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Old March 23rd, 2014, 05:16 PM
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On another note, I did several full power launches today. (high range on asphalt) Barking 35s through first gear really puts a gin on your face!
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 05:28 PM
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Wow... I should have driven up for that!
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Wow... I should have driven up for that!
You are welcome to take it for a drive.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:56 PM
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Well, the VDO tach (stock or afermarket) won't work with the Gen IV. Works with the Gen III. It needs to operate at 5v square wave. Talked to SpearTech and they say use the AutoMeter gauges. In addition, the aftermarket VDO coolant temp gauge reads incorrectly. About 8-10 degrees low. It is time to jump ship regarding VDO.

Going with the AutoMeter 2635, 2698, and 5284.
Tach problem solved. The MSD 8920 tach adapter converts the 0-5v to 0-12v signal to drive the VDO tach.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 09:46 PM
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Good to hear. Im not a big autometer fan. The bezels look out of place in everything Ive ever seen them in.

-Jeff
I don't like the looks of the Autometer either. At least the VDO Vision Black match the stock gauges.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:26 PM
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Test Drive

Went by Nick's place today and test drove his D90 with the GM GenIV.
All I can say is WOW!
Turn the volume up to watch the video. Enjoy.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:38 PM
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Sweet!!!!!!!!!
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Old March 30th, 2014, 11:43 PM
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Gave me tingles
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Nick's Gen III creation

Turning just over 1,000 RPM doing close to 60 purs like a kitten.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:33 PM
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Damn it man. Replace that fuel gauge!!
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Turning just over 1,000 RPM doing close to 60 purs like a kitten.
that just doesn't seem right
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:41 PM
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Agreed change the fuel gauge to VDO. Can you post a photo of the auto shifter?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:45 PM
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fuel

There is a problem with going directly to a VDO fuel or else I would have done it. it is a signal that VDO does not make a direct (or sell an adjustable guage for). You can see picks of the shifter that nick modifies for the 3.9 defenders done in the "SVX build" in the resto thread. If you need a closer shoot look in the tech section under lokar shifter as I believe I posted a thread awhile back.
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Agreed change the fuel gauge to VDO. Can you post a photo of the auto shifter?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:49 PM
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The VDO fuel gauges work with the stock Land Rover senders. You don't need to do anything other than change the gauge. You want the model 301-105, 240 to 33 Ohm range gauge. I've had one for years.

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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:50 PM
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Damn it man. Replace that fuel gauge!!
Its broken. Should be reading empty.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:55 PM
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The VDO fuel gauges work with the stock Land Rover senders. You don't need to do anything other than change the gauge. You want the model 301-105, 240 to 33 Ohm range gauge. I've had one for years.

Thanks for the info. I am off to buy one.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:04 PM
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me too!

Thanks for the info just ordered the last one that summit had in stock before Nick could. Sorry Nick, I will bring my nice gauge by so you can pine for one.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Thanks for the info just ordered the last one that summit had in stock before Nick could. Sorry Nick, I will bring my nice gauge by so you can pine for one.
I already ordered mine.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:41 PM
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Yes but I called pretended to be you and asked if they could change my order from a VDO guage to a set of fuzzy dice and "truck nuts" now that your Defender has some serious balls on it.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 09:03 AM
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Update on my project:

I got the drivetrain in the 110 around the end of February, but of course life got in the way and I haven't touched it since then. But now I have a goal, we are planning a Memorial weekend trip to Moab. There's only a 50/50 chance it will be done by then but at least it's something to work towards!

So the engine is in but it's in the wrong spot. My 110 was originally a 4 cylinder and someone at some point swapped in the 3.5 V8. It seems that they just welded the V8 mounts to the frame where ever the motor landed and not in the factory location. Anyways the t-case is an inch to far back and the intake hits the hood. So I'm going to cut the mounts and move them to the correct location.

This weekend it's wiring! I got my efi harness modified by speartech and it looks sweet. However, I couldn't bring myself to marry the brand new efi harness to a 30 year old rats nest so I picked up a 14 circuit universal chassis harness from Kiwk wire. Wish me luck!
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