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Old 01-07-2018, 10:22 PM   #321
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Doug, it feels like you are like Steve Nichols fitting the Honda RA168-E in a McLaren MP 4/4. But instead of getting the fastest Defender you are getting the strongest one. BRAVO. Can't wait to see how you keep writing history.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:28 AM   #322
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Application is the Cummins 2.8. Had these custom made. They sit in the standard defender frame mounts with pins into the bushings. The trans cooler is a knock off of the 97 NAS 90 cooler but we had it made with AN fittings. Will use this cooler for the 6l80e. What you are seeing is a full width intercooler with necks on either side of the radiator to line up with the turbo output neck and intake manifold on the other side.
The radiator with necks made to line up with the thermostat housing and waterpump on the other side. Radiator has an electric puller fan and thermal switch for fan is made into tank of radiator.
After reading this and seeing the picture all I can say is wow!

I've been messing with my radiator/IC/Oil cooler on my OM617 off and on for a long while. Something like this with AN fittings and full width seems like it would work with multiple conversions not just the Cummins R2.8. I'd hate to ask the price tag on that but any ballpark figures?
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #323
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The cummins has the turbo on one side and the intake on the other. Because of this the inlet/ outlet need to be on either side of the raiator or there needs to be some really hokey plumbing. Decided to go this route where the instercooler nests to the radiator.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:55 PM   #324
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... Will use this cooler for the 6l80e.
Ahh, there's the answer...fascinating project!
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:58 AM   #325
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I am excited to see how the 2.8 builds turn out. Getting ready to return back to the States soon with my ROW 110 and hopefully start my restoration project within a year or two. Big thanks to everyone paving the way!
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Doug, I hope you open a retail side biz on this. I think this engine is going to take off like the LS did and you deserve to capitalize on the pioneering work you are doing.
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Really curious to see how this conversion turns out and what the driveability is vs 200/300. Does anyone have a runner yet?
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:04 PM   #328
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Does anyone have a runner yet?
We are getting closer...
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Doug, I hope you open a retail side biz on this. I think this engine is going to take off like the LS did and you deserve to capitalize on the pioneering work you are doing.
Love to be able to concentrate/capitalize on conversions, especially after the head scratching we've gone through.
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Really curious to see how this conversion turns out and what the driveability is vs 200/300. Does anyone have a runner yet?
We are close too. That said, i thought id be rolling by now so who knows. Lots of little things on this deal. Radiator mounts, motor mounts, re routing all the fuel lines, etc . We had to relocate the little oil cooler and the steering box made things tight too.


We did a custom dual evaporator setup with vintage air package at the same time so sorting a custom AC system was a time killer too.

Second time would be faster for sure.

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Swapping wiring harness out next with new dash makeover.
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