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Helderburg Journeys

Engine Option Swaps

Engine Option Swaps

When it comes to customizing your Land Rover Defender, one modification that’s becoming increasingly popular is swapping out the original diesel or gasoline engine for a LS V8 motor.

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Helderburg Tip #5: Looking for Deep Tone Exhaust?

Helderburg Tip #5: Looking for Deep Tone Exhaust?

Paul’s tip for upgrading your Defender’s performance with an exhaust upgrade.

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Helderburg Tip #4: Performance Upgrade VNT Turbo

Helderburg Tip #4: Performance Upgrade VNT Turbo

Paul’s tip for upgrading your Defender’s performance with a VNT Turbo.

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Land Rover Defender Builders in the US

Land Rover Defender Builders in the US

Arkonik, ECD Auto Design, and Helderburg are all Land Rover Defender custom builders, but they each have their own unique approach to building and restoring these iconic vehicles.

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Helderburg Tip #3: Perfomance Upgrade Injection Pump

Helderburg Tip #3: Perfomance Upgrade Injection Pump

Paul’s tip for upgrading the performance of your Defender with adjustments to the Injection Pump.

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What are the Differences of a Gasoline vs a Diesel Motor Vehicle?

What are the Differences of a Gasoline vs a Diesel Motor Vehicle?

When it comes to choosing the right engine for your ride, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about diesel engines.

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Helderburg Tip #2: Performance Upgrade Intercooler

Helderburg Tip #2: Performance Upgrade Intercooler

Paul’s tip for upgrading the performance of your Defender by upgrading the Intercooler.

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Helderburg Tip #1: Gas vs Diesel

Helderburg Tip #1: Gas vs Diesel

What’s the difference between a gas and diesel motor?

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A Short Story About Land Rover Defender

A Short Story About Land Rover Defender

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a rugged and reliable vehicle known as the Land Rover Defender. It was a vehicle that could go almost anywhere and do almost anything.

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Why Are Land Rover Defenders So Expensive

Why Are Land Rover Defenders So Expensive

Vintage Land Rover Defenders are considered by many to be not only highly desirable vehicles, but also excellent investments.

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Eagle Adventure with Albert the D90 Defender

Eagle Adventure with Albert the D90 Defender

Take a drive with Paul in the snow in Albert, the Defender D90 to capture photos of Eagles. Find this build here.

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The History of Land Rover Defender

The History of Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is an iconic and much-loved vehicle that has a rich history spanning over 70 years. Its origins can be traced back to the post-World War II period.

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Driving Centurion the D90 in the Snow

Driving Centurion the D90 in the Snow

Take a drive with Paul in the snow with Centurion, the Defender D90.

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Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat

Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat

Watch my first reaction to this Filson Lined Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat.

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Driving Enzo the D130 on Snowy Trails

Driving Enzo the D130 on Snowy Trails

Take a drive with Paul on some snowy trails in Enzo, the Helderburg Defender D130

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Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

Watch my first reaction to this Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket.

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1972 Porsche 911 RS-Style Leaf Green 2.8L

1972 Porsche 911 RS-Style Leaf Green 2.8L

This Porsche 911t was a 2.5 year complete nut and bolt build to make it quite possibly the fastest and best handling long hood Porsche in existence that still looks like a classic 1972 Porsche Long Hood (on the exterior).

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A Pure Driving Experience

A Pure Driving Experience

Take a ride with John in his Defender 110 and learn what makes him so passionate about Defenders.

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Maine Moose Adventure

Maine Moose Adventure

Paul and Mike take a trip to Maine in the Sprinter to take pictures of moose. They are hoping to see a mother and calf. Watch to the end to see if they reach their goal.

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Gear Review: Filson Aberdeen Jacket

Gear Review: Filson Aberdeen Jacket

Watch my first reaction to this Filson Aberdeen Work Jacket. It’s different, it’s unique and it’s oil finish wax cotton.

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Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender

Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender

A Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender with a soft top. See the details here.

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D110 Double Cab Making a Splash

D110 Double Cab Making a Splash

This D110 Double Cab Soft Top Defender makes a splash on this early spring drive.

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Shooting Sportsman: A Defender for the Uplands

Shooting Sportsman: A Defender for the Uplands

Helderburg featured in Shooting Sportsman Magazine… Meet Elizabeth. Yes, as the color and make hint, “she” is named in honor of Britain’s queen. The Land Rover Defender, upon which Elizabeth is based, and the Monarch have enjoyed almost equally long reigns, and both could be called classics. But this Elizabeth was disassembled and rebuilt from the gravel up.

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Reclaimed Wood Floors

Reclaimed Wood Floors

Preserving history and creating a unique Craftsman look. The state of New York has a long history of craftsman wooden boat builders perfecting their craft along the many bodies of water throughout the state.

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Winter Waterfall Adventure

Winter Waterfall Adventure

Driving Enzo the D130 Defender and then hiking through snow and ice to get some great photos of waterfalls on this adventure.

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Classic D130 Driving in the Snow

Classic D130 Driving in the Snow

Magical drive in an unrestored, original patina Classic Defender D130. It’s just a lot of fun to drive.

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The Craftsman: Vincent at BML

The Craftsman: Vincent at BML

Watch the tour of BML Tool & Mfg with Vincent and Paul and discover the craftsmanship in these precision rifles. Watch the Video

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Norton Country Ride

Norton Country Ride

An Autumn day and curving country roads is the perfect setting for a ride on the orange Norton Commando 750.

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D130 Enzo Autumn Drive

D130 Enzo Autumn Drive

An Autumn day and country roads creates the perfect setting for a drive in Enzo the D130 Defender. Enjoy the ride and the view.

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Porsche 911s Bahama Yellow Autumn Drive

Porsche 911s Bahama Yellow Autumn Drive

A fall day and twisty roads is the perfect setting for a drive in the 1969 Porsche 911s. Check out the details for this 911s here.

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D110 Elizabeth Mountain Adventure

D110 Elizabeth Mountain Adventure

We recently did some roof top tent camping in our Land Rover Defender D110 Elizabeth. We also stopped into Peter Limmer and Sons Custom Hiking Boots in Intervale NH

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Vrboska: Cooperstown Journey

Vrboska: Cooperstown Journey

A journey in Vrboska the D90 Soft Top Defender to Cooperstown with the top off. A peaceful valley Sunday.

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June 18-20, 2021 Rovers in the Woods II

June 18-20, 2021 Rovers in the Woods II

Have a passion for Outdoors, Land Rovers, Enduros and Adventure? See the photos from this year’s Rovers in the Woods Event.

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2020 Rovers & Gents in the Country

2020 Rovers & Gents in the Country

Have a passion for Outdoors, Land Rovers and Adventure? Then you’re invited to spend a few days with me on the Farm. See our Photo Gallery! Sign up for our Spring 2021 Event!

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Pheasant Shoot in South Dakota

Pheasant Shoot in South Dakota

I’m excited to be sharing my first blog post with you since starting Helderburg. I just returned from a pheasant hunt in South Dakota and what a fabulous experience— even if you’re not a hunter.  I have been asked what my favorite part was and I have to say, it was seeing the hunting dogs

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