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Well, Where to start? The 90 is an ex RAF vehicle that has fallen on hard times. Yes I will post all it's info later. The injection pump is leaking, the gearbox has lost syncromesh on 2nd and 3rd, and in general the vehicle is undriveable for the most part. The degradation has been fueled by a multitude of drivers with a lack of skill on a manual gearbox and just a plain old tired engine. We took the vehicle off the road about 2 years ago and parked it awaiting time or the instruction to sort it. We have looked at putting a tdi in it but cooler heads have prevailed and the decision has been made to rebuild locally what we have. To put things in perspective for all of you, in case you have not noticed in the top right hand corner of this thread, we are in Canada. There is no product support for this vehicle from the Land Rover dealerships. This vehicle was never sold here in this configuration. All the parts will be sourced from the UK and sent air freight. The plan is to sub out the rebuild of the LT77 gearbox and the transfer case to a local shop that has engaged and partnered with us and is not afraid of something different. The engine is also going out to a diesel shop that is run and owned by a very smart gent who I totally trust. We at the Union Jack Collection are employees in the end and all of this work has to be slotted in between our regular work of being farmers and builders for the organisation that employs us. The MV work we do is such a small part of our jobs here, sadly. We have been struggling with the serviceability of our fleet and this is one that has been singled out for getting serviceable by management. I am aided by my trusty mate and mechanic Gerry who comes in on wednesday nights to help us, as I am mechanically inlined but no means a mechanic. I supply all the grunt power and organisation in the furnishing of manuals and parts to make the work happen smoothly. To help you get a flavour for the truck, it was purchased as shown from a wee company in Grantham UK a number of years ago and shipped to Canada. It has been used as a hack and daily driver on and about the property and done a lot of hard work. The yellow paint job has always been a bone of contention with some saying the inside and out paint was an RAF gig but somehow I suspect that it was gussied up to make it look pretty and make it sell, who knows! I will be dragging it on the A frame to the shop in the morning to get it ready for the work. Hopefully we can turn this truck around in reasonable short order and get it back into use again. The picture is from a few years ago when it was quite a lot tidier. If you have any comments don't be shy to chirp up and chime in, all comments welcome. Robin