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Old May 25th, 2004, 06:09 AM
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Hi Rick

Look here http://www.lanocharacing.com/range_rover.html

You can also get a 5.2 from www.rpiv8.com with an high torque camshaft and not a high rpm/hp camshaft like the one jeromy got from ECR.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 07:49 AM
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Thanks Anders. The engines pictured on the Lanocha site are very nice.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 08:14 AM
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I have to agree on the kickdown adjustment. The factory spec for it is way too conservative. Adjust that sucker first to see what it nets you. I think you'll be surprised by the results.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 10:19 AM
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I am content with the 4.6 and stock gearing on 32+" tyres, but I miss the mid range power for highway long hill climbs. As the Disco would be on-highway mostly to get off-highway, I'm eager to fit the 4.10's and would be willing to put up with the increased rpm, possibly decreased fuel economy. I say possibly because I can't help thinking that if the engine was in the power band, it may not have to work as hard, therefore developing better economy!?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 05:20 PM
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You asked if anyone has a complete Rpi engine. My 3.5 is. Its runs pretty well now but to start with it was little short of disasterous. The ignition system (Mallory) and timing was all over the place. It ran very badly. I gavce up with points altogether and fitted a pertronix unit. I am sure Rpi would have put it straight had I lived within driving distance of their (absolutely crummy) factory/garage but from calgary....a bit far. What I dont need is more power. even the 3.5 pulls well, revs for ever, and has more powr than the drivetrain can handle. It doesnt start well on angles or in extreme (I mean extreme) cold. much to do with the edelbrock 500 carb I suspect. I have seen 100mph in it - very scarey. I guess more torque is always nice though....
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Old May 26th, 2004, 07:25 AM
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I'm going to try this kickdown adjustment to see how that works for sure.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Rick,
Trevor Combs has the 4.10's, a 4.6 GEMS, 36" Michelins on his daily driver 97. He can almost keep up with my 3.54/4.6/32.654" set-up at reasonable hiway speeds. Feel free to contact him, about his experiences. tcombs@sicusa.com
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Old May 26th, 2004, 08:06 PM
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Wish i could keep up with you at "reasonable highway speeds"
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Old May 27th, 2004, 08:32 AM
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I spent enough time following a group at 50 mph on a 65 mph highway (and there were no series rovers around)and the accordian effect that often results. can't stand that . I figure that at my pace, as long as you can still see the next guy in your mirror, you haven't lost anybody!
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Old May 27th, 2004, 09:52 AM
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My stock 94 happily bumps off the rev limiter (getting 4.2 or 3.9 disco chip very soon) and my 96 disco would happily go 100+. The bigest difference I saw was between auto and manual.

I would first try to adjust the trans in the 97, if that is not sufficient, then go to the 4.6 swap.

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