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Hi from Loughborough..New Member with a Lightweight

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lightweight Neil, Mar 16, 2020.

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  1. Lightweight Neil

    Lightweight Neil New Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    Allow me to introduce myself..a middle aged ( old ) farmer and contract farmer from Loughborough.
    I've only gone and bought a Series 2 Lightweight after 30 years of Caterham ownership so I'm swapping one noisy aluminium and steel British icon with another. She's a beauty and a real testament to its previous owner(s).
    Here's a picture IMG_1952.JPG IMG_1959.JPG So I'm going to find out as much as I can about her and enjoy her and her foibles as best I can. Bit of difference to the bike engined Caterham but that's part of the attraction.
    I look forward to rambling on with some of you in the future.. treat me nicely as Manuel would say in Fawlty Towers " I know noooothing "
    Cheers Neil
     
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    Shimsteriom Purveyor of LZ Caps

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    Welcome to LoonyZone :)
     
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    What a beautiful bit of kit, seems to have a train tow bar ;)
    I would want somewhere very very safe to park that! Not for shopping runs :D

    Welcome to the Zone
     
  4. Lightweight Neil

    Lightweight Neil New Member

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    Cheers. It is really smart ..same age as me but I fear it's worn rather better. It has an immobiliser and pedal guard but looking to get tracker on it. My Caterham has a removalable steering wheel but this is rather large to carry about!!
     
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    A couple of hungry Rotweilers living in the back would not go amiss.:)
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    My dogs used to love being in the 90. Looked different though, his ones hasn’t got chewed seats....yet
     
  7. Lightweight Neil

    Lightweight Neil New Member

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    My dog is a miniture Labradoodle...not the most savage of specimens and not much of a security device.
    I'm going to change the very original tyres because they are a. Worth a few quid and b. Bloody noisy so just investigating what to replace with. May go up to 7.5-16 as well to raise the gearing a little.
     
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    Welcome to lz bud, your lightweight looks superb good choice. Wish id kept mine but cant keep them all.

    Cheers Kev.
     
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    Your lightweight looks great! I’ve got a series 3 lightweight from 1976. Fitted Dakar Insa Turbos 7.5 16’s to mine ascroad noise from the cheap Chinese tyres it came to me with was awful. Also fitted a fairley overdrive which helps as well
     
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    Hi there and welcome!! Lovely looking 2A!! Not seen one in years!!
     
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    Welcome. Fantastic introduction and what a lucky, lucky, soul you are. Jealous does not start to cover how I feel. What a gorgeous little vehicle :D
     
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    am loving the motor. Welcome. The guys here between them know everything about series and will i am sure answer any questions you have
     
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    She's a beauty! You lucky beggar! Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Hello and welcome:)

    Now that is a stunning motor:):):)
     
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    Lightweight Neil New Member

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    Boys I am indeed very fortunate in seeing her for sale as I just browsing as you do on a coffee break and was immediately attracted . I went down to see the old girl pretty much straight away and to be honest Graham the previous owner put me at immediate ease what with his knowledge and obvious meticulous nature. It's as much about the previous owner for me as anything. I took my nephew down with me who is Landy mad ( they have a Series 2a rescued from some Kenyan wilderness ) for some assurance .
    I'm just learning all about her at the moment but she runs beautifully...Graham fitted a Fairey overdrive but as its on 6.5-16's it is still quite low geared so I think some 7.50 's wouldn't go amiss. I've been advised to stick to cross plies for some degree of ride compliance which i can understand.
    I've already caught the Upgraditis I thought I'd cured myself from the Caterham but no...ebay seems to be bringing little bits and bobs ...
    Can anyone recommend a tracker particularly suited to Landy's?? Seem loads on the market....anyone much experience of a good one?
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    This is its military history.
    Would like to find out a bit more .
    Cheers chaps.
     
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    Not just boys or chaps on here sweetie ;)
     
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    You're quite right..apologies. :oops:
     
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    Apology accepted, no harm done. I'm sure the other ladies feel the same :D
     
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    We'll let you off …. this time.:):):)
     
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    I got this photo as well in my big box of past history which is quite interesting...it shows my old girl in the background with its military registration.
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