im about to buy a series landrover.

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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by Lardmarc » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:42 pm

Mr Shiney wrote: I get nearly 30mph from it.
Yeah, I had one like that. :D
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by TBM » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:02 pm

I used to find long gradual inclines the worst. Lucky if I could hit 20mph by the top.

Mpg in the petrol S2A was about 16-18mpg......
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by TJRL » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:38 am

Mpg in the petrol S2A was about 16-18mpg......
About the same for my 1960 SII which has a 5 bearing reconditioned engine c/w higher compression head fitted.
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by surfermick » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:35 pm

thanks Guys, it will be at the very least a diesel then, hopefully the tdi2.5.
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im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by Fairweathersailor » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Buy a disco! I have a 300tdi, I use it for my everyday car, I get 30 mpg traveling around on coil springs and in comfort. Running gear is the same as a 90, although higher geared for cruising speed. I did a 200 mile round trip to Falmouth yesterday, no issues. Oh and they are cheap (Ă‚ÂŁ500 - 1500) for a series 1 tdi (stay away from the Td5 if you don't do electronics)


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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by Fairweathersailor » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Okay, I mean 30mpg!


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surfermick

Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by surfermick » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:21 pm

ive looked into discos and they just dont fit the bill for me, more to go wrong and i cant see one lasting for the next 20 years.
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Sun May 11, 2014 9:54 am

I put the back seat of a Cessna 206 in one of my IIa's as a driver's seat--it sits a bit higher than the original seat and has a thinner back so it sits farther back, too. The only downsides are that it's a tiny bit of a squeeze to get my (admittedly large) leg between the seat and the steering wheel and that I now sit so high that traffic signals are hard to see, or would be if there were any here in the Eastern Highlands.

As for comfort, a set of parabolic springs and radial tyres will make a big difference. (I forget what we call radials in the UK--in the US there are "bias ply"--those are getting harder and harder to get now--and "radial" tyres, which 99% of 4 wheeled vehicles are equipped with.) Both of my IIa's are equipped with parabolic springs.
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by Bunker » Sun May 11, 2014 1:45 pm

surfermick wrote:i am six foot so height is an issue, so the series 3 has a little more head room does it :?: :?:
Im 6' 5" and trundle round in my S3 but Id rather have the Defender roof - no taller but taller windscreen.
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Re: im about to buy a series landrover.

Post by ZIP TIE » Sun May 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Bunker wrote:
surfermick wrote:i am six foot so height is an issue, so the series 3 has a little more head room does it :?: :?:
Im 6' 5" and trundle round in my S3 but Id rather have the Defender roof - no taller but taller windscreen.
Simon can't you just lower your seat and stick your feet through the holes in your floor? ;)
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