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by Greg S
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island Drive Sunday October 14th 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Island Drive Sunday October 14th 2018

I'm on duty crew at the firehall this weekend. Can't make it.
Greg Sutfin
by Greg S
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Lost Defender?
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Lost Defender?

Kamloops 3 vehicle crash involving a motorhome . I've heard the comment that the Defender laying on it's side was a write off.

Any news from people here? Everyone okay? Who's Defender.?

Greg Sutfin
by Greg S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Axle Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Axle Oil

There is more information on this at www.vanislelandrovernetwork.com

Open the "LR tech info" menu and click on "GL4 gear oil"
by Greg S
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: One of the founders.
Replies: 0
Views: 331

One of the founders.

Speaking of Founder's Day, that's just what we were doing on the ferry on the way home. A lady at the next table asked if we were with the Rover Landers. She was quite impressed, to find out how many members we have now and how many vehicles turn up at our annual shows. Seems she was one of the twen...
by Greg S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 109 station wagon body parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: Series 109 station wagon body parts

I guess I better chime in here about that roof. Mine has kissed a few too many rock walls. That granite at Squamish is a bit unforgiving.

Where and when would I be able to have a look at it?

Greg S
Duncan V.I.
by Greg S
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mud Day, February 12th
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Mud Day, February 12th

I enjoyed the day. Thanks all of you. I just got off the phone with our motorcycle friend (not Victor but Cory.). He is being kept overnight in the hospital. Had his surgery this afternoon and it went well. Clean break of both the tibia and fibula with no apparent blood vessel or nerve damage. He ha...
by Greg S
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Gas pedal assy
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Gas pedal assy

What parts? Which carb?
by Greg S
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Last Island Rover Run of the Year Saturday December 30th
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

Re: Last Island Rover Run of the Year Saturday December 30th

My plans have been changed. Ill be working over on the Sunshine Coast Saturday. I won't be on the drive yet again but maybe I'll be able to pay for some upgrades.
by Greg S
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Free Discovery spare wheel.
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Free Discovery spare wheel.

I'm interested in the spare wheel provided it is the steel type.
by Greg S
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Last Island Rover Run of the Year Saturday December 30th
Replies: 19
Views: 2201

Re: Last Island Rover Run of the Year Saturday December 30th

I'll be there too. I hope nobody minds a gasoline rig along for the day.

One of the benefits of having a diesel truck is if you smell gasoline, you know it isn't you.
by Greg S
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Ashcroft rebuilt LT230 1.4 Defender transfer case
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Ashcroft rebuilt LT230 1.4 Defender transfer case

LT77, but does it have the parts to lock it up like a series tcase?
by Greg S
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Ashcroft rebuilt LT230 1.4 Defender transfer case
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Ashcroft rebuilt LT230 1.4 Defender transfer case

Rob, we should talk about this going into a series 109.
by Greg S
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island Fall Run Thanksgiving Monday October 9th 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2695

Re: Island Fall Run Thanksgiving Monday October 9th 2017

Sorry you couldn't make it Praugsy. We had a nice drive today 122, miles timmies and back to timmies. I'm not aware of any breakdowns on any of the 4 trucks, not even on the Toyota Hilux that came along. We forced Mike to keep at the tail end to pick up the fine quality British made parts that might...
by Greg S
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island Fall Run Thanksgiving Monday October 9th 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2695

Re: Island Fall Run Thanksgiving Monday October 9th 2017

Late to post on here but I will be coming. I better! I just turned down a day of work for it.
Add a 109 for the day.
by Greg S
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Radio for club events
Replies: 10
Views: 2249

Re: Radio for club events

And- In the Cowichan Valley the next course (free) starts September 12th.

www.cvars.com

Link to information on the course is at the middle bottom of CVARS home page.
by Greg S
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: A Land Rover can go anywhere and do anything.
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

A Land Rover can go anywhere and do anything.

They can, and do, and Victor proved it. I'm sure he will provide some photos to back up this story. Today with his new radial tires he went to the new race track, got in line and won his class. BIG car show, huge crowds, great venue. A Land Rover wins first place over all the other British cars. I'm...
by Greg S
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Shopping for tires on Vancouver Island
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Re: Shopping for tires on Vancouver Island

I usually find good pricing and service in Duncan at Joe's Tire Hospital. Closed Mondays.
by Greg S
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 2 or 3 Shift Lever
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Series 2 or 3 Shift Lever

Sorry, I somehow missed your reply Matt. I ended up ordering one from Blighty. It arrived last week and works well. Thanks for your offer! I'll probably weld up my old one for use as a spare when the new one breaks 50 years from now. Here is some important advice! Weld up the NEW one before you sta...
by Greg S
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.

Its been the weekend before Father's day for fourteen years. The first year it was Father's day weekend resulting in many last minute cancelations. It should be showing up on the Rover Landers calendar since February and I'm told was in "The Roverlander". So I'm just confirming that it is going to h...
by Greg S
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.

Yes, it is a GO next Saturday. Rain or shine. An off-road drive starting at 9 AM Saturday, back at the farm about 5 to prepare for the pot-luck dinner. Breakfast by our household served on the deck at the house at 8 Sunday morning. Camping in the field is welcome with most people staying over Friday...
by Greg S
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.
Replies: 5
Views: 3176

June 10th Vancouver Island Land Rover Rally.

Yes, it is a GO next Saturday. Rain or shine. An off-road drive starting at 9 AM Saturday, back at the farm about 5 to prepare for the pot-luck dinner. Breakfast by our household served on the deck at the house at 8 Sunday morning. Camping in the field is welcome with most people staying over Friday...
by Greg S
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: SERIES 3 MODS AND VALUE
Replies: 12
Views: 3935

Re: SERIES 3 MODS AND VALUE

I bought the disc brake kit from Ray and installed it on my 109.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat. What a great modification! Seamless and invisible. Incredibly easy to install with every step of the Instructions clear and correct.

BUT you have to have 16 inch wheels. Won't work with 15 inch.
by Greg S
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2017 Land Rover National Rally Leadville, CO 24-28 July
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Re: 2017 Land Rover National Rally Leadville, CO 24-28 July

I have to say that when I was there in 2009 it was incredibly well run. The trails were spectacular. I wish I could get back there this year but the dates conflict with other plans. To challenge a tougher trail rating than I did last time would be nice but having to drive 1800 miles home after the e...
by Greg S
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Pub night. Out of town visitor.
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Pub night. Out of town visitor.

I just got a call from Dave Blair who is in Duncan for a few days. Let's do a pub night tomorrow night, Wednesday 1 March at 7 PM at the Ramada Inn (aka Silverbridge Inn) and say hi to Dave.
by Greg S
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: 4WDABC membership and the Cowichan Valley Land Rover rally.
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

4WDABC membership and the Cowichan Valley Land Rover rally.

Been a member of the 4WDABC by being a member of RoverLanders but this year, seeing the membership kiosk at Founders Day I decided to support them with a personal membership too. Now I'll get a copy of their Backroader magazine. The copy in the new-member package just happened to surprise me by feat...
by Greg S
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017

... There was one big winner on the raffle tickets... Ron won a chair and water bottle! ... And Islanders also won't "Best LWB Defender" and "Best Discovery II". In the raffle I walked away with the starter motor and transfercase cooler. Playing the raffle is all skill. It isn't just a case of luck...
by Greg S
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017

Made it home here in Duncan at about half past midnight. Left Founders Day at 6 PM for the 9 PM ferry. Should be plenty of time to catch some nice Chinese food at the waiting area at the terminal. Looking forward to it! THEY WERE CLOSED!!! The next best for dinner at the kiosks was the hot dog vendo...
by Greg S
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Rover Convoy to Founders Day Febuary 18th 2017

I'm aiming to catch the 9 AM out of Swartz Bay. Bringing JD and Derek. Coming home on the 9 PM out of Tswassen.
by Greg S
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mt. Sicker Snow Run, Monday January 2nd
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

Re: Mt. Sicker Snow Run, Monday January 2nd

I disagree. No one got stuck, there was no winching or pull straps, no shovelling, because "if there's no pictures, then it didn't happen" and nobody has any pictures therefore we just had a very nice snow-day drive. Missed my lunch but Jared finally got me a Snickers bar. And yes, we did tow a Jeep...
by Greg S
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Winter Holiday Romp - AKA - Bamfield Slushflake Chase
Replies: 17
Views: 5176

Re: Winter Holiday Romp?

I should be able to make it. Dr. R. Chains help a lot. M&S but not All Season generally work pretty well. Some tire shops offer "siping" but generally prefer new tires. If your current tires have not little stones in the tread they'll probably do them for you. Last I paid several years ago was $15 p...
by Greg S
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Landys in Tofino
Replies: 5
Views: 3715

Re: Landys in Tofino

Look around! There is plenty of NOTHING in Tofino. All they have is a multi million dollar advertising campaign for attracting tourists.

If you want anything out there, go to Ucluelet.
by Greg S
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2nd
Replies: 18
Views: 6898

Re: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2

David and I made it safely home in time for dinner. We both had a great time in the Challenge. Thank you everybody for putting on a great event. Thank you too for making us dinner after Saturday's competition and breakfast today. Did everyone else get home okay? I guess Jason won't be home for anoth...
by Greg S
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Smooth running again.
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Smooth running again.

The Rochester B worked well with lots of top end but suffered a severe case of bogging at very low speed. Now I find it may have been a worn out distributor. It had a few other issues that I devised work arounds for. Finding different sized jets is a search into old hotrod guys bottom drawers.
by Greg S
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2nd
Replies: 18
Views: 6898

Re: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2

Done! Paid. A change in co-pilot will see my son, David, accompanying me, maybe that should be "chaperoning" me? Look out everyone, he was winning co-pilot on this event a few years ago, about 16 years ago. If I can keep the old girl from breaking down this year, we might have a chance. (The "old gi...
by Greg S
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2nd
Replies: 18
Views: 6898

Re: North West Challenge Sea-to-Sky BC Sept 30th, Oct 1st, 2

I've set that weekend aside for NWChallenge. If you already have enough volunteers, I guess I'll have to compete.

What time do we have to be there Friday night? One volunteer navigator has to work until 5 so it will be amazing if we could be there before 9 pm.
by Greg S
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 1972 S2A rewire adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 4842

Re: 1972 S2A rewire adventure

I helped with a couple of home vehicle wiring jobs. Trouble is, the normal handyman doesn't have the availability of the collection of coloured wires needed to make a harness that somebody else can follow later. One was a full re-wire done with white wire and white only. Nothing had been terminated ...
by Greg S
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 1972 S2A rewire adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 4842

Re: 1972 S2A rewire adventure

Okay, I understand. Bare wires in the dash, loose wires, wires bundled with tape all falling off. Not original at all from the sound of it. Often somebody here has a used one they might sell. You can also buy brand new ones from Autosparks, or others. In the U S Painless Wiring sells generic harness...
by Greg S
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 1972 S2A rewire adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 4842

Re: 1972 S2A rewire adventure

A bit odd?

They're a bit odd to start with. What makes you think a new or different one would be any different?

What's wrong with the current version?
by Greg S
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Mechanic North Vancouver Island
Replies: 6
Views: 3745

Re: Mechanic North Vancouver Island

Yup. The ,British Leyland Dealer of the day is still in business in Courtney and even has a Land rover 88 for a service truck. Located at the top of the ramp at the government warf. They're a good bunch and know the land rover.
Courtney Car Center, corner of 5th street and Comox road 250 334-4428
by Greg S
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Steel Disco wheels on Series truck.
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Steel Disco wheels on Series truck.

I've been switching mine from the 90 to the 109 and they are a real struggle to get all the way on. Has anyone else had a problem with this? The hub is a Trorel disk brake hub. Should be the same size, anybody know any difference? They are going to be even more of a struggle to get off but I'll save...
by Greg S
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Smooth running again.
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Smooth running again.

If only I had a turbo I wouldn't have to worry about that blown up muffler.
by Greg S
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Smooth running again.
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Smooth running again.

Over the years I've changed my carburator several times. The best I ever had was a twin SU setup but that got sold on my old 88 back in about 1978. Best I've had since was the original Zenith but it eventually suffered a worn throttle shaft and I tried to fix it, not very successfully. Worst I've ha...
by Greg S
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Northwest Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Re: Northwest Challenge

I'm planning to be there but I haven't decided whether to compete or help. Taking the 109.
by Greg S
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: interior blower motor 1990 MOD 110
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

Re: interior blower motor 1990 MOD 110

90 and 110 always were 12 volt, even if ffr from what I've read. The 24 volt was only used for the radios. It's been over a year since I had my fan all apart but I'm darn sure the two wires coming out of that box go to the fan speed lever on the dash. One for low speed the other for high and there i...
by Greg S
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: interior blower motor 1990 MOD 110
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

Re: interior blower motor 1990 MOD 110

That is a resistor to give you a two speed fan. The fan gets power and the ground is through the switch on the dash via the resistors.

CAUTION! The fan you link to is for a right hand drive vehicle. It won't work in a left hand drive.
by Greg S
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holt Mainline Run, Sunday July 17th
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: Holt Mainline Run, Sunday July 17th

Sorry,cant make it this weekend.
by Greg S
Thu May 26, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 78 series 3 109 brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: 78 series 3 109 brakes

Dollars to do-naughts that you have the rear shoes mixed up. Do a search on this forum for about a hundred threads on the subject. Specific to 109's! This isn't anything an 88 owner would know about without having worked on 109 rear brakes. The shoe locating pins for the adjusters are ever so SLIGHT...
by Greg S
Thu May 26, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: The 14th Annual Cowichan Rally-In-The-Valley event-June 11th
Replies: 18
Views: 5009

Re: The 14th Annual Cowichan Rally-In-The-Valley event-June

Yes, it's a 'go'. Saturday June 11th is the date. Hoping for open forest roads but have plans for a private property run if needed. Camping available in the field overnight Friday and Saturday nights. Pot-luck dinner Saturday as always and we'll do breakfast on the deck, Sunday, like in recent years...
by Greg S
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Valley Rally search.
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Valley Rally search.

Put a few miles on today. About a hundred on the pickup and almost 50 on the quad. No luck finding our drive for June. The road I had hoped for has active logging going on. They're actually yarding right onto the middle of the mainline. Sort of closes the road and looks like it will be that way for ...