My first Land Rover

jasonsanford

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I made a thread about about two weeks ago asking which Disco was better, D1 or D2?
After some digging I found an unmolested ‘97 D1. I got a sweet deal and I am super excited to be spending copious of money on her.

As of right now she is not starting, whats the first couple things I can try to get her running?

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discostew

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Jason don't let the trolls get you down. Basically don't listen to anyone who calls a Disco a rig, that's a sign they might be stupid.
Clean it up, probably going to need a new battery depending on how long it's been sitting. Probably going to need to get all that old fuel out of it. Won't surprise me if you need a fuel pump. But get that from Fuel Injection Components. They can sell you just the pump and plastic feed hose internal to the pump itself.
 

pinkytoe69

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Won't surprise me if you need a fuel pump. But get that from Fuel Injection Components. They can sell you just the pump and plastic feed hose internal to the pump itself.
I don't know if it's the road salt up here, but both AEL discos I've replaced pumps for required the whole housing.

The rust on the pipes cracked the plastic.
 

terryjm1

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From what I can see it looks like a no sunroof model and manual seats? Being from GA, perhaps no major rust? Really like the color. If you are going to spend some dollars, this looks like a great one to do that with. Could it also be a 5 speed?

if my assumptions are accurate and you get frustrated and want to sell it, let me know.
 

DiscoHasBeen

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Really, mine did dipshit. Do a fucking search, see how many results you get. Why the fuck do you think there are Top Hat engines for the Discovery? There isn't a fucking week, hell a fucking day, that goes by where you seem bound and determined to prove to everyone just how fucking stupid you are.

There, did the work for you. Why don't you just get "stupid" tattooed to your forehead.

 

discostew

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Really, mine did dipshit. Do a fucking search, see how many results you get. Why the fuck do you think there are Top Hat engines for the Discovery? There isn't a fucking week, hell a fucking day, that goes by where you seem bound and determined to prove to everyone just how fucking stupid you are.

There, did the work for you. Why don't you just get "stupid" tattooed to your forehead.

I just wanted to quote you on that. Cause once you do some google searches,that will all lead back here to DWEB, your going to try to delete some of that stupidity.
 

discostew

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So here we have a young kid going school who wants to build a Disco. He does some research and pulls the trigger on what looks like a solid truck covered in tree sap. Now he's looking for advise on how to get it running.
All that seems normal. Kind of shows some initiative.
The first response he gets is from our head troll. ( you can tell he's the head troll cause his knees are dirty). Take it to the country and burn it was his advise. This shit never used to fly here cause he would get this crap jammed back at him.
I guess the point I'm making is maybe we need heavy moderation if the crowd around here won't speak the fuck up.