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by firemanshort
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuck on diff lock?
Replies: 17
Views: 8104

Re: Stuck on diff lock?

Yes - plunger moves - light goes on an off. I think it is inside the centre-diff. What I really need is a few days off where I can catch up on household chores and make dedicated time to take a crack at this with some wrenches. I have been on solid business travel for two week. It pays the Land Rove...
by firemanshort
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuck on diff lock?
Replies: 17
Views: 8104

Stuck on diff lock?

My center diff lock plungers moves back and forth and the indicator light on the dash turns on and off as it should with the movement of the center diff lock switch. But.... the diff is still locked no matter what. I have jacked the wheels up and confirmed positive lock between the different axles (...
by firemanshort
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

Re: Chassis

I am not sure where the OP is located ... but there is a custom galvy coil spring rolling chassis for sale in Northern Virginia USA. I bought a new galvy chassis from Richards in the UK and had it shipped to me in Virginia. It was a bit of a bother to get it imported. Several of the mounting bracket...
by firemanshort
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Bullshit
Replies: 5
Views: 3717

Re: Bullshit

That DISCO looks awesome!!
by firemanshort
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: The bottom of the barrel?
Replies: 10
Views: 5265

Re: The bottom of the barrel?

They'll end up in the States, attached to a Puma powered Defender with the owner pleading total innocence and ignorance. Several years ago - I would have bet hard earned money that this was indeed the final destination for an item like this. We used to have a good supply of 1973 "Defenders&quo...
by firemanshort
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Rolling Chassis in Virginia, USA
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

Rolling Chassis in Virginia, USA

THIS IS NOT MY LISTING - I found it and am re-posting. https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/cto/d/land-rover-109-rolling-coil/6467485627.html The seller says that it is a coil sprung Stage One frame. From the photos - it sort of looks that way. If there are any Stage One owners in the USA that ha...
by firemanshort
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: New in the Forum / LR Stage 1 in Switzerland
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

Re: New in the Forum / LR Stage 1 in Switzerland

Give us some more information on the front underside guard you have installed.

Nice looking truck!!
by firemanshort
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Perth, WA Stage 1 V8 purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 4766

Re: Perth, WA Stage 1 V8 purchase

Plunger knob in the middle of the seat is the Center Diff Lock (CDL). Pull out to engage and the dash light should come on. It is vacuum operated. Lots of opportunities for dry rotted air lines and air leaks to cause issues here but all simple to fix. The smaller up and down lever is the transfer ca...
by firemanshort
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stage 1 value?
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

Re: Stage 1 value?

Too few exist in the USA to have a reliable set of compatible / market prices.

Too much variance in condition to give a narrow price band.

Estimates would be between $5K to $20K depending on condition. A real special / high quality sample might go for $30K+ (glossy paint / galvy frame / 5 door)
by firemanshort
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 2017 National Land Rover Rally - USA
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

2017 National Land Rover Rally - USA

2017 National Land Rover Rally - Leadville, CO / July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017 I loaded up my Stage One on a trailer and hauled it over 1,700 miles from Virginia to Colorado for the National Rally. This rally offered trail rides starting at 10,000 feet / 3,000 meters in altitude and rose to almost 1...
by firemanshort
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: New owner of RHP175R
Replies: 39
Views: 18376

Re: New owner of RHP175R

Can we scan and share the latest article for those of us without access to UK magazines?

This sounds like a cool story to keep up with.
by firemanshort
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Overheating

My radiator is 6 years old. I used a temp gun and saw a reliable 20oF drop accross the core when running at temp.
by firemanshort
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Overheating

I packed up my truck with the intention of driving 8 hours from the Washington DC area to the southern coast of North Carolina to catch a ferry out to Portsmouth Island on the Outer Banks to do a little camping with a group of Land Rover buddies. I got as far as 2 hours from my house and had to stop...
by firemanshort
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: wanted the 2 front halfshafts for Stage One
Replies: 5
Views: 3476

Re: wanted the 2 front halfshafts for Stage One

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I included some photos in that post that show the difference between Defender and Stage One CV joints.
by firemanshort
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: wanted the 2 front halfshafts for Stage One
Replies: 5
Views: 3476

Re: wanted the 2 front halfshafts for Stage One

You would be lucky to find some - and they will not be cheap. I recommend you do some searching around the various forums and learn about using early Defender outer shafts. I am using one on my truck - I have a little less than 2 years of service on it (4,000 miles - some of them being hard off road...