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No 362 - She's gone oooh she's gone

 
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ozman



Joined: 04 Feb 2008
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Location: Dwyran, Anglesey

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: No 362 - She's gone oooh she's gone Reply with quote

Just to let you all know than No.362 sold yesterday and has made the journey South. FYI - a great condition vehicle, sold for 11100 - 20k miles. Sign o the times. I have to say she is the best vehicle I have ever owned. My 110 will have to suffice for now until the time is right to return.
I will now be looking with envy at any blue/green flashes I see.
Enjoy.
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Ads90



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
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Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let the carbon and monoxide choke my thoughts away
And pretty bodies help dissolve the memories
There can never be what she once was to me
ooh she's gone.... Laughing Embarassed

PS - just like with women - you'll get over it!
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Allan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ads90 wrote:
just like with women - you'll get over it!


I wouldn't be so sure...

Still miss mine... Sad

Didn't get on with the 110 Td5 at all, too much like a tractor after the silken V8 Auto...

Sold it and now have a D3. Much more 50th like... A very impressive motor... Muddy photo's and film on my site...





I still miss my 50th though Crying or Very sad
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minibograt



Joined: 21 May 2006
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Location: Gatwick

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Allan, is it me, or did the downhill speed rip off the grill spot lamps ?
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Def 110 TDCi Puma HiCap Pickup
Chevy S.10 4.3 V6 Pickup
Toyota Land Cruiser D4D 2.8 Invincible X
Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Sahara
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Ads90



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
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Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Allan,

Sorry to hear that - thought you'd gone quiet...
No shame in a D3 though - strickly speaking it's what we all should be driving, far more practical, comfortable etc etc.
Only problem for me is that those rearmost windows don't open for the dog to stick it's head out!

We knew it was going to be a shock going diesel (& manual) - I suspect having the Puma softened that blow for me somewhat (over the TD5).
Took me a couple of months to get the hang of it but now I love it!

Over on Defender2 (a mostly Puma site), there are a couple of interesting mods being carried out - Ashcroft's own auto conversion of 2No. brand-new SVXs (using that new selector thingie), and another company working towards TDV6 & TDV8 conversions, along with associated transmission upgrades... Imagine that - TDV8 in a 90! (or a 110 Allan) Laughing
Interesting for all of us that loved the auto/petrol V8 50th experience, but for whatever reason could no longer justify the costs.
Worth keeping an eye on for the future... (or just dreaming).

Ads.
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Japseroony



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Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I am one of the chaps working on the TDV6/8 in a Defender type vehicle, probably a 100" chassis, and whilst its early days both engines have been running on the bench/floor etc and are likely to be at some of the shows next year as a rolling chassis with box & axles etc.

It is a project that Pete Bell (Bell Auto Services) and I are doing and then the solution will be available there after.

Russell.
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Vault0



Joined: 30 Dec 2007
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Location: West Midlands

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait for that!
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Allan
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minibograt wrote:
Hi Allan, is it me, or did the downhill speed rip off the grill spot lamps ?


The spots went on after the Tong off road centre trip...

Managed to source a cheaper set of brand new driving lights / bumper brackets, as LR prices are 250 for the lamps and 52 for the brackets.

Instruction manual, about 1/4 inch thick... Cut 50mm hole in bumper, cut undertray... Connect to T4 diagnostics to enable...

Hello... is that the main dealer...?

Apparently took them 6 hours...!

Glad I didn't do it myself now...

Like the end result though, and surprisingly effective at illuminating Lake District back roads this weekend...

TDV6 (and the TDV8) are glorious engines. Very hard to tell from a petrol even outside the vehicle in the case of the TDV8. Absolutely stacks of torque. The TDV6 in standard tune makes about 190bhp and 325lbft of torque (thats 50% more than a 50th). If you spend about 400 on it at somewhere like Bell Auto Services they will net about 220-230bhp and 400lbft of torrque...! You have to watch your speed on the motorway as it will pull up above 90 without you knowing it even in standard tune.

Still want a 50th though but this isn't bad until I have one again...
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minibograt



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TDV8 - not driven one, but a mate Glen had a RR TD6, as I have, and his was tweaked to his pleasure.

Year on - traded against a TDV8 - reckons, his words in LR terms, a jump from Freelander to Disco 3 in one equielant jump, left the TD6 in the shade, an impressive motor/engine which still puts a grin on his face, and there ain't much wrong with a TD6
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