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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #195 on: March 23, 2020, 10:52:23 PM »
I forgot I copied this advertisement a ways back.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #196 on: April 03, 2020, 07:07:53 PM »
Had the 109 re-engineered as it was time to transfer the rego into the Qld system, which was completed today.
Itís now registered as a 6x seater and everything else was transferred across without any hassle.
Pretty happy that it all passed with flying colours.

Touched base with a bloke about having the Weber carb rebuilt.
Touched base with Scorcher about having the distributor serviced.
Still looking at getting a new harmonic balancer.
Tossing around the idea of fitting a new mechanical high volume fuel pump, which will then be augmented by the electric fuel  pump.
Eyeing off a set of Crow Cams roller rockers.
Canít find my screw in studs and guide plates so might have to spring for a new set of those yet.

Going to remove the hatch and drop down tailgate soon, in favour of the barn door, simply because Iím too old and fat and Iím feeling too many aches and pains to want to climb in via the tailgate anymore.
I love the tailgate but the time has come.

Still a million things to do...