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Head off and ready to be over hauled
Well a lot has happened since my last updates. The WI winters can be brutal and this year was no exception. All work in the workshop came to as stop as the mercury dipped to -20C and below. I did set up a "repair" station in the basement and have over hauled parts such as the dynamo, starter (on going) Distributor etc etc . Hopefully the weather will soon warm up enough that I will be able to get back to the job on hand and rebuild the engine.

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Update - Tuesday Feb 27 The web servers was down from 10:00pm to 1:30am for maintenance which took much longer than expected. Normal operation has resumed, sorry for the delay. KNOWN ISSUES The following bugs are being worked on right now, no need to report them again: Delivery to and verizon email addresses is slow - looks ok now member and events map broken fixed attaching images to forum posts error fixed uploading images to registry/profile error fixed Cannot post in the forums fixed Forum smilies not showing[..]...

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Out of the Barn for the first time in over 30 year
The task of finding what I had acquired began in June of 2017,I set up the 53 Land Rover Srs1 80" in my garage and this meant my daily driver of a truck now lives outside . Google became my friend as I look up the history,parts suppliers, clubs etc . A face book page was started to help me and my friends and followers keep track of what was being done and the up's and down's of the restoration. Body work was removed to reveal a mostly unmolested chassis. A list of major parts was started and a diary of work ompleted. Land Rove...

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Getting the Rover home in a Thunder storm June 201
This is the story of a Land Rover. When I first moved to the Oshkosh WI USA from the Bolton Lancashire UK in 1992 I could not work and traveled the highways and byways in the local area. I spotted a Land Rover sat in a driveway and stopped to talk to the owner. Mr John McDonald. He said it was his late father in law's and he was going to restore it. Fast forward a few years and I went to clean his chimney and the Land Rover was still sat there untouched. I tried to buy it .. "not for sale". Was the answer. Fast forward a few more years. I went to install a fireplace. That's what ...


Hello everyone, Due to a complete failure of the database server, we went down yesterday at about 4PM Pacific Time. With a bit of ingenuity and a bit of luck, I was able to recover all data and provisioned a new server overnight. Everything should be working normally now, with no posts or other data lost. Ironically, it happened while I was working on a better system to back up the database. Thank you for your patience. Skye Nott Webmaster


Hello everyone, Now that the database upgrade is nearing completion, and I finally have the ability to do "hot backups" without taking the website offline for maintenance, I'd like to give everyone a little bonus. Effective immediately, all Private Message (PM) storage limits are now doubled Free Members: 500 -> 1,000 Silver Members: 750 -> 1,500 Gold Members: 1,000 -> 2,000 Platinum Members: 1,500 -> 3,000 Hope this makes everyone's life a little easier, especially for you vendors out there that use PMs a lot! Thanks for your support, Skye Nott Webmaster


The new database servers are performing well under load, so I'll be continuing the database conversion process to the new layout for all websites, which will pave the way for better replication and backup systems. Please expect to see the "Scheduled maintenance" message on Friday night, February 17, 2017 starting at 9:00 PM Pacific time. I expect the work to take 4-6 hours as I want to take a full backup of the system for safety before making any changes. Once the websites are back up, there should be no visible difference in the operation or performance of the website. Schedule: Jan...


Hi all, Just joined today. I have been involved with Landies all my life, Dad started it with his time on Christmas Island doing his national service in the 50s. We had an early series 2 diesel in Devon in the 60s.We emigrated to New Zealand 1968 and dad bought the 1957 stationwagon that I own now.I have owned a lot of Landies over the years and have 4 at the moment.I have had 5 Rangies over time and just bought a 2002 L322 HSE.


Hello everyone, You've probably noticed that this website has had some unplanned downtime lately. I'm not sure about the exact cause, it's probably an intermittent hardware failure as the techs keep finding the main server powered off at the console. I've been rebooting and repairing the database as needed to keep things running, while making plans to transition to brand new servers with updated database, webserver, and firewall software. The good news is I've already run the migration plan on some of my smaller websites, and it's working brilliantly. The bad news is that the frequenc...


I have a fairly loud rattle when I start off my Series II ('59) LR in first gear but rarely in the shifting transition between first and second. If I give it a little more gas than usual (a kind of slipping the clutch), there is no noise. Any ideas of what is going on?


It has been announced here that the Land Rover Defender will not be continued anymore after a stretch of 68 years in production. Very heart rending news...! Will this be an end to an era...? What is coming up next...? What I did notice is that the present Defender has leather bucket seats. Apparently the new generation will be more advanced with modern electronic attributes, to compare to any other modern vehicle....?


Piper is a Land Rover 110” Forward Control Series IIB manufactured in Solihull, England by Rover-British Leyland U.K. Ltd. According to the records obtained of Land Rover chassis numbers, Piper was manufactured in March or April 1969. She is a series IIB with a 6 cylinder petrol engine and came as a completely knocked down kit with right-hand drive for the export market. The whereabouts of Piper since April 1969 to 1977 is still unknown. We are not sure whether she was exported directly to South Africa or whether it has been to somewhere else. We were only able to pick up the trail ...


Fly Screen Install 1
Working on adding the Fly Screens which were missing as purchased. Bought some vintage screens off an ebay seller from the Netherlands. Took them to a radiator shop for them to hit the aluminum with some caustic to brighten them back up. Turned out great!


3 layers vulcanized together
Spent the day installing rear and front mud flaps. Both front and rear sets were ordered from Paddock's in the UK. Both sets were identified as BritPart components. The front flaps were pretty reminiscent of those from yesteryear. The rear were absolute crap so I've spent a good bit of time and money improving them to the point of being satisfactory to me. I was fortunate to be able to get the crappy neoprene, flimsy rear flaps received, cold vulcanized to two additional layers of rubber product. They are now 1/2" thick and the proper thickness of vintage LR mud flaps. I also scrapped the POS ...


So Belle is all back together with only minor repairs to chassis, steering and brakes. Chassis has been painted and sealed. What I did discover, having been told it was a 2.5 from a 110 when I bought it is not true, it is the original 2.25, 5 bearing diesel! Excited and looking forward to her being back on the road.

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