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Land Rover Discovery, Defender & Range Rover: How to Modify for High Performance & Off-Road Action (Speedpro Series) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2011

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (1 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845843150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845843151
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have been mucking about with machinery since my first Meccano set as a child, the great thing about that stuff is it doesn't normally melt when you set fire to things, ahem, unlike Lego, I discovered..After studying engineering at Exeter Collage (where I would lecture 20 years later!) I progressed to Warwick Uni where I studied 'controlling things with computers and doing hard maths'. This lead swiftly to having to get a proper job, as luck would have it Ford needed some fresh minds so off I went to Dunton. After six years, and becoming a chartered engineer, I set out on my own offering contract engineering to the world of automotive dreams.
I have had the privilege of working all over Europe with a variety of companies including Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and a range of small manufacturers and race teams (many of which no one has heard of!).
In recent years I have started writing technical articles for magazines such as Evo, Practical Performance Car, Practical Classics, Full Throttle and Classics Monthly as well as the occasional TV appearance.

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"If you are just starting to think about modifying your off roader, this will make an excellent start." - Range Rover Owner & Enthusiast "A well written book by an author who obviously knows these vehicles well and has assembled a wealth of information. If you are contemplating buying a coil sprung Land Rover, the cost of this book may well be regarded as insurance, as it has a chapter devoted to buying advice and the things to look for." - New Zealand Four Wheel Drive Association Inc. "A brilliant guide to modifying a Defender, Discovery or Range Rover Classic, this book contains plenty of information as well as pictorial inspiration." - Land Rover Owner International

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Ralph Hosier's childhood enthusiasm for cars blossomed into a two decade career in vehicle engineering, working with the likes of Ford, Bentley, Jaguar, and Land Rover. He has a degree in engineering and is chartered, as well as being a member of the IMI and IET. Ralph started getting muddy with Land Rovers in the early 90s, and, after many green lanes and play days, he decided to step things up and go Competitive Safari racing in a home built Bowler Tomcat.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. WILSON on 15 Dec. 2011
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Because it tries to cover three different Land Rover models, it can't go into a huge amount of workshop detail, but this book is a an excellent starting point for anyone considering modifying a vehicle (or considering buying a vehicle to modify, because it does clarify choice quite well). It serves a very useful purpose in comparing the use and value of various modifications and so potentially could save money in the long run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean Cawood on 15 May 2013
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This is coffee table reading for the Land Rover aficionado. I don't think it's going to 'blow your mind' with anything startlingly new, but the author throws up one or two interesting comparisons between different types of Land Rover application, whether it be challenge event, G4 / Camel, Bowler, Wildcat etc, etc... It covers the three coil sprung platforms of Defender, Discovery & Range Rover and explores topics such as history, racing, expeditions, service & repair to modifications...
As previously stated, coffee table reading for the Land Rover nutter, such as myself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Gilvear on 11 Jan. 2013
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Seems to be good value for money - purchased as a gift for my son who is uprating his Disco.
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