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Old November 5th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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seating for 9, shorter wheelbase, narrower body... if it just had more power and tougher CVs/axles it'd be the perfect vehicle...

I plan to build such a 110 some day so I'm finding this thread very interesting...
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:28 AM
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What Brad said!! I have an '09 F-150 that replaced the '07 CC Dually 4x4 diesel- that got driven 15k miles over 2.5 years. It is a royal pain keeping up numerous vehicles,not to mention expensive- been doing it for waaaay too long. Time to simplify, ideally get down to two vehicles- keep the LR3 for the wife/family (not your run of the mill LR3 I might add) and build a 110 the 'right' way. Of course, I gotta keep the 'apple of my eye' right Doug?? In all seriousness, it will be Tangiers w/ full black leather Exmoor, black exo, etc, and need to determine the drivetrain- sooner than later. Then a nice 5x10 $500 utility trailer for 'junk', and the big trailer for big 'junk', like all those sitting idle leaking Rovers- and to haul the 'apple'. What year Jim- mechanical 12 valve 6bt?? :-)
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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Have you considered an International 6.9 or 7.3? the 7.3l is about 950lbs dry. Produces great number too. I have a friend in NJ that is looking to put that in his Disco I or build a Rover on top of the engine/tranny.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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first off, for towing 10k, your choice of vehicle is dangerous. but thats up to you.

if youre staying in the americas, its a 4bt hands down. 200/400 is easy and more than enough. the 4bt was the replacement motor for 350sbc aluminum vans, and did 300k miles doing it. if a 4bt is good, is a 6bt better? ahhhhhhhh. no

a) more weight on the front end.
b) worse mileage without a useful gain.
c) more heat underhood
d) less room underhood for cool adventure toys.

my cummins rep has a new old stock (not rebuilt) 4bt pre computer sittin there waitin' for me to swing a deal.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:27 AM
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Bart- would love to know the details- pm sent. Thanks- I hope :-) Tow weight is less actually, a 110 on a car hauler, probably closer to <8k, or more likely, just the Kimberly, which the 130 Tdi had to use 3rd up hill to pull- on the interstate, also not good.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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i sent the request for pricing/availibility. The tech i mentioned in the PM said he wanted it, and was waiting until there was a fire sale on old written off stock. if we beat him to it "you snooze you loooze" eh?

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i dont get all the suggestions for massive oilers. the whole point is to get good low torque AND good fuel mileage. all those huge motors are gonna do is LESSEN the reliability of the vehicle. broken drive train parts, worn out front ends, poor handling etc. with a 4bt, (which aint lightweight either, but its les than a 6bt for sure), you get the reliability of an industrial generator motor, and just the right ammount of HP for a rig this size.

if youre looking for midrange acceleration, and a weight savings, just do a sbc.
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