Series Land Rovers
The Series Land Rover is still the first thing that comes to people minds when one mentions a Land Rover. Usually the image is of a scratched and dinged Rover, the looks like it's on it's last legs, but amazingly keeps on chugging for a few hundred thousand miles. Here's some information that will help you buy a Land Rover, gather some interesting information, or just keep your aluminum workhorse running.
Data and Specifications
Specifications Vehicle dimensions and capacities for the 88 basic, station wagon and the 109 basic and station wagon.
Engines and Gearboxes Specifications and commentary on the various Land Rover engines and gearboxes, as well as the interchangeability of these items.
- Basic Reference Material
- Alternators, Generators
Body & Chassis
- Options: A page consisting of scanned images of various manuals, instructions, parts diagrams advertisements of options added to Land Rovers (IE Winches, overdrives, hubs etc.). Currently included most of the information available in the 1960's for Koenig winches, as well as information on the Kodiak heater, Warn hubs, Fairey Capstan winch, et cetera.
Perils of Ownership
- A Winter Tale, a Friday Story (12-96)
- Gerties Tale, a Friday Story (02-97)
- The Village Garage, a Friday Story (04-98)
- Gardening, a Friday Story (07-98)
- Springs and Batteries, a Friday Story (11-98)
- A Tale of 2 Border Collies, Series Brakes, and a Motorcycle Cop
- The Smoke Theory of Electric Circuits
- Acquiring a Land-Rover, a series of endearing diary entries of a neophyte buying his first Land-Rover.
- Unsuccessful Owner
- Bloody Nora
- Dizzy Cold & Wet
- Nora's Revenge
- Viewpoint now has a model of a
SIII 88" Land Rover (lrover.obj.zip) by F. X. DeJesus on it's anonymous Ftp server. This is a 3D model for computer animations.
(This is actually a model of my (Ben) Land Rover, so there are some differences--such as the rear bumper--from a stock SIII. One of my coworkers made the model just to make a video to tease me.
I've now seen the video. It features dust, a good simulation of wheels following a rough road and oil drips. At the end my Rover is destroyed by a Shadow ship (see image below) as featured on
Babylon 5 My Land Rover gets cut in half and explodes. It isn't pretty.
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