Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?

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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #1 - Jun 10, 2022 - 10:31
Ahhh but does it run on tea :lol:
Mind you thats probably the next thing that will go up in price  :tic:
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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #2 - Jun 10, 2022 - 11:58
If we could use the hot air from politicians that we be useful. Just saying


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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #3 - Jun 10, 2022 - 15:39
There has to be a way of harnessing the energy in a spaniel's tail!

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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #4 - Jun 10, 2022 - 20:09
I have so many questions:  1) Perhaps I missed it, but how is he getting all that power down to the Series 3 running gear?  He can't be using a standard transfer case/gearbox.  2) If one goes to all that trouble to keep the Series 1 look-and-feel with cut-outs for air intake etc., why the LED headlights?  Ditto the panel for a "sleeper" ... why not green?  3) Is that windshield wiper mounted on the original motor?  It must be straining.  4) For a new custom five-cylinder diesel, it appears to be really smokey ... as in "rollin' coal" smokey ... should it really do that?  5) Brakes and clutch upgraded, but no auxiliary safety equipment?  I suppose rescuing a "trials" modified Series 1 to something resembling an original is a noble pursuit, but I'm not sure it's remotely safe to drive; we used to have a pejorative saying in the US: "Hemi in a Vega"  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Hemi_engine and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Vega .


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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #5 - Jun 10, 2022 - 22:03
Some good engineering but as others have commented I can't believe there is no basic safety equipment in it, let alone a simple roll hoop.

I had a tank-slapper on a roundabout once which ended in a spin and that was only with a 2286cc diesel.

Pretty sure he said it had the LT95 transmission.
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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #6 - Jun 10, 2022 - 23:16
Not much of the original trialer left having had a new engine, gearbox, axles , brakes and body work. In fact the only original bit left is the wind screen wiper, and that should have been changed for a pair of Series 3 ones.

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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #7 - Jun 11, 2022 - 07:34
I don't think there will be much "tea brewing " on the tailgate..
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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #8 - Jun 11, 2022 - 15:39
I like it!    It still rattles like a Series 1.   Hey at least it's not sitting on a coil chassis!

Those LED lamps.... could have used Holly's new 7" RetroBrite to get that daylight effect

And bring back the original instrument panel. 


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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #9 - Jun 14, 2022 - 07:44
So according to DVLA its a tax and MOT exempt 1957 2.052cc petrol land Rover. Its projects like that this that get a bad name for old cars when anything goes wrong!
If that what's you like at least correct the paper work MOT and tax accordingly. Oh and also tell the insurance company which of course may have been done by now.

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Re: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea?
Reply #10 - Jun 14, 2022 - 11:25
Very true
I have just seen an 80" on coils and a 300TDi on Ebay, I asked when the conversion was done and the seller said it was all in the ad but that only told you when the engine had been rebuilt.

DVLA will pick it up I am sure but tese dishonest people spoil it for the rest of us

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