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    Gav's 101.

    So, enough joking around, it's finally time to officially reveal one of the worst kept secrets of the last few weeks. I am now the proud new owner of a 101.

    I've had a very hard time keeping my trap shut about this and I did a very bad job of it... The wait to finally lay my hands on it was painful, but it has all paid off.

    It is a RAF import GS. It is in very good condition and mechanically nearly A1. It drives (and stops) very well, and to say I'm chuffed is an understatement.

    This all came about because of my darling Wife saying I could add one to my collection. The fact she said it in a room full of Landy nuts (at Melrose) after consuming a bottle or two of the regions fine Shiraz didn't help her cause.... Thanks dear, I owe you one.

    I don't think she really thought I'd find one, but with the help of a fellow forumite I was able to track this one down quite quickly. A big thanks to Mick_Marsh for all his help here - I never would have landed this deal without him.

    I have a few questions to ask along the way, which I'm sure you will all be able to help me with. For now, just a few pics. It came with the Sankey trailer, which is also in top condition.








    Cheers - Gav.


    1977 101 FC - 'Chucky'
    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

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    Congrats - I know that vehicle and its previous owner and did one long outback trip with it - it is a top vehicle and you should get a lot of great use out of it.

    Cheers

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    Nice work! And sat on XZL's as well! Even better! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Congrats - I know that vehicle and its previous owner and did one long outback trip with it - it is a top vehicle and you should get a lot of great use out of it.

    Cheers

    Garry
    Yes, he told me about that trip and it seems to be a well known vehicle. My first job when I got it home was to wash a lot of the outback out the back of (and underneath) it...


    1977 101 FC - 'Chucky'
    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    And sat on XZL's as well! Even better! Enjoy!
    Yeah, but at the price these go for, it may be the last set it is shod with... Still got plenty of tread, so it will give me time to save up for a new set.


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    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

    'Love with your heart - use your head for everything else.' - CaptainDisillusion

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    It's a top looking unit Gav, and it sounds just as good, I'd love to have one just like it,, but unfortunately Leeanne would never agree
    Thanks for bringing it along to the weekends event,, I'll scab a drive next time
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    Wear them out and you are doing some distance!! Just put up a post about clones of these tyres on Ebay UK. They're from Canada and a third of the price. Great looking truck tho, well done! Jealous as! My turn will come eventually..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    Just put up a post about clones of these tyres on Ebay UK. They're from Canada and a third of the price.
    But when landed in Aust I suspect these clones would not be much cheaper than the original XZL Michelins. I have been quoted between $650 and $850 for the Michelins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacicat View Post
    So, enough joking around, it's finally time to officially reveal one of the worst kept secrets of the last few weeks. I am now the proud new owner of a 101.

    I've had a very hard time keeping my trap shut about this and I did a very bad job of it... The wait to finally lay my hands on it was painful, but it has all paid off.

    It is a RAF import GS. It is in very good condition and mechanically nearly A1. It drives (and stops) very well, and to say I'm chuffed is an understatement.

    This all came about because of my darling Wife saying I could add one to my collection. The fact she said it in a room full of Landy nuts (at Melrose) after consuming a bottle or two of the regions fine Shiraz didn't help her cause.... Thanks dear, I owe you one.

    I don't think she really thought I'd find one, but with the help of a fellow forumite I was able to track this one down quite quickly. A big thanks to Mick_Marsh for all his help here - I never would have landed this deal without him.

    I have a few questions to ask along the way, which I'm sure you will all be able to help me with. For now, just a few pics. It came with the Sankey trailer, which is also in top condition.








    Cheers - Gav.
    Gav you went about it the wrong way.
    I just didnt tell my wife.
    I got mine and when it appeared in the drive way at home , she didnt talk to me for a few weeks which was one of the most peaceful times of my life.

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    Never though of it that way Ron, maybe I went about it the wrong way...

    Further details and plans.
    My plan for this vehicle is fairly straight forward - not much. I want to keep it very similar to what it is, but just clean it up and make it the best it can be - sort of wind the clock back to make it look a bit fresher and how it would have been closer to when it first went into service.

    Now I'm not going to be a rivet counter here, and I may do a couple of things that are not strictly correct, but as long as the general vibe stays the same, that will be fine with me.

    Having said that, I would really appreciate any input on things if I go to make a real clanger or if anyone has some constructive criticism.

    First off I will be changing a lot of the wiring - like the fuse panel location - that's just a dumb spot. Even if you can see a blown fuse, I'm not sure how you are supposed to easily replace it.

    I will mount a new fuse block in the battery compartment out of the way and add some new fuses and relays. Along the lines of what I did to the Classic for those who have seen it. Also I will mount a dual battery controller in there and have the 12 volt output on the trailer plug run through it, as I have mounted batteries and my fridge in the Sankey trailer and it worked really well on the weekend for accessibility and ease of use. I think the trailer will be going along with me all the time when I camp, so I only have to stick the bed and a few other bits in the back of the 101 when it is time to head off somewhere.

    Underneath needs a new coat of bitumen paint as the old stuff is flaking off. While I'm under there I might get a tin of black paint out and repaint a few items that are showing some surface rust.

    A few questions while I think of them:-
    - What should be stencilled on the bridge plate? I have seen others with '4 on them, and some with 3/4 on them. I would have thought '4' would be correct as this would be the rounded up figure from the gross mass of the 101 - can anyone confirm this?

    - What colour should the pintles - front and back - be painted? I have seen them black or red - which is correct? The hitch on the trailer is painted red, and that would provide some contrast, but would that look out of place? The fuel cap I is currently red, and I believe that is the correct colour.

    - Trailer safety chain position - it doesn't have one, and the trailer doesn't have a chain and obviously never did, but I will have to register the trailer and a requirement for that is that it must have a safety chain. I want it to be as invisible as possible - anyone done this or got any ideas?

    I'll leave it at that at the moment - I don't want to overload a single post. I'll have plenty more to ask along the way, and post pics of what I do along the way.

    Cheers - Gav


    1977 101 FC - 'Chucky'
    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

    'Love with your heart - use your head for everything else.' - CaptainDisillusion

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