wanted front panel with oil coolant for my Centaur

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Satanas
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wanted front panel with oil coolant for my Centaur

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Hi folks!
For my half Stage One, I research this inusual front panel (with the grills) similar at this:
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I need too the very specific oil coolant radiator (and pipes if possible!!!) in all conditions:
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Merci beaucoup in advance!
God save the Land-Rover!
Sébastien-en-Champagne
email: sebastien@land-vintage.fr or text to 00336.75.20.73.66
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1980 Half track Centaur "the Holy Grail", 6 made.
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Re: wanted front panel with oil coolant

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The lower grill is the only peculiar panel part. Otherwise you can carefully cut the standard panel, including the lower locater holes. The hardest part is the round corners. Otherwise just use a large hole saw.
The oil cooler is a generic 13 row (Mini, MGB…). The pipes, mounting bracket, big foam seal and the adaptor plate for the oil pump is another story.

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In NZ there are a number of ex-army Stage 1's being dismembered for parts. I suggest, if you do Facebook, that you visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/553751274765953/ It is a closed group and you will be asked for your association with ex-army V8s.

There you will find at least two that will have all those parts you are looking for.
Alan

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Thank you!
It is for my Centaur:
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only 6 Centaur Stage One made and I research ONLY genuine parts
God save the Land-rover!
Sébastien
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How genuine do you want? LR ex-army Stage 1 V8's. Frankly, you won't get any more genuine.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
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Anyway, up to you but I have let a mate know that you are looking for grill and oil cooler. He has three. Your call.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
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disco2hse wrote:How genuine do you want? LR ex-army Stage 1 V8's. Frankly, you won't get any more genuine.
Apologies Alan :oops: :oops: :oops: : my answer about "Genuine only" is for Mmap1275 and your answer arriv just before I post my answer!
I hope you understand!
And Merci beaucoup beaucoup for your very interesting answer!
I contact soon your friends!!!
God save the NZ!!!
Sébastien
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1980 Half track Centaur "the Holy Grail", 6 made.
1982 Sandringham 6x6 "Le Grand Bleu"
1983 Fire engine Angus 6x6 "Robbie", unique prototype
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All good. Good luck. I am very keen to see SH's Centaur back to running.

Many of the members of the FB page are servicemen.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
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If you read the relevant parts books you'll see that the generic oil cooler is the exact same part. If you can buy it in a Land-Rover box, you'll pay more than for the exact same item in a MOCAL or similar box. You'll also find countless MGB and Mini sellers with them on hand or direct from the manufacturer. Search for 13 row oil cooler.
The front panel is the exact same pressing, but with additional pressed holes. Hence, if you have a standard one you are half way there. Though there is an early and late front panel with a different hole size for the crank handle.

As the oil cooler is a nut and bolt conversion (as per the later optional parts list) I would get the vehicle running without the cooler and fit one when it becomes available.

Have you accessed the parts list for the other military Land-Rovers that were so equipped or the later Optional Parts list in which most parts are pictured?

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When you are finished...... can I borrow the Centaur for the Winter Romp? :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.winterromp.me/

http://www.roversmagazine.com/2016/06/m ... nter-romp/

A tracked Rover would really make short work of the deep snow!!!
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Hello Fireman (it is the nickname of my Fire Engine Forward control with an HIAB crane of 2T!)
Maybe the Holy Grail will be on the road (and off-road!!!) before the end of 2017 but for your trip, I think it is not possible!
And I am OK to come if you pay transport by boat and petrol for the road (around 70L/100km - 3,36MPG US!!!! at 60MPH)
Good luck for your trip!
disco2hse wrote:In NZ ,it is a closed group and you will be asked for your association with ex-army V8s.
Aston a NZ member have contact me. He have all parts necessary for the Holy Grail! :D :D :D
I am waiting for an answer for the price
Merci beaucoup (thank you so much) for your help!!!!
Maybe the Holy Grail can be on the road before Summer!
I will open a new post special Centaur when I beginn to restored the Holy Grail, not new but with a patina look with bullet hole and RPG hole!!!
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Au revoir et merci encore!
Sébastien
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1982 Sandringham 6x6 "Le Grand Bleu"
1983 Fire engine Angus 6x6 "Robbie", unique prototype
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You are very welcome. Hope to see the restoration pictures too. Aston is a good guy.
Alan

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2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5

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Hey Sébastien,

How's the rebuild going?
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5

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Hi Alan!
Nothing for the moment.
I prefer have more parts before the beginning.
I have always the problem with the front panel and the oil engine radiator.
I'm waiting for news froùm Aston. We have exchange few emails but from the middle of October, no answer!
I hope he don't be sick!!!
If you have news, please contact me!
My objectif is run with the Centaur before the end of 2019.
I hope happy news soon!
God save the Centaur....and the Queen!
Sébastien
1980 Half track Centaur "the Holy Grail", 6 made.
1982 Sandringham 6x6 "Le Grand Bleu"
1983 Fire engine Angus 6x6 "Robbie", unique prototype
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Re: wanted front panel with oil coolant for my Centaur

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Hello Sébastien,

Great to hear from you. Those parts you are looking for are available in NZ (the grill, front panel, and oil cooler radiator).

If you want, I could post onto our FB page a request to other Stage 1 ex-army V8's for the parts. We can work out the logistics. Oh, and I have the lower grill but not the panel (because I fitted a PTO winch to the front where it sat).

Hope you re keeping warm in this sudden freeze.
Alan

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2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5

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