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Old 08-16-2018, 03:15 PM   #231
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I think we will vary the diet on special occasions.
Looking forward to bringing the 292.
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After about 40 miles, the 292 Inline 6 with Holley Sniper 2 barrel runs very smooth.
What a pleasure to drive.
No vapor lock issues, no overheating, we are good to go.
Am going to start building kits.
Shipping the adapter mold off to the foundry next week.
Stay tuned for updates.
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I'm crying a little bit on the inside, because I love my 300Tdi because I hate my 300Tdi because.... wait....

It's just that I love the diesel, but I don't like the massive rumbling and noise I get anywhere over 55 mph. Most drives don't need me to go over 65, but this is a modern world. Most drives are not for hours long, but when they are, I want to go 75 on the open road, and I don't want to be completely beat up when I'm done.

So I'm crying a bit because I know that when I need to rebuild my 300, I'll just end up with something like this instead.

I'm curious if you could add up a general price for the conversion brackets and mounts and such, assuming that the engine and ancillaries could be sourced here and there in the mean time. Would love to hear about fuel econ once you get a few hundred miles on the clock.
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I haven't kept track of mileage because the 110 is so much fun to drive and hard to keep your foot out of it.
It's like being a kid on a carnival rode, so much fum.

No pricing yet, but planning on offering full bolt on kits less the engine.

We are busy clearing out our current stock of engines, so have a lot of crates to build as
we get rid of Rover TDIs, OM617s, and Diahatsu Turbo Diesel engines.
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Other than reliability, what is the benefit of this over a 3.5/3.9 V8? How are you getting such good performance compared to the V8 I've had in the Defender, RRC, and Disco when the HP is less than those Rover engines?

I have a few friends who have Chevy engines in their 109s. One is an older carbed engine, I forget the model, the other is the 4.2 LL8 Atlas that he simply remapped the EFI computer on. I have driven that truck at over 80 mph with A/C on. The big thing there is that he had to use a different transmission, etc...
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Performance should be similar to a Rover V8 with more torque down low due to the larger displacement. The point of this is it is a simple bolt in conversion. Changing to a V8 is a much more complex task.
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Other than reliability, what is the benefit of this over a 3.5/3.9 V8? How are you getting such good performance compared to the V8 I've had in the Defender, RRC, and Disco when the HP is less than those Rover engines?

I have a few friends who have Chevy engines in their 109s. One is an older carbed engine, I forget the model, the other is the 4.2 LL8 Atlas that he simply remapped the EFI computer on. I have driven that truck at over 80 mph with A/C on. The big thing there is that he had to use a different transmission, etc...

280 ft lbs of torque.
These engines were used in wreckers and dump trucks, motor homes, UPS trucks, vans, pickups, delivery trucks, and SUVs.
More power than you will ever use.
Remember HP is a derivative of torque and Rpm.
High torque at low RPM means lower HP figures.
HP is completely arbitrary with our vehicles.
I commonly drive at 80 MPH when the traffic allows.

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Performance should be similar to a Rover V8 with more torque down low due to the larger displacement. The point of this is it is a simple bolt in conversion. Changing to a V8 is a much more complex task.
To comment on what John B said, well yeah, what he said.
292 bolts right to the Land Rover transmission.
Bolts in and out, so an easy weekend conversion.
Everything 292 is so accessible you can change an engine in about 4-5 hours.
A 292 starter change takes less than 10 minutes.
Everything is right where you can get to it easily.
The Rover V8 is terrible with those Y-pipes in the way of everything.
Changing a starter is a pain in the ass.
Particularly the top V8 starter bolt.
The Rover V8 engines sit for a while and loose oil prime and wipe out the bearings and cams, oh wait I have crossed the unreliable Rover V8 line!
OK, other than reliability...

Think I'll go for another enjoyable 292 powered ride!
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I can see where working on the engine would be a lot nicer. After having the Tdi, I hate opening the hood on the Disco or RRC......

We need more videos.
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Update? Mileage? Overheating? (I have a friend with one in a 109 that overheats, probably because the radiator is too small and in a slightly bad position from the install.)
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