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chevrolet

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Mon 02 Oct 17 12:44

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Defender-90-Monster-LS1-Corvette-5...


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roppa440

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Tue 03 Oct 17 07:44

Re: Corvette engined Defender


Like that. Very Happy

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chevrolet

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Tue 03 Oct 17 13:16

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Sounds Healthy? Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8rwAGmCgZ0


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Wed 04 Oct 17 14:44


Awesome, love it !


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Wed 04 Oct 17 15:06

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Don't really get it.. Confused

Why a Corvette motor and not a bigger diesel like a 6.5. Sure it'll be fast, but where and what for?

Wouldn't like to be sitting that high up being thrashed around in the rough and it makes no sense as a highway trailer hauler either. Scratchchin

Maybe that's why its for sale..

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Wed 04 Oct 17 18:03

Re: Corvette engined Defender


Buddy of mine a couple of years ago bought a SWB custom diesel Defenders with fancy wheels, seats and all the other things like winch etc. I'm only 5' 10" tall but I struggled to sit in it. With the seat fully rearwards you couldn't recline it all all and my knees were brushing the steering wheel and dashboard instruments. I really wouldn't want to be in even a light prang in the thing - leg and upper body injuries would be certain. I'm guessing installing a V8 and auto transmission would incur further intrusion to the already limited leg space.......no wonder its discontinued Yes


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roppa440

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Fri 06 Oct 17 08:32

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I've driven a Rover V8 version of the Defender. It certainly went up hills fast.

But for doing the real off-road stuff you can't beat a short wheelbase version with a standard engine and very low ratio gearing. 40mph top speed. But will drive down a near vertical cliff. The dash is handy then to put one foot on with no seat belts. Very Happy

We used to have such fun going up and down the old slag heaps in that. Yes

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Fri 06 Oct 17 11:32

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roppa440 wrote (View Post):

We used to have such fun going up and down the old slag heaps in that. Yes


That the one in 'Get Carter' at the end where he does in Ian Hendry on the hill (who deserved all he got for that crap Scottish accent)? Very Happy

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Fri 06 Oct 17 12:28

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stevel98 wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):

We used to have such fun going up and down the old slag heaps in that. Yes


That the one in 'Get Carter' at the end where he does in Ian Hendry on the hill (who deserved all he got for that crap Scottish accent)? Very Happy


I think that is the one down Sunderland way where they filmed the awful 3rd Alien film.

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Fri 06 Oct 17 12:52

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Worth watching again then! Thumbs up

Sunderland's where my bargain stonechip paint comes from in my latest post.. Smile

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