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Old March 9th, 2016, 01:38 PM
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Only issue with buying from Ashcroft is if you have an issue, then what? Ship back?

Not a huge deal if you do your own work but if you are going to have a shop do it, I wouldn't want to pay labor in and out. Better to have shop source it and stand behind it.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 11:51 PM
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Update from Ashcroft. If I don't return my existing transmission there will be an additional core fee of 350. That's a total of 1045 or about $1485 to your door.

Good point about what to do if the delivered item is bad. In my situation, I guess I'd be relying on their reputation and hope I get a good unit.

The other shops mentioned thus far are too far away for them to be financially viable.

I've met a great mechanic in south San Francisco whom I trust. Yes the quote for the install is pricey, but the parts alone were quoted at nearly $3150 and I've also asked him to checkout why my newly installed clutch is slipping. I've followed up with an ask to see if he'd be willing to install the Ashcroft built unit. That should help save me $1600.

I'll keep you posted with any updates. Thanks again for the advice, it's all been very valuable.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 12:24 AM
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if done from below a tranny and clutch should be a 4hr job..maybe 6 if you factor in the bell house swap and think time... .. its a parts job basically.


Doing it from above (as per LR) takes forever since you need to remove the seat box and everything...

way easier on a lift and just pull it and swap it.
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if done from below a tranny and clutch should be a 4hr job..maybe 6 if you factor in the bell house swap and think time... .. its a parts job basically.

Doing it from above (as per LR) takes forever since you need to remove the seat box and everything...

way easier on a lift and just pull it and swap it.
i replaced mine alone, in the driveway from below in a weekend.
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We Did Derek's 109 transmission in the garage from above, including adding a Fairey overdrive.. took about a day not including assembly of the interior.

a shop will probably charge 8 hours if they haven't done it before but that will include padding.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 02:04 AM
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Closing the loop on other options that I came across.

1) Local Land Rover Shop: 12 hours labor totaling $2480.
Pros: It is walking distance from my house.
Cons: $$$

2) Semi reputable shop about 65 miles from my place. Estimate: $1800
Pros: ~700 cheaper than the land rover shop
Cons: Taking a risk that they would do a good job, much longer trek to get the work done, and much longer trek to get it looked at again if anything should go wrong after bringing it home.

Now I'm beginning to contemplate doing the work myself in a friend's shop. It would be my first time undertaking a transmission job but it would be an adventure in itself.

Thanks again for all the helpful info. Couldn't have made an educated decision with you guys.
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I need to replace the clutch in my 95, so I ordered a few extra parts and figured I would take care of most of the problems all in one shot.

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I need to replace the clutch in my 95, so I ordered a few extra parts and figured I would take care of most of the problems all in one shot.
That was really nice of them to just throw in the SBC with your clutch kit! Can I get their card? ;-)
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 02:56 AM
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Three months later and I finally placed the order. I decided to spring the extra $230 for heavy duty bushings. That's what happens when you pull the trigger on a large order at midnight. I'll keep you posted with what happens next. Thus far, the folks at Ashcroft have been awesome.
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I need to replace the clutch in my 95, so I ordered a few extra parts and figured I would take care of most of the problems all in one shot.

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What engine is this?
SBC = small block chevy?
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What engine is this?
Appears to be a GM LSx.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 10:42 PM
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Ugh, Brexit would have made this purchase ~$360 cheaper.
Order your expensive UK parts while the pound is down. At least thats one upside for us after the market took a pummeling today.
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