyes Money Question Not a lot. Sad Confused Question Definately. It's me age. Shocked So which vote do I cast. Question Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My mechanical knowledge is a degree over 0 and I'm disabled and I've NO patience what so ever so, I wised up quickly and always have Maximus serviced at the correct times by independant Land-Rover specialists!

Sorry folks, not really the answer you wanted was it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
AndrewMBaines wrote:
I think I can just about beat you for lack of mechanical knowledge. I had problems driving from cold if the landy had been in the garage on a warm night. Lots of jerky movement downhill at lowish revs.
I suggested to the mechanic that it was as though the choke was acting up.
Didn't realise diesels don't have chokes. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

I'll stick to computers
Andrew


I'm sure we've all done something much the same... but even if I had done this I wouldn't have been brave enough to admit it on a world public forum... Laughing Hat's off to you matey... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Simple system.
I look at it. go away and think about it. Look at it again. Consult the manual.

Then I threaten it with a big hammer.

If the scare tactics don't make it start behaving itself, I then have to take it to bits and fix it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
One usefull tip I was given when learning to repair/restore steam loco's:

"If it's worth doing, do it well"

It's so tempting to to a tempoary job just to get her going but as we all know that temp. job always becomes permanent - untill it fails in the most awkward time. It has been a temptation when doing the project vehicles to do a quick fix but as one of the lucky ( Shocked ) ones who has to test them to extreme, I don't want quick fixes as you always forget them untill it's to late Shocked Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

So I always try to do the job properly and if I don't know how to do it :-

I ASK!

There are always plenty of us here to ask and if not then either Frank or myself will know someone who will know how to do it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
DavidD90 wrote:
My mechanical knowledge is a degree over 0 and I'm disabled and I've NO patience what so ever so, I wised up quickly and always have Maximus serviced at the correct times by independant Land-Rover specialists!

Sorry folks, not really the answer you wanted was it?


You keep going and have fun driving so I don't actually care how it's done as long as another Landy keeps going and another owner is happy Wink I was just curious how many people do it 'my way' Cool
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