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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:10 PM
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90 in a 90

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There have been a lot of threads about being addicted to our D-90s........what about the fact that I took the camera along on this drive? And I ran right in the house and posted this message.........Or that I thought anyone would even care......

But here we are. 90k miles in a D90 I thought was pretty cool. It was a cold, rainy, foggy, damp day - fitting for a car from England.

I am an original owner. I love the truck even more now, than 13 years ago when it was new. It is full of good memories, and practically a family member

Flagg
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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very cool! Congrats
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Hope you enjoy it for another 90k!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Congrats! Only about 10K miles till your odometer craps out! ;-)
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:00 PM
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cool. I think mine is up to 68k and keeps going, I wonder how much longer I have untill major medical issues. Congrats on your milestone, 13 years with the same Defender is pretty cool.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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My first thought was 90 MPH in a 90 - scary concept that ......


I just turned 90,000 in mine last week - only 285,000 to go to catch my 66 Series IIA diesel 109.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:39 PM
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My first thought was 90 MPH in a 90 - scary concept that ......


I just turned 90,000 in mine last week - only 285,000 to go to catch my 66 Series IIA diesel 109.
90 mph is probably the terminal velocity of a D90 during a free fall from 10K feet.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Actually, I have been to 90 with a shaking spedo. Not for many years. I was going to try to get 90 mph, 90 K miles, in a D-90...........and my wife said "ARE YOU CRAZY!"

I thought about it...........and decided that the logistics of taking that picture would be a bit crazy. I decided that I did not want that blured picture to be my last

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ps - Len - I will make sure I get that 909090 picture. It will be a little while
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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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....My first thought was 90 MPH in a 90 - scary concept......
Mine, too....
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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The one time I hit 90mph in my 90 was by accident with a tail wind on the freeway, and my power steering pump blew out,
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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"90 mph is probably the terminal velocity of a D90 during a free fall from 10K feet."

Nonsense. My stock red 94 used to hit the limiter at 89 all the time. I put in a disco chip and she would run up well over 100.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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Congrats! Only about 10K miles till your odometer craps out! ;-)
He He, mine crapped out at 76K, and that was 7 years ago
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Hi Ron,

("90 mph is probably the terminal velocity of a D90 during a free fall from 10K feet."

Nonsense. My stock red 94 used to hit the limiter at 89 all the time. I put in a disco chip and she would run up well over 100.)

My reference was strictly related to the air friction a 90 would encounter using only gravity as a means of locamotion -

I have no dought a 90 could do a hundred - given the proper "tuning" - I use to drive my '95 RR classic LWB up to 100 mph for grins every once in a while. That was after I removed the air suspension and put a good set of springs and shocks on the puppy. I'll see if I can find the pic I took of my speedo passing through 100K miles while doing 100 mph. I took that pic some time ago (7 or 8) years ago - if I find it I'll post it for fun.

Len
For fun I just bought a WWII vintage air speed indicator (made in 1942) - I made a pitot tube and ran tubing to the interior of my truck - as long as there are no vehicle in front of me I get fairly accurate air speed readings. Next time I hook it up Itake a pic of that as well.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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The air speed indicator sounds sweet! Gotta love fluid mechanics.
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Vintage air speed indicator

Here is a pic of the unit on sitting on my desk - I bought at the place where I buy my new metal - they also have a metal salvage business - I found it in a box with a bunch of other vinatge aircraft instruments. I was shocked that it still works... good American engineering!- i contacted some aircraft historians online to see if they could determine what aircraft may have used it. It was likely out of a transport plane - 300 mph isn't too fast.

I'll hook it up this weekend and get a pic of it in action.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Three years ago, in the Nevada badlands, I clocked 107 on the GPS. Deserted two-lane blacktop, downhill.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:03 PM
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If you think your hardcore, I'm dating an Indian girl and I'm going to have my friend do a photo shoot of her in one of my 90's with the downtown LA skyline in the background. I thought it would be cool seeing how TaTa is in the talks to buy Land Rover, hehe
This was taken the night I met her in Vegas
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Three years ago, in the Nevada badlands, I clocked 107 on the GPS. Deserted two-lane blacktop, downhill.
I have a feeling the TVR 5L might have helped your case too

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If you think your hardcore, I'm dating an Indian girl and I'm going to have my friend do a photo shoot of her in one of my 90's with the downtown LA skyline in the background. I thought it would be cool seeing how TaTa is in the talks to buy Land Rover, hehe
This was taken the night I met her in Vegas

.... who ever said anything about being hardcore?

.... and what's so hardcore about a photo shoot?
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If you think your hardcore, I'm dating an Indian girl and I'm going to have my friend do a photo shoot of her in one of my 90's with the downtown LA skyline in the background. I thought it would be cool seeing how TaTa is in the talks to buy Land Rover, hehe
This was taken the night I met her in Vegas


Does she charge by the hour?
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