Land Rover Fans be warned...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wu56Shoozz, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. wu56Shoozz

    wu56Shoozz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Some work gone in to that, sounds brilliant!
    Looks a really nice job.
     
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    wu56Shoozz

    wu56Shoozz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ^ I agree, its not mine.. but it does look like fun and the way Landy SHOULD have made it..lols!
     
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    My first (and last) experience of a Landy was driving a SWB Series 2 (I think...) that someone had put an RV8 into. Bearing in mind the V8 was pretty asthmatic it was still bloody terrifying - like those nightmares you have (well, I have them anyway) where I'm driving along and none of the controls work - steering, brakes, clutch, throttle.....
     
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    ^ I used to drive V8 90" Defenders at work; they were an absolute hoot. Withdrawn when a colleague lost the back end (they were prone to this under heavy braking), spun and ended up wedged between a lamp post and a wall....they fuel tank is under the seat on the 90 and the driver was badly burned.

    I followed his FB channel; it took a huge amount of work and ingenuity to make it work and all credit to him. Although very impressive, every time I see clouds of black smoke coming out of any Defender, I can't help but cringe though.....
     
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    There are various ones with Corvette LS3 V8s in them, pushing out up to 550 bhp which must be entertaining. E.g.

    LS3 V8 Defender, 430bhp+
     
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    I have a 2.5Tdi called Vera.;) That is plenty quick enough for a 1940's based chassis:confused:
    There ought to be a balance of grip, drivability and power in any vehicle!

    .....but then I am guilty of putting 2 x 750bhp JCB engines in a one metre wide projectile and getting it to 350mph....but my excuse is that it wasn't a road car:eek:
     

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