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Had a little get together...

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Eight fully functional '38s in the Philippines! Never thought I'd see the day.

One has a Toyota diesel fitted. All gauges and functions working. Just a little box between the engine and BECM and everything talks.

Oh, and happy Christmas all. :-)

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Did they all arrive under their own steam, George?

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Blimey, that's more than we get here sometimes. Although I saw three others yesterday while out and about around Peterborough. Two on personal plates that I've never seen before (one in Serpentine Green shopping centre car park and one on the A15) and another that I've seen at odd times.

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Looking very sharp - and nice photos too!!

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Is this guy one of the white ones at the end?

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Unless there's 2 white P38s in the Philippines with CNL 322 on their plates, looks like it is.

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RutlandRover wrote:

Is this guy one of the white ones at the end?

Yup, Gucci, that's the guy that organised the meet.

Yes, all of them arrived and departed under their own steam. Impressive huh?

The next one needs beer 😊

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GeorgeB wrote:

Yes, all of them arrived and departed under their own steam. Impressive huh?

Except the one that arrived under a Toyota diesel cloud :P

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RutlandRover wrote:

GeorgeB wrote:

Yes, all of them arrived and departed under their own steam. Impressive huh?

Except the one that arrived under a Toyota diesel cloud :P

Got to admit, I'm no DERV lover but the swap looked factory. He said it was fairly straightforward as well.

Only issue is the V8 autobox linked to it but, as he says, once you get used to it and it's rolling, it's not a major problem.

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Having driven a DSE they change up at much higher revs, about 3,000 rpm, compared with under 2,000 for a V8 if driving gently. The same gearbox is used on the 4.0 litre V8 as the factory diesel and the box on a 4.6 is much the same just stronger. I wonder if the ECU can be reprogrammed or the ECU swapped with one from a factory diesel?