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Old September 21st, 2014, 10:56 PM
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At $2,700, you're already part way to a 4.6 swap. I wouldn't bother putting a bunch of money into a 3.9, other than maintenance.
I don't want to get into changing the motor. I want to max out the original engine and put in the latest atomizing injectors and run a good low mid range cam. Let see what MPG I can get with more efficient?

I think with those heads how they are and some good isky cams lifers I think it should make 275HP?

The Tornado ECU I have will adjust for the new air flow.
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What about pendy in Kansas?
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Old September 21st, 2014, 11:06 PM
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Or Reach out to Brian at Defenders North West he has been very helpful to me and I am getting ready to send him another 110 to work on.
Thanks looks interesting. Ill put them on the call list.
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Take a look a rpiv8 to get your juices flowing.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:32 AM
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Take a look a rpiv8 to get your juices flowing.
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check also turner engineering.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 09:26 AM
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check also turner engineering.

Those guys are UK based shops.

Way to far lol!
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Go see Peter at Marina Motors in Venice… He is an old guy with a thick accent so its better if you go in person rather than call. Once you see some of the things he is working on and how meticulous he is you will thank me.

http://englishcars.com
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Go see Peter at Marina Motors in Venice… He is an old guy with a thick accent so its better if you go in person rather than call. Once you see some of the things he is working on and how meticulous he is you will thank me.

http://englishcars.com
Wow interesting. Is he more for doing the body and metal or can he install suspension and lockers also for example?
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He does everything…You also don't need a rover expert to put in shocks springs and a locker. There are a million shops in LA that can do that kind of thing but if you want a rover expert to do custom work.. He is your guy.


For example.. this guy wanted to turn his Santana into a polished aluminum soft top…


http://www.englishcars.com/landrover...a/santana.html
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Those guys are UK based shops. Way to far lol!
No too far for your engine parts.
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Eddie at WCR, Formerly West Coast Rover
Gerry at OC Rovers
Gordon at Inland Rovers
Not sure who at British Car Service

There's no magic here, there all good. Go talk to them, layout your expectations and see whom your most comfortable with.
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http://westcoastdefender.com/

They do tasteful, off-road lifestyle builds. The owner also seems like a great guy with awesome style. Definitely not an obnoxious douche bag at all.
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He does everything…You also don't need a rover expert to put in shocks springs and a locker. There are a million shops in LA that can do that kind of thing but if you want a rover expert to do custom work.. He is your guy.


For example.. this guy wanted to turn his Santana into a polished aluminum soft top…


http://www.englishcars.com/landrover...a/santana.html

I gave him a call did some chit chating.

Nice guy and looks like descent place to have stuff done for sure.

My thinking is the same. I can just have people I know do some of the work like suspension and engine work.

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http://westcoastdefender.com/

They do tasteful, off-road lifestyle builds. The owner also seems like a great guy with awesome style. Definitely not an obnoxious douche bag at all.
Thanks I did see them but I think its going to be out of my league to do stuff with these big shops.
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Thanks everyone for the replays and help! After calling ECR they don't want to do stuff with my own parts and I understand. I also called English Marina Motors which sounds like a good place to do some stuff but after thinking more about it I think I'm going to do stuff on my own with different Shops I have connections with that give me real good prices on labor.

I want to be able to do a lot of stuff for $$. Get the most bang for the buck. My Defender isn't mint but still very nice. One day Ill drop 100k and do a full restoration but for now I want something I can do a lot of stuff with my Dad in.

I'm going to start with engine bay work. Heads and other related items like cam and timing chain. Try and recondition what I can like adding a new alternator so it looks fresh and new. New factory Intake manifold along with a new air filter housing I have.

After that do the suspension and underside and then move to the body and interior headliner.


Starting a build thread would be good I'm sure. So much experience and info from the members here will invaluable.
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I'll vouch for Gordon at Inland Rovers.
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Eddie at WCR would be our suggestion. Good dude.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Eddie at WCR would be our suggestion. Good dude.

Hi ECR,

WCR seems like more of a place for new Rovers?

With my budget I think it will be best for me to have the shops I know do some work with me doing some things here and there.

One day a full ECR resto would be a long term dream come true
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So wait you had shops you trusted the whole time?
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 08:44 PM
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So wait you had shops you trusted the whole time?

Lol these shops I'm going to have to use have never seen a Defender.

The only benefit Is I have worked with them before on my regular cars and know them for a while.

I would not call them pros but they will get most of the stuff done I hope.
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If you are still looking for a shop to do the work...

http://rovalution.ca

Have a look at the Defender 110 rebuild, gallery tab, Projects & events.

These guys could handle your list... and your money is worth more north of the border
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