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My Birthday Present . to myself.

Post by Jon » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:20 pm

Bought this yesterday, (Birthday present to myself for tomorrow) just to tow the boat to the out of the way fishing spots.
Ex-Australian Army Series 3 Land Rover. Comes with a hard and soft top, a few spares, is a runner and 6 cyl. with duel fuel.
Should tidy up OK......

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Post by Blitzdough » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:19 pm

Looks like fun, happy birthday!

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Post by artificer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:19 pm

When can we see the in progress GPW on the road?
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Post by Jon » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:44 pm

artificer wrote:When can we see the in progress GPW on the road?
After I finish fishing........
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Post by bombtech » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:27 pm

Jon,
Nice buy, could you elaborate on the engine some and maybe a photo? Was the LPG an after military service addition? Does it run and drive or in need of a little love first? I think I need a birthday present like that.
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Post by Jon » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:08 pm

Engine is not the stock standard Rover 6cyl. It's been replaced by a GM Holden 6cyl. motor, 202Cu.in.

The general consensus is :- From the Landy Board I visit....
I've had both and much preferred the 186. 186 was in a series 2 and 202 was in a series 3. Found that the 186 was better in low range off road, but the 202 was a bit better getting up to speed on the highway(had it up to 130 once, quite scary, never did it again).
Standard practice here as they're dead set easy to find, and parts are readily available, and much cheaper.
The original engines were not all that reliable apparently, the original to this one was replaced by the Army prior to it being auctioned off in '91.
So apparently, that replacement engine gave up the ghost and was replaced by the Holden.
The gas conversion was done after it fell into Civvy hands.
Maybe later, after I drive it a bit, I may put in an overdrive, free wheeling hubs etc.
As for drivability.... just needs the brakes checked, maybe the wheel bearings repacked, other than that, it's driveable.
Just organizing a trip next year to Cape York Via. Mt. Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria, Round trip, mostly off road of about 4000km.
My son and I did the Cape this time last year, next trip is just a little different.
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Off the beaten track in Far North Queensland, Dense bushland, clear waterfalls,
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Post by hell-fire » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:50 am

JR, I have memories driving these things, should be much better with the Holden donk in it.
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Post by David » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:40 am

You're a braver man than I am, wearing Crocs not just in public but putting photos of it on a webforum with a world-wide audience! :lol:

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Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:13 pm

What a great looking project. Good luck, look forward to images as you enjoy it.
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Post by Jon » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:27 pm

David wrote:You're a braver man than I am, wearing Crocs not just in public but putting photos of it on a webforum with a world-wide audience! :lol:
To each his own.
When there's mud, sand, and whatever else there is to walk through up in the jungle, I found them better than anything else available.
I'm Not a follower of fashion...so I couldn't give a flying f**k what anyone thinks.
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Post by Jon » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:33 pm

Thanks Oz.... poor bloke I bought it from spent 3 hours taking off the soft top and adding the hard top for transport yesterday. In almost 40C temps I definitely owe him a cold beer or three. Promised him we'd drop by on the next Cape York trip.... probably Aug next year.
Another mate wants to join us in his old 4 x4 ute same vintage, so that should make for a lot of laughs.... or tears.

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Post by Jon » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:46 pm

hell-fire wrote:JR, I have memories driving these things, should be much better with the Holden donk in it.
I have it's history, Military and most of the civilian too.
The original Rover 6 cyl was replaced prior to auction in '91, apparently, civvies don't know how to look after the Rover donk, it blew up and was replaced by the Holden 202. Some say the 186 is better for the low rev. torque range. I'll be doing some experimenting with it and maybe an overdrive might be added at some point, depending on availability, either that or replace it with an Isuzu 4bd1t diesel.
Have a read of this one John
http://www.aulro.com/afvb/isuzu-landy-e ... -a-15.html

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Post by hell-fire » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:40 pm

I had a 110 with the Isuzu Diesel in it, totally un-stopable in the bush and run on next to no fuel, still regret selling it except in winter.
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