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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Old October 17th, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Looking to marry up my 6L80e to Nick's Adapter and my transfer case this weekend and hopefully get it into the chassis. Any tips or things to look out for from those who are further along?
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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:57 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears.
Puts it back a bit (~7.5") but was thinking of using a cable type triple stick setup for hi/lo, range box & diff loc.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 07:21 PM
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shifter bracket

Finished the Lokar lower cable bracket.

Started on the LandRover cable shifter bracket and lever. Bad news is the stock cable is too short. The 6L80e selector shaft is 5" farther forward than the ZF. Slight delay while I a have a custom cable made. Good news is the new cable will be about $80, not $300 like LR charges.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Finished the Lokar lower cable bracket.

Started on the LandRover cable shifter bracket and lever. Bad news is the stock cable is too short. The 6L80e selector shaft is 5" farther forward than the ZF. Slight delay while I a have a custom cable made. Good news is the new cable will be about $80, not $300 like LR charges.
Nice nick
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Old October 20th, 2014, 08:30 PM
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Install Tips

Some install tips, no particular order.
1. Remove the exhaust manifolds. You will end up slamming them into the steering linkage on the way in. Also give you access to the engine mounts. The stock exhaust manifolds are discarded.
2. Remove the intake manifold. It needs to be rotated 180 degrees anyway. Too much risk of getting damaged.
3. Remove any shifter linkage (transfer case and transmission) These can be installed from the tunnel opening.
4. Install the harness on the engine and connect the transmission connector prior to bolting up the LT230. The transfer case traps the transmission electrical connector.
4. Leave the engine mounts (Energy Suspension and aluminum plate) loose to allow alignment.
5. Leave the power steering pump off until engine has been installed. Too much risk smashing it on the steering box.
6. If possible, drop in the engine/transmission/LT230 in one shot. Else, engine/transmission in one shot.
7. Install the adapter onto the transmission first. Then the LT230 onto the adapter. Don't forget the two alignment dowels between the adapter and LT230. Also, the two 40mm bolts need sealant as they are open to gear oil. The tail housing is dry, so no gaskets required there. Good time to install a new input shaft seal in the LT230.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:41 AM
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So are there any options to use a manual trans with this motor? Changing a truck out to auto is just wrong imho .. I like the engine though if you are into a gas setup.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 07:31 AM
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Randy,

Randy,
Check through the thread as there is discussion about the NV4500 for the GM
Gen III and I think there may be another option for the Gen IV but Nick can comment if the NV4500 will also work with the Gen IV

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So are there any options to use a manual trans with this motor? Changing a truck out to auto is just wrong imho .. I like the engine though if you are into a gas setup.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Randy,
Check through the thread as there is discussion about the NV4500 for the GM
Gen III and I think there may be another option for the Gen IV but Nick can comment if the NV4500 will also work with the Gen IV
Just follow the GenIII thread here for discussion of my NV4500 install : http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=52933
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Old October 21st, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:53 AM
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Engine and trans purchased.....just waiting for Nick to get parts together.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Engine and trans purchased.....just waiting for Nick to get parts together.
Was it an lc9 off the back of a ups freight truck? Mine got lifted somewhere.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:07 AM
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Engine and trans purchased.....just waiting for Nick to get parts together.
Nice! Which one of those rigs is getting it?
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 03:23 PM
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Was it an lc9 off the back of a ups freight truck? Mine got lifted somewhere.
No it couldn't be the same LC9. Did yours look like this?
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Nice! Which one of those rigs is getting it?
I had a ACR 4.8 long block ordered for the 95 RRC SWB and decided I would much rather have a LS4. I'll do something else with the 4.8l
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Some install tips, no particular order.
1. The stock exhaust manifolds are discarded.
What exhaust manifolds are you using then ?
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 03:32 PM
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What exhaust manifolds are you using then ?
Hooker 8501, listed in the BOM.
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No it couldn't be the same LC9. Did yours look like this?
Great grab was watching that myself
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Great grab was watching that myself
I bought the other one that was on eBay at same time and ups freight has misplaced it for two weeks is MIA.
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Hooker 8501, listed in the BOM.

Won't the original ones fit ?
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 05:18 PM
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Won't the original ones fit ?

Nope
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