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Old December 26th, 2014, 12:38 PM
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The Hookers are $300 and maintain original driveline. I think what you might save using OEM manifolds will be lost in the long run.
My drive line is already custom as I've streached the w/b to 100" and am fitting a doubler behind the NV4500....

Either way, all I was saying was would it matter that much if the engine was centred side to side between the frame rails but leaving the t'case on its OEM mounts to use OEM GM manifolds.... You would retain the LR drive shafts.

How about just swapping Nicks engine mounts side/side ?
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Old December 26th, 2014, 01:40 PM
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How much of a side to side change is it to move the motor to cebter? You could do the math, but it would cause the drive flanges to then be some small angle off of parallel to the diffs. Not sure if it would matter at all given that the vertical angles change a bit when driving too.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 08:41 PM
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Moving over an inch or so doesn't affect driveshafts. Early 4 cylinder drivetrain is an inch left of where the 300tdi drivetrain sits. With no change to the diff position.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 09:04 PM
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The LS sump is close to the front driveline and 3rd member pinion. Moving the engine over may cause them to hit.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 12:15 AM
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The LS sump is close to the front driveline and 3rd member pinion. Moving the engine over may cause them to hit.
Thanks for the heads up, Nick. Once I get my drive line in I'm going to drop my short block in & do a trial fit before finalizing the engine mount install. Will prob end up with the Hookers but am interested to see how centering the engine goes.

BTW, if I move the engine back 1" to accommodate my radiators shroud ,will I run into any problems at the bulkhead ?

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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, Nick. Once I get my drive line in I'm going to drop my short block in & do a trial fit before finalizing the engine mount install. Will prob end up with the Hookers but am interested to see how centering the engine goes.

BTW, if I move the engine back 1" to accommodate my radiators shroud ,will I run into any problems at the bulkhead ?

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Looks like it will fit.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:50 PM
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CA Y-pipe

Just left the exhaust shop to approve the layout for the California version of the Y-pipe.
Yes, three cats.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 10:37 PM
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Looks like it will fit.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Just left the exhaust shop to approve the layout for the California version of the Y-pipe.
Yes, three cats.
Nice tube work, pity about the cats....
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Went back and thumbed through most of this thread. If i missed the answer sorry. Will this conversion work on a 2004 Disco?
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Went back and thumbed through most of this thread. If i missed the answer sorry. Will this conversion work on a 2004 Disco?
Don't have the D2 engine mounts, D2 shifter cable, or GM engine electronics to Bosch interface. So the short answer is not yet.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 01:17 PM
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Just left the exhaust shop to approve the layout for the California version of the Y-pipe.
Yes, three cats.

That 3rd converter looks awful close to the trans--- it isnt going to cook it?

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Will this conversion work on a 2004 Disco?
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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Old January 2nd, 2015, 01:35 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'd do it, and I know many others that would too, but I doubt it'd be as popular with Discos than with Defenders.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 01:45 PM
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I'd do it, and I know many others that would too, but I doubt it'd be as popular with Discos than with Defenders.
I bet there' a D2 market.
My only experience with a D2 and a 4.6 was my '04 and quite frankly...it was... meh.

A LS V8 would've kicked ass in that truck.

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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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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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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....


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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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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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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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