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#1 OFFLINE   captaincalzone

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 11:10 PM

Alrite?

 

A big hello to all, I've been lurking here for a fair while now, but haven't really had anything to contribute.. until father (henceforth known as captain_tel) came home last week with THIS:

 

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IT'S A V8 M8! And what's more, it seems to be a pretty posh one. All electrick everything (and all working!) and sunroofs galore. I think a 3dr manual V8 is a bit of a rarity too.

 

I think it checks all the boxes for this place, it's:

  • OLD. Ish.
  • BRITISH. Check.
  • RUSTY. Yessir.

And as a bonus it has horrendous fuel consumption. But I bloody love it and the noise makes me tingle in all the right places. Hope you like it!

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:09 PM

That's just the kind of Disco I'd like!



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

I look forward to epic tales of rust fixerating, along with constant visits to pez stations.............
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:44 PM

That looks great, my first Disco was a V8 3 door and was the best LR I've ever owned. It did 20 mpg with Mrs N day to day or 25mpg when towing! I suppose I drove smoother and slower with an overloaded caravan and 4 screaming kids in the back.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:55 PM

Excellent shed, I had a H plate 200tdi years ago & it spent it's life covered in mud.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:02 PM

Noice! I like the look of these early ones but not the view through the rear floor.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:30 PM

Do you have a welder? If not, I suspect you soon will have ;-)

 

More pics please, I love Discos.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:43 PM

Lovely! These pre facelift jobbies, Freight rover front lights et al are a rare sight these days. Love the colour and spec. When did they stop offering the 3 dr?
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

Oooh, I' like early Discos (I've had 4 :D ) and this has the correct number of doors.

 

If it is a keeper and you're doing lots of miles these early v8's are reasonably* cheap to LPG.

 

Welcome btw.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:56 PM

 When did they stop offering the 3 dr?

 

Right till the end - 98/99. One of the mags has one on a W plate.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

Nice.
My 1st Disco was a G reg 3.5v8 on carbs,wrapped in a black 3dr body
12 to 20mpg was the norm,depending on how quickly you decided to run up and down the Welsh hillside
Skizzer (Martin) bought my last one, a late 300 series with the 3.9 on lpg
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:31 PM

great colour.

 

3.5 or 3.9 V8?

 

I always remember Car magazine banging on about the Terence Conran interior!


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:02 PM

Do you have a welder? If not, I suspect you soon will have ;-)

 

Fortunately I have a tame welder in the form of captain_tel, who is a fabricator by trade.

 

12 to 20mpg was the norm,depending on how quickly you decided to run up and down the Welsh hillside

 

I think that's near enough what I'm getting out of this one, I imagine my local Cornish hillsides to be similar to your Welsh ones.

 

3.5 or 3.9 V8?

 

I always remember Car magazine banging on about the Terence Conran interior!

 

 

3.5 injection. The 3.9s came with the facelift in (I think) '94.

 

The Conran interior is proper wicked too, the only way to describe it is "airy".


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:41 PM

Nice.
My 1st Disco was a G reg 3.5v8 on carbs,wrapped in a black 3dr body
12 to 20mpg was the norm,depending on how quickly you decided to run up and down the Welsh hillside
 

 

 

Mine was Foxfire Red.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:52 PM

Quality motor!

Skizzer (Martin) bought my last one, a late 300 series with the 3.9 on lpg


Indeed I did, and my better half loves it so much that I'm in deep doo-doo for contemplating parting with it (see Espace thread for details). I like it a lot too, in all fairness.

And it has NO RUST in the boot floor. Chew on that, you doubting Thomases :-)
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Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:38 PM

This weekend it got washed, polished, had a few plastics painted black and generally got tarted up.

 

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That gammy headlight is a replacement I stole off our parts truck without looking too closely, and only after fitting did we realise that the new one is in fact worse. Arsehats.

 

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The eagle-eyed of you might notice the new rimz - here's a closer look:

 

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The even more eagle-eyed of you might notice the missing wheelnut in above picture.

 

Long story short, we changed 3 of the wheels, only to find out the last one had been mega tightened by some berk with an air socket (is that what they're called? Air gun? You know what I mean). Anyway, they'd also reamed up the locking wheelnut, so all of our efforts with a breaker bar came to naught, and came to even more naught after this happened:

 

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There should in fact be four pins in there. Fuck it.

 

So a trip was paid to my friendly local garage across the road from work, who I assumed would have some magical tools to solve my problem. They didn't, so they did this instead:

 

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Which was fine by me, as I could finally change the last wheel!

 

And after all that fucking about.. I'm pretty undecided about the new wheels anyway. But Tel likes em, and it was enough grief to get the fucking things on, so they can stay put for a bit.

 

In happier news, it was sunny today, and I had the afternoon off so i bunged 20 quid in it, opened the sunroofs and drove nowhere in particular, grinning like a madman the whole time. So there you go.

 


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

Good progress

You can get pre-facelift 200 shape 3.9s, usually with an auto or LT77. There is one going back to nature in my friend's yard on an L reg.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:30 PM

There are only about 6 variations on the disco locking nut key. It will be stamped with a letter on the end where the wheel brace goes - this is the identifier and replacements are readily available from landy places without having to jump through hoops. 


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

Opened the sunroofs? ??
Is that wise?
Is that even possible given most are duct taped up from the factory....

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

I drove my neighbours 1990 V8 Manual when I was 18... it was awesome

 

 

 

... but slow, I remember it topping out about 85/90, is that normal?



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:13 PM

V8 manual?!

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:18 PM

I drove my neighbours 1990 V8 Manual when I was 18... it was awesome

 

 

 

... but slow, I remember it topping out about 85/90, is that normal?

 

 

91 was the quoted top end for my 200tdi. That's exactly what it did too.



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:06 PM

A wee update on this. Being 23, and being on a wage fairly typical of a 23-year-old, has massively failed to gel with the idea of running a V8 daily. So I have made a smart* decision and bought something more economical and practical Swedish.

 

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For 500 notes I can't fault it! And fear not, the Disco remains in the family, as captain_tel is using it as a second car. But has insured it on a classic policy, which won't cover me. Booooo.


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#26 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:07 AM

Ohhhhh..........scuttle shake.



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:14 PM

I've had a wild* summer hooning around in the Saab with the roof down but it has rewarded me by beginning to smoke ominously and consume oil the same way I consume fags. So obviously the sensible thing to do is put it in a shed and worry about it in the spring/maybe never.

 

In the meantime, please welcome my new WBoD..

 

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One of the only vehicles that has the distinction of having become chod almost the nanosecond it rolled off the production line. 


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:46 PM

OMGWBoDENVY!


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:46 PM

erm, well done?

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:48 PM

Junkman getting schooled this week!:)

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