A Memorial re-power of sorts

SARTech

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Update. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of her passing. Tough day and I really wanted to work on Landy, but my youngest daughter is still at home ( she is getting married in 4 weeks) so I spend the day with her and we went out to eat at one of my wife's
favorite places. In the evening we had a few drinks of remembrance. Over all a good day.
The motor is completed and ready for install. The transmission is all but ready, I have to clean up the bell housing and put in the new clutch fork and throwout bearing.
A question. Can the motor, transmission and t-case be removed and installed as an assembly? All bolted together? I would think so but would like to know what you say.
Thanks.


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steinhnj

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Thank you for sharing this sentimental build with us. It's nice that your daughter is getting married and you're able to spend time with her.

Yes, it can. It is one heavy lump, and doing it alone can be concerning. It's a lot of momentum once it's in motion. I've done it both ways - alone and with someone else.
 

SARTech

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Started removing the old 2.5 today. Hopefully Ill have it out by tomorrow. It looks like the radiator fan shroud from the 2.5Td is not going to fit on the 200TDi radiator. The only one I can find online is for 300TDi. Are they the same? Any suggestions?
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SARTech

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Update. Actually feel like I made some progress. Got the old motor, transmission and transfer case out. Took everything out bolted together no problem and think that is the way to go. Cleaned the engine compartment and started installing the gauges. Tomorrow Ill paint the engine compartment areas and hopefully be installing the motor and transmission Saturday.
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SARTech

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Installed the motor, transmission and t-case last night. All went well. Still have lots to do but heading in the right direction. This week ill be reconnecting the bits and pieces, fabricating a center instrument panel and remove the rear diff wishbone to replace the ball joint and put in new bushings. Going to be a great week!


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WK2Burner

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Installed the motor, transmission and t-case last night. All went well. Still have lots to do but heading in the right direction. This week ill be reconnecting the bits and pieces, fabricating a center instrument panel and remove the rear diff wishbone to replace the ball joint and put in new bushings. Going to be a great week!
thats a beautiful sight, nice work. great progress.
 

SARTech

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Update. Springs and shocks are in. All bushings replaced. All gauges in place and wired. With the addition of the clock, tach, pyro and voltmeter I fabricate a center dash and switch plate. The gauges really ate up a lot of time. Fitting the radiator, inner cooler and figuring out how and where all the piping and air clean fit. I have to put this on hold for a couple weeks. My youngest daughter's wedding is in week and a half and I have to make the woodshop back into a woodshop and build a few things for the wedding.

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The Dro

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This is heartbreaking and so sorry for your loss.

I'm into Rovers because of my wife (I wanted a 4Runner)... I love the idea and it's a great way to memorialize your wife.

Keep up the good work.
 

Tbaumer

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Way to dive all in on your list. It looks like you're going to make it to the lookout tower in June!
Happy times ahead with your daughters wedding...bittersweet to be sure. Sorry your wife won't be able to share these moments.
The love & inspiration in your family is obvious. What a roller coaster ride of emotions this all must be for you.
Cool thread.
 

lcdck

New member
I was wondering who got that 200tdi. Glad it went to you. Great project and you're moving along well. I have the LHD twin of your truck and want to do the same swap eventually (or Isuzu 2.8). Posts like yours encourage me to do it. Keep up the good work!
 

rocky

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Brilliant project for all the right reasons. Congrats to you as your daughter gets married. I hope you'll share a picture or two with us of her special day.
 
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