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  1. Had a good drive of the disco now, fantastic, much better than I expected. Smooth ride, pulls well for a large off roader. Very pleased.
  2. Found, thank you........but £149.000.......blimey. Was expecting £50 Oh well
  3. Right, had a look under the tow bar flappy thingy, 2 sockets, marked land rover, then a red plastic moulding that is removable, so unless I am mistaken it looks like its a detachable Landy configuration. So all I need is a the hooky bit.
  4. Card board boxes only, I got .....ooooh, erh, well, not sure, no,no, well we could, but! So I gave up.
  5. Cheers bibs, might take you up on that, good excuse for a beer and curry. Just picked the car up, drives great. I have no idea what's behind the bumper panel, not even sure there if there is a ball/ tow bar under the panel, it's dark now so will play in morning. Update to follow
  6. To be fair I am on my third. The first in the car when I bought it suffered from liner slip ie oil in water -water in oil not a good sight. So I had it fully rebuilt new, rings, shells seals the lot, worked well for about 10,000 miles then when I decided to remove the engine to do some minor tasks, ie painting it and fitted a stainless header.......shock horror, sparky noticed the fly wheel moved about a bit and then......sh1 t, 8 mm end float, the crank had move so far the rods had started eating the block, a big mess. So in when a new crated lotus engine from Garry Kemp, it's done about 7,000 miles, has another SS header from Alunox, and all seams well, fingers crossed. Dave
  7. Got one, 2005 disco 3, in met green. 109,000 miles, looks great and hopefully will provide useful workhorse. All I need now is a tow bar, and quickly as I also need to borrow a trailer so I can move my ramps, anyone fitted one or has one for sale Dave
  8. So it looks like I could be moving mid march, I will need to move the ramps in about 3 weeks or so. Does anyone feel like a challenge. Dave
  9. 13. Yes Megan and I will be there, mr piggy, are you going to be there!
  10. Hi folks, I put the same set of 4 pots and 6 pots on mine, brake are brilliant, but the parking brake is no where near good enough, I too have a sympathetic mot station. I will post up some pics
  11. Just to confirm what others have already said, the smoke from your exhaust does not look like a problem, all my engines and I have had 3 in my car, the latest being a brand new Lotus engine from Garry Kemp here in the uk, all of them put out black spots, it's the carbon soot in the tail pipe mixed with condensation. It's normal. Good luck and keep updating.
  12. Bugger my supplier of the original ramps looks like they are out of business, no response to emails, so has anyone dismantled 4 poster ramps, can it be that hard ?
  13. Good tip Greg, hopefully will get my first drive next week end. When looking for the right car I am thinking........ If I spend £25,000 with say 60,000 mile then in 2 years it will be worth 1/2 that, conversely if I spend 11,000 and get one with similar mileage and they are around then I would not loose much. The issue is the 105,000 mile service, you can pay the same amount for 2 cars one with a belt change the other without ....belt change and major service is around £1,300 so when I am looking and found the right colour and cloth or leather they all seem to be at the 85,000 miles and not had a belt change. It's not easy as belt change is time dependant and mileage. I will possibly end up with a 110,000 miles with a belt change. Any thoughts
  14. Very useful information, thank you. Found a 2010 disco 4 basic model, ie cloth seats, 70 k miles looks like new, if it is still around when I am ready to purchase this could be the one, in a nice met green. Dave
  15. Another 4x4 I looked at was the shogun LWB, seems well appointed but some how does not seem right some how. I will be going to see a Landy 3 a have a drive, not sure what to expect, car ride or bus ride.
  16. Rangy, if that is a range rover, that was my first choice. Like them a lot but was put of by the " very expensive to run"
  17. Thursday 12 th Feb, usual place the horns and horseshoes,Harlow common about 8 all welcome
  18. I will look on the forum for info. I will let u know what I find.
  19. You missed the point Dave, I need a boot, more importantly Megan wants to drive it.
  20. Only the best mate, not been there for years, is it still there.
  21. Cheers Dan, will probably go with a discovery 3, the HSE I think, let you know, thanks again for the wise words.
  22. When I had Megan's reg number made up I went to a local market, north Weald they made the plate without name and moved the letters to read M9GAN, nice, but when they were transfered to the fiat the supplier put his name on and made us have M9 GAN, not quite the same.
  23. I wonder just how durable the wrap is, what if you damage the finish, I know it's not the same but when I put stickers on mine for Le Mans it was not easy to get a finish where the wrap ends ie inside the boot, how is it finished. Dave
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