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Old April 7th, 2016, 09:22 PM
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Just started this project........Very early 110 with the 2.25 Diesel.

Now do I keep it original or change it????

Ideas?
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Old April 7th, 2016, 09:25 PM
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Ideas?
Here's an idea... get it outta the ditch and push the ruf back on!



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Old April 7th, 2016, 09:40 PM
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Needs a bit more than that......
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Old April 7th, 2016, 10:32 PM
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If you don't mind going 60 mph maximum on the best day then keep it original. If you are one of those have to go fast because the right lane makes you feel behind or like you're missing out on something, then you should get one of the adapters for an LS engine swap.

I'd keep it original. People sell their removed original stuff for very reasonable prices (most of the time). You could easily change to any period engine to improve over the 2.25 diesel.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 10:53 PM
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Not an original color, so do whatever moves you.

Willing to bet chassis being rotted out is just the start of the parts bill.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:05 AM
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Not an original color, so do whatever moves you.

Willing to bet chassis being rotted out is just the start of the parts bill.
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:39 AM
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It is a blank slate. Do whatever with it.. You could make it into a beach runner and sell for $150,000! :D
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:41 AM
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Yeah, that's one where I'd totally do whatever comes to mind. Looks like a project, but not a restoration. If you know what I mean.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 07:08 AM
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The chassis is fantastic on it, I was amazed the interior is gone, as is the engine, but I need to keep the fairly original as I want to bring it over here. Does anybody have a photo of a 2.25 diesel in a early 110
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Old April 8th, 2016, 07:42 AM
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the engine doesn't have to be running to import it. Pretty much most post about the 12J and 19J engines are along the lines of "Swap engine and used old one as boat anchor", they aren't really worth the effort.
Uncle Douglas lives just south of you in Nelson ( I think), Davis on the forum has several engine adaption kits for the Mercedes engines an i think others. I would save my for something along those lines.. I was in your boat awhile back and I should of engine swapped it right away instead of trying to get it reliable.
That being said.. if you are hell bent on keeping an engine of that era, there are a lot of Ex-MOD engines for sale, that have been rebuilt and will get you from Point A to Point B.

Cville has a couple good rover mechanics and Sareck Autowerke in richmond are great to work with as well.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 08:19 AM
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I don't have a problem with importing it, I have done a bunch now, however i'm worried that putting a 12j or 19j in it will potentially get it stopped as the VIN states 2.25 10J engine?
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Not worth the chance/hassle, I would stick a 10j running or not in it for import.
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Not worth the chance/hassle, I would stick a 10j running or not in it for import.
I agree with this. We always make sure our vehicles have the correct engine that they left the factory with (type).

As for upgrades how about a 300tdi repower kit, to your door for under $5500. comes with everything you need including engine mounts, engine (pressure tested), transmission (checked), transfer-box, engine loom, fuel tank, radiator/intercooler pack, gearbox x member, front and rear propshafts, all rubber pipes etc, exhaust down pipe.
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Unless that truck is less than 500 gbp, you should find a different starting point in my opinion. If you're paying 2k gbp or above you need to search harder
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Old April 8th, 2016, 08:57 PM
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If there is no engine in the truck when I ship it, does that mean it only comes in as parts? If its still able to come in as a full truck, maybe I will leave it with an empty engine bay, then just fit a 300TDI, which I already have here.
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If there is no engine in the truck when I ship it, does that mean it only comes in as parts? If its still able to come in as a full truck, maybe I will leave it with an empty engine bay, then just fit a 300TDI, which I already have here.
Just get a 10j out of a series over there, that should be 25 quid over there, and ship it over.
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