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Range Stormer Concept Unveiled at the North American Auto Show on January 5

Invades England

The Land Rover Show At Billing

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An old New Yorker cartoon pictures a man on the deck of an oceanfront home, gawking at the view while his roommates sip their cocktails. According the caption, he’s “The New Time Share,” and he’s pointing and yelling, “Look, a seagull!” That’s the way I behaved the moment my British Airways flight from Boston landed at London’s Heathrow Airport. As I unwound from the overnight flight and disembarked from the plane, I spotted one, then another, then another Defender 90 The Camel Trophy Owner’s Club’s impressive display. Commercial performing yeoman duty at the airport. Land Rovers were as ubiquitous as seagof four lovely Canadians: Jennifer Stadler, Adrianna ulls along the ocean – oh, yeah, I had arrived in Vanderneut, Rebecca Girling and Breanna England. Vanderneut. I knew they were jetlagged from their evident fatigue; I g in r has the turn ve o R Two years ago, knew they were much younger than I d n a L y M itanic and T Rovers North’s Les because they looked far less wiped out e th f o e cl cir f. o ro Parker attended and than I did. We packed into a rented rp ate it’s just as w spread the word in Defender 110 Tdi 5 Station Wagon for . ng seen at Billi mper stickers bu the Rovers North the two hour drive from London to y an m e th One of News. Again this Northampton, the site of Billing. year, Rovers North wanted to cover Billing, the largest Land Rover rally in the United Kingdom; I Billing lies along the River Nene and includes a begged, wheedled and cajoled, and before anyone series of man-made lakes and ponds. It has thouelse at Rovers North had the chance to object, I had sands of acres of flat land available for camping, landed the assignment. hundreds of acres of farm fields, mud holes, streams, and green lanes available for off-roading. Like any celebrity, the rally is now referred to by a There are the requisite food stands, shops, and persingle name, “Billing.” Like a football bowl game in manent shower facilities, but you could also secrete yourself away and never see them. A walk around the park would cover many miles and take several hours; I know because I tried it. Aside from camping (“caravanning” in England), boating and jet skiing, it’s popular with automobile, steam traction and similar events because of its size, organization, and proximity to southern England population centers. We had arrived the day prior to the formal opening, but already, there were sev101 Forward Controls were a visible presence at the show. eral hundred Land Rovers in place with the U.S., it has a longer formal moniker, “The Pirelli tents and campsites fully set up. For a DefenderLand Rover Enthusiast Show at Billing Aquadrome.” starved nation like the U.S., the volume of Defender Land Rover Enthusiast magazine, our partner in 90’s and 110’s was inspiring – and the event hadn’t print, has organized and operated this largest of even opened yet! Land Rover rallies for many years. This year’s show took place between July 18-20, and if nothing else, it reinforced it’s title as the world’s largest Land Rover event. Land Rover fans in the U.S. and Canada have enthused about Billing for years. The sheer scale of the event took your breath away. U.S. Land Rover club events bring 25-75 vehicles together. Over 100 vehicles have attended the RoverFest events in Killington, VT, in recent years. The Rarely seen in the States, a 109” fire truck probably served at an airport. National Land Rover Rally, run annually by the Solihull Society out of Colorado, entices over 200 Land Rovers to the Rockies. In Land Rover Enthusiast had a massive tent featuring 1998, the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Cortland, magazine and enthusiast products, as well as a sepaNY, pulled over 300 Land Rovers together. Nothing in rate tent housing the hugely popular Land Rover my U.S. experience prepared me for the thousands Cafe – along the with Starbucks at Heathrow, the of Land Rovers at Billing. only acceptable cup of coffee in all of Great Britain. Deplaning that morning at Heathrow, I linked Those two tents sat beside over 175 other tents and up with Kevin Girling, the North American corredisplays. Only the Pirelli tent, featuring their spondent for Land Rover Enthusiast, and his team

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By Jeffrey Aronson

North to Canada, Part II By Steve Tipsword [Steve Tipsword is an avid member of the Blue Ridge Land Rover Club and a Range Rover Classic owner. In 2003, he took a 10,000 mile trip from Virginia to Inuvik, the province of the Canadian Arctic. Here's the second installment of his journey -ed.] At 4270 miles, we are in Pink Mountain British Columbia. We made our way through Prince George and out beyond to Dawson Creek, the start

of the ALCAN highway. On the road into Prince George, we saw five bears along the road. Tess, my dog, went mad at the sight of them. About 4:30 this morning she awoke in the tent and started barking again. I heard noises outside but paid no real mind to it since the camp is full of loose dogs. After the rest of the camp awoke, a fellow said we had four moose out behind the tent. We have a crew from the Celtic Reforestation Program in the camp. They have planted several million trees in the effort to restore the forests. We stopped in Dawson Creek long enough to have the oil changed and the tires rotated on the Rover. We used the last Rover oil filter they had; I really should have brought along a few extras [Remember to call Rovers North anytime -ed]. The Garmin continues to find all of the little sites along the route. This has been a very useful tool. Very late in the day we saw a huge owl, easily two feet tall, sitting on a post along the road. At 4800 miles we have arrived at Watson Lake on the ALCAN between Whitehorse and Dawson City. We saw moose, mountain sheep, caribou, and

more bears today. The weather has been very good. We spent the night along the ALCAN at a really nice campground. We had hopes for a cabin but the work crews repairing the road have taken all of the cabins. The weather has been cool and clear – for the most part. There have been several warning signs posted along the road of poisons in the area. We had only a few construction delays but the dust has been thick when we're in those areas. The snow melt around the McKenzie river sends great floods down the valleys and scours the soil out leaving only rock. The alluvial planes are massive. The timber is getting smaller and less dense. The original ALCAN has been replaced by newer road in most places. Consequently the mile [kilometer] markers are not accurate. As we travel along we see makers proclaiming “original mile post.” The food continues to be very good and very cheap. The pancakes at Buckinghorse were great. Tess continues

to have a wonderful time and hunts the woods and rivers as soon as she's out of the truck. The two hotels we've used have let her in. With luck, we'll be in Inuvik on Friday [Day 13]. Day 11 and who knows how many miles; I'm too tired to walk to the Rover and look. We stayed in a motel in Watson Lake last night as it rained smartly all night. We pulled out of Watson Lake around 07:00 and headed west towards Whitehorse. We had gotten as far as Johnson Crossing [about 80 miles shy of Whitehorse] when the Dodge travelling with me lost all power crossing a bridge. I can’t believe the good luck of having the truck fail and coast into a very nice camp. We called and arranged a tow to Whitehorse and repairs. While we waited we had a nice lunch and beer. It took Continued on page 4

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Robison on Rovers Protecting your Land Rover from Rust and Corrosion Welcome to the second installment of Robison on Rovers in the Rovers North News. Many of you have read my posts on the RN and DiscoWeb bulletin boards, and some have corresponded with me on various topics. For those who don’t know me – I am a Land Rover service manager in Springfield, Massachusetts. I’ve worked continuously with Land Rovers since their re-introduction to North America some fifteen years ago. I manage J E Robison Service – on the web at www.robisonservice.com – an independent Land Rover specialist shop in Springfield, Massachusetts. In my column I can answer your questions at more length than is possible on the bulletin boards. Each issue, I will take on a few of the interesting questions I receive or will address a topic of interest to Land Rover owners. I am a long time Land Rover owner. I’ve had many Rovers over the years, and currently have a 2000 Range Rover, a 1996 Disco, and a 1966 Series. My father has a 1995 Range Rover, and my brother has a 2003 Discovery. So we’re a Land Rover family. If you have questions or issues you’d like discussed email robison@robisonservice.com ________ P ________

Land Rover products, with their mix of aluminum and steel body panels, are quick to corrode on salt covered American roads in winter. Range Rover Classic, Discovery, Defender and Series models are especially prone to corrode. Many of these trucks in the Northeast salt belt show signs of rust when only 2-3 years old. The newer Range Rover and Freelander models are less corrosion prone because they are more effectively rust proofed at the factory, but even these newer models are prone to rust and corrode when driven in high-salt areas like Vermont, or when off-roaded and submerged in water. In fact, off-roading presents a particular corrosion problem for Land Rover owners. When off-roading, the vehicle may be immersed in water, filling many bare metal cavities that are always dry in onroad use. Additionally, the underside gets packed with mud that never dries as it gets wetted by tire spray and holds water essentially indefinitely.

the bare surface. These products work well to halt rust when painted over clean rusty metal, but they do not work well if the painted part stays wet for a long period – for example, when water and mud spray under a vehicle and stay damp for days. Furthermore, the paints to not offer any resistance to chipping from gravel abrasion and they do not bond well to painted surfaces. Finally, many of these compounds are not effective at all on corroded aluminum.

with the wax and oil based compounds described below. Tar-based rustproofing products were marketed in the 1980s by several chain store operations. They have largely fallen into disuse. Tar based products are potentially hazardous, and they are difficult and messy to apply. They do not offer any benefits I can

I concluded that rust-eating paints are good when painted onto a bare chassis. For example, they can be great when painted onto a Series chassis when doing a full frame-off restoration. And they can be effective when painted onto damaged Professional Waxoyl 120-4 application fills all areas of door and body cavities. metal as a spot repair. However, they see over wax/oil-based products and they have a are not very effective as a protective undercoat number of disadvantages. for an entire vehicle. Rust-eating paint is a good product for a restorer, a chassis builder, or someone doing spot repairs. However, it’s not a product that is suitable for rustproofing entire vehicles. A bare chassis that has been painted will still benefit from being sprayed with a wax and oil-based treatment as described below. The next product – rubberized undercoat – is not marketing as a rustproofing product. It’s marketed as “undercoating”, whatever that is. Despite that,

I spent considerable time looking into the products Clean your vehicle thoroughly before beginning any kind of undercoating application. available to prevent our Land many people buy spray undercoat from 3M and othRovers from rotting away, and in this month’s ers and cover their Rover chassis in the belief that column I report what I learned. First, I found that rustproofing is what they are getting. It’s not. The there are a few other types of rustproofing and rubberized product tends to peel away from the undercoating products on the market. Although at metal over time and trap water between the underfirst they may seem the same I found they are actucoat and the metal below. I am not a big fan of ally quite different. The materials I looked are these products. Once they crack or get cut water gets under them, and rust begins. 1. rust-eating paints; 2. rubberized undercoats, Rubberized undercoats are intended to provide 3. tar-based undercoats, some measure of sound deadening and gravel abra4. and wax and oil-based undercoats, sion protection to car chassis. They are not a rustwhich I found to be best. proofing material. I don’t recommend these products because of the risk they will trap water and Rust-eating paints like POR-15 and Extend contain cause damage later on. You can accomplish the acids that dissolve rust combined with paint to cover sound deadening and gravel protection just as well

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Some older tar-based products also trap water like the rubberized undercoats I looked at. The hard undercoating applied to 1960s Porsche automobiles was a good example of that – we would peel away great sections of undercoating to find steel underneath that was perforated by rust. In fact, you could peel undercoat from a car that’s been dry for weeks and find damp metal trapped underneath.

When I investigated wax-based rustproofing products for Land Rovers the name that kept coming up was Waxoyl. Waxoyl, made in Switzerland, is one of the most widely distributed automotive corrosion protection products and is praised throughout the UK and European automotive community. Waxoyl has been developing rust inhibitor products since 1939, but only recently have their products been available in the US. The art of creating a good undercoating is in the blending of the oils and waxes to get the best result, and after looking at the testimonials it was clear that the Waxoyl people were the leaders. It was frustrating trying to buy the products, though. It was legal to ship motor oil, and it was legal to ship wax, but for some reason it wasn’t legal to mix the two and ship the result? That didn’t make sense. Recently the EPA came to the same conclusion, and Waxoyl is now shippable in gallon containers through UPS. Finally we can buy it! Waxoyl is recognized as the premier product to prevent rust and corrosion of new Land Rovers. There is no better protection for a vehicle that will be immersed in water or run on salt covered winter highways. Not only does Waxoyl prevent corrosion on clean new vehicles, it is also very effective at halting the progress of existing rust on older vehicles. Waxoyl appointed Rovers North as the exclusive distributor of Waxoyl products for the Land Rover market, and they in turn signed Robison Service up as the pilot installation center. Rovers North offers Waxoyl products in bulk for professional installation and in spray cans for do-it-yourself use. Last summer, the Waxoyl factory rep came to Robison Service to train our staff on their products and applications.

The final category is wax and oil-based rustproofing. The product is a mix of paraffin wax and special rust-inhibiting petroleum oils. The oil stops the rust and corrosion, and the wax keeps the oil from washing off. Many companies have produced wax and oil rustproofing formulations over the years. After review, I concluded the wax and oilbased products are be best for our Land Rovers. They are safe to handle, easily applied, and they do a good job of protecting the entire vehicle. They are equally effective on steel or aluminum. They are easily touched up if scraped or worn, will reseal themselves if scratched, and won’t trap water when they get old. Wax and oil-based products can actually be applied to a wet vehicle and they will displace the water to bond to the metal! In fact, Texaco developed a wax and oilbased rustproofing product to corrosion proof the holds in cargo ships. The material was poured into a flooded cargo hold, and then the ship’s pumps were used to pump Hardwax undercoating being applied using Professional sprayer. the hold dry. As the water receded, the rustproofing material would stick to the sides of the Consumer Waxoyl products have been available in hold and finally it would cover the bottom. It was America for some time, but are less effective than said to be quite effective, and it was used until envithe professional application as the spray cans are ronmental laws changed and ships could no longer not able to propel the products as deeply into flush their holds with seawater. recesses and holes. The professional products are the same materials, but are applied with special A product that worked in a saltwater environment spray applicator guns using shop compressed air. like a ship’s hold sounded like just the thing for a There is a special fogger applicator for the clear Rover in salty winter water and summer mud. rust inhibitor (Waxoyl 120-4) used in areas like Continued on page 5

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Stylin’ With Land Rover? By Jeffrey Aronson Five years ago I toured the Land Rover factory at Solihull. While the complex had some newer sections, vast portions of it resembled a black and white newsreel touting “the inexorable march of industrialization and its benefits to mankind.” In other words, the factory seemed noisy, dank, and assembled in pieces at night. You saw some overhead conveyor belts and robotic equipment, but you also saw a lot of hand trolleys and carts in regular use, too. Tucked away in corners lay vast pallets of parts, seemingly unknown and forgotten. In a complex like this, you assume that there must also be clusters of workers whose exact function might also be unknown or forgotten. Used to bolting cars together and repositories of the old ways, these old codgers must be having fits right now.

The future on a ferry This extremely murky but very interesting picture was taken by a sharp-eyed Scottish LRe reader on the Zeebrugge to Rosyth ferry in the U.K. Most easily recognisable, with its back to the camera, is a Discovery Series III prototype. There’s a second one

The next generation of Land Rovers? The new Discovery Series III? An L320 chassis under an Aston Martin body?

At least it’s not a Porsche Cayenne. The New York Times wrote “it [the Cayenne] is homely; it can cost nearly $100,000 and it requires a change of tires to go offroad. It is closely related to the Volkswagen Touareg, which does nearly everything just as well for half the price. Coming soon: a V-6 version for the people who always lusted for a slow Porsche. [you’d think Porsche would have learned from the 60’s 912 model and the early 914s -ed].” Everyone at Autoweek complimented Land Rover on the interior design. Interior design? In Series Rovers that meant you could hose the car out easily. Seat backs could be flipped forward by undoing a leather tab to get at the wheel brace or starting handle. Seat

Range Stormer concept vehicle received lots of attention at the NAAS. While not in production, the Stormer is certainly an indication of things to come. Those curmudgeons might remember when “styling” the Land Rover meant putting barrel sides on the wings and doors of the Series II. This was justified by sales types as permitting the car to “remain cleaner” or “wash easier.” Styling meant creating a “safety” dashboard for the Series III so you did not look at your kneecaps to check speed and oil pressure while driving. It meant moving the lights from the center radiator support to the fenders. In the 80’s it meant stripes and additional exterior colors. Oh, sure, the original Range Rover wound up displayed at art museums for its extraordinary styling and design, but that effort so exhausted Land Rover that it produced essentially the same model, stretched out and gussied up for the US market, for the next 26 years. Logic tells you that the P38A was designed, not styled – has there ever been a less distinctive Range Rover? And while the Freelander waited to enter the U.S. market, a lot of manufacturers created automobiles that resembled each other – and the Freelander. The Discovery and Discovery Series II harken back to the Series Rover days. They clearly show the distinctive stamp of a stylist; you might not like them, but you won’t confuse them with another marque. So why do I keep reading about Land Rover’s styling leadership in major publications? When I picked up a recent New York Sunday Times just to crow over the defection of Roger Clemens to the Houston Astros (we Red Sox fans knew he would do that!), I'm reading about Land Rover styling instead.

Bill Baker, LRNA’s Director of

from 1988 until takSpecial Projects ing up a three and a half year assignment in Britain in 1997 to chair the global 50th anniversary celebration for Land Rover and to launch the Freelander and Discovery Series II. He returned to the US after Ford Motor Company acquired Land Rover in 2000, relocating to Irvine, California in 2001 when Land Rover was merged with Jaguar and Aston Martin under the Premier Automotive Group. Bill and his wife Marylynn will remain in Laguna Niguel, California where he plans to do documentary production, and spend more time on his sailboat and visiting his children and grandchildren. Bill also promises to share some of his experiences at LRNA with readers of LAND ROVER enthusiast magazine. His successor at LRNA will be Larry Rosinski, who becomes Director of Land Rover Communications.

raries like Gerry McGovern (who created the MGF and MGTF for MG - Rover) to Land Rover.

All images courtesy of Land Rover enthusiast. © 2004 Bruce MacDonald.

just in front of it. But much more interesting are the vehicles at the front of the queue and behind the Discoverys. The one at the front is very likely to be a prototype of the next-generation Freelander, or maybe of the anticipated sub-Freelander. Our secret snapper describes it as very angular – rather like the old Lancia Y10 (remember that?) but much better lookThe Solihull home page ing. He couldn’t get closer to photograph it, but News from the heart of the drew what he thought he’d seen. company, brought to you courThe one at the back is more interesting still. It’s an tesy of LAND ROVER enthusiast L320 “mule”, featuring the T5 chassis underneath an Aston Martin body which has been very crudely Anyway, anyhow, anywhere modified with wide wheel arches and sills. Our man Land Rover North America had a special display at managed to get a good look underneath, and conthe 2003 Specialty Equipment Market Association firmed that it had a full chassis with three differen(SEMA) trade show which opened on November 4 tials. The interior was stripped out, and the wheels in Las Vegas. This annual show is primarily devoted were Range Rover items with the central logo crudeto vehicle customization, but the company successly taped over. fully displayed the Callaway Freelander concept It wasn’t too long before some of those accompanyvehicle there in 2000 and this year took the opporing the vehicles realised what was going on, and our tunity to display a Defender 110 CKD (completely man was warned off. But he did hear the L320 mule knocked down). drive away and reports that its engine had a throaty roar accompanied by a high-pitched whine, not unlike an aircraft engine. We reckon it was probably a supercharged V8 from the Jaguar stable, one of the engines tipped for L320 when it appears as the Range Rover Sport (if that name wins through) in early 2005. Why put the new chassis under an Aston Martin body? For two reasons. First, the disguise would discourage onlookers from thinking that they were seeing the prototype of a new Land Rover North America’s Defender 110CKD makes an appearance at SEMA Land Rover. Second, onlookers “SEMA is the perfect platform to remind the world would expect an Aston Martin to be fast – and our of our inherent capability in the utility vehicle segman reports that this “mule” most certainly was. ment, and Defender happens to be the most flexible There’s a further twist to the tale. Our man set off in and most heavily accessorized vehicle in the Land hot pursuit of the vehicles once they landed, aiming Rover line-up,” explained LRNA’s Communications to get some more pictures. But he was repeatedly Director Larry Rosinski. “SEMA also allows us to baulked by the back-marker, which was a Range showcase that – in addition to being built in any Rover laden with test equipment, and eventually was way – Defender can also be built anywhere.” unable to keep up. The display Defender was in fact a CKD model, We reckon these four test vehicles were on their way assembled in Brazil from parts shipped out from back from either Belgium (where they’d have been the UK. The Defender has of course always been at the Ford test track in Lommel) or Germany specifically engineered for manufacturing flexibility. (where they’d have been on the Nurburgring race While most examples are assembled at Solihull, circuit). And we can only marvel at the project secuthere are currently six in-market assembly plants rity which allows four still-secret vehicles to travel around the world. Their use allows Land Rover to together, so presenting a more obvious target for reach markets that are not accessible to other interested parties than a single vehicle would have brands, continuing its heritage of service and expedone. dition. The Chawton White display model featured black Bill Baker retires leather interior trim with leather steering wheel and Bill Baker, LRNA’s Director of Special Projects, polished gear knobs, plus diamond plate floor retires at the end of December 2003, so closing his mats. It was fitted with air conditioning, an in-dash 30-year career in automotive public relations. Baker single-CD player, electric windows and a full was one of the original eight executives who founded rollcage, some of which was mounted externally. Its the company that brought the Range Rover to steel wheels carried Bridgestone Dueller MT America in 1986, and 285/75x16 tyres, and a winch was integrated into has spent nearly 18 the front bumper assembly. In addition, rock slidyears with LRNA and ers, a front steering guard, a rear fuel tank guard its predecessor, and a raised air intake demonstrated its preparedRRNA, directing ness to tackle the toughest terrain. product launches, While rugged and practical in appearance, today’s retailer communicaDefender marries legendary capability with the tions, and media relaamenities expected in a modern vehicle. “And with tions. Bill was Vice countless accessory choices,” added Rosinski, President of “Defender CKD continues the model's tradition of Corporate functionality to suit any purpose.” Communications

At the North American Auto Show in Detroit, the Times’ Phil Patton cited how “the rugged has gone sporty” this year. The “most striking example was from Land Rover, of all places.” Many designers, including Saab’s Michael Mauer, found Land Rover’s first concept vehicle [excluding those Defender 90 dress-ups out of England -ed], called the Range Rover Ranger Stormer, as a favorite. Geoff Upex designed this striking car and the Times considered it to be “the designer's design of the show.” It feathers in overboard filigrees such as split doors that flip up or down and a hunkered down, sculpted side swages that assure you it will not reside in a museum one day. The Range Stormer’s lines have little to do with functionality; this itself is a major shift for Land Rover. The bulging wheel arches could have be stolen from a half dozen contemporary SUVs. You may not like the concept, but you won’t forget it. And because Land Rover is willing to experiment, design chiefs like J. Mays of Ford can attract contempo-

cushions could easily be removed to get at the seat box bin or the fuel tank sending unit. Interior design meant a central fascia plate with two cubbies on either side, depending on whether the car had right or left hand drive. It meant placing the emergency brake handle where it will cause embarrassment or anger from the middle seat passenger, depending on gender and sexual preference. With the Freelander, Autoweek wrote “there are some nice textures and the gauges are slick, especially with the green accents.” Another tester commented that “I was pleasantly surprised by the interior; it’s small but it’s well done and nicely appointed.” The exterior design also received kudos: “I really wanted to get into this vehicle, mostly due to its playful looks and that funky rear end. For the price, I can see a lot of people taking the bait.” On the other hand, one skeptic wrote “I guess if you have to have a Land Rover and can’t really afford the bigger models, this would do.” Freelanders sales in the US vary between regions of the country, but it has certainly not caught on as it has in Great Britain and Europe. It’s riding the long term trend towards cars and SUVs oriented towards “S” rather than “U” in SUVs. Like the Range Rover P38A, its generic styling makes it too easy to confuse with other cute-utes on the market. What it demonstrates, however, is that Land Rover is a player not only in engineering, where it has always stood out, but in styling. Of course, could there ever be a more impressive style to the Land Rover enthusiast than the Defender 110? At the November, 2003 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Land Rover sent in a CKD Defender 110, set up as the ‘93 NAS Defender 110s were, with some upgrades such as CD player, rock sliders, steering and fuel tank guards, ABS and raised air intakes. With a lot of wrenching you can assemble the car anywhere; indeed, Solihull sends these kits to six manufacturing facilities around the world. Land Rover is still sold in over 100 markets worldwide and CKD kits continues a Land Rover practice from its earliest years. While this model has more amenities that I would want, I know I join thousands of North American Land Rover enthusiasts crying for a car just like this one. To many Rover buffs, the Defender – the most iconic vehicle – represents Land Rover's ultimate styling. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it – and that's what stylin’ with Land Rover should be about.

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North to Canada, Part II, cont.

about 3 hours for the truck to arrive from Whitehorse. That left enough time for a nap. The fuel pump had failed and it should be ready early in the morning of the 12th. While stopping today along the road, John saw a bear run away from us and into the woods. Tess started barking and a second bear broke from cover and ran off. With any luck we should still make Inuvik by Friday. I plan to stay in Inuvik through Sunday and leave early Monday for the return to Dawson City. The next day, at the beginning of the Dempster Highway, we spoke with a couple recently returned from Inuvik and received an update on the road conditions. As it transpired, nothing they said was true. We made good time averaging 50 mph through the first 100 miles or so. At about 260 miles we blew up the right rear tire. The first indication was the sound of rubber slapping the bodywork. Both sidewalls are completely torn out. We mounted the spare in short time and ran at low speed the last 30 miles to Eagle Plain. They had nothing close for size but spent a great deal of time looking. The people are extremely friendly; much as we experienced in Labrador. The road improved measurably and suddenly, we saw the Arctic Circle. As we pulled in for photos, a

Discovery arrived going south. The only other Land Rovers I'd seen were a S-II 109 in Watson Lake and a 110 with U.N. markings that we spotted in the dust into Whitehorse. We arrived in Inuvik about 12:30 local time. Its very disconcerting to have the sun shining at that time of night and it never did set. Inuvik has a population of 3,500 with some industry and a large airport. The town remains open year round. The town is named after the local tribe. The average snow fall is 24" with a total annual moisture level of only 10.5". The area greatly resembles a desert which is defined by less that 10" of annual precipitation. Combined with the thin top soil and the short growing season, the vegetation looks very stunted. The local tire dealer mounted a tire of approximately the correct diameter for a spare. The only concern is that the tread is dramatically different so it will remain a spare. I should have brought an extra carcass along but too late for that now. The dealer offered a contact in Whitehorse and I’ve called ahead to try and locate the correct spare. This could be expensive. On the other hand, the local dealer sold me the tire, mounted and balanced for $75 CDN. Considering the shipping involved to get it here, that's cheap! Once again, I can’t speak enough about how kind and helpful these folks are. We will probably leave around noon on Sunday. Day 15 and we’re at 6188 miles. We are back at Eagle Plains after leaving Inuvik around noon. The road to Eagle Plain was dry and dusty compared with the damp and sticky on the trip north. We will most likely make Dawson Creek tomorrow and stay the night. It will be a short trip over to Alaska and the border doesn’t open until 09:00. Day 16 and 6375.3 miles brought us back to Dawson City. We had drinks and dinner at the Triple J followed by a tour of the cabins of both Jack London and Robert Service. We took a quick tour of the cemetery. The monuments are almost all wooden with the letters being carved in relief. The town has dirt streets so the dust is everywhere. There is a new library, school,

skating arena, and curling ring being finished. We got off the Dempster for one tire and one driving lamp. I retrieved a rock from the banks of the McKenzie to take home. I didn’t find anything close to a rock at Inuvik since I suppose its too much a flood plain there. There is a monster storm in the east and its cooling down nicely at the camp. No mosquitos! Off the states tomorrow via Tok and Chicken. From there we plan to head back to British Columbia and Whitehorse. Day 17 found us in Beaver Creek, Yukon. The wind was so strong at the camp last night that my tent was

blown almost flat. No matter; I went to sleep with the wind howling and awoke to a fine morning. We took the ferry out of town and began the Top of the World Highway. This has been called the “Skyline Drive of the North”. We passed into Alaska around 10:00 local time and traveled to Chicken. The citizens of the community selected a name, “ptarmigan” was the choice but after no one could agree on a spelling, they chose “Chicken” instead. The little cluster of buildings reminds me of something I’d see on the remotest road in Arkansas sometime in the 1800s. We had a beer at the bar they allowed Tess indoors. Her presence did not compromise the cleanliness of the bar at all. At the Canadian border we had our first serious problem. The customs agent asked if anyone had a been arrested even if the case had been expunged. It turned out that one of our party had a 10 year-old DUI. Even though the U.S. legal system was satisfied, the Canadians saw fit to levy $200 CDN to waive the “rehabilitation fee”. While they were extorting the waiver “fee”, they closed the border to all other entering traffic. Apparently, even if the event was 50 years old, the “fee” would have been charged. It’s good for life

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and a one-time purchase so its purpose must surely be purely to generate capital. On Day 19 we set out for Stewart. We had a flat on Dad's truck which we suffered while in a construction zone. We tried a patch and fix-a-flat but only made it another 3 miles before it was flat again. We mounted the spare and went on. Just a few more miles down the road, we say a mother bear with a cub. The cub was sitting on a stump not far from the road and we got some great pictures. The drive into Stewart was the best of the trip. The road goes through a narrow gorge with glaciers and waterfalls on both sides. Stewart is the northernmost ice-free port in Canada. The town looks really very nice with large lots and well kept homes. Apparently Stewart gets about 7’ of snow annually but the coast keeps the climate from getting too cold. Day 21 went to hell early. Tempers flared and one of our party decided to leave immediately and head home. Once the decision was made there was no room for compromise. I suppose that when you crowd four people into a traveling circus like this some friction will occur but I certainly wasn’t ready for this sort of falling-out. We drove along the Fraser River and into Hell’s Gate. The road runs along the cliffs and seems in some place to be suspended above the river. The land at the northern extreme is desert-like with very little green vegetation beyond 20’ from the river. The hills are brown and bleak. As we got towards the south, however, the view changed dramatically. The cliffs became tree covered and the white water more pronounced. The Dodge began to misfire but when we stopped, it restarted without a problem and ran fine from there out. We crossed into the states around 20:00 and drove on into Bellingham. We should get into Roslyn tomorrow. Now that we’re down to three the driving will be harder since we have to split between the two trucks. The edge is off of the trip so we’re planning to head home more or less directly from Roslyn. It looks like I-90 and home. The rover seems to be running fine. Since we’re back on

paved roads I’ve started to clean some of the dust out of the interior but can only scratch the surface. On Day 22 we left Bellingham in the fog and clouds, much as we entered. The run down to Seattle was somewhat difficult since the Dodge is missing and the overdrive keeps cutting out. We stopped for fuel and the problem seems to have disappeared The entire countryside is under a noticeable drought. Montana is in the third year of their drought and its unbelievably dry. One large lake we passed must have been at least 30’ below normal level. Tree stumps and other debris cleared when the lake was built is clearly visible. As we approached Missoula we saw a great number of eagles and nesting sites. One eagle carrying a fish flew over the truck. Day 23. Just before we arrived in Missoula the Dodge began to misfire once again. We took it to the dealer first thing this morning. They believe the problem is in the engine control module, but of course they don’t have one. We elected to stay until Tuesday to have the part brought in from Portland.

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Robison, continued bulk heads, door panels and posts, and rocker panels that ensures complete coverage in even the smallest folds and crevices. For coating the inside of frame rails, there are long flexible extension wands with specially designed spray heads that will offer complete coverage. Waxoyl 120-4 is much more effective when applied in this manner.

Land Rover Café Coffee

Next we spray the Waxoyl Hardwax on all the exposed surfaces. Hardwax is thicker and dries to a hard black finish. “Hard” is a relative term; in this case it dries about as hard as the body of a candle. Waxoyl Hardwax stays tacky for a few days. Although not absolutely necessary, we usually tape off the springs, exhaust, and other undercarriage parts that we don’t want painted. After letting the Hardwax dry an hour or so we go back and spray a second coat into the areas where gravel and water spray from the wheels. Those areas (wheel wells and rockers) see the most wear. People who run in a lot of mud should anticipate touching up these areas periodically (spray cans of Hardwax will work fine for this), as they wear the Hardwax away.

We are pleased to announce that Rovers North is now the exclusive North American distributor for Land Rover Café Coffee. Picked by hand from select farms in the renowned Naranjo region of Costa Rica, this is the only gourmet coffee good enough to be called Genuine Land Rover! Imported directly from local plantations – where it has been harvested using Land Rovers for more than fifty years – exotic and aromatic Land Rover Café coffee is available in 10 oz. cans, conveniently ground for ease of use. The first Land Rover introduced to Costa Rica in1949 revolutionized the way coffee was harvested. The steep and mountainous terrain of the countryside, while providing the perfect climate for coffee cultivation, proved to be quite challenging when it came time for harvest. Teams of oxen pulling carts full of coffee beans had to be led by hand down the treacherous trails. This slow and arduous process was quickly made obsolete as coffee producers discovered how efficiently they could transport the beans using Land Rovers. Small enough to fit on trails without destroying plants on either side and at the same time offering tremendous hauling capabilities, Land Rovers have become an integral part of the harvest process. With each can of coffee sold, Land Rover Café makes a contribution to INBioparque Costa Rica, a nonprofit education center whose mission is to promote greater awareness about the value of biodiversity and improve the quality for Costa Rican society as a whole. Find out more at www.inbioparque.org. Land Rover Café, while not exporting enough coffee yet to obtain Fair Trade certification, pays its growers 40-50% more than the norm, ensuring them a livable wage.

Waxoyl 120-4 being applied using sprayer with wand attachment to fill small and hard-to-reach areas..

What follows is the story of how we rustproof a Land Rover using professional spray equipment. The Land Rover in the pictures is a 1997 D90 owned by Pat Macomber of the West Connecticut Rover Club. We begin by power washing the entire underside of the truck. We use a gas-engine power wash system that is very effective at stripping off grease, mud, and debris. These power washers are also effective for cleaning out a Rover after an off road run. Although a self service spray wand found at car washes can do the job, our pressure washer is quite a bit more powerful and effective. You have to be careful handing it though, as the water sprays out under such high pressure that it can slice your skin like a knife if it gets too close.

Land Rover Café coffee is available directly from Rovers North and select Land Rover dealerships throughout the country with a retail price of $8.95 per 10 oz. can. Call us today to order yours! For the full Land Rover Café coffee story, visit us online at www.roversnorth.com.

North to Canada, Part II, continued

To pass the day we toured the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The RMEF is dedicated to protecting elk habitat and monitoring the various herds. Next we went to Fort Missoula. The fort was established in 1877 by the army and troops participated in a bicycle corps among other interesting assignments. While I was walking Tess this morning I thought I heard I heard someone call my name. I figured it was my imagination – who would know me at a truck stop in Missoula? If fact it was a friend driving through with a compressor bound for Washington. What are the chances that we would be at the same place in Montana at the same time? On Day 26, I arrived home. We traveled about 10,500 miles [more or less] and had a great time – amazing sights, wonderful weather, and return trip already under planning. Of course, I’ll take the Range Rover and try to convince Dad to leave the Dodge at home.

Waxoyl 120-4 being applied to inside of frame member.

Once the truck is done we generally wash and wax it to ensure no stick residue remains on the paint. Waxoyl products are not harmful to paint, but can make the truck look dirty if sticky mist gets on the paintwork. Waxoyl overspray can be cleaned off with mineral spirits or tar and bug remover.

Hardwax gets quite thick in cold weather. The process is best done in a 65-85 degree environment. The material will not spray well in colder weather, and it will be runny side and difficult to use in hotter weather outside of these conditions. In colder weather we Waxoyl Hardwax being applied to the undercarriage. heat the Waxoyl tanks by Next we use wire brush scrubbers to remove any immersing them in hot water before spraying. scale and flake under the vehicle. This particular Rover has been a pampered pet, so there is not a lot The entire process takes three to six hours, dependof flake rust to remove. On older, rusty trucks this ing on condition of the vehicle, plus whatever time part of the job can take longer. is needed for drying after power washing and drying of the Waxoyl products. We generally recommend Next we apply Waxoyl 120-4. This clear material is a that vehicles be left all day or overnight. non-hardening product. Using a small tube that we See you next issue can insert through any 1/4 inch diameter hole we John Robison spray inside the doors, in the firewall, in the body cavities, and inside the frame rails. The Waxoyl 120-4 fills enclosed areas with a mist that settles onto the surfaces. This is how we coat the entire inside of a door without taking the door apart. A vehicle that has been properly treated will have a slightly sticky film of protectant on all the inner metal surfaces. On some Land Rovers, some minor disassembly is needed to get into all the areas that need treatment. For example, the area around the tail lamps in Discovery should be treated, as should the compartments under Before Waxoyl Hardwax application. the seats and in the firewall of the Defender. The most time consuming part of the job is fogging all the areas that can fill with water when off-roading. Conventional rustproofing is limited to spraying the underside of the vehicle and perhaps fogging the doors. Doing a good job on a Land Rover takes quite a bit more time and effort. Additionally, it helps to know your vehicle – you need to know where the nooks and crannies are in order to treat them!

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Series II, IIA, III 2.25ltr Spin-On ice! Oil Filter and r p t a e Gr Adapter

Increase you speed by 3r2road %

Tired of changing those messy paper filters? Upgrade to our Spin-On Oil Filter and Adapter and make your life easier (and your garage floor cleaner!) Includes FRAM oil filter. FAL5566 Series II, IIA, III Spin-On Oil Filter and Adapter........$ 69.00 RNF001 Genuine Replacement Filter......................................$ 9.25

Balanced Parabolic Spring Kits For Series II, IIA, III

LOW MILEAGE

Used 4.7:1 Differentials Series II, IIA, III Clean, low mileage used. 1 year unlimited mileage guarantee. Front and Rear differentials available. 594484U Used 4.7:1 Differentials, Rear .................................$ 299.00 594484UF Used 4.7:1 Differentials, Front ................................$ 339.00 594484X Used 4.7:1 Differentials, cosmetic blemishes..........$ 169.00

High-Ratio Series IIA, III Transfer Box

Improve your ride and get some additional articulation out of your Series Land Rover! Tested tough over the rigorous 15,000 mile “INCA Trail Rallye 2001.” Includes 4 springs with u-bolts and hardware. For best results we recommend fitting these kits with a set of our Old Man Emu Nitrocharger shocks (as shown below). Balanced Parabolic Spring Kits RNK1123 2 Leaf front & 3 leaf rears, for 109”, 88” with safari top ..................................$ 549.00 RNK1124 2 Leaf front & 4 leaf rears, heavy duty set for 109”...........................................$ 549.00

Pre-assembled, ready to bolt in. Includes transmission brake assembly. Increases your road speed by 32% with no change in low range performance! Eliminates the need for an overdrive for quieter, more reliable road performance. Normal high ratio is 1.148:1, New Hi-Ratio Modified is 0.781:1, low range ratio is unchanged. Entire transferbox assembly is rebuilt including all new bearings, seals and gaskets. Not compatible with external overdrive or PTO. HRT1002 Hi-Ratio Transfer Box with brake assembly ............$ 1,250.00

Wheel Cylinders for 88", Series II, IIA, III

Old Man Emu Shock Absorbers Series II, IIA, III Front Shock, 88” & 109”........................................$ N78 N90 Rear Shock 88” ......................................................$ N69 Rear Shock 109” ....................................................$ OMESD11 Steering Damper.....................................................$

We’ve been able to source out Lucas/Girling Wheel Cylinders directly and have passed on the savings to you! Genuine LR Lucas/Girling Front Right RNB535 $ 65.44 PLB535 $ 45.00 Front Left RNB536 $ 65.44 PLB536 $ 45.00 Rear Right RNB537 $ 69.00 PLB537 $ 49.00 RNB538 $ 69.00 PLB538 $ 49.00 Rear Left

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Series II, IIA, III Interior Boots

Brake Shoes 88” and 109”

PLB689

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RNB893

RNB892

RNB673

Are your Interior Boots worn out and cracked? Are you embarrassed to have people in your Rover? Replace your boots today!

Brake Shoes Sold in Axle Sets (enough for 2 wheels) PLF320 88” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, front and rear ..............$ 36.50 PLF343 109” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, front only, 2.25ltr.......$ 69.50 PLF321 109” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, rear only, all models ..$ 39.95

RNB673 RNB893 RNB892 PLB689

Boot for Main Lever................................................$ 3.87 Boot for Transfer Lever...........................................$ 6.75 Boot for Handbrake................................................$ 10.92 Retainer..................................................................$ 7.00

Interior Boot Kit RNK8210 Includes the three boots and retainer above ..........$ 24.50

Series Brake Drums PLC545 RNC534 RNC216 RNC504

49.00 59.95 99.50 89.50 RNC185

Series Pedal Pads

In black vinyl as fitted to USA Land Rovers from 1968 thru 1974. RNB971 Bottom, Driver/Pass .................................................$ RNB972 Back, Driver/Pass .....................................................$ RNB973 Bottom, Center .........................................................$ RNB974 Back, Center.............................................................$

88” Series II-III Stainless Steel Exhaust System Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System for Series II-III 2.25 petrol Plan to keep your Series Land Rover forever? Here’s the exhaust system to go with it. • Increased Power • Improved Fuel Mileage • Stainless Steel construction • Lifetime Warranty for original purchaser • Complete with instructions and Stainless Steel hangers.

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RNB661

RNE0001 88” Stainless Exhaust System...................$ 479.00

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$39.50

Series 2.25ltr Fuel Pump

$479

RNB661 Clutch/Brake...........................................................$ 9.11 RNC185 Accelerator .............................................................$ 4.42 RNK8211 Complete Set of three .............................................$ 21.50

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Door Tops Black Vinyl Vinyl faced for Series IIA with template cutout for Series III window lock. P1 Series II-III Interior Black RH..................................$ 27.81 D1 Series II-III Interior Black LH ..................................$ 27.81 Armrests Black Vinyl Series II-III Interior Black RH..................................$ 41.09 P2 D2 Series II-III Interior Black LH ..................................$ 41.09 Door Bottoms w/Pocket Black Vinyl Series II-III Interior Black RH..................................$ 50.47 P4 Series II-III Interior Black LH ..................................$ 50.47 D4

Deluxe Style Seat Cushions

88 Series II, IIA 10” Brake Drum...........................$ 88 Series III 10” Brake Drum ................................$ 109 Series II, IIA, 2.25ltr thru Suff. G.....................$ 109 Series IIA, III, 2.25ltr 1971 on ........................$

Replaces worn rubber clutch, brake and accelerator pedal pad. No-slip.

Series II, IIA, III Interior Door Panels

Series 2.25ltr PLC349 Fuel Pump 2.25ltr. petrol, SPECIAL..................$ 39.50

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Genuine Defender Hinge Replacement Kit – get rid of that ugly rust once and for all.

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Rovers North Radiator Muffs Rebuilt Gearboxes for Series III and Defenders Now is the time to upgrade to the latest specification fully synchronized Series III and Defender Gear Boxes. A volume purchase allows us to offer these complete assemblies at huge savings. Order today!

Series III RNC495 RNE583

Series III Gearbox, Rebuilt - Suff A .....................$1,599.00 Series III Gearbox, Rebuilt - Suff B on ................$1,799.00

Defender

In the snowbelt, this simple accessory will make a big difference in a Land Rover’s winter performance. By controlling the airflow through the radiator in freezing weather, the engine can run at its optimum operating temperature. This means reduced engine wear and increased heater output. We have developed this radiator muff exclusively for our customers and we believe it is the finest one you will find. Made of heavy Cordura® Nylon with sturdy fasteners for a secure fit and long life. RNM0001 Early Series IIA...............................................................................$ 39.90 RNM0002 Late Series IIA ................................................................................$ 39.90 RNM0003 Series III ........................................................................................$ 39.90 RNM0004 Defender 90, 110...........................................................................$ 39.90 RNM0005 Air Portable....................................................................................$ 45.00 RNM0006 Defender 90/110 Stainless Grille...................................................$ 39.90

TRC103190R Defender R380 Gearbox, Rebuilt .................$1,799.00

RNK8060 Def 90/Series II/III 88” Genuine Hinge Kit..............$ 249.00 RNK8061 Def 110/Series II/III 109” Genuine Hinge Kit .........$ 449.00 (includes all hardware for additional doors and rear gate)

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Haynes Restoration Manual Land Rover Series I, II & III

Wheel Spacers

by Lindsay Porter The holy grail of restoration manuals. This book covers every angle of restoration, from bodywork to improving performance and fuel economy. Over 1,000 illustrations and text aimed at the DIY enthusiast. BOOK24

Haynes Series Restoration Manual .........................$ 28.50

RNA1011

Series II, IIA, III 88” Rock Sliders

Widen Your Track with Alloy Wheel Spacers

Rock Sliders

Genuine Series III Owner’s Manual Supplement

with Recovery Points For Jackall

Complete your Series library with this rare supplement. Covers Hi Capacity Pick Up and 1982 model year options. Includes some really helpful wiring diagrams for 4 cyls and V8s. Once these are gone, that’s it, so don’t wait – order yours today. AKM8153 Genuine Series III Owner’s Manual Supplement ....$ 15.50

A Rovers North exclusive! Our Genuine Hinge Replacement Kit replaces those rusty original factory hinges and bolts (or the rusty aftermarket kits...). Land Rover has designed a new, non-corrosive alloy for both hinges and bolts to prevent rust for good! Kit includes hinges with mirror holes as well as all necessary bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, clips, and a can of touch-up spray paint (not shown; specify color).

Protect your alloy panels and doors with our famous Rock Sliders. Heavy duty sills with built-in recovery points allow for use of the Jackall 90/110 adapter for recovering when high centered or for changing tires. Rock sliders arrive with all hardware and installation instructions. May not be compatible with factory or aftermarket steps. RNA1011 Series II, IIA, III 88” Sill Protectors........................$ 307.97 RNA1001 Defender 90 ..........................................................$ 307.97 RNA1005 Defender 110 ........................................................$ 406.85 RNA1015 Range Rover Classic LWB........................................$ 495.00 2002-0052 Range Rover Classic 100”.......................................$ 595.00 2002-0052 Discovery I .............................................................$ 595.00 RNA1117 Discovery II ............................................................$ 499.00

Fits Series III, Defender 90/110, Discovery Series I, Range Rover Classic.

Includes four alloy wheel spacers, 20 lug nuts and instructions. Longer studs work better for fitting of Wolf Wheels. SRL005-RR

Alloy Wheel Spacer Kit......................................$ 459.00

Genuine Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels The absolute strongest wheel you can bolt onto your Land Rover. Designed for extreme off road use. Will fit Series II, IIA, III, D90/110, Range Rover Classic, and Discovery I. Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels RNW216 New, finished in black.............................................$ 79.00ea.

Swivel Pin Housing Top Pin Kit

RSJT110

Defender 110 Rock Sliders with slide bars (as shown above) ...........................$ 499.00

Our Genuine Swivel Pin Housing Top Pin Kit includes everything necessary to repair your loose or worn out swivel pin housing parts. Will fit Series IIA, III.

RNT0002

576583K Genuine Swivel Pin Housing Top Pin Kit................$ 69.00

PLA951

RNF405

RNF406

Hand Crank / Starting Handle for all Series II, IIA, III 4 cylinder

RNT0003 RNT0004

RNT0004

Series II, IIA & III ................................................$ 24.60

RNF406

SPECIAL ! Genuine NOS Series III Style Shift Lever FRC1455NOS Genuine Series III Style Shift Lever..........................$ 39.00

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Not all plasma rope is the same, even if it’s the same color. We know, because we’ve been testing them all, and have found this plasma rope to be far superior to the others. Upgrade now with this SUPER INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL! Suitable for all winches rated to 12,000 lb. RNR2021 3/8” Plasma Rope; 100’............................................$ 199.00 RNR2011 5/16” Plasma Rope; 125’..........................................$ 175.00

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Special Service Tools for Series II, IIA, III & Defender 90, 110 The right tool for removing and refitting the special nuts on your Land Rover’s hub bearings.....$ RNF405 Same tool as above but with 3/4” drive socket attachment...................................................$ RNT0004 Steel bar for tools A,B,D,E ......................................$ RNT0003 Oil drain plug tool for slotted type drain plugs .......$ RNT0002 Transmission main shaft nut tool for Series II, IIA, III ....................................................$

Thinking about switching to Plasma Rope?

Your Approach Angle and Preserve your Plasma Rope The must-have Fairlead when using our Plasma winch rope on your winch. Brushed aluminum alloy with 360o line access. All hardware included. RNR2001 Fairlead for Plasma Rope .......................................$ 59.00

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Improve Your Articulation Today! Take your Land Rover places you couldn’t go before. Our Suspension Kit includes Turrets, Rear Radius Arms, Dislocation Cones, BSR brake lines, and all necessary hardware. The Kit bolts directly on to your vehicle and does not require any welding or fabrication. EVO3M is designed for the Defender 90 and 110. EVO5M is for the Range Rover Classic and Discovery I. EVO3M Suspension Kit Defender 90/110 ..........................$ 999.00 EVO5M Suspension Kit Disco I and RR Classic...................$1,099.00

Rebuilt Transmissions for Defenders TRC103190R Defender R380 Gearbox, Rebuilt ....................1,799.00

New Transfer Boxes for Defenders STC1010NOS Transfer Box, 1.2:1 ratio including handbrake assembly......................$1,295.00

Genuine Land Rover V8 Ignition Parts

RN5626/7 installed

Distributor Cap, 3.5, 3.9 litre .................................$ 35.02 Distributor Rotor, 3.5, 3.9 litre...............................$ 29.87 Electronic Ignition Coil 3.9 liter .............................$ 102.48 Distributor Spark Plug Wire Set, 3.9 litre ...............$ 50.98 Distributor Assembly ..............................................$ 689.77 3 Pin Amplifier .......................................................$ 139.30 Adapter, 2 to 3 Pin..................................................$ 38.62 Distributor Clear Plastic Cover................................$ 30.84 Base Plate With Pick-up Lead .................................$ 117.83 Spark Plug, 3.9 litre ...............................................$ 4.50 Complete V8 Ignition kit, 3.9 litre...........................$ 159.67 (Includes: Cap, rotor, plug wires, and spark plugs) RNK9336 Complete V8 Ignition kit, 4.0 litre .........................$ 137.92 (Includes: Plug wires, and spark plugs) RNI001 RNI002 RNE509 RNI004 RNI019 RNI024 RNI010 RNI012 RNI017 RNI003 RNK9335

RNC876HD RNE448HC

RN5626/7

Our Heavy Duty Steering Rod Kits will handle the toughest terrain. Designed for serious off-roading, our Heavy Duty (1 1/4” dia.) Steering Kits will allow you to clear rocks and stumps without getting hung up. Kits for Range Rover and Discovery I add additional clearance and protection to your steering damper by moving the damper up front with the new drag link. All necessary mounting brackets and hardware are included. Our Extreme High Clearance Track Rod allows for increased clearance over whatever gets in your way. RNE448HC High Clearance Track Rod for Defender 90/110.....$ 209.95 RNC876HD Heavy Duty Drag Link for Defender 90/110............$ 154.95 RNK5626 Heavy Duty Steering Rod Kit for Discovery I and late RR Classic (includes High Clearance Track/Tie Rod, Relocating Drag Link w/hardware, OME Steering Damper, Genuine Drag Link and Track Rod ends).....................................................$ 575.00 RNK5627 Heavy Duty Steering Rod Kit for early RR Classic (same as above but w/o left drag link end) ............$ 549.95 RNS084 Early RR Ball Joint Kit.............................................$ 55.62 RNS070 Drag Link and Track Rod End - LHT.......................$ 30.84 RNS069 Drag Link and Track Rod End - RHT ......................$ 30.84

Class III Receivers

RNE0020 Defender 90, 110, 1993-1995 .................................$ 825.00 RNE0021 Defender 90, 1997...................................................$ 825.00

NRP Rear Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust Section Defender 90 / 110 The NRP stainless steel performance exhaust system for your Defender is by far the finest stainless steel exhaust system we have fitted to a Land Rover! Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, this system installs easily and is backed with a lifetime guarantee. Cat-back system includes center silencer, tailpipe, all stainless steel hangers, hardware and installation instructions. RNE0002 Defender 90 ...........................................................$ 565.00 RNE0004 Defender 110 .........................................................$ 589.00

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The best soft top anywhere. Everything you ever wanted in a custom soft top for your Defender 90 is here. Constructed with superior quality black fabric, it will not fade, shrink or crack like the original. This top will look as good as the day you first put it on, year after year. Superior features include: weather secure door seals, heavy duty zippers, improved visibility with rear quarter windows and tinted double polished vinyl windows. An awesome fit on your existing belt rail system virtually ends the headaches of all the stretching and prying and keeps you happy and dry when the weather is foul. Includes three zip out windows, carrying pack and instructions. Please order early; allow four to six weeks for delivery. Defender 90 Soft Top RNA90ST 1994-97 Defender 90 Soft Top ...............................$1829.00 RNE245 1994 D90 Belt Rail Kit* ..........................................$ 45.00 RNE246 1994 D90 Tailgate Bar Kit*.....................................$ 65.50 *The 1994 Defender 90 soft top is equipped from the factory with snaps and requires a belt rail and tailgate bar kit be installed to use this top. 1995 and 1997 Defender 90 soft top models do not require this kit.

Bilstein

Suspension Kits The Choice Combination Land Rover Genuine Heavy Duty Springs & Bilstein Shock Kits. For owners using their Land Rovers in a mix of commuting and off-roading. Perfect for vehicles running with a moderate appointment of off-road equipment - not exceeding manufactures gross vehicle weight. Note: For heavier than normally ladened vehicles, OME shocks.

Superior Ride & Handling RNH110 shown

Perfect for towing or recovery. Bolts onto rear frame member. Can be incorporated with pintel style hitch. Includes mounting hardware. Also available in a front receiver for a Defender. Class III receiver RNA084 All Series models except Military and 109 Station Wagon , rear .................................$ 199.00 RNA086 Military 88 and 109 only, rear ................................$ 199.00 RNA087 109 Station Wagon only, rear..................................$ 199.00 RNH110 Defender 90/110, except Td5, rear ........................$ 195.00 RNA091 Defender 90/110, Td5 only, rear ............................$ 179.00 RNA085 Defender 90/110, front...........................................$ 199.00

Complete NRP Performance Exhaust Systems Performance Catalytic Converters for Defender 90, 110 – “Y-Pipe”

Defender 90 Deluxe Soft Top

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Defender 90 RNE0012 Manual Gearbox ’94 & ’95 .....................................$1,362.00 RNE0022 Automatic Gearbox ’96 on ......................................$1,362.00 Defender 110 RNE0024 Manual Gearbox ’94 & ’95 .....................................$1,385.72

Defender RNK5201 Defender 90 without winch ...................................$ 555.00 RNK5211 Defender 90 with winch fitted.................................$ 579.00 RNK5202 Defender 110 .........................................................$ 579.00

4x4 SHOCKS & SUSPENSION

Complete OME Kits Our choice for owners using oversize tires combined with heavy bumper winch combinations. Providing as much suspension lift as possible without exceeding factory specifications. Defender OMED90K1 OMED90K2 Defender OMED110K1 OMED110K2 Defender OMED110RK1 OMED110RK2

90 Standard Duty ..................................................$ 599.95 Heavy Duty .......................................................$ 599.95 110 Station Wagon Standard Duty...................................................$ 599.95 Heavy Duty .......................................................$ 599.95 110 Pick-up or Hardtop Standard Duty...................................................$ 599.95 Heavy Duty .......................................................$ 599.95

Steering Stabilizer Kits Includes bushing and hardware required. OMESD32 Defender 90/110 - Old Man Emu ...........................$ 72.50 RNF171 Defender 90/110 - Genuine ....................................$ 90.64 RNA235 Defender 90/110 - Bilstein .....................................$ 89.00

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Discovery II

Discovery I

1999 to present

1994 - 1999

4x4 SHOCKS & SUSPENSION

Complete OME Kits Our choice for owners using oversize tires combined with heavy bumper/winch combinations. Providing as much suspension lift as possible w/o exceeding factory specs. Discovery I OMEDS1K1 Standard .................................................................$ 619.36 OMEDS1K2 Heavy Duty..............................................................$ 619.36 OMESD11 Steering Damper.....................................................$ 79.00 Discovery II OMEDS2K1 Standard .................................................................$ 619.36 OMEDS2K2 Heavy Duty..............................................................$ 619.36

4x4 SHOCKS & SUSPENSION

OME Shocks Discovery I OMESKDS1 Set of four...............................................................$ 309.00 OMESD11 Steering Damper.....................................................$ 79.00 Discovery II OMESKDS2 Set of four...............................................................$ 309.00 OMESD02 Steering Damper.....................................................$ 72.50

Give your Discovery a “dash-lift” in minutes! with our Genuine Dash Repair Kit. If you own a Discovery I, you are by now familiar with the dreaded “curled and/or wrinkled dash” syndrome. Our genuine Dash Repair Kit allows you to make your dash look like new, in minutes. After trimming away approximately 1/4” of the curled dash, use the included self-tapping Torx® screws to hold the new trim pieces in place. Once both sections are attached, we recommend adjusting screws as needed to remove bubbles or high/low spots. Available in beige or black to match your interior. LRN1292SUC Disco I Dash Repair Kit - beige .....................$ 51.31 LRN1292LML Disco I Dash Repair Kit - black.....................$ 51.31

Stop spilling your drinks!

Deluxe Wood Dash Kits for Discovery and Range Rover Enhance your interior with our deluxe wood dash kits. Using a custom adhesive (developed exclusively with 3M), our kits provide extremely flexible and UV resistant wood trim that simplifies the installation procedure. Simply stick in place – don’t worry about exact alignment as each piece can be repositioned up to 24 hours after initial placement. These kits are appropriate for all climates, and will not crack or fade. The flexible polymer coating allows for contoured placement. From unbelievably real synthetic wood finishes to OE factory match wood, nothing compares to our distinctive deluxe wood dashboard kits.

Discovery I WD702A-MB WD702B-MB WD702C-DS WD702D-DS WD702E-DS WD702F-DS

Bilstein Shocks

Full kit (23 pcs), auto ‘95-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ Full kit (23 pcs), manual ‘95-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ OE factory match (18 pcs), auto, ‘97 . . . . . . . .$ OE factory match (18 pcs), manual, ‘97 . . . . . .$ OE factory match (14 pcs), auto, ‘98 . . . . . .$ OE factory match (14 pcs), manual, ‘98 . . . . .$

439.95 439.95 429.95 429.95 265.95 265.95

Fact match w/door pcs (29 pcs), ‘99-03 . . . . .$ Burl Wood w/door pcs (29 pcs), ‘99-03 . . . . . .$ Fact match w/o door pcs (18 pcs) . . . . . . . . . .$ Burl Wood w/o door pcs (18 pcs), ‘99-03 . . . .$ Factory match Basic kit (4 pcs), ‘99-03 . . . . . .$ Basic Kit - Burl Wood, 4 pieces . . . . . . . . . . . .$

384.95 499.00 234.95 312.00 128.95 175.95

Discovery II

Bilstein® is the world leader in gas-pressurized shock absorber technology. Proven with more racing wins than any other shock absorber on the market, this same “race bred” monotube design and performance is now available for your Range Rover Classic or Discovery. Technically the most advanced shock today, Bilstein utilizes a one piece seamless monotube design filled with oil and nitrogen gas in a pressurized, sealed compartment. This design completely eliminates any foaming of the oil and the monotube design helps dissipate heat to prevent shock fade. Bilstein’s shock bodies are precision formed through a unique seamless manufacturing process. Our pick for the longest lasting, highest performance shock where on-road handling is a priority. Recommended use with Land Rover Genuine standard or heavy duty springs. Great for off-road driving in normally equipped vehicles. Not recommended for heavily ladened vehicles with oversize tires. Lifetime warranty. Bilstein Shock Kit (set of four shocks with bushings) RNA243/6 Discovery I ‘94-1999 ..............................................$ 319.00 RNA6046/7 Discovery II ‘99-2003.............................................$ 349.00 RNA245 Steering Stabilizer, RR Classic/Disco I.....................$ 85.00

Genuine Land Rover Discovery Cup Holders

Range Rover P38A Fits both Discovery I & II, these Genuine Land Rover cup holders are the perfect addition to your Discovery interior. They feature a slip-in moulded insert for smaller drinks and have a non-slip bottom to keep the spills to a minimum. Easy installation makes these the ideal cup holders for the Disco driver. RND490 RND491

Genuine Cup Holder Set for Discovery (beige).......$ 54.95 Genuine Cup Holder Set for Discovery (gray).........$ 54.95

WD176A-SLBOE OE fact match (19 pcs), basic kit w/o nav . . .$ WD176C-SLBOE OE fact match (20 pcs), basic kit w/nav . . . . .$ WD176B-SLBOE OE fact match (26 pcs), Deluxe kit w/o nav . .$ WD176D-SLBOE OE fact match (27 pcs), Deluxe kit w/nav . . .$ WD176E-SLBOE HSE fact match add on kit (16 pcs) . . . . . . . .$ CL008-SLBOE cluster piece only, ‘96+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$

289.95 289.95 369.95 369.95 209.95 29.95

Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust Systems

Land Rover Heavy Duty Springs. Expedition quality for maximum control and comfort. Absolutely outperforms the competition in continuous off-road use. Proven after years of testing in our own driving school vehicles. These springs will go great with Bilstein, or OME shock absorbers depending on your vehicle’s laden weight. RNK5103 HD Discovery I Set of four springs..........................$ 316.76 RNK5113 Extra Heavy Duty Discovery I (w/winch & heavy duty bumper) ............................$ 316.76

WD296A-SRB WD296A-MB WD296C-SRB WD296C-MB WD296D-SRB WD296D-MB

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Discovery I Performance Catalytic Converter “Y” Pipe RNE0010 Discovery Automatic ’94 & ’95 ...............................$ 825.00

Superior Strength, Rovers North Front Differential Guard Essential protection for off-road use. Steel guard clamps onto the front axle housing and protects the front differential from the most common off-road hazards. DIFF01AA Discovery I, RR Classic, D90/110 ...........................$ 99.50 DIFF02 Discovery II, non ACE only .....................................$ 129.00 DIFF03 Range Rover P38A ..................................................$ 159.00

Discovery I Performance Stainless Steel Rear Exhaust RNE0005 Discovery I, ’94-1999...............................................$ 557.00

Discovery I Performance Complete System Includes catalytic converters, all pipes & hanger brackets. RNE0013 Discovery I, Manual, ‘94-1995 ...............................$1,354.00 RNE0033 Discovery I, Automatic, ‘94-1995 ...........................$1,354.00 RNE0023 Discovery I, Automatic, ‘96 on ...............................$1,300.00

Genuine Discovery I Rear Door Latch Kit Tired of struggling with your rear door every time you try to open and close it? Has your latch completely rusted out due to salt and corrosion? Replace it with our Genuine rear door latch kit. Our exclusive kit includes the replacement assembly, gasket, clips, bolts and washers as shown. Start using your rear door again! RNK8361 Disco I Rear Door Latch Kit .........................$ 125.00

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1999 to present

Discovery I Classic 1987 1995 1994

P38A 1996 to

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Classic LWB 1993 1995

New Floor Panels for your Discovery and Range Rover Classic

LRD147L Discovery I Outer Sill Replacement

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Discovery I Expedition Roof Rack This is the best Expedition rack out there for Discovery I vehicles. Constructed of strong, high-quality tubular steel with a black powder coat finish, our Expedition Roof Rack includes front and rear mounting points for lights. No assembly required. Easy on and off. RNA9400 Discovery I Expedition Roof Rack..............................................................................................................................................$ 899.00 RNA661 Discovery I Rear Ladder (not shown) .......................................................................................................................................$ 187.09

Discovery I Ignition Wires as low as

$37.50ea

Wheel Spacers Have you looked under your carpets lately? Widen Your Track with Alloy Wheel Spacers

“Land Rover V8 engine spark plug

Fits Series III, Defender 90/110, Discovery Series I, Range Rover Classic

Includes four alloy wheel spacers, 20 lug nuts and instructions. Longer studs work better for fitting of Wolf Wheels.

gap should be set at 0.030” or 0.762mm .

Discovery Ignition Wires ProLine - Discovery I, ‘94-1995 3.9 ltr...................$ PLI004 RNI004 Genuine - Discovery I, ‘94-1995 3.9 ltr ..................$ PLI006 ProLine - Discovery I ‘96-on 4.0 ltr .......................$ RNI006 Genuine - Discovery I ‘96-on 4.0 ltr ......................$ Spark Plugs PLI003 NGK .............................................................All ......$ PLI003C Champion ....................................................All ......$ RNI003 Genuine Land Rover (Champion) ................All ......$ WR7DS Bosch Silver.................................................All ......$

Genuine Discovery Air Filters

SRL005-RR

2.70ea 2.70ea 4.50ea 8.25ea

Great Price!

LRD147L LRD147R LRD146L LRD146L

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a! ONLY 38.95e

Discovery I all models ......................................$ 15.96ea Discovery II all models .....................................$ 21.29

Seat Switch - LH......................................................$ 114.95 Seat Switch - RH .....................................................$ 114.95

Semi-Metallic // Low Dust // No Noise

Lockheed Front Brake Pad Sets PLB208 Discovery I, ‘94-1999 ............................................$ PLD036 Discovery II, ‘99-2002............................................$ Lockheed Rear Brake Pad Sets PLB004 Discovery I, ‘94-1999 ............................................$ PLD242 Discovery II, ‘99-2002............................................$

29.87 35.02 12.87 29.87

39.95 34.50

New Lockheed Brake Calipers New Front Brake Calipers PLB192 Discovery I...................................................RH......$ 239.00 PLB191 Discovery I...................................................LH ......$ 239.00 New Rear Brake Calipers PLB198 Discovery I...................................................RH......$ 185.34 PLB197 Discovery I...................................................LH ......$ 185.34

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RR Classic Inner sill Replacement................LH ......$119.00 RR Classic Inner sill Replacement................RH......$119.00 RR Classic Outer sill Replacement ...............LH ......$129.00 RR Classic Outer sill Replacement ...............RH......$129.00

Genuine Land Rover Discovery II Theromostat PEM100990K Genuine Land Rover Discovery II Thermostat....$ 8.90

9.21 12.95 10.24 10.24 3.25

RR124L RR124R RR121L RR121R

29.71 46.86

Discovery Filters Discovery Air Filters PLF010 Discovery I ‘94-1999, non-genuine .......................$ PLF147 Discovery II ‘99-2002, non-genuine ......................$ Discovery Oil Filters RNF001 Discovery I, ‘94-1999, Genuine .............................$ RNF001 Discovery II, ‘99-2003, Genuine............................$ PLF001 Discovery I, II ‘94-2003, non-genuine, SPECIAL .....$ Discovery Distributor Caps PLI001 Discovery I, ‘94-1995, non-genuine .......................$ RNI001 Discovery I, ‘94-1995 .............................................$ Discovery Ignition Rotor ProLine - Discovery I, ‘94-1995..............................$ PLI002 RNI002 Genuine - Discovery I, ‘94-1995.............................$

Discovery I Inner sill Replacement ..............LH ......$119.00 Discovery I Inner sill Replacement ..............RH......$119.00 Discovery I Outer sill Replacement ..............LH ......$129.00 Discovery I Outer sill Replacement ..............RH......$129.00

Range Rover Classic Sill Replacement Parts

PLB006

Lockheed Front Brake Rotor PLB006 Discovery I, ‘94-1999 ............................................$ 39.95ea PLD013 Discovery II, ‘99-2002...........................................$ 146.15ea Lockheed Rear Brake Rotor PLB012 Discovery I, ‘94-1999 ............................................$ 43.77ea PLD024 Discovery II, ‘99-2002............................................$ 54.53ea

Range Rover Seat Switches PLE722 PLE723

Discovery I Sill Replacement Parts

Discovery Brakes

Genuine Land Rover Discovery Air Filters RNF010 RNF147

Alloy Wheel Spacer Kit .......................................$ 459.00

37.50 50.98 59.00 79.00

Land Rover door seals are prone to water leaks, which get absorbed by your carpets and floor insulation. This provides an ideal environment for mold and corrosion, which will lead to your steel floors prematurely rotting out. The perfect solution is now available. These new replacement floor panels are patterned as an exact replacement for your inner sills and floor sections, making for a quick and accurate weld-in repair. Replace your rusty and rotted out Land Rover sills and floors with our new replacement body parts.

Rebuilt Brake Calipers as low as $99.75ea Front Calipers - Rebuilt Includes pads & hardware ($100 core charge) PLB192R Discovery I, ‘94-1999 .................................RH......$ 186.75 PLB191R Discovery I, ‘94-1999 .................................LH ......$ 186.75 PLD016R Discovery II, ‘99-2002 .................................RH......$ 141.75 PLD017R Discovery II, ‘99-2002 .................................LH ......$ 141.75 Rear Calipers - Rebuilt Includes pads & hardware ($40 core charge) PLB019R Discovery I, ‘94-1999 .................................RH......$ 99.75 PLB020R Discovery I, ‘94-1999 .................................LH ......$ 99.75

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Classic LWB 1993 1995

Classic 1987 1995

P38A 1996 to 2002

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Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust Systems for Range Rovers

When it comes time to replace your Range Rover Classic or Range Rover P38A exhaust system, why not upgrade to a Stainless Steel exhaust from Rovers North and take advantage of an increase in horsepower and torque. You will notice an immediate improvement over your old tired system, at idle and throughout the entire rpm range. The new exhaust note gives a deep, throaty sound that your all alloy Rover V8 really deserves.

NEW! Range Rover P38A STAINLESS STEEL Dual Outlet Rear Exhaust!

Range Rover Transferbox

for 1999-2002 Range Rover P38A

RNT019 RND502

NRP full Exhaust System NRP Full Exhaust System for Range Rovers includes; catalytic converters, all pipes, gaskets & hangers. RNE0014 Range Rover Classic ’87-88 ....................................$1,595.00 RNE0019 Range Rover Classic ’89 .........................................$1,395.00 RNE0015 Range Rover Classic ’90-95 100” ..........................$1,354.00 RNE0025 Range Rover Classic ’93-95 108” (LWB) ...............$1,354.00 NRP Performance Catalytic Converter “Y” Pipe RNE0010 Range Rover Classic 100” & Discovery Automatic ’94 & ’95 ...............................$ 825.00 RNE0011 Range Rover Classic LWB........................................$ 825.00

Genuine Land Rover Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels The absolute strongest wheel you can bolt onto your Land Rover. Designed for extreme off road use. Will fit Series II, IIA, III, D90/110, Range Rover Classic, and Discovery I. Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels RNW216 New, finished in black.............................................$ 79.00ea.

NRP Stainless Steel Muffler & Tail Pipe RNE0005 Range Rover 1990 on .............................................$ 557.00 RNE0006 Range Rover 4.0 / 4.6.............................................$ 599.00 (Range Rover ’87-89 requires complete performance exhaust system)

Gaskets & Exhaust Hangers RNE888 Exhaust Gaskets (2 required).................................$ RNE873 Rubber Hangers (3 required) ................................$

8.45ea 5.35ea

NEW!

1995-2002 Range Rover P38A Double “SS” Stainless Steel Rear Twin Exhaust RNE1419K Range Rover P38A, 1995-2002 rear exhaust ..........$1,195.00

Complete OME Kits Our choice for owners using oversize tires combined with heavy bumper winch combinations. Provides as much suspension lift as possible without exceeding factory specifications. Range Rover Classic OMERRK1 Standard .................................................................$ 599.95 OMERRK2 Heavy Duty..............................................................$ 599.95 OMESD11 Steering Damper.....................................................$ 72.50

Suspension Kits The Choice Combination Land Rover Genuine Heavy Duty Springs & Bilstein Shock Kits. For owners using their Land Rovers in a mix of commuting and off-roading. Perfect for vehicles running with a moderate appointment of off-road equipment - not exceeding manufactures gross vehicle weight. Note: For heavier than normally ladened vehicles, use OME shocks.

“The Selective Choice”

Range Rover Brakes Lockheed Front Brake Rotor PLB006 Range Rover Classic,‘87-1989 ................................$ PLB022 RR Classic ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995 ........................$ PLD028 Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002..................................$ Lockheed Rear Brake Rotor PLB012 Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1995 ...............................$ PLD024 Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002..................................$

40.11ea 49.38ea 65.86ea 43.77ea 54.53ea

Turn Up the Heat!

V8 Block Heater RNA688 shown

Lower Hose Heater is available for V8 and 4 cylinder engines from Rovers North.

Cold Climate Engine Heaters Make your winter start-up quick and easy. Reduce engine wear and get warmer faster in cold northern winter climates. RNA688 Block heater V8 all models................................ ......$ 31.95 880 3609 Block heater 2.5 NA, turbo, 200Tdi, 300 Tdi, diesel $ 69.00 RNC711 Lower hose heater (1.25” dia.) 2.25 4 cyl petrol and diesel..................$ 39.95 RNC712 Lower hose heater (1.5” dia.) 3.5, 3.9, 4.2 V8 / 2.25 4 cyl petrol and diesel, 2.5 NA, turbo, 200Tdi, 300 Tdi, diesel............................................... ........$ 39.95

4x4 SHOCKS & SUSPENSION

Rebuilt, RR Classic ‘90-1995 ....................... ........$ 2,363.85 Rebuilt, RR P38A, ‘95-2002 ($250 core) .............$ 1,937.50

Replacement Air Spring Suspension Components The fast and economical way to repair your leaky air suspension Keep your air suspension original with Genuine Springs or replacement bladders for Range Rover P38A and Range Rover Classic. RND262 Air Suspension Spring Front - Genuine ................. .$137.50ea PLD262 Air Suspension Spring Front - ProLine ......... ............$ 119.50ea RND263 Air Suspension Spring Rear - Genuine .................. .$297.56ea PLD263 Air Suspension Spring Rear - ProLine.....................$185.00ea PLB1017 Air Suspension Replacement Bladder front or rear - ProLine............................................$ 99.00ea

Bilstein Shock Kit for Range Rovers

Lockheed Front Brake Pad Sets PLB001 Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1989 ...............................$ PLB208 RR Classic ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995 ........................$ PLD036 Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002..................................$ Lockheed Rear Brake Pad Sets PLB004 Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1989 ...............................$ PLB004 RR Classic ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995 ........................$ PLD242 Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002..................................$

37.96 29.71 46.86 40.68 40.68 34.50

New Genuine Lockheed Brake Calipers New Front Brake Calipers PLB014 RR Classic, non-ABS, ‘87-’89 10mm ............RH......$ 289.00 PLB015 RR Classic, non-ABS, ‘87-’89 10mm ............LH ......$ 289.00 PLB011 RR Classic, ABS/Hunter, 10mm (from LA399973) ......RH........$ 287.37 PLB017 RR Classic, ABS/Hunter, 10mm (from LA399973) .LH........$ 287.37 PLD259 RR Classic, ABS/Hunter, 12mm (from PA637568) ...RH .......$ 297.67 PLD258 RR Classic, ABS/Hunter, 12mm (from PA637568) .LH........$ 297.67

Rebuilt Brake Calipers as low as $99.75ea Front Calipers - Rebuilt Includes pads & hardware ($100 core charge) PLB014R RR Classic, ‘87-1989....................................RH......$ 269.00 PLB015R RR Classic, ‘87-1989....................................LH ......$ 269.00 PLB011R RR Classic ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995 .............RH......$ 249.00 PLB017R RR Classic ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995 .............LH ......$ 249.00 PLD016R Range Rover P38A, ‘95-1998.......................RH......$ 141.75 PLD017R Range Rover P38A, ‘95-1998.......................LH ......$ 141.75 Rear Calipers - Rebuilt Includes pads & hardware ($40 core charge) PLB019R Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1989 ....................RH......$ 99.75 PLB020R Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1989 ....................LH ......$ 99.75 PLB019R Range Rover Classic, ‘90-1995 ....................RH......$ 99.75 PLB020R Range Rover Classic, ‘90-1995 ....................LH ......$ 99.75 PLD004R Range Rover P38A, ‘95-1996.......................RH......$ 99.75 PLD005R Range Rover P38A, ‘95-1996.......................LH ......$ 99.75

RNA243/4 RR Classic w/coil springs (set of four) .......................$ 299.95 RNA243/5 RR Classic (Set of four + stabilizer)...........................$ 375.00 RNA245 RR Classic Steering Stabilizer only ...............................$ 85.00 RNA2152/3 RR Classic LWB w/air susp (set of four).....................$ 385.00 RNA2214/5 Range Rover P38A 1995-2002 (set of four) ...........$ 375.00

g andlin H & r Ride o i r e p Su

CV Joints

RNK5213 Discovery I .............................................................$ 579.00 RNK5204 Range Rover Classic, 100” Standard.......................$ 579.00 RNK5214 Range Rover Classic, 100” w/winch Heavy Duty .....$ 599.00

For ABS and non-ABS PLX005 Range Rover Classic ‘89 Suf B Axle on....................$ 125.00 PLX001 Range Rover Classic ABS 1990-95 ..........................$ 215.27 PLD301 Defender 110 1993 ................................................$ 199.00 PLD201 Discovery / Defender 90, 1997...............................$ 128.75

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Air Suspension to Coil Conversion Kits

SPECIAL!

Fuel Filters RNF861

Genuine Range Rover Classic ’87-95, Discovery I (threaded both ends) SPECIAL ...............................$ Genuine Fuel Filter Update Kit (required for early Range Rover up to VIN LA464553).........................$ Range Rover ProLine fuel filter...............................$ RR ‘87-90 fuel filter (up to VIN LA464553 without update kit).................................................$

RNF133 PLF861 RNF025

Classic LWB 1993 1995

Classic 1987 1995

29.87 53.25 15.90

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1995-2002 Range Rover P38A 4.0/4.6 litre Rovers North Range Rover P38A coil conversion kit Includes: 4 Land Rover Genuine Springs, 2 rear coil spring isolators, 2 front coil isolators, 4 coil spring seats, 4 aluminum spring perch adapters, 4 spring retainers, 1 EAS override pigtail, hardware and instructions.

19.50

Cold Climate Enhanced, High Speed

New Genuine V8 Starters

RNK5106 RNK5107 RNK5116 RNK5117

Coil Conversion Kit, Standard .................................$ 899.00 Coil Conversion Kit, Heavy Duty ..............................$ 995.00 Coil Conversion Kit, Standard w/Bilsteins................$1259.00 Coil Conversion Kit, Heavy Duty w/Bilsteins ............$1355.00

1993-1995 Range Rover LWB Rovers North Range Rover LWB coil conversion kit includes all necessary parts to convert over to full coil spring setup.

$179.00ea RNE867

Range Rover Genuine “Bosch” Starters RNE867 Discovery, Range Rover Classic, P38A ‘87-2002 ........$179.00

RNK5105 Range Rover Classic LWB Coil Spring Conversion Kit ......................................$ 345.00

Range Rover P38A 16x7 Steel Wheels

RNB261/RNB299

K&N Air Filters

RNE795

Vented Steel Range Rover P38A Wheels Range Rover 16x7 steel wheels. Perfect for a set of dedicated off-road tires. Finished in silver. RND260 Steel Road Wheel - RR P38A & Disco II, 16x7........$ 159.00ea

RNB171

The last filter your Rover will need! Superior design uses premium oil cotton gauze with wire screening allowing maximum air flow with maximum filtration. Easy to clean, never needs replacement. RNF139 95 RR Classic & Discovery I ............................................................$ RNF141 RR Classic 87-94 ....................................................$ RNF146 RR 4.0/4.6ltr. thru ‘98 ............................................$ RNF144 RR 4.0/4.6ltr. ‘99 on, Discovery II ............................................................$ RNF141 Defender 90 and 110 .............................................$ RNF145 K&N Filter Service Kit..............................................$

“Always replace together with new distributor cap”. Range Rover Ignition Rotor PLI002 ProLine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995..................$ 12.87 RNI002 Genuine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995.................$ 29.87

Range Rover Classic Superior Quality Distributor Caps as low as $29.87 ea “For optimum fuel mileage and winter startability, replace every 15,000 - 20,000 miles or annually.” Range Rover Distributor Caps PLI001 ProLine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995..................$ 29.87 RNI001 Genuine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995.................$ 35.02

Replace your rusty upper tailgate with this Genuine Land Rover assembly as shown. (Does not include gas strut or handle.) RNB171 RR Classic Upper Tailgate Assembly (does not include Gas Strut or Latch).......................................$ 735.31 RNE795 Gas Strut...................................................................$ 44.35 RNB261 Handle (up to JA351032).........................................$ 141.04 RNB299 Handle (from KA351033).............................. ........$ 118.15

Genuine Land Rover Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels

Air Filters as low as

$9.25ea Range RNF012 RNF950 RNF010 RNF011 RNF147

The absolute strongest wheel you can bolt onto your Land Rover. Designed for extreme off road use. Will fit Series II, IIA, III, D90/110, Range Rover Classic, and Discovery I. Vented Steel “Wolf” Wheels RNW216 New, finished in black.............................................$ 79.00ea.

Genuine

$10.24ea Range Rover Oil Filters RNF001 Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995 ...............................$ 10.24 RNF001 Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2001..................................$ 10.24 RNF001 also fits 2.5, 3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2, 4.6 litre petrol and 2.5 NA, 200 Tdi and 300 Tdi diesels.

NEW V8 Alternators PLE855

Bosch Silver

Plugs (All V8 Engine Types) NGK ........................................................................$ Champion ...............................................................$ Genuine Land Rover (Champion) ...........................$ Bosch Silver............................................................$

Range PLI004 RNI004 PLI006 RNI006

Rover Ignition Wires ProLine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-’95...................$ Genuine - Range Rover Classic, ‘74-1995 ...............$ ProLine - Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002 ..................$ Genuine - Range Rover P38A, ‘95-2002..................$

RNA652

1995-2002 Range Rover P38A

2.70ea 2.70ea 4.50ea 8.25ea

SPECIAL! RNA652 RNB301 RNB308 RNB317

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:30; Sat 8:30-12:30 EST

as low as

$299ea

Rover Alternators - New (not rebuilt) Range Rover Classic, 85 amp Up to ‘92....................$ 299.00 RR Classic, w/four groove pulley, 100 amp ‘93-1994..$ 329.00 Range Rover Classic, 100 amp ‘95 ...........................$ 359.00 Range Rover P38A, 120 amp ‘95-2002.....................$ 399.00

Auto Transmission Filter Kit as low as

$45.00ea

Range Rover Classic (flap only), Front or Rear ......$ 28.75ea Mud Flap Pair, RR P38A 4.0 / 4.6, Front.................$ 115.31 Mud Flap Pair, RR P38A 4.0 / 4.6, ’95-96, Rear .....$ 115.31 Mud Flap Pair, RR P38A 4.0 / 4.6, ’97-on, Rear .....$ 111.50

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Range Rover Classic

Genuine Mud Flap Kits 37.50 50.98 59.00 79.00

11.85ea 9.25 15.96 13.45 21.29

as low as

Range PLE855 PLE846 PLE863 PLE870

Spark PLI003 PLI003C RNI003 WR7DS

Rover Air Filters Range Rover Classic, (2 req) ‘74-1985 ..................$ Range Rover Classic, ‘87-1994 ...............................$ Range Rover Classic, ‘95 ........................................$ Range Rover P38A, ‘95-1998..................................$ Range Rover P38A, ‘99-2002..................................$

All Genuine V8 Oil Filters

Viscous Fan Clutch PLD302 Viscous Fan Clutch fits RR P38A, 4.0/4.6 ................$ 184.37 PLC018 Viscous Fan Clutch fits ‘87-1994 RR Classic............$ 189.00 PLC054 Viscous Fan Clutch fits Discovery I, ‘95 RR Classic, ‘97 Defender 4.0 ....................................................$ 184.47 RND034 Viscous Fan Clutch fits ‘93-1995 Defender 3.9 .......$ 299.00

Champion

55.50 38.50 12.50

Genuine RR Classic Upper Tailgate Assembly Range Rover

Ignition Rotors

NGK

53.95 38.50 54.95

Automatic Transmission Filter Service Kit (includes filter, pan gaskets and o-rings)

PLK312 RNK312

ZF Trans. Filter Service Kit, ‘87-1999......................$ 45.00 Genuine ZF Trans Filter Kit ‘87-1999.....................$ 61.25

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Buy with confidence: no hype,

no junk – we promise. Installing new wiper blades just before winter and another new set for spring is the absolute best way to make sure you retain a clear windshield all year. UV rays, acid rain and air pollutants wreak havoc on exposed rubber elements, shortening the life of wiper blades. If you live in snow country, extreme low temperatures usually cause the wipers to freeze and become less flexible. Using winter blades helps, with a protective cover keeping the ice off. Either way, nothing beats a fresh set of wiper blades for clear driving.

Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield Wiper Blades

Winter Wiper Blades RNW105 RNW109 RNW112 RNK9142 RNF166

Range Rover Classic, Each.............................$ RR P38A (Set of 3), Front and Rear...............$ Discovery I (Set of 3), Front and Rear...........$ Discovery II (Set of 3), Front and Rear..........$ Defender 90,110 ...........................................$

14.95 34.50 32.00 57.00 19.50

RNW104 RNW111 RNW107 RNW118 RND223 RNW117 RNW103 RNW113 RNW100 RNC948

RR Classic, up to ’89, Rear and Front ............... .....$ RR Classic, ’90 - 1995, Rear and Front............. .....$ RR P38A, 4.0 / 4.6, Front .......................................$ RR P38A, 4.0 / 4.6, Rear ........................................$ RR P38A, 4.0 / 4.6, Headlamp wiper blade.... ........$ Discovery I, Front ...................................................$ Discovery I, Rear ....................................................$ Discovery II, Front..................................................$ Discovery II, Rear...................................................$ Defender 90, 110 Front & Rear ..............................$

20.08 13.13 16.42 17.49 12.87 9.52 13.64 15.19 15.39 11.07

Cozy Up This Winter With Plush Custom Carpeted Mats Front Mat Set

Add an elegant finishing touch to the interior of your vehicle with plush custom carpets. The 32 oz. premium nylon yarn is three times heavier than the low quality factory mats that most vehicle's come fitted with. These plush durable mats are custom cut to fit your Land Rover with a non slip backing and include special fasteners. Available in Land Rover colors - listed by vehicle type below to match the most popular interior colors. Mats are completely washable and come with a 2 year warranty. Allow one to two weeks for delivery.

Rear Seat Mat

Cargo Loadspace Mat

Custom Mat Colours Range Rover Classic Range Rover Classic Range Rover Classic SWB Range Rover Classic LWB Range Rover Classic Range Rover Classic LWB Range Rover Classic/County/Cargo Range Rover Classic LWB Cargo

1987-89 1990-94 1993-94 1995 1995 1987-95 1993-95

Discovery I Discovery I Discovery I Cargo Discovery II Discovery II Cargo Discovery II Cargo (W/ 3rd seat)

1996-98 1996-98 1999-on 1999-on 1999-on

Defender 90 Defender 90 Defender 90 Defender 90 SW Cargo Defender 110 Defender 110 Cargo

1994-95 1997 only 1997 only 1993 1993

Range Rover P38A Range Rover 4.0 SE/4.6 HSE 1995-02 Range Rover 4.0 SE/4.6 HSE Cargo 1995-02

Saddle

Granite

Bahama

Black

Smokestone

Lt Stone

Dk Granite

RNA23S RNA24S RNA25S RNA26S RNA27S RNA28S RNA29S

–– RNA24G RNA25G RNA26G RNA27G –– RNA29G

RNA23B RNA24B RNA25B RNA26B RNA27B RNA28B RNA29B

RNA23BK –– –– –– –– RNA28BK ––

–– –– –– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– –– –– ––

$109.95 $109.95 $109.95 $109.95 $109.95 $ 99.95 $ 99.95

Saddle

Granite

Bahama

Black

Smokestone

Lt Stone

Dk Granite

–– –– –– –– ––

RNA40G RNA41G –– –– ––

RNA40B RNA41B RNA42B RNA43B RNA44B

–– –– RNA42BK RNA43BK RNA44BK

–– –– RNA42SS RNA43SS RNA44SS

–– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– ––

Saddle

Granite

Bahama

Black

Smokestone

Lt Stone

Dk Granite

–– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– ––

RNA30BK RNA31BK RNA33BK RNA34BK RNA35BK

–– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– ––

–– –– –– –– ––

Saddle

Granite

Bahama

Black

Smokestone

Lt Stone

Dk Granite

RNA45S RNA46S

–– ––

–– ––

RNA45BK RNA46BK

–– ––

RNA45LS RNA46LS

RNA45DG $109.95 RNA46DG $ 99.95

$109.95 $ 99.95 $109.95 $ 99.95 $ 99.95

$109.95 $109.95 $ 99.95 $109.95 $ 99.95

Front Rubber Mats RNA16BK Rubber Mats Front Pair - Black RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I & II, Defender .....$ 49.95 RNA16G Rubber Mats Front Pair - Grey RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I & II, Defender .....$ 49.95 RNA16T Rubber Mats Front Pair - Tan RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I & II, Defender .....$ 49.95

bber u R y t Du Heavy or Mats Flo

Heavyweight Mats Protect Your Carpets From Water and Dirt – The Last Mat You'll Ever Need to Buy

Rear Rubber Mats RNA17BK Rubber Mats Rear Pair - Black RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I, Defender ............$ RNA17G Rubber Mats Rear Pair - Grey RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I, Defender ............$ RNA17T Rubber Mats Rear Pair - Tan RR Classic, RRP38A, Discovery I, Defender ............$ RNA18BK Rubber Mats Rear Pair, Discovery II, Black ............$ RNA18G Rubber Mats Rear Pair, Discovery II, Grey..............$ RNA18T Rubber Mats Rear Pair, Discovery II, Tan ...............$

Our heavy duty Rubber Mats have always been appreciated by knowledgeable automotive enthusiasts as the only way to preserve and protect the interior of their vehicles. For years, our rich matte-black mats have truly performed the task of doing what a floor mat should. Protect your carpet by retaining all the dirt, sand, snow, mud, leaves, grit and grime that is tracked in, while still being comfortable under-foot and kind to fine shoes.

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Genuine Rubber Floor Mats Genuine Land Rover Parts black rubber mats are simply the best. Passenger side has extra material templates for cutting to fit. Raised perimeter and deep tread trap a surprising amount of mud and water. Hose down to clean. Defender 90, 110 RNI067 Defender 90/110 Front Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 117.83 RNI070 Defender 110 Middle Footwell . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 91.67 Discovery I RNA626 Genuine - Three Piece Footwell Set . . . . . . . . . .$ 169.00 Discovery II RNA676 Genuine - Three Piece Footwell Set . . . . . . . . . .$ 190.00 RNA708 Genuine - Front Pair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 89.00 Range Rover Classic 4 Pc. Set RNA624 Range Rover Classic 100” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 139.00 RNA625 Range Rover Classic LWB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 169.00 Range Rover P38A 4.0/4.6 litre RND220 Rubber Mats-F&R Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 219.95

Custom Molded Durable High Grade Rubber Cargo Mats Cargo Liners protect the rear cargo area carpeting from all types of wear and tear. These high quality durable cargo liners are designed with a 3” raised lip which helps to contain spills from leaky groceries or wet snow boots. They are perfect for hauling gardening supplies, fishing gear, construction materials, golf clubs, or carrying the family pet. Custom fit to your Land Rover and available in black, tan or grey.

45.95 45.95 45.95 45.95 45.95 45.95

Cargo Loadspace Rubber Mats RNA19BK Rubber Cargo Mat RR Classic, Black ......................$ 119.95 RNA19G Rubber Cargo Mat RR Classic, Grey ........................$ 119.95 RNA19T Rubber Cargo Mat RR Classic, Tan..........................$ 119.95 RNA22BK Rubber Cargo Mat RRP38A, Black..........................$ 119.95 RNA22G Rubber Cargo Mat RRP38A, Grey............................$ 119.95 RNA22T Rubber Cargo Mat RRP38A, Tan .............................$ 119.95 RNA20BK Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery I, Black .....................$ 119.95 RNA20G Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery I, Grey.......................$ 119.95 RNA20T Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery I, Tan ........................$ 119.95 RNA21BK Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery II, Black....................$ 119.95 RNA21G Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery II, Grey......................$ 119.95 RNA21T Rubber Cargo Mat Discovery II, Tan .......................$ 119.95

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clothing and accessories.

The enthusiast’s choice for

Rovers North T-shirts

Original designs only available here! A. got mud? T-Shirt

Specify S, M, L, XL, XXL. Also available in Kids size S, M, L. TS30 got mud? T-shirt.......................................................................$18.95

A

B. No Road 101 Forward Control T-Shirt

got mud? rear design

Specify S, M, L, XL, XXL. Genuine Land Rover T-Shirt.....................................................$16.50 TS23

B

C. Genuine Land Rover Heritage T-Shirt Specify S, M, L, XL, XXL. Also available in Kids size M, L TS31 Genuine Land Rover T-Shirt.....................................................$ 18.95

C

D. Series on Safari Kids T-Shirt TS27KM

Kids T-Shirt. “The Best 4x4xFar” Series IIA Elephant Safari. Light grey shirt, black art. Available in Kids size 10-12 only....$ 12.50

D. Range Rover Classic Kids T-Shirt TS28KM

“The Best 4x4xFar” Range Rover Classic Expedition. Light blue shirt, black art. Available in Kids size 10-12 only....$ 14.50

E

Heritage front design

D

L and Rov er

Coffee G4 Challenge Gear! After selling out over the holidays, we’ve managed to get more stock of these awesome limited edition G4 Challenge accessories. Once these are gone that’s it, so order today!

Stay extra warm this winter!

TSG4

G4 Challenge T Shirt (navy) (specify S, M, L, XL, XXL) ..........................$ 18.95

HSG4

G4 Challenge Hooded Sweat (navy) (specify S, M, L, XL, XXL) ..........................$ 44.95

Exclusive Rovers North Fleece Jackets and Vests Our deluxe heavyweight fleece vests and jackets are designed to keep you warm and comfy all winter long! Polartec® 300 fleece retains maximum body warmth wet or dry. Our fleece clothing is good-looking enough to wear for any occasion. Handmade in Vermont with superior quality and attention to detail. Three large zipper pockets outside and one inside.

Rovers North Fleece Jackets Sizes S-XXL RNFJ05 Red (specify size)...................................................$ 98.50 RNFJ02 Green (specify size)................................................$ 98.50 RNFJ03 Black (specify size) ................................................$ 98.50

Rovers North Fleece Vests Sizes S-XXL RNFV05 Red (specify size)...................................................$ 69.00 RNFV02 Green (specify size)................................................$ 69.00 RNFV03 Black (specify size) ................................................$ 69.00

Genuine Land Rover Hat Sport your true colours with a Land Rover logo hat. Strap adjustment fits most sizes. RNA696 Land Rover Hat..........................................................$ 16.00

Not your ordinary Costa Rican blend, our Genuine gourmet coffee is grown and picked in the exclusive Naranjo region of Costa Rica. Using heritage Land Rovers for harvest, this special coffee is supplied to Land Rover directly from the plantation, ensuring consistently good flavor and freshness. Treat yourself to a cup this winter, or get a complete Rovers North Coffee Kit for yourself or someone special.

Brushed Cotton Hats Rover North Rallye Plate logo on the front with our Land Rover Genuine Parts Support logo on the rear. RNH05R RN Hot Red Brushed Cotton Hat ..................$ 17.50 RNH05Y RN Borego Yellow Brushed Cotton Hat ........$ 17.50 RNH05SB RN Steel Blue Brushed Cotton Hat ...............$ 17.50

Beat The Rain With Our Waxed Cotton Hats

RNC845 RNC811 RNC812 ATF API ADC16 GLC10 RNF263

10w-40 Engine Oil, 100% synthetic - quart ............$ 6.50 75w-90 Gear Oil, 100% synthetic - quart................$ 8.50 75w-90 Gear Oil, 100% synthetic - gallon ..............$ 32.50 ATF, Trans and PS Oil, 100% synthetic - quart ........$ 8.50 Fuel Performance Additive for petrol engines (treats 160 gal)...............................$ 7.50 Diesel All Season Performance Fuel Additive (treats 100 gal) .................................$ 6.00 Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease ..............................$ 4.50 Amsoil Performance Oil Filter, Def 90, 110 V8 .......$ 14.00

Get a taste of Rovers North Country

RNS0016 Genuine VT Maple Syrup 16 oz ..............................$ 8.50 RNS0064 Genuine VT Maple Syrup 64 oz. .............................$ 24.50

Jackall, 48” tall.............$ 69.50

Jackall Bag Our exclusive Jackall Bag is constructed of heavy duty reinforced padded nylon twill with two way zippers and cordura handles. Protect your Jackall when not in use. RNA9111 Jackall Bag

Rovers North Recovery Kit We’ve assembled what we consider to be the basic elements any Land Rover should have onboard at all times, whether on the road or off. Our exclusive Recovery Kit includes our beefy 2” reinforced double loop 30’ tow strap, two heavyweight steel shackles, leatherlined Land Rover gloves and durable recovery bag for convenient storage under the seat. RNR1000 RN Recovery Kit..............$ 99.00

............$ 39.00

Jackall Adapter Fits into the jack receptacles that are located on the Rovers North Sill Protectors and ZBar and ARB bumpers. This adapter provides the safest way to jack up your Land Rover on uneven terrain. Don’t risk damaging your sills, or worse! RNA908

Jackall adapter............$ 45.00

Tool Roll Perfect for any vehicle! Heavy duty canvas duck material with 25 pockets to carry a variety of tools, and two pull straps to secure roll when stowed. 14 1/4” x 27” flat size. DOES NOT INCLUDE TOOLS SHOWN. RNTR02 Rovers North Tool Roll..............$ 29.95

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32.00 32.00 32.00

RNH04G Green waxed cotton.........$ 17.50 ea RNH04K Buckskin waxed cotton....$ 17.50 ea

RNA901

Amsoil’s superior performance provides up to four times the protection of conventional and other synthetic oils. Formulated for use in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Amsoil offers the most advanced fuel efficient synthetic lubricants on the market. Increase power, fuel mileage and virtually eliminate wear in your Land Rover.

8.95 10.00

Rover North Rally Plate logo on the front with our Land Rover Genuine Parts Support logo on the rear. Awesome quality, perfect for wet weather.

A rugged, powerful, all-purpose tool that can lift, pull, push or hoist up to 8,000 lbs. It is ideal for self recovery and is widely recommended as an essential component of an off-road vehicle’s kit. 48" tall.

100% Synthetic Advanced Lubricants

RNA0211 Land Rover Dark Roast Ground Coffee, 10oz can ...$ RNA0111 Genuine Land Rover Mug .......................................$ Rovers North Coffee Kit (as shown above) RNA0211R Coffee, Genuine Mug, and red Travel Mug .............$ RNA0211S Coffee, Genuine Mug, and stainless Travel Mug .....$ RNA0211Y Coffee, Genuine Mug, and yellow Travel Mug..........$

Don’t be confused by the package; this is not a quart of motor oil! Enjoy a taste of Vermont with our locally harvested Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup. Whether on pancakes, waffles, French toast, in a cup of delicious Land Rover Coffee, or your own creation, this delicious Maple Syrup is the perfect addition. Made down the road from us in Westford.

Jackall

Amsoil Products

Land Rover Coffee Genuine Land Rover Coffee direct from Costa Rica


at tremendous savings.

Thousands of parts available

Les’ Loft Treasures

ITEM NO

You know the drill! Les has rummaged through his loft and found more Land Rover parts treasures! We can’t fit everything on this page, so check out the full listing of items online at www.roversnorth.com. Some parts are new old stock, others are just a little dusty, some unusual and unique, but all very Land Rover. All are priced to move, so act quickly as these parts will be sold fast. The Loft is always filled with plenty of great deals. Take a peek, find the part you always dreamed of, needed, or just have to have, and call today! The availability of parts on this list is limited to in-stock items only. ITEM NO

DESCRIPTION

RETAIL

SPECIAL SER DEF RR DISC

1408E . . . . . . . . . . . .Rebuilt Speedo 7.50x16 Ea . . . . . . .Core Charge $50.00 . . . . . . . . . .179.00 . . . . . . .139.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 18250 . . . . . . . . . . . .Warn Winch Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.08 . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 239567 . . . . . . . . . . .Ammeter Series II . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Positive Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00 . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 243297N . . . . . . . . . .Wheel Cyl LHF 88” LHR 109” . . . . .Lucas / Girling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.17 . . . . . . . .19.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 2562 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wire Rope 5/16” X 150’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175.00 . . . . . . . .89.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 266684N . . . . . . . . .Rebuild Kit Frt 109” W/C . . . . . . . . .Non-Genuine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.00 . . . . . . . .12.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 27110 . . . . . . . . . . . .Wire Rope Warn Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138.67 . . . . . . . .89.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 276719 . . . . . . . . . . .Halfshaft RH Front Inner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209.01 . . . . . . .129.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 31719 . . . . . . . . . . . .Starter Switch Ex-M.O.D., Series IIA w/o Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . 320726X . . . . . . . . . .Seat Bttm Centre Flat Bl . . . . . . . . .Damaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 3230020X . . . . . . . . .ARB Bumper Range Rover, Damaged w/o Winch Mounts . . . . .695.00 . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 330144G . . . . . . . . .Cover Plate LHf Wing . . . . . . . . . . .Galvanized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.00 . . . . . . . .15.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 330969N . . . . . . . . . .Seat Assy Rear Bench, Grey, Series & D90, Non-Gen . . . . . . . . .120.00 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . 331372AG . . . . . . . .3/4 Canvas 88 Grn W/Wndw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,027.40 . . . . . .559.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 332565 . . . . . . . . . . .Protection Strip Rear Dr . . . . . . . . .Series IIA & III 88” . . . . . . . . . . .10.95 . . . . . . . . .8.95 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 335379 . . . . . . . . . . .Bonnet Strip Air Portabl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.50 . . . . . . . . .8.95 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 337802 . . . . . . . . . . .Door Latch w/Lock IIA, LH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106.92 . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 337938 . . . . . . . . . . .Sill Panel RH Rear 88” . . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 346535 . . . . . . . . . . .Vent Demister Ser III . . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.75 . . . . . . . . .3.95 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 347483 . . . . . . . . . . .Door Assm LH 109” Middle . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .975.00 . . . . . . . .295 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 347523 . . . . . . . . . . .Edge Trim Ser III Dash . . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.00 . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 348851 . . . . . . . . . . .Seat Box Lid Aux Fuel . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 348859 . . . . . . . . . . .Lid Seatbase Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.50 . . . . . . . .29.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 37609 . . . . . . . . . . . .Warn Drivng/Spot Lamp Kit w/Two Lamps, Harness Plus . . . . . . .489.00 . . . . . . .359.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 38302 . . . . . . . . . . . .Lens PIAA 80 Pro XT . . . . . . . . . . . .Clear Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.00 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 395014NOS . . . . . . .Wing Panel RH Top/Inner . . . . . . .New/Old Stock Late Series . .395.00 . . . . . . .195.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 395060 . . . . . . . . . . .Bracket Interior Mirror . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.50 . . . . . . . . .3.99 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 395191PMA . . . . . .Cover Door Latch RH Frt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.03 . . . . . . . .11.95 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 395507 . . . . . . . . . . .Parcel Tray RHD Ser III . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.25 . . . . . . . . .7.99 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 395653 . . . . . . . . . . .Door Latch LH Middle IIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.54 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 398816 . . . . . . . . . . .Door Top Assembly LH . . . . . . . . . .101 Forward Control . . . . . . . . .509.85 . . . . . . .295.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 500909 . . . . . . . . . . .Wiper Motor 24V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Independent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00 . . . . . . . .75.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 501391 . . . . . . . . . . .2nd Leaf 109” Rear Sprng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57.72 . . . . . . . .19.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 512359 . . . . . . . . . . .Horn Contact Early IIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.75 . . . . . . . .12.95 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 519753 . . . . . . . . . . .Slip Ring Horn Contact . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.50 . . . . . . . .11.95 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 519827 . . . . . . . . . . .Gauge Cluster Early IIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142.83 . . . . . . .129.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 531888A . . . . . . . . . .Backing Plate Assm LH RR . . . . . .109” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 531889A . . . . . . . . . .Backing Plate Assm RH RR . . . . .109” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 532809X . . . . . . . . . .Lamp Assm Stop/Tail IIA . . . . . . . .Missing Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 536113 . . . . . . . . . . .Headlamp Assembly LHD . . . . .Amber Duplux Bulb Ser IIA . . .45.00 . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 536275 . . . . . . . . . . .Piston 2.6 Ltr .040” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158.05 . . . . . . . .89.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 552080NOS . . . . . . .Frt Bumper Military Spec . . . . . . .New/Old Stock IIA & III . . . . .129.00 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 552619 . . . . . . . . . . .Lamp Assy Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ex-Mod Dash Mount . . . . . . . . .18.50 . . . . . . . .15.95 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 561889NT . . . . . . . .Hub Assem Early IIA . . . . . . . . . . .New Take-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 569606A . . . . . . . . . .Switch Plate Assembly . . . . . . . . . .Servo Assist Brake Pedal . . . .57.75 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 571761 . . . . . . . . . . .Stub Axle Drive Flange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266.45 . . . . . . .219.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 571896 . . . . . . . . . . .Halfshaft & Cv Joint LHF . . . . . . . .Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680.86 . . . . . . .299.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 575396 . . . . . . . . . . .Warning Lamp Fuel Level . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.50 . . . . . . . . .8.99 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 575601 . . . . . . . . . . .Fuel Tank Early Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578.92 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 576583K . . . . . . . . . .Sph Top Pin Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Series IIA & III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 576844NT . . . . . . . .Hub W/Stud Ser III . . . . . . . . . . . . .New/Take-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 587468 . . . . . . . . . . .Fan Belt 2.6l Viscous . . . . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.00 . . . . . . . . .6.99 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 589137 . . . . . . . . . . .Gauge Oil Press Bi-Therm . . . . . . .NLA LRUK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . . .69.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 591278 . . . . . . . . . . .Prop Shaft 109 1 Ton Frt . . . . . . . . .Ser III Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . . . .592.25 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 591283 . . . . . . . . . . .Prop Shaft Rear 2.6L SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546.25 . . . . . . .199.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 598104 . . . . . . . . . . .Exhaust Manifold 4D Late . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282.22 . . . . . . .199.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 599488N . . . . . . . . . .Ball Joint RH Threaded . . . . . . . . .101 F.C. Non-Genuine . . . . . . . .55.00 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 599496 . . . . . . . . . . .Ball Joint RH Threaded . . . . . . . . .101 Forward Control . . . . . . . . .221.45 . . . . . . .149.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 599497 . . . . . . . . . . .Ball Joint LH Threaded . . . . . . . .101 Forward Control . . . . . . . . .221.45 . . . . . . .149.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 599531 . . . . . . . . . . .Axle Shaft/LH Air Portab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268.60 . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 600855U . . . . . . . . . .Used Lens Clear Glass . . . . . . . . . .Ex. M.O.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.06 . . . . . . . . .9.95 . . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . 602165 . . . . . . . . . . .Valve Exhaust Early V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.78 . . . . . . . .12.95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 606662 . . . . . . . . . . .Half Shaft RH Front Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254.26 . . . . . . .199.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 606665 . . . . . . . . . . .CV Joint Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280.56 . . . . . . .219.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 606695NOS . . . . . . .Caliper LH Rear, New/Old Stock Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.00 . . . . . . .100.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . 608220 . . . . . . . . . . .Lens Reverse Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.50 . . . . . . . .16.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 72146 . . . . . . . . . . . .Hella Headlamp Retangular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.00 . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 79382 . . . . . . . . . . . .Lens Assm Rallye 3000 . . . . . . . . . .Driving Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.00 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X 90575072 . . . . . . . . .Wire Lead Rear Crossmmbr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.03 . . . . . . . . .8.95 . . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . 90575201 . . . . . . . . .Horn Button Late IIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65.00 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . AAU1079NT . . . . . .Lens Stop/Tail Ex Mod . . . . . . . . . .New/Take-Off Plastic . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . . . . .15.95 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . AAU1079U . . . . . . .Used Lens Red Plastic . . . . . . . . . .Ex. M.O.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.87 . . . . . . . . .9.95 . . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . ADF710030 . . . . . . .Tunnel Assy Main Floor . . . . . . . . .2.5 200/300 Tdi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487.34 . . . . . . .199.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AEU1375NT . . . . . .Lens Front Park Ex Mod . . . . . . . . .New/Take-Off Plastic . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . . . . .15.95 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . AEU1718 . . . . . . . . .Caliper Assem RH Front . . . . . . . .Range Rover Non-ABS . . . . .396.60 . . . . . . .295.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .

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RETAIL

SPECIAL SER DEF RR DISC

AEU2496U . . . . . . . .Backing Plate Assm RH . . . . . . . . .Used Defender 110 . . . . . . . . .100.00 . . . . . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AEU2497U . . . . . . . .Backing Plate Assm LH . . . . . . . . .Used Defender 110 . . . . . . . . .100.00 . . . . . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AEU3063 . . . . . . . . .Condensor Assy Air Con. . . . . . . .Range Rover ‘83 . . . . . . . . . . . . .582.26 . . . . . . .465.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . AKM8153 . . . . . . . .Owners Manual Supplement . . . .Series III & 109” w/V8 . . . . . . . .30.80 . . . . . . . .15.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . ALP0002 . . . . . . . . .Aux Lamp Pod W/Lamps . . . . . . . .Defender 90/110 . . . . . . . . . . . . .295.00 . . . . . . .225.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ALP1000 . . . . . . . . .Wire Harness Lamp Pod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . . .99.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ALR3490 . . . . . . . . .Valance & Wheelarch RHF . . . . .Range Rover 1992-94 . . . . . . . .762.91 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ALR5693 . . . . . . . . .Carrier Spare Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . .Rear Door Fixed, Disco I . . . .84.76 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X ALR8218 . . . . . . . . .Door Assembly RH Rear . . . . . . . .Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .735.76 . . . . . . .499.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ALR8324 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Kit LH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Defender 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,024.94 . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AMR1266 . . . . . . . .Instrument Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .‘95 Range Rover Classic . . . . .472.70 . . . . . . .369.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . AMR1910 . . . . . . . .Harness Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539.20 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AMR3053 . . . . . . . .CD Changer Discovery . . . . . . . . . .NLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535.76 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X AMR3443 . . . . . . . .Clock Analogue Round . . . . . . . . .Defender 90/110 . . . . . . . . . . . . .88.13 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . AMR3728 . . . . . . . .Electronic Control Unit . . . . . . . . . . .4.2 Litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,839.37 . . . . .1,095.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . AMR3954 . . . . . . . .Lamp Assembly LH Rear . . . . . . . .Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.93 . . . . . . . .45.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X AMR4101 . . . . . . . .Lamp Assembly LH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.05 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . AMR5150X . . . . . . .Lamp Assm LH Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .Disco ‘96 MY, Damaged . . . . . .25.00 . . . . . . . .25.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X AMR5495 . . . . . . . .ECU Gearbox 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-NAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,024.85 . . . . . .599.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . AMR6661 . . . . . . . .Engine Harness 65 Amp . . . . . . . . .Defender 90/110 300 Tdi . . . . .918.59 . . . . . . .399.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ANR2618 . . . . . . . . .Bracket Tow Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RR 4.0/4.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.41 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ARM3 . . . . . . . . . . . .Mirror Arm Fixed Type . . . . . . . .5 1/2” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.50 . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . AWR1050LOY . . . .Carpet Lower Tailgate . . . . . . . . .RR 4.0/4.6, Grey . . . . . . . . . . . . .150.08 . . . . . . . .99.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . B187 . . . . . . . . . . . .Beam 48” Jackall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.00 . . . . . . . .23.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . BC91NLX . . . . . . . .Damaged Roof Backet Nylon . . . .Brownchurch Full Length . . . .50.00 . . . . . . . .50.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . .X . . . X BOOK4624 . . . . . . .Handbook Ex-Mod IIA . . . . . . . . . .24 Volt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.50 . . . . . . . .14.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . BOOK58 . . . . . . . . . .Land Rover: Simply The Best . . . .by Martin Hodder . . . . . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . . . . .25.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . BTR7940PUK . . . . .Decal Tailgate Basalt . . . . . . . . . . .RR 4.0/4.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.22 . . . . . . . . .35.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . BTR8654SUC . . . . .Casing Rear Door Trim . . . . . . . . . .Discovery, No Speaker . . . . . .132.32 . . . . . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X CDU1268 . . . . . . . . .Oil Filter 1800 Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freelander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.27 . . . . . . . . .5.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . CHAS23 . . . . . . . . . .Rear Frame Member Ex.Mod . . . .Non-Galvanized . . . . . . . . . . . . .180.25 . . . . . . .159.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . CHAS23+16 . . . . . .Rear X-Member Ex M.O.D. 88”, Non-Galvanized w/16” ext . . . .229.00 . . . . . . .199.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . CHAS37 . . . . . . . . . .Repair Panel RH Seatbase . . . . . .Series IIA & III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . CHAS38 . . . . . . . . . .Repair Panel LH Seatbase . . . . . .Series IIA & III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . . . . .39.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . D90RS05 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .N/T Green Plain Sides . . . . . . .595.00 . . . . . . .299.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS07 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90, N/T Primed w/Wndw Cutouts . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .299.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS08 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain Side Blue . . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .299.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS09 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain Side Blue . . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .350.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS10 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain Side Blue . . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .350.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS11 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plaine Side Blue . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .350.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RS13 . . . . . . . . .Roof Side Pair Defndr 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain Side Red . . . . . . . . .495.00 . . . . . . .350.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT01 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used W/Sunroof & Alpine . .1,642.85 . . . . .1,595.00 . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT03 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain w/o windows . . . .1,436.85 . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT07 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,024.85 . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT08 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Ribbed Plain . . . . . . . . . . .978.50 . . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT09 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Plain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,024.85 . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT10 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Ribbed Plain . . . . . . . . . . .978.50 . . . . . . .799.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . D90RT11 . . . . . . . . .Roof Panel Defender 90 . . . . . . . .Used Ribbed Plain . . . . . . . . . . .978.50 . . . . . . .850.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DDS1009 . . . . . . . . .Used Defender Door Set . . . . . . .Middle Door Pair Blue . . . . . .1,255.00 . . . . . .995.00 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . DFA1001 . . . . . . . . .Used Front Axle Assembly . . . . . .Defender 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,195.00 . . . . . .995.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DFP1001 . . . . . . . . .Used Defender Front Panel . . . . . .w/Grille, Brkt & Stays . . . . . . . .95.00 . . . . . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DFP1002 . . . . . . . . .Used Defender Front Panel . . . . . .w/Grille, Brkt & Stays . . . . . . . .95.00 . . . . . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DIFF03 . . . . . . . . . . .Differential Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RR 4.0/4.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200.85 . . . . . . .159.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . DL108 . . . . . . . . . . . .Rear Fog Lamp Hella . . . . . . . . . . . .Waterproof Type Ex-MOD . . . .79.00 . . . . . . . .59.00 . . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . DLM114L . . . . . . . . .Lamp Mount LH Roll Cage . . . . . . .Defender 90/110 . . . . . . . . . . . . .99.14 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DLM114R . . . . . . . .Lamp Mount RH Roll Cage . . . . . .Defender 90/110 . . . . . . . . . . . . .99.14 . . . . . . . .49.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . DRC8069 . . . . . . . . .Control Unit Central Loc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157.68 . . . . . . . .39.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . DRD1004 . . . . . . . . .Defender Rear Door Td5 . . . . . . . .New/Take-Off w/crl lock . . .1,695.00 . . . . .1,200.00 . . . .X . . .X . . . .. . . . . DXC100210 . . . . . . .Stoneguard Front Bumper . . . . . . .Discovery II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.70 . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X EED101220 . . . . . . .Sunroof Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RRP38A 4.0/4.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,162.63 . . . . . .959.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ERC1265 . . . . . . . . .Oil Filter 101 Fwd Cntrl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.54 . . . . . . . .13.50 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . ERR4060R . . . . . . . .Crankshaft 3.9 Litre V-8 . . . . . . . . . .Reconditioned . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450.00 . . . . . . .350.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . .X . . . X ERR4419 . . . . . . . . .Pump Fuel Injection . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Tdi Non-EGR . . . . . . . . . . .3,439.17 . . . . .1,995.00 . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ERR4802 . . . . . . . . .Turbocharger 300 Tdi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,547.81 . . . . .1,239.00 . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ERR599 . . . . . . . . . .Connecting Rod 4 Cyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190.24 . . . . . . . .99.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . ERR623 . . . . . . . . . .ECU 300 Tdi EGR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Defender 90/110 . . . . . . . . . . . .1,051.38 . . . . . .599.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ERR6269X . . . . . . . .Coil Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .w/one Broken Wire Cap . . . . .560.00 . . . . . . .499.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ERR7354 . . . . . . . . .Sensor Engine Crank 4.0L . . . . . . .Automatic Trans . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.78 . . . . . . . .19.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . X ESR1313 . . . . . . . . .Silencer Defender 110NAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .637.57 . . . . . . .519.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ESR2390 . . . . . . . . .Exhaust Assm Inter/Rear . . . . . . . .Discovery I w/300 Tdi . . . . . . . .231.75 . . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X ESR3059 . . . . . . . . .Catalyst Downpipe/”Y” . . . . . . . . .Range Rover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,348.24 . . . . .1,195.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . . ETC5958 . . . . . . . . . .Housing Thermostat Upper . . . . . .200 Tdi with A/C . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.99 . . . . . . . .29.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . ETC6444 . . . . . . . . . .Intake Manifold V-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .968.55 . . . . . . . .639 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .X . . . X ETC7819 . . . . . . . . . .Head Gasket Steel Type . . . . . . . .3.9L V-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.39 . . . . . . . . .8.99 . . . . . . . . . . .X . . .X . . . X FAB109230SUC . . .Facia Dash Assm LHD . . . . . . .Discovery II w/Wood Trim . .1,513.62 . . . . . .599.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . X FRC2075NOS . . . . .Housing LH Swivel Ball . . . . . . . . .New / Old Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . .97.85 . . . . . . . .69.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . . FRC2454U . . . . . . . .Axle Shaft RH Rear Used . . . . . . .Defender 110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.00 . . . . . . . .59.00 . . . . . . . . . .X . . . .. . . . . FRC4397R . . . . . . . .Recond Axle Assm 109” LHD . . . .Series III 4cyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,642.85 . . . . . .995.00 . . . . .X . . . . . . . .. . . . .

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Behind The Steering Wheel

extra time to view the island’s vistas and lighthouse, which meant additional travel on washboard dirt roads or tarmac that resembled the city streets in “Volcano.” While they bounded into the Land Rover when we started, they crawled out of it when we arrived at their motel. For better or for worse, the trip is etched into their memories. I know they’ll want another ride someday. ________ P ________

A Land Rover owner from the Chicago area was once interviewed in a local newspaper. There, he noted that every Series Land Rover owner traveled with a screwdriver and $1,000 in cash. The screwdriver was in case of a running repair; the cash was in case you saw one at the side of the road needing a new home. By Jeffrey Aronson One of the great delights of Land Rover enthusiasm is the opportunity to introduce newcomers to Land Rovers. My latest opportunity came when visitors arrived to this island off the coast of Maine and found themselves in the QE I, my ‘66 Series II-A. One evening, I bartended at a local restaurant. As is many parts of the US, summer weather this year would tax the most avid of vacationers. Off the coast of Maine, it meant day after day of gloomy fog and misty weather that drove considerable business to the bar. A lot – a lot – of people complained about their ruined vacations. During the very busy evening, one couple seemed to enjoy everything – the lobsters, the ambiance, and each other’s company – enormously, despite the weather. Happily, they returned the next night and spent some time at the bar. She was Amy Fairchild, a singer-songwriter from Boston whose garnering considerable attention [catch a song from her latest CD at www.amyfairchild.com]. He was Adam Steinberg, a guitarist and Grammy Award winning producer with The Dixie Chicks. They had arrived on the island on foot and rented an old sedan at the local motel. The fog and mist dampened their enthusiasm for sightseeing; looking to revive their interest, I invited them to an afternoon party and lobster feed the next day. I could think of no better way to show off the island than from the rear tub of the II-A. “A Land Rover? I’ve always liked them but I’ve never been in one,” said Adam. The next afternoon, I drove to the motel to pick up Amy and Adam. At first, they thought of taking the rental car in case they wanted to leave the party early – then they saw the II-A. Despite the tatty condition of my II-A, it still looked appealing with the soft top sides and rear rolled up for perfect viewing. They exited the rental and Amy said “we’d be crazy not to ride around in a cool car like that” and jumped over the tailgate of the QE I. Series Land Rovers have many appealing qualities, but ride comfort is not one of them, particularly as I have heavy duty springs on my 88” [no, I’m not pretending to be anything – the car came with them 12 years ago]. Our paved roads are pretty rough, but our dirt roads are far worse. Naturally, the tour took us over a few miles of dirt roads; the short wheelbase, incessant pitching and harsh springs made them feel as though they sat inside a working washing machine. Amy whacked her head against the rear hoop set support and Adam held onto the jump seat, and Amy, for dear life. When we arrived at the party, they stepped gingerly out of the Land Rover on onto terra firma. The party went great but we then had to confront the ride back to the village. Once again, they bounded into the Land Rover, but this time, grasped the hoop set support rails firmly and braced themselves as if they were headed down a waterslide at Six Flags. We took some

I consider the most essential tool for a Land Rover to be a Jackall jack. Mine, purchased over a decade ago from Rovers North, has performed yeoman service with only light oil cleaning. With a Jackall, you can elevate the car to change a tire or place brush or fill under a tire that’s spinning uselessly. You can use it as a comealong to winch the car out of mud. If you’re stuck in a rut, or cross axled, you can raise the car in the air, and then push it to one side toppling it out of the rut. The Jackall is neither light nor easy to use, and it must be treated with respect. The handle of a Jackall, under load from the weight of a Series Rover, can be dangerous or even lethal. Still, it proved its utility this summer when I went off into the fields of this island town to collect free trees for winter wood. The trees had been cut to four foot lengths for me, but they were heavy and huge in diameter. As I approached the trees in the II-A, I wondered how I would muscle them onto the tailgate of the Land Rover without ruining my back. You could barely get an arm around the logs, let alone lift them onto the tailgate and them push them forward up to the rear bulkhead. If I couldn’t lift them, the Jackall could do it for me. Using the Jackall, I was able to raise one end of the log to the height of the tailgate. Bracing the jack, I backed the car under the log and then lowered the end onto the tailgate. Now I had to figure out how to push the log forward into the rear tub. You couldn’t push it, but using a tow strap I could arrange the Jackall as a comealong and then move the log up and forward. Once it moved as far forward as it could, the Jackall and tow strap together lifted the back end of the log up high enough to permit a final shove into the Land Rover. One more tree trunk was all the Land Rover could carry, and after my exertions, all I could handle. I drove slowly to my house, a few miles away, where I tied off the rear of the logs with the tow strap and moved the car forward. As I did, the huge logs fell to the ground. Without the Jackall, they’d still be lying in the neighbor’s fields, rotting away. Check out page 14 to order your own Jackall – this is a great purchase and every Land Rover should have one. Also take a look at the nifty Jackall storage bag that Rovers North has just introduced. ________ P ________

Drive long enough on road or off road and eventually you’ll collect auto accident stories. My II-A has tapped a few trees off road and battled a horse on the road, and is still running. In June, the British newspaper The Daily Express ran a feature story from the Department of Transport on auto crash safety in Britain. Rather than statistics from laboratory conditions, as from the US National Highway Safety Administration, this study examined information from actual road accidents. It will be no surprise that the two top vehicles for crash safety in the 4x4 category were the Land Rover Defender 90 and the Range Rover. A Land Rover spokesman said “Basically we build our

Defender, Discovery and Range Rover to be as tough as old boots.” You can find full details at the following link: www.translate.dft.gov.uk. Thanks to an alert reader for sending this article to us. ________ P ________

Joseph B. White, a Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote in August that “for many consumers, luxury means an absence of hassle and inconvenience.” Luxury once meant that absence of hassle, for the wealthy had a corps of servants to deal with life's inconveniences. Today, however, luxury often relates to time. Something becomes a hassle or inconvenience when you don’t have the time to deal with it. That’s an interesting definition of luxury and presents Land Rover with a challenge. As White noted, many luxury brands offer free maintenance on new vehicles for a long period of time. Thus you must now engineer a vehicle that does not require maintenance. This leads to sealed up parts and components machined without adjustment. Engineering for luxury will conflict with engineering for utility. The latter embodies what Land Rover used to call its “marque values.” At a simple level, this could be seen in the use of an oil bath filter, a permanent part in which the replacement was motor oil rather than a unique, unobtainable paper filter. Or for another example, if you housed your car’s ball joints in a metal sphere that bathed the critical bushing in gear oil, e.g., your Land Rover swivel ball, you also provided numerous shims so that the inevitable wear could be accommodated before you had to replace the part. And if something warranted replacement, it was usually a component within the swivel ball, not the entire swivel ball itself. This overall approach worked as well for Jaguar XJ-6s and older Mercedes as it did for Land Rover. I consider it a luxury to have cars that are infinitely repairable – restorer Lanny Clark once said that “the only Land Rover you can’t rebuild is one that’s stolen or burned up.” To be freed of another time commitment, such as an appointment at a repair shop, seems luxurious to me. Autonomy from the tyranny of a dealer’s service bay feels very good. Unfortunately, when you engineer a car for luxury, and price it accordingly, you’re engineering for isolation, quietude, comfort and elegance. Once wear begins on a component, you risk noise and vibration, which breaks the illusion of luxury. When you, or more likely your staff, had a lot of time, you adjusted the car’s parts to remove the noise. If you can’t build in adjustment, then you must design and build to closer tolerances. Now you must replace the component because it has not adjustment. Engineering for luxury also means that components are designed differently and they require specialty tools or equipment for removal. You must return to the dealer, or to an independent shop. for service. That's a great profit tool for dealers–- unless the dealer doesn't have enough service bays or technicians to get customers in and out in a reasonable time. Once you build and staff the extra service bays, you need to keep them occupied with paying customers. Guess what that might do for future engineering. In a small way, you see this in the engineering decisions for the Defender. I’m still in love with Defenders; wandering around the dealer display of a Defender 130 Double Cab, sitting inside, and riding in a Tdi Defender 110 Station Wagon only confirmed my lust. Contemporary Defenders have electric windows, a marketing must for today’s consumers but a frightening concept to enthusiasts who lived with old Lucas electrics. Series Land Rovers had sliding win-

dow glass for the same reasons that sports cars had side curtains: you could design simple doors, add to shoulder and hip room, and keep everything lightweight. When the Land Rover 90 and 110 models became Defenders, the doors had to meet impact standards anyway and now they had manual winder mechanisms inside. An electric motor should be far simpler to design and install than a winder, so they make sense – provided they work every time. Ah, there’s the rub. Electric motors don’t like moisture, so the door and window seal must be tight and remain tight for many years. If Solihull can accept criticism, it must know that watertight construction and assembly seems to elude the company. We’re heading for the kind of trouble that satirist P.J. O’Rourke captured when he lauded a Discovery I as “...the kind of car you could drive through a monsoon across India without incident, but being a Land Rover, would refuse to raise its window after entering the car wash.” Now you have to design and construct a door as a structural component, not as water and mud protection for the occupants’ legs. Add together the thousands of components in a contemporary car and you must now design and construct a very different automobile than you once did, particularly if you’re Land Rover. Return to the door for a moment – it’s hard to build and fit a door by hand to the tolerances necessary to assure dry electrics inside. Large rubber or felt seals alone won’t do the trick. You need to machine the door differently. The doors are just the beginning. The modern Defender has the same electronic throttle control, ABS, ETC, and similar driving aids as the Discovery. My ‘66 Series II-A has three fuses – and one of them is a spare. Even the Range Rover Classic and Discovery Series I have huge fuse boxes hinting at many circuits. Want to know what’s most in the way of the return of, even the continuation of, the Defender? Look in the mirror – it’s ourselves as consumers. ________ P ________

Many Land Rover enthusiasts remain ambivalent about the Freelander. What’s Land Rover doing manufacturing a car? Certainly, the small SUV market can be a cash cow for auto companies and the Freelander sells in numbers that Land Rover could only dream about in decades past. Solihull produces over 100,000 cars annually when it used to manufacture barely 25,000 in the ‘60s. The Freelander is also a great platform on which to attach a lot of high profit accessories, such as interior goodies, sound systems, and exterior gimmicks. Relive the glory years and you must remember that Rover cars provided many of the initial parts for early Series Rovers. Rover engineers routinely switched between the passenger car lines, such as the P4-5 and P6 models, and the Land Rover and Range Rover models. Profits from the Land Rover were often higher than those from the car models, and the demands of the auto market meant that engineering and design expertise had to focus on the car lines. Still, Rover proved to be a remarkable parent for the Land Rover and many of the values we associate with the Land Rover came from the heritage of Rover cars. It will be interesting to see if the demands of the Freelander market help with or hinder the development of the planned small Discovery and/or Range Rover Lite models – and of course, our beloved Defenders.

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The Mystified Inner Workings of the Range Rover Air Suspension System - Part Two by Mike Koch Part 2 of a Series In the last issue we began with an overview of the Air Suspension System, including a comprehensive description of components and features. We will now continue with the description and look at the system operation before examining at the front suspension in greater detail. High ride height This position is used to improve approach and departure angles and when wading. When at standard ride height, pressing the up switch will select high ride height provided the road speed is below 56 km/h (35 mph). The high ride height indicator will flash during the height change. When the change is complete the indicator will remain constantly illuminated, and standard ride height indicator will be extinguished. The indicator in the instrument pack will also be illuminated. If speed exceeds 56 km/h (35 mph), the vehicle will return to standard profile.

mode before securing to transporter. If the engine cannot be run and the vehicle is not in access mode, the vehicle can be transported, but it must be secured to the transporter by the roadwheels, not the chassis. SYSTEM OPERATION Numbers refer to the pneumatic circuit diagram shown below. Air is drawn through the inlet filter (1) to the compressor (2), where it is compressed to 10 ± 0,5 bar (145 ± 7.25 lbf/in2). Compressed air passes to the air dryer (3) where moisture is removed as it flows through the dryer dessicant. The dessicant in the lower portion of the dryer becomes wet. Dried air passes through a non-return valve NRV1 to the reservoir (4).

FRONT SUSPENSION The front suspension design on the Range Rover P38A allows maximum wheel travel and axle articulation, providing good ground clearance without loss of traction or directional stability. Near constant ride frequency under all load conditions is achieved by utilizing advancements in suspension geometry complemented to control and operation of the air suspension system. Long front radius arms (1) are fitted to the front axle (7) and provide maximum axle articulation which is vital for off road performance. The radius arm, comprising a forged steel link with twin front mountings using ferrule rubber bushes, is secured to fabricated mounting brackets welded to the front axle. Flexible rubber bushes are used on a stem end joint to secure the rear of the radius arm to a mounting on the chassis cross member as shown in the diagram below. The vehicle height sensors are also linked to the front radius arms; for full details of the height settings.

Pneumatic Circuit Diagram

Extended ride height This position is achieved if chassis is grounded leaving wheel or wheels unsupported. Initial ECU reaction is to lower (deflate) affected springs. After a timed period the ECU detects no height change, it therefore reinflates springs to extended profile in an attempt to regain traction. The position will be held for 10 minutes, after which time the vehicle will automatically return to standard ride height. Pressing the down switch will lower vehicle 20 mm to high profile. If vehicle speed exceeds 56 km/h (35 mph) the vehicle will immediately lower to standard ride height. This speed could be achieved, for example, by wheelspin. VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION New vehicles are transported from the factory with the EAS system electronically “frozen” in access mode. When road speed exceeds 40 km/h (25 mph), the vehicle will rise to low ride height. It will return to access mode if speed falls below 38.4 km/h (24 mph).This condition is cancelled at predelivery inspection, by entering the appropriate command via appropriate diagnostic software. Vehicle transportation/recovery CAUTION: When an air suspension vehicle is secured to a transporter using the chassis lashing eyes, there is a possibility due to air leakage, self levelling or operation of ride height controls that the tension of the securing straps will be lost. To prevent this the ride height should be set to access

The 3 non-return valves (NRV1-3) ensure correct air flow . They also prevent loss of spring pressure if total loss of reservoir pressure occurs.

A panhard rod (2), which ensures that the axle remains centrally located, is fitted transversely and also uses ferrule rubber bush mountings at both axle and chassis locations. An anti-roll bar (5) is fitted to the front axle to control

The pressure switch (5) maintains system pressure between set limits by switching on and off the compressor via an Front axle suspension ECU controlled relay. For air to be admitted to an air spring (10), the inlet valve (7) must be energised together with the relevant air spring solenoid valve (9).

body roll and directional stability. Two rubber bearing bushes, with retaining straps, secure the anti-roll bar to the front axle, while ball jointed links, suspended from the chassis, support the rear of the anti-roll bar. Conventional telescopic shock absorbers (3), used to control body movement, are secured to fabricated towers which are welded to the chassis. The upper fixing uses a single retaining bolt passing through a flexible rubber bush. The lower fixing of the shock absorber comprises of a stem type mounting with two flexible rubber bushes and support washers secured to an axle mounting by a single retaining nut. Cellular foam bump stops (4) are fitted under the chassis adjacent to the air springs (6) and prevent possible damage that could occur should there be excessive axle to chassis movement. Should there be a loss of air pressure in the air springs the vehicle can still be driven safely at a speed not exceeding 35 mph (56 km/h) with the bump stops resting on the axle, although this will result in a hard ride. The loss of air pressure should be investigated as soon as possible. The bump stops are “progressive” and will reform from a compressed state when the load is released. Continued in the next issue

1. Radius arms 2. Panhard rod 3. Shock absorbers 4. Bump stops 5. Anti-roll bar 6. Air springs 7. Front axle

For air to be exhausted from an air spring, the exhaust valve (8) must be energised together with the relevant air spring solenoid valve. The solenoid diaphragm valve (12) ensures that all air exhausted to atmosphere passses through the dryer. Exhausted air passes vertically downwards through the dryer. This action purges moisture from the dessicant and regenerates the air dryer. Air is finally exhausted through the system air operated diaphragm valve (13) and to atmosphere through a silencer (14) mounted below the valve block.

Range Rover Front Suspension Layout

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Sightings

Winners

As Land Rover becomes ever more a design icon, Sightings become more and more fun. The unique shapes of the Land Rover signal the marque values that resonate with the American and international public. Movie directors, advertising art directors, and consumers agree if there’s a Land Rover present, you should pay attention.

Justin Green Great Falls, VA

Once again there are superb entries that warrant emptying more of the crockery cupboards at Rovers North. As always, it’s helpful for rookies to review the rules for Sightings – and useful as a reminder for the grizzled Sighting veterans as well.

Reuters wanted to make the point that it’s a great news service, so, what else, they put a Series Land Rover in their print advertising. Steve Roth, Kettering, OH, Myron Erickson, Grand Rapids, MI, Andrew Webb, Ridgewood, NJ, Joe Head, Marion, NC, and Kevin Gurney, New Canaan, CT, spotted the ads. Ford seems pretty proud of its recent acquisitions; in newspaper ads for its centennial, Ford put a Land Rover right on its ad, reports Tom Stonehouse, Alfred, ME.

Rule # 1 - All Sightings receive recognition and our appreciation, but not necessarily a mug. We reward only those Sightings that capture the unique qualities of Land Rovers and their owners, and display them in an distinctive way.

Rule #6 - Psst... if we can’t read you name and address because of atrocious penmanship, we can’t recognize your Sighting nor send you a mug. Psst...E-mail submissions: remember we can't send a mug by e-mail. Send us your real name and shipping address, too. Rule #7 - Grudgingly, very grudgingly, the Editor admits he might make an error. Let me know if you think you’ve been jobbed, but all decisions of the Editor are final. Advertisers adore Land Rovers as they draw attention to any product. David Deojay, Canterbury, CT, can’t tell us what the Wingset catalogue offers, but he does remember that it features two Defender 110s on the cover. Dana McGee, Collierville, TN, spotted a topless Defender 110 in use on a staged safari in South Africa as part of an ad for the national airline. It’s 7o F as I write this Sightings, so a quick nip of Bailey’s Irish Cream would be welcome. Tom Wing, Raleigh, NC, spotted an older Land Rover in a television commercial for Baileys. Lonnie White, Stoutland, MO, wanted us to know he watches PBS where he saw a Military Lightweight on a promo for “Naked Man.” Jim Wolf, Portsmouth, VA, spotted a white Series 109” with “old guys in wetsuits” in a ZOCOR commercial. So, too, did Rich Williams, Redmond, WA, and Dana McGee, Collierville, TN. Jim also noted that a once-famous-now-troubled country and western singer was stopped for alleged drunken driving in Nashville – in her Land Rover. Alaska Airlines and VISA want to send you on an expedition to Australia and New Zealand; to entice you, they put a Series Land Rover in the ad. Sign me up,wrote Todd Svetin, Gig Harbor, WA and Bill Neal, Mercer Island, WA [do you guys know each other?].

Alex Clarke, Pittsford, NY, found a story in the New York Times that showed the rear end of a Freelander in France. Matthew Uva, West Haven, CT, noted that Soldier of Fortune magazine had a photo of a crew cab Defender 127 mislabeled as a “Toyota.” On a cheerier note, New Canaan & Darien had an article on local owners of a ’64 109”, reported Kevin Growney, New Cannan, CT.

The Autosport catalogue knows how to attract scanners and make them consumers. There’s a Land Rover nose peeking out on p. 36. Mason Worley, Renton, WA, Henry Gould, Deerfield Beach, FL., and Eric Karolek, Bolingbrook, IL, found the same catalogue. When the Les Schwab Tire catalogue wanted to show off its awesome wheels, it chose a Range Rover as a model, says Oliver Willoughby, Paul, ID. The promo for the movie Beyond Borders puts Angelina Jolie back in a Defender, according to David Russell, Warner, NH, and William Prillaman, Irvington, VA. Colin Klinton, Beaufort, SC, and Tom Giardino, Williston, VT, found a Discovery Series II in a Discover Card ad.

Rule #3 - At an ever-changing date before publication, we close off the Sightings. If we've mentioned the Sighting in an earlier issue, we won’t mention it again. If you’re new to the family of Land Rover enthusiasts, you may not have seen your Sighting in an earlier issue.

Rule #5 - Sightings that are Land Rover references in books go to our Literary Land Rover editor for mention, but only when space permits.

The coveted Rovers North Sightings Mug

Outside knows how to sell magazines, says Noah Stein, Chatanooga, TN – put a Series Rover on the cover. Greg Liebig, Bel Air, MD, saw the same ad.

Rule #2 - If your Sighting does not really surprise you, it won't surprise us, either, and you won't get a mug. We're delighted, but not surprised, that Land Rovers appear in British television programmes, British publications, films with British themes, and shows about African safaris. You shouldn't be surprised, either, and should consider looking for other ways to get a coffee mug.

Rule #4 - We’re not outfitting your kitchen. If you qualify, one mug per Sighting per issue.

Greg Hollingsworth Colchester, CT

In the news, William Johnson, Macomb, IL, found a fine article in the Chicago Tribune about paleontologist Paul Sereno and his expedition to Niger that used, yup, Land Rovers [Defender 110s]. Land Rover even made the sub-headline! Peter King, Signal Mountain, TN, noted that Series Land Rovers appeared in stories on the Discovery Channel and CNN; in the latter piece, a Gulf War veteran from Virginia finds “comfort” in a Series II-A – nicely done, Peter. *Jack Hayes, Nantucket, MA, sent us the most unique Sightings of this issue. Satirizing his island’s elite status, he found a refrigerator magnet with a Defender 110 photo on it – replete with the usual door frame rust – entitled “Nantucket Beach Buggy.” When he visited his local Ford dealership (probably to talk cousin to cousin now that Ford owns Land Rover), he noted a sign at the service window “We Do Not Service Any Rover” So much for family! Town and Country has never visited any place I’ve ever lived, but when the Editor wanted to travel, she chose a Defender, noted Phillip Parkinson, Tarboro, NC. Peter King, Signal Mountain, TN, read of a family in Multihull magazine that sold its Series III to finish their cruising multihull boat. Kevin Healy, Massapequa, NY, found a story in Mountain Biking that featured a Defender 110 to highlight the story. “Hold the mug,” he wrote, “I have service for 20! [see Rule #4].” An article on Joy Adamson of “Born Free” fame in Biography magazine featured Land Rovers, reports Bruce Burnham, West Jordan, UT.

Hoping to attract you to a 7-11, the company featured a momentary shot of Discovery, says Sean Kelly [Sean – see Rule #6]. Orvis often features Land Rovers in their fishing lifestyle catalogue; Ross Flowers, Bridgeton, MO, reminded us of this with his Sighting. Hoping to attract you to consider Boston University, Professor Phillip Lobel found a story featuring Rovers in Scuba magazine and sent it in to us. Lots of Sighters saw the Rover in the Best Buy commercial: Paul Schultz, Ann Arbor, MI, Thomas Giardino, Williston, VT, Peter King, Signal Mountain, TN, Robert Levelle, Clarkston, WA. Television loves Land Rovers to help hide lesser or declining programs. Bob Lorenzo, Atlanta, GA, and Wade Krinkle, Big Lake, MN, and Dr. David Hartzell, Mechanicsburg, PA, watched an old Defender on ER. Robert Ewing, Lower Burrell, PA, spotted a Series Rover with a central role in Dreamcatcher. Kelly Clarkson, hoping to stay alive after American Idol, put a Series Rover in her video, report Michael McGehee, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Justin Green, Great Falls, VA, Greg Hollingsworth, Colchester, CT, and Aras Butas, Arlington ,VA. Joseph Weinkam, Neshanic Station, NJ, knows about “rule #2,” but he still wanted us to know about the lot full of Defenders in the BBC program What Not To Wear. George Swallow, Harpswell, ME, watched What Were You Thinking and spotted a Land Rover misidentified as a Jeep! On shows such as OC and MI-5, sighters saw Land Rovers galore, Kudos to Charles Aftosmis, Greensburg, PA and Gerry Martin, Mohawk, MI. Land Rover knows enough to advertise on the Weather Channel. That cable network knows enough to feature Land Rovers whenever possible. James Wolf, Portsmouth, NH, Paddy Kane, Conklin, NY, and Brad Crittenden, Pittsboro, NC saw the infamous Discovery swept aside by Hurricane Floyd.

Colin Klinton Beaufort, SC Aras Butas Arlington, VA Michael McGehee Ft. Lauderdale, FL Robert Ewing Lower Burrell, PA Robert Levelle Clarkston, WA Peter King Signal Mountain, TN Thomas Giardino Williston, VT Paul Schultz Ann Arbor, MI Eric Karolek Bolingbrook, IL Henry Gould Deerfield Beach, FL Mason Worley Renton, WA Oliver Willoughby Paul, ID Bill Neal Mercer Island, WA Tom Stonehouse Alfred, ME Joe Head Marion, NC Dana McGee Redmond, WA Myron Erickson Grand Rapids, MI Andrew Webb Ridgewood, NJ Greg Liebig Bel Air, MD Noah Stein Chattanooga, TN Phillip Perkinson Tarboro, NC Steven Roth Kettering, OH Kevin Gurney New Canaan, CT Todd Svetin Gig Harbor, WA Jack Hayes Nantucket, MA Jim Wolf Portsmouth, VA David Deojay Canterbury, CT Tom Wing Raleigh, NC

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Dear Les, After far too long, I’m thanking you for the gift of the Defender 90 model for our son Spencer. It remains on his desk by his bed, if not in it. So far the electronic Defender has driver over virtually every aspect of our property – both inside and out. Yesterday, for a pre-first day of school breakfast, Spencer plopped a bowl of cereal into the back of the Defender and “drove” the vehicle out onto the rear addition to our house and down a walk ramp, finishing breakfast by a tree. He is far prouder of his Defender than this note can indicate to you. The trip to Colorado in our Ex-MOD 109” was quite an adventure. I have never driven such a vehicle so far, or through a truly wide range of temperature, climate and altitude!

Letters to the Editor Dear Rovers North, Keep up the great work on the Rovers North News. I look forward to each issue and reading about other Rover owner’s adventures. I’m planning a road trip with my ‘99 Discovery II through the American southwest and on Route 66 for next year. I was strongly influenced by the article on the Rover owner and his Airstream “Bambi.” Henry Gould Deerfield Beach, FL [Thank you, Henry, and we’ll forward your compliments to your travel muse, Nick Russo, who wrote up his travels with “Bambi.” Let us know how your trip goes so we can share it with our readers, too. -ed] ________ P ________

Dear Art, I can’t thank you enough for your help in solving my Rover’s idle problem. The directions you sent me were perfect! Very straight forward and easy to follow and of course, they solved my problem. Yet another example of the stellar service I’ve always received from Rovers North. Please pass along my compliments to the rest of the crew as Les and a few others helped me out on this topic as well. There are plenty of other parts houses that will be happy to sell you parts that “might” solve your problem; however, Rovers North has always exercised grace and patience in helping me before I even contemplate buying a part. I’m so psyched that I was able to remedy my problem and the only part/tool I needed was a $3.00 feeler gauge. I look forward to doing business with Rovers North - just as long as I instigate the purchase. My somewhat demanding companion, Guinnevere, a ‘91 Range Rover, instigates quite a few purchases in her own right. Dave Wacht Alexandria, VA [We’re delighted to help; as Rover owners ourselves, we know how helpful it is to share information and expertise. Enjoy your Range Rover -ed.] ________ P ________

Dear Art, Thanks for the NRP exhaust system. It’s on and runs great. I hardly noticed by trailer with the extra power it provides and the system was solid on off road testing. Oh, and it sounds great, too. All in a day’s work. Christopher Burnett via email [If you can pull a trailer and not notice it, then you surely have a V-8 Rover! -ed] ________ P ________

Dear Mark and everyone at Rovers North, The Land Rover has made its mark the world over. In a land like Iraq, where so much of life is uncertain and unsettled, it did my heart good to see a picture of a returning Iraqi kissing the ground of his native land, with Defenders and a Discovery in the

background. All of us look for symbols of hope, especially in times like these that seem so divisive. One symbol of hope is a man who loves his country to the point of kissing the ground upon his return. The other symbol in this photo are to three Land Rovers off to the side. The price of freedom is high...to remain so, we must have Defenders. Leighton Ogg Houston, TX [Even though they weren’t designed with military use in mind, Land Rovers have found their way into the middle of contentious situations since the first Series Is. Let’s hope that the future for Iraqis is bright. -ed.] ________ P ________

Andy Driscoll Lawrence, KS [Tell Spencer that sometimes his electric Defender will run better than petrol-powered Series vehicles. But then, we don’t need batteries as often -ed.] ________ P ________

Greetings to all, I enjoy Jeff Aronson’s adventures, but fear he is weakening. There are families and children who prefer riding in old Series Land Rovers. Tell him to toughen up! Bill Kendall Centreville, VA

Dear Editor, I just heard in a very round-about way that one of my wedding photos has appeared in one of your recent publications. I am very curious about this! I was married last September and we used a 1965 IIA as our wedding vehicle. Christine Krochak Dartmouth, Nova Scotia [Fear not, Christine, the photos were quite appropriate and appealing! See the letter below for some hints as to its provenance. Congratulations and best wishes – was the II-A part of the dowry? -ed] ________ P ________

Dear Sir, I gather that you ran a picture on the cover of your newspaper of a newly married couple standing in the back of a Series II-A. How you got the photo I am not sure as I only sent it to a few friends of mine. I am the father of the bride, Andy Philpot of the 4x4 Experience, Inc. The happy couple were my daughter, Christine, part-time off road instructor for my company, and her new husband, Tim Krochak, a professional photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The photographer was Tony Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario and I hope you gave us all credit where credit is due. I would be interested in knowing how you came by the photo. Andy Philpot Hamilton, Ontario [One of your friends sent the photo to Rovers North, for which we’re grateful. I hope the wedding was a delightful as the departure photo -ed] ________ P ________

Dear Rovers North, We just want to thank you for your support of the Ladies Rally 2003, which featured a Series III and Series II-A Land Rover as part of a 100 mile, in costume, vintage car drive through the Champlain Valley of Vermont. We raised over $18,000 for the restoration of the Vergennes Opera House. Nina Bacon New Haven, VT [Thanks for the wonderful photos of you “on safari” in Vermont, and congratulations on your historic preservation project -ed.] ________ P ________

[It’s a relief to know they’re out there. Fear not, I will continue my personal quest of discovery in my II-A. For thousands of enthusiasts in the US, coil springs do not stand in the way of adventures of the body or the heart -ed.] ________ P ________

Dear Rovers North, Thanks for your sponsorship of the Solihull Society’s rally in Moab. I had a great time, and without sponsors like you, it wouldn’t be possible. Jim Hall Evergreen, CO [You’re welcome, Jim. We’re enthusiasts, too, and we congratulate the Solihull Society on its continued success with its annual events. -ed] ________ P ________

Dear Rovers North, I’ve recently completed nearly all the work on my 1953 Series I and as you were most helpful I wanted to send you notice of my mostly (99%) finished product. I’d love to work with you guys but I can’t afford the commute. If you want to open a branch sometime in New Hampshire, let me know. There are no shops that I’m aware of that cater to 4x4 activities down here, Rover, Jeep or otherwise. Wayne Perrin 162 Wheeler Road Hollis, NH [You might want to give Boots and Bonnets in Peterborough, NH, a call for Land Rover information and repairs. The Granite State Land Rover Club is active with events and advice; there are enthusiasts in your area. Do let your Land Rover Centre in Bedford, NH, see your finished restoration, too; many of the dealers have enthusiasts on staff, too. -ed]

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head By Jeffrey Aronson Nearly a decade ago, I faced a painful dilemma. I adored, loved, no yearned, to drive my Series II-A daily year-round. Yet I came into driving through British sports cars. Sure, I fell for the smells, feel, and look of BMC, Triumph and British Leyland products – what I didn’t know was that those same sensory appeals also exercised a form of mind control. Once the snow left the ground every year, I absolutely, positively had to put the top down when driving. For the owner of a Series II-A station wagon, this presented an emotional dilemma. Sliding every window, opening both scuttle vents, opening all the roof vents in the safari roof, all of this effort still left you surrounded by metal. I felt claustrophobic. So, at the old Downeast Land Rover Rally about a decade ago, I bought a used Rovers North canvas top for my II-A. It appeared to be in great shape; all the windows were clear and pliable, and the canvas looked clean and unmarked. For years I swapped out the tropical top for the soft top every summer. That was then, and this is now. I began to notice water on the seats of the car after every snow melt, and then after any rainstorm. I realized that the top no longer held back water, but the water seemed to be wicking through the fabric. Indeed, any top flapping resembled a retriever jumping in the water and shaking itself dry. I toyed with the idea of purchasing a new canvas top from Rovers North [they’re absolutely stunning], considered a standard Land Rover top, and even looked at aftermarket tops while at the Land Rover Show at Billing this summer. Still, the existing top has no tears nor rips and the stitching looks tight. Surely I shouldn’t have to replace it already. And, it’s an original Land Rover top. Thanks to Rovers North, I didn’t have to consider replacement for long. Art Limacher recommended Canvak, a water repellency product for canvas. I poured it into a pan, took an old paint brush, and began to lather it onto the top one evening. The top lay over the hoop set. I spread the liquid onto the top and let it dry overnight. It did smell like paint thinner for a while, but by morning, it was dry and odor-free. Most importantly, the morning dew no longer sat on the seat but on the top instead. A few days later, a heavy rain confirmed the best. The top has regained its waterproofing and had lost none of its pliability. Even after being on and off the car all summer, the top keeps the car as dry as it did when first purchased. If your old top is unmarked, the windows intact, but simply ineffective, this product will postpone the purchase of a replacement. IMPORTANT: For best results, apply Canvak when top is installed on vehicle and completely cinched-down.

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Dear Editor, Thanks for a great newspaper that I just read cover to cover. Randy Kremer Paramus, NJ [You’re welcome. We’re delighted that you read it carefully. Pop quiz tomorrow! -ed].

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Several members of the LRCLV in the lineup as people get ready for the Poison Spider Trail Ride at Moab .

Peter Stack with his beloved ‘74 Series III. Check out the Rovers North sticker in the window of Murphy’s Auto, W. Kingston, Rhode Island.

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Winter 2004 Rovers North News  

A Land Rover Magazine for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts. Published by Rovers North.