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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:06 PM
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range rover 350 conversion

she started out life with a 3.9 then a 4.6 and now a Rocket 350

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Olds Rocket 350
TH475 Auto
FJ60 Transfercase
2" Safari Guard Lift
Duel Flowmaster Exhaust
mutha thumper cam
FlowTec headers
Edelbrock intake/carb

Many other things that I will list off later...

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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Like it.....except for that dryer hose thang going up the a-pillar!



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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:19 PM
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I had a nice snorkel before but had to sell it in order to fund the build, as of now im just filling the hole in the cowel, I will be getting a new one next week
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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:22 PM
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I like that!
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Old April 26th, 2014, 06:18 PM
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update

A few pics of when i started the build

Tearing the engine out and the first test fit.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 09:46 PM
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I was always a big Olds fan. Had a 72 pro street cutlass and a 73 98 Regency.
But how on earth did you get that shoehorned in there? I mean even the 350 was rather large.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 09:54 PM
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350s have been bolted in for years.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 11:44 PM
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I knew people had used Chevy 350s before. But a rocket 350s are almost as big as a BB Chevy. And weigh as much.
I ran a 455 with .125 overbore. It made 482 inches.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 12:48 AM
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theirs about half an inch until the crank pully hits the frame cross member, i was able to use the original motor mounts by welding blocks on top of them.

the 350 olds is the same size as a big block, I have a 454 with a weiand twin screw supercharger on an engine stand waiting to go in the rig, just waiting for the 350 to blow

its actually harder than you might think to ruin one of these motors
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Old April 27th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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Why the Buick 350? Would it not have been easier to swap a Buick 340 crank into the 3.9? From what I have read that will bolt up to an R380.

I ask because I have two of the old Buick blocks just waiting to find the right price on a 3.5 carborated Guinea pig with which to create my frankenstien's monster.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Why the Buick 350? Would it not have been easier to swap a Buick 340 crank into the 3.9? From what I have read that will bolt up to an R380. I ask because I have two of the old Buick blocks just waiting to find the right price on a 3.5 carborated Guinea pig with which to create my frankenstien's monster.
Because Dr. Olds monster is better.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 02:19 PM
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mainly because the rover engine is junk, and the GM engines have parts readily accessible
and yes DR.OLDS MONSTER is awesome
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Not many people, including Olds enthusiast, know this. But in 1969, Olds had experimented with an aluminum 455 with 4 valve heads. Only about 50 were made. I would love to locate one of those. None ever made it to the street.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 05:54 PM
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Carbs are definitely much more reliable than Land Rover fuel injection
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Carbs are definitely much more reliable than Land Rover fuel injection
Nonsense. Pure nonsense.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 07:06 PM
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i think the next upgrade for that motor is going to be the holly TBI i cant figure out how to get the truck to run at an incline of any more than 50 degrees i dont want to put much more money into that motor than i already have. its got good power the way it is. im putting most of my money into the blown 454, the looks on land rover peoples faces when they see me roar past them makes it all worth it
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Old April 27th, 2014, 07:49 PM
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Do you have the off road float valves?
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yes i put them in when i rebuilt the carb, i think it may have something to do with the angle of the motor when i put it in the truck. thats why im wandering towards T.B.I.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Another pic of how tight of clearance their is between the water pump pulley and the big block radiator
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