So I have to tell the community about a member here. When I was working at Safari HP I had the pleasure of doing some business with Devon 110fender. I sold him some parts for some of his projects. He told me he was selling a 110 to a Brian LostChord who lived in Fl.
Stephen and myself had the pleasure of meeting Brian on our way back from the 30a rally. We checked out his nice original 5 door. It had a 2.5 NA that was tired and in need of a rebuild.
A few weeks later Brian was calling about a 200TDI swap. He had spoken to Devon to let him know that the engine had taken a turn for the worse. Not to complain , but just to let him know.
Things progressed and the truck was brought to Safari for the swap. A week or so goes by and I receive a call from Devon asking me to take a video of the truck running. I did and sent it to him. A few minutes later he calls back and explains he has a couple of Defender 200tdi engines coming to the states and wants to give one to Brian to make things right with the truck.
I want you all to know that Devon did this on his own free will and ended up giving the engine to him. This is one of the reasons that make this forum so special. It's people like Devon that make it that way.
Needless to say, I was pretty amazed by what Devin did. And he didn't even call me to say he was doing it; he just did it. Abe called me from Safari to tell me in one of those "you're not gonna believe this" conversations. Devin is a genuinely nice guy with great character and this is just one example of it.
I have no hesitation about recommending 110fender. To those interested, PM me if you'd like. I'm happy to discuss my experience.
Abe - I'm still working on the FL rally trip. I'll keep you posted. Hope to see you there.