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In Third Gear
I know it has taken a long time for my first post, but hopefully I can make up for it.

I really need to thank everyone for there contributions on a fantastic forum.

Last June we bought a series 2a 1969 SWB 2.25 Petrol ragtop. It had an MOT until December was pretty ropey, but a sound chassis. I played with it during the summer working on the basis that when the MOT ran out in December that I would get it in the garage and start playing with it there.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, the wife decided that we should move to France in January with only 30 days notice. Leaving me to get the Landy fixed and MOT'd ready for a 550 mile trip to the southwest of France. Oh and also moving house!!

Well to cut a very long story short, after changing brake shoes, brake cylinders, new seals on clutch master/slave and brake master, new switches for lights (what a pain), tyres, head gasket, heater hoses, carb, wheel bearing, hubs overhaul, rear leaf springs, front leaf springs clean up and countless other bits and pieces (by the way I'm no mechanic!) she passed the MOT first time, 4 days before we left for France.

I have to admit I was really looking forward to driving her down there (honest), we had a couple of minor problems:

conked out on motorway - think it might have been oil fumes in carb

Door handle stuck open - WD40 sorted that

She is now down here and looking fab - A very BIG thanks to everyone - I have really used the info on this site and it has been invaluable.
Welcome to the forums Bill. A sound chassis (and bulkhead) is half the battle really with old Land Rovers, everything else is just Meccano, just a bit bigger and rustier:eek:

cheers, Tim
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