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Old January 2nd, 2015, 02:29 PM
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Don't have the D2 engine mounts, D2 shifter cable, or GM engine electronics to Bosch interface. So the short answer is not yet.
So is that a yes for the future? I'd buy one and I haven't got my 2004 Disco yet :-)
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 03:16 PM
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I've said this on the other 4x4 forum I'm on: "There are very few problems in this world that cannot be fixed by a Gen III/IV GM V8."
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:54 PM
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Wouldn't that be a game changer. I'd wager that most D90/110's are still running on their original Vee-Eights while many Discovery II's have died due to bad block syndrome.
But since the value just isn't there; would it be worth it?

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I have a buddy who had a Disco II that suffered from bad block syndrome....


Great thread - nice work
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:06 PM
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I'm rebuilding my D2's motor at present, if an LS option would have been available now I'd have gone that route. Even a high km LM7 would be a better bet than a 4.6. For what I've spent on the 4.6 top hat block rebuild I could have virtually paid for the conversion.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Coming late to the party here but I just had to ask this question on an 'outside chance' things might go my way.

I'm in the planning stages of a rebuild of my 1967 109 nada. The engine has already been swapped out and a lot of the current body panels are pilfered from other trucks so I'm not worrying about originality. I'm getting a new chassis built regardless. I 'was' planning to have it built with coil springs to suit a 300 tdi drivetrain but I have the option of any land rover parts at no extra cost. I was briefly considering doing a complete discovery v8 drivetrain but I'm not crazy about that engine. As part of the coil/disc brake/ PS conversion I'll be running with disco axles/wheels/ steering.

so the Question: Is there any way to set up the chassis to fit this conversion and retain the series front body work (i could handle moving the headlights to the wings if it made the difference)

If so I'd love a PM with the pricing info and shopping list

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 10:28 PM
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Stock Trans Cooler Lines

Nick,
Any reason I could not modify and use my stock GM transmission cooler lines? My thought would be to use existing routing and then connect to cooler using flex lines. Looks like it should clear front drive shaft but wanted to see if there was anything you found that might cause me to reconsider.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 10:50 PM
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Nick,
Any reason I could not modify and use my stock GM transmission cooler lines? My thought would be to use existing routing and then connect to cooler using flex lines. Looks like it should clear front drive shaft but wanted to see if there was anything you found that might cause me to reconsider.
Matt,

I looked at doing that but found out the driveline will eventually hit the lines on the right side.
So I went the other route.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:37 AM
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Matt,

I looked at doing that but found out the driveline will eventually hit the lines on the right side.
So I went the other route.


Humm that's the road I have been heading down! I wonder if the Ozzy car lines are a little different as they don't look that close
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Old January 6th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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Coming late to the party here but I just had to ask this question on an 'outside chance' things might go my way.

I'm in the planning stages of a rebuild of my 1967 109 nada. The engine has already been swapped out and a lot of the current body panels are pilfered from other trucks so I'm not worrying about originality. I'm getting a new chassis built regardless. I 'was' planning to have it built with coil springs to suit a 300 tdi drivetrain but I have the option of any land rover parts at no extra cost. I was briefly considering doing a complete discovery v8 drivetrain but I'm not crazy about that engine. As part of the coil/disc brake/ PS conversion I'll be running with disco axles/wheels/ steering.

so the Question: Is there any way to set up the chassis to fit this conversion and retain the series front body work (i could handle moving the headlights to the wings if it made the difference)

If this helps, this is my 109 with a 3.9, I was able to keep the radiator support in posistion, in phase two I am considering the GEM4 instead of a diesel so I expect it to fit just fine while keeping the headlights. Oh and the chassi is a 95 discovery stretched.

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Old January 6th, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Do you have the rest of it built yet? Curious how your clearance is around the engine at the bulkhead. It's relatively far back so I would imagine you had to narrow at least one of the footwells... the LS mounted in the same spot would be even wider.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 04:13 PM
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I'm curious to see how the bulkhead bolts up to a disco frame. Maybe start a build thread so we don't hijack this one?
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Old January 7th, 2015, 07:37 AM
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Sorry don't want to hijack just tryimg to respond to "Rambler Rods" post I plan to start a Build thread in February after paint is complete

But to answer the bulkhead clearance question attached is a photo. the interior tunnel was built by a PO when the installed a ZF. I was done ok so I choose to leave it. We had to rebuild the underseat storage boxes as they had been removed.

Bulkhead is bolted and welded this was due to the bottom attached points of the bulkhead falling off when we removed it and I couldn't find a clean bulkhead for a reasonable cost details later. A compromise that I had to make for a number of reasons
More in seperate post

I think the GM 4 and six speed would be a nice fit, even though I prefer a diesel
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Old January 7th, 2015, 09:24 AM
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killer deal on teflon braided hose for anyone looking for fuel lines.

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Old January 7th, 2015, 09:34 AM
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Sorry don't want to hijack
No no, I meant me hijacking. But please don't wait to start a build thread!
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Old January 8th, 2015, 03:44 PM
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Lhd rrc

It has come to my attention on the RRC, LHD, with air suspension there is and interference issue. The left, outboard shock tower will hit the GM power steering pump.

You have two options. Convert to coils and move the shocks inboard (inside the coil spring). Or someone can send me a shock tower so I can build one that doesn't interfere with the power steering pump.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Discovery 1/RRC Radiator

Just got the D1/RRC radiator finished. This one uses 12" fans.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:14 PM
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What's your timeframe? I am sure some of our RRC hoarders here have one, but if not, I could send you one in about a month (I'm taking it to galvy later this month so can't send it right now). Just need it back in a couple of months.

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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:50 AM
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6.2L on the wayyyyyy

Purchased a used complete 2013 6.2L 6L80E 4wd from gas huffer. I have the adapter kit sitting at SWR Automotive in Albuquerque, along with the majority of the items from the BOM list. Probably like most, I ran into the issue of Rover-Tracks not being on line anymore, but I already have their exhaust system in the Discovery 1. Fingers crossed I don't need any of the items from the list.

I went with the ceramic coated exhaust manifolds, instead of plain...don't like rust. I wanted to get an upgraded/updated intake. Very few available on the market. The one from FAST, and another new one from MSD...both have received less than favorable reviews. Apparently they are great if you have a modified engine that needs the air volume, but for a stock motor, you can very little for the $900 manifold, and $350 105mm throttle body.

I may get an upgraded four core brass radiator, but will wait until the engine is in, and I can get true clearance measurements. Can't wait till the motor arrives!!!! Rob Dassler will be doing the work, and it's going to be a Beta for several others that are waiting in line for this update/upgrade. http://www.swrautomotive.net

Here are some pics of the desert beast it's going into:


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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:54 AM
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Whoa! That's going to be some true mad max $h!t right there! Nice project! Enjoying the read!
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Old January 12th, 2015, 02:13 PM
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Stock Trans Cooler Lines

Definitely does not look like enough clearance for stock lines and prop shaft.
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