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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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this 101 is over in Arlington, VA. just waiting for the owner to clear up some time and cash to get it running again.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:12 AM
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He's had that rig, non-running, for years and years now.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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actually, this one is my buddy's brother who owns that D90 you've seen around, Matt K. he picked it up around Jan '05 from out in Colo. Ran when we got it, but it now seems to have an electrical issue we just can't solve. 24 volt truck with a 12v converter that looks like it was done half-assed across the pond. i haven't had enough time to help out and he hasn't had enough cash to take it in to someone who knows what they are doing. -Robbie
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Well there's my ego deflation for the day. There's one up off of wilson near clarendon that's been sitting for ever (in my defense). Wouldn't it be fairly straight forward to just do a full converstion to 12v and remove the converter?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:26 AM
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i would think so, for someone with half a brain and some decent electrical skills. none of us have any of that though

we seem to be getting fuel, seem to be getting spark, albeit a little weak. starter seems to be working, just not catching. of course, this was as of the end of the summer last year, so not sure what state it is in now. the fuse panel only has 5 fuses, but one of those fuses has been replaced by it appears to be a paper clip and a twist of wire. We can't read hide nor hair of the converter, though I do believe he recently found the manual for it. it will probably be something simple, just haven't had time to get it into someone who can look at it. and i've had my own truck issues to keep me busy, so i can't help out as much as I would like. we really want to get it to MAR this year though.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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Those things can't be too hard to figure out -- aren't they essentially Series IIIs with a carbed 3.5?

Well, if you/he want to turn wrenches on it, give me a shout. My dad's a tv repairman, he's got a killer set of tools, we can fix it. . .
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Old March 20th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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seems like it would be fairly easy, and yep carbed 3.5. but damn if this thing doesn't seem to have a bunch of wiring all over the place. maybe with the engine sitting in the cab it just seems that way. think it may have a short somewhere as I believe I remember one of the wires going to the coil gets extremely hot.

may just take you up on that offer. at least maybe meet you over there to get an initial opinion. St. Lucia this weekend for me, so I'll see about sometime after that.

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Old March 20th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Cool, let me know. Worst case we can stare at it and drink beer.
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Worst case we can stare at it and drink beer.
now that i can do
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Old March 20th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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I'm accomplished at it, along with offering mediocre advice while looking for a bottle opener.

Is your truck done yet, Robbie?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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not yet. the shop working on it had to put it on the back burner for a rush job on a 4Runner. i'm actually encouraging them to take their time as my wife and i just put our house on the market and are looking for something that will have a larger home for Rovers - well at least that is my concern : . so no real room for it up here yet. last pic I have is a few weeks ago. need to give them a call for a status report.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Nice! I wonder how they are at bending up spare tire carriers . . .
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Old March 20th, 2006, 04:03 PM
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shoot Lance an email and tell him I sent you. his site is: http://www.ironpigoffroad.com/home.htm. They seem to be willing to do up whatever you want. Only issue is getting down to their shop in Fredericksburg during the week. Cool guy who went from IT admin in DC to full-time Offroad/fab shop in Fredericksburg.
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Crap, getting to fburg during the week is a no-go just now. There's some guy up near Gaithersburg that has a fab shop, too -- he's all over maryland creepers website.
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Here are some shots of my Radio Body FC
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The owner of ny local rover shop has one with 36 swampers, and a callaway engine with nearly 600 horsepower!
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Old April 8th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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Mine, has a simple 4.6 with some custom tuning to put out around 1/2 the Callaways hp but more than 200 hp more than the stock 101 and at least 100 more hp than a stock '97 NAS Defener
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