The clutch is a bit spongey at the pedal but doesn't appear to slip. The front prop has quite a lot of play at the sliding joint and has to be replaced.
The gear box is very good, feels tight and just right. It starts with a bit of choke even after standing for a while. There is a little puff of oil smoke on start up which I assume is valve stem oil seals. I fitted a replacement Zenith carb a while ago.
It has had range rover diffs (3.54:1) fitted at some point in the past. I don't think this is ever a good idea, especially not on a 109. I'd change them to standard series 4.7:1 diffs if I was keeping the car. This is a military spec model with extended spring hangers / shackles, twin tanks with changeover tap and convoy lighting switch.
Yes, I know it has a civilian rear crossmember! Not sure if this is a replacement or original but it is in good condition. I have only ever used the right hand tank.It is the type that you fill under the seat lots of funny looks in petrol stations! Let me know if you have any questions or want to view or discuss.
Car is based in Solihull, West Midlands. The item "Land Rover Series 2a (IIa) 109 LWB. 1966 ex military / civil defence petrol" is in sale since Thursday, July 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "boddamese" and is located in Solihull.
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