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Old 20-07-13, 07:47 PM   #231
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She informed me when we were doing a steady seventy miles per hour, my speedometer read sixty four.

I have to watch that too.....

Always slow down to about 25 on the clock when I pass a "Gatso".

When the speedo reads 30 were actually doing about 34.

I went to a little show today and went up the A21 (dual carriageway with lots of long hills) and even had buses overtaking me Keep it down to about 45 and the temperature stays sensible, she doesn't use oil or much fuel then either.

Booked in for MOT next week too....fingers crossed.

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Old 20-07-13, 07:58 PM   #232
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Good luck with that Phil, although I'm sure if you've done all your pre-checks you'll be fine. I'm planning on saving a few more pennies before Marchs MOT, taking a fortnight off and rebuilding mine onto a Galvanised chassis.
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Old 20-07-13, 08:42 PM   #233
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Good luck with that Phil, although I'm sure if you've done all your pre-checks you'll be fine. I'm planning on saving a few more pennies before Marchs MOT, taking a fortnight off and rebuilding mine onto a Galvanised chassis.
Thanks, I've been sorting electrical faults all last week and had the welding done. Hopefully she will pass and I can head off to the Ringmer steam rally next weekend.

Do post some pictures of your Landy.

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Old 20-07-13, 09:47 PM   #234
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One small point, Phill. Do You carry passengers in the middle seat? If You got shunted up the back, that winch bracket could make a mess of the back of their head!!!
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Old 20-07-13, 09:55 PM   #235
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One small point, Phill. Do You carry passengers in the middle seat? If You got shunted up the back, that winch bracket could make a mess of the back of their head!!!
Indeed yes.... so no one travels in the middle seat at the moment.

I plan to make some sort of padded cover for it as soon as I get time.

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Old 20-07-13, 10:53 PM   #236
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Phil, I did give serious thought to this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1410101485...84.m1435.l2649
It was a long way from me though.
Instead I opted for the more comfortable drive of this beasty and I beleive the mileage is genuine:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1211444704...84.m1438.l2649
I really wanted a TDi as I have a founded faith in them 200 or 300 and certainly wouldn't want an electronic one after a few friends problems, this one looked good so I took a look. When I got there I was far from happy with the chassis and was going to walk away, I when prompted made an offer of 3300 (only due to my belief in the milage):crazy:. Anyway she's home now and here she is, the kids love her:

Only a young un in comparison to yours but stil of the same non electronic cut
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Old 20-07-13, 11:01 PM   #237
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Very good! Looks tidy that one does, and good to see it's a hit with the family - always helps!

I take it you bought it as rally transport or will you use it every day?

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Old 20-07-13, 11:22 PM   #238
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She will be everyday, I would love to have a cheap runaround also but funds and space will not permit at present. I told myself I would take some of my larger engines to shows for people to enjoy after my Dad died as these were the engines he really appreciated. With the cash left to me I set about buying a plant trailer and a 90. Some of the engines will be pushing the train weight but not much else compares to a Landy and I will (one day) have a exhibitable Blackstone spring injection, National MA and Allan continuos lamp 8 1/2bhp. Hopefully all these will be shown in the restorations section of the forum in time. I have already shown the Allan and towed it with my old 200TDi conversion at Much Marcle and Welland but she is rather asthmatic and needs sleeving! I wish I'd never sold the 200 I poured so much time into and the one that towed the big Allan to these shows but my wife twisted my arm to get vehicle with seating for the family. I regreted my Disco decision.
Hopefully I will be taking larger engines out again soon, watch for a thread on the National once the 12/2 is done.
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Very good! Looks tidy that one does

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Old 26-07-13, 10:06 AM   #240
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Been off the net a few days since we had a lightning strike very near the house and it blew up the internet modem thing, power packs for computers and so on.... The BT man has just put us back online now with a new white box.

The Landy went in for MOT yesterday and passed with no advisories, well chuffed with that!

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