Re: Series 2 Land Rover
Heater Schmeater, my series 3 supposedly has one, but I can't say I have
And wow 16 mpg on a 2 1/4 petrol, I would be pleased with that.....
Figure on finding rust in the bulkheads eventually cos the previos owner
will have tried to disguise it. Thing is it doesn't matter that much cos you
can see to it at your leisure, it is not fatal.
Series 3 rust and holes
"m0bcg" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> youd be better off going for a 90 if you can raise the cash and arent
> specifically after a series 2 .
> some things to check on a series 2 are :::
> make sure its fitted with a heater , the round one in passenger
> footwell , they didnt all come with heaters , i bought one without and
> found out the hard way .
> check radiator hasnt got a leak .
> rear crossmember and outriggers all need close inspection .
> check fuel tank for leaks , especially when its over half full .
> check that speedo and ignition switch works and that starter button is
> ok and working .
> ideally you want it with 6j rims and 7.50x16 tyres, easy way to tell
> rims are the wider ones is that they have about a 2" wide "band" of
> metal around edge of rim as opposed to 1" wide band of metal on the
> smaller rims .
> nice to have addition of freewheeling [front] hubs these are easily
> identified as are usually aluminium and have caps you can rotate in
> order to switch in or out the hubs, saves fuel and gives better
> steering etc if you have them .
> nice to find one with a fairey overdrive unit, this will be identified
> by it having an extra gear lever fitted near the handbrake lever
> location , gives better fuel economy and top speed or cruising speed.
> bear in mind a std series 2 landy will be fairly slow and wont go much
> above 55mph on the flat .
> a v6 or v8 converted landy is a different story , were talking off end
> of speedo easily .
> canvas tilts make for a quieter drive and actually are more waterproof
> than hardtops due to fact you dont suffer with condensation probs so
> much with canvas tilt .
> a ford V6 conversion is actually much better on MPG than std petrol
> landrover , ie 20mpg with the v6 as opposed to 16mpg with std 2 1/4
> petrol 4 cyl .
> if buying modifed landrover id advise going for a rover v8 converted
> one soley due to fact you can insure as a V8 [std ] landrover and dont
> need engineers report etc in order to obtain insurance cover .
> because landrover produced a v8 landrover then you already have the
> insurance group to insure it to .
> a ford v6 [or make other than landrover] engined landy will need
> engineers report , although this isnt as technical as it appears, is
> just a letter from a recognised MOT garage that states they inpsected
> it and consider it safe to drive on the road and that it is modified
> properly .
> std drum brakes are a little on weak side if you dont have a brake
> servo fitted, some people fitted a remote servo to improve series 2
> brakes and some fitted series 3 master cylinder and servo units but std
> sreies 2 brakes arent too clever at speed , best to find one with servo
> fitted .
> bodywork probs tend to be in the front bulkhead and footwell , inner
> wheelarch and doortops .
> doortops are cheap and easy to fit .
> a series 2 or 3 landy will bounce all over the place when driving it on
> roads, but a 90 with the coil spring suspension is a totally better
> ride alltogether .
> you need to think seriously about what you want to buy and why you want
> it .
> a series hybrid , ie series body with shortened range rover chassis and
> v8 is a nice vehicle to have for off roading and on road use .
> also the year that the vehicle is said to be means nothing in many
> respects because if the vehicle has had new chassis and body panels
> then its not the same as an original vehicle still retaining the
> original chassis and numbers .
> you can view many a landrover which has ended up with a chassis/engine
> from another vehicle and a body from something else other than the
> original vehicle as detailed on the log book .
> its not necessarily something to worry about when looking for a series
> landrover but bear in mind what you are looking at and what you
> actually want .
> ie, if you want one thats ORIGINAL make sure it is such .
> the landrover world is youre oyster so to speak .