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Old 08-27-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Larry
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Shit happens

Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the case, a
cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.

I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go back to
anything ordinary after landies,

Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel round
with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive away in 2nd
without stalling.

Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back being
vertical.

At least with a landie you can feel you are driving the thing. So
replacement engine it has to be.


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Larry
Series 3 rust and holes


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Old 08-27-2005, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shit happens

Totally agree,I got a Jaguar AWD 3L estate for my 110 whilst immobiliser is
sorted ( I hope). Was to be a Mondeo but its clutch fell off so I got this.
Not complaining and daughter wants to be seen in it now. BUT too powerful,
160mph 0 - 60 in 5.9 etc etc, all I want now is my 110 back ( this one has
no character ).


John H

"Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm> wrote in message
news:depmfk$tj7$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the case,

a
> cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
>
> I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go back to
> anything ordinary after landies,
>
> Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
> Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel round
> with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive away in

2nd
> without stalling.
>
> Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back

being
> vertical.
>
> At least with a landie you can feel you are driving the thing. So
> replacement engine it has to be.
>
>
> --
> Larry
> Series 3 rust and holes
>
>



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Old 08-27-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
Alex
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Re: Shit happens

On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 14:33:17 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
wrote:

>Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the case, a
>cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
>
>I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go back to
>anything ordinary after landies,
>
>Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
>Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel round
>with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive away in 2nd
>without stalling.
>
>Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back being
>vertical.
>


I must admit, i find the original landrover vinyl/foam seats absolutly
ideal. All these modern contoured/sculpted seats that are supposed to
be ergonimic actually give me backache. The landrover with it's simple
two flat squabs at a slight angle and upright back are lovely. Even
after 3 hours driving it i can get out and my back is fine. Legs tend
to turn to jelly with the vibrations, but back is fine

Alex
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Alex" <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> wrote in message
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> I must admit, i find the original landrover vinyl/foam seats absolutly
> ideal. All these modern contoured/sculpted seats that are supposed to
> be ergonimic actually give me backache. The landrover with it's simple
> two flat squabs at a slight angle and upright back are lovely. Even
> after 3 hours driving it i can get out and my back is fine. Legs tend
> to turn to jelly with the vibrations, but back is fine
>
> Alex


And you can still hear the gearbox 15 minutes later too. :0) I do miss my
IIa crashbox.

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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
Karen Gallagher
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Re: Shit happens

In news:depmfk$tj7$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk,
Larry <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm> typed:
| Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the
| case, a cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
|
| I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go
| back to anything ordinary after landies,
|
| Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
| Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel
| round with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive
| away in 2nd without stalling.
|
| Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back
| being vertical.
|
| At least with a landie you can feel you are driving the thing. So
| replacement engine it has to be.
|
|
| --
| Larry
| Series 3 rust and holes

Not sure where you live, but I have a perfectly good 2.286 engine lying here
unused - thought it was cactus, but when we put a rebuilt engine in five
years ago the problem turned out to be ... the carburettor.
So, if you live anywhere near Brisbane let me know.

Karen


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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
Karen Gallagher
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Re: Shit happens

In news:1ba1h15eap4ue35co1uebfgarolu4ng1oa@4ax.com,
Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> typed:
| On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 14:33:17 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
| wrote:
|
|| Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the
|| case, a cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
||
|| I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go
|| back to anything ordinary after landies,
||
|| Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is
|| what, Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the
|| wheel round with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr,
|| can't drive away in 2nd without stalling.
||
|| Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my
|| back being vertical.
||
|
| I must admit, i find the original landrover vinyl/foam seats absolutly
| ideal. All these modern contoured/sculpted seats that are supposed to
| be ergonimic actually give me backache. The landrover with it's simple
| two flat squabs at a slight angle and upright back are lovely. Even
| after 3 hours driving it i can get out and my back is fine. Legs tend
| to turn to jelly with the vibrations, but back is fine
|
| Alex

My only complaint of the original seats is when driving along a gradient -
you tend to slide into the passenger seat unless you have a couple of
passengers. So I treated myself to a genuine Bostrom seat about 30 years
ago - best 24 pounds I ever spent. I get it recovered every 10 years or so,
as the Queensland sun is a little harsh on vinyl.

Karen


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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Shit happens

Well I might wear an Akubra and have a kangaroo mascot on the dash but I am
on the other side of the world in the UK


--
Larry
Series 3 rust and holes


"Karen Gallagher" <karen_oz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:YI4Qe.279$qq1.14854@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
> In news:depmfk$tj7$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk,
> Larry <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm> typed:


>
> Not sure where you live, but I have a perfectly good 2.286 engine lying

here
> unused - thought it was cactus, but when we put a rebuilt engine in five
> years ago the problem turned out to be ... the carburettor.
> So, if you live anywhere near Brisbane let me know.
>
> Karen
>
>
> --
> "I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
> - Slartibartfast
>
>



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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Shit happens

I do have the luxury of a high back seat courtesy of exmoor trim, I have to
confess, but I have been driving with a vertical back for some time, as my
limo had vertical seat backs because of the division.

I used to think things like electric windows were cool, but now it seems
there is nothing more practical than just being able to flick the window
open and stick your elbow out.

It is nearly 3 years since I have driven anything up to date and in those
three years I can't say they have got any better.

Power steering is fine but if it is so sensitive that you dare not even
sneeze thats not good, turn it too far an you will be all over the place.

I don't know what Rangies, Freelanders and discos are like to drive, I would
hope nothing like what has happened to Ford.

I used to drive escorts, sierras, granadas it was an effortless move from
one to the other as the controls were all the same, but today ???

I think that the standard of driving has probably declined for no other
reason than that the cars most people are lerning on today offer no
challenge.


--
Larry
Series 3 rust and holes






"Alex" <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1ba1h15eap4ue35co1uebfgarolu4ng1oa@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 14:33:17 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
> wrote:
>
> >Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the case,

a
> >cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
> >
> >I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go back

to
> >anything ordinary after landies,
> >
> >Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
> >Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel

round
> >with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive away in

2nd
> >without stalling.
> >
> >Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back

being
> >vertical.
> >

>
> I must admit, i find the original landrover vinyl/foam seats absolutly
> ideal. All these modern contoured/sculpted seats that are supposed to
> be ergonimic actually give me backache. The landrover with it's simple
> two flat squabs at a slight angle and upright back are lovely. Even
> after 3 hours driving it i can get out and my back is fine. Legs tend
> to turn to jelly with the vibrations, but back is fine
>
> Alex



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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Shit happens

On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 17:59:35 GMT, Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk>
wrote:

>On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 14:33:17 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
>wrote:
>
>>Turns out that my leak is a lot more serios than appeared to be the case, a
>>cracked cylinder block therefore a new engine.
>>
>>I have just picked up a hire car, and now I know why I will not go back to
>>anything ordinary after landies,
>>
>>Electric everything takes all my attention to figure out what is what,
>>Power steering far too twitchy after being used to yanking the wheel round
>>with brute force, and has no pulling power whatevr, can't drive away in 2nd
>>without stalling.
>>
>>Too quiet, and the seating position is just not right without my back being
>>vertical.
>>

>
>I must admit, i find the original landrover vinyl/foam seats absolutly
>ideal. All these modern contoured/sculpted seats that are supposed to
>be ergonimic actually give me backache. The landrover with it's simple
>two flat squabs at a slight angle and upright back are lovely. Even
>after 3 hours driving it i can get out and my back is fine. Legs tend
>to turn to jelly with the vibrations, but back is fine
>
>Alex


About 10 years ago I drove a series 3 across europe to bosnia and
back, quite quite comfortable, the next trip was in a 110, backache
after a few hours. go figure.




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Old 08-27-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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"Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm> wrote in message
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> Well I might wear an Akubra and have a kangaroo mascot on the dash but I
> am
> on the other side of the world in the UK
>
>
> --
> Larry
> Series 3 rust and holes


Oh I don't know,

H'mmm what would the postage and packing work out at on 500 Kg's?

<walks away whistling>

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