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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:00 PM
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A/C Brackets

Factory Sanden compressor.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Out with the old, in with the new.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:48 AM
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Uh oh...my ceiling isn't that tall

...joking, joking

Heck, even the Boss is exited about More Power in her ride.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Nice job Nick.
We have a set up in the works from Nick and will be doing all we can to assist Nick with this venture and will be posting the build on line.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:05 AM
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Nice job Nick. We have a set up in the works and will be doing all we can to assist Nick with this venture and will be posting the build on line.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Don't frown. Its Nick's baby. We won't be selling anything, just helping him as much as we can and getting the info. on his kit out there.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Old January 31st, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Looks like Nick's truck took too many viagra......
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Given how sweet and clean the power terrain swap is, the engine bay could use a quick detailing as well.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:20 AM
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Given how sweet and clean the power terrain swap is, the engine bay could use a quick detailing as well.
Maybe I will put Clay to work on that task.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:45 PM
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what about the gauge cluster? Are you buying all new gauges and building a new dash cluster? If the factory gauges still work I'd be really impressed and surprised.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:53 PM
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This thread has gotten 5k views in 5 days. I think that's a pretty clear sign that a lot of us could get excited about a late model v8 for our rovers. I am also looking forward to the end result and interested in details/cost/availability on the kit, when it's ready.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:55 PM
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what about the gauge cluster? Are you buying all new gauges and building a new dash cluster? If the factory gauges still work I'd be really impressed and surprised.

VDO gauges will fit in the stock panel. Swapping in something else with compatable senders isn't a big deal.

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Old January 31st, 2014, 02:25 PM
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Clay let's chat you have my contact info. Here's what I have done and have on the streets.


Bad ass! Anyway I'd like to see a parts list to these builds after its all said and done.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 02:36 PM
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what about the gauge cluster? Are you buying all new gauges and building a new dash cluster? If the factory gauges still work I'd be really impressed and surprised.
The VDO Vision Black gages are a direct fit and look like stock. The only difference is you can actually see them at night!

The tach and coolant temp gages have to be replaced. The programmable speedo is a good option. Just use the GEMS VSS with it.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:15 PM
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Very nice work. That transmission is the key. Up until now, every GM V8 swap I've seen in a rover has been a giant kludge with lots of compromises. This makes me want to find a clean 95 RRC just for this swap.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:32 PM
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work no way

Hell I have got my own problems/projects especially since you keep making yourself available to help me clean up my crap.
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Maybe I will put Clay to work on that task.
Anyway a plug for Nick - if you haven't figured out he is meticulous and has a "never give up attitude". He helped me with a wire and fire of the 4.6 in my project truck that had every possible case scenerio go wrong from a technical standpoint - from my hoses off the tank being reversed, a new pump housing that was clogged, oil pump not operating at full pressure.... you name it he figured it out. I was highly impressed and thankful as my project would never have been completed without his help.

He continues to make himself available to his friends and local acquaintances.


There is a lot of engineering that has already taken place on this conversion by Nick and a lot of dead ends he has had to face and go in another direction to make this possible. I think he may be a bit OC on getting this exactly right and ready to be as trouble free as it can be for anyone who intends to go with this kit...or else in his mind and everyone elses "why bother to go with something that is just as unrealiable as the current rover set up."

------ Follow up post added January 31st, 2014 10:38 PM ------

sorry rabling here but Nick does have several other items he has engineered such as fitting a Lokar shifter to a rover automatic in case you want to change your R380 to a classic tranny which includes a block off plate for the whole left when you take ou the clutch pedal. It clears the Defender AC and puts the shifter in the same spot as the original stick.

He made his own X brake set up but I am not sure if he has any intentions on making more or marketing that.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:50 PM
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Out with the old, in with the new.
Is that a BW coming out?

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Old February 1st, 2014, 12:02 AM
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Is that a BW coming out?

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No, LT230, ZF auto, and 3.9L coming out. (It was an auto conversion with a Lokar shifter)
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 10:33 PM
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