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Old December 10th, 2003, 09:53 AM
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I don't think I did.....what did it say?
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Old December 10th, 2003, 10:22 AM
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I bought a disco off LRX once. 1997 with extended warranty. Flew from Columbus, GA to Philadelphia where the guy met me at the airport in the truck. We'd settled on the price already. It was lifted, mud tires, ARB bumper and a couple good dents. He was a salesman at the LR Cherry Hill dealership in New Jersey. We drove there and when I started looking over the rig I noticed a nice puddle of coolant collecting on the pavement below the engine. So they wheel it into the service bay and put in a new water pump, under warranty. I flew in at 10am and was on the road back by 1pm.

Somewhere in Virginia I stopped and noticed a drip or two of engine oil on the pavement, but kept on going. Made it to Charlotte by midnight.

Next morning I got moving by 7am and was arrived at the LR dealer just north of Atlanta by 10am. They replaced the front main seal, and did both rear hub seals and a tranny output shaft seal, all under warranty. They even replaced the windshield wiper motor... under warranty.

I wheeled the crap out of that truck for about 3 years. I sold it this summer and bought 1997 D90 ST #0752 from Copley Motor Cars in Boston. Dave Marchand was good enough to go over to Stu's shop and check it out for me. I had it trucked to my door and have been happy ever since. Been to Tellico twice, MAR and the recent Solaros rally in North Georgia.

My wife understands that this is a way of life, not really a hobby. I don't golf, so she appreciates the fact that I am either in the garage with the truck, wheeling in the truck, or driving around with the kids in the truck. Really a perfect existence if you ask me.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 11:09 AM
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Scot, was hoping to hear "the rest of the story" by email.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 11:40 AM
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"Well, think of it this way... when upside-down, it makes for easy install of a new exhaust".

Ken, I'll try to remember that when I install my NRP exhaust
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Old December 10th, 2003, 11:54 AM
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Yousef, how soon are you installing your NRP? I might have one for you in a month at a "good value"...

Let me know or PM me.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 12:39 PM
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Old December 10th, 2003, 10:10 PM
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I am just fascinated with everyone's different stories. I love this thread! Kudos.

I also was curious to hear what other chicaneries ocurred with the rolled 90 with the tickford and R380...

Phillip's picture would be a still shot from a Stephen King film.
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Old December 11th, 2003, 08:30 AM
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Yousef, empty your PM box. I can't send anything to you.

In reply to the last one: no I didn't know this. You might try calling Rover's North. They resell a ton of the NRP stuff.
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Old December 11th, 2003, 11:33 AM
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Old December 17th, 2003, 11:34 PM
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Joe, From that little pic I see of your truck, it looks SWEET! A great deal too. We're all happy for you. Got any other pics you can post of your new money pit...I mean object of affection?
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Old December 17th, 2003, 11:53 PM
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no its a money pit. But well worth every penny.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 06:49 PM
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I got mine 4-5 months ago off of Ebay (I'm in California, and it was in NY/NJ), then had it trucked out across the country.

I did as much homework as possible before buying...but it was a scarly leap of faith.

It's been good so far, and definitely as advertised. It's got a good amount of rust underneath (suspention mostly), but it wouldn't have dissuaded me from the purchase.

On balance, after several months...I love it. Definitely.

Yes, it takes a ton of gas, I have to work on it every weekend, and it's not comfortable or quiet...but hardly anyone else has one.
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Old December 19th, 2003, 12:50 AM
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I had a similar experience when I trade the 127 to the 110. After agreeing on the details of the trade, I (from Oregon) set off to meet the other party (from Alabama) in New Mexico. I was quite apprehensive about the whole sight-not-seen issue, but then again the other person hadn't seen my truck either.
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Old December 27th, 2003, 04:36 AM
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Thanks for the compliment. I have to say it is everything I had hoped for and more. Just like everyone says it is loud, it leaks when it rains (which it did the entire 1000 miles from OR) and I have already stuck a couple of grand into it.

I also did a ton of research and almost bought two different trucks before I found this one by accident. I guess the third times a charm. I got lucky. There is no rust on it and everything is in great condition. I just got back from vacation but I plan on taking it out and geting some photos. Once I do I will send them into Chris to put up an owners bio.

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Old July 13th, 2004, 07:49 AM
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Hi everyone, just took a leap of faith myself w/ '94 ST

I've meant to post a message for a couple weeks now but have been swamped with holidays, travel, and a new truck. Well, not quite new....

Beast is a '94 Beluga Black Defender ST with leather seats (one of the 100 that year) and around 50K Miles. As it was that years' special edition it also has factory installed side steps and an A-bar.

I am in love.

Crazy in love. I sold my Ford Explorer. My only other transportation is a '81 Delorean. Not a realy sensible or practical car. Apparently my particular psycosis involves electrical systems designed by British engineers....

My story: I have lusted after Land Rovers for years. I think that the seeds were planted by the movies "Born Free" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy". Series Land Rovers.....Yum. But, also REALLY not practical. Don't flame me about Series Rovers. If I didn't live in an apartment complex in the middle of a city I would probably be in the process of restoring a 109. A partially dissmantled vintage truck in the garage would NOT go over well with the building manager. As it is it took me 5 days to get a parking spot in the upper garage - Beast wouldn't clear the gate to the lower garage. The spot was always available, the manager just felt like flexing his muscles...

When the Defender savings fund started to reach a point where it was real I started tracking them on E-Bay. (God I love the Internet. How did we live without this when we were kids? No auctions, spam, spyware or porn...)

I had originaly been looking at Station Wagons. Something about the profile and the Alppine windows has always caught my eye. On a recent trip to Seattle I met one of my sister's neighbors. He has a '97 Beluga Black ST. He had been warned that I was a Rover junkie looking for a fix and planing on buying a truck soon. Within minutes of meeting I was taking his truck for a spin around their neighborhood. It was a rare Seatle day, warm and sunny, so the truck was topless. That was the moment when I realized that living in Los Angeles the Soft Top was the only way to go, as long as it had Air Conditioning.

I had been looking at one that Copley Motorcars had in Boston when the Black '94 showed up localy. I'm sure that it is not news to the people on this board that a lot of the west coast D90's have high milage so when one showed up with 48K Miles I had to check it out. I didn't call first so was dissapointed to find that it didn't have AC. Didn't even take it for a drive. Later that night I was surfing my "Rover Porn" sites (D-90, Atlantic British, East Coast Rover, etc.) when I noticed Rovers North was now offering AC kits for defenders. The Black '94 was back in play.

I went back the next week to test drive it. I bought it the next day.

So far it is everything I expected. There are a few issues, but none that can't be resolved. I have already replaced the door top studs with stainless ones and Quicknuts from Atlantic British. The old studs were quite rusted and needed lots of WD-40 and force to remove from the tops. Mods to come include an ARB front end, Tuffy Speaker/storage boxes, Badger full top, stainless bolts, and a dash mount interface to the stereo for an iPod.

I'm going to try living without AC for a while. I suspect that around the middle of August while sitting on the 405 I'll decide that I REALLY NEED AC. Around $2500 for the kit and ?$ for instalation is a bit steep. It might need to be done. We shall see. On that note if anyone knows a shop in the Los Angeles or Orange County area who could do the install please let me know.

I'm taking Beast on its' first trip later this week when I drive up to Lake Tahoe. I've been waiting until after the trip to post a photo since I know there are some great backdrops in the high desert near Mojave, in the Eastern Sierras, and (of course) at the lake.

I just realized what time it was (Very Late!) so I'll end this posting with: Glad to finally be a full-fledged member of the club. Expect lots of questions form a newbie.

-Mark
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Old July 13th, 2004, 08:24 AM
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Congrats! Take a bunch of pictures and send them with some info over to me and I will get a Bio up for you.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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Nice job Joe.
I found mine on ebay and flew from Philadelphia to South Carolina to look at it. I then drove it back in the RAIN THE WHOLE TRIP......I love it.

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I thought 97 came standard with A/C.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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I am glad I have the AC in mine but if it didnt, I would seriously have to consider if it was worth it spending the money. I really only ever use the A/C maybe 4 times a year, the rest of the time, the windows out and vents open I am fine with as long as I am not in a traffic jam. I would be more inclined to spend money on an additional heater or SW doors.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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I am glad I have the AC in mine but if it didnt, I would seriously have to consider if it was worth it spending the money. I really only ever use the A/C maybe 4 times a year, the rest of the time, the windows out and vents open I am fine with as long as I am not in a traffic jam. I would be more inclined to spend money on an additional heater or SW doors.
Gotta go with CvC. The RN Kit to put AC in a 97 D-90 is a crazy $2700! And it's the new 2004 fascia, not the original unit. They claim it has been updated, but 2700 for AC? I'll sweat and open all the windows before I spen that kind of cash.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Have to go with CVC too. I have AC in my 94 ST and never really use it. With the top off and the windows out, provides enough breeze to cool me down. Never been to California though, might be a different story. Here in Virginia, its humid hot.
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