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Old January 28th, 2014, 12:35 AM
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Nice. I like it. I feel inspired! This is definitely going on my list of future projects.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 05:15 AM
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Can the stock auto console/LT230 shifter be utilized?

Looks like I see a AC compressor..does that interface with the stock setup in the cab or no?

What type of radiator is used?

So the kit has a LT230 adaptor and engine mounts, weld in I assume, anything else? Perhaps a template for the mounts?

This is so much awesome!
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Old January 28th, 2014, 05:39 AM
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Couple more...

1. Which LS motor works/fits between the hood and axle?

2. Any other mods to the Defender itself to fit this...steering linkage, steering, cooling, etc.

3. Custom ECM?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 06:47 AM
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Nick, glad to see this come to fruition- looks fantastic!
What about controlling the whole affair- is the ECU stand alone and part of the package?
I am quite interested in one of the kits- PM me with cost, details, etc when you get a chance.
Thanks, and hope all is well!
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:06 AM
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Is that engine setup going to pass Calf Emissions?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:15 AM
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Jarrod,
I am pretty sure it is the one in the Camaro. 6L80E
GM autos are pretty wide. I had no idea that the ZF auto was that large (granted, I never had one sitting next to a GM trans). Either that or the 6L80E is small. How much further forward was the motor located to keep the transfer case in the same location? Also, which oil pan did you end up using?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:31 AM
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Nice. I was going to ask if this was going into one of the 500 Beluga Black NAS D90s from 1994. Looks like it is.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Can the stock auto console/LT230 shifter be utilized?

Looks like I see a AC compressor..does that interface with the stock setup in the cab or no?

What type of radiator is used?

So the kit has a LT230 adaptor and engine mounts, weld in I assume, anything else? Perhaps a template for the mounts?

This is so much awesome!
That is the stock A/C compressor. Just a pulley change.

The engine mounts BOLT in. No cutting on conversion.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:31 AM
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Couple more...

1. Which LS motor works/fits between the hood and axle?

2. Any other mods to the Defender itself to fit this...steering linkage, steering, cooling, etc.

3. Custom ECM?
The Gen IV truck engines fit. LMG, LC9, LY5, LY6, L92, LSA For the defender, the truck intake clears the hood when you turn it 180 degress. The low car intake fits the Discovery. Yes, this fits Discovery 1 and Classics too.

No mods to the steering box. I will be providing a new aluminum radiator.

There are about 20 configuration changes to two computers. (Can be done with HP Tuners) The ECU and the TCU which is inside the transmission.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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I want 2 please.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:43 AM
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Are you concerned with the HP the Ls1 produces and the stock axles? Do you have a transmission cross member, as well? This is exactly what I was looking for. Marks 4x4 and Advanced Adapters makes a few nice adapters, but I haven't seen one in this configuration yet. Very nice work. Depending on cost, you can add me to the list.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Very slick!

Mentally thinking once I finish my OM617 110 (that my wife will mostly hate to drive) - a clean LHD 110 with this setup would be nice for her.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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I got mine!

But seriously, before everyone starts throwing out credit card numbers, I was lucky enough to be a beta tester. I know Nick wants to put together a very complete kit so I believe he is still working out some details before mass production.

I'm going to start a build thread soon, but here are some quick details of my project. I'm dropping it in a '84 110. The engine and trans are out of a 2011 suburban, so it's a 5.3 aluminum block LC9 with the 6l80e.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:57 AM
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Very excited to see this one in person. Nice work!

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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:09 AM
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will this also work with a 6l45/6l50?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:11 AM
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I got mine! But seriously, before everyone starts throwing out credit card numbers, I was lucky enough to be a beta tester. I know Nick wants to put together a very complete kit so I believe he is still working out some details before mass production. I'm going to start a build thread soon, but here are some quick details of my project. I'm dropping it in a '84 110. The engine and trans are out of a 2011 suburban, so it's a 5.3 aluminum block LC9 with the 6l80e.
How does the weight compare from the Rover engine to the LC9?

This is probably the best combo of power and cost for 90s....315 HP or so? Some HD axles and RPs and you should be good

Though Id be tempted to put in a LSA into a 110/130.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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any options other than the slushbox?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:10 AM
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any options other than the slushbox?
Already asked.. apparently it's a "no" for this gen.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:10 AM
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any options other than the slushbox?
Although manual would be nice behind an LS motor, the auto will cushion the drive line from the additional HP these engines make over stock.... prob a sensible choice not to go manual for the larger output engines if your not going to upgrade the rest of the components... just a thought
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:23 AM
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To me the cost to performance to reliability, this swap was a no brainer compared to all the other options. I picked up the motor, trans, computer, and all the engine accessories for less the cost of a remanufactured 4.6 long block, and the motor had less than 8K miles on it. Yes, I will probably spend more in the long run swapping a bunch of stuff that I would not need to do if I stuck a rover engine back in there, but it was all stuff that was probably going to fail soon anyways. Iím looking at this project as a mechanical and electrical fresh start. Itís getting a custom chassis harness with wires that have the circuit label printed on them and all the plumbing is going to braided hose.

Good Bye Lucas!!!
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