Last Monday I drove a rental car back to Truckee with a stop at British Recyclers in Rancho Cordova. Justin sold me a clean low mileage LT230 for $200. He's a Rover guy I'll be happy to buy from him again.
Despite TigerDan's best efforts to find me a connection to garage space, none was available on Tuesday. Dan's friend found a competent shop who got me right in. Still had to spend Tuesday night but they finished early Wednesday. If someone asks I'll share the name of the shop but it took some persuasion to take on my 110 and $125/hour shop rate is hardly bargain rates.
Sorry, but I'm 61 and I just didn't feel like changing the TC in a snow covered parking lot.
But I made it back to my humble abode in San Bruno.
One issue is the speedometer. The mechanic said the new TC has an electronic speedo pick up and my '88 110 uses a cable. He tried to swap out of the broken TC but the little plastic gear had melted!
Does anyone have a mechanical speedo pick up with the correct gear for a 1.2 LT230 for sale? Or know where to source one?
PS. The LT230 is one TOUGH little box. It appears I drove it about 800 miles on Interstate 80 at 75/80mph with zero fluid before it made a sound! It is a truly horrible sound when it starts.