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Old July 24th, 2014, 10:30 AM
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Why go through all that trouble for a 4.2? Unless it is super cheap/free, you should do a 4.6l.
While I do like the 4.2 i had in my '94 LWB, I'd have to agree on going with the 4.6 instead at this poing.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 10:45 AM
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I'm guessing the bit where you said..screw gm... My guess is you meant screw MG.. As in the naysayer ezzzzzz...mark g...???

Naysayer? No, just realistic. Damn near anything can be done. I had a 4.3V6/NV4500/Dana 300/Dana 44's in my '71 88" for over 12 years. That same '71 IIA is now sitting on a shortened NAS 90 chassis with 3 link suspension front and rear and a LS1/4L60E/flipped dana 300/Currie 9" hi-pinion disc brake axles. My '84 110 is getting a LT1/ZF fitted after I get my daughter's '90 RRC back on the road with a 4.0 V8. My initial post was in response to the request to locate someone to do the conversion. If you have to farm a project out you better have plenty of time and cash because it's going to cost you both whether it's a Land Rover or any other make.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Just FYI, pistons are not available for this engine any more.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Just FYI, pistons are not available for this engine any more.
Are you referring to the 4.0? The cylinders and pistons are perfect in this particular engine. I tore it down because the crank needed to be turned down due to something (oil pump failure, trash in oil, etc). It's not awful but will need to be cut .010 to clean it up. The block was hot tanked and the cylinders will be cross hatched for new rings. I'm using this engine because I basically got it for free after I've scraped the Disco carcass. Plus, I like the cross bolted main caps. Worse case would be to swap out for better rods and have some custom pistons made.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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No, 4.2 pistons are NLA in any size std .020 or anything else. At least that was the case two years ago.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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X5 on the 4.6... Better engine and if you are going for the swap anyway might as well
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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:38 AM
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I see. The '90 presently has a good 3.5 in it but I wanted to give Taylor a bit more pedal power and a solid reliable truck to take off to college this year. I picked up the 96 Disco because the owner said he had a second oil pump failure after having rebuilt it weeks earlier. There were no spun bearings or serious internal damage. It has rebuilt heads too. I pulled the engine, front axle and rear axle parts (axles, diff, hubs, brakes, spindles). A myraid of other parts were pulled for another DI owner/friend. Rick Newman offered up the the front engine timing cover, distibutor drive, etc for this build from his early '90s RRC. We've gone off topic...
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