News Category: Series


Brookwells will be attending the Adventure Overland Show in Stratford-upon-Avon next weekend 24th-25th September and we would love to meet you.

If you need any parts for your Land Rover or other Overland vehicle then this show is the one to visit. Not only will there be loads of trade stands there but also many Overland vehicles of all shapes and sizes to make your mouth water and inspire your next modification or build whether on 2 wheels, 4 or even 6!

So please do come and say hi to us on our stand if you are attending, it would be great to see you.

Justin and Crew!

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We have taken delivery of a new product from Wipac, dome shaped LED lights for all Land Rover Series II, Series IIA, Series III and Defender 90, 110 and 130 models.

This stylish accessory will help you stand out from the crowd, and look identical to the original lights, leaving you with the classic Landy look, but crystal clear night time vision.

RTC5012LED - Front Side Light for Series II, IIA, III and Defender. Dome shaped LED light

RTC5012LED – Front Side Light for Series II, IIA, III and Defender. Dome shaped LED light

Retaining the iconic dome shape of Land Rover lighting, Wipac say, “these lights are Multi-voltage 9-33v, E marked, SAE Approved, Waterproof to IP67, Wipac branded with AMP type connector and stainless steel screws.”

RTC5013LED - Orange indicator light for Series II, IIA, III and Defender. Dome shape LED

RTC5013LED – Orange indicator light for Series II, IIA, III and Defender. Dome shape LED

In stock today we have, Front Side Light, Stop Tail Light (Red), Stop Tail Light (Clear), all starting at £13.96. We also stock Orange LED Indicators and Clear LED Indicators, both £13.96, which will require a LED Flasher Unit (£7.95) to operate.

RTC5523LED - Red Stop Tail Light For Series II, IIA, III and Defender. LED Dome shape

RTC5523LED – Red Stop Tail Light For Series II, IIA, III and Defender. LED Dome shape

For all other Land Rover parts, spares and accessories, look no further than Brookwells. If it fits a Land Rover, you can get it from us. All prices are subject to VAT and are accurate as of 14/06/2013. Web prices may vary from phone or face-to-face quotes.


Land Rovers are funny old things, that’s part of the reason we love them. The heritage and simplicity of the Series models means that sometimes they need a little encouragement to get going again. And that’s where the starting handle/crank comes into its own. 

Land Rover Starting Handle / crank

Land Rover Starting Handle / crank (218508)

What may appear to be a simple exercise can go wrong, broken thumbs aren’t uncommon if the engine kicks back and you’re unfortunate enough to be holding the hand crank in the wrong way. But fear not, vidinur.com have come up with the dos and don’ts of crank starting your Series complete with handy videos.

In their opinion the most common reasons for the Landy not starting are:

  • The ignition key may be faulty
  • The battery may be flat, not enough juice to turn the engine
  • The solenoid may have died
  • The starter dynamo is not working properly
But if you’re stranded somewhere none of that will matter to you, all you’ll want to do is get the bloody thing started. Here’s how.
  1. Disengage the gear
  2. Turn off the ignition key
  3. Choke the carburetor
  4. Turn the engine using hand crank few times to prime carburetor
  5. Turn the ignition key on
  6. Place the hand crank at 10 – 12 o’clock position if you are left handed or 5-6 o’clock position if you are right handed (slightly before 12 or 6 is perfect)
  7. Hold the crank handle by “cupping” it with your finger (place your thumb above the handle with the rest of your finger)
  8. Pull the handle as fast as you can to 2 o’clock position if you left handed or to 7 o’clock position if you are right handed
  9. hope that you are lucky if not start from number 2 again

If your engine is warm just start from number 6 (do not forget to disengage the gear first… one thing that you need to remember: ONLY PULL the hand crank NEVER PUSH..!