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Hi,

I'm completely new member to this site, however... I have used this site for reference material for many years and figured it's time I joined and said Hi.

I'm Originally from Lincolnshire, Uk. I have recently moved to New Hampshire. I have had a couple of Disco's over the years back home, all of which have been rotten pieces of **** - Lol. Now I'm in the USA and in need of a low budget car, I could've/should've bought any number of cheap American cars, however, my heart overalled my head and somehow ended up with another Disco... I'm a glutton for punishment - Lol.

So here I am, starting my labour of love all over again. Once these Landy's get under your skin, it's hard to turn your back on them.

Dave.
 

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:lol:.....Heeheeeee, I daily drive mine,
probably shouldn't but.....ehh...

Welcome aboard, you were able to find a not
so crusty one in NH?....Congrats! Having lived
in New England, I know how bad it can get.
 

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I must confess I do intend to drive mine most days, until it falls apart... Then I'll buy a Honda or something more reliable while the Disco is being fixed - Lol.
Unfortunately Detoured Discovery, Lincolnshire is miles away from Somerset. Have you visited them in Somerset? It's a beautiful part of the country.
 

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No sir, Darren travels the US just about yearly.
Phil is his neighbor, usually find him at the pub....
Couple of good guys, not exactly fans of the Rova,
Darren told me to run....run fast away from it when I
started floating the ownership idea their way. Darren
was working for a LR dismantler over there for a time.

Anywho, we're looking to return to the Northeast soon,
undecided on NH/VT or Maine currently, we'll see.
What area of NH are you in?
 

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I have had a couple of Disco's over the years back home, all of which have been rotten pieces of **** - Lol.

Dave.

Well, at least you won't be homesick.

In fact, we have even one-upped you. Americans are obsessed with being able to drive their cars any time, any where, regardless of conditions. So we have to excavate a trillion tons of rock salt from the ground every year and coat our roads with it. And it loves to stick to Rovers and eat them alive. At least you'll be able to stay in touch with the folks back home- while you are searching for parts.
 

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I'll be in Maine on Thursday for winter romp. Welcome to the forum hopefully your new to you Disco will treat you well.
 

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I'll be in Maine on Thursday for winter romp. Welcome to the forum hopefully your new to you Disco will treat you well.
LOL.....YA THINK?
I have people 18 minutes north on Benton, they just got 40 freak'in inches with more
tomorrow.....Better hope the Chevy showed up with the plow! Also, while they're not
going to pull you all day.....they have a Blazer on tracks if need be as well......LOL!!!!

Your driving a long way to drink coffee in a laundromat!!
 

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Welcome to the dysfunctional misfit club Dave. Aside from driving on the wrong side of the road thing at least it will remain a cheap piece of ****, don't have to add gas to it to make the rent.
 

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No sir, Darren travels the US just about yearly.
Phil is his neighbor, usually find him at the pub....
Couple of good guys, not exactly fans of the Rova,
Darren told me to run....run fast away from it when I
started floating the ownership idea their way.

Anywho, we're looking to return to the Northeast soon,
undecided on NH/VT or Maine currently, we'll see.
What area of NH are you in?
You can usually find most of us Brits in the pub - Lol. I have a friend back home who owns classic VW's, always took the piss out of me for having a Landy tucked away rotting somewhere, but he is starting to see the light... It's his misses who's not convinced.

I'm in the Manchester area, seems nice enough and the people are friendly :)

Well, at least you won't be homesick.

In fact, we have even one-upped you. Americans are obsessed with being able to drive their cars any time, any where, regardless of conditions. So we have to excavate a trillion tons of rock salt from the ground every year and coat our roads with it. And it loves to stick to Rovers and eat them alive. At least you'll be able to stay in touch with the folks back home- while you are searching for parts.
You've touched on a subject I were going to ask about... Is the UK still the best place to buy parts? Because I've looked at a few places for parts State side, and my jaw hit the floor when I see some of the prices. Even with the current exchange rate, the parts over here are 4-5 times more expensive than back home. I do wonder if it'll be cheaper to get supplies shipped over from the UK?

Welcome to the dysfunctional misfit club Dave. Aside from driving on the wrong side of the road thing at least it will remain a cheap piece of ****, don't have to add gas to it to make the rent.
Thank you... I think I'm going to feel right at home in here :devil
 

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The US parts market is dominated by a few big box retailers. They catalog a handful of common replacement items. The easiest way to see what's available is at rockauto.com. And they also have good pricing, but you will wait a couple days for it. There are a few specialists that import parts and as you have found, you will pay a premium for them. The pricing is equivalent to buying one part in the UK and paying for shipping. So if you need just one part, it's about a wash. I just ordered enough stuff for two complete engine remans from Turner's and the freight was about $50 and I had it in 3 days. If you need common replacement parts, you should be able to find what you need in the aftermarket. If you need an oil pump, timing chain, etc be prepared to pay. Also, and I don't know that this is everywhere, but I have yet to find a dealer around here that stocks parts for anything other than a couple years old. It's all special order out of the UK. I don't know if their prices in the UK are different, but their parts sell at a premium here- like BMW/Benz prices for equivalent parts.
 

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I bought 3 items from the UK past 3 months via ebay. Although unrelated to my Disco (one was a Wasps jersey -hey, don't hate!?), the price was extremely competitive. It took a while for them to get to me, but it was worth the wait bc mucho dough was saved by yours truly..
I'm looking now into getting (at least some!) parts for my Disco from the Islands
 

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I don't know if their prices in the UK are different, but their parts sell at a premium here- like BMW/Benz prices for equivalent parts.
Yeah, there is a huge difference in prices... The whole point of owning a Landy in the UK is because the parts are "cheap as chips!"

For Example... Terrafirma Air to Coil Conversion Kit - 2 inch Lift - TF226 at Rimmer Bros (UK) sell a full 2" suspension lift kit, which includes all springs and shocks for $178.53 + Delivery?

British Atlantic - Terrafirma Shock Kit - All Terrain, Same Shockers alone are $209.95 + Delivery and roughly another $300 for springs!!

To a British guy, those prices are ridiculous - Lol. Plus, there are dozens of suppliers... I've just picked the first one which come to mind. I'm going to find them and enquire about delivery charges to the USA, they way I see things, they could charge up to $250 for delivery and I'd still be saving :p


Someone else did mention to me "Rockauto" but I didn't make a note when they told me, so thank you... I've checked them out and I will certainly use them for servicing parts, oil + Filter etc, etc.
 

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I was surprised how inexpensive DHL is to ship from the UK to here.

Yeah, I run a online retail shop here in the States, mostly on Amazon. We also have a business in the UK and sometimes we have to supply each other with stock when running low. The cost of shipping from the UK to the USA is a 1/3 of the price to ship to the UK from here, even though both business use UPS. Go figure?
 

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I retail myself, shipping can be the deal breaker from here to there,
plus the taxes most overseas folks pay.

So.....when are you going to start selling Terra Firma? (hint, hint) lol!
 

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So.....when are you going to start selling Terra Firma? (hint, hint) lol!
It's worthy of some serious consideration Lol. I know I previously looked into shipping old Defender 110's over because they used to be dirt cheap in the UK, but since Land Rover announced they were stopping production of the Defender the prices suddenly increased :crying
Which is a shame, because in the UK, the US muscle cars are increasingly popular... I would've loved a Landy coming over while I had a Mustang going back - haha. It's just a pipe dream now :crying
 

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Everything is a pipe dream until we're dust...... unless you find a fat wallet while walking the cat.
 
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