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Old 05-14-2018, 12:14 PM   #71
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Much faster than our V8 Discovery.
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A V8 Discovery isn't fast.....it just gains momentum......
Key word is much.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:56 PM   #72
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Drove up to the "filling station" tonight and was very very impressed by the speed and quick response.
Was surprised that Diesel was $2.89 and regular gas was $2.62.
That's only a 27 cents difference.
I paid 60 cents more per gallon for diesel about 4 or 5 months ago.

The very nice thing is the petal is very responsive and when you are up to speed the RPM is very low and petal pressure is minimum at high speed.
As the price goes up at the pump the petal pressure at high speed is down as in not pressing very far on the accelerator.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:38 AM   #73
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Removed the prototype engine and installed the rebuilt engine.

Total time to remove including radiator, floorboards, tunnel cover, carbs, manifolds, alternator, PS pump, and starter - 1hr 45min.

Time to reinstall the engine and have it bolted to the short belhousing 4 cylinder 5 speed: 22min.

Estimate it will take another 2.5hrs to have it driving.
Everything is just so accessible it makes maintenance very very very easy.

Ordering the EFI later today.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:08 AM   #74
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I do like the Offenhauser cover on the test engine :-) I particularly love the old flat head 8's from back in the day...
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:07 AM   #75
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After 2 hrs 10min installed:
Motor Mounts
Crank and water Pump Pulleys
Alternator & PS Pump Mounting Plate with Alternator & PS Pump
Temp Gauge Sender
Down pipe
Starter
Dust shield
Accelerator return spring
New oil filter & filled engine with oil
Hooked up distributor, tach, oil pressure warning light, oil pressure gauge connection, temp gauge connection.

Everything is so easy to access it makes for quick work.

In 20 to 30 minutes will have the radiator installed and filled then time for another drive!
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:18 PM   #76
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Robert,
Are those butt welded spacers in the motor mounts?
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:44 AM   #77
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Those are prototype metal motor mounts that use the Land Rover "hockey pucks" that mate up to the mounts on the Land Rover V8 frame.
The reason they are cobbled together is that I was experimenting with engine angles to allow the cast iron headers to clear the left bulkhead foot well.
In the end, the header came too close for comfort, so ended up using a stock manifold with a larger 2.25" down pipe and mounted the engine perfectly straight. Needless to say the mounts were "adjusted" a few times.

When I was swapping from the prototype engine to the rebuilt engine, took the V8 mounts in the picture in post 75 down to the metal shop and had them make 2 fixtures to reproduce them. The production mounts will look similar to the pre-300TDI 4 cylinder mounts pictured in post 66. As soon as the shop gets a chance to make a production run, I'll swap these prototype mounts out for some better looking production mounts.
The production mounts will be built like those in post 66, but for now the prototype mounts are functional.
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The last of the install is done.
We've had 6 days of rain, so today was my first chance to weld on the last support brace for the alternator PS pump mounting plate.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:57 AM   #79
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Keeping cool with the very powerful "Syclone"...
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:45 PM   #80
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You make a decision on the fuel injection system?

Cant wait to come take a ride and see how good this thing is.

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