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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Chris when was the last time you drove a series vehicle? Seriously the novelty wears out after a decade or so, I mean at least you'll develop muscular arms while parking.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:45 PM
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Damn - I hope he's on the mend. I've been leaving messages on his phone all week and feel like an ass now. A true character....

I called to order from George a week ago and he directed me to the main US vendor who had a better price. I hesitated then decided to give them a call. The vendor said "parts are in stock and will ship for the weekend". The weekend comes and I head to the garage with my box and coveralls. Open the box up - one of the two parts I needed F'n back ordered.

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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Damn Jack nice find! Thanks

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Chris when was the last time you drove a series vehicle? Seriously the novelty wears out after a decade or so, I mean at least you'll develop muscular arms while parking.
I was not really interested in ever getting one but when a family member gave me one they had sitting around, I decided to take on the restore of it.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 04:02 AM
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Damn Jack nice find! Thanks

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I was not really interested in ever getting one but when a family member gave me one they had sitting around, I decided to take on the restore of it.
It's really a tough rig to drive around compared to anything else you got, I try to avoid driving my series trucks most of the time lately, its such a pain after so many years. First few years are cool than you sorta grow out of it inevitably. Did you sell your D90?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:50 AM
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It's really a tough rig to drive around compared to anything else you got, I try to avoid driving my series trucks most of the time lately, its such a pain after so many years. First few years are cool than you sorta grow out of it inevitably.
I don't know about that - I've been driving Series trucks since 1972 and haven't grown out of it yet. It's the attraction of a basic (very, very basic) vehicle that makes it attractive somehow. It forces you to slow down and enjoy the moment.

Its sort of like early Porsche 911's - you have to DRIVE them every moment - there's no sort of sit back, relax and vaguely point the steering wheel in the direction you'd like to go mode. Series trucks are very involving and while they may not be the best daily commuter, to me they have a charm that doesn't wear off.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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If I was forced to choose only one of my rovers out of the three I would take the series. There is no stisfaction like trundling along in an old series Land Rover.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:46 AM
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It's really a tough rig to drive around compared to anything else you got, I try to avoid driving my series trucks most of the time lately, its such a pain after so many years. First few years are cool than you sorta grow out of it inevitably. Did you sell your D90?
Nah I still have it. I dont think I will be getting rid of it now if I can help it.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Well I live in LA, and the traffic here is horriffic, and the sloppyness in the steering keeps me on my toes, I'm always constantly trying to correct the steering even in a straight line. The brakes aren't the greatest so i gotta always make sure I got enough stopping space between me andn the car ahead. Plus its always hot in LA and that exhaust tube underneath my right foot dosen't help a whole lot either. Come to think of it, mabye my steering box is just worn out. Does George sell new boxes/relays? lol
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Old August 7th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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"I'm always constantly trying to correct the steering even in a straight line."

In good condition the steering is pretty good on a series truck. New ball joints and adjusting the steering box (rebuild if necessary) and it is tight (assuming the bulkhead is not rusted out . . . .).
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Old August 7th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Thanks Ron, that does make sense and after I tried adjusting the box, the steering wheel became awfully hard to turn. I think I tightened the bolt too much. Does anyone know how to rebiuld series III steering boxes? I've been using 90 wt on the relay and box and the box leaks like a sieve. I hear they are pandoras box. No chance with Meridian I'm sure. Thanks for the point in the right direction.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:28 PM
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George was back at work today for a while. Still having breathing difficulty but worlds better. To much hate and discontent for him to spread still I guess.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 03:16 PM
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I don't know about that - I've been driving Series trucks since 1972 and haven't grown out of it yet. It's the attraction of a basic (very, very basic) vehicle that makes it attractive somehow. It forces you to slow down and enjoy the moment.

Its sort of like early Porsche 911's - you have to DRIVE them every moment - there's no sort of sit back, relax and vaguely point the steering wheel in the direction you'd like to go mode. Series trucks are very involving and while they may not be the best daily commuter, to me they have a charm that doesn't wear off.

They remind me of some of the old hay trucks I used to drive....I couldn't drive one without a smile on my face...until they break and sometimes even that was fun...unless it was late Friday afternoon.

George, you should move out of that lowland to someplace healthier, like East St Louis.
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