On or around Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:12:50 +0100, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> enlightened us thusly:
>Serious question and please no flames.
>Having spoken with a local retailer of Landrovers today and be given the
>cold shoulder because their 110's were like something off the battlefield
>and I dared to ask about the body work being done should I seek to purchase
>one. Answer "It's a Defender - you take them as you find them"... Ok so I
>found myself looking at shinney sparkly pickups, which were new for the same
your local vendor is an arse. They probably want you to buy the shiney
IME, towing a big trailer: the 110 was better at it than the disco. disco
too soft on the suspension, combined with short wheelbase and long overhang,
too much body movement = more weaving. Not tried it behind the series III,
(I imagine that manoeuvring it will be next-to-impossible) but I daresay it
will tow it fine, albeit so slowly that weave will not be an issue...
The long wheelbase will make it nice and stable, I should think, and they
run on cart-springs at the back, so I doubt it'll roll and cause problems
like the disco does. Mind, I reckon the double-cab nipponese ones have a
turning circle about the same as a series 109, albeit that power steering
would make it less work.
This is one way in which the disco scores: it's excellent for reversing. In
an ideal world, I'd have a disco for going backwards and a 110 or even a 130
for going forwards.
never likely to find out if the 6WD 4WS disco 100/140 would be better.
Probably be a fantastic big-trailer tow unit, in fact. You want I should
make you one? or a 90/130 LR?
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"There is plenty of time to win this game, and to thrash the Spaniards
too" Sir Francis Drake (1540? - 1596) Attr. saying when the Armarda was
sighted, 20th July 1588