New member intros

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Morning all,
I notice that about a dozen people have joined the list in the last
couple of months.
Firstly, welcome aboard.
I notice that few of you haven't posted any messages yet - to help
build this community it would be good to hear from you.
If you have a moment, please post a brief intro with some background
info on yourself, the type of LandCruiser you have/want/dream about and
any other relevant info that you think might be relevant.
We already have a pretty broad spectrum of users who use their
LandCruisers for anything from being a basic family car, towing
workhorse through to extreme mud plugging or trips across the Sahara.
So come on, don't be shy:)
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Ronald
Welcome to the group.
Fairey only make overdrives for Land Rovers as far as I know.
They definitely do not make one for Toyota Landcruiser.
Is your 60 manual?With or without turbo?Diesel?
The later 5 speed turbos were geared about right without O/D. I never drove
an auto 60.
I've seen 60s in breakers and they are often on eBay.
Here is one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=18290&item=4500215693&rd=1
Dave Harris
[Email address removed]
97 VX 1HDFT Devon UK
OME Springs and LTR Shocks
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From: RONALD BRAGG
To: [Email address removed]
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] New member intros
Julian,
I am one of the new members who have yet to be exposed on your site. In
response to your e-mail let me introduce myself.
My name is Ron and I live in East Devon.
I am the proud owner of a 1982 HJ60.
A couple of years ago I drove down through Mauritania to Senegal and back
in an old Lada Riva. It did well but was tricky in the dunes. I lusted after
the old Landcruiser bushtaxis. Last year, this Jan actually, I drove down to
Tamanrasset in S Algeria in an Isuzu KB crewcab which was OK apart from
losing 4wd on the first dune we tried to cross. 2wd up to Assekrem was
interesting.
Ibrahim, our guide/smuggler for our trip across country from Djanet to The
Hoggar had a 60 series.as did most serious gun runners by the look of it. I
had to have one.
I bought mine soon after getting back and am back off to S Algeria in Jan.
I have done very little to it, new tyres BFG 31 x 10.50 ATs & an Airtech
snorkel ( purely for show ).
I have a new set of Milner springs to put on ( currently there are 4
different springs & she is a bit lopsided )
Before going I'll change the oil & filters & that should do.
I would dearly love a Fairey overdrive but they seem hard to come by. I
wonder if anyone has any ideas?
In the meantime I use it every day for my gardening work, clouds of smoke
when I start in the morning etc but a great vehicle.
Regards
Ron Bragg
Julian Voelcker <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Morning all,
I notice that about a dozen people have joined the list in the last
couple of months.
Firstly, welcome aboard.
I notice that few of you haven't posted any messages yet - to help
build this community it would be good to hear from you.
If you have a moment, please post a brief intro with some background
info on yourself, the type of LandCruiser you have/want/dream about and
any other relevant info that you think might be relevant.
We already have a pretty broad spectrum of users who use their
LandCruisers for anything from being a basic family car, towing
workhorse through to extreme mud plugging or trips across the Sahara.
So come on, don't be shy:)
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
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Hi Ron,
Welcome to the club.
Can you give some more details about the Algeria trip? What's your itinerary,
length of the trip? Are you going with a group to share the cost of the guide?
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Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
 
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Julian
I don't suppose I'm a new member, and I've met Julian + family, but I might as well add a little about myself.
I live in mid-Devon on an old farm, and I make a living writing engineering software, mostly used for car crash analysis, which allows me to work at home.
The reason I bought the LC (1996 80 series, 1HD-FT VX manual) was simply to tow my three daughters' horses. Prior to the LC I had a VW camper, but at 15 years old / 155,000 miles the poor old 1600cc engine wasn't up to hauling 2 tons of horse trailer, and it was only 2WD, so when the 3rd horse came along it had to go.
With four children we needed 3 rows of seats, making choosing it a toss-up between the Isuzu Trooper, Mitsubishi Shogun, Nissan Patrol, LandRover 100 or the LC; and the bigger engine in the LC (for towing) + the extra reliability, comfort & build quality decided it for me.
All round diff locks were an added bonus, but I've only ever needed them once and, to be honest, if I could afford it I would have a 100 series simply because it is roomier inside. We do find the 80 series cramped, which is ridiculous given its exterior dimensions, and I don't really need its superior mountain climbing abilities.
I'm afraid my LC is totally stock apart from a headlight wiring upgrade and manual switch on the centre diff-lock. It gets taken off-road to haul the horses in and out of car-parks at events, and for the occasional low-tech bit of farming on our land (eg grass-harrowing); but mostly it lives on road and earns its keep by towing.
I get a bit envious reading about trips to the Sahara, but with four children ranging from 6 to 17 that's something we can't do at present. (Largely thanks to our delightful government's obsession with examining teenagers. Also - deciding factor - my wife's idea of a holiday includes a meal that someone else has cooked + a hot bath & a comfortable bed!)
Plans for the future? Possibly an intercooler & injection pump mods to give some extra low down power, and HID headlights. But it all depends on money: really it does everything I ask of it at present, and with a family and a greedy chancellor to support mods will just have to wait.
Christopher Bell
 
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Welcome Ron,
Devon seems to be a popular county - you have Dave Harris down in
Exeter and Christopher Bell near Crediton.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hello everybody, my name is Ragnar Joensen, and I also happen to be the
fortunate owner of a Landcruiser. Mine is a HJ62 dating back to 1989,
but is still driving OK.
It has only been in my posession for three weeks, but I had a similar
vehicle, an HJ61, a couple of years ago, and I must admit that I enjoyed
it quite a bit, so I got myself another one, now that this car was for sale.
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Ragnar Joensen
Faroe Islands
1989 HJ62, 4.0TD.
 
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Ragnar
Welcome!
I think my LC must be one of the oldest on the list, its a 1992
Registration, 1HDT 80.
I've driven HJ62s and 75s in North Africa - and I think now I would
never buy another make except for Toyota and of course Landcruisers
Enjoy the list!
Regards
Renate
1992 80 w. LRFT, snorkel, tjm wheel carrier, 2.5" lift shocks and heavy
duty springs
 
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Hi Ragnar,
Welcome to the list, it is good to see some more Europeans joining.
I have to admit that I know nothing of the Faroe Islands - what country
are the associated with?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Thank you
Well to start with, I can say that we are placed in the North Atlantic,
about 600Km north ( approximately north ) of Scotland.
We are associated with Denmark, and technically we are danish citizens,
but don?t like to be referred to as danish. Have our own language which
reminds most of Icelandic than any other language.
Been to the UK twice, very nice people : )
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Ragnar Joensen
Faroe Islands
1989 HJ62, 4.0TD.
 
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