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Old 12-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #1381
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A Land Rover is something every man should own at least once in his life.
I must be doing pretty well - I've owned fifteen of them - one of them twice!









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Old 12-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #1382
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what are you, a hippie or something



nice pictures, i only had 3 land rovers sinces 1974
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #1383
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nice pictures, i only had 3 land rovers sinces 1974
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That picture was taken in 1976 - I sold that truck in 1978 and tracked it down fifteen years later and bought it back.

It's currently undergoing a frame up restoration - on the original non-rusty frame.








here's a more recent shot

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #1384
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A Land Rover is something every man should own at least once in his life.
Funnily enough the only car I have ever tried to buy was a series 1 last year that is rotting away in a friend's field, I didn't want it and know it would be a millstone but wanted to rescue it. The owner who has several Land Rovers says he is "going to do something with it one day" which is a load of bollocks, it will sit there for another five years then go to the scrap heap beyond repair.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #1385
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Hell yeah! I love the PTO off the back. Is that a Rover option or an aftermarket?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #1386
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Hell yeah! I love the PTO off the back. Is that a Rover option or an aftermarket?
Rover factory option - this truck was one of about 200 that were sold to the state of Florida in 1967 for dragging bush hogs down the edges of interstate highways. They were all painted a bright yellow and had a rear PTO drive. I've met a couple of other owners of these trucks through the years. 1967 was the last year the pickup cab version was available in the US.

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #1387
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #1388
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Here's me, Sierra Vista to Tucson AZ @ 70 mph/1900 rpm (~70 miles). This reading more-or-less matches the OEM NAV (23.0 mpg), my Garmin (23.2), and ol' gas pump calculator math (22.7 mpg), and should be considered the extreme high end for this truck. But still:

I was going to call BS on that gas mileage, but I recently took the rooftop tent off and got an easy everyday 18mpg (previously I was getting 15mpg) without any funny business. It's amazing what taking 120 bulky pounds off the roof will do. I look forward to getting 400-mile tanks again.

I did cut it pretty close yesterday, but there were still a few gallons left in the tank.


One of these days when I'm carrying a gas can I'll run it completely out to see where that line really is.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #1389
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I was going to call BS on that gas mileage, but I recently took the rooftop tent off and got an easy everyday 18mpg (previously I was getting 15mpg) without any funny business. It's amazing what taking 120 bulky pounds off the roof will do. I look forward to getting 400-mile tanks again.

I did cut it pretty close yesterday, but there were still a few gallons left in the tank.


One of these days when I'm carrying a gas can I'll run it completely out to see where that line really is.

Like I said, it's the extreme high end. I wasn't going downhill, though -- it was mild rolling interstate at moderate speeds (65-70mph). Any significant change in speed, altitude or incline and that would not be a sustainable number. The key I've found is really making sure it kicks down --- with a hair too much throttle (or CC) it'll sit at 2100rpms versus 1750 or so. It's a "hidden kickdown" if that makes any sense. I found this would cost me 1-2 mpg.

Driving from AZ to WA last week, towing 6,000lbs, I got 13.5 mpg over 1800 miles. That's as good or better than most if not all full-size gas V8 pickups.

I agree, 400 mi tanks are the real prize.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #1390
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This LR3 is a seriously, seriously kickass truck. The AJ-V8 is really blowing my mind. I'll probably start a thread here shortly because I don't think this vehicle is getting its due,



I've been blowing off the LR3 for years but I'm really excited about this truck.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #1391
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Gave the old girl a wash yesterday. First time in weeks. Still scrubs up nicely







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Old 01-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #1392
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That's a very clean example of a Series II Disco
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:23 AM   #1393
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Looking good - will you be adding dislocation cones?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #1394
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My 1986 model 90 until I recently moved back to the U.S.


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Old 01-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #1395
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Why didn't you bring it back with you???
Oh, trust me I really wanted to. Main issue was that it had a non-original engine (Nissan diesel) which makes it much more difficult to import even considering it met the 25 year old DOT exemption age.
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