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    This vehicle has some history

    Andrew
    1998 Landrover Defender 300Tdi 130 HCPU Expedition
    1972 Peugeot 504 Sedan - Daily Driver

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    The description says it's a 1972 model, which means it missed the real pioneering days (pre-1960) when the roads hadn't all been built yet, but it would still be a fun project.

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    There is only 1 landrover nutter in laidley named gene.
    He has the rover fever bad and I am surprised he is letting it go.
    Although he still has a game, defender and disco to look after.
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    98% of all Land Rovers built are still on the road.
    The other 2% made it home.

    Cost difference between Britpart and Genuine seals: 2.04. Knowing that your brakes won't fail at any moment: Priceless.

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    Going by the dash/firewall, I think the description might be a typo.

    Interesting inserts inside the wheels.
    Andrew
    1998 Landrover Defender 300Tdi 130 HCPU Expedition
    1972 Peugeot 504 Sedan - Daily Driver

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    I was reading in one of my Land Rover books they had issues with mud getting into the brake drums in the S1 early in the piece on the SMA S1's & wearing the linings & drums out & made some gaiters / guard's to prevent this . May be this is what they came up with for the later LR's

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    I was reading in one of my Land Rover books they had issues with mud getting into the brake drums in the S1 early in the piece on the SMA S1's & wearing the linings & drums out & made some gaiters / guard's to prevent this . May be this is what they came up with for the later LR's
    They were made out leather they also had them for the front swivel hubs. Pretty cool oldschool fix for mud. They had radiator muffs for cutting chaff and hay also, never seen either in the flesh just in the books.
    My s3 had a few old catalouges in the rear sill well which has some of the accessories available in the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    ...... They had radiator muffs for cutting chaff and hay also, never seen either in the flesh just in the books.
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    Not just cutting chaff or hay - they are essential for driving in long dry grass or across stubble. All my Landrovers have them as have all the Landrovers I have owned - but not factory screens, ones I have made. For Series 1/2/2a, about ten minutes with some flywire, snips, and some wire ties. The flap for the bonnet release is made by bending a rectangle out of fencing wire and covering with flywire. I have also found it necessary to block the gap between the radiator panel and the chassis, otherwise a lot of chaff comes up there.

    I have never seen a genuine factory one.

    There have been a number of interesting options over the years. One I like is the fuel economiser that consists of an extra accelerator spring that comes in at about half throttle.
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