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Old April 4th, 2014, 01:03 PM
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Welcome aboard!
Well thank you!

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Welcome Carmen.



AWD is not the same as full-time 4WD. Defenders aren't AWD, they're full-time 4WD as Paul pointed out above.

I've not driven a RHD truck, and while I'm sure it's easy to get used to, I'd think it makes think drive-throughs, toll booths, merging into traffic, etc. a bit of a pain. (Though you never really "merge" into traffic in an old Land Rover....).
I didn't think about toll booths. Guess it will have be a toll tag on the windshield then. Merging?..merging is going to be fun
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Old April 4th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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I too have a RHD diesel and really don't think you should be too concerned. Getting comfortable shifting does not take long. And being diesel you have plenty of time to correct mistakes on the fly because there's nothing slower that you can imagine. The concern, if any, with an older 90/110 off road is not shifting it is manual steering. There is not much shifting off road but the steering kickback is wicked and you need to be really careful. Keep your thumbs on the outside of the wheel at all times. Other than that you'll be in love and hooked for life.

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Oh I can imagine the slowness.. and thanks for the reminder about the steering wheel. I have only driven a manual on the street and hadn't thought about the yank that being off road is going to bring. I'm sure after my first time experiencing that I won't forget it lol .. Yah..I imagine a rover AA meeting 'hello..my name is Carmen and I have a problem'.. I am already looking at all the miscellaneous swag; meaning era-correct piece parts I can put on it and I don't even have the truck yet!
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:35 PM
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After a little hurdle she is on the way. The POs are amazing people and I feel blessed they have entrusted something so cherished to me. They spoke so highly of the Land Rover community. All to say is that I feel as if a new member is soon to be joining my family... It's been a really good day
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Old April 16th, 2014, 09:49 PM
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ETA of the driver.. who shall now be referred to as Santa...is 5hrs away! Almost to Dallas...which puts him here sometime around 1am. I have to be at work at 5am.. yeah I'm not sleeping tonight and it is going to be a looong day at work because I will be thinking about how I could be at home just staring at her! Now to make coffee and set out cookies and milk...!
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:12 PM
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Awesome!

Just to add on to other fellow RHD drivers, I don't have any problem driving my SIIA RHD when I get in. It only takes a few minutes at most for my brain to remember where I am.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Series vehicles are a hoot. I had 4 of them one being the NA diesel. Yes it is slow, real slow, like your kids evolve into a higher order on trips slow. However, you can and should get an overdrive. It will allow normal highway speeds on level ground and will help increase the low noise level of the series diesel. Invest in a lot of the soft yellow earplugs. They will go anywhere and have a huge amount of torque. Fitting better seats helps with you back a lot. I found sourcing the aux fuel tank a plus, the one that fits under the left seat. I still like the canvas top, I had both for my last one and would seasonally swap out. I liked being able to roll up the sides. Get a set of Whitworth wrenches, several critical items are in that weird english only standard, like the axel nuts. If you do a lot of hard off roading, get a spare set of rear axels, they fit behind the seats, just below the hand crank.

My last series, a 76 series III diesel up at Coyote Flats int he Sierras:


My Series IIa stuck in a "Dry" lakebed in Deep Springs Valley. Not really stuck, just needed some sagebrush to back out on:
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:27 PM
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Awesome!

Just to add on to other fellow RHD drivers, I don't have any problem driving my SIIA RHD when I get in. It only takes a few minutes at most for my brain to remember where I am.
Thank you Neill.. I have the ear to ear smile thing going on!
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:41 PM
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Series vehicles are a hoot. I had 4 of them one being the NA diesel. Yes it is slow, real slow, like your kids evolve into a higher order on trips slow. However, you can and should get an overdrive. It will allow normal highway speeds on level ground and will help increase the low noise level of the series diesel. Invest in a lot of the soft yellow earplugs. They will go anywhere and have a huge amount of torque. Fitting better seats helps with you back a lot. I found sourcing the aux fuel tank a plus, the one that fits under the left seat. I still like the canvas top, I had both for my last one and would seasonally swap out. I liked being able to roll up the sides. Get a set of Whitworth wrenches, several critical items are in that weird english only standard, like the axel nuts. If you do a lot of hard off roading, get a spare set of rear axels, they fit behind the seats, just below the hand crank.

My last series, a 76 series III diesel up at Coyote Flats int he Sierras:


My Series IIa stuck in a "Dry" lakebed in Deep Springs Valley. Not really stuck, just needed some sagebrush to back out on:
I only just discovered the Series LR and it was love at first sight. My son is eagerly awaiting his first car. The noise level will help him out because I so like to do my karaoke renditions of all genres of music lol He is good to his mom. We are going to have a blast! Thank you very much for the advice and I will be reaching out to you when the time comes. Great pictures!
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Thank you Neill.. I have the ear to ear smile thing going on!
So cool! Be sure to post up some pictures when you meet!
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:58 PM
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So cool! Be sure to post up some pictures when you meet!
Sure thing!.. I'll be the one with the huge smile sitting cross legged on the front bumper.. is it wrong to want to hug a vehicle?
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Old April 16th, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Absolutly not!
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:05 PM
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There is a sweet little series here now.. and WOW...soo good in person!
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Congrats

How hard was it waiting for the truck to arrive?
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:15 PM
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Do I have to say? Oh my gosh.. but so worth it. They really have that something special don't they? It started raining when she got here and I didn't care. Just kept walking around and checking her out lol
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Old April 24th, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Got started :)

Got started on the bonny lass today. I pretty much just took off the rack and removed everything inside down to the bulkhead. As of yesterday we have a new boy in the house (Rex helped babysit) so I had to stop periodically for feedings but I think I got a good start. Tomorrow I am wanting to get the top and doors off and whatever else I can muster. I left just enough bolts in place to have a floor to sit on and tomorrow I'll do all the underside ones. I'm just rolling with it and having a good time. Had a few pedestrians walking by stop and chat about it and say how much they like her Took just a few pictures. Going to replace all the wiring.. saw a lot of melting going on and mystery stuff that ran to nowhere. Neat seeing the gear box in person AND I found treasure!
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Fairey OD, great! Now you can hit 55! Had one on my Series 3 and one on my 110. Love that thing.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 10:40 PM
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Fairey OD, great! Now you can hit 55! Had one on my Series 3 and one on my 110. Love that thing.
Yes! Good times.. had one offer to buy her as is and another when I'm done already! NO!! She's all ours .. having fun with her. It's amazing what you can get done in a few hours with a socket set and a couple of screwdrivers. She is gonna run and look grrreat!
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The postal jeep is not feeling loved, I can tell.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 11:50 PM
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The postal jeep is not feeling loved, I can tell.
Guess I need to take it for a spin tomorrow then..but a buddy of mine just got her a pair of fuzzy dice?..and I got her a spinner ball for her massive steering wheel?
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Old April 25th, 2014, 08:03 PM
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Day 2

Blasted 80's rock and got started around 10 and finished up around 4. Got the top and sides off...sooo many bolts. I had no idea that the windshield folded down like that..neat! ..yup getting to know your vehicle by taking it apart and putting it back together. I was going to take the doors off yesterday but the bolts were scary rusty so I spayed them last night with heavy duty WD and this morning they came off like butter..lube lube lube lube yes. I went around and sprayed everything I was going to take off today and had no troubles other than one pin on the vent flap. Am going to replace all the window gaskets anyway so I just cut them with a blade, worked them with a screwdriver and popped the glass out. Don't know why but I think the windshield wiper assembly is the cutest thing ever. The only place on the truck I see green is on the bulkhead and under the bonnet so I'm assuming that's the original color. She's going to need welding and fab work...of course. My garage is half full of pieces...a pile to keep and a pile to replace. So that's it for her for another couple of days till I have some time and then I get to do rivets!
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