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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:34 PM
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Hi from Boston

Hi all,

Hello from Boston. I was born in Portugal my dad always had LRs: 2 90s (200Tdi), 1 110 300Tdi and a Disco 2 Td5. I remember my dad picking me up from school in a Epsom Green (with the white roof) 1997 110 300Tdi. He is the coolest dad.
Anyway, I got bitten by the LR bug and the first car I owned (payed with my own money) was a 2000 110 Caledonian Blue 110 Td5. It's now 160000kms (100000miles) but still working well (leaks when it rains, but has a rot free rear crossmember). My dad occasionally drives it to keep the battery up and the engine OK. I have since moved to the US and currently do not own a car. I miss my LR very much and am always on the look out for that ultimate miracle of a clean D90 that I can afford (about half the price they are selling now, so I might just have to wait until 2025) or a winning Powerball ticket. Please PM me if you have any of these.
Happy to be here.
Thanks
chico
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Have your family/friends back home source you one and then get ahold of Uncle Douglas here on the forum and have him do the import for you. He did mine and he is excellent! Good luck.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Thank you. That's a great idea. Will look into that.

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Old January 29th, 2016, 08:07 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I used to live outside of Boston, but up in New Hampshire now. My family is from the Azores and I have been to Portugal a few times, mostly in the Algarve region. Beautiful country.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 09:12 PM
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My buddies from the Azores tell me lots of good condition LHD Defenders on the islands, 'Tuga community is very small and tight in Boston, should not be hard to connect. Casa Portugal on Cambridge St, is a good starting point.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 09:47 AM
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Thank you! Yes, there is a large Portuguese and Portuguese speaking communities around Boston. I ocasionally get a zipcar and drive down to Fall River to pick up some of Portuguese stuff I miss (pastries: "pasteis de nata", wine and olive oil) and check out the restaurants.
My family is originally from up North, (Porto http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-portugal.html) but yes, it is a beautiful country. Land Rover wise there are some cheap series trucks (they were used by the police) and there is no snow or salt on the road so rust should be less. It is a coastal country so there is some rust from sea water exposure.
The plan mentioned above of getting a >25 year old D90 is good and I called my parents up to know that car whereabouts. It's a 1991 MY so that should be OK. I heard that you should not galvanize the chassis if you want to import it. Is that true?
Casa Portugal is a supa place. I go there sometimes as part of my work is around Kendall Square. Any recommendations for a good espresso around that area?

I'll put some old pics of that 1991 green machine.
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Old January 30th, 2016, 10:05 AM
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I go there sometimes as part of my work is around Kendall Square. Any recommendations for a good espresso around that area? I'll put some old pics of that 1991 green machine.
Voltage was great but they closed. Area 4 is next best. There is good new place next to Legal, can't recall the name, under Google

I'm in Kendall daily, happy to catch up some time and caffeine rant about Land Rover vehicles
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Old January 30th, 2016, 03:11 PM
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Head down to 'New Beige' or 'Fall Rieve' if you want to find more of our kind.

Michaels in Fall River is as tradition Portuguese as I have found for a market
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Old January 31st, 2016, 10:44 PM
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Thank you all! Going to try Area 4 tomorrow. Michaels has a very solid meat section with some classics as "rojoes", stew with pork blood ("sarrabulho") and cow tripe. Yum!

Trying to track that 91 Tdi. Here are a couple of pics. After these pics were taken my dad had an original (non NAS style) Safety Devices roll cage installed. Do you think this is going to be a problem with importing the car? (If I can find it) What about a rear disc brake upgrade (from drums) ?

Here are a couple of pics from the early 90s
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