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Howdy all!

As you've probably noticed - I'm not on here that much anymore - life in NZ has kept me stupidly busy, along with getting married last year, and well, more work.

I'm slowly trying to get back into some P38 parts as and when I have time, but that isn't as plentiful as it was a few years ago over COVID times! I have managed to make a V2 of the RF Filter, which is pretty much all SMD and assembled at the PCB factory, which makes the boards smaller, the boxes 3D printable, and assembly/programming/testing quicker and easier.

Anyway - I am going to be over in the UK for about 3 weeks (well, spread over 5, but we are going to Europe for a couple of weeks) between the end of March and the end of April (so in a month's time effectively).

My workshop lease is up for renewal at the end of May, and I don't want to renew it this year, as it's costing more than the mortgage on the house, and I'm never going to get the RR's there back into any sort of working shape - so I need to get it cleared out, so I can tell them I'm not having it any longer.

I was wondering if anyone on here would be interested in lending a hand to help clear some of it out so I can get at least one of the P38's there off to the scrap yard, and the second one - sadly will probably follow suit now - as in my last absence, rats got inside it and have basically trashed the wiring and the under carpet foam. Damn shame as it's a 2000 with 89K miles on it, and otherwise is reasonable nick once it would be cleaned up, but I fear it would be too much of a project to restore now!

That being said - if there are any parts people want from it, then if you're free and want to come give me a bit of a hand to sort some stuff out, then I am sure there's plenty there I'd be happy to get rid of cheaply or even free.

I have a few sets of wheels which are in good condition from memory (though the tyres aren't!) and also a totally rebuilt front axle assembly which I had fitted to my '98 before it became too much of a task to restore... but it's been painted, has new ball joints, original front diff with about 85K miles on it, new air springs, shocks, radius arm bushes, brake calipers etc.

I also have some tools - a big air compressor, hydraulic press, and probably other bits I can't remember.

The '2000 (if someone wanted it for parts - but would definitely need to be trailered - though it has 4 wheels/tyres and would roll to load) has a good Thor V8, which ran nicely the last time I started it. It's missing an alternator, and the radiator had the bleed nipple snapped off and repaired when I got it, but I also have at least one other good Thor radiator that can go with it. It's also got a DSP amp conversion in it, which I might yank out but if someone wanted to offer for the vehicle for parts, then I'll probably leave it in. I also have the original door handle/lock somewhere (I swapped it when my shop got broken into YEARS ago and they nicked the key - probably to try and joy ride off in it, but I had disconnected the battery, mega fuses etc so it wouldn't power up/yet alone start!) and I have a brand new Land Rover key fob which matches door/ignition/BECM/glove box etc.

We land into the UK on the 25th I think of March, go to Europe on the 7th - 20th April, and then leave the UK on the 30th April, so if anyone is free between 26th March - 6th April, or 21st April - 29th April and fancies a Workshop Wrap Up with me, and possibly some cheap parts, P38 advice/looking at any of your P38's whilst I'm back aswell, then let me know - it would be much appreciated, as getting the workshop gone is my biggest stress at the moment! My wife says she will help me, but she hasn't seen the state of it yet!!!

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Marty

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I've got odd days during those dates when I'm committed but would be up for a P38 parts pilfering session most of the time. If you remember I'll quite happily drag things around the yard too.....

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I may be interested in the 2000. What is the interior like (in terms of door cards, seats)? Is it lightstone?

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Where is the workshop? I've got a 2001 dhse with the Harmon garden (or whatever it's called!) Sound system. OE stereo but terrible sound, front door speakers work ie- sound comes out, 2nd row speakers don't work at all, the thing in the boot does nowt although I did get the cd player going briefly.
I have read your post on the install of the amp but got bamboozled by the techy talk.
Anywhoo, would your set up fit into mine and retain steering controls? I like that feature.

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I may be interested in the 2000. What is the interior like (in terms of door cards, seats)? Is it lightstone?

The interior is lightstone, yes. It has the 5 bar seats, and I think the drivers seat was a cracked on the base when I got it, but I also got a couple of other interiors with the vehicles when I bought them years ago, so I'm pretty sure there are enough bits there (I might have already swapped/put another seat in it that I was planning on using to restore it with).

General condition is pretty dirty/mucky as it's been sitting in the workshop for years, but with some elbow grease, I'm pretty sure they would come up ok.

Door cards - again, dirty, but from memory they were in a reasonable condition - again, I got a whole bunch of them with the vehicles, and I stripped down/chucked out a load of them, but pretty sure I kept all the good ones. Don't quote me, (I can check when I'm back) but I think that it might have a set of the later leather clad cards in it.

It was a Vogue model, so has the trim associated with that, but they obviously didn't pay extra for the Oxford Leather!

I know I've also got a set of de-flocked pillar trim panels which are in it.

I would rather try to get rid of it as one whole vehicle than spend ages parting it out - but if Chris wants the DSP amp board, then if you don't need that, then I can pilfer it for him - there isn't a head unit in the vehicle at the moment (didn't come with one)

Chris, Yes, the amp board will fit work with the factory head unit/steering wheel controls. I also think I have a rare DSP amp in my boxes of stuff I left in the UK... Rare.... because it still works! Which at this point in time, I have no use for. I think I also have a working later (99MY on) head unit too, as some of the part in my garage at home.

I also have a couple of pallets between home and the workshop of V8 engine parts - a couple of blocks, heads, the works really which I was planning on sending to V8 Developments if they wanted them, but again, if anyone wants any parts before they go... There's also a bunch of transmissions, transfer cases, and maybe a diff? on a pallet that I was going to send to Ashcroft for core parts, but they pay sod all, and it would almost cost me more to send them to them than what they'd pay - so again if anyone wants any of that, then I'll sell all that kind of stuff for cheap - I just can't be bothered itemising it all to put on eBay for example, and then having to deal with a load of freight aswell. So if people want things, and want to come get them, then I'll do bits and pieces, otherwise it will pretty much all go for scrap I think.

Thinking about it, I probably have the rear axle from the '98 aswell, which will have the rear diff in it, which has about 84K miles on it, which I would probably want a wee bit more for, since it's low mileage - but I'm still open to offers.

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Marty

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It would be nice to have a functioning sound system marty for sure.
Still don't know where you are to help?

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I've sent you a PM Marty.

I believe his workshop is in Swindon. I may be wrong.

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Marty , I've sent you a PM

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Sorry Chris,

I forgot to put that in haha!
Workshop is just outside Marlborough in Wiltshire

I'll check and reply to PMs a bit later when I finish work for the day.

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Marty, I could be interested in a diff. Finally got my project 1998 on the road back in November, but getting some drivetrain whine. I suspect the rear diff, but not sure yet.

I'm likely to be travelling from Langley to Ferndown various times in March & April, so a swing by Marlborough for half a day would be doable.

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I'm dragging the family south around that time. I won't be able to be much use but I'd love to drop in a say Hi before you dissappear back to NZ!
Best of luck with the future mate :)

It would be great to see you! I think I still have you number, so will drop you a message once I'm in the UK and we can see what we can work out!

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Martyuk wrote:

Sorry Chris,

I forgot to put that in haha!
Workshop is just outside Marlborough in Wiltshire

I'll check and reply to PMs a bit later when I finish work for the day.

Cheers,
Marty

Over 200 miles from me...hmm... definitely want the amp thing and possibly the head unit, if a faulty head unit can be a cause of non functioning 2nd row speakers? That's if no one wants the whole vehicle of course.

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If you have the DSP system and the original amp died, some people have been known to fit an amp from a Discovery instead. It works but only on the front speakers and not the rear. The P38 system only has two feeds, left and right, to the DSP amp and the front/rear fade is dealt with in the amp itself. When substituting Marty's DSP modification, it is necessary to run the rear left and right feeds from the head unit to the amp.

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Chrisp38 wrote:

Martyuk wrote:

Sorry Chris,

I forgot to put that in haha!
Workshop is just outside Marlborough in Wiltshire

I'll check and reply to PMs a bit later when I finish work for the day.

Cheers,
Marty

Over 200 miles from me...hmm... definitely want the amp thing and possibly the head unit, if a faulty head unit can be a cause of non functioning 2nd row speakers? That's if no one wants the whole vehicle of course.

Jackk is interested in the whole vehicle, so if he confirms that he's taking it, then I would rather keep it as intact as possible and the head unit would probably go with that vehicle too, as his intention would be to restore it, so I'll obviously try to give him as much of a head start as I can with that, given the state of it!

If he decides not to take it, then things like the DSP amp board would be postable to you. But will update once I've had time to send some pics of the RR to Jack.

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Marty, I could be interested in a diff. Finally got my project 1998 on the road back in November, but getting some drivetrain whine. I suspect the rear diff, but not sure yet.

I'm likely to be travelling from Langley to Ferndown various times in March & April, so a swing by Marlborough for half a day would be doable.

Pete

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No worries - if it's the rear one, then it comes free with a rear axle.... haha.

I might be able to split it out, but don't have all the tools there that I used to, as I shipped most of my things back already, I think I have basic tools in the back of my RR there and a few in the garage at home still.

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I carry my toolbox with just about everything in it to dismantle a P38 down to its component parts, so would be able to remove a diff if needed. I am also in need of a couple of bits for a friend who has recently bought a '98 Vogue SE. The instrument surround is in two pieces so need one of those and if you have the tool holder, ideally with the original tools (jack, wheelbrace, etc), that would be most welcome as it is missing from the car. So is the locking wheelnut key but I doubt you would have one of those, or at least not the correct pattern unless really lucky.

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Is this turning into a final gathering at the workshop? :) Maybe I should bring a BBQ!

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Martyuk wrote:

Chrisp38 wrote:

Martyuk wrote:

Sorry Chris,

I forgot to put that in haha!
Workshop is just outside Marlborough in Wiltshire

I'll check and reply to PMs a bit later when I finish work for the day.

Cheers,
Marty

Over 200 miles from me...hmm... definitely want the amp thing and possibly the head unit, if a faulty head unit can be a cause of non functioning 2nd row speakers? That's if no one wants the whole vehicle of course.

Jackk is interested in the whole vehicle, so if he confirms that he's taking it, then I would rather keep it as intact as possible and the head unit would probably go with that vehicle too, as his intention would be to restore it, so I'll obviously try to give him as much of a head start as I can with that, given the state of it!

If he decides not to take it, then things like the DSP amp board would be postable to you. But will update once I've had time to send some pics of the RR to Jack.

That's fine , much better for you. If he doesn't take the whole car I would be interested in the whole shebang, ie the amp, wiring, speakers, head unit, everything really that will give me the sound back as I don't know what's knacked on mine nor do I have the ice experience to figure out what's duff and what isn't. Until I got the 38 the most advanced sound system I've had is what I fitted in my 85 110 landrover. That had nowt in it, fitted a radio/tape player, perm live, switched live and 4 speakers. Quite pleased with myself and thought myself pretty advanced with left right front rear balance and a tape player!
I do know the boot speakers are in tatters in the 38 the 2nd row speakers don't work either, maybe that's linked but....clueless I'm afraid.

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Messed up the quote.
My reply starts at "that's fine.....

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Just edited it for you. You need to leave a blank line between the end of the quote and your post.