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Old September 26th, 2014, 07:39 AM
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Are y'all using a stock radiator, or using something LS specific? Mine took a crap, and I don't want to buy a replacement, if I'll have to buy an different one with the swap.

Thanks!
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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Not to speak for Nick but you need a new radiator for this swap not the rover radiator .
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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Radiators coming soon!

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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Sweet! Btw, did you get my pm? Wondering if all adapters are spoken for. Thanks!
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Old October 8th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Old October 8th, 2014, 04:05 PM
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Hi, this looks awesome! I have a defender 50th in Australia with a ls2 and 6l80 sitting next to it waiting to be dropped in. I have been waiting 7 months for an adapter to be built locally and in desperation have just found this thread as it doesn't appear to be happening. As such, do you have any kits available and if so would you be prepared to send overseas and whats the cost? If none are currently available do you have any plans for future batches?

Many Thanks,

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Old October 9th, 2014, 04:48 AM
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Defender radiator.
Pretty!
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Old October 12th, 2014, 10:48 AM
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Fuel Line Question

Open question to all. I am preparing to run fuel lines all the way from tank to engine. My original fuel lines and I had parted ways long ago. Any reason why I wouldn't want to just run some sort of synthetic rubber line the full path from tank to filter/regulator to Engine. Seems like there are many choices suitable for fuel and pressure. Other option would be to fab something similar to stock. Replacements from RN looks like crazy money and I will still wind up modifying. Looking for pros and cons vs hardline. Any info or perspective would be appreciated.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Open question to all. I am preparing to run fuel lines all the way from tank to engine. My original fuel lines and I had parted ways long ago. Any reason why I wouldn't want to just run some sort of synthetic rubber line the full path from tank to filter/regulator to Engine. Seems like there are many choices suitable for fuel and pressure. Other option would be to fab something similar to stock. Replacements from RN looks like crazy money and I will still wind up modifying. Looking for pros and cons vs hardline. Any info or perspective would be appreciated.
Matt,
Here is my 2 cents. Keep the regulator close to the fuel rail. Less pressure drop. i.e. Put it in the engine compartment. You have to use high pressure fuel injector hose. About $5/ft. Tubing is always preferred. Same reason brake hoses are short as possible. Less expansion and pressure drop.

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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Also not to mention the fact that the ethanol content is really messing with everything except metal lines....personally I would run tubing as much as possible...buy it in bulk and just run it yourself..compression fitting for the ends work great where you need to change to flexible sections..
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Old October 12th, 2014, 04:20 PM
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no to detract from the thread but wouldn't a P38 with a Gen III or Gen IV be awesome .

O.. BTW the I am still raving about my Gen III kit. I love it, love it, love it. All I hear now is KM2 and wind noise with the top off, I can not hear the motor running at all. Its typical operating RPM is 1000 - 2000 rpm. I have not really noticed much of an improvement on mileage but I am pushing a super aerodynamic defender at warp speed so I can't understand why not, yuck yuck.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:54 PM
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I'm considering Chevy 350 engine conversion on my '94 D90 and would love to hear more about your experience (part sourcing, cost, etc.).


Thank you.


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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:40 PM
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A little LS LR delight... Jim 'Giggle Pin' Marsden winning the prologue for King of the Glens 2014, crank the volume & enjoy

http://youtu.be/Uz2uxxKZFPg
YES YES AND YES, starting the transformation on mine this weekend
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:17 PM
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I'm considering Chevy 350 engine conversion on my '94 D90 and would love to hear more about your experience (part sourcing, cost, etc.).

Thank you.

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Why bother with an old piece of tech when you can pick up a 5.3 LM7 for $500 and have efi ?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:29 PM
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Why bother with an old piece of tech when you can pick up a 5.3 LM7 for $500 and have efi ?
x2 a Chevy 350 was THE motor till about 1992 now there are so many better options that I wouldn't consider a 350. Read this thread, drool, then go find an LS engine on the cheap.

The rest is just time and money, if you're going one off then you better be sure you have both or a lot of one or the other
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
Those things are works of art.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:19 PM
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Those things are works of art.
I'm still drooling over mine.....


So, next project for Nic is a cheap crawler box (cause I can't afford an Ashcroft one) using the guts out a BW transfer case ;~)
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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I'm still drooling over mine.....


So, next project for Nic is a cheap crawler box (cause I can't afford an Ashcroft one) using the guts out a BW transfer case ;~)
The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Chance do yourself a favor and send Nick a PM. How are the radiators coming and the brackets to use a rover shifter?
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