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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:02 PM
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Los Angeles Mechanic?

Hey guys.
Can anyone refer a Los Angeles mechanic? Series 2a.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Where in LA? I'm sure there are plenty, but I can vouch for Absolute on Hoover, formerly "Absolute Rovers." They were good to me and I'd go back if I was cruising through Hollywood again with a broken rover.

http://absoluteonhoover.com
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:36 PM
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Anywhere in the Los Angeles area really. Closer to Mid city or the west side if possible.
I think that englishcars.com (peter) may be gone?
Thanks again
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Old November 17th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Peter is not gone.. I just saw him two weeks ago.. Old but still kicking and the best series mechanic in LA.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 05:27 PM
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I did go to Peter on Lincoln today on your referral. He may not be 'technically' gone, but... He was uninterested, cranky and did not want to be bothered.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 05:34 PM
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Sorry to hear that. He can be like that. but as I said he is the best in town for series trucks.. Can always try Larry at 4 oaks in Santa monica. He and his wife run the shop and they are good honest people. They worked on all my range rovers and defenders.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 06:52 PM
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Is it something simple you need, or a major job? The Series IIA is an incredibly easy engine to work on.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 07:22 PM
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Engine conversion to 300tdi, r380 5 speed and lt230 transfer case among other items.
It is seeming that there is no one in Los Angeles that can or wants to do the work...
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Old December 1st, 2014, 07:36 PM
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tried British car service? They are the most likely to tackle a big job like that. I wouldn't of recommended Peter if I had known thats what you were looking to do.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 07:45 PM
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If you don't mind bringing it down to San Diego, the British Garage may be interested. They handle ROW engine stuff down here all the time.

Same with Falconworks out in Tuscon, they did the engine conversion on my 90 when the previous owner had it. Other than some strange cooling setups it was a good job.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Huntington Service

trevor... the best place to get your rover serviced is Huntington Service in San Marino... i have known John and Pete When they where part of British Pacific when they where in Pasadena... they are good and reasonable too...

other places will stiff you or nickel and dime you! oh yes... and there is one place, who i will not say, this person will repair your car and take parts off your car cause supposedly "it wasn't working!" stay away from these places

also... for some reason... westside rover shops are very pricey....

give Huntington Service a call .... they are the true/OG Land rover repair shop in Los Angeles

http://www.yelp.com/biz/huntington-s...ter-san-marino
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Andy he is not talking about a service or repair. He is looking to drop a 300tdi drive train in a SIIa…
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Andy he is not talking about a service or repair. He is looking to drop a 300tdi drive train in a SIIa…

sorry berry muncho! just read the first entry!.... if that is the case there are a couple of guys from back then who were doing transplants for BP back then i believe there names are Dave young or Ron Origio (something like that).... Trevor can probably call Huntington Service and ask if these two guys are doing conversions...

both gents are awesome rover mechanics!
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better off sending it away to someone that has either done it before or has a clue as a fabricator. $1000 in shipping might save you $$$$ down the road.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 01:22 PM
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that's another good option!

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better off sending it away to someone that has either done it before or has a clue as a fabricator. $1000 in shipping might save you $$$$ down the road.
that is a very good option... sending it to an east coast shop like ECR or Overland in manine to do the job for you correctly!
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 01:32 PM
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ecr doesnt work on series trucks. Maybe Safarihp?
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better off sending it away to someone that has either done it before or has a clue as a fabricator. $1000 in shipping might save you $$$$ down the road.
Agreed, there are a couple folks up the coast in the PNW who I can point you toward.

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Old December 2nd, 2014, 02:49 PM
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Agreed, there are a couple folks up the coast in the PNW who I can point you toward.

Brian
point man point! who can do that kind of job????
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