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  1. 1983 RRC AC restore and R134A coversion notes

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi All, I recently completed the overhaul of my AC system and thought it might be good to share my research with ya’ll. So to recap, I have a 1983 4 door RRC with a 3.5 Carb engine (now running Sniper EFI throttlebody) which is ‘rescued’ from a junk yard in Houston. The car is an original...
  2. Range Rover Classic 1983 Tailgate Handle

    Range Rover Classic
    Hello, I would need a tailgate handle for 1983 Range Rover Classic. The original part 390838 is obsolete and I'm wondering if the newer part MWC8656 will fit to earlier RRC model. Does anybody know what is the difference (if any) between older and newer handle? Thank you.
  3. 1983 rebuild - engine setback

    Range Rover Classic
    So when resurrected my 3.5 Carb V8 engine in my barn find 1983 RRC I changed a whole bunch of things and it ran great until now. 500 miles later I started to notice a misfire when cold. Week later and the misfire is noticeable when warm. Engine runs fine otherwise with good oil pressure, no...
  4. 1983 RRC 4-Door Build in South Africa: Opinions Welcome

    Range Rover Classic
    I have purchased my first Range Rover, as purchased: 1983 Ranger Rover Classic 4-door, freshly rebuilt 3.5 and 4-spd gearbox, OME suspension (must inspect closer to see if MD/HD), ARB rear locker and compressor, roof rack, brand new MT tyres (removing immediately). It is a reliable daily...
  5. 1983 classic popping out of high ratio gear

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi all, newbie here with a 3.5ltr 1983 Range Rover Classic manual (4 gear) drive which Ive owned for 2 months. After being stood for a week (and working fine one week ago) I took the car for a drive today. The car will drive for about 50 yards before slipping out of high ratio. It then seems to...
  6. 1983 classic gearbox & transfer box oil

    Range Rover Classic
    I've got a 1983 Range Rover Classic with a 5 speed manual gearbox. Can anyone help me with what oil to use in the main gearbox, transfer box, diff's and swivel pin housings? Every book I have tells me a different oil. The original owners manual says Castrol GTX for the main gearbox and transfer...
  7. Bonnet Question

    Range Rover Classic
    Hello, does anyone know if a 1990 hidden hinge bonnet, hinges and scuttle plate, would bolt straight onto my 1983 exposed hinge range rover?
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