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Old 02-06-2017, 06:22 AM
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I wonder how many of Us here are Land Rover owners.
I know a lot of my American cousins despair at the thought of a oil leaky British engine .. but we love em ..

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Old 02-07-2017, 11:06 AM
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I would enjoy an old land rover pick up, if I could find and afford one. Over here in the colonies they are rare and expensive. All older vechiles have their quirks.
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I like the old ones...and they are, in general, great vehicles.
 
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I've wanted one since I watched Rat Patrol as a kid.
The Oklahoma City zoo has several bodies and frames as stationary props. What a waste.
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I've wanted one since I watched Rat Patrol as a kid.
The Oklahoma City zoo has several bodies and frames as stationary props. What a waste.
RAT PATROL?
Whats that ?
Old 02-07-2017, 11:28 AM
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RAT PATROL?
Whats that ?
Long story short:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...86574804837425

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A Disco.

None of the reputed issues in 6-7 years of ownership
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A Disco.

None of the reputed issues in 6-7 years of ownership
Same, driven disco's for the last 20 years. Love em.

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Nothing came up on the links for me

It was a TV show about the British SAS tear assing around North Africa during WW2. Messing with Rommel.

Hatari (john Wayne movie) stoked the desire as well.
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The "Defenders" are rare here in the U.S.

Wish I could get a Perkins, or even better, a Cummins conversion Defender over here!
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A Disco 3 V8. Best SUV available.
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The "Defenders" are rare here in the U.S.

Wish I could get a Perkins, or even better, a Cummins conversion Defender over here!
I want one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_R...l_Oct_2009.jpg

Australian military Land Rovers had the Isuzu diesel engine. Some have been imported into the US recently:

http://classiccardb.com/land-rover/2...rentie034.html
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Nice ride, but I'll take my 72 FJ. A few folks around here have the LR, but they are more of an image thing than an actual work truck. I bought my FJ around 6 or 7 years ago for a power line survey that had a number of creeks and branches across it. Not once did I have to use the winch to get myself out. It just chugged right along. I must say when I got the FJ it was a rust bucket but the drive train was sound which at the time was all that concerned me. I've since had it semi restored. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.
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I used a Land Rover LT230 transfer case in my new project...



....with a GM engine and transmission in a 'Lexus' chassis with a Toyota body.

The design of the Land Rover transfer case is pretty neat. High range isn't a 1:1 ratio. Mine is a 1.2:1 version and there are 1.4 and 1.67 versions along with a a few odd balls. Low range is a very respectable 3.32:1. It is a full time 4wd unit with a locking center differential.

For the money, even in the states, it is a very neat unit.
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I currently run a 2000 "Salty" Discovery, a few upgrades, safari rack up top, warn wench on wench bumper ,ect, this is my second one, first one was rolling 350,000 miles when a 4 runner pulled out in front of me at 55, I broke him in half, but the rover limped on home. totaled but it got me there. they are a few defenders local, you just have to wait for someone to let one go. waiting on a 1967 model as we speak. soon as the old guy decides to part with it.till then, I will stic with the 1and1/2.
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Lots of Series Landrovers in the US. Most have a motor swap. The 4.2 perkins diesel is a very popular swap. That what i run in mine.



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I wonder how many of Us here are Land Rover owners.
I know a lot of my American cousins despair at the thought of a oil leaky British engine .. but we love em ..

We love land rovers, but they are about 10 times the cost in America. It kills me to get on the LR forums. I see all these awesome vehicles for sell for X amount so I will use the conversion calculators and its always pennies on the dollar to what the we would pay state side.
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They are incredible. I owned a Disco and whoever designed the traction control system should have an engineering award named after them.

They are too expensive though.
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They are incredible. I owned a Disco and whoever designed the traction control system should have an engineering award named after them.

They are too expensive though.
That must be that old supply and demand thing.

More people should bring them in - the older ones from other countries would be mostly RHD - although if they are more 25 years old, they don't need to be converted.

When you are offroad, being RHD doesn't really matter - and Land Rovers are always happiest when they are offroad.
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I see some real Mad-Max looking old ones on the road here in NE Africa. Chain link covering the windshields and glass etc.

Otherwise, from what I've seen the roads are owned by Japanese diesel 4wd vehicles - Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.
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