Chelsea Tractors - gas guzzlers all is forgiven

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Chelsea Tractors - gas guzzlers all is forgiven

Post by devon john » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:51 pm

what a change around 4x4 are now the saviors of snowed in Britain.
it was only last year when they were trying to get us baned from the road , who's lathing now
how about a reduction in road tax( that if you've got to have it)
my landrover is now 48 year old but a bit like triggers broom lots of mods etc.
what over vehicle on the road today thats that old can buy a door or wing off a new landrover
knowing it will fit???
to think its out lived about 5 average car life's and they say it not inviramental frendly :roll:
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Re: Chelsea Tractors - gas guzzlers all is forgiven

Post by Green Goblin » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:55 pm

HEAR HEAR, my old disco towed loads of motors last year. I'm really missing it now (bloody tin worm).

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Post by Derrick » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:05 pm

Well said Devon John.

Mine is not quite as old as yours, having recently passed 40, asn still going strong on the original chassis.
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Post by TDIPower » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:18 pm

miss the days of series ownership... used to scare quite a few folks getting the backend out on two lane round abouts. having the 110 takes the fun out of just driving the rear end.

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Post by devon john » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:29 pm

Derrick wrote:Well said Devon John.

Mine is not quite as old as yours, having recently passed 40, asn still going strong on the original chassis.
i have owned mine for 25years and used it nearly every day as a work van, its avarage mileage is around 15,000 per year not original by a mile:-
made my own coil sprung chassis with range rover axles and brakes,
i have had meny engines over the years
Perkins 4203 for5yrs
ford DI for 6 yrs
toyoto 6 cylinder 4lr to auto box
now running a 300tdi to LT77 BOX big intercooler etc
it now has 90 doors and wings plus bonnet, external roll cage, alloys BF goodridge etc.

it goes on abit :lol:

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Post by TDIPower » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:28 pm

Ohhh Ford Di.. I dropped on in the LtWt I had.... massive improvement over the 2.25petrol. 33mpg 7.50's overdrive 4.7diffs and would be happy at 70mph. (im sure the screaming main bearing in the overdrive and the clatter of Di is what did my hearing in!!)

Only bad thing about that lump was the non waterproof timing case and the Milner conversion kit on the bell housing was pretty much open to the world.

Id love to do a LtWt with a 200/300tdi, 5 speed and a stage one V8 front axel, Id be tempted to keep it on standard LtWt springs but Id like to try parabolics.

Back in jan/feb of 96 on a mountain rescue call out on the A666 in Bolton i used it to pull an 18wheeler out of the snow.

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Post by TDIPower » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:19 pm

Ohhh goodyear extraslips!! drummmmmmmm go the sound of the treads!!

Looks sweet!!

Any use for some 24v FFR plugs. brand new champion, had em for mine (6 out of a box of 10 left, make an offer is so).

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Post by devon john » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:46 am

TDIPower wrote:Ohhh Ford Di.. I dropped on in the LtWt I had.... massive improvement over the 2.25petrol. 33mpg 7.50's overdrive 4.7diffs and would be happy at 70mph. (im sure the screaming main bearing in the overdrive and the clatter of Di is what did my hearing in!!)

Only bad thing about that lump was the non waterproof timing case and the Milner conversion kit on the bell housing was pretty much open to the w

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I made my own conv. for the DI the problem with that engine was no low down torque
and the noise, but great mpg with the high gearing could sometimes get 45+ mpg on a long run.
The toyoto would do 105mph it opened a few peoples eyes!!this engine was sweet as a auto
(again i made my own conv) and was the best for snow i think auto is!!!
but it was thirsty , the 300tdi is i think the best of both worlds good power good consumption
plenty of grunt.
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Post by ellrider » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:50 pm

devon john wrote:it now has 90 doors

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That's one hell of a Limo. :lol:
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Post by VTRALLAN » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:08 pm

I have a 1960 series 2 88" landy which is off the road for painting so it was sat up in all the snow :( :( :(
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