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Old 24th August 2014, 07:15   #16
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Will be interesting to know the experiences of folks who own other petrol engine Series vehicles...
Nice restoration Abhishek. Do you have any details on the history of your LR? Some of them have led quite a chequred past.
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Hi All, the Series 3 has finally come back from the garage, post a 4 year restoration process.
Congratulations for the restoration, the Landy is looking superb. Btw what are those red and yellow levers for, just curious.
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Congratulations for the restoration, the Landy is looking superb. Btw what are those red and yellow levers for, just curious.
Hi, these levers are to select hi-low ratio, 2 or 4 wheel drive etc.

This vehicle is usually a 2 wheel drive vehicle, which drives on high ratio on road. When you need to, push the yellow lever down, which engages the 4 wheel drive. That means the vehicle is now driving on road in a 4 wheel drive option.

When you get off road & need better performance from the gearbox in tough situation, you can engage the low ratio gearbox- which you can do by pulling the red lever beck towards you.

I also now have the overdrive installed, which gives the 5th gear option to the original 4 front gear combo... It allows the engine to go faster without wear & tear.

Of course, engaging all these in different situations needs practice, so its complicated:-)

There is a nice video on YouTube on driving instructions of Series Land Rovers- you should see it. It's amazing what these vehicles can do in the right hands. And remember, this is 40-50 year old technology!
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Nice restoration Abhishek. Do you have any details on the history of your LR? Some of them have led quite a chequred past.
Thanks... Afraid not. I have no clue of its background, which is a shame. Would've loved to know more of it.

Bought this from Mayapuri in Delhi in 2009-10. Wasn't in the best of shapes, if you picked the hood to glimpse inside. Wonder what sort of human beings strip a vehicle of its engine!

Anyways, hopefully this is now going to survive a long time....
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Hi, these levers are to select hi-low ratio, 2 or 4 wheel drive etc.

This vehicle is usually a 2 wheel drive vehicle, which drives on high ratio on road. When you need to, push the yellow lever down, which engages the 4 wheel drive. That means the vehicle is now driving on road in a 4 wheel drive option.

When you get off road & need better performance from the gearbox in tough situation, you can engage the low ratio gearbox- which you can do by pulling the red lever beck towards you.

I also now have the overdrive installed, which gives the 5th gear option to the original 4 front gear combo... It allows the engine to go faster without wear & tear.

Of course, engaging all these in different situations needs practice, so its complicated:-)

There is a nice video on YouTube on driving instructions of Series Land Rovers- you should see it. It's amazing what these vehicles can do in the right hands. And remember, this is 40-50 year old technology!

Check this link- it explains the gearbox mechanism quite well...

http://www.legionlandrover.com/manua...vers%20use.pdf
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Check this link- it explains the gearbox mechanism quite well...

http://www.legionlandrover.com/manua...vers%20use.pdf
Here is the YouTube video that shows the driving instructions. This is part 1 of the video. Please do look at the subsequent ones too... Very informative!

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