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Rovers North Absorbs Remaining LRCP Inventory The Coolest Place on Earth A Series III Runs With the Deere First Impressions The All New1967 LandRover 109�


SUSPENSION / 22

WIPER BLADE SYSTEMS / 56

V8 ENGINE / 58

Letters to the Editor

18 The Coolest Place on Earth by Eric Evans 30 First Impressions by Jeremy Bergeron 41 Employee Profile by Mike Koch 42 Land Rover Corporate Info 46 Rovers North Absorbs Remaining LRCP Inventory by Mike Koch 48 A Series III Runs with the Deere by Bob Rusnak 52 Behind the Steering Wheel by Jeffrey B. Aronson 54 Disc Brake Conversion Kit 62 Sightings Cover Photo: Kevin Murphy’s Series III Photo by: Matt Martin

MECHANICAL / 34

ELECTRICAL / 6

OFF-ROAD / 10

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EXTERIOR / 8

CHASSIS / 3

CONTENTS

NEW Factory News Direct From Land Rover UK. roversnorth.com/ weblog/

The Rovers North News is a publication of Rovers North, Inc. Publisher: Mark Letorney Editor: Jeffrey B. Aronson Designer: Matthew Martin ©2008 Rovers North Inc. This publication may not be reproduced without the express written permission of Rovers North Inc. 1319 VT Route 128, Westford, Vermont 05494-9601, USA Sales & Tech Line: 1-800-403-7591 / (802) 879-0032 Website: www.roversnorth.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 5:30; Sat: 8:30 - 12:30 EST Prices subject to change without notice. Sightings submissions may be sent to our above address or email to sightings@roversnorth.com


SERIES & DEFENDER CHASSIS, REAR CROSS MEMBERS A

Auxiliary fuel tank mount.

B

Includes Genuine Spring Bushings

Right & left hand exhaust mounts.

Reinforced front spring mounts.

Manufactured on Land Rover jigs for the highest standard of dimensional accuracy. Hot Dipped Zinc galvanized for permanent corrosion protection.

C

D

E

F

G

H

(A) Complete Chassis Assembly

(B) Galvanized Cradle for NAS 90 Fuel Tank

88” Series II, IIA, III RNE416 Civilian 88” New Galvanized Chassis .....................$ 1699.00 109” Regular 2 Door Series II, IIA, III, 2.25 ltr RNE412 Civilian 109” New Galvanized Chassis ...................$ 2890.00 109” Military Series II, IIA, III, 2.25 ltr RNE414 Military 109” New Galvanized Chassis...................$ 2890.00 109” Station Wagon Series II, IIA, III, 2.25 ltr RNE413 Civilian 109” Station Wagon New Galv Chassis ...$ 2990.00 90” NAS Defender RNC878 NAS Defender 90” V8 New Galvanized Chassis...$ 3148.95 110” NAS Defender RNH710 NAS Defender 110” V8 New Galvanized Chassis.$ 3450.00

Replace your corroded fuel tank cradle once and for all. PLE119G NAS Defender 90 Cradle...........................................$ 199.00

Replacement non Galvanized Rear Cross Members in black (C) PLE403 Series II, IIA, III...........................................................$ (D) RNE404 w/ 18” extensions, indludes spring shackle mounts for Series 88 ..................................................$ (E) CHAS23 Military, Series II, IIA, III ...........................................$ (F) PLH619110 Defender 110, w/ 18” extensions.............................$ (G) PLH61990 ROW Defender 90, w/ 20” extensions ....................$

149.00 229.00 188.00 399.00 398.00

(H) Defender Nas Galvanized Rear Cross Member Rear Cross Member Galvanized PLH619G NAS Defender 90” Cross Member ..........................$ 369.00

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Rovers North, Our 24th Birthday Party at Silver Lake, Ontario, was blessed with super weather, great attendance and enough mud to wear with pride. We are writing on behalf of everyone who attended this year’s event to thank you for your generous donations and continued support. Having a successful fund raising auction is key to continuing our club’s annual traditional premier event. Jean-Leon Morin, President David Pell, Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Newell, Off Road Coordinator Ottawa Valley Land Rovers Carp, ON Canada [Rovers North congratulates you and your organization for another sterling event. It’s a highlight of the North American event calendar –ed.] Dear Rovers North, I have recently started to purchase all my parts needs from Rovers North and I wanted to let you know how pleased I am at the quality (second to none) and the timeliness of their arrival. They arrive well packed for protection and your pricing can’t be beat. Looking forward to getting my parts I have

just ordered. All the very best to the Rovers North staff! Gary Wilkinson Calgary, Alberta Canada [Rovers North has served Canadian enthusiasts for decades. Save us some seats at the Calgary Stampede! –ed] Dear Mark, I want to state my sincere appreciation for the outstanding support and customer relation skills of Steve Haskell. I am now and have been a loyal fan of the Land Rover since my childhood days growing up in the Caribbean watching the old Series trucks working the dirt roads. Today, I am the proud owner of a 1999 Discovery Series II and a 1997 Defender 90 NAS Station Wagon, currently under restoration. As such, Steve has been a valuable resource, guide and mentor through his professional advice, patience and superior people skills. For the past several years, I have been a loyal customer of Rovers North and I can honestly share with you that it has been a pleasure doing business with your staff, and especially Steve. His genuine display of care, great salesmanship, professionalism and vast knowledge of everything Land Rover has been a blessing.

DEC, the affordable, easy to use diagnostic test system for all Land Rovers 1995 & later. The Independent garage trade constantly demands OEM or near OEM tools to carry out Land Rover ECU vehicle diagnostics, especially for coding or reprogramming damaged and or replacement ECUs. The DEC SUPERSCAN II is just the tool you need! The DEC SUPERSCAN II affordably provides the advanced automotive diagnostic test systems needed by the independent garage. This PC based scanner is comprised of a small blue interface box (about the size of a paperback book), a cable set and the necessary software. All you need is a PC (desktop or laptop) running Windows 9x or better (Win 98, 98SE, Me, XP, 2000, NT) operating system with at least a Pentium II processor and one free serial RS-232 or USB port and Bluetooth equipped. The Superscan II has many features such as: • Read and clears fault codes. • Displays live data for effective trouble shooting. • Test and activate vehicle systems independently. • Perfect for ABS, ACE and SRS system faults. • Ideal for trouble shooting navigation, video and speech recognition systems in late model Land Rovers. • Key Coding/Programming. • Airbag ECU Programming. • BSI Configuration. • Live Data Activation. • Error Code Reading and Erasing. • INCLUDES FREE software updates available on the web for 1 year after purchase. Easy to use, The Superscan II includes its own built-in INFORMATION SYSTEM that gives the exact procedure for each programming function before starting the procedure. To access, just select the system to be programed and press the Control I (ctrl + I) . It's that simple! DEC 4

SuperScan II ....................................................................................................................$ 2699.00

J.P. Young Oakdale, LA [The idea that I would be so petty as to use this space to vent my jealousy about your compliments to Steve, well, I never! –ed.] Dear Rovers North, You may have seen this many years ago – as I did – but then I was not so aware of the Rover mystique. Recently I had a chance to see the movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy” again for the first time in 30 years. Anyway, if you’ve seen it you’ll remember that a Series Land Rover plays a huge part, truly demonstrating a Rover and what it can do – with a bit of humor attached. If you haven’t see it, I highly recommend watching it. Keep on Rovering! Henry Gould Delray Beach, FL [The 1980 film “The Gods Must Be Crazy” tweaked apartheid South Africa, consumer materialism, and Land Rovers in equal amounts. The movie was such a hit with Land Rover enthusiasts that the Rover Owners Association of Virginia (ROAV) actually rented a drive-in theater for one event and showed the movie to hundreds of assorted Land Rovers –ed.]


Save on ARB Bull Bars & Warn Winch Combinations Direct from Australia, our ARB Bull Bars provide superior front-end protection for your Land Rover. Features reinforced steel wrap around bumper with integral protection bar and built in recovery points. Includes mounting points for headlamp washers, CB aerial, recovery hitches, and driving lamps. Finished in a durable powder coated satin black, or you can paint to match your Land Rover. Built to facilitate a Warn 9,000 lb winch with roller fairlead. We offer you a choice between our ARB Bull Bar only or assembled with winch. Our fully assembled ARB kit includes ARB Bull Bar, Warn 9,000 lb winch with 125 ft of 3/8” cable, roller fairlead, remote control, mounting brackets, wiring harness, fitted battery cables, instructions and all the hardware you need for an easy DIY installation. 34332150

LR3 ARB Winch Bull Bar only..................................................................$ 1250.00

3432080

Discovery I ARB Bull Bar only ........................................................................$ 797.95

ARB Bull Bar: 3432060 / Assembled with winch: ARBD119WK

ARB Sahara Bar: 3932020 / Assembled with winch: SBD119WK

ARBDI9WKNA Discovery I ARB Bull Bar w/Warn XD9000 installed ‘94-1999 ...................$ 1994.95 3432060

Discovery II ARB Bull Bar only, ‘99-2002.......................................................$ 998.00

ARBDII9WK

Discovery II ARB Bull Bar w/Warn XD9000 installed, ‘99-2002.................$ 2190.00

3432120

Discovery II ARB Bull Bar only, 2003 on........................................................$ 1195.00

ARBDII9WK03 Discovery II ARB Bull Bar w/Warn XD9000 installed, 2003 on..................$ 2299.00 3932020

Discovery II ARB Sahara Bar only, 2003 on..................................................$ 1149.75

SBDII9WK

Discovery II ARB Sahara Bar w/Warn XD9000 installed, 2003 on .............$ 2254.95

3430020

Range Rover Classic ARB Bull Bar only .......................................................$ 899.00

ARB9WK

Range Rover Classic ARB Bull Bar w/Warn XD9000 installed..................$ 2100.00

3432090

Defender 90 110, Series II - III ARB Bull Bar only...............................$ 899.00

ARB109W

Defender 90 110, Series II - III ARB Bull Bar w/Warn XD9000...........$ 1999.00

RNA089

Defender 90 110, Series II - III Adapter for USA Defender 110 .......$ 179.00

ARB Bull Bar: 34332150

Dear Rovers North, The local television station’s 11:00 pm news showed gridlock and horrible road conditions due to a snowstorm. They said one of the only drivers able to get through the snow was so-and-so and then showed him in his Defender 90 (I believe he was in Hartford, CT). Yeah! That’s the vehicle for snow all right! I was in my son’s Discovery today and it was a monster in the snow. Sherry Block Hadlyme, CT [In New England we know that Land Rovers excel in winter conditions, Discoverys or Defenders -ed.]

Andres and Denise Gold Hacienda Heights, CA [You let a naked woman lay on the bonnet of your Defender? Wow – what a guy! Thanks for letting me know about this; I might have missed the photo while perusing the articles –ed.]

Dear Rovers North, Playboy will have a model posing in all of her glory on a ’94 Defender 90. The magazine should appear in the next few months (February – May). You’ll know because a bunch of guys will write in saying that they were the first to spot the Playmate of the Month lying on a Landie. The Defender in the photo is mine. A Defender made a not-socommon appearance – a true worker at heart. The Defender is always ready for the tough work that somebody has to do!

Hello, Thank you for all your help throughout the year! Esteben Gonzalez West Hollywood, CA [You’re welcome, Esteben. If any talent agents in Hollywood are looking for a handsome editor-type for a movie, let me know! –ed.]

Dear Rovers North, I enjoy all the articles in the Rovers North News magazine. Keep up the good work! Todd Frey Wilmington, DE [Thank you, Todd. There will be a pop quiz tomorrow –ed].

ordered parts from Rovers North several times and have been nothing but pleased with the service and products. Sam Harrison Mulino, OR [It’s nice to hear from the Pacific Northwest. The Rovers North News is just one of many services that Rovers North can provide to enthusiasts worldwide –ed.] Dear Mr. Letorney, I work for Clay Lacy Aviation as a Pilot/Captain for Lear 60, 55, 34 and 25 jets. I am hoping that one of my trips will bring me into Vermont so I can stop by and say “Hello.” Thanks for the great magazine and catalogues. I always look forward to reading them from cover to cover. Will Chau Sylmar, CA [Hey, if you are going to land at Burlington International Airport in VT, it would be just a short trip to the Owl’s Head Airport on the coast of Maine. I’d love a ride –ed.] _______  ________

Dear Rovers North, I enjoy your magazine very much. I’ve 5


ELECTRICAL / HELLA, BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH, TRAILER WIRING KITS A

B

C

RNK4807

RNC681

RNH264

(A) Hella Rallye 4000

(F) Hella Rear Flood Work Lamp Kit

The perfect lamp for the roof rack or front of your Land Rover - with a corrosion resistant metal housing, waterproof connections and knurled adjustment knobs that allow for precise aiming without tools. Stable, sturdy and BRIGHT! Dimensions: 9 3/16” H x 8 3/4” W x 6 3/8 D. Off-road use only. RNK4807 Rallye 4000 Euro Driving Kit includes a pair of lights, stone shields & wiring harness ...................................................$ 268.00 RNC677 Rallye 4000 Fog Lamp (inc. stone shield)....................................$ 104.99 ea RNC678 Rallye 4000 Euro Driving Beam (inc. stone shield) ...........................................................................$ 104.99 ea RNC679 Rallye 4000 Pencil Beam (inc. stone shield) ..............................$ 112.50 ea RNC717 Hella Rallye 4000 Wiring Harness................................................$ 59.00 ea RNC708 Protective Grille ..............................................................................$ 20.99 ea RNC709 Replacement Stone Shield ...........................................................$ 12.55 ea RNC700 Clear Cover ......................................................................................$ 10.49 ea RND282 Replacement Bulb H1 12V 55W for all except fog lamp..........$ 3.90 ea RNH335 Replacement Bulb H1 12V 100W (relay required).....................$ 5.20 ea RNE675 Replacement Bulb H3 12V 55w for fog lamp .............................$ 3.14 ea

Perfect for backing up or hooking up a trailer at night, this dual beam, 110w flood lamp provides a very bright, 180° panorama. The kit includes everything you’ll need: lamp, black coated stainless steel bracket, dash switch, wiring harness, relay and instructions. And a bonus - there’s no drilling of body work required. RNC950 Hella Rear Flood Lamp Kit.............................................................$ 179.95

(B) Hella 500 The rigid construction of the Hella 500 provides durability for encounters with even the most rugged terrain and provides excellent visibility on and off-road. Two lights in a kit, includes wiring and white plastic stone shields. Recommended use: above the bumper. 6 3/8” dia. RNC681 Hella 500 Driving Lamp Kit ............................................................$ 73.45 RNC682 Hella 500 Clear Fog Lamp Kit........................................................$ 73.45 RNC683 Hella 500 Amber Fog Lamp Kit .....................................................$ 73.45 RNC699 Hella 500 Stone Shield...................................................................$ 9.50 ea RNC701 Hella 500 Clear Cover.....................................................................$ 10.90 ea

(C) Hella 550 Choose from fog or driving lamps. Kit includes: two lights, wiring harness, relay, wiring and white plastic stone shields. Recommended use: below the bumper. 7 11/16” W x 4 11/16” H x 3 1/4” D. RNH264 Hella 550 Driving Lamp Kit ............................................................$ 83.95 RNH263 Hella 550 Clear Fog Lamp Kit........................................................$ 87.95 RNH333 Hella 550 Amber Fog Lamp Kit .....................................................$ 83.95 RNH914 550 Stone Shields ...................................................................................$ 6.56 RNC702 Hella 550 Clear Cover.....................................................................$ 11.03 ea

(D) Hella 1000 Black Magic New black optics technology creates a wild, all black look. All black when “off” – a brilliant, enhanced-focus beam when “on.” Includes wiring harness. Recommended use: above the bumper, brush guards and roof racks. 7 3/8” dia. Off-road use only. RNC680 Hella Rallye 1000 Black Magic Kit...............................................$ 229.00 RNK5804 Hella Rallye 1000 Black Magic, Land Rover grilles ..................$ 279.00 RNC705 Stone Shield ....................................................................................$ 13.50 ea RNC698 Clear Cover ......................................................................................$ 10.99 ea RND266 Replacement Hella Bulb H2 55w..................................................$ 3.98 RNH334 Replacement Hella Bulb H2 100w................................................$ 7.30

(G) Hella Vision Plus Headlamp Conversion High performance European headlamp technology in a “USA D.O.T.” version. Most powerful, legally-approved headlamp on the market. These headlamps provide a precise, focused beam pattern that turns night into day! A direct replacement for factory headlamps on all Range Rover Classic, Defender, and Series models. 60 watt high beam / 55 watt low beam. 7” dia. RNC673 Hella Vision Plus Headlamp Conversion ....................................$ 49.50 ea

(H) Hella Protection Clear Protective Covers RNC701 RNC702 RNC698 RNC700

500 Clear Protective Cover...................................................................$ 550 Clear Protective Cover...................................................................$ 1000 Clear Protective Cover.................................................................$ 4000 Clear Protective Cover.................................................................$

10.90 ea 11.03 10.99 10.49

Stone Shields RNC699 RNH914 RNC705 RNC709

500 Stone Shields ...................................................................................$ 9.50 550 Stone Shields ...................................................................................$ 6.56 1000 Stone Shields .................................................................................$ 13.50 ea 4000 Stone Shields .................................................................................$ 12.55

(J) Hella Map Lamp Flexible attachment provides reading light for maps. RNA671 .....................................................................................................................$ 42.50

(L) Battery Disconnect Switch Disconnect your battery from your Land Rover for safe vehicle storage, or to help deter vehicle theft. Supplied with 2 removable keys and cover as shown. PLH748 ProLine ......................................................................................................$ 12.50

(K) Genuine Land Rover Trailer Wiring Kits Whatever your towing needs, our Genuine Trailer Wiring and Hitch Kits will get the job done. Our Genuine Trailer Wiring Kit includes: converter box, receptacle, 4-prong receptacle and all necessary wiring and hardware. RNE849 Genuine Discovery I Trailer Wiring Kit .......................................$ 182.95 RND241 Genuine Discovery II Trailer Wiring Kit......................................$ 209.95 RNE849 Genuine Range Rover Classic Trailer Wiring Kit ......................$ 182.95 RND170 Genuine Range Rover P38A Trailer Wiring Kit ..........................$ 214.95

(E) Hella Cat Eye FF50 The perfect lamp for limited space on your Land Rover. 2 Lights wiring & mounting hardware included. Dimensions: 2 9/16”H x 4 5/8” W x 3 3/4” D. RNH337 Hella FF50 Driving Lamp Kit ..........................................................$ 99.95 RNH338 Hella FF50 Fog Lamp Kit.................................................................$ 92.35 6

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ELECTRICAL / HELLA, BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH, TRAILER WIRING KITS D

E

F

RNC680

RNH337

RNC950

G

H

RNC673

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RNC701

RNC709

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RNA671

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PLH748 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

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EXTERIOR / /MIRRORS, TAILGATE KITS OFF-ROAD PROTECTION B A

C

A

B

C

RNH716

RNE314

PLB905

D

E

F

RNF260

RNF259

RNC633

G

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ARM2

ARM3

RNE313

J

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PLH514

PLB171A

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(A) Extra Large Defender Mirror Assembly RNH716 10” x 6” Convex glass improves visibility. Also fits all Series II, IIA, III Land Rovers by fitting Defender hinges. Call for details .........................$ 54.00

(B) Standard Size Defender Mirror Assembly RNE314

5” x 8” Convex glass mirror. Also fits all Series II, IIA, III Land Rovers by fitting Defender hinges. Call for details ......$ 39.95

(C) Series Interior Mirror PLB905 RNB171

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Series II, IIA, III ................................................................$ 15.70

(D) 6” x 10” Series Mirror Head RNF260

6” x 10” Convex mirror for Series II, IIA, III ........................$ 12.99 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


EXTERIOR / TIRE COVERS, MUD FLAPS, SOFT TOPS M

RNE387 Land Rover Logo Tire Cover

N

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P

RNTCSBL Series on Safari Tire Cover

RNTCEBL Elephant Tire Cover

RNTCRBL Rhino Tire Cover

(E) 5” x 7” Series Mirror Head

Tire Covers

RNF259

(M) Land Rover Logo RNE387 Tire Cover, standard 205/80x16”, 235/70x16”, 255/75x16” and 255/55x18” ..$ RNE386 Tire Cover, large 245/75x16”, 7.50x16”, 235/85x16” and 265/75x16” ...........$ (N) Land Rover 88” Series on Safari RNTCSAL Tire Cover, standard 205/80x16”, 235/70x16”, 255/75x16” and 255/55x18” ..$ RNTCSBL Tire Cover, large 245/75x16”, 7.50x16”, 235/85x16” and 265/75x16” ...........$ (O) Land Rover Elephant RNTCEAL Tire Cover, standard 205/80x16”, 235/70x16”, 255/75x16” and 255/55x18” ..$ RNTCEBL Tire Cover, large 245/75x16”, 7.50x16”, 235/85x16” and 265/75x16” ...........$ (P) Land Rover Rhino RNTCRAL Tire Cover, standard 205/80x16”, 235/70x16”, 255/75x16” and 255/55x18” ..$ RNTCRBL Tire Cover, large 245/75x16”, 7.50x16”, 235/85x16” and 265/75x16” ...........$

5” x 7” Convex mirror for Series II, IIA, III ..........................$ 10.99

(F) Genuine Round Mirror Head RNC633

Convex round mirror Head for Series II, IIA ............................$ 23.05

(G) 8 1/2” Mirror Arm ARM2

Mounts to wing top & IIA hinges with mirror mount fits RNF259, RNF260, RNC633.............................................$ 14.50

(H) 5 1/2” Mirror Arm ARM3

Mounts to wing top & IIA hinges with mirror mount fits RNF259, RNF260, RNC633.............................................$ 20.48 Mounts to Defender hinge. Accepts all Defender mirror heads ........................................................................................$ 49.99

(J) Aluminum Tailgate Lid Kit for your Range Rover Classic This do-it-yourself kit is designed as a permanent and economical fix for your rusty tailgate lid. Kit includes corrosion-proof aluminum frame pieces finished in matte black. Hardware and instructions included. PLH514 All-Aluminum Tailgate Lid Kit for Range Rover Classic..........................................................$ 399.95

(K) Don’t feel like putting it all together? Buy it pre-assembled with the glass already installed.

79.50 79.50 79.50 79.50

RNA652 RNB307 RNA648 RNA649 RNB301 RNB308 RNB317 RND231 RND232 RNF252 RNK015 RNK014 RNB704

Range Rover Classic (flap only), Front or Rear (each) .................$ Discovery I with running boards, Front, (pair w/hardware) .......$ Discovery I (styled w/logo), Front, (pair w/hardware)..................$ Discovery I Rear kit, (pair w/hardware)..........................................$ Range Rover 38A 4.0/4.6, Front, (pair)..............................................$ Range Rover 38A 4.0 / 4.6, ’95-96, Rear, (pair)................................$ Range Rover 38A 4.0 / 4.6, ’97-on, Rear, (pair) ...............................$ Discovery II - RH (flap only), Front or Rear, (each)..... ..................$ Discovery II - LH (flap only), Front or Rear, (each)........................$ Defender 90, 110, Front, (pair) ..........................................................$ Defender 90 NAS, Rear (styled w/logo), (pair)...............................$ Defender 110 All, Rear (styled w/logo), (pair) ................................$ Series 88, 109 Reg, Rear (styled w/logo), (pair) .............................$

24.50 59.90 62.95 59.95 115.98 115.98 112.07 34.99 34.99 119.50 149.00 99.50 69.00

(R) Superior Quality Fabric Soft Top

Corrosion proof, all aluminum tailgate lid for Range Rover Classic. Comes assembled with Genuine glass and hardware. Does not include exterior handle, latches, hinges, central locking mechanism or brake light. PLB171A Pre-assembled Aluminum Tailgate Lid ...........................$ 699.00

(L) Genuine Liftgate Assembly This is a fully assembled liftgate ready to be installed as supplied by Land Rover. Includes top hinges, cross rods, wiring harness and bottom latches. Does not include the exterior handle. RNB171 Genuine Land Rover Liftgate Assembly .........................$ 869.00 RNB261 Exterior Handle Assembly (up to JA351032).................$ 199.50 RNB299 Exterior Handle Assembly (from KA351033) ..................$ 129.00

Q

79.50 79.50

(Q) Genuine Land Rover Mud Flaps

(I) Defender Mirror Arm RNE313

69.50 69.50

Mud Flaps

Everything you 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, and HD Permaclear 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. RNA90ST01 1994 - ’97 D90 Soft Top .................................................................$1998.00 RNE245 1994 D90 Belt Rail Kit*..................................................................$ 45.00 RNE246 1994 D90 Tailgate Bar Kit* ...........................................................$ 74.00 * The 1994 Defender 90 Soft Top is equipped from the factory with snaps and requires a belt rail and tailgate bar kit to be installed to use this top. 1995 and 1997 Defender 90 Soft top models do not require this kit.

R

RNA90ST01

RNA652 Range Rover Classic RNA649

RNA648

Defender 90 Deluxe Soft Top Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

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OFF-ROAD / TRACTION MATS, FUEL CANS, WATER CONTAINERS A

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RNF246

B

RNH776

E

RNH977

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JCH0010

JCH0020

RNF247

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RNP1004 Traction Mat

RNF245

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RNP1004MB Traction Mat Mounting Bracket 10

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RNW1000 Waffle Bridge Mat Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


OFF-ROAD / TRACTION MATS, FUEL CANS, WATER CONTAINERS

RNW1000 Waffle Bridge Mat

(A) Fuel Can

(G) Traction Mat Mounting Bracket

Authentic British Army 20 Litre metal containers with built-in vent for easy pouring and leak-proof lids with locking pin. Designed for extreme conditions. Outperforms all other containers, beware of imitations. RNF246 Green fuel can, 20 Litres .............................................$ 39.00 RNH776 Red fuel can, 20 Litres .................................................$ 39.00 RNH977 Green fuel can, 10 litres ..............................................$ 39.00 RNF244 Replacement seal for fuel can lid. (Not shown) .....$ 5.20

With these mounting brackets, it is an easy and safe way to store your traction mats on a roof rack. RNP1004MB Mounting Bracket ........................................................$ 99.90

(H) Waffle Bridge Mats These 58.5” x 14.5” x 2” bridge mats can be used for crossing ditches or as traction aids. RNW1000 Waffle Bridge Mat set (2) ...........................................$ 339.00

(B) 10 Litre Fuel Can Holder JCH0010

.........................................................................................$ 49.95

(C) 20 Litre Fuel Can Holder JCH0020

Fits RNF246 & RNH776 only ........................................$ 79.95

(D) Water Container RNF247

Tough, impact resistant, easy to clean plastic. Holds 20 Litres. ............................................................$ 30.40

(E) Filler Spout RNF245

Filler Spout for fuel can allows easy, no mess pour. Mounts to fuel can as shown above top left...........$ 18.50

(F) Aluminum Traction Mats These 60” x 17” traction mats by Mantec help keep your vehicle moving over soft ground. Made from heavy gauge aluminum, yet only weigh 14 lbs. each. Ideal in sand, deep mud, & marshy surfaces. RNP1004 Aluminum Traction Mat set, (2)..................................$ 299.00

Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

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OFF-ROAD / RECOVERY A

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(A) 3/4" "D" Shackle Essential for attaching a tree strap to winch cable or recovery strap to vehicle. RNP0120 ......................................................................................................................$ 17.80

(B) Recovery Ring Versatile tool for winching and vehicle recovery. Dimensions are 41/2"x 65/8" RNR1759 ......................................................................................................................$ 33.55

(C) Choke Ring Allows you to lock on to a chain link. For use with recovery strap or winch. RNR1756 ......................................................................................................................$ 20.95

(D) Pear Ring Similar to recovery ring in a smaller size. Focuses winch hook or strap shackle to one end. RNR1753 ......................................................................................................................$ 16.75

(E) Slip Hook with Latch Absolute finest quality alloy recovery hook available. By Pewag of Austria. RNR1755 ......................................................................................................................$ 44.63

(F) Slip Hook Ideal for working with downed trees. Smooh design, allows chain to tighten without catching on obstacles. RNR1750 ......................................................................................................................$ 42.50

(G) Grab Hook Locks into chain links to form a non-slip loop. Built in skid guards maintain a firm connection. By Pewag. RNR1754 ......................................................................................................................$ 29.35

(H) Fixed Clevis Install on the end of your chain and hook combination to create the ultimate in versatility. RNR1752 ......................................................................................................................$ 19.90

(I) Tow Jaw Assm. & Receiver Hitch Adapter (1) Recovery Hitch can be front or rear mounted to handle snatch strap, chain or winch cable as used on the Camel Trophy. Special mounting hardware included. RNF408 Tow Jaw Assm. ......................................................................$ 78.50 (2) Receiver Adapter allows recovery and tow hitches to be mounted into Land Rover’s Class III rear receiver and Rovers North’s Class III front receiver. RNA082 Receiver Hitch Adapter..........................................................$ 53.29

(L) Plasma Winch Rope The best plasma ropes available. RNR2021 3/8” Plasma Rope; 100’...........................................................$269.95 RNR2011 5/16” Plasma Rope; 125’.........................................................$239.95

(M) Pro Comp Soft Recovery Straps Soft Recovery Straps are the latest in recovery tools for better shock absorption. Better energy magnification. RNH548 2”X20’ strap, 20,000 lb. ..........................................................$ 29.95 RNH549 2”X30’ strap, 20,000 lb. ..........................................................$ 39.95 RNH550 3”X30’ strap, 30,000 lb. ..........................................................$ 69.95 RNH551 4”X30’ strap, 40,000 lb. ..........................................................$ 76.95

(N) Kinetic Recovery Rope 24MM DIA. X 8M Stronger and smoother than straps. An extremely effective recovery tool that allows you to use vehicle momentum without the sudden shock you would experience from using a chain. Requires securely fastened recovery hitches for safe use. KRR001 Kinetic Recovery Rope...........................................................$149.00

(O) Land Rover Winch Accessory Kit Land Rover Winch Kit includes; gloves, snatch block, tree strap, hook, and carrying bag. RNA690 Land Rover Winch Accessory Kit ..........................................................$ 271.95

(P) Winch Accessory Kit by Warn Includes: Snatch Block, shackle, gloves, 2" x 8' (5cm x 2.4m) tree trunk protector, 10' of 15/16" (3m of 8mm), grade 7 choker chain with hooks. Four internal pockets for organizing your accessories. Plenty of storage space for adding your own accessories. RNW02 Warn Winch Accessory Kit.....................................................................$ 240.98

(Q) Military J.A.T.E. RING KIT This recovery loop bolts to your chassis in place of the factory transportation loop. RNK0211 Defender recovery loop kit .....................................................................$ 89.00 RNK0215 Range Rover Classic, Discovery I recovery loop kit...........................$ 49.00

(R) Recovery Ring Versatile tool for winching and vehicle recovery. 4 1/2"x 6 5/8" RNR1800 ......................................................................................................................$ 30.40

(S) Swedish Made Slip Hook w/Hinge Latch Scissor jaws allow for easy hook-up. Made in Sweden. RNR1760 ......................................................................................................................$ 69.95

(J) Shackle Recovery Set

(T) Warn Snatch Block

Made of solid steel, this is a stout, easy to use recovery hitch. Fits a class III receiver. Shackle and hitch pin included as shown. RNA1022 Shackle Recovery Set ............................................................$ 74.95

Used to double the pulling power of your winch and to aid in angled pulls. RNC713 ......................................................................................................................$ 59.95

(K) Fairlead for Plasma Rope Brushed aluminum logo free alloy. RNR2001 Fairlead designed for Plasma Rope, all hardware included.............$ 61.95 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

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OFF-ROAD OFF-ROAD / PROTECTION / RECOVERY (A) 60” Hi-Lift Jack An all cast construction with a 4,660 lb rated capacity. This jack is ideal for Land Rovers with oversized tires and/or raised suspension, where the extra lift from a taller jack is needed. Jack.......................................................................................$ 64.00 HL605

(B) 48” Hi-Lift Jack The original all cast, all purpose jack can lift, pull, push or hoist up to 4,660lbs. HL485 Jack.......................................................................................$ 59.00

(C) 48” Jackall 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. RNA901 Jackall .............................................................................................$ 69.95

(D) Hi-Lift X-TREME Winch, clamp, or spread up to 5,000 lbs with this top of the line Hi-Lift X-TREME. This all-cast version is made with charcoal metalic powder-coat finish, gold zinc-coated hardware and handle, and a special winch-clamp-spreader attachment. XT485 48”...........................................................................................................$ 78.90 XT605 60”...........................................................................................................$ 89.90

(E) Polyurethane Securing Ring Secures the handle to the jack so that they do not separate while you are storing or transporting your jack. Fits both Hi-Lift and Jackall jacks. RNA9112 Jackall Securing Ring ........................................................$ 9.95 RNA9113 Hi-Lift Securing Ring...........................................................$ 9.95

(F) Jack Adapters Fits into the jack receptacles that are located on Defender chassis, Rovers North Series and Defender Sill Protectors, ARB Bull Bars and Rovers North Discovery I Heavy Duty Rear Bumper. This adapter provides the safest way to jack up your Land Rover on uneven terrain without crawling under the vehicle. PLA908 Jackall adapter (Orange) ...........................................................$ 39.95 PLA908HL Hi-Lift adapter (Red)..............................................................$ 49.00

(G) Off Road Jack Base for Hi-Lift Jacks only This base improves the stability of Hi-Lift jacks on soft ground surfaces. This is highly recommended for off-road use in mud and sand, where the cast base of the Hi-lift will sink under the weight of your Land Rover. (Base is for Hi-Lift Jacks ONLY) ORB Jack Base.............................................................................$ 34.95

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(H) 4X4 RAC by Hi-Lift This universal jack rack is designed to be mounted on bumpers, roof racks, inside or out, wherever your jack will fit. It can be used on Jackall or Hi-Lift jacks. Includes hardware. 4X400 Hi-Lift 4X4 Rack ...................................................................$ 29.75

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(J) Hi-Lift Handle-All A multi-functional tool consisting of a telescoping handle and 4 full-size implements. Compact and rugged, while maintaining full-size utility. Perfect for camping, off-roading, recreation, farming, ranching, and forestry. Stores compactly alongside other accessories. HA500 4 Tools-in-1-Shovel, Sledge Hammer, Axe, Pick-Axe ...$159.00

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Experience the next generation in off-road bumpers. Mounts higher and tighter for improved approach angle. Built from tubular powder coated steel for superior strength without excessive weight. Designed for Warn XD9000 low profile winch, features built in jack points and light mounts. DWB1003 Tubular Winch Bumper .............................................$ 859.00 RNA089 Adapter kit for USA 110.............................................$ 159.95

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(E) Rovers North Alloy Skid Plate Made from heavy duty 10mm aluminum alloy with galvanized steel brackets, this skid plate is strong and durable, yet light weight. Designed to protect your Defender’s steering rods and stabilizer from off road hazards. RNA4111 Range Rover Classic & Discovery I........................................$ 398.00 RNA4117AA Discovery II.................................................................................$ 459.00 RNA4113 Defender......................................................................................$ 439.00

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(F) Mantec Steering Guard Extremely strong aluminum shield powder coated steel frame. RNA7002 Defender 90, 100, Steering Guard ...........................................$ 369.00 RNA7005 Range Rover Classic, Discovery I Steering Guard ..............$ 369.00 RNA7007 Discovery II Steering Guard ....................................................$ 399.00

(G) Differential Guard Essential protection for off-road use. Anodized Steel guard clamps onto the front axle housing and protects the front differential from the most common off-road hazards. DIFF01AA Range Rover Classic, Discovery I & Defender Front or Rear ...............................................................$ 79.95ea DIFF02AA Discovery II (non-ACE only) Front ..........................$ 99.95 DIFF03 Range Rover P38A Front ...........................................$ 179.00

(H) Defender Aluminum 5 Bar Body Protection Kits Reinforce your body work with these G4 style 5 bar protection plates. Made from non-corrosive aluminum alloy. Available in Black or Silver OEM non fade electrostatic finish. Includes stainless and anodized hardware. (1) Complete kit includes: wing top protectors, sill protectors and rear quarter protectors for your Defender. All hardware included. RNK6500B Defender 90 Black kit ................................................$ 359.00 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

RNK6500 RNK6501B

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(2) Pair of wing top protectors with hardware for Defender RNA6510B Defender 90/ 110 Black .............................................$ 169.00 RNA6510 Defender 90/ 110 Silver .............................................$ 159.00 (3) Pair of sill protectors with hardware for your Defender RNA6530B Defender 90 Black......................................................$ 129.00 RNA6530 Defender 90 Silver......................................................$ 129.00 RNA6531B Defender 110 Black....................................................$ 135.45 (4) Pair of rear quarter protectors with hardware for your Defender RNA6550B Defender 90 Black......................................................$ 74.50 RNA6550 Defender 90 Silver......................................................$ 74.50 RNA6551B Defender 110 Black....................................................$ 85.90 5) Bonnet protection plate, reinforces the center of your bonnet. Our black bonnet protector will prevent glare from roof mounted lights. RNA6520 Defender 90, 110 Silver..............................................$ 159.00 RNA6520B Defender 90, 110 Black..............................................$ 159.00 17


THE COOLEST PLACE ON EARTH Story & Photos by Eric Evans

[Eric Evans and his wife, Tessa, and their ’97 Defender 90 SW, live in Naples, FL. The owner of a commercial landscape company, Eric entertained RN News readers when he bought his ex-MOD 109” from Rovers North and drove it to Florida. We’ve read of his explorations of Big Bend, TX, and his 45-day trip to Alaska, too. Here’s his account of a fall ’07 trip to Iceland –ed.] In describing “The Happiest Places on Earth,” Eric Weiner noted that “Iceland is cold and dark for much of the year. It is isolated and, for goodness sakes, has the word ‘ice’ in its name. Not much happy about that yet these descendants of the Vikings are, statistically, among the planet’s happiest people.” What a challenge –we had to find out why for ourselves. The internet provided a lot of information about touring Iceland by Land Rover but I also received significant help from Bruce Elfstrom at Overland Experts. He operates off-road tours all over the world and has done Iceland countless times. Of particular help were his comments and warnings about the famed F910 Route from Askja Volcano to Nyidalur in the interior, which was to be the highlight of our trip. By combining travel insights from experienced expeditioners, like Bruce Elfstrom of Overland Experts, I finally produced a route map that would allow for stops at all of the locations and activities my wife Tessa and I were most interested in. More importantly – it provided maximum time off-road in the Defender 110! While boarding our outbound flight from Boston’s Logan Airport, I suddenly found myself not only excited, but worried to the extent that I almost did not want to go. Will Tessa enjoy her first off-road experience? My thoughts quickly changed to food and an

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Icelandic beer as the in-flight service began. Our first taste of Icelandic food went from “this is good” to “I’m done!” in a matter of milliseconds when the flight attendant announced we were eating reindeer balls (I hoped they were referring to the shape of these bit-sized treats!) After our late evening arrival at Keflavik Airport, we were whisked away via shuttle bus to our hotel in Reykjavik Our only agenda for this first day, and a highlight of the trip, was our visit to the famed Blue Lagoon. Unlike so many of Iceland’s wonders, this one is not natural. It’s actually a hot spring pool formed by the run off from a geothermal power plant that supplies the majority of Reykjavik’s heat and hot water. I woke the next morning obsessed with the realization that I would be behind the wheel of a Defender 110 TD5 of my very own (at least for a week or so). We made our way out of town and within the first 20 minutes, we had spotted active steam vents on the roadside. Our first stop was at Geyser – the one all others in the world are named for. This was a new experience for us both and despite the touristy feel of the buses in the parking lot, it was everything we had hoped for in our first of Iceland’s wonders. We then drove to Gulfoss, another of Iceland’s treasures. At the parking area, we met some fellow Roverphiles from Italy who gave us the low-down on the road ahead, including their experience with the F910! Further down the road, we took a detour to bring the Land Rover up close and personal with our first Glacier (Langjokull. Along the way, more hot springs, steam vents and thousands of free roaming sheep! It was nearly 11pm, dark and raining hard when we arrived at Osar. There our very gracious host (and Iceland Land Rover Club member) welcomed us in for a well needed night’s rest. Akureyri sits at the base of Eyjafjorur fjord and is Iceland’s second largest city with a population of 16,000 people. It’s a smaller version of Reykjavik. We checked in at our hostel and climbed back in the Defender to fill out the day with some sightseeing to the east. Godafoss waterfall, located halfway between Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, was picture perfect and provided a backdrop for our new trip mascot Leif (a stuffed puffin). Lake Myvatn comprises one of the most active volcano areas in Iceland (another major eruption is expected at any time). Signs warn you to stay on the walking path in order to avoid being boiled alive should the ground give way to the geothermal forces just below the surface! It’s truly amazing and a bit unnerving that at any moment the whole place could blow up around you. We chose to explore the Dimmuborgir, the 2,000 year old remains of a lava flow filled with pillars, caves and arches. Afterwards, we traveled off road to the


nearby Hverfell crater. Looking for a challenge, I decided to make an ascent to the top. The steep trail leading straight up the side was tricky and I was exhausted by the time I reached the top. The sulphur lay thick in the air and the wind howled loudly; it was an eerie experience. Tessa and I arrived on a farm outside of Husavik for a ride on Icelandic horses, small, stout, sure-footed and very clever. These horses are so revered by Icelanders that if one ever leaves the country, it is never allowed to return out of fear of weakening the breed. Our ride included a run down along the black sand beach. As we made our way down the cliffs, we attracted the attention of a group of a couple of dozen other grazing horses. They were apparently interested in us, or our horses, because they suddenly all began to chase us down the beach! Pushing further toward the northeast, we made it to Kopasker, a small fishing town of only 184 people, and our stop for the night. This is the least visited area of Iceland. Though not nearly as isolated by distance, the landscape reminded me of my trip up the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay Alaska. We reached our destination at the furthest point North in Iceland, the Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse. It sits just ½ mile south of the Artic Circle. Returning to the South, we entered Jokulsargljufur National Park, home to Dettifoss (Europe’s most powerful waterfall). The

track down the west side of the park was quite fun, but river crossings could definitely be hazardous during the spring and summer melt-off. Several we crossed would have been well above the windscreen of the Defender! As you approach Dettifoss, all vegetation suddenly disappears, leaving only volcanic rock and sand. It is like being on the surface of the moon. In fact, NASA astronauts trained here prior to their lunar expeditions. So I guess you could say I’ve driven a Lunar Rover! The final leg of the day’s journey was to get to our farmhouse accommodations in the Central Highlands, several hours of off-road driving to the east of Askja Volcano and the start of our F910 route journey. After a great breakfast the next morning, we were on our way. The route west to the Askja area became increasingly barren and the coloration of the environment changed drastically and frequently. Climbing the track toward Askja, we finally arrive at a Rangers Hut, and his very cool Defender 130 with monster tires and all the necessary gear. To the right the track leads through the Dyngjufjoll massif – an enormous and very recent looking lava flow field. At the top, we dismount and start our long hike to the crater. The weather is quite nice as we start our roughly one mile hike from the parking area to the 715 foot deep (deepest in Iceland) lake of Oskjuvatn. The landscape felt moon-like; I felt as though I should be wearing a space suit. As we neared the lake, we encountered Viti 19


Crater (Hell in Icelandic) and its steaming blue water. As I looked for a way to negotiate a path down to take a warm dip the weather changed - seemingly in an instant. Determined to get into Viti, I moved forward down the gully leading to the bottom. Just as I thought to myself “damn – forgot my hiking boots,” it happened. I hit a patch of thick peanut buttery mud and lost my footing. Down I went, sliding maybe 30 feet before I could stop myself. As I fell, I was unable to brace myself with my hands because I had our video camera strapped in my right hand and was holding my hat on my head with my left. The painful result was a dislocated right shoulder and a short video clip of the camera striking the ground with audio of the expletives that came out of my mouth. We turned back – head on into wind, freezing rain and at one point snow. I have never been so cold. I gave Tessa my hat and we spent close to ½ hour making our way back to the Land Rover – the entire time staring at the ground because the wind was so cold on our faces. Safely back in the truck and in pain from the dislocated shoulder, we drove back down the lava flows to check in with the Ranger. He said he had not traveled the F910 in more than a week, but as long as the rivers were not too deep we should be ok. The F910 is widely regarded as the most hardcore off road route in Iceland, particularly if you take the more southern “old-road,” which is no longer “maintained.” Not really sure what they meant by

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“maintained” as there is no road, no trail. Perhaps what it means is that they no longer replace the plastic guidance poles located every 300 feet or so – sort of like channel markers for a boat. Anyway, the official route is just over 72 miles long. It crosses open desert, lava flows, rivers (no bridges), kisses the Vatnajokull Glacier and even climbs over and down a boulder strewn 2,000’ mountain before descending west from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge into the valley heading south toward Reykjavik. The first section after leaving the Askja area is really quite cool, provided you keep up your speed and keep moving. It’s a long stretch of open, black sand desert and we were running at about 35-40 mph in the Defender. After about 20 minutes or so, thick chunks of lava began to appear again and we were forced to navigate our way through them, while following our yellow poles. Progressively, the lava got larger and the spaces between got smaller. Eventually, we found ourselves picking and choosing “lines” across the lava chunks ranging in size from a speed bump to a VW Beetle and taking full advantage of the D110’s articulation capability. My cheeks still hurt from all the smiling I did in this section, despite the excruciating pain in my right shoulder at every shift of the transmission. The next section we entered was the wash out plain from an old glaciated volcano that seemed to go on for miles. Our first crossing (we had to cross in two places) of this “river” was nearly ¾ of a mile


wide. Fortunately, because of the time of year and to some extent the time of day, the water in this crossing stayed below the hubs. The trick was that the navigation poles did not exist in the river. We were lucky to spot one on a ridge as we came out of our second crossing so we could continue. As we made our way up from the wash out plain, we encountered the massive Trolladyngja and the beginning of snow. Trolladyngja is the greatest shield volcano in Iceland and its lava flows are thought to have run all the way to the north coast near Akureyri (about 75 miles). For the Land Rover, at 2,000 feet above the surrounding area, this was a giant pile of gravel to be conquered. Boulders ranged in size from apple to small car and were all aiming for the sidewalls on the Defenders tires. Not surprisingly, we were worse off than the Land Rover at the end of it. As the snow continued to come down even harder, we found it increasingly difficult to keep our eyes on the poles. We had brought our GPS, but it could not keep a signal unless the windscreen was facing south. At one point, nearing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge we lost track of the poles completely and had to turn back. The elevation changes are constant, rivers and streams seem to go in every direction and just about any direction you look in; looks like it could be the route. At one point, having not seen a navigation pole for quite a while, I determined that the only safe route was to keep the Vatnajokull Glacier close by and on my left, which meant we would be continuing in a Southwesterly direction. Finally, Tessa spotted a navigation pole in the distance and we were back on track. Along the base of Mount Kistufell, we pass one of the emergency huts located in the interior for people who lose their way. I was hoping we would not have to use it. We climb and descend countless ridges and hills before finally arriving at the outpost of Nyidalur, the geographic center of Iceland. The F26 heading south featured basic dirt and gravel with plenty of washboard surface. In fact, the washboard was so bad at one point that the truck started going sideways and I heard a distinct hissing sounds coming from the back of the truck. A tire? No, a beer! 30+ miles of 6” washboard exploded a beer out of its can! No great loss, unless you are in Iceland where government controls alcohol sales and a six pack of tall boys costs nearly $30! So much for that “new car smell” too. As the miles of washboard dragged on, it became more apparent that we would not make our destination. By 1:00am we were both exhausted and ready to call it a night at the Highland Motel. We hit the sack and enjoyed a well needed rest. Over the next two days, we traveled east along the Ring Road to Hofn at Iceland’s southeastern most point making stops along the

way. We visited Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, which was very cool, although a bit touristy. It is an inland bay located directly between the Vatnajokull Glacier and the Atlantic Ocean. They have amphibious vehicles that take you out into the bay to view the icebergs and the seals. As we headed back toward Reykjavik, we had one last challenge in front of us. Thorsmork is “Thor’s Forest” – even though there are no trees. Not only has it been recognized as one of the most intriguing places on earth, its also one hell of an off-road challenge! Three Glaciers, mountains and two deep rivers surround the “forest.” The route requires the fording the Krossa River dozens of times. The Krossa is cold, fast moving and deep. To add to the level of excitement, the river bottom is made up almost entirely of loose rocks and sand! Water levels can change dramatically throughout the day. I found myself more nervous than at the start of the F910 route. Fortunately, we convoyed with a group from Scotland in a D110. Keeping in mind Bruce’s instructions on proper river fording technique, I entered the first deep crossing. There is no adjective to describe the feeling of the rear end of a Land Rover floating down stream as you attempt to push on and keep moving forward. It was like driving on marbles. Heading back to Reykjavik for a couple of days of excellent meals, a few shots of “Black Death” liquor and a 4-star hotel, Tessa and I decided we also deserved another trip to the Blue Lagoon. So we headed off the paved road one last time on a shortcut to an afternoon of soaking and relaxation. Tessa and I hope to visit this amazing place again someday and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for adventure and the trip of a lifetime. _______  ________

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SUSPENSION / PERRFORMANCE SUSPENSION KITS

PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION KITS

(A) Genuine Heavy Duty Springs & Bilstein Shock Kits

(B) Continued

Perfect for vehicles running factory tire sizes with a moderate appointment of off-road equipment – not exceeding manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight. Includes four Bilstein shocks and four Genuine Land Rover heavy duty springs. Will raise vehicle approximately 1 inch. Great on-road, good off-road. Defender 90/110 RNK5201 Defender 90, without winch ...............................................$ 599.90 RNK5211 Defender 90, with winch .....................................................$ 619.00 RNK5202 Defender 110, with or without winch ................................$ 599.00 RNA235 Bilstein Steering Damper ....................................................$ 84.95 Discovery I 1994 - 1999 RNK5203 Discovery I, without winch..................................................$ 599.00 RNK5213 Discovery I, with winch .......................................................$ 629.00 RNA245 Bilstein Steering Damper ....................................................$ 79.95 Discovery II 1999 - 2004 RNK5208 Discovery II, with winch ......................................................$ 799.00 Range Rover Classic 1987 - 1993 coil spring RNK5204 Range Rover Classic, 100” without winch........................$ 599.00 RNK5214 Range Rover Classic, 100” with winch .............................$ 629.00 RNA245 Bilstein Steering Damper ....................................................$ 79.95

Defender 110 Pick-up or Hardtop OMED110RK1 Standard Duty........................................................................$ OMED110RK2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ OMESD32 Steering Damper ...................................................................$ Discovery I 1994 - 1999 OMEDS1K1 Standard .................................................................................$ OMEDS1K2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ OMESD11 Steering Damper ...................................................................$ Discovery II 1999 - 2004 OMEDS2K1 Standard .................................................................................$ OMEDS2K2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ OMESD02 Steering Damper ...................................................................$ Range Rover Classic 1987 - 1993 coil spring OMERRK1 Standard .................................................................................$ OMERRK2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ OMESD11 Steering Damper ...................................................................$

(B) Old Man Emu Heavy Duty Springs & Shock Kits For owners using oversize tires combined with heavy duty bumper/winch combinations and extra vehicle equipment. Designed for heavy duty off-road use. Will raise vehicle approximately 1.5 inch. Great off-road, stiff on-road. Includes 4 OME shocks & OME springs. Defender 90 OMED90K1 Standard Duty........................................................................$ 679.00 OMED90K2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 679.00 OMESD32 Steering Damper ...................................................................$ 73.45 Defender 110 Station Wagon OMED110K1 Standard Duty........................................................................$ 679.00 OMED110K2 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 679.00 OMESD32 Steering Damper ...................................................................$ 73.45

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679.00 679.00 73.45 659.00 659.00 73.45 659.00 659.00 76.13 659.00 659.00 73.45

(C) Heavy Duty Springs & ProComp Shock Kits Designed for owners wanting the most suspension lift possible without modifications. Depending on added weight to your vehicles our 2 inch lift kit will raise your Land Rover approximately 2 inches over factory ride height. Good on-road, great off-road. Includes 4 Procomp shocks & ProLine springs. Defender 90 RNK450 Standard Duty........................................................................$ 499.00 RNK451 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 499.00 Defender 110 Station Wagon RNK452 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 499.00 Discovery I 1994 - 1999 RNK453 Standard .................................................................................$ 499.00 RNK454 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 499.00 Range Rover Classic 1987 - 1993 coil spring RNK455 Standard .................................................................................$ 499.00 RNK456 Heavy Duty .............................................................................$ 499.00

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SUSPENSION / 88 LEAF SPRING SETS

FOR OWNERS WHO PREFER ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT SUSPENSION (A) ProLine 88 Spring & Shock Set

Rear Leaf Spring with Bushings

PLK5123

PLC218 RNC218

88 rear ProLine ......................................................................$ 119.00 88 rear Genuine .....................................................................$ 159.00

PLB664 RNB664

109 rear Station Wagon ProLine ........................................$ 169.00 109 rear Station Wagon Genuine .......................................$ 207.90

PLC286 RNC286

109 rear Pickup, heavy duty, ProLine ................................$ 199.00 109 rear Pickup, heavy duty, Genuine ...............................$ 236.00

PLD272 PLD273

Military 109 rear GS & FFR only, driver, ProLine..............$ 168.25 Military 109 rear GS & FFR only, passenger, ProLine 3 ..$ 168.25

Standard duty Spring set with U bolts and shocks 88 Series II, IIA, III. ...............................................................$ 499.95

(B) ProLine 88 Spring & Pro Comp Shock Set PLK5223

Standard duty spring set with U bolts and Nitrogen charged Pro Comp shocks, 88 Series II, IIA, III...............................$ 599.95

Front Leaf Spring with Bushings PLB524 RNB524

88 front ProLine .....................................................................$ 79.00 88 front Genuine ....................................................................$ 125.95

PLB596 RNB596

109, 88 front heavy duty, ProLine........................................$ 99.00 109, 88 front heavy duty, Genuine ......................................$ 168.00

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(C) Bilstein Shocks Bilstein® is the world leader in gas-pressurized shock absorber technology. Technically the most advanced shock available today, Bilstein utilizes a one piece seamless monotube design filled with oil and nitrogen gas in a pressurized, sealed compartment. 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. We recommend for 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. Defender 90/110 RNA243-4 Set of four..................................................................................$ 329.00 RNA243-5D Set of four (includes one Damper)........................................$ 399.00 RNA235 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 84.95 Discovery I 1994 - 1999 RNA243-6 Set of four..................................................................................$ 329.00 RNA243-7 Set of four (includes Damper)................................................$ 399.00 RNA245 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 79.95 Discovery II 1999 - 2004 RNA6046-7 Set of four..................................................................................$ 389.00 RNA246 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 89.95 Range Rover Classic RNA243-4 RR Classic w/coil springs (set of four) .................................$ 329.00 RNA243-5 RR Classic (Set of four + damper) .........................................$ 399.00 RNA2152-3 RR Classic LWB w/air susp (set of four). .............................$ 369.00 RNA245 RR Classic, Steering Damper .................................................$ 79.95 Range Rover P38A 1999 - 2002 RNA2214-5 Set of four..................................................................................$ 399.00 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

(D) OME Shocks For Land Rover owners who require heavy-duty shocks, off-road performance and maximum load capacity. Twin-tube design offers unsurpassed protection against rocks and debris. These heavy duty nitrogen-gas shock absorbers are recommended for applications where more dampening is needed for use with oversize tires. Series 88” & 109” OMESK109 109” Set of four shocks ...........................................................$ 359.00 OMESK88 88” Set of four shocks .............................................................$ 359.00 OMESD11 88 and 109 Steering Damper ..................................................$ 73.45 Defender 90/110 OMESKDEF Set of four shocks ....................................................................$ 339.00 OMESD32 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 73.45 Discovery I 1994 - 1999 OMESKDS1 Set of four shocks ...................................................................$ 339.00 OMESD11 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 73.45 Discovery II 1999 - 2004 OMESKDS2 Set of four shocks ...................................................................$ 339.00 OMESD02 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 76.13 Range Rover Classic 1987 - 1995 OMESKRR Set of four shocks ...................................................................$ 339.00 OMESD11 Steering Damper ......................................................................$ 73.45

(E) Pro Comp ES 9000 Shocks For Discovery I, Range Rover Classic & Defender. Nitrogen gas charged shocks with two inches of extra travel. (Designed for off-road performance for vehicles with raised suspension of two inches or less). Excellent all around ride quality and handling. Shock sets include bushings and optional poly vinyl dust boots in black. PCS9030 Discovery I 1989-1999 front and rear shock set.......................$ 189.00 PCS9050 Range Rover Classic 1970-1993 with coil suspension front and rear shock set...........................................................................$ 189.00 PCS9020 Defender 1983-1998 front and rear shock set...........................$ 189.00 Pro Comp ES 3000 For Series II, IIA, III, 88” and 109” Land Rovers with standard or parabolic springs offer an extra inch of shock travel. These performance shocks incorporate a twin-tube cellular gas design that prevents foaming and reduces shock fade to improve the ride quality of leaf spring suspension. Shock sets include bushings and optional poly vinyl dust boots in black. PCS3088 88” front and rear shock set .........................................................$ 169.99 PCS3109 109” front and rear shock set .......................................................$ 169.99 Steering Damper PLS122 Series II, IIA, III, 88”, 109”, Range Rover Classic and Discovery I ..................................$ 44.50

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SUSPENSION / COMPETITION ACCESSORIES A

PLS023HDY Standard 10” Front Heavy Duty Shock Towers, Yellow

B

PLH057E Raised Poly Axle Stop

C

PLS039HD Heavy Duty Securing Ring

E

PLS023DC Front Dislocation Cones

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PLH617DC Rear Dislocation Cones

PLS022HDG 8” Front Heavy Duty Shock Towers, Galvanized

D

SRP105 Front Spring Retainer

SRP106 Rear Spring Retainer

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PLH617DK Rear Shock Mount Drop Kit

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RNA5102 2 Inch Heavy Duty Lift Spacers

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Extended Flexible Stainless Steel Brake Line Kit

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RNWS002 ProLine Performance Wheel Spacer Set

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RNA350 Wheel Flare Set

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PLH009 Heavy Duty Drive Flange

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Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


SUSPENSION / COMPETITION ACCESSORIES

(A) Front Heavy Duty Shock Towers

(H) 2 Inch Heavy Duty Lift Spacers

PLS023HDY Standard 10” height, powder coated yellow, pair .....$ 179.00 PLS022HDY 8”, powder coated Yellow, pair .....................................$ 189.00 PLS023HDG Standard 10” height, galvanized, pair ..........................$ 179.00 PLS022HDG 8”, galvanized, pair ..........................................................$ 189.00 Heavy duty shock towers require 2 heavy duty securing rings, PLS039HD

Raise your Defender, Range Rover Classic, Discovery I and II by 2 inches, using our Lift Spacers. Easy to install, for that DIY person. No special tools are required. Fits between axle and spring plate. RNA5102 Set of 2 inch heavy duty lift spacers (2 front 2, rear) ................$ 99.95

(I) Extended Flexible Stainless Steel Brake Line Kits

(B) Raised Poly Axle Stops PLH057E PLH057

3 1/2 inch raised orange Poly Axle Stop, for front or rear, to limit downward axle travel. Fits Defender, Discovery I and Range Rover Classic................................................................$ 26.95 2 1/4 inch orange Poly Axle Stop, for front or rear, to limit downward axle travel. Fits Defender, Discovery I and Range Rover Classic. .............................................................................................................$ 19.50

These 4 inch extended flexible stainless steel brake line kits are designed for Land Rovers with lifted suspension. Replaces your rubber flex lines. Equipped with factory fittings. No adapters required. Directions included. SBL3004E Discovery I ........................................................................................$ 129.00 SBL6004E Discovery II .......................................................................................$ 119.00 SBL5006E Range Rover Classic 1992 - 1995...................................................$ 165.00 SBL2003E Defender 90, 110...............................................................................$ 89.50

(C) Heavy Duty Securing Ring

(J) ProLine Performance Wheel Spacer Set

PLS039HD Used to secure heavy duty or standard shock tower to your chassis (sold individually) .....................................$ 19.95

Improves springs attachment to axle. Required with dislocation cones. SRP105 Front heavy duty spring retainer, pair..........................$ 20.95 SRP106 Rear heavy duty spring retainer, pair...........................$ 15.90

Widen your Land Rover's track, and dramatically improve your turning radius and handling. Precision made from Billet Aluminum with heat-treated heavy-duty wheel studs, this new and improved Performance Wheel Spacer Kit is designed for superior strength and off-road performance. Made in the USA. Set of 4 includes 30mm wide spacers with studs, and 20 lug nuts. RNWS001 Defender, Discovery I and Range Rover Classic........................$ 419.00 RNWS002 Discovery II, Range Rover P38A....................................................$ 429.00

(E) Front Dislocation Cones

(K) Wheel Flare Set

(D) Heavy Duty Spring Retainers

PLS023DC Easily bolts to your chassis front top spring mount. Proven effective in guiding a dislocated spring back into place, allowing for maximum axle articulation. (Pair)...................................................................................$

89.00

(F) Rear Dislocation Cones PLH617DC Easily bolts to your chassis rear top spring mount. .Proven effective in guiding a dislocated spring back into place, allowing for maximum axle articulation. (Pair) RRC, Discovery I, Defender 90............................$ 89.00 RNH861 (Pair) Defender 110..........................................................$ 96.00

(G) Rear Shock Mount Drop kit PLH617DK Increases the travel of your rear shock by lowering your top mount 2”. Works great with our 2” lower heavy duty front shock towers (Pair) .........................................................$ 89.00 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

Wheel Flare set for Discovery I 1994-1999, Discovery II 1999-2004 & Range Rover Classic 1983-1995. The road legal solution for tires too wide for your Land Rover. Easy to install, and easy to modify. Made of high strength flexible plastic compound that will hold up to off-road use. 2 inches wide, supplied in black. Adaptable to factory openings or ones cut over size. Complete kit for 4 door Discovery & Range Rover Classic. Includes hardware and some very British instructions. RNA350 ............................................................................................$ 479.00

(L) Heavy Duty Drive Flange Anodized finish with screw on caps, sold in pairs. PLH009 HD Drive Flange pair Defender, Discovery I, Range Rover Classic 1990 on ........................................$ PLE192 HD Drive Flange pair Defender up to 1989 ........................................................$

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SUSPENSION / COIL CONVERSION KITS A

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RNK5105

RNK5106

COMPLETE COIL CONVERSION KITS FOR EASY INSTALLATION The only kits featuring Genuine variable rate coil springs for a superior ride and improved handling. (A) 1993 - 1995 Range Rover Classic Coil Conversion Kit using Genuine springs

(B) 1995-2002 Range Rover P38A Coil Spring Conversion Kits with Electronic ECU Bypass

Land Rover designed and built into the Range Rover Classic a fantastic air suspension system that was way ahead of its time. However, when a malfunctioning component needs repair or replacement, it can quickly get time-consuming and expensive. Do away with all the air suspension hassle and expense by converting your Range Rover Classic to a coil-sprung Range Rover. This kit contains all Genuine parts and includes everything needed for the proper conversion and continuing reliability for on or off-road performance. Our customers have been so satisfied with the improved ride quality and handling after installation of this kit, most claim they prefer the coil conversion suspension to the factory air suspension! Includes detailed instructions and all necessary hardware. RNK5105 Coil Spring Conversion Kit, Range Rover Classic, Genuine (as showm above)..............................................$ 379.00

Simply the best kit for the best price. You will not find a better price anywhere else. This is a top quality kit for standard duty for normal driving and off road conditions, that converts your Range Rover P38A air suspension to coil spring suspension, giving you the best handling and the most comfortable coil spring suspension ride on the market today. Our kit includes 4 variable rate springs, 2 Genuine rear coil spring isolators, 2 Genuine front coil isolators, 4 coil spring seats, 4 aluminum spring perch adapters, 4 Genuine spring retainers and 1 EAS override pigtail to eliminate fault codes. All hardware and instructions are included. Installation is straight forward, requiring no fabrication or modifications to your vehicle. RNK5106 Genuine Standard RR P38A Coil Spring Conversion Kit ...$ 901.95 PLK5106 ProLine Standard RR P38A Coil Spring Conversion Kit.....$ 699.00 RNK5107 Heavy Duty, P38A Coil Conversion Kit............................$ 769.00

1993 - 1995 Range Rover Classic Coil Conversion Kit using Old Man Emu springs RNK5105A

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Coil Spring Conversion Kit (with OME springs), Range Rover Classic (not shown) ...................................$ 399.95

1995-2002 Range Rover P38A Coil Spring Conversion Kits with 4 gas pressurized Bilstein Shocks. RNK5116 RNK5117

Standard w/Bilsteins, P38A Coil Conversion Kit...........$ 1155.00 Heavy Duty w/Bilsteins, P38A Coil Conversion Kit.......$ 1255.00 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


SUSPENSION / SPRING & AIR SPRING ASSEMBLIES, BUSHING KITS C

DISCOVERY II REAR AIR TO GENUINE COIL SPRING CONVERSION KIT

E

F

(E) Polyurethane Bushing Kits

RND262 Air Spring Assembly

(C) Discovery II Rear Air to Coil Spring Conversion Kit Coil Conversion for Discovery II rear suspension. Do away with air suspension hassles and convert to coil-sprung for continuously reliable performance. Kit contains Genuine parts, everything for the conversion, instructions and hardware. RNK5118 Discovery II Rear Air to Coil Spring Conversion Kit........$ 299.00

(D) Air Spring Assembly Range Rover P38A (1995-2002) RND262 PLD262G2 RND263 PLD263G2

Air Spring Assembly, Front, Genuine, Each............$ 329.00 Air Spring Assembly, Front, ProLine, Pair..............$ 250.95 Air Spring Assembly, Rear, Genuine, Each ............$ 299.00 Air Spring Assembly, Rear, ProLine, Pair...............$ 313.95

Range Rover Classic RNS035 RNS036

Air Spring Assembly, Front, Genuine, Each ...........$ 289.00 Air Spring Assembly, Rear, Genuine, Each ............$ 289.00

Discovery II PLD823

Air Spring Assembly, Rear, ProLine, Each .............$ 179.00

Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

These Polyurethane Bushing Kits were designed with the DIY individual in mind; both easy to install and the best possible price anywhere. These Kits are suitable for normal, as well as off-road use. Includes all suspension and all shock absorber bushings. Made in England. PBS1115 Polyurethane Bushing Kit, Discovery I, Range Rover Classic (except 1995), Defender 90, 1994 on. .................................$ 139.95 PBS1111LWB Polyurethane Bushing Kit, Series III, 109” Includes all spring bushings and shock bushings ......................$ 109.50 PBS1111SWB Polybushing Set, Series IIA, III, 88”Includes all spring bushings and shock bushings...................................$ 109.50

(F) Genuine Land Rover Suspension Bushing Kits For superior performance and durability, no other bushings will outlast Genuine Suspension Bushings. Includes all Land Rover Genuine Parts, bushings and hardware for replacing suspension bushings on your vehicle. Professional installation is recommended. RNK5910 Range Rover Classic Front Bushings Pre '86 .......................$ 199.00 RNK5911 Range Rover Classic Rear Bushings Pre '86 .........................$ 219.00 RNK5912 Range Rover Classic Front Bushings ‘86-’90 .........................$ 157.45 RNK5913 Range Rover Classic Rear Bushings ‘86-’92 ..........................$ 199.45 RNK5914 Range Rover Classic Front Bushings ‘91 on ..........................$ 146.95 RNK5915 Range Rover Classic Rear Bushings ‘93 on ...........................$ 199.45 RNK5918 Discovery I Front Bushings.......................................................$ 149.00 RNK5915 Discovery I Rear Bushings........................................................$ 199.45 RNK5910 Defender 90, 110 Front Bushings up to ‘94.............................$ 199.00 RNK5916 Defender 90, 110 Front Bushings ‘94 on..................................$ 145.95 RNK5915 Defender 90, 110 Rear Bushings .............................................$ 199.45 29


First Impressions The All New 1967 Land Rover 109” Story & Photos by Jeremy Bergeron

[Jeremy Bergeron, Colorado Springs, CO grew up in Texas. He’s an architect with The Larson Group in Colorado Springs. While he loves his wife, Jenny, and his two children Ethan and Ashley, missing from his life was a Series Land Rover. Here’s his story as to how he found one –ed] Our friends thought I must have made a partner in the firm when we drove up in our new Land Rover (pronounced with a snobbish English accent). A year earlier, Jenny and I had just moved to Denver, Colorado as newlyweds from Austin, Texas. Every chance we had, we explored the Colorado landscape. We soon realized that our adventuresome life was hampered by the lack of ground clearance and front wheel drive on our Volkswagen. Shamelessly, I sensed an excuse for an SUV.

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We looked at a ton of SUV’s. I was bored by most, moved by none. That is, until I test drove a Land Rover Discovery. I always liked the look of the Discovery from afar, but always assumed that they were expensive and unobtainable at my stage in life. I was wrong on one of those assumptions. We traded in our beloved Volkswagen for a 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE7 from a small used car dealership up in Boulder, CO. Of course, I was smitten with the Land Rover D90 parked next to our Discovery on the dealer lot, but I just couldn’t convince Jenny or the bank to go for the 3 times the Discovery price the dealer was wanting for it. One can dream, right? The Land Rover drew lots of admiration from friends. I failed to mention to them that I could buy two of these Discovery’s for the price of one of our friend’s cars. Don’t tell anyone, it’s our little secret.


Land Rovers, “As Seen n TV”, were part of my life. I remember laughing hysterically with friends while watching the Series Rover on “The Gods Must Be Crazy,” and sobbing while watching “Born Free.” I loved the stories that involved Land Rovers. I thought of a photo of some old Series Land Rovers sinking into the ground as they sat decaying on an old farm in England. The pictures were beautiful with the imagery of the old Rovers returning to the earth. In my mind, the old Series Land Rovers are kind of like that; they don’t die, they just slowly return to the earth. I wonder what stories those Land Rovers could tell. Did they carry royalty? Did they rescue some lion cubs? Or did they just haul manure? The stories are what drew me in to the Land Rover world. To me, Land Rovers are purposeful, they look the part, and they are extremely capable taking part in that purpose. I love reading the adventures of folks taking treks around the world in their Discovery or Defenders. I love the community and camaraderie of fellow Land Rover enthusiasts, both in person and the online communities found in various Land Rover forums. Eventually, the Discovery was just not enough to feed my Land Rover addiction. I started to get that funny feeling deep inside that I needed to go to the source of that addiction and decided I wanted... scratch that, I needed to find a Land Rover Series. Thus began my search for a Series. In the spring of 2007, I had a tax refund burning a hole in my pocket. Jenny supported my search but she corralled her enthusiasm. I looked locally in Colorado. I searched CraigsList nationally. I searched the Land Rover forum “for sale” sections. I watched the bids on eBay. I found nothing. I was looking for a Series that was in daily driver condition, and soon realized that my “large tax refund” was not as large as I had originally thought. I started to see more and more about importing a Series from England. Wow! The prices I was being quoted for a Series including shipping to the United States was ridiculously lower than anything I had seen stateside. I was game! I found a nice looking 1975 Land Rover Series III 109 Station Wagon with the 2.25L diesel. Can anybody

say Biodiesel? Maybe even run it on vegetable oil? Yes! I could start making my own fuel with old frying oil from the local Chinese food take-out restaurant. I would become the envy of all environmentalists as I putted around town hauling my recycling to the recycle center with only the smell of french fries in my wake. I was excited! I convinced my dad that we could fly to Jacksonville, FL, pick this truck up at the dock and drive it all the way home to Colorado Springs fresh off the boat. It would be a great father and son bonding time as we traversed half the country in a 30+ year old truck that has never seen American soil. Who was I kidding? I looked into having the truck transported from Jacksonville to Colorado Springs, which actually would be cheaper than flying and driving back, but where is the adventure in that? Where was the story? I wanted to be able to tell the story of the time my dad and I drove an old Land Rover Series across the country. Ultimately, too many details and too many unknowns took the fun out of this scheme. Thinking more about the quest for a Series vehicle, I realized that I was looking for a daily driver, when in fact, I needed to find a Series project. The story and adventure I was looking for could be found in the project itself. I never knew my grandfather, but he and my father restored old Model T’s and Model A’s back in the 1950’s and 60’s. One first project was the restoration of a rust bucket Model A into a functional car. Like so many others, my dad traded the product of his story in on a 1962 Ford Falcon. It has now become a story ending with regret. So I wondered about a “project” 1965 Series IIA 88” advertised in Colorado Springs. The seller said “all the pieces are there”. I went out to his 5 acre horse property and, sure enough, there in the open barn were lots of pieces. I don’t doubt that all the pieces were there, but there were actually 3 or 4 Series trucks scattered around the barn. This would have been way too much project for a first time Series owner.

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I eventually found my way to the Rovers North forums, where I did a search through the “for sale” section with a simple “Colorado” keyword search. There, I found a very simple ad for a 1967 Land Rover Series IIA 109”, with a 6-cylinder, located 2.5 hours away in Alamosa, CO. The listing was a few months old by then, with no pictures and an asking price was $5,000. I contacted the seller by email and Dan (name changed to protect the innocent) responded telling me the truck was still available and that he was now in O.B.O. mode. He sent me some photos of the truck but it was hard to tell much from them. Dan really wanted me to come take a look at the truck in person. I got the sense that he wasn’t finding many potential buyers willing to visit a “project” in a relatively remote area of Colorado. I took the information that was given to me and posted it on a few different Land Rover forums to get some feedback and a recommendation for the “OBO” amount. Based on the photos posted, forum posters suggested $1,500. I called Dan and told him I could offer no more than $1,500. He agreed we should meet. Sweet! Time for a road trip.

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I have this idyllic idea of my dad and me bonding while turning wrenches on an old Land Rover project. However, my dad said he was done working on cars in his lifetime. He has moved on to fly fishing. I hate fishing- never mind that I haven’t tried it! I called my dad up to see if he would like to take a road trip the following Saturday down to Alamosa. I did not tell him the purpose of the trip but he guessed easily. After a sleepless Friday night, my dad and I left on a gorgeous fall morning, perfect weather for a drive. We had some good shoulder to shoulder bonding time conversing about cars and life on our drive down. I assured my dad that I was only going to look at the truck since I brought no money with us. We met Dan at the truck, parked for 4 years in some tall grass alongside a metal building off the highway near Alamosa. Dan had removed all the extra Land Rover parts and pieces that were stored inside the truck and spread them across the ground around the truck. My first reaction was all smiles; the truck was beautiful to me. I crawled around every inch and was amazed at the lack of rust and the general completeness of everything. However, there were a few pair of underwear that appear to have been used as oil rags lying around the truck; one hopes it was oil. I noticed there were a few items on this Series IIA such as the heated windscreens and extra black panels around the bulkhead that led me to think that maybe this was some kind up special model. Even my dad got caught up in the moment. After looking over the truck we prepared to say our goodbyes to Dan. My dad surprised me and offered $1,000 on my behalf which was countered to $1,250. Deal! One problem, we did not bring any money. We offered a deposit, but Dan would not accept and said a handshake was all he needed. I just bought a 1967 Land Rover Series IIA 109” for $1,250 on a handshake. We would come back down the next Saturday to haul the Series back to Colorado Springs. The week between, I did some research to figure out why this Series truck seemed to have a few “extras” compared to others I had seen. I found out that this Series was #329 of only 811 NADA (North American Dollar Area) trucks ever produced. The NADA trucks have a slightly modified 6 cylinder Rover engine, and they were the last 109” trucks ever produced and sold in the U.S. This Series left the Solihull factory in September 1966 heading to San Francisco. This all sounded pretty cool to me. Saturday could not come soon enough! My dad and I once again headed down to Alamosa in the Discovery, this time to bring the Series home. We rented a U-Haul trailer in Alamosa and met Dan and a buddy of his at the truck. The Rover had no brakes; we put the transfer case in neutral and pushed it onto the trailer. After completing the deal, Dan tells me that a couple showed up at his house the night before offering $3,000 for the truck and had a flatbed trailer ready for the haul. He told them that he already had a deal. Dan honored his handshake even though somebody offered him more than double my purchase price. He did not even try to get more money from me. He even saw to it that a spare 6 cylinder engine that came with the truck found its way to my house. The drive home with the Discovery pulling the Series was slow and uneventful. My dad and I took many opportunities to make stops

and snap a few pictures along the way. We stopped at an old antique store in Fort Garland before heading up La Veta Pass (9,413 ft). The owner of the store, a man in his 80’s, practically came running out to check out the old Series Rover. We slowly climbed up La Veta Pass. The Discovery did a decent job pulling on the highways, but once we were in stop and go traffic with lights in Colorado Springs, the Discovery felt tired. Hills started to feel more like mountains. We had one last stop to make before getting home, the car wash. I thought it might be wise to get rid of the years of dirt from the San Luis Valley off the truck. We finally arrived home! The Series has taken over the oil stained side of the garage from the Discovery. The poor Discovery is now sitting out in the cold and snow. The Series looks kind of happy to be indoors for a change. Taking inventory of the truck, I have found only one dead mouse; no signs of Hantavirus yet! In the truck, I found a Xerox copy of the front and back of an old February 1967 Four Wheeler Magazine with an ad for the NADA 6 cylinder truck. Later, on Ebay, I found an actual copy of that issue. So now I have a road test of the “new” 109” to read. I have been told that I need to come up with a name first, so I am still working on that. Apparently everything was working and running when the truck was parked, which gives me great hope for its future. Just need some time to tinker. Friends have come over to see the new veddy-British Land Rover and most seem pretty excited. The guys seem to understand the desire and excitement, but most of the girls just roll their eyes. I love my wife! This is just the beginning of my episode of this Land Rover’s story. It has a story spanning more than 40 years already. I would love to have my dad come along side me in this project. Maybe after he is done fishing! My kids, Ethan (4) and Ashley (2), may one day like to do more with the Series IIA than just jump from row to row. My hope is that my family will be able to bond with this Rover adventure. I am intending not to spend too much time tinkering, and make sure my family comes first. Like most good stories, they get better with age. I feel like I am part of the new generation of Land Rover Series owners, the next guard, if you will, that will continue to enjoy and safeguard the Land Rover heritage and continue the story. _______  ________

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MECHANICAL / BRAKE DRUMS, SHOES, ROTORS, CALIPERS Wheel Cylinders for 88”, Series II, IIA, III Check RNB535 PLB535 RNB536 PLB536 RNB537 PLB537 RNB538 PLB538

Out These Girling Prices Front Right, Genuine...........................................................................$ Front Right, ProLine (Lucas/Girling).................................................$ Front Left, Genuine .............................................................................$ Front Left, ProLine (Lucas/Girling) ...................................................$ Rear Right, Genuine ...........................................................................$ Rear Right, ProLine (Lucas/Girling) .................................................$ Rear Left, Genuine..............................................................................$ RNB536 Wheel Cylinder Rear Left, ProLine (Lucas/Girling)....................................................$

Lucas Brake Fluid 76.50 46.50 76.50 46.50 75.38 52.50 75.38 52.50

Wheel Cylinders for 109”, 2.25 RNB542 PLB542 RNB541 PLB541 RNB535 PLB535 RNB536 PLB536

Front Right, Genuine...........................................................................$ Front Right, ProLine (Lucas/Girling).................................................$ Front Left, Genuine .............................................................................$ Front Left, ProLine (Lucas/Girling) ...................................................$ Rear Right, Genuine ...........................................................................$ Rear Right, ProLine (Lucas/Girling) .................................................$ Rear Left, Genuine..............................................................................$ Rear Left, ProLine (Lucas/Girling)....................................................$

51.41 44.50 51.41 44.50 76.50 46.50 76.50 46.50

ProLine Series II, IIA, III Brake Drums PLC534 PLC545 PLC216 PLC504

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

39.50 39.50 55.00 45.00

Genuine Series Brake Pipe Kits Includes all Genuine metal and rubber flex lines with sealing washers and nuts. RNK680 88” Single System, Early Series IIA.................................................$ 167.95 RNK681 109” Single System.............................................................................$ 169.95 RNK682 88” Dual Power, Series IIA................................................................$ 199.50 RNK683 88” Dual Power, Series III .................................................................$ 199.50

Series Brake Shoes 88” and 109”

PLF320 Series Brake Shoes

Bonded Brake Shoes Sold in Axle Sets (enough for 2 wheels) PLF320 88” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, front or rear........................................$ PLF343 109” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, front only, 2.25ltr..............................$ PLF321 109” Bonded Shoe Axle Set, rear only, all models .......................$ PLF342 Brake Shoes for handbrake, Series IIA/III.....................................$

36.50 41.95 45.50 24.95

NEW ProLine Brake Calipers with no Core Charge Defender 90/110 PLF300A Defender 90, Front Caliper, NEW, RH ..............................................$ 174.50 PLF301A Defender 90, Front Caliper, NEW, LH...............................................$ 174.50 PLB198A Defender 90, Rear Caliper, NEW, RH...............................................$ 119.95 PLB197A Defender 90, Rear Caliper, NEW, LH ...............................................$ 119.95 PLF200 Defender 110, Front Caliper, NEW, RH ............................................$ 239.00 PLF201 Defender 110, Front Caliper, NEW, LH.............................................$ 239.00 Discovery I 1995-1999 PLB192A Front Caliper, NEW, RH ......................................................................$ 179.50 PLB191A Front Caliper, NEW, LH.......................................................................$ 179.50 PLB198A Rear Caliper, NEW, RH.......................................................................$ 119.95 PLB191A Brake Caliper 119.95 PLB197A Rear Caliper, NEW, LH .......................................................................$ Discovery II 1999-2004 & Range Rover P38A 1995-2002 PLD016A Front Caliper, NEW, RH ......................................................................$ 159.00 PLD017A Front Caliper, NEW, LH.......................................................................$ 159.00 PLD004 Rear Caliper, NEW, RH.......................................................................$ 96.00 PLD005 Rear Caliper, NEW, LH .......................................................................$ 96.00 Range Rover Classic 1987-1995 PLB014A Front Caliper, NEW, ‘87-1989 RH ......................................................$ 149.00 PLB015A Front Caliper, NEW, ‘87-1989 LH.......................................................$ 149.00 PLD259A Front Caliper, NEW, ‘93-1995 RH, From Vin # 637568 ....................$ 174.50 PLD258A Front Caliper, NEW, ‘93-1995 LH, From Vin # 637568.....................$ 174.50 PLB011A Front Caliper, NEW, ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995,RH ...........................$ 149.00 PLB017A Front Caliper, NEW, ABS & Hunter, ‘90-1995,LH............................$ 149.00 PLB018A Rear Caliper, NEW, ‘87-1992 RH 10mm............................................$ 136.00 PLB010A Rear Caliper, NEW, ‘87-1992 LH 10mm ............................................$ 136.00 PLB198A Rear Caliper, NEW, ‘93-1995 RH 12mm............................................$ 119.95 PLB197A Rear Caliper, NEW, ‘93-1995 LH 12mm ............................................$ 119.95 34

GBF4250 Lucas Brake Fluid, 250 ml..................................................................$ 4.20 GBF4500 Lucas Brake Fluid, 500 ml..................................................................$ 7.35 GBF4100 Lucas Brake Fluid, 1 Litre..................................................................$ 12.60

GENUINE, ProLine Rotors Defender 90 PLB022A ProLine, front, rotor, each........................................................$ 39.50 PLB012A ProLine, rear, rotor, each.........................................................$ 39.00 Genuine, front, rotor, each ......................................................$ 79.50 RNB022 RNB012 Genuine, rear, rotor, each........................................................$ 86.50 PLB022SD ProLine slotted & drilled, front, rotor, pair ..........................$ 129.00 PLB012SD ProLine slotted & drilled, rear, rotor, pair ..........................$ 109.00 Defender 110 PLB006A ProLine, front, rotor, each ......................................................$ 39.50 RNB006 Genuine, front, rotor, each .....................................................$ 71.50 PLB006SD ProLine slotted & drilled, front, rotor, pair .........................$ 109.00 PLB022SD

Discovery I 1995-1999 ProLine Rotor PLB006A ProLine, front, rotor, each........................................................$ 39.50 PLB012A ProLine, rear, rotor, each.........................................................$ 39.00 RNB006 Genuine, front, rotor, each ......................................................$ 71.50 RNB012 Genuine, rear, rotor, each........................................................$ 86.50 PLB006SD ProLine slotted & drilled, front, rotor, pair ..........................$ 109.00 PLB012SD ProLine slotted & drilled, rear, rotor, pair ...........................$ 109.00 Discovery II 1999-2004 PLD013A ProLine, front, rotor, each........................................................$ 59.00 PLD024A ProLine, rear, rotor, each.........................................................$ 39.95 RND013 Genuine, front, rotor, each ......................................................$ 88.00 RND024 Genuine, rear, rotor, each........................................................$ 86.00 PLD013SD ProLine slot drilled, front, rotor, pair ....................................$ 129.00 PLD024SD ProLine slot drilled, rear, rotor, pair......................................$ 109.00 Range Rover Classic 1987-1995 PLB006A ProLine, front, rotor ‘87-1989, each........................................$ 39.50 PLB022A ProLine, front, rotor ‘90-1995, each........................................$ 39.50 PLB012A ProLine, rear, rotor ‘87-1995, each.........................................$ 39.00 RNB006 Genuine, front, rotor ‘87-1989, each ......................................$ 71.50 RNB022 Genuine, front, rotor ‘90-1995, each ......................................$ 79.50 RNB012 Genuine, rear, rotor ‘87-1995, each........................................$ 86.50 PLB006SD ProLine slotted & drilled, front, ‘87-1989 rotor, pair...........$ 109.00 PLB022SD ProLine slot drilled, front, rotor ‘90-1995, pair ....................$ 129.00 PLB012SD ProLine slot drilled, rear, rotor ‘87-1995, pair......................$ 109.00 Range Rover P38A 1995-2002 PLD028A ProLine, front, rotor, each........................................................$ 59.00 PLD024A ProLine, rear, rotor, each.........................................................$ 39.95 RND028 Genuine, front, rotor, each ......................................................$ 96.50 RND024 Genuine, rear, rotor, each........................................................$ 86.00 PLD028SD ProLine slotted / drilled, front, rotor, pair ............................$ 129.00 PLD024SD ProLine slot drilled, rear, rotor, pair......................................$ 109.00 Range Rover L322 (2003 on) RNH909 Genuine, rotor, up to 3A130140, front, each ........................$ 148.31 PLH909 ProLine, rotor, up to 3A130140, front, each .........................$ 79.00 RNH954 Genuine, rotor, from 4A159171 up to 6A228066, front, each $ 93.98 RNH955 Genuine, rotor up to 6A000001, rear, each ...........................$ 91.48 LR3 (2004 on) RNH956 Genuine, rotor, front, each ......................................................$ RNH957 Genuine, rotor, rear, each........................................................$

55.76 60.57

Brake Pad Fitting Kits PLB204 PLD161 PLH320 PLH321

Front, solid disc, Defender 110 NAS, Discovery I .........................$ Front, vented, Range Rover Classic, Defender 90 NAS ...............$ Front, non-vented, Range Rover Classic ........................................$ Rear, RR Classic, Defender 90, Discovery I....................................$

6.95 6.95 6.95 6.95

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MECHANICAL / BRAKE PADS, MASTER CYLINERS, KITS GENUINE, ProLine Brake Pads Defender 90 Brake ProLine, front, Brake Pad, set.................................................$ PLF323 PLB195 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad, set..................................................$ RNF323 Genuine, front, Brake Pad, set ...............................................$ RNF303 Genuine, rear, Brake Pad, set.................................................$

39.95 24.95 76.50 64.49

Defender 110 Brake PLF323 ProLine, front, Brake Pad, set.................................................$ Genuine, front, Brake pad, set................................................$ RNF323

39.95 76.50

Discovery I Brake PLB208 ProLine, front, Brake Pad, set.................................................$ PLB195 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad, set..................................................$

34.95 24.95

PLD036 Brak Pads

Discovery II Brake RND036 Genuine, front, Brake Pad, set ...............................................$ 119.00 PLD036 ProLine, front, Brake Pad, set.................................................$ 42.95 PLD242 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad, set..................................................$ 39.50 RND020 Genuine, rear, Brake Pad, set.................................................$ 110.50 Range Rover Classic Brake Pad sets PLB001 ProLine, front, Brake Pad, ‘87-1989, non ABS......................$ PLB208 ProLine, front, Brake Pad, ‘90-1995........................................$ PLB004 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad, ‘87-1989, non ABS.......................$ PLB004 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad, ‘90-1995.........................................$ RNB001 Genuine, front, Brake Pad, ‘87-1989 ......................................$ RNB208 Genuine, front, Brake Pad, ‘90-1995 ......................................$ RNB004 Genuine, rear, Brake Pad, ‘87-1989........................................$ RNB004 Genuine, rear, Brake Pad, ‘90-1995........................................$

34.95 34.95 29.95 29.95 69.00 89.95 71.28 71.28

Range Rover P38A Brake PLD036 ProLine, front, Brake Pad ........................................................$ PLD242 ProLine, rear, Brake Pad..........................................................$

42.95 39.50

Range Rover L322 (2003 on) RNH715 Genuine, front, Brake Pad set up to 4A159171 ....................$ 119.33 PLD242 ProLine, front, Brake Pad set up to 4A15917........................$ 39.50 RNH594 Genuine, rear, Brake Pad set up to 6A000001......................$ 138.22 LR3 (2004 on) RNH721 Genuine, Brake Pad, set, front ...............................................$ RNH958 Genuine, Brake Pad, set, rear ................................................$

99.51 93.12

Freelander Brake Parts Freelander (2002-2006) RNH959 Disc, front ............................................................................................$ 56.24 RNH960 Pad set, front ......................................................................................$ 99.92 RNH961 Brake Drum, rear ...............................................................................$ 153.97 RNH962 Shoe Axle set, rear ............................................................................$ 104.93

BUY OUR KITS & SAVE

RNK6114 Discovery II

Brake Kits Both the Genuine and the ProLine brake kits include 2 pads, 2 rotors & hardware. Range Rover Classic 1987-1995 RNK6101 Front Brakes w/o ABS Genuine ...................................$ 209.00 PLK6101 Front Brakes w/o ABS ProLine ....................................$ 99.50 RNK6102 Rear Brakes w/o ABS LH Sensor Genuine ................$ 249.00 PLK6102 Rear Brakes w/o ABS LH/RH Sensor ProLine ..........$ 99.50 RNK6103 Rear Brakes w/o ABS RH Sensor Genuine................$ 244.00 PLK6102 Rear Brakes w/o ABS LH/RH Sensor ProLine...........$ 99.50 RNK6104 Front Brakes w/ABS Genuine.......................................$ 244.00 PLK6104 Front Brakes w/ABS ProLine........................................$ 109.00 RNK6105 Rear Brakes w/ABS Genuine .......................................$ 244.00 PLK6105 Rear Brakes w/ABS ProLine .......................................$ 99.50 Range Rover P38A 1995-2002 RNK6112 Front Brakes Genuine ...................................................$ PLK6112 Front Brakes ProLine ....................................................$ RNK6113 Rear Brakes Genuine....................................................$ PLK6113 Rear Brakes ProLine .....................................................$

319.00 149.00 276.00 99.50

Discovery Series I RNK6106 Front Brakes PLK6106 Front Brakes RNK6107 Rear Brakes PLK6107 Rear Brakes

Genuine ...................................................$ ProLine ....................................................$ Genuine....................................................$ ProLine .....................................................$

229.00 99.75 234.00 89.50

Discovery Series II RNK6114 Front Brakes PLK6114 Front Brakes RNK6115 Rear Brakes PLK6115 Rear Brakes

Genuine ...................................................$ ProLine ....................................................$ Genuine....................................................$ ProLine .....................................................$

289.00 129.00 274.00 119.00

Girling Brake Master Cylinders Series IIA, III PLC752 Series IIA CV 88”.......................................................................$ 79.95 PLC753 Series IIA CV 109”.....................................................................$ 84.50 PLC454 Series IIA, III, 88”, dual power ...............................................$ 229.95 PLC762 Series III 109”, dual power......................................................$ 259.00 Defender PLF285 Defender 90/110 ........................................................................$ 169.00 Discovery I PLB200 Discovery I w/ABS....................................................................$ 229.00 Range Rover Classic PLB172 Range Rover Classic, non-ABS (Lockeed) ...........................$ 199.95 PLB180 Range Rover Classic, non-ABS (Girling)...............................$ 199.00

SAVE ON EVERYTHING MECHANICAL PLF285 Master Cylinder Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

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MECHANICAL / CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDERS, FUEL, IGNITION, RADIATORS Girling Clutch Master Cylinders

Genuine V8 Ignition Parts

Series IIA, PLC752 PLF289 Defender PLF289 Discovery RND939

RNI001 RNI002 RNI028 RNE509 RNI004 RNI005 RNI006 RNI024 RNI010 RNI012 RNI017 RNI003 Complete RNK9335

III Series II, IIA 1959 - 1968 Girling ............................................$ 79.95 Series IIA, III with integral reservoir 1969 on Girling ........$ 69.95 Defender 90/110 Girling ...........................................................$ 69.95 Discovery I Genuine.................................................................$ 139.95

Clutch Slave Cylinders Series IIA, PLB599 PLC535 Defender RNE222 RND627 RND493 Discovery RND627

III Series IIA Girling.......................................................................$ 79.00 Series III Girling .......................................................................$ 49.95 Defender V8 Genuine...............................................................$ 59.95 Defender Tdi Genuine .............................................................$ 78.70 Defender Td5 Genuine ............................................................$ 68.50

RNK9336

RND493 Clutch Slave Cylinder

Discovery V8 Genuine .............................................................$ 78.70

RNK9339

Series 2.25 ltr Fuel Pump

RNK9340

Series 2.25 ltr PLC349 Fuel Pump, 2.25ltr. petrol, gasket included ................$ 39.50 RNB640 Fuel Pump gasket ...........................................................$ 1.90

RNK9341

Series Fuel Tanks

PLH650 Rear Fuel Tank

43.90 39.50 69.95 129.10 69.95 99.80 99.80 179.00 39.95 49.00 139.00 5.99 179.00 157.45 139.60 129.00 259.00

NEW Radiators

Series II, IIA, III PLC362 88” and 109” Regular, Fuel Tank, Petrol & Diesel, ProLine ................................................$ 199.45 PLH515 Range Rover Classic 1971-1985 style..........................$ 249.00 PLE114 110 NAS, Range Rover Classic 1987-1991..................$ 239.00 PLE116 Cradle for PLE114 fuel tank ..........................................$ 49.00 PLH650 109 Rear Fuel Tank Series III (Series II, IIA is NLA) .....$ 279.00 PLH652 Fuel Sender for the Rear Fuel Tank Series III 109 ....$ 39.00 RNC886 Locking ring for sender Series III................................$ 5.99 RNC887 Sealing ring for sender Series III ................................$ 1.94

Fuel Filters Series II, IIA, III 1959 - 1976 RFF111 Inline filter with Quick Clamp Fittings, that can be adapted to any 5/16” fuel line (ProLine)..........................$ Series III 1974 on RNE235 2.25 litre petrol, canister type (Genuine) ..............................$ Defender 90/110 RNF861 V8 inline with threaded fittings (Genuine)............................$ PLF861 V8 inline with threaded fittings (ProLine) .............................$ RNC632 2.25 litre petrol, inline w/threaded fittings (Genuine).........$ RFF111 2.25 litre petrol, inline (ProLine) splice in .............................$ RNC745 2.25 litre diesel (Genuine)........................................................$ RNF862 200, 300Tdi Fuel Filter-diesel (Genuine) ................................$ PLF862 200, 300Tdi Fuel Filter-diesel (ProLine)..................................$ RND270 Td5, Fuel Filter (Genuine).........................................................$ RNF861 Fuel Filter Discovery I RNF861 Genuine – threaded both ends..............................................$ PLF861 ‘87-’95, ProLine.........................................................................$ Range Rover Classic RNF133 Genuine Fuel Filter Update Kit (required for early Range Rover up to LA464553).................................................$ RNF861 ’87-’95, (threaded both ends), (Genuine) ..............................$ PLF861 ‘87-’95, (ProLine) ......................................................................$ RNF025 ‘87-90 fuel filter (up to LA464553 without update kit)....................................................................$

RNI012

Distributor Cap, 3.5, 3.9 litre....................................................$ Distributor Rotor, 3.5, 3.9 litre..................................................$ Ignition Coil 3.5 liter..................................................................$ Ignition Coil 3.9 liter..................................................................$ Ignition Wire Set, 3.5, 3.9, and ‘93, ‘94 4.2 litre ...................$ Ignition Wire Set, 4.2 litre 1995 only......................................$ Ignition Wire Set 4.0, 4.6 litre .......................................$ 3 Pin Amplifier for Distributor.................................................$ Adapter, for 3 Pin Amplifier ....................................................$ Distributor Service Kit with Dust Shield..................................$ Base Plate and Pick-up Lead for Distributor.......................$ Genuine (Champion) Spark Plug..................................$ Genuine V8 Ignition Kits 3.9 litre (Includes: Cap, rotor, plug wires, and spark plugs) Genuine ...............................................................$ 4.0 litre, ‘94-’95 Discovery I Genuine .....................................$ (Includes: Plug wires, and spark plugs) 4.0 litre, ‘96-’99 Discovery I Genuine .....................................$ (Includes: Plug wires, and spark plugs) 4.0 litre, ‘95-’98 RR P38A Genuine .........................................$ (Includes: Plug wires, and spark plugs) 4.0 litre, ‘99-’02 RR P38A, Discovery II Genuine .................$ (Includes: Plug wires, and spark plugs)

5.90 4.99 22.99 9.98 19.95 5.90 8.35 24.50 12.95 59.95

Series II, IIA, III Heavy Duty 3 Core Radiator PLC513 2.25 ltr, Series IIA, III, 1970 on May be fitted to earlier 2.25 ltr. Land Rovers by fitting late type top and bottom hoses.

Radiator, Proline.......................................$ 259.00 Discovery I ‘94-1999 PLC062 w/ Automatic Transmission, Radiator, ProLine ........$ 349.00 RNC997 Plastic Fill Plug, Radiator, Genuine..............................$ 2.30 Range Rover Classic ‘87-1992 PLC020 ‘87-1988. Radiator, ProLine............................................$ 379.00 PLC019A ‘89-1992, Radiator, ProLine............................................$ 569.00 RNC997 Plastic Fill Plug, Radiator, Genuine..............................$ 2.30 Defender 90, 110 RNE130 NAS 90/110 V8 Radiator Assembly, Genuine .............$ 549.00 PLD500 300 Tdi Radiator with intercooler, ProLine.................$ 589.00 PLH255 300 Tdi Radiator, ProLine...............................................$ 298.00 PLD496 200 Tdi Radiator, ProLine...............................................$ 292.95

Gasket Set Head Gasket Sets Includes all gaskets and seals to overhaul your cylinder head(s). PLM015 3.5 V8 Steel Head Gasket and Valve Cover Gasket ............$ 79.00 PLV016 3.9 V8 Steel Head Gasket and Valve Cover Gasket ............$ 89.00 PLM083 4.0 V8 or 3.9 V8 latest OEM upgrade kit with composite head gasket and rubber valve cover gaskets ...............................$ 149.00 PLE602 2.6 Petrol.....................................................................................$ 49.99 PLF309 2.25 Diesel ..................................................................................$ 39.99

22.99 9.98

Block Gasket Set

49.95 22.99 9.98

Full Engine Gasket Set

Includes all gaskets and seals used in your block and front cover. PLF311 All V8 ...........................................................................................$ 32.50 PLH702 300 TDI ........................................................................................$ 49.50 Includes all gaskets and seals to overhaul your entire engine. PLH703 200 TDI ........................................................................................$ 45.50 PLF308 2.25 Petrol...................................................................................$ 39.99

19.50

V8 Fuel Pump with Fuel Sending Unit RNF131 PLF131 RNE131 RNF132 PLF132 RNF148 36

Range Rover Classic 1987-1990, Genuine ..................$ 379.80 Range Rover Classic 1987-1990, ProLine ...................$ 139.00 Defender 90 1994-1997, Genuine..................................$ 329.00 RRC ‘91 - ‘95, Discovery I ‘94 - ‘97, Genuine ..............$ 244.50 RRC ‘91 - ‘95, Discovery I ‘94 - ‘97, ProLine................$ 199.00 Discovery I & II ‘97 - ‘04, from VA737154, Genuine...$ 499.00

PLM083 Gasket Set

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MECHANICAL / TRANSFER BOX, CARBURETOR, FOOTWELLS A

C

B

RNF0005 LH Footwell

(A) High-Ratio Series IIA, III Transfer Box Increases your road speed by 32% with no change in low range performance. Experience quieter, more reliable road performance. Eliminates the weak link caused by overdrives being sandwiched between the main box and the transfer box. Normal high ratio is 1.148:1, New High-Ratio Modified is 0.781:1, low range ratio is unchanged. This READY TO BOLT IN transfer box is completely remanufactured, featuring all new bearings, seals and gaskets, including transmission brake assembly. HRT1002 Rebuilt High-Ratio Transfer Box ..........................................................$ 1695.00

RNF0010 Center Bulkhead

PLB722

(B) Weber Replacement Carburetor This high-quality unit is our inexpensive solution to carburetor replacement. Italian crafted, this unit bolts onto Land Rovers previously equipped with Zeniths. Older Solex-equipped Land Rovers can use it with our conversion kit. 34ICH Series IIA & III 2.25L.........................................................................$ 249.00

(C) Footwell Replacement Assembly Series II, IIA, III 18 ga. Galvanized Footwell for complete replacement in all 2.25 Ltr RNF0005 LH (driver).............................................................................................$ 187.90 RNF0010 Center Bulkhead Assembly...............................................................$ 249.00 PLB722 Bellhousing Cover 4 CYL ..................................................................$ 139.00 RNF0006 RH (passenger)....................................................................................$ 151.73 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

RNF0006 RH Footwell

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MECHANICAL / CV JOINTS, OIL FILTERS, ALTERNATORS, STARTER MOTORS CV JOINT KITS

Series IIA & III Alternator NEW

A comprehensive kit that includes all the oil seals and gaskets that you need to replace your CV Joint. Includes CV joint and grease. Proline kits use Genuine seals, gaskets and grease as shown. Defender 90 RNK4020 CV Joint Kit w/ Genuine CV Joint ................................$ 289.00 PLK4020 CV Joint Kit w/ Proline CV Joint ..................................$ 169.00 Defender 110 RNK4021 CV Joint Kit w/ Genuine CV Joint ................................$ 689.00 PLK4021 CV Joint Kit w/ Proline CV Joint ..................................$ 179.00 Discovery I RNK4020 CV Joint Kit w/ Genuine CV Joint ................................$ 289.00 PLK4020 CV Joint Kit w/ Proline CV Joint ..................................$ 169.00

PLF193

Genuine CV Joint Kit

12 Volt Lucas Alternator for Series IIA & III .......................$ 99.50

PLF193

Starter Motor Assemblies PLE867 RNF197 PLD294

Genuine LR, High Speed Cold-Climate Enhanced for all 3.5/3.9/4.0/4.2/4.6 litre petrol engines, New Bosch.............$ 299.95 2.25 & 2.6 litre petrol, Rebuilt *plus $100 core charge ................$ 269.00 200 & 300 Tdi, New Bosch ......................................................$ 419.00

RNC011 Water Pump

CV JOINT For ABS and non-ABS Defender 90/110 PLD201 Defender 90, 1994 - on, ProLine .............................................$ PLD301 Defender 110, 1993, ProLine ...................................................$ Discovery I RND201 CV Joint, Genuine.....................................................................$ PLD201 CV Joint, ProLine ......................................................................$ Discovery II RND673 CV Joint, Genuine.....................................................................$ Range Rover Classic PLX004 Suffix A axles only, CV Joint, Genuine..................................$ PLX005 ‘89 Suffix B axle on,CV Joint, ProLine...................................$ RNX001 1990-’95 w/ABS, CV Joint, Genuine.......................................$ PLX001 1990-’95 w/ABS, CV Joint, ProLine ........................................$ Range Rover P38A RND673 CV Joint, Genuine.....................................................................$

119.50 129.00 259.00 119.50 399.50 129.00 129.00 539.00 139.00 399.50

CV Joint

Genuine Oil Filters RNF001 RNE589 RND504 RND269 RNH251 RNF001 RNF001 RNE590 RNE591 RNE589

V8 – All Range Rover Classic, P38A, Discovery I and II, Defender 90/110 ......................................$ 6 cyl 2.6 litre NADA 109”, petrol.............................................$ 6 cyl 2.5 litre Freelander, petrol..............................................$ 5 cyl 2.5 litre Td5, diesel, engine oil ......................................$ 5 cyl 2.5 litre Td5, Centrifuge element...................................$ 4 cyl 2.3, 2.5 litre Defender 90/110, petrol.............................$ 4 cyl 2.5, 2.5 turbo, 200 Tdi, 300 Tdi, diesel...........................$ 4 cyl 2.25 ltr SIIA, III, pet/diesel, 5.5” canister ....................$ 4 cyl 2.25 ltr SIIA, III, pet/diesel, 7.5” canister ....................$ 4 cyl 2.0 litre Series I, petrol ...................................................$

11.95 7.99 8.68 10.99 25.50 11.95 11.95 8.50 8.50 7.99

Series II, IIA Generators NEW RNE647

C-40 type Generator, 2.25 litre P & D .........................................................................$ 119.00 RNE647

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NEW not rebuilt Water Pumps Series IIA, III Water Pump with Gasket RNF334 2.25 litre petrol, diesel, Genuine ..................................$ PLF334 2.25 litre petrol, diesel, ProLine....................................$ PLC348 2.25 litre petrol, Military, ProLine.................................$ Defender 90/110 RNC011 ‘93-1995 NAS, Water Pump, Genuine .........................$ PLC011 ‘93-1995 NAS, Water Pump, ProLine...........................$ RNC052 ‘97 D90 NAS, Water Pump, Genuine ...........................$ PLC052 ‘97 D90 NAS, Water Pump, ProLine ............................$ RNH257 200 Tdi diesel, Water Pump, Genuine.........................$ RNH258 300 Tdi diesel, Water Pump, Genuine .........................$ RNH360 Td5 diesel, Water Pump, Genuine ...............................$ Discovery I ‘94-1999 RNC052 Water Pump, Genuine ...................................................$ PLC052 Water Pump, ProLine.....................................................$ Discovery II ‘00-2002 RNC052 Water Pump, Genuine..............................................................$ PLC052 Water Pump, ProLine...............................................................$ Range Rover Classic ‘87-1995 RNC011 ‘87-1994, Water Pump, Genuine .............................................$ PLC011 ‘87-1994, Water Pump, ProLine ..............................................$ RNC052 ‘95, Water Pump, Genuine.......................................................$ PLC052 ‘95, Water Pump, ProLine........................................................$ Range Rover P38A ‘95-2002 RNC052 ‘95-2002, Water Pump, Genuine .............................................$ PLC052 ‘95-2002, Water Pump, ProLine ..............................................$ Hylomar Gasket Sealer RNA681 Official sealer used by Land Rover during assembly. Supplied in 3.5 oz. tubes. .........................$

109.00 39.50 99.50 189.95 89.00 269.00 89.00 229.00 128.00 139.50 269.00 89.00 269.00 89.00 189.95 89.00 269.00 89.00 269.00 89.00 10.95

Flex Coupler GENUINE Flex Coupler for rear propshafts, 95 Range Rover Classic & Discovery I, II RND196 Flex Coupler, Genuine with hardware...........................................................................$ 89.95 PLD196 Flex Coupler, PorLine without hardware .....................................................................$ 49.95 RND196 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


MECHANICAL / PROPSHAFTS, AIR FILTERS, 02 SENSORS, DISTRIBUTORS Genuine Hub Seal Kits

Automatic Transmission Filter Service Kit

Includes Genuine hub seal, hub gasket, hub seal race and locker for hub nut. Series II, IIA, and III Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) .......................................$ 19.99 RNK552 Defender 90/110 RNK5623 Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) .......................................$ 6.99 Discovery I RNK5623 Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) .......................................$ 6.99 Range Rover Classic RNK5621 1987-’89, Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) ......................$ 32.50 RNK5622 1990-’92, Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) ......................$ 7.55 RNK5623 1993-’95, Hub Seal Kit, Genuine (4 req) ......................$ 6.99

(includes filter, pan gaskets and O-rings) For Discovery I,II, Range Rover

Classic, Range Rover P38A, 1997 Defender. PLK312 ZF Trans. Filter Service Kit, 1987-2004...................................$ 39.50 Genuine ZF Trans Filter Kit, 1987-2004 ..................................$ 89.50 RNK312

PLK312 Auto Trans. Filter Kit

PLD665

Drive Shaft PLK4100

Proline Discovery I Rear Drive Shaft Update Kit replaces Flex Coupler Drive Shaft with Twin U-Joint type. Includes new rear Drive Shaft and 4 bolt Differential. Flange kit..........................................................................$ 339.50 Drive Shaft Assemblies with U Joints PLF315 Front 88 & 109 Series II, IIA, III 88 & 109....................$ 159.95 PLE189 Rear 88 Series II, IIA, III 88...........................................$ 169.95 PLF358 Rear 109 Series II, IIA....................................................$ 199.45 PLE201 Rear Defender 90 V8 ......................................................$ 279.00 PLD665 Front Discovery II ...........................................................$ 399.00 PLD473 Rear Discovery I & Range Rover Classic 100 inch...$ 239.95 U Joint Kit RNE598 Front & Rear Ser. II, 90, 110, Dsco I, RRC Genuine...$ 44.90 PLE598 Front & Rear Ser. II, 90, 110, Dsco I, RRC ProLine ....$ 18.95 RNF411 Front & Rear Dsco I, RRC, Front 90, 110, Genuine ....$ 64.50 RNE611 Rear Defender 90, 110, Genuine ..................................$ 59.95 RNE604 Front & Rear Ser. IIA, III 1964 on ...........................................$ 66.94 PLE604 Front & Rear Ser. IIA, III 1964 on ...........................................$ 13.60

K&N Air Filters Defender 90/110 RNF141 Defender 90 and 110 ......................................................$ Discovery I and II RNF139 Discovery I ......................................................................$ RNF144 Discovery II .....................................................................$ Range Rover Classic RNF141 RR Classic, 1987-1994 ....................................................$ RNF139 RR Classic, 1995..............................................................$ Range Rover P38A RNF141 RNF146 RR P38A, thru ‘98 ............................................................$ RNF144 RR P38A, 1999-2002 ........................................................$ RNF145 K&N Filter Service Kit for all filters.............................$

44.50 57.95 57.95 44.50 57.95 66.10 57.95 15.49

O2 Sensors Defender 90 / 110 RNE029 90/110 3.9 litre, Genuine, 2 req ...............................................$ PLE029 90/110 3.9 litre, ProLine, 2 req.................................................$ RND292 90 4.0 litre, Genuine, 4 req.......................................................$ Discovery I RNE029 3.9 litre, Genuine, 2 req............................................................$ PLE029 3.9 litre, ProLine, 2 req .............................................................$ RND290 4.0 litre, Genuine, 4 req............................................................$ RND292 4.0 litre w/AEL, Genuine, 4 req ...............................................$ Discovery II RNE910 Front, Genuine, 2 req................................................................$ PLE910 Front, ProLine, 2 req.................................................................$ RNE892 Rear, Genuine, 2 req.................................................................$ PLE892 Rear, ProLine, 2 req..................................................................$ Range Rover Classic RND290 RNE029 All models, Genuine, 2 req ......................................................$ PLE029 All models, ProLine, 2 req .......................................................$ Range Rover P38A RND290 ‘95-’97 to VA350101, Front & Rear, Genuine, 4req...............$ RND292 ‘97-’98 from VA350102 to WA410481, Front & Rear, Genuine, 4 req ..................................................$ RNE893 ‘99-’02 from XA410482, Front, Genuine, 2 req ......................$ PLE910 ‘99-’02 from XA410482, Front, ProLine, 2 req........................$ RNE892 ‘99-’02 from XA410482, Rear, Genuine, 2 req .......................$ PLE892 ‘99-’02 from XA410482, Rear, ProLine, 2 req.........................$

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New Distributor Assembly RNI019 PLI019 PLE143

V8 EFI Distributor Assembly Genuine 3.5, 3.9, 4.2 ................$ 599.00 V8 EFI Distributor Assembly ProLine 3.5, 3.9, 4.2..................$ 269.00 Series II, IIA & III 2.25L 4 cylinder models ..................$ 129.00

Genuine Air Filters Discovery I RNF010 Discovery I Genuine.................................................................$ Discovery II RNF147 Genuine, All Discovery II models Genuine ..........................$ Range Rover Classic RNF012 Range Rover Classic 1974-1985, (2 req) Genuine ..............$ RNF950 Range Rover Classic 1987-1994 Genuine ............................$ RNF010 Range Rover Classic 1995 Genuine ......................................$ Range Rover P38A RNF011 Range Rover P38A 1995-1997 Genuine ................................$ RNF147 Range Rover P38A 1998-2002 Genuine ................................$ Defender RNF950 NAS 90,110 V8 Genuine ..........................................................$ RNH382 200 Tdi Diesel Genuine ...........................................................$ RNH383 300 Tdi Diesel Genuine ...........................................................$ RNF950 RNF147 Td5 Diesel Genuine .................................................................$ Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com

9.63 17.99 9.95 10.99 9.63 15.95 17.99 10.99 29.35 29.50 17.99

RNI019 V8 EFI Genuine $ 599.00

PLI019 V8 EFI ProLine $ 269.00

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MECHANICAL / EXHAUST SYSTEMS

NRP PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEMS THE ULTIMATE IN LAND ROVER PERFORMANCE EXHAUST SYSTEMS NRP Rear Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust Section Includes center muffler, tailpipe with resonator, all clamps & hanger brackets. The NRP stainless steel performance exhaust system 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 an original purchaser lifetime guarantee. System includes center silencer, tailpipe, all stainless steel hangers, hardware and installation instructions. RNE0002 Defender 90 ...............................................................................$ 628.95 RNE0004 Defender 110 .............................................................................$ 649.95 RNE0005 Discovery I, ’94-1999 ................................................................$ 628.95 RNE0009 Discovery II, 2000-2002 ............................................................$ 629.95 RNE0005 Range Rover Classic 1990 on .................................................$ 628.95 (Range Rover ’87-89 requires complete performance exhaust system)

RNE0006

Range Rover 1995 - 1998, single outlet P38A, 4.0 / 4.6 .......$ 660.45

• MORE POWER • BETTER FUEL MILEAGE • IMPROVED OFF-ROAD CLEARANCE

NRP SuperCats “Y-Pipe”

NRP SuperCats Performance Catalytic “Y-Pipe” Featuring new high flow performance (includes Manifold Gaskets and Nuts)

Complete NRP Performance Systems Includes catalytic converters, all pipes & hanger brackets. When it comes time to replace your Land Rover or Range Rover’s 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, both at idle and throughout the entire rpm range. The NRP exhaust note will give a deep, throaty sound to your Rover V8 Defender 90 RNE0012 Manual Gearbox ’94 & ’95.......................................................$1458.45 RNE0022 Automatic Gearbox ’97 ............................................................$1458.45 Defender 110 RNE0024 Manual Gearbox ’93 .................................................................$1479.45 Discovery I RNE0013 Discovery I, Manual, ‘94-1995 ................................................$1468.95 RNE0033 Discovery I, Automatic, ‘94-1995............................................$1468.95 RNE0023 Discovery I, Automatic, ‘96 on................................................$1458.95 RNE0043 Discovery I, Manual, ‘96 on ....................................................$1399.00 Range Rover Classic RNE0014 Range Rover Classic ’87-88 ....................................................$1573.95 RNE0019 Range Rover Classic ’89..........................................................$1573.95 RNE0015 Range Rover Classic ’90-95 100” ..........................................$1459.00 RNE0025 Range Rover Classic ’93-95 108” (LWB) ..............................$1449.00

RNE0020 RNE0021 RNE0021 RNE0021 RNE0020 RNE0221 RNE0021 RNE0011

Defender 90, 110, 1993-1995...........................................$ Defender 90, 1997 ............................................................$ Discovery I, Automatic, 1994-1995................................$ Discovery I, Automatic, 1996-1999................................$ Discovery I, Manual, 1994-1995 ....................................$ Discovery I, Manual, 1996-1999 ....................................$ Range Rover Classic 100” .............................................$ Range Rover Classic LWB .............................................$

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A GREAT INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE

NRP 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 • Improved Off-Road Clearance • Lifetime Warranty for original purchaser • Complete with instructions and Stainless Steel hangers. RNE0001AA 88” Series II-III Stainless Exhaust System ..........................$ 569.00

This “Y-Pipe” is a great value, and comes with a 24 month warranty. PLE122 Range Rover Classic 3.9, 1994-95 Discovery only......$ 569.00 PLH580 Range Rover Classic LWB .............................................$ 659.00 PLE902 Discovery I, Automatic, 1996-1999................................$ 589.00 Rovers North recommends replacing your O2 Sensors upon fit. (See pg 39 for our full listing) RNE029 Discovery I 3.9 litre, Genuine, 2 req .............................$ 299.00 PLE029 Discovery I 3.9 litre, ProLine, 2 req...............................$ 129.95 RNE029 Range Rover Classic All models, Genuine, 2 req.......$ 299.00 PLE029 Range Rover Classic All models, ProLine, 2 req........$ 129.95

Gaskets sold separately

Find all 02 Sensors on pg 39 40

Fit between manifold and Y Pipe RNE888 Exhaust Gaskets (2 required) Genuine .......................$ 12.50 PLE888 Exhaust Gaskets (2 required) ProLine .........................$ 5.00 Orders: (800) 403-7591 website: www.roversnorth.com


EMPLOYEE PROFILE: A LOOK AT ART LIMACHER What, where, and when was your first Land Rover experience? I think my first "real" Land Rover experience was when I bought my 109” ex-mod pickup. That is when I really got into Land Rover "ownership.” It was my everyday vehicle, come rain, sleet, snow, or sunny days; although, I didn't do too much off-roading with it except for the drive to Rover North on these lovely Westford dirt roads. I am sure that with the ex-ambulance’s heavy-duty suspension, I always had at least one wheel off the ground at any given time, which thankfully disappeared once I installed our parabolic springs.

What was your longest trip in a Land Rover and did anything unusual happen? ANY trip in a Series Land Rover seems like a "long" trip. Ha! My "longest" trip was when my two brothers-in-law and I piled into his hard top 88" and went to the Down East Rally at the Museum of Transportation in Maine. Ahhhh, good times.

Where did you grow up?

What got you interested in Land Rovers?

I grew up in Bangor, Maine, where I lived until the 6th grade, then I moved to Williston, Vermont, through high school, and then Burlington, Vermont.

I got interested in Land Rovers after I began working at Rovers North. I believe I was here for 3 or 4 years when I bought my Series III 88” and did some repairs to the chassis and bulkhead, then I painted it and sold it.

What positions have you held at Rovers North? When did you begin working here full time?

What Land Rovers have you owned?

I started working at Rovers North full time in November of 1987, picking and packing parts in the warehouse for 7 or 8 years. I was then promoted to "Shipping Manager" for a couple of years and before long I moved into phone sales and tech support for 9 + years. Subsequently, I moved to Texas for two years and worked for Zach Carter in the Land Rover Dallas Parts Department but missed friends and family so we decided to move back to the unforgiving cold of Vermont to be with them. Mark and Andrea were gracious enough to re-hire me back here at Rovers North.

First, I had a 1973 Series III 88", followed by a 1969 Series IIA "Bugeye" 88" on which I replaced the chassis, engine, gearbox, suspension, wire harness, etc. but sold it before I even got a chance to drive it! My last Land Rover was a 1971 Series IIA 109" ex-mod pickup with a full canvas, which isn't the warmest vehicle to be driving through the below zero temps of a Vermont winter. Once I installed parabolic springs, I was so amazed by the smooth ride that I forgot about how cold I was!

How would you describe what you do at Rovers North today?

Absolutely, the 109" ex-mod! Actually, it was the only vehicle that I drove for a couple years and I grew to love the uncertainty of if, or when, I was going to reach my destinations.

I still participate in some phone sales and technical support, but my current focus is increasing our commercial accounts and letting them know that we are here to support them. Whether it’s the DEC Superscan II diagnostic tool or our quality, competitively priced Genuine or Pro Line parts, we can supply anything they may need for any Land Rover product they may be working on. We offer kits to streamline installation where it makes sense, so you get everything to do the job in one package. Some examples of this are: our Brake Kits, Bushing Kits, CV Joint Kits, and Coil Conversion Kits. After considerable development, we’re proud to offer our own aftermarket ProLine brand of parts. Some features of this line are: new ProLine brake calipers with no core charge, brake pads and rotors, air springs, radiators, water pumps, expansion tanks, and propshafts.

Which one of them was your favorite and why?

What activities do you do when you're not at Rovers North? I enjoy spending time with friends and family, guitars, motorcycles, tattoos, and piercings.

How have Land Rovers influenced your life? Well, with 20 years of Land Rover parts experience under my belt, Land Rovers have been a part of my life for almost half of my existence! _______  ________

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RECCRUITMENT KICKS OFF IN US FOR INTERNATIONAL G4 CHALLENGE IRVINE, CALIF., Feb. 5, 2008 – Land Rover North America today announced its participation in the 2008/2009 Land Rover G4 Challenge. Recognized as one of the world's most exciting off-road driving and adventure events, the organizers of the Land Rover G4 Challenge have opened recruitment for U.S. participants to represent their country. The selection process will start this year culminating in the G4 Challenge Finals in 2009. For the first time ever, the Land Rover G4 Challenge will also be

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run with the aim of raising funds for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Male and female entrants can sign up on the Challenge website, www.landroverG4Challenge.com, and through a series of national and international selections, one man and one woman will be chosen to represent their national team against 17 other countries in the three-week long Challenge Finals in Asia in 2009. “Land Rover has a history of exploration and adventure, so its fitting for us to stage a challenge where we set a priority on driving talent while retaining an exciting mix of adventure,” said Chris Marchand, executive vice president, marketing and sales, Land Rover


Land Rover Corporate Info

North America. The Challenge takes competitors to remote places where adventure sports combined with strategic thinking will test both body and mind while pushing our Land Rover vehicles to the extreme over a variety of terrain. National Selections for the U.S. will take place in May 2008 in Nevada to decide the two men and two women to go through to International Selections in early 2009 with the Challenge Finals set to run in mid-2009. The successful competitors will travel to spectacular remote locations in Asia where off-road driving will be mixed with sporting challenges including kayaking, mountain biking and climbing to test

the teams strength, stamina and strategic awareness. The Challenge will be environmentally sensitive and fully carbon offset through Climate Care. The winners will be given a Land Rover to donate to their country’s National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society. LAND ROVER OFFERS THE ULTIMATE OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE TO ENTHUSIASTS IN OFF-ROAD PARADISE – MOAB, UTAH IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2008 – Land Rover is setting up camp for consumers delivering three luxury off-road 'Adventures' between April 18-29 in Moab, Utah – the legendary recreation haven that

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is known for its images of stunning scenery, immense red rock monuments and world-class outdoor recreation. The Land Rover Moab Adventure is an exclusive four-day, three-night experience for Land Rover customers and off-road enthusiasts where each day begins and ends with the best local cuisine and luxury accommodations at the Sorrel River Ranch alongside the banks of the Colorado River. Novice and experienced off-road adventurers have the opportunity to drive a Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR3 through some of Moab’s challenging, yet breathtakingly beautiful, red rock trails with the guidance of Land Rover’s world-class driving instructors. "Land Rover has traveled the globe throughout its 60 year history and our owners reap the benefit of our experience in creating and delivering exceptional outdoor travel experiences," said Bob Burns, 3D experience driving programs manager, Land Rover North America. "Our owners tend to seek out adventure in remote and out of the way places and our adventures are designed to showcase the capability of our vehicles while finding unique and memorable locations." The Land Rover Moab Adventure is offered to a limited number of outdoor enthusiasts for $2,995* per person, based on double occupancy (single occupancy is $3,495* per person). Pricing includes luxury accommodations at the Sorrel River Ranch, inclusive of meals and beverages, designated activities and park entrance fees, and the use of a Land Rover while based in Moab. Participants must be 21 years old, and carry a valid driver's license. Previous off-road experience or Land Rover ownership is not required. Global Land Rover Adventures are geared toward potential and current Land Rover owners. Land Rover Adventures presents each participant with a first-class vacation and unique off-road driving opportunities. Each Land Rover Adventures trip is designed to

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familiarize off-road enthusiasts with the supreme range of capabilities and technologies that only Land Rover vehicles possess. Land Rover driving instructors will personally teach and guide each participant through unpaved terrain and trails, testing the capacities of both vehicle and driver. In 2007, Land Rover visited some of South Africa’s most awe-inspiring destinations, including: a spectacular drive on the South African coast, a voyage through the scenic Swartberg Mountains and quick stops in quaint South African towns. What Land Rover African adventure would be complete without a game drive; last year's participants traveled in a Land Rover Defender at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. A similar program is under review for Namibia in the fall of 2008, and location and details will be the subject of a future announcement. While Land Rover Experience Centers are set up globally, Land Rover Germany is currently the only other country to offer a comparable Land Rover Adventures program. The programs vary between four and 14 days and are located in the following countries: Namibia, Spain, Iceland, Canada, Scotland, and Argentina. Reservations: Space is extremely limited. For program details and to reserve your space on this adventure of a lifetime, please call Land Rover Adventures at 1-828-225-1541. *Adventure information and pricing are subject to change without notice. For more adventure details on Land Rover Experience programs, visit www.landroverexperience.com or www.landroverusa.com/us/en/Owners/Drive_Off_Road/Adventures. LAND ROVER ACHIEVES BEST SALES MONTH IN ITS HISTORY Land Rover has achieved yet another record – with the most successful sales month in its entire history. In September 2007, the company sold nearly 26,000 cars around the world – 34% up on September last year and the best performance in 714 months of business. Freelander 2, Land Rover’s award winning compact 4x4, and the fuel efficient diesel powered Range Rover have attracted buyers in global markets. Sales in September reached 25,933 and it means Land Rover has sold 167,400 cars so far this year, a rise of 15.7% on last year. Once again emerging markets showed their appetite for Land Rover cars with sales for the month up by 105% in Russia and 249% in China. Land Rover’s Managing Director, Phil Popham, said, “This is a great achievement and it’s always satisfying to break past records. We can now approach our 60th anniversary next year with confidence. I want to see the business move forwards responsibly, profitably and in a sustainable manner.” Mr Popham added, “We’re on track with plans to fit technology to improve the environmental performance of our cars and we've given a hint of new, exciting design. A great future is shaping up.” Last month Land Rover announced a stop-start system would be fitted as standard in European Freelander 2 TD4 manual derivatives

within 18 months, improving fuel consumption by 10% to 41.5 mpg and cutting CO2 emissions by 7% to 179 g/km. Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true ‘breadth of capability’ across the model range. Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 3, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover each define the world’s 4x4 sectors, with 78% of this model range exported to over 140 countries. Land Rover employs 8,500 people and supports a further 40,000 jobs supported in the supply chain. Land Rover is committed to addressing the challenges of climate change and since September 2006 carbon dioxide generated by Land Rover manufacturing activities and UK customer vehicle use has been balanced through an industry leading offset programme run by Climate Care. DOUBLE WIN FOR LAND ROVER IN THE AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR HONOURS 2007 Gaydon, Warwickshire, 25 July 2007 – Land Rover has won two prestigious awards in the Auto Express New Car Honours 2007, beating tough competition to win Best 4x4 Recreational and Best 4x4 Off Roader. The all-new Land Rover Freelander 2 fought off competition from the new Honda CR-V and Hyundai Santa Fe in what is one of the most hotly contested sectors to win Best 4x4 Recreational, while the Discovery 3 beat the Mercedes M-class and BMW X5 to the accolade of Best 4x4 Off Roader. Auto Express road test editor, Ollie Marriage, said: "The off-road king is back. The Freelander 2 has returned to the top of its class with a neatly designed and beautifully executed second-generation car." Land Rover's managing director, Phil Popham, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win these awards from Auto Express for both the Freelander 2 and the Discovery 3, in a year where we will have a third successive sales record." "Achieving the Best 4x4 Off Roader award for the Discovery 3 - a car that continues to be an outstanding success, consistently beating new entrants from other manufacturers - is a testament to its class-leading diesel engine, its versatility and its all-round package." The Freelander 2 is on sale at Land Rover dealerships throughout the UK, priced from £20,935, including the contribution to offset carbon dioxide emissions. It has already sold over 8,000 units in the UK since going on sale. The biggest selling model in the UK is the TD4 manual with a combined fuel economy figure of 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 194g/km. The Discovery 3 has sold over 34,000 units in the UK since launch in 2004, and continues to collect critical accolades the world over, with nearly 100 international awards to date. _______  ________

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Rovers North Absorbs Remaining LRCP Inventory: Story by: Mike Koch

Photo by Gordon Kallio

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The first successful winter ascent of Mt. Washington in wheeled vehicles. February 1st 1994. Made by Rovers North Off-road, using Range Rover Classic vehicles.

Rovers North using Range Rover Classics to climb Mt. Washington

Land Rover Classic Parts (LRCP), a new name and a new brand, was introduced in late 2004 as a Land Rover business that purchased, warehoused, distributed and marketed Land Rover Genuine parts at reasonable prices specifically for Range Rover Classic (1970-1995) and Discovery Series 1 (1989-1994). LRCP encompassed roughly 10,000 parts numbers, all of which were Genuine, living up to the recognized and trusted Land Rover image of quality parts. Parts that exclusively fit vehicles covered under the LRCP umbrella were moved from Land Rover’s main UK warehouse, to make room for new inventory, to a special LRCP warehouse. Parts that fit vehicles covered both under LRCP and Land Rover remained in the mainstream Land Rover parts program. At the time of LRCP’s inception, Land Rover recognized the strong parts demand for its well-engineered, durable Range Rover Classic and Discovery and their loyal, enthusiastic owners. Land Rover hoped to develop a wider customer base for dealers by increasing product range and variety via a strategic and tactical marketing campaign. A web-based ordering system was established specifically for LRCP that was similar to the dealer’s existing system, yet was completely autonomous and included its very own CD-ROM parts catalogs. The new logistics structure meant that Land Rover retailers who did not register for the program could only buy Classic Parts through authorized LRCP distributors. Another goal of LRCP was to review products that were no longer available and resource parts that were economically viable. It was natural for Land Rover to entrust Rovers North with the first LRCP account in North America in 2005. At the end of 2007 Land Rover decided to absorb 325 fast moving parts back into its main UK warehouse. Unexpectedly, Land

Rover then ordered the rest of the Classic inventory to be scrapped. The news that thousands of Classic parts were about to be destroyed prompted negotiations between Land Rover Classic Parts and their largest customer, Rovers North, to rescue as much NAS inventory as possible. Rovers North’s Parts Manager, Dirk Parkins, and his team successfully rescued a large portion of the remaining NAS inventory and arranged shipment to Rovers North, where it is now safely warehoused. Rovers North is proud to continue in the tradition of LRCP’s support for enthusiasts by providing quality parts at reasonable prices for Range Rover Classic and Discovery Series I, whether it’s for maintenance, off-road, or restoration. _______  ________

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A Series III Runs With the Deere Story & Photos by Bob Rusnak

[Bob Rusnak, Morrisonville, NY, is a mechanical engineer who adores “old equipment” – his John Deere and International Harvester tractors. To further enjoy his trout fishing and deer hunting, he convinced his wife they needed a ’73 Series III HT. Here’s how he got one –ed.] It all started about 8 years ago. I was looking for an older four wheel drive vehicle at the time. I had owned a number of four wheel 48

drive vehicles in the past including a Willys Jeep, original style Bronco, Jeep Wagoneer, and International Scout. I knew very little about Land Rovers. I was at a reunion party for my wife’s college and got talking to one of the men there about Series Land Rovers. He was in the process of restoring one. We talked for some time on his Land Rover and how they were built, aluminum bodies, parts availability and so on. I was intrigued and added a Series Land Rover to my list


of possible vehicles along with a Willys Jeep and International Scout... A few months later, I got a call from my brother-in-law whose parents were from England. He told me about a Series III Land Rover that was for sale in my area that he had seen on the Land Rover Exchange. I went and looked at the vehicle and decided to buy it. I had driven the vehicle for total of about 10 miles when I pulled it into the garage to look into a coolant leak. I determined that the leak was coming from the gasket on the bottom of the thermostat housing. Having heard of Rovers North, I gave them a call and placed my first order for a thermostat, gaskets, and bolts. I had no idea at this time that this would be the first of many many calls to order parts. The parts showed up the next evening, so I went out to the garage to install the parts. I opened the door to the garage and smelled gas. The gas was coming from the tank area and there was a small stain on the floor where it had leaked. While I was under the Rover to look for the gas leak, I started poking around to see the condition of the vehicle underneath. After scraping away some crud and doing a little cleaning, I saw that the frame of the vehicle was not in as good shape as I first thought. There was some substantial rot around the front spring shackle area, just behind the front horns, and the outriggers. At this point, I decided that I had to do something about the frame problems. My first thought was to clear the body panels from the area and hire someone to do some weld repairs to the frame. On a parallel path, I started looking into the cost for a replacement frame. I found a new frame for sale online that was not too far away and about the price of what I would have expected to pay someone to do welding repairs to the frame. Not having much experience with welding, I decided to go with the new frame. I could do this work myself and the end product would be better. What a can of worms this decision opened up. Well, to replace a frame everything must come off! I started my disassembly of the vehicle. As I got along on the disassembly, I realized that I needed to make a decision on what standard I wanted to work toward. Every part I took off needed some level of attention. I decided that I would strive for a rust free, clean vehicle with all parts functional. For the 10 miles I had driven the vehicle, it drove well without any engine or gearbox problems that I was aware of. I would limit my work on these to a thorough cleaning, new seals and the auxiliary equipment including the clutch slave, starter, alternator, carb, replacing intake manifold (cracked), and fuel pump. I pulled off the body parts and found a number of areas that would need to be addressed to live up to the standard I was striving for. The tub had

some bad galvanic corrosion where the steel supports contacted the aluminum, the radiator panel had rot along the bottom and the bulkhead had corrosion problems at the bottom of the pillars. Besides these items, everything needed a good cleaning, disassemble and inspection. I spent the first winter disassembling the vehicle. Most of this went along without many unexpected problems. A good set of break bar extenders (pipe), a good sized persuader (large ball peen hammer), and some PB Blaster were all necessary. In hind sight, a hot wrench and a grinder with a cutoff wheel would have also been a big help. There is something to say about how oil leaks preserve parts. Anywhere there was any oil leaking, things came apart great. By the time spring came along, I had the entire vehicle apart and the new frame sitting on jacks in the garage. It was at about this time that my wife said that the Rover reminded her of the Scarecrow on the Wizard of Oz. “They took a part off and threw it over there, took another part and threw it over there. “Ha-ha”, I said ruefully. I had Land Rover parts everywhere - side yard, back yard, and all over the garage and basement. Every part that was removed – and that was every part -got the same treatment. They were cleaned, disassembled, inspected, worn parts replaced and all seals replaced before reassembly. I can’t venture a guess on the number of hours spent cleaning and rehabbing all the parts. The first parts installed were the springs and axles. This was a milestone in the project. I was actually putting something back on the vehicle. This was followed by a nice clean engine and gearbox. I installed them with rehabbed motor mounts and new gearbox mounts, yet something looked askew. Thank goodness I have been obsessed with taking photos of every step and documenting every moment of the disassembly. After some head scratching and some measurements, it appeared like I had reversed the gearbox mounts. I jacked the engine/gearbox up and switched the mounts and everything fell into place. With the body parts out of the way, I next took care of the items that mounted on the frame: fuel tank, fuel line from tank to pump, exhaust, speedometer cable and emergency brake parts. The tank looked good so I plugged the openings with tape and applied a little air pressure to the tank with my shop vac to check for leaks. I sprayed all the seams with soapy water and could not find a leak anywhere. I installed the tank and would address a leak if there was one later. I thought it must have been one of the seals or a fuel line that was leaking.

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The bulkhead was not up to my standard. I had been shopping around for someone to repair mine or a good replacement. On the internet, I found a bulkhead that was advertised as perfect and rust free. I called the seller and purchased the part. After a lot of anxiety and a long delay, the bulkhead was finally received. It was not what I would have called perfect but it was rust free. Another reason I went with this bulkhead was that the seller told me it included the dash parts and that they were in good condition (my lower dash panel was rough where the hole for the heater is located). On went the bulkhead next along with the steering box/column, brake booster/master cylinder, clutch master cylinder, heater box

me and made some repairs. The sand blasting was too aggressive and it deformed the sheet aluminum. Prior to installing the tub I cleaned, repaired, primed and painted all the inside surfaces. This was done to all the body parts before installation. The new tub required some new mounting holes to mount to the tabs on the frame. The radiator and restored breakfast were installed, along with the hoses and pipes to the engine and heater core. Now on a roll, I installed the seat base, floors, tunnel cover, and cowling. The windscreen and top installation required some shimming and shifting to get the top to line up with the windscreen. The doors, wings and bonnet came next. Next came the big moment - starting the engine. I topped off all

and blower. The steering box/column and bulkhead were left loose at this time. With these parts in place, I ran all new brake and clutch lines and hoses. I also installed all the engine auxiliaries at this time. As part of the brake work, I put in all new wheel cylinders, brake springs, and pads. Next came the dash components, along with completing the wiring from the instrument panel to the engine harness, rear harness, stop switch, fuel sender, reverse switch, oil pressure gauge. Now for the body parts: I replaced my tub with a Series II tub I purchased with no corrosion. Again, this tub was not quite as nice as I would have liked. The person I bought it from sand blasted it for

the fluids, primed the carburetor and turned the key. It started sputtered and coughed and then stalled. I repeated the process a few times but could not get the engine to idle. If I kept my foot on the throttle, it would run, but the second I backed off, it would stall. After many attempts to adjust the carb, I still could not get it to idle. I removed the carb and found an open port where there was a solenoid valve missing. I rebuilt the carb and plugged the open port. This corrected most of the idling problem. What a nice feeling to hear the motor run! Now came the hardest part for me, the bodywork and painting Because of the sandblasting, the tub required filler work to make it

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look decent. As a rookie at this, it took forever to get the car ready for paint. I finally got the Rover ready for priming and paint. I must say that after working and working on the tub and some areas on the wings, my acceptable standard dropped off from what I originally was shooting for. Given the parts I was working, with this was a good compromise. As part of the body work, I had primed all the parts. This was the only way to really see how well it would look. Paint day was next. I took the vehicle to a friend’s shop for the painting. We sand blocked down the entire vehicle with pads and tack clothed it off. We got right to the painting. This all went well and what a transformation in the appearance of the vehicle!

bulkhead to move the door on its hinges where it needs to go. It looks like I need to pull that side of the bulkhead forward a tad to get the correct alignment. This is also showing up with the top. It is raked a little in the same direction. Reflecting back on this project brings back a lot of great memories. When I bought the vehicle, I had no intention of doing a frame-off restoration. I pulled it in the garage that day and kept removing bolts until there were none left. Everything took way longer and cost twice as much as I anticipated. After just less than 5 years of time and over 180 parts purchased, I have pretty close to what I wanted from the start, a clean, rust-free Series Land Rover.

Since then, I have installed all new window tracks in the door tops, installed and tested all the lights, some of the trim parts, repaired some radiator hose leaks, and some general tidying up. There’s a longer list of “next steps”: install a new headliner that was damaged by mice, install the window tracks/glass in the back windows, new door seals all around and remove the upper dash to move the wiper drive so the passenger side wiper goes in the correct direction. I still don’t have the body alignment totally correct. The passenger side door hits the windscreen mounting bolt just before it closes all the way. There is not enough clearance between the tub and

If necessary, I would certainly do it again - it was a blast! I like the no bells and whistles simplicity of this Rover. Now I can’t wait until spring to put it on the road and start driving it! Living in the salt rich northern NY area, I’ll wait. Just as I sat thinking about what standard I wanted to restore the truck to when I started the restoration, I now sit here thinking how I want to use it. _______  ________

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BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL By Jeffrey B. Aronson

The required automobile inspection – an annual ritual in most states – invokes all the fear of your significant other telling you, “We need to talk.” When your Land Rover is 42 years old, the mechanic can always find something to discuss. The requirements vary from state to state, and even within states, but generally speaking, 19 states require inspection for safety, and another 11 test for emissions levels in certain regions. In Maine, the testing is for required accessories [wipers, lights, directional signals, horn] and for safety [brakes, rust holes in floors or sills, front end, tire tread depth], and in one county, emission levels keyed to the date of manufacture. For Series Land Rovers and early Range Rovers Maine offers an exemption; if you register your car as an antique [25 years or older], you need not get an annual inspection. However, the “antique” cannot be registered as your primary vehicle. So while the other ‘66 II-A, the QM I, can slip by as an antique, I go through the anguish of the annual inspection on the other II-A, the QE I. 52

Since I’ve owned lots of British automobiles for those same 42 years, you’d think I’d have this inspection thing down, but no. First off, I seem to have all the inspection stickers come due in December or January, hardly ideal times for effecting repairs on a Land Rover. Secondly, I spend the warmer, drier summer months cataloging all that I must repair rather than actually fixing anything. Thirdly, I have this solemn belief that deteriorating electrical connections, fraying brake linings and exhaust pipe corrosion will all heal themselves in some miraculous manner just before the inspection. They don’t, of course, which is why I was crawling underneath the Rover the day before the inspection, trying to get the emergency brake to really hold the car still. It required hours of fiddling with grease encrusted bolts and adjusters, but I finally got the brake to hold – a bit. Then I checked every light, watched the wipers work, checked the exhaust, raised the car on the high lift and shook the front wheels, and listened to the horn. The day of reckoning came this morning. Naturally the left front directional signaled nothing. Removing the amber cover from its rubber seal revealed a pod of rust encasing a broken bulb. The bulb required needle-nose pliers to remove the broken casing but at least the electrical connection remained sound, and a new bulb did the trick. The steering systems passed muster, the deteriorating exhaust pipe did not leak and the car merited another year’s inspection sticker. Shops and individuals who specialize in off road and expedition requirements will insist that no vehicle should venture out alone or in a convoy unless every system is in good shape, and that the time to assure that competence is before the trip, not on it. As a New Year’s resolution to myself, I’ve set upon maintaining the systems on my vehicles to working order before they wear out or rust

away. I’ll let my Rovers speak for my success or failure in my resolve. _______  ________

Richard Sammons is an architect in New York City who specializes in houses that do not look like glass pyramids or airline terminals, but like, well, houses. Not surprisingly, his car of choice is a Morgan Plus 8. It’s his only car and he uses it daily. In a New York Times interview, he noted “This is my only car. I take it to construction sites. You know what it’s like there. Dirt roads.” Sammons calmed his passenger, the author of the Times’ article. When steam seemed to escape from the hood at a traffic light he insisted “It’s not overheating” pointing to the temperature gauge to prove his point. “Some antifreeze had leaked onto the engine” (No surprise here; the Morgan Plus 8 used the Rover V-8 familiar to Land Rover owners). The story reminded me of the time that I sat in the QE I on the ferry that traverses the 90 minute ride across Penobscot Bay to this island town. I had invited a frightened passenger, a neighbor, to join me in the Land Rover instead of sliding around the slippery plastic bench seats in the small cabin. By the middle of the bay the seas pounded the ship and waves broke over the bow, and then splashed over the top and hood of the Rover. As the water cascaded from the top some leaked between the door tops and the safari top. “Oh no,” she cried, “It’s wet in here!” I leaned over to her feet under the heater matrix and put a finger in the puddle of water. Raising it to my lips I breathed a sigh of relief. “It’s only salt water,” I said happily, “not oil or antifreeze!” She looked at me in horror. Apparently in her automotive experience, water should not enter the interior of a car. Pshaw! In my automotive experience water on the floor was vastly preferable to antifreeze [from when


the heater core dissolved] or engine oil [from when the split in the valve cover gasket dripped oil in front of the airflow from the fan]. Mr. Sammons concluded that “In a city where it’s so difficult to have a car, having a boring car is really stupid,” Which is as good a reason to own a Land Rover as I have ever read. _______  ________

While stuffing the wood stove one Sunday, I was listening to the radio, in which the speaker extolled the virtues of mending clothes. As one who can barely sew a button on a shirt, I turned my attention away for a while and then stopped short. “Mending old clothes” is an awful lot like repairing old cars on your own. No one mends just any old shirt or pants; only favorite ones warrant the time and attention. And no one mends just any old car; it must have a special appeal for you to put your time and energy into it. I have often wished for better weather when working outdoors on my Land Rovers, and I have cursed mightily when some repair had gone less than smoothly. Yet there’s a great deal of pride in doing the work yourself [or in my case, doing it again after I messed up the first repair] and learning to understand the exploded diagrams in the Service Manual or a Haynes Manual. My Land Rovers help me earn my income so making time for maintenance and repairs is a necessity, not a luxury. I can also pretend that a vast amount of time spent reading up on Land Rovers is “work,” not “play.” Many real employers [i.e., your boss] will not see it that way. Let me recommend the Land Rover Classic Parts collection of CD’s which include technical information, service manuals and owners handbooks on every Land Rover model through the Range Rover Classic and Discovery I. Whereas the printed manuals with their big Land Rover logos on the cover might invite unwelcome inquiries about “what on earth you’re doing,” the CD opens up on your computer screen. There’s every opportunity to you to look engrossed in the latest sales figures, memo from Corporate,

research, and the like while you’re secretly reading up on Land Rovers. It’s the best thing since sticking magazines inside textbooks in study hall. And you can print up the pages you need on the company printer! _______  ________

Like other owners of classic Land Rovers I don’t get to the Land Rover Centre or dealerships very often. There’s only one in dealer in Maine (Scarborough), one in New Hampshire (Bedford) and one in Vermont (Burlington), so I must admit there’s not much opportunity, either. Over the years, all three dealerships have proven to be friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their newer vehicles. They’re also good for a cup of coffee and occasionally free internet access, but they can tell that I’m not a potential customer. Land Rover helped jumpstart the trend with its successful Land Rover Centres. What began as some artifacts, casually dressed “sales guides,” VCR’s with Camel Trophy tapes and off-road demonstration courses, has grown into a monster. The Boston Globe suggested that one area Land Rover showroom “bears a quiet gentility that breathes ‘money.’ You almost expect to see gentlemen and ladies in jodhpurs. It's all glass and cherry wood, with a wireless business workspace, a kitchenette with beverages, leather chairs and flat-screen TV, children's playroom with cute miniature rocking chairs and video box. The walls are covered with vintage sports paraphernalia such as snowshoes, skis, and kayak paddles, the better to connote the rugged Land Rover lifestyle. Our favorite feature? Trevor, the owner's friendly, shaggy Briard, greets customers with wagging tail. There's also an off-road course that shows customers just how sturdy a Land Rover really is. Hang on.” With “customer luxury now a standard feature,” it’s no surprise that one new building in the Boston area cost $30 million to erect, features Italian marble floors and 30 – foot ceiling. There’s an espresso bar, a restaurant, a business center with Wi-Fi, a customer lounge with a marble fireplace,

plasma screen televisions in the marble bathrooms, another one for the kid’s room, and a nice restaurant. Another dealership has a large bronze elephant stationed at the grand entrance. A BMW dealership, measuring 130,000 square feet, will include a cappuccino cafe, three-level showroom, three customer lounges with leather chairs and flat-panel TVs, a fleet of loaner cars, a children's zone, putting green, radiant heat, and two concierge desks. Yet another dealership has a putting green in case you want to practice your golf strokes. Needless to say, you have to sell a lot of cups of designer coffee to pay for the overhead. While you’re luxuriating in a dealership more elegant than any hotel you’d likely stay at, your car is in the service department that’s scrambling to help the owner cover the costs of the building. It does help explain the hourly rates are closing in on $100/hour. I’m also guessing you don’t see a lot of salespeople dressed in the “Full Cleveland Look:” plaid pants, white belts and white shoes. My personal showroom/service department is an open area between a large spruce tree and 30 feet of neatly-stacked firewood. The dirt lane to the 100-year old house is an off road demonstration course of its own. A convenient tarp replaces the marble mentioned above as the “floor” over the dirt surface. The ceiling opens to a stunning view of the sky and the lack of walls means that I have an unimpeded view of the sea and an intimate knowledge of the weather. The kids’ playroom requires only that they walk to the shore to play. A portable radio substitutes for the plasma screen television. There’s a wide variety of food and drink; the menu depends on whether I went to the store recently. The bathrooms are to the left of the firewood; use any tree or bush you wish. And help yourself to coffee. It’s in the kitchen. _______  ________

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DISC BRAKE KIT

FOR SERIES II, IIA, III 1960 ON

Front Kit shown PLA6100KV

It’s a thrill to reintroduce Timm Cooper’s disc brake conversion kit for Series Land Rovers. Now you can install the latest Defender disc brake components onto your trusty 88” or 109” Land Rover and enjoy amazingly quick and controlled stopping power. Front kits are based on a new hub assembly and new swivel ball housing, cast from ductile iron with a minimum strength rating of 80,000 pounds per square inch, this kit is an engineering masterpiece. The front caliper mounts are cast into the housings, just like Defender, to handle the massive 4 piston Defender calipers that grab 12 inch vented Defender discs, just like the NAS 90 enjoys. Timm’s rear conversion kit uses the same hub assemblies with solid Defender rear discs and 2 piston Defender rear calipers. Using all Defender brake components, as well as wheel bearings and seals, means easy service, easy parts availability in the future, and adds directly to the value of your Land Rover. These kits are designed to work with an 88” or 109” dual power master cylinder available on Land Rovers manufactured from 1969 through 1984. For owners with early single non-power system master cylinders, you will need to convert to a dual power master cylinder. This conversion involves installing a vacuum port into your intake manifold, installing a dual power pedal box assembly which houses the dual master cylinder, vacuum servo unit and brake light switch. This pedal assembly is larger in size. It will require modifying your wing top, splashguard mount, and installing a Series III style splashguard. You will then need to re-plumb your clutch master, and install additional brake lines to complete the dual circuit. You will also have the option of adding in a safety failure junction valve, with or without warning light, and choosing between 54

hydraulically or mechanically activated brake lights. These parts can be found in our catalog or on our website in our Series III brake section. We also have available a good selection of second hand dual pedal box assemblies. Please contact us for assistance, and more information on improving your brakes. We’re here to help. Our Timm Cooper Front Brake Conversion Kit includes 2 new front swivel housings with new seals and retainers, 2 new hubs with wheel studs, new hub bearings and seals, 2 new 4 piston front brake calipers, 2 new vented brake discs, new brake pad set, 2 new flexible brake lines, gaskets, all necessary hardware, and detailed instructions prepared by Timm Cooper. This is a bolt-on conversion that requires no drilling or fabrication. Our Timm Cooper Rear Brake Conversion Kit includes 2 new hubs with wheel studs, new hub bearings and seals, 2 new rear brake calipers, 2 new solid brake discs, new brake pad set, 2 new caliper mounting brackets, gaskets, all necessary hardware, and detailed instructions prepare by Timm Cooper. This is also a bolt-on conversion that requires no drilling or fabrication.

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FRONT RNA6100KV Genuine, front ........................................$ 2899.00 PLA6100KV ProLine, front.........................................$ 2199.00 REAR RNA6101K Genuine, front ........................................$ 1359.00 PLA6101K ProLine, rear..........................................$ 998.00


Timm Cooper / Photo: Nathan Harrison Timm Cooper testing his disc brake conversion while demonstrating the superior on and off-road performance.

Photo: Timm Cooper Front vented Defender brakes fitted to a daily driver Series III 88.

Photo: Timm Cooper Rear view of front disc brakes. 4 piston Defender calipers provide quick and controlled stopping with minimal effort.

Drive and tow in today's fast paced traffic with a new level of confidence.

Photo: Timm Cooper Rear caliper mounting bracket bolts directly to the rear axle positioning the caliper indentical to a Defender.

Photo: Timm Cooper Rear view fo rear disc brakes.

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WIPER BLADES, ARMS & CAPS, MOTORS - DISCOVERY I, II, RRC & P38A FRONT WIPER

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Front Wiper Blade,Genuine ...............................................$ Front Wiper Blade with spoiler (drivers side), Genuine .................................................................................$ Front Winter Blade, ProLine ..............................................$ Rear Wiper Blade, Genuine...............................................$ Rear Winter Blade, ProLine...............................................$ 3 Winter Blade Set, 2 Front Blades+1 Rear, ProLine.....$

7.85

9.02 RNH875 19.50 RNW103 12.23 RNF166 21.62 RNW112 41.95 Arms & Caps: 4) RNH886 Front Wiper Arm, Genuine .................................................$ 19.55 7) RNH879 Front Wiper Arm Cap, Genuine.........................................$ 5.50 5) RNH884 Rear Wiper Arm, Genuine..................................................$ 19.55 8) RNH885 Rear Wiper Arm Cap, Genuine..........................................$ 2.79 Wiper Motors: 10) RNF689 Front Wiper Assembly, Genuine .......................................$ 215.20 11) RNH877 Rear Wiper Motor, Genuin.................................................$ 156.42 Windscreen Washer: 17) RNF694 Reservoir...............................................................................$ 116.50 18) RNC951 Reservoir Cap.......................................................................$ 7.14 19) RNF698 Reservoir Filter.....................................................................$ 9.39 20) RNF704 Pump......................................................................................$ 62.95 21) RNH896 Non-return Valve .................................................................$ 5.95 22) RNF712 Jet ..........................................................................................$ 9.40 Rear Screen Washer: 24) RNF706 Rear Screen Washer Pump...............................................$ 70.88 25) RNC870 Rear Screen Non-return Valve ........................................$ 4.19 26) RNH687 Rear Screen Washer Jet ...................................................$ 9.40 Headlamp Washer: 27) RNF702 Headlamp Washer Pump ...................................................$ 65.48 28) RNB124 Headlamp Non-return Valve .............................................$ 12.50 29) RNB160 Headlamp Washer Jet w/Hardware ................................$ 15.70 Washer Tubing: 31) RNE638 Washer tubing, sold per meter .........................................$ 2.46

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Discovery II 1999-2004 Wiper Blades: 1) RNW113 Front Wiper Blade,Genuine ...............................................$ 16.21 1) RNH876 Front Winter Blades (Pair), Genuine................................$ 68.50 2) RNW100 Rear Wiper Blade, Genuine...............................................$ 10.76 2) RNF166 Rear Winter Blade, ProLine...............................................$ 21.62 RNK9142 3 Winter Blade Set, 2 Front Blades+1 Rear,Genuine ....$ 85.95 9) RNH685 Front or Rear Wiper Blade-Arm Clip, Genuine...............$ 6.74 Arms & Caps: 4) RNH887 Front Wiper Arm, Genuine .................................................$ 32.12 7) RNH685 Front Wiper Arm Cap, Genuine.........................................$ 6.74 5) RNH779 Rear Wiper Arm, Genuine..................................................$ 33.20 8) RNH685 Rear Wiper Arm Cap,Genuine...........................................$ 6.74 Wiper Motors: 10) RNF691 Front Wiper Assembly, Genuine .......................................$ 218.18 11) RNH877 Rear Wiper Motor, Genuine...............................................$ 156.42 Windscreen Washer: 17) RNF696 Reservoir...............................................................................$ 80.80 18) RNC951 Reservoir Cap.......................................................................$ 7.14 19) RNF698 Reservoir Filter Up To 4A842249........................................$ 9.39 19) RNH904 Reservoir Filter From 4A842250.........................................$ 9.56 20) RNF705 Pump......................................................................................$ 61.30 21) RNC870 Non-return Valve .................................................................$ 4.19 22) RNF713 Jet ..........................................................................................$ 11.00 Rear Screen Washer: 24) RNF707 Rear Screen Washer Pump...............................................$ 79.75 25) RNH898 Rear Screen Non-return Valve .........................................$ 8.39 26) RNH901 Rear Screen Washer Jet with Hose ................................$ 6.28 Headlamp Washer: 27) RNF703 Headlamp Washer Pump ...................................................$ 61.34 28) RNF715 Headlamp Non-return Valve..............................................$ 7.95 29) RNF714 Headlamp Washer Jet 1999 - 2002...................................$ 20.44 29) RNH900 Headlamp Washer Jet w/Hose (LH) 2003 + 2004...........$ 20.93 29) RNH899 Headlamp Washer Jet w/Hose (RH) 2003 + 2004 ..........$ 20.93 30) RNH778 Headlamp Washer Nozzle Cap .........................................$ 7.28 Washer Tubing: 31) RNE638 Washer tubing, sold per meter .........................................$ 2.46

Range Rover Classic 1987-1995 Wiper Blades: 1,2) RNW104 1,2) RNW111 1) RNW105

Front or Rear Wiper Blade 1987 -1989, Genuine............$ 27.70 Front or Rear Wiper Blade 1990 -1995, Genuine............$ 14.50 Front Winter Blade 1987 - 1995, ProLine .........................$ 15.70

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Arms & Caps: 4) RNH891 Front Wiper Arm Pre 1990, Genuine.................................$ 45.38 4) RNH892 Front Wiper Arm 1990 on, Genuine ..................................$ 33.40 Arms & Caps continued: 7) RNH893 Front Wiper Arm Cap 1990 on, Genuine ..........................$ 2.00 5) RNH882 Rear Wiper Arm 1990 on, Genuine ...................................$ 25.58 5) RNH905 Rear Wiper Arm pre 1990, Genuine..................................$ 67.47 Wiper Motors: 10) RNH319 Front Wiper Motor 1992 - 1995, Genuine.........................$ 262.45 11) RNH881 Rear Wiper Motor 1987 - 1990, Genuine .........................$ 412.95 11) RNH883 Rear Wiper Motor 1991 - 1995, Genuine .........................$ 143.45 Windscreen Washer: 17) RNF692 Reservoir...............................................................................$ 219.00 18) RNC951 Reservoir Cap.......................................................................$ 7.14 19) RNF698 Reservoir Filter.....................................................................$ 9.39 20) RNH897 Pump w/lead 1987 - 1991...................................................$ 48.50 20) RNE730 Pump 1992 - 1995 .................................................................$ 39.50 21) RNH896 Non-return Valve .................................................................$ 5.95 22) RNF710 Jet 1987 - 1990......................................................................$ 6.25 22) RNH895 Jet 1991 - 1995......................................................................$ 28.85 23) RNF708 Low Fluid Sensor .................................................................$ 77.64 Rear Screen Washer: 24) RNH132 Rear Screen Washer Pump w/lead 1987 - 1991.............$ 41.95 24) RNE729 Rear Screen Washer Pump 1992 - 1996 ..........................$ 33.58 25) RNC870 Rear Screen Non-return Valve ........................................$ 4.19 26) RNH906 Rear Screen Washer Jet 1987 - 1995...............................$ 15.64 Headlamp Washer: 27) RNF699 Headlamp Washer Pump ...................................................$ 61.43 28) RNB124 Headlamp Non-return Valve..............................................$ 12.50 29) RNB139 Headlamp Washer Jet........................................................$ 17.95 Washer Tubing: 31) RNE638 Washer tubing, sold per meter .........................................$ 2.46

Range Rover P38A 1995-2002 Wiper Blades: 1) RNW107 1) PLW107 1) PLW107W 2) RNW118 2) PLW118W

Front Wiper Blade,Genuine ...............................................$ Front Wiper Blade,ProLine ................................................$ Front Winter Wiper Blade,ProLine ...................................$ Rear Wiper Blade, Genuine...............................................$ Rear Winter Wiper Blade, ProLine...................................$ 3 Winter Blade Set, 2 Front Blades+1 Rear, ProLine.....$ Headlamp Wiper Blade ......................................................$

16.75 10.95 25.15 13.60 15.70 59.80 13.48

PLW109 3) RND223 Arms & Caps: 4) RNH889 Front Wiper Arm (LH),Genuine..........................................$ 37.60 4) RNH888 Front Wiper Arm (RH),Genuine .........................................$ 37.60 7) RNH890 Front Wiper Arm Cap, Genuine.........................................$ 1.39 5) RNH878 Rear Wiper Arm,Genuine...................................................$ 38.40 8) RNH879 Rear Wiper Arm Cap,Genuine...........................................$ 5.50 6) RNH142 Headlamp Wiper Arm Assembly (LH) ..............................$ 49.30 6) RNF682 Headlamp Wiper Arm Assembly (RH)..............................$ 49.30 Wiper Motors: 10) RNF690 Front Wiper Motor Assembly, Genuine ...........................$ 209.95 11) RNH880 Rear Wiper Motor, Genuine...............................................$ 156.42 12) RNF684 Headlamp Wiper Motor (LH) .............................................$ 160.58 12) RNF683 Headlamp Wiper Motor (RH).............................................$ 160.58 13) RNF686 Headlamp Motor Fixing Washer.......................................$ 15.10 14) RNF685 Headlamp Wiper Motor Nut ..............................................$ 11.12 15) RNF687 Headlamp Dust Cap ............................................................$ 6.56 16) RND114 Headlamp M6 Nut ...............................................................$ 0.30 Windscreen Washer: 17) RNH903 Reservoir...............................................................................$ 52.21 17) RNF693 Reservoir w/Washer Pump Assembly .............................$ 197.02 18) RNF697 Reservoir Cap.......................................................................$ 4.02 19) RNF698 Reservoir Filter.....................................................................$ 9.39 20) RNF704 Pump......................................................................................$ 62.95 21) RNH896 Non-return Valve 1995 - 2000 ............................................$ 5.95 21) RNC870 Non-return Valve 2001 On..................................................$ 4.19 22) RNH686 Jet up to WA394534 (use with clip RNH894) ..................$ 13.50 22) RNF711 Jet From WA394535 w/retaining clip ...............................$ 9.78 22) RNH894 Jet Retaining Clip (use with jet RNH686) ........................$ 1.38 23) RNF709 Low Fluid Sensor .................................................................$ 19.30 Rear Screen Washer: 24) RNF706 Rear Screen Washer Pump...............................................$ 70.88 25) RNC870 Rear Screen Non-return Valve .........................................$ 4.19 26) RNH907 Rear Screen Washer Jet w/Tube .....................................$ 6.28 Headlamp Washer: 27) RNF701 Headlamp Washer Pump ...................................................$ 62.95 28) RNC870 Headlamp Non-return Valve..............................................$ 4.19 32) RNH143 Waher Fluid Connector 4mm/1mm ...................................$ 2.73

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V8 ENGINE TOP END / 3.5, 3.9, 4.2, 4.0, 4.6, 1987-1998 Stepper Motor ......................"3.5, 4.2" ...............................$ 201.62 Stepper Motor ......................3.9.........................................$ 199.45 Stepper Motor ......................"4.0, 4.6" ...............................$ 175.64 Stepper Motor Gasket........."4.0, 4.6" ...............................$ 2.73 Potentiometer .......................up to 1989 ...........................$ 141.70 Potentiometer .......................1989 on ................................$ 191.82 Potentiometer Gasket.........."3.5, 3.9, 4.2" ........................$ 1.37 Hose Manifold to Water Jacket ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 17.27 RNM082 "Hose, Water Jacket to Radiator" 5 .................................................3.5.........................................$ 26.20 5 RNM079 "Hose, Water Jacket to Radiator" .................................................3.9.........................................$ 39.75 6 RNC049 Hose Clamp ..........................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 2.61 7 RNM109 "Tamper Plug, Idle Speed Adjustment Screw" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 3.75 8 RNM082 Delay Valve Hose ................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 26.20 9 RNI025 Delay Valve Vacuum............"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 24.81 10 RNM095 Tee Piece & Restrictor........"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 44.23 11 RNM135 "Hose, Plenum to Tee Piece" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 11.55 12 RNM081 Hose ......................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 15.21 13 RNM142 Vacuum to Delay Hose........"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 18.61 14 RNM098 "Hose, Flame Trap to Tee Piece" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 13.60 15 RNC048 Heater Return Hose............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 16.26 16 RNC043 Heater Supply Hose............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 25.10 17 RNC047 Thermostat ............................"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 9.40 18 RNC040 Elbow Water Outlet.............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 62.95 19 RNC046 Elbow Gasket ........................"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 2.61 20 RNC057 Temp Sender Gauge ............3.5.........................................$ 47.20 20 RNC035 Temp Sender Gauge ............3.9.........................................$ 15.23 20 RNC036 Temp Sender Gauge ............4.0.........................................$ 15.23 21 RNC039 Sealing Washer ..................................................................$ 0.50 22 RNC045 "Switch, Fan Temperature Switch"..................................$ 32.75 23 RNC023 Copper Washer ..................................................................$ 1.46 24 RNM134 Sensor Coolant ECU ..........................................................$ 21.37 24 RNC036 Sensor Coolant ECU ............DiscoveryII .........................$ 15.23 25 RNH032 "Washer, ECU Coolant Sensor" ........................................$ 0.56 26 RNE149 "Gasket, Water Jacket" .....................................................$ 1.98 RNK110 "Emission Kit Includes: RNM095, RNM081, RNM135 and RNM098" .......................................$ 75.55 27 RNM001 Vent Crankcase ...................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 28.30 28 RNV048 ORing......................................"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 0.88 28a RNM115 Dust Shield ............................4.0L.......................................$ 5.03 29 RNV002 Oil Filler Cap ........................................................................$ 10.00 RNV003 Oil Filler Cap..........................4.0.........................................$ 13.64 30 RNM103 Mounting Plate Breather...."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 13.60 31 RNM026 Filter Element ........................"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 4.25 32 RNM091 Cap.........................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 3.51 33 RNM035 Gasket Valve Cover.............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 23.89 34 RNV006 Valve Cover Screw - Inner .4.0L.......................................$ 1.77 RNV007 Valve Cover Screw - Outer.4.0L.......................................$ 1.77 35 RNM025 Cylinder Head Assembly.....4.0L.......................................$ 629.95 RNH553 Cylinder Head Assembly.....4.0L.......................................$ 1207.45 RNM025 Cylinder Head Assembly.....3.9L.......................................$ 629.95 RNH554 Cylinder Head Assembly.....3.9L.......................................$ 290.31 RNH555 Cylinder Head Assembly Core Charge ...........................$ 299.00 36 RNC654 Rocker Shaft Assembly......."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 381.02 37 RNV017 Rocker Shaft ........................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 240.53 38 RNM041 Tappet Assembly.................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 19.73 39 RNV005 Pushrod.................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 3.88 40 RNV024 Bracket .................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ 13.60 1 1 1a 1b 2 2 3 4

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RNM105 RNM047 RNM034 RNV023 RNM044 RNV010 RNM022 RNM011 RNM027 RNV004 RNM012 RNV019 RNM093 RNM094 RNM069 RNM068 RNM028 RNM116 RNM117 RNM039 RNM070 RNF119 RNF130 RNF126 RNF123

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RNH562 RNH564

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RNH561

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RNC991

LH Rocker Arm ....................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ RH Rocker Arm....................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Spring....................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Seal Valve Stem Intake ......."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Valve Spring Cap.................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Inlet Valve..............................3.5L.......................................$ Inlet Valve..............................3.9L4.0L................................$ Exhaust Valve .......................3.5L.......................................$ Exhaust Valve .......................3.9L4.2L................................$ Gasket Inlet Manifold.........."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Head Gasket.........................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Valve Guide ..........................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Filler Extension .....................3.9L4.2L................................$ Filler Extension .....................4.0L.......................................$ Valve Spring.........................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Split Cone Retainer.............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Valve Seat Inlet ...................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Valve Seat Exhaust ..............3.5L.......................................$ Valve Seat Exhaust ..............3.9L.......................................$ Seal Intake Manifold ..........."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Clamp Intake Gasket ..........."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Spring Washer....................................................................$ Washer Rocker Shaft .........."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Split Pin, Rocker Shaft" ......"3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Bolt 3/8, Rocker Assembly to Head" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Bolt, Cylinder Head, Long"."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Bolt, Cylinder Head, Short""3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Special Washer, Head Bolt" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ "Bolt, Seal Retainer"............."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ Lock Washer .......................................................................$ Washer.................................................................................$ RH Rocker Cover Assembly ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" .................$ LH Rocker Cover Assembly" .................................................3.5, 3.9, 4.0, 4.2" ..................$ Complete Upper End Gasket set .................................................3.5.........................................$ "Complete Upper End Gasket set, steel gasket" .................................................3.9.........................................$ "Complete Upper End Gasket set, fibre gasket" .................................................3.9, 4.0, 4.2, 4.6" ..................$ ProLine Upper End Gasket Set ................................................."3.9, 4.0, 4.2, 4.6" .................$ ProLine V8 Cylinder Head Bolt Kit ................................................."3.9, 4.0, 4.2, 4.6" .................$

7.30 7.30 2.00 6.07 4.35 30.33 0.00 34.60 44.05 44.89 42.89 15.58 62.95 9.56 6.29 2.00 10.77 16.35 51.93 8.45 18.38 1.20 1.34 0.27 1.42 4.95 4.45 0.75 1.31 0.47 0.46 354.50 451.45 167.95 180.75 331.75 149.00 79.00

Stepper Motor Bypass Hose ................................................."3.9, 4.2" ...............................$ 25.42 "Hose, Manifold to Plenum""4.0, 4.6" ...............................$ 8.35 "Hose, Rocker Cover to Plenum" ................................................."4.0, 4.6" ...............................$ 11.96 "Hose, Rocker Cover To Ram Housing" ................................................."4.0, 4.6" ...............................$ 23.70 "Gasket, Stepper Motor Housing" ................................................."3.5, 3.9, 4.2" ........................$ 0.83

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1. RND506 Hose Assembly, Manifold to IAVC .......P38A, Disco II .......$ 2. RND507 Hose Assembly, IAVC to Thorttle Body ....................................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 3. RND508 Hose Clamp ..............................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 4. RND509 Hose Clamp ..............................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 5. RND510 Hose Clamp ..............................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 6. RND511 Idle Air Control Valve (Stepper Motor) ....................................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 7. RND512 Clip-Idle Air Control Valve .....................P38A, Disco II .......$ 8. RND513 Throttle Potentiometer ...........................P38A, Disco II .......$ 9. RND306 Gasket - Throttle Body to Manifold .....P38A, Disco II .......$ 10. RND514 Hose ..........................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 11. RND307 Hose Clamp ..............................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 12. RND515 Solenoind Secondary Air Injection ......P38A, Disco II .......$ 13. RND516 Valve, Air Control - SAI ..........................P38A, Disco II .......$ 60

16.34 14.85 2.26 1.89 3.42 194.93 6.93 110.20 2.98 12.55 1.71 23.05 148.32

14. RND517 Gasket for Air Control Valve .................P38A, Disco II .......$ 15. RND308 Gasket, Upper Inlet Manifold to Lower Inlet Manifold ....................................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 16. RND518 Gasket, Inlet Manifold Elbow ................P38A, Disco II .......$ 17. RNH560 Hose, Breather - Rocker Cover to Ram Housing ....................................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 18. RND514 Hose, Manifold to Plenum De-Icer ......P38A, Disco II .......$ 19. RNH563 Hose, Rocker Cover to Plenum..............P38A, Disco II .......$ 20. RND519 Rail Assembly ...........................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 21. RND520 Injector .....................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 22. RND521 ORing..........................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 23. RND522 Clip .............................................................P38A, Disco II .......$ 24. RNH761 Gasket Kit - Throttle Body ......................P38A, Disco II .......$ 25. RNH982 Pipe, Secondary Air Injection ...............P38A, Disco II .......$

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SIGHTINGS Maybe the projected new corporate parents of Land Rover, Tata Motors, will appreciate the unique appearance of Land Rover models. They clearly resonate with the American and international public. The qualities that we love as Land Rover enthusiasts clearly captivate those who rouse popular passions. Movie directors, advertising art directors, and consumers agree if there's a Land Rover present, you should pay attention. That assures us as a lot of Sightings – in fact, lots and lots of Sightings. 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. 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 a distinctive way. 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 #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 #4 - We're not outfitting your kitchen. If you qualify, please remember - one mug per Sighting per 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. Rule #6 - Psst... if we can't read your 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. 61


Your Editor is always appreciative of the efforts of Sighters; sadly, some Sightings come in after deadline for the previous issue, which means they fall under Rule # 3. Your Editor cannot award himself a mug for enjoying DVD’s of The Interpreter [which opens with a shot of a Defender 110 in Africa] or The Italian Job [Defender 110 in evil role] remake. So we need to thank the Sighters who spotted the commercials and ads from Texaco, Garmin, Equitours, Cole Haan, National Geographic Traveler, Beretta, Farmers Health Point, Army Safety and Departures. We commend Michelle Armada, Houston, TX, Jonathan Detwiler, Norwell, MA, Milton Milner, Hendersonville, NC, John Conover, Jr., Stony Brook, NY, Kevin Dunn, Jacksonville Beach, FL, Chris Runnels, Bellingham, WA, Bernard McMahon, Washington, DC, Steve Andrews, Easton, MD, Kevin Dunn [see Rule #6], Esteban Gonzales, West Hollywood, CA, Sam Harrison, Mulino. OR, James Dargan, Plymouth, MA, and Benjamin Buchanna, New Haven, OH, Dave Bowman, Orange, VA, Tony Sims, Beaverton, OR, Todd Kriner, Ellicott City, MD and Dave Whaling, Greenville, PA. The 2004 REI floor layout catalogue also had the rear taillights of a Series III on the cover, reports John Bradley, Denver, CO. Land Rovers have become a touchstone of popular culture. Without telling us why, Todd Frey, Wilmington, DE, read an article on “Midlife Crisis Cars” in USA Weekend. In the “Stay-at-Home Mom” category, USA wrote “we originally chose a classic 1960’s Land Rover Series II-A, an off road vehicle that figures heavily in exotic African safari adventures.” Instead the author chose the more modern $86,000 Mercedes G500. Go figure! ESM magazine specializing in surfing and Curve used a Defender in its ad in the August 2007 issue, noted Todd Frey, Wilmington, DE. He also noted that when ESM wanted to cover the feats of three female surfers, it placed the three of them inside and astride a Defender 110 NAS. Robert Alley, Kennesaw, GA, spotted a Defender 90 in an article in Decline magazine. Steve Johnson, Johns Island, SC, found a safari ad with a cheetah on the hood in Smithsonian Journeys. Bruce Burnham, Sandy, UT, sent a safari travel ad from Insights magazine and an Ecuadorian Defender at work in an expedition ad from Luxury Travel Guide magazine. Mike Mason gave his wife, Peggy, credit for spotting a Defender in a Botswana safari article in Conde Nast Traveler. When the British double agent Phillip Agee died, Time included a photo of Agee in his RHD Series I in its reportage, notes Martin Lewis, Vero Beach, FL. Will Chau, Sylmar, CA, spotted Rovers at work in ads for Virgin Bush Safaris. Jack Hayes, Nantucket, MA, noted that the J.L. Powell catalogue has “pricey clothes and nice Rover pics,” accurate on both counts. Jay Gerish, Fairfield, NJ, saw that IZOD jeans uses a Defender 110 to distinguish their clothes. David Ducat, Lebanon, CT and Pat Harris, Wilton, CT couldn’t miss the Defender doortops in the Polo Explorer ad in GQ. And he couldn’t miss the photo of a Defender 110 in the safari article in Outside Go magazine. Dan Mitchell, Littleton, 62

CO, and Kevin Humphrey, Jonesboro, AR, noted a great Defender 110 in the latest Cabela’s fly fishing catalogue. Greg Coffman, Coshocton, OH, found a door from a Defender supporting a model in the Timberland catalogue. When the producers of a so-so buddy flick The Bucket List, needed to make certain that you’s know of Jack’s and Morgan’s last wishes by including a Defender on safari. Good work to James Dargan, Plymouth, MA, Dendy Jarrett, Nashville, TN, Kimberly Bufton, Galveston, TX, Andrew Gold, Hacienda Heights, CA, Mark Puzella, Hingham, MA, Sherry Block, Hadlyme, CT, Allan Mellske, Chicago, IL, Ben Cooley, Fairview Park, OH, Mark Fails, Palmyra, PA, Randy Swiencki, Middleton, CT, Dave Bowman, Orange, VA, Kristen Minner, Carnation, WA, Mike Archer, Victoria, BC, Canada, Greg Sveska, Monument, CO, Dick Newton, Charlestown, RI, Jeff Quinby, Northfield, MN, Jake Piersol, Waverly, WV, Kevn Thayer, Abingdon, VA, and Chandler Shepard, E. Sarasota, FL. National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets became “a better movie in the presence of a Land Rover 109,” claims Marc Fails, Palmyra, PA. Zach Jaggers, Chattanooga, TN, Scott Rady, Wesley Chapel, FL and Jeff Quinby, Northfield, MN. The movie War features a Range Rover, notes Michael Libott, Burbank, CA, and a preview for Nancy Drew features an LR3, notes Dave Bowman, Orange, VA. The TV show Las Vegas features a Defender right behind the co-star, notes Kevin Thayer, Abingdon, VA. Kevin Buckley, Schenectady, NY, Jake Piersol, Waverly, WV and Dave Bowman, Orange, VA, noted a Land Rover used by the archaeologist/host of The Bone Detectives. MTV’s Wild Boyz chase a lion in a topless Series Rover, according to R.B., Jacksonville, NC [See Rule #6]. On the new series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the heroine relies on a Range Rover P38-A as her escape vehicle, notes Leslie Bright, Kingspport, TN. On Speed TV’s Unique Whips program the hosts took Jennifer Capriati’s Range Rover and installed a state of the art sound system and some extra bling, reports Douglas Shepard, E. Sarasota, FL. The Washington Times web site posted a photo of Defenders in defense in an article about the Gaza-Egypt border, noted Jim Salyers, King George, VA. Stuart Huddleston, Panama City Beach, FL, took a FEMA Incident Command System certification exam and he found a Defender crossing a flooded road. Richard and Lucia Gerhardt, N. Palm Beach, FL, were driving their Discovery Series I when they were passed by a Discovery Series II. What did they spot but a spare tire cover reading “Hummer Recovery Vehicle.” _______  ________


Sightings Winners: Kevin Humphrey Jonesboro, AR

Kevin Buckley Schenectady, NY

Greg Coffman Coshocton, OH

Jake Piersol Waverly, WV

Pat Harris Wilton, CT

Michael Libott Burbank, CA

Bruce Burnham Sandy, UT 84092

Dave Bowman Orange, VA

Dan Mitchell Littleton, CO

Jeff Quinby Northfield, MN

David Ducat Lebanon, CT

Marc Fails Palmyra, PA

Jack Hayes Nantucket, MA

Zach Jaggers Chattanooga, TN

Jay Gerish Fairfield, NJ

Scott Rady Wesley Chapel, FL

Douglas Shepard E Sarasota, FL

Todd Frey Wilmington, DE

Leslie Bright Kingsport, TN 37664 63


If only I had known about Waxoyl Professional

Mickey Rat you were my favorite Rover. We were together when I met my wife. My sons grew up with you. Nobody loved you more than the dogs.You were part of our family. I am sorry, I was unable to protect you from the rust. With tears in my eyes I sent you away. If only I had known about Waxoyl Professional, you would still be with us today. To find a Waxoyl application center near you or to learn more about becoming an application center visit www.roversnorth.com/Waxoyl. Š 2007 Rovers North Inc 1319 VT Route 128, Westford, Vermont 05494-9601, USA Sales and Tech Support: 802.879.0032 roversnorth.com / Code # NSP38

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Spring 2008 Rovers North News  

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

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