1960 Land Rover 109, Series II "The Green Rover"
Santa Cruz, California
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Purchased March 1978
Engine: Ford 302 originally from a 1970 Mustang, over 200 HP & gets 17 MPG on open highway. Gearbox: Borg Warner T-18 with granny first gear, LR transfer case. First gear low range provides an overall ratio of very close to 70:1. Front diff: Quaife automatic torque biasing, stock 4.7 ratio. Rear Diff: Salisbury with ARB air locker. Springs: 1 ton with high density plastic sheets between leaves. Military extended shackles. Next larger diameter 'U' bolts than stock both front and rear. Wheels: Disco 7 inch wide steel wheels, B.F. Goodrich 265/75/16 Mud Terrains. Steering: Saginaw power steering box from a 1980 Scout II, Saginaw power steering pump. Brakes: Converted to dual power dual circuit system. Fuel capacity: two front and one rear fuel tank for a total 42 gallon capacity. Propane capacity: 5 gallon tank built in under body in front of rear wheel. Water Capacity: 15 Gallon stainless steel tank built in under the body in front of rear wheel. Air capacity: 2.5 gallon tank built in under body above rear prop shaft. Charged by Quickair2 pump. Batteries: One under the passenger side floorboard at frame level, one group 24 deep cycle in right rear toolbox. Permanently mounted on board 120V charger also in right rear tool box. Non stock lighting: 4 Halla 3000s suspended under roof rack, rear work light, 2 interior 12V fluorescents inside. Rear interior: Dormobile pop up top with almost 8 feet of head space. Fold out cot type bed at lowered rood line. Two burner propane stove with broiler, 2 rear folding seats, chest type refrigerator, Two sinks with running water, toilet, two tall storage cabinets plus a number of various other small storage cabinets. This includes a tea storage cabinet above the rear door. Front interior: A number of added Smiths & Lucas gauges, Kodiak heater, heated windscreens, converted to dual speed single motor wipers, custom cubby box between front seats, headrests, radio console above windscreen with AM/FM/tape and a CB. Misc. hangers on: Mantec snorkel, front roof rack, diamond plate wing top protectors, diamond plate bottom skirt protectors, removable handle pick axe, shovel on wings, power radio antenna, military spare tyre mount, Mercury winch, Front military bumper over riders, rear military bumperettes, High lift jack, brush wires to protect roof rack and use as a clothes line, Mantec bridging ladders, and other misc. odds & ends.
I like to travel on long trips with my dog to take pictures and play house in the back of my Land Rover. I normally travel solo so I can stop when and where I wish for photos and change my traveling plans to meet my current whim.
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