The Stage One Register - the Indonesian Army Model
by Annette Flottwell
Alex has sent even more pictures, we will certainly hear more from Indonesia.
Here is a new Stage One, well that's what I thought when I saw these pictures. This one will get its own page one day...Alex just sent me a full documentation of his first adventure!
Straight from the factory?
Suminto Alexander Hermawanto from Indonesia sent me these amazing pictures. But let him tell more about it.
I am Alex, I live in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. I purchased my Landy from the Indonesian Special Force Army (like the SAS in UK). My Stage I is built in 81, LWB station wagon, brown colored, still original and only has 34.000 km in speedo meter, due to the fact that it only serviced for the commander of the Indonesian Special Forces Army Training Center in Batujajar Bandung.
have just removed the restriction in the carburetor that improved the
power from 90 BHP to 135 BHP (same with range rover classic 3.5). I have
experience to drive it in toll way up to 70 MPH.
still complete all accessories and the dashboard panel (my Landy is a
military version and have little differences with European types ( no
heater, no voltmeter and amperemeter and oil temperature gauges). (The
heater is standard but the additional instruments are not. A.),
In the panel there are speedometer, main light indicator, oil pressure,
radiator temperature gauge. The wiper rarely switches on and off. The
engines is very good, and the chassis is quite well, no rust, no crack.
The only problem is the rubber in the sunroof and front door is leaking
so if there is heavy rain while I travel, I get wet and the rain water
drops onto my right hand - hahahahha, but I enjoy it. Almost everything
is original (grill). Only spion (mirror) is defender type.
Note the air filter - resembles the special version for Saudi Arabia. These Stromberg carbs are as clean as the engine with its raised oil filler.
Hope you can advise me how to make my Landy as close to original as possible, because I have ever seen in Internet websites that Stage I V8 has a V8 logo (emblem) on both side of the rear door, and has the Logo LAND-ROVER V8 on the right and left body above the rear tyre.
(sigh!) these stickers are almost impossible to get - or they cost a fortune.
Has anyone got them? Please contact Alex or me!!!
To be continued with your help!!
|About thirty other Stage One owners have sent their chassis numbers. I'll make a nice database of their contributions, but I'm still hoping for more Stage Ones and more Photos. PLEASE send me more!!!|