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PostSubject: Tubbies get an upgrade   Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:38 am

News on the Tubbies 110.
Asked the wife if I could spend a little on the 110 for this year. To my astonishment she said yes  Razz But there was an ulterior motive wasn't there....oh yes she said but you'll have to sell the Disco first. oh well.
Still the list is growing.....New intercooler, new clutch, new drive shaft, new door seals, possible new turbo and a split charging system. If there's any left over new poly bushes. And a new air freshener. Ha that will show her  tongue  
All this on top of last years EGR valve, silicone hoses, steering guard, diff guards, light guards re powder coated, ladder re coated, new rear work light. Oh yes and a new wiper motor  lol! 
Would have been cheaper to by a new one.....more soon
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:39 pm

Air Freshener! Now that's what I call posh.  clown 

Great to see the prep underway - and very pleased to hear the wiper motor is on the list; mind you, will it be needed? We're guaranteeing wall to wall sunshine this year  Rolling Eyes 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:37 am

Keith I hope so very much. I must say it was hard work in all that rain. Still. I have a spare motor now so if anyone needs one  Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:32 am

Update. Got the 110 back....work all done....bill paid....need a lie down..... affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:20 am

Glad Bill has been paid - I've heard he's a great mechanic  clown 

More importantly, great to hear the 110 is sorted and ready for the (off) road  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:21 am

I did the 'mac' in a 110 last year. Its onl a 3 day event and it almost killed us. The most uncomfortable motor 'In the world'

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:46 am

What this Keith have you changed your job and become a weatherman? I bet your hero was Mr No Tornadoes in England Fish. Twisted Evil 
We will of course remember you words when we are on the rally. What a Face 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Have faith young Pete; on 28th June you'll be complaining to me about heat and sunstroke  Evil or Very Mad Mad Or perhaps not!  pirat 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:55 am

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Have faith young Pete; on 28th June you'll be complaining to me about heat and sunstroke  Evil or Very Mad Mad Or perhaps not!  pirat 

Think the sentence should finish with a full stop after the word me....... clown
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:06 pm

WOW the upgrade has made a real difference to the torque. The old girl pulls like a train now. Just in time for the flooding too as I work on the Somerset levels.  Neutral 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:40 am

Don't mention train to anyone from Cornwall  clown 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:02 am

To insult to injury I awoke this morning to find a small toddlers swimming pool that has replaced what was the rear seats of the 110. Door seals have perished. On closer inspection it seams like all four front door seals are virtually gone. Oh the joys of owning a Land Rover. I have now suggested to my local Land Rover specialist that I just send him to Barbados instead of paying his bill. Cheeky git is even thinking about it  Very Happy I was thinking of selling her after the rally but I think I will keep as she has had virtually everything done you could imagine. Wife has said that's the next 10 birthday presents all spent  Sad 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:51 am

That's a very thoughtful wife there Ed  Rolling Eyes 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:43 am

Oh dear it seems I neglected to tell the wife how much the bill for the 110 came to. Well she took off at some rate of knots....last seem over Vancouver....She will come down eventually but not for a while I hope...it's been quieter around here  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:53 am

Mmm - Vancouver; I think you'll find that's your next 10 birthday pressie money all sorted - but without you  clown 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:01 am

She'll be back when she needs to recharge her broomstick........... clown
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:25 am

Oh no....found a leak in the door seals, on further inspection I find rust on the floor pan on the passenger side. I have replaced both sides now and I will need new carpets too. If the wife finds out I am a dead man crawling lol what's next I wonder.......
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:53 am

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Oh no....found a leak in the door seals, on further inspection I find rust on the floor pan on the passenger side. I have replaced both sides now and I will need new carpets too. If the wife finds out I am a dead man crawling lol what's next I wonder.......

...... your funeral maybe.......???  Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:31 am

No worries Ed; it's not rust - it is part of the LR Climate Control System.  Rolling Eyes And it won't leak when on the rally as it will be wall to wall sunshine 24/7!  Evil or Very Mad 

A bit rude of me - I nearly forgot to ask; what flowers would you like?  scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:30 am

And it won't leak when on the rally as it will be wall to wall sunshine 24/7!

That's what I like about you Keith - your eternal optimism  clown
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:42 pm

Too much sherry in the afternoon Keith? I do hope its nice this year  sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:55 pm

Door seals all done now doing a paint job. I could do this all day if the thinners always smell this good  flower 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:46 pm

HA HA I think I have fooled the rain gods at last. New coat of WAXOIL and rubber paint, yes rubber paint inside. I'm gonna float soon....Looking forward now to the Easter meet but if she breaks down now I'm taking up knitting.... confused 
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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:32 pm

Now it's all sealed, have you considered that you may have reduced the air-flow used as part of the 110's Automatic Climate Control system.  clown  Given the sun and warmth of 14th-28th June, as we journey through Europe, and as caring organisers, we wouldn't want to see the Techy Tubbies dehydrated too much  Rolling Eyes 

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PostSubject: Re: Tubbies get an upgrade   Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:04 pm

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Given the sun and warmth of 14th-28th June, as we journey through Europe, and as caring organisers we wouldn't want to see the Techy Tubbies dehydrated too much   Rolling Eyes 

Are you providing them with free beer then Keith?  Guinness
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