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Old 31-12-17, 01:12 PM   #21
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Not a very successful engine - I think some wag at the works quipped that it seemed like more came back under complaint than they actually shipped! Of course their consequent rarity makes them all the more interesting to collectors now.

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Always find it amusing to see a 'Chelsea tractor' type 4X4 with stupid wide, shallow treaded tyres, stuck just as solid as any two-wheel drive job.

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Four wheel drive lets you get more firmly stuck than two wheel drive, and further away from any hope of rescue!

Although we have a few 4X4's in the family, first rule is: If it looks like you'll get stuck, Don't Go There!

I'm OK in the snow on my Rangie All Terrain tyres, but they are a road-biased tread and I wouldn't go onto a muddy field with it.

Philip has bigger than standard knobbly tyres on his Discovery, but even that can get stuck.

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Old 31-12-17, 02:16 PM   #23
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Not a very successful engine - I think some wag at the works quipped that it seemed like more came back under complaint than they actually shipped! Of course their consequent rarity makes them all the more interesting to collectors now.

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How much of that reputation, and the mountain of returned engines had more to do with the try it for 60 days and send it back for a refund if you don't like it, than it reliability I wonder.

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Four wheel drive lets you get more firmly stuck than two wheel drive, and further away from any hope of rescue!

Although we have a few 4X4's in the family, first rule is: If it looks like you'll get stuck, Don't Go There!

I'm OK in the snow on my Rangie All Terrain tyres, but they are a road-biased tread and I wouldn't go onto a muddy field with it.

Philip has bigger than standard knobbly tyres on his Discovery, but even that can get stuck.

Peter
I used to run Goodyear Trac Edge tyres (sadly no longer available) on my RR classic and defender, found them very good in all weather and ground conditions.

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Old 01-01-18, 06:28 PM   #25
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Not a very successful engine - I think some wag at the works quipped that it seemed like more came back under complaint than they actually shipped! Of course their consequent rarity makes them all the more interesting to collectors now.

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These engines are known as a Colt. You are right they weren't successful. the problem was with the governor weights. they would spread to far and hit the housing and fly to bits. a modification can be made to prevent that from happening, then they are good engines.

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