JagGuy, now a new Land Rover owner (he has his and her’s Discoverys), called me and told me there was a, “mostly intact Ranger Rover Classic at Pull-a-Part.” That is a sad and happy thing all in one.
After I took the Christmas lights off the house I moved the Range Rover into the shelter of the garage. It’s a little bit chilly out there and being out of the wind seemed like a good idea. The first annoying problem I looked at was the problem opening the driver’s side door. As most[…]
One of my best friends Facebook messaged me the other day. He was cleaning out boxes and organizing his life and found a pair of fog lamps off his Range Rover Classic and he wanted to give them to me. Eric K. is the reason I was called “Biff” by that circle of friends when I went to college. In that circle of friends there happened to be three “Eric’s”. Arric, Eric K., and Me. I did not like the impersonal manner of being called “Stephens”. I was called that by everyone in my unit in the Marine Corps and much preferred a more personal name. So one day I started a rant and asked my friends to call me anything but “Stephens”. I rattled off half a dozen names, some rude, some absurd. One of the absurd was “Biff”. The only Biff’s we had ever known were members of fraternities and we mostly made fun of them. So “Biff” stuck. Only a few friends still call me Biff. And I’m affectionately known as Uncle Biff by one set of my friend’s kids still to this day.
Eric did not have a good experience with his Range Rover…. […]
I’ve resolved that this weekend will be mostly electrical in nature on the Range Rover. This is not my favorite thing to fix. I took electronics at Mid-America Vo-tech school when I was still in high school. I was only mildly interested in it. My dad was an electronic technician for the Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA). He[…]
195,000 That’s a lot.Just 5,000 more miles and I’ve reached TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES (dramatic reverb) in a LAND ROVER! I know there are Land Rovers out there that have crossed that mile marker and are about to lap it. I’ve only had one other vehicle with anything close to that kind of mileage on[…]
In December 2006, I got tired of not being able to see when I drive in the dark. So I upgraded the Range Rover’s headlights to Hellas. I also upgraded the bulbs in the Discovery. Sylvania H7ST 12V55W Silver Star were the recommended bulb by many, many sites on the intarwebs. So I contacted Atlantic[…]
January 22nd, 2007 Cadence Marie is doing well and growing like a weed. Restoring the Rangie.Did a bunch of work this last weekend on the 93 LWB. HeadlampsReplaced the head lamps with some Hellas. They are sweet. German engineering in da house! I love that commerical for VWs. Check it out. Heater fan resistor.Replaced the[…]
December 27th, 2006 My first grand-baby is coming tomorrow. I am totally excited about it too. Cadence Marie. I will update later with the details. Restoring the Rangie. Got a butt-load of parts in yesterday. Gotta sort through and see what all I have and order the brake caliper refurbish kits. And get started on[…]
May 17th, 2004A Big PauseWell ROVErica has had a great month. She competed and won a position on the LongfellowMiddle School Cheer Team for next year. We are very happy about this as her grades have gotten better too. But with this honor my money has been leaving the house at an unpresidented rate. So[…]
March 22nd, 2004Lots of little things I tried to get to the little projects this weekend. Among them were: Tailgate rusting and lock not functioning Replacement rearview mirror installed Oil change Carpets cleaned Tailgate The tailgate rust has been increasing. It is now rusting through the frame on the upper tail gate.This is a common[…]