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Old 02-10-2018, 10:15 AM   #21
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hah!

That's what I like...a little humor with my coffee
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:23 PM   #22
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Left early this morning and picked up Mark Garrenton.
G and I drove from Tidewater up to Sandston, VA and picked up a good running GM/Chevy 292 that the owner did a lot of work to.

Once back, took measurements of the engine with adapter and the engine bay of a 110 with a short belhousing lT77.
The 110 engine bay is 36" to the back opening of the 2.5 N/A radiator shroud.
Total engine length was 34 3/8" measured from the rear face of the adapter where it meets the transmission to the crank pulley.

The engine will fit with enough room for a mechanical or electric puller fan.

Stay tuned.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:47 PM   #23
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Removed the original pilot bushing.
Then was able to setup the flywheel and pilot bushing for the R380 Stumpy.
These parts were in our stock and the same we used years ago on the 4 cylinder Series IIA III conversions.

We'll need to sand the surface rust off the clutch driven plate surface as this was surfaced about 12 years ago.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:24 PM   #24
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This is a great project, Robert!

I will admit I was concerned about the length and fit behind the radiator, but you’ve proven it will fit nicely and give you options. Great project!
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:17 AM   #25
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This is a great project, Robert!

I will admit I was concerned about the length and fit behind the radiator, but you?ve proven it will fit nicely and give you options. Great project!
I think with throttle body EFI w'll be over 170 BHP and have an engine that is bullet proof with HEI reliability.

Next step is to make the mounting brackets for a high output alternator, PS pump, and AC compressor.
Alternator will be the available in 140, 200, or 250 Amp and will run multiple belts.
AC compressor will be Sanden.
I like the Mercedes PS pump which has a filter inside the self contained pump.
All the ancillaries will match the bullet proof reliability that this conversion will offer.
The overall design goal is for the conversion to be a bolt in weekend install.
Without any cutting or welding, just a non-intrusive drop in.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:52 AM   #26
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This is a great project, Robert!

I will admit I was concerned about the length and fit behind the radiator, but you?ve proven it will fit nicely and give you options. Great project!
In older days folks tried this in series vehicles. The finished project too often looked butchered. When I put A Vortec 4.3 into my IIA I installed a D90 front panel to add room up front for a larger radiator and a/c condenser. The 90/110/Defenders do allow for more flexibility as Robert has shown.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:16 PM   #27
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Left early this morning and picked up Mark Garrenton.
G and I drove from Tidewater up to Sandston, VA and picked up a good running GM/Chevy 292 that the owner did a lot of work to.
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Woah. Thats a whole 100 miles from your place. Did you bring Mark along to share the driving time or do all of the work loading it ?
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G needed to refresh his instigator skills.
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The overall design goal is for the conversion to be a bolt in weekend install.
Without any cutting or welding, just a non-intrusive drop in.
So this should work with LT77 floors, tunnel, and seatbox, is that the plan?
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So this should work with LT77 floors, tunnel, and seatbox, is that the plan?
Yes.
Bolts right up to any short belhousing 4 cylinder Land Rover Transmission.
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