NoVa Happy Hour - 3rd Thurs Monthly - Page 180 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Trips, Trails and Events

Join the Defender Source Community Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #3581  
Old July 11th, 2013, 08:57 AM
mgyip
Status: Offline
Matthew
1972/Series 3 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berryville, VA, USA
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrooks View Post
Perfect! Cut the coils, install baby seats throughout, flip the manifolds and extend through the hood with flappers and run it!
Given that the IOE winner in DC was driving an Austin Marina, cars representing the leaky sump, er the Union Jack, certainly have a chance for grandeur. What kind of grandeur is another matter entirely...

The caveat with LeMons is a maximum vehicle weight limitation which states 4200# manufacturer's stated kerb weight. I have doubts that any "modern" Rover product would meet that requirement although they do apparently provide waivers.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #3582  
Old July 11th, 2013, 09:07 AM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrooks View Post
install baby seats throughout
And some fake babies to put in the baby seats Maybe Starbucks can sponsor the truck...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #3583  
Old July 11th, 2013, 09:14 AM
Ray_G's Avatar
Ray_G
Status: Online
Ray Gerber
96 D1 (Coyote), 06 D3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,571
Registry
Curb weight may kick our ass boys...but I bet if we pulled all the glass from it except windscreen, all the wet insulation under the carpet, etc we could get it down in a good range!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #3584  
Old July 11th, 2013, 09:56 AM
down_shift's Avatar
down_shift
Status: Offline
Russell
94' D90 ST & 06' LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 3,915
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgyip View Post
Given that the IOE winner in DC was driving an Austin Marina, cars representing the leaky sump, er the Union Jack, certainly have a chance for grandeur. What kind of grandeur is another matter entirely...

The caveat with LeMons is a maximum vehicle weight limitation which states 4200# manufacturer's stated kerb weight. I have doubts that any "modern" Rover product would meet that requirement although they do apparently provide waivers.
Not a problem. The office base curb weight of a 1995 Disco 3-door V-8 is 4200 lbs. Just bring this datasheet to tech. A bottle of Scotch, too.

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...8i_3-door.html

The curb weight of this bad boy is 4352 lbs. These Behemoths are always in the back of your mind on the track as the last thing you need is to get t-boned by one of them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2687.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	83.3 KB
ID:	75696  
Reply With Quote
  #3585  
Old July 11th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Ray_G's Avatar
Ray_G
Status: Online
Ray Gerber
96 D1 (Coyote), 06 D3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,571
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by down_shift View Post
Not a problem. The office base curb weight of a 1995 Disco 3-door V-8 is 4200 lbs. Just bring this datasheet to tech. A bottle of Scotch, too.

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...8i_3-door.html
Scotch being critical to help gloss over the extra 2 doors of course.
Reply With Quote
  #3586  
Old July 11th, 2013, 10:44 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,549
Registry
I wanted to do this a while back but couldn't get anyone fired up about it. Even had Pedro find me a $500 disco too. I have too much going on to even consider it now.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #3587  
Old July 11th, 2013, 11:00 AM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin View Post
I wanted to do this a while back but couldn't get anyone fired up about it. Even had Pedro find me a $500 disco too. I have too much going on to even consider it now.
Yes, I remember you mentioning it at HH. At the time, I was thinking about the expense of running/maintaining/racing such a thing. Far too rich for my blood

It lies in the realm of things I think "would be cool" but really want someone else to do
Reply With Quote
  #3588  
Old July 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM
flippedrover's Avatar
flippedrover
Status: Offline
Tyler
'94 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ashburn,va
Posts: 3,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin View Post
It's in a thread somewhere but I ran into this too. Didn't take much modification to make it fit though.

Odd because I had the same symptoms and the switch cured it.
All it would take is enlarging the hole where the pivot sticks through. I put the old switch back and they worked when I turned the truck on. Soo....but now the thing is running though. Go figure
__________________
Can't you feel 'em circlin' (closin'in) honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only girl in town.

Jimmy Buffett


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3589  
Old July 11th, 2013, 03:12 PM
down_shift's Avatar
down_shift
Status: Offline
Russell
94' D90 ST & 06' LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 3,915
Registry
Good coverage of the 36-hr ChumpCar race last weekend. Could an old beater Disco even last 36 hours? That is the challenge, and what makes this so fun, for all.
http://www.kxly.com/sports/meet-the-...0/-/index.html
Reply With Quote
  #3590  
Old July 12th, 2013, 11:48 AM
mgyip
Status: Offline
Matthew
1972/Series 3 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berryville, VA, USA
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by down_shift View Post
Could an old beater Disco even last 36 hours? That is the challenge, and what makes this so fun, for all.
36 consecutive hours or, like the Maserati Bi-Turbo, 36 total hours over the past 20 years?

It'd be fun to found a beater Disco and stuff in something more "main stream". At Crapital Offense, there was a Suzuki X-90 with a Mazda Pinata drivetrain b/c it's more reliable - too bad they decided to completely re-do their fuel system on Saturday morning. On the plus side, they did all the work in front of Black Flag so we had entertainment for both days...
Reply With Quote
  #3591  
Old July 12th, 2013, 12:01 PM
Firemanshort's Avatar
Firemanshort
Status: Offline
David Short
1980 Stage One 109
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 942
Registry
$500 Land Rover???

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...924625245.html

I am just saying......
__________________
----------------------------------------
Firemanshort
1980 Stage One 109
Sterling, VA
Reply With Quote
  #3592  
Old July 12th, 2013, 02:05 PM
mgyip
Status: Offline
Matthew
1972/Series 3 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berryville, VA, USA
Posts: 46
Kerb weight is 4401 - dang...
Reply With Quote
  #3593  
Old July 14th, 2013, 06:33 PM
Ray_G's Avatar
Ray_G
Status: Online
Ray Gerber
96 D1 (Coyote), 06 D3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,571
Registry
So, this Thurs at Kilroys?

Anyone happen to know a local source for re-charging 7100's (i.e. nitrogen). I've got two that are def in need in rebuild but 2 that may well just need to be re-charged and they'll be back in the fight.
Reply With Quote
  #3594  
Old July 14th, 2013, 06:43 PM
Wolf Fabrication's Avatar
Wolf Fabrication
Status: Offline
Sterling Archer
'93 NAS110 #436
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 7,406
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray_G View Post
Anyone happen to know a local source for re-charging 7100's (i.e. nitrogen). I've got two that are def in need in rebuild but 2 that may well just need to be re-charged and they'll be back in the fight.
The only place I found in NoVA was Iron Pig Offroad in Fredericksburg. I think it was $20/shock.
__________________
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
  #3595  
Old July 14th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Ray_G's Avatar
Ray_G
Status: Online
Ray Gerber
96 D1 (Coyote), 06 D3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,571
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf Fabrication View Post

The only place I found in NoVA was Iron Pig Offroad in Fredericksburg. I think it was $20/shock.
cool, will check that out-many thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #3596  
Old July 14th, 2013, 08:11 PM
WeBeCinYa's Avatar
WeBeCinYa
Status: Offline
Matt
94 ST #84
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 2,058
Registry
I'm moving to Richmond this week and look forward to meeting up with the VA guys at some point. Anyone in the Richmond area?
__________________
1994 Defender 90
1995 Range Rover Classic
1996 Discovery I 5spd
2006 LR3 SE
1991 Range Rover Classic (sold)
2006 LR3 SE (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #3597  
Old July 14th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,465
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by WeBeCinYa View Post
I'm moving to Richmond this week and look forward to meeting up with the VA guys at some point. Anyone in the Richmond area?
I'm in Richmond, and there a lot of Defender owners, but there isn't a meet up here. Where in Richmond are you moving?
Reply With Quote
  #3598  
Old July 15th, 2013, 03:02 PM
ranewman's Avatar
ranewman
Status: Offline
Rick Newman
85 Defender 110
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Unionville, Va
Posts: 1,439
HH

Well....if all the planets align, the river doesn't flood, there is no nuclear holocaust, and the zombies don't roam the earth...I will be gracing you with my presents along with my 110.
Actually...bring on the zombies....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	d110.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	123.0 KB
ID:	75949  
__________________
Rick
06 L322 Range Rover "The Black Pearl"
06 L322 Range Rover "2.0"
97 Disco SD "Emma" (250k and going strong)
95 P38 "Gus" RIP
99 P38 Callaway Edition #106 RIP
85 Defender 110 2.5NA "Margret"
01 D2 SE7 "Cuzn It" (blown up POS)
03 D2 SE "Fred"
Hoarder of 2.5 NAD parts
"In God we trust. Everyone else keep their fucking hands where they can be seen."
Reply With Quote
  #3599  
Old July 15th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Abrooks's Avatar
Abrooks
Status: Offline
Tony Brooks
.
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,912
My wife's due date is Thursday, so I may be late.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3600  
Old July 15th, 2013, 03:07 PM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,214
Registry
Heck Richmond is only a three or four hour slow bumper-to-bumper crawl up I-95 to Kilroy's.
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Trips, Trails and Events

Tags
dementia, disturbing, dood, gay nachos, happy hour, nova, pathetic, third thursday monthly, virginia is for lovers

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New & Improved NOVA Happy Hour Thread Wolf Fabrication Trips, Trails and Events 103 May 1st, 2008 07:41 AM
Happy Hour in Nova? Bozman Trips, Trails and Events 125 June 25th, 2007 03:17 PM
Happy Hour in NoVa? Eric N Trips, Trails and Events 40 November 8th, 2006 02:44 PM
Happy Hour in NoVA loykd Trips, Trails and Events 163 September 14th, 2006 07:28 AM
Happy Hour in NoVA loykd Trips, Trails and Events 6 August 12th, 2004 03:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.


Copyright