New Series 3 Stage 1 owner

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landiman
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New Series 3 Stage 1 owner

Post by landiman »

Hi my name is Rob, I live in the Bury St Edmunds area.
I purchased my stage 1 about 4 months ago as a non runner and was being sold as scrap. I got it home and found that apart from a couple of holes in the bulkhead the body was in good condition and the same with the chassis. The non running i found was due to a VERY rusty fuel tank to which i replaced and also the carbs clogged up with sand as it came from KUWAIT. (The last owner brought the vehicle new then shipped it home when he returned to UK.) After i got the vehicle running i put it through the MOT........... IT PASSED!!!!!! and is now on the road again. I am now starting to rectify the problems and hope it will prove to be as reliable as my 200 tdi disco.
disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

Rob,

What an interesting story!

Well done on saving a great wagon and welcome aboard.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
Bumpkin
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Post by Bumpkin »

Hmm
Some people have all the luck. How much did you get her for?Can we see some more piccys.
Tel
4 SWB Series 88s
2 SWB Series 2s
1 300 TDi Disco
1 200 TDi Disco
1 3.5 V8 Disco
1 4.6 HSE P38
1 2.5 DSE P38
1 V8 90 County
1 Ford Connect Van.
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landiman
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Thanks for the welcome. I'll get some more pix on here as soon as I work out how to do it!! As for the price I paid...well lets just say it was low Hundreds. I believe the guy selling it wanted me to have it, as he knew I would restore it and use it, not just do it up for a quick turnover. He was right..... Its a lovely motor, and I'm very proud of it.
Next job....gas conversion.
Bumpkin
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Post by Bumpkin »

Im actually a ex Stage 1 owner. I'll have another one day. I just had to get pratical.Theres a chap not far from you in Thetford called Glencoyne engineering, hes the man for Stage 1 info. In the low hundreds is good.try Photo bucket to host your piccys so as you can post them on the forums.
Tel
4 SWB Series 88s
2 SWB Series 2s
1 300 TDi Disco
1 200 TDi Disco
1 3.5 V8 Disco
1 4.6 HSE P38
1 2.5 DSE P38
1 V8 90 County
1 Ford Connect Van.
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landiman
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Location: Bury St Edmunds

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Well i've just done a transfer gear conversion..... much better! doesn't scream away at 60 mph anymore. will upload photos shortly :D
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landiman
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I've now added a link to Photobucket with pix of the series, in my signature.....I hope :P
http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66 ... an/Series/
Series 3 stage 1 109( now off to usa)
disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

Interesting dual cab arrangement. Is it done well?

What's that hanging in front of the grill?
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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landiman
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The last owner fitted a 88" hard top which was surplus in a workshop in Kuwait, The hard top was originally taken off an 88 that was destined for the Kuwaiti army as they only run soft top's. It's not a bad conversion and works quite well...... i spotted another with this conversion in a classified advert last week, so it's not the only one.
As for the thing hanging from the grille i think it's the last owners attempt at a radiator muff... it's not on there now, but i've had to make another from plastic for running in the cold weather here. A couple of weeks ago we had a lot of snow and as i'm part of a 4x4 i was running about in the bad weather freezing my bits off cos the temp gauge never got off cold. After fitting my rad muff it warmed up lovely.
Hope this helps
Rob
http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66 ... an/Series/
Series 3 stage 1 109( now off to usa)
V8_Disco
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Post by V8_Disco »

Hi welcome to the forum, chaps on here are most helpfull

I have a question about your truck, it looks to have an integrated sun visior with a safari roof? do you think its a gen part or a local Fab shop effort? I was wondering if it reduced the wind noise

Aidan
1982, Stage 1 SW LPG
1999, Disco 2 4.6 Stage 1 Heads ES Multipoint LPG
1976, 88 SW
1973, 88 Truck Cab
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landiman
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Post by landiman »

Yes it is a genuine item, but was added by the previous owner to reduce the noise.....and it does! :D
http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66 ... an/Series/
Series 3 stage 1 109( now off to usa)
V8_Disco
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Post by V8_Disco »

I want one!, dont want other noise other than the V8!!!

Any idea on part number?
1982, Stage 1 SW LPG
1999, Disco 2 4.6 Stage 1 Heads ES Multipoint LPG
1976, 88 SW
1973, 88 Truck Cab
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landiman
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Post by landiman »

no sorry! glad you like it though :D
http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66 ... an/Series/
Series 3 stage 1 109( now off to usa)
V8_Disco
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Post by V8_Disco »

Its a nice looking truck, do you mind me linking to your photos on another LR forum I use in case they can find me a part number?

A
1982, Stage 1 SW LPG
1999, Disco 2 4.6 Stage 1 Heads ES Multipoint LPG
1976, 88 SW
1973, 88 Truck Cab
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landiman
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Post by landiman »

Be my guest
http://s850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66 ... an/Series/
Series 3 stage 1 109( now off to usa)
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