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 Post subject: LR Series IIA Ambulance
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:29 am 
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Is it wrong to like this ?. Problem is I'd want to convert it into something more useful.

https://stock.morrisleslie.com/stock/de ... eg=MKH232E


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Is it wrong to like it...? Definitely not!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:09 pm 
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I used to know someone who used one of those as a camper. It always smelt a bit "funny" though.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Haha we had two of those at work (Luqa airport, ex RAF) the best L/R you can ride :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Glad it's not just me then!!. Tbh I've never driven a series LR, but I know what to expect and that's not the point anyway. I just like utilitarian stuff. It's either this or an old Unimog, or army truck, the more ridiculous the better :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 pm 
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many years ago the local st johns lot used to rent a storage shed of a mate of mine and there was a v8 powered one of these in there.

the story was that they had bought it, used it once and it had literally burnt all their charity donations in one trip on fuel, so it was banished to the shed, never to turn a wheel again

it covered in about 2" of bird crap and when they eventually moved out they just left it, we (aged about 14 with no clue) spent weeks trying to get it to started.... :lol:


eventually it was weighed in for scrap, a real shame as it was in really nice condition

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:30 pm 
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111Robin wrote:
Is it wrong to like this ?. Problem is I'd want to convert it into something more useful.

https://stock.morrisleslie.com/stock/de ... eg=MKH232E


The way I feel right now it's probably best left as it is!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am 
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Tbh I've never driven a series LR, but I know what to expect and that's not the point anyway.


The easiest way to know what it's like is just imagine driving an old tractor...like an old Massey or something and then you'll know!! :lol: I remember the first time I drove one, just jumped in it after driving reasonably modern stuff and promptly just about chucked it over a hedge... :lol: Five mins down the road and all was fine though! Long Motorway runs are best avoided though...you'll be demented by the time you get where you are going!

This is my old heap, in better days, it's a bit worse for wear nowadays.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Like that. My only LR experience is driving a Defender 50th from Aberdeen to London for a friend. Biggest fuel bill I've ever seen.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:07 am 
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Biggest fuel bill I've ever seen.


oh yeah...there's that too...if the IIa's still got it's original engine in it then it'll be a 2286cc petrol engine...thirsty buggers...and the ambulance bodies are a bit heavier and not exactly too aerodynamic either which don't help!! I used my Lightweight to commute to work and back when I found myself without a 'normal' car for a month or so...must of averaged about 10mpg over the time I used it :shock: !! Got myself a new car fairly sharpish after that... :lol:


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