101 club

101 club


101 Forward Control Club and Register Forums
It is currently Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:02 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:32 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Posts: 7

Longstride is not a club member.

Click here to join the 101 club


Or click here if you are already a member
Hi all I’ve just joined your forum as I’m a long time Landy fan, but never owned a 101.

While I’ve always hankered after a GS rag top with petrol v8, I spotted this for sale (not on eBay).

Looks modified, but well done. Galv chassis, Mazda 3.5 diesel auto conversion.

Anybody know it or owned it? Opinions? Thoughts?

https://m.facebook.com/pg/motorsthrough ... e_internal


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:30 pm 
Offline
101-derful!

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:17 pm
Posts: 254
Location: Gloucestershire
Mem No: 639
Member until: Aug 2020
recommend you find someone local to you with a 101 so you can go look at and if possible drive.

i'm no expert on diesel conversions but would suspect the gearing would be a little low unless the diff's and/or transfer box final drive gearing has been raised.

Dave


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:15 pm 
Offline
101-derful!

Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 11:19 am
Posts: 102
Mem No: 2754
Member until: Aug 2020
It's hard keeping a 101 original, but I suspect the closer they are to original the higher the price and resale. If resale and originality isn't an issue then maybe a diesel conversion makes sense... but personally, I doubt it. Hard to get everything integrated and working well, no standard parts and many bespoke. I suppose, in the long run, it might prove easier to find a mechanically problematic vehicle and spend the time and money to fix it. You'll get to keep the historic, MOT and tax exempt status too plus qualify for cheap insurance - that should pay for any fuel saving you might have running a diesel.

_________________
75GJ23


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:13 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Posts: 7

Longstride is not a club member.

Click here to join the 101 club


Or click here if you are already a member
Thanks folks!

I went for a look, it was a tidy landy, but I think I really want a GS with rag top.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group