Two Spanners

Motoring Madness

This is all about the stuff we do with cars/Land Rovers. It's fair to say we are old enough to know better but we don't. We are motoring adventurers. We take a vehicle and drive it across Countries and Continents to see which breaks first the vehicle or us.

See each of our adventures here

twospanners Recently we have got a bit Land Rover mad, some would say obsessed. We even launched a podcast all about Land Rovers
January 18, 2018
Land Rover 109 Series III

Episode 3 – Now with Flaps

Episode 3 of the Green Oval Podcast Coming up this episode we find a typo in a Land Rover magazine, we talk to a man who has just fitted some mud flaps and chat with a man who once visited Scotland.
December 7, 2017

Land Rover Gifts for her or him

Looking for the ideal Land Rover christmas present for the Land Rover mad person then we have the ultimate list from £10 to £1000
December 3, 2017

Episode 2 – Search & Rescue

Episode 2 of the Green Oval Podcast meets with James who is the Wyre Forest Land Search Training Manager for the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA)

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November 30, 2017

How many Land Rovers?

Ever wondered how many Land Rover's there are still on the road? Well I did some digging and it turns out the DVLA publish the figures. Next time you think of breaking a Land Rover for parts remember there are not that many left.
November 14, 2017

Episode 1 – Dragged through Flatdog backwards

We meet Stuart to find out about his Land Rover journey, his latest purchase (Land Rover 110) and why he is spending a week in the Sahara Desert with me and some Spaniards.

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October 31, 2017

Salisbury Plain off-road weekend

Since we entered the 2018 Santana Trophy we thought we better get some off-road time in and test the equipment, people & the Land Rovers. We chose Salisbury Plain because it's roughly the same distance for all of us to get to and because there is plenty of space to get off-road.
October 25, 2017

Land Rover 110 300tdi coolant bleed hose issue

Taking the bleed hose off to check it, although we had no idea what it did we thought it best to check it. Looks like the hoses are not meant to be removed from the injector, we guess it’s a throw away part. Well what do you know, as Andy squeezed the pipe like it was a teenager with acne and out came a oozing stream of a clay like substance. I guess that was why nothing was passing through it.
July 30, 2017

Santana Trophy 2018

We have signed up for the 2018 Santana Trophy (what have we done!)

The Santana Trophy is a tribute, a homage to the past, to the classic Land Rovers and to the pioneers in rally raids like the Paris-Dakar or Camel Trophy.

Santana Trophy is a race made up of 7 stages (200KM across Morocco) driving Land Rover's. Navigation, orientation, driving-ability tests and rescues are all part of the day to day of the event.
June 24, 2017

Fitting a Land Rover Defender 110 Cubby box

The FCX cubby box features two cup holders at the front, a slot for a radio or CB and a massive cubby box, all enclosed in solid metal. A robust lock on top means that someone is going to have to spend some time trying to break into this, it also locks the CB/Radio slot when the lid is closed. The cubby compartment is cavernous, I kept adding things and thinking there is still space for more.