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Old February 2nd, 2014, 10:37 PM
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:25 PM
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That looks pretty amazing. The fit looks almost factory.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:29 AM
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nice. Can't wait to hear about this kit.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:03 AM
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:16 PM
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Finally made it through this whole thread....

Good to see Nick's multi-year effort on this finally starting to pay off. I know at our local club's annual "Nick's Shop, Pool, and BBQ Experience" this has been in-real-life rover porn for a while now.

I had the pleasure of driving a prototype in Ocotillo Wells last year, and the fact I could spin all 4 wheels in the sand when I hammered it down put a shit eating grin on my face for sure.

It's even got me thinking about tossing the 300Tdi and putting in an LS.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:04 PM
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If you add one of these.... Double the grin factor !
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If you add one of these.... Double the grin factor !
How bout just LSA...says it will fit!
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:47 PM
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I guess if ya got $20k to drop on the engine & box.....
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Old February 4th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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ok, NICE set up!!!!!
What about in a RHD unit??????? that had a 300tdi,HMMMMMM????
It should fit a right hand drive. My only concern is the reversed panhard bar. When you compress the suspension on a LHD, the front axle/diff moves away from the oil pan. On the RHD, it moves closer to the oil pan.

The 300Tdi engine mounts won't work. They are too far back. Not sure if I can use them at this point. Maybe with a clever bracket. I would need a guinea pig.
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Out of curiosity, why are you running driveshafts with double-cardan joints front and rear?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:02 PM
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Out of curiosity, why are you running driveshafts with double-cardan joints front and rear?
3" lift, 35" MTs, 12" travel Bilstein 7100 remote reservoirs, cones, front and rear. It's a rock crawler.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 11:07 AM
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A late model 2-Door Range Rover Classic with an LS motor is one of my dream vehicles - this is going to get me in a lot of trouble...
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Old February 5th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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A late model 2-Door Range Rover Classic with an LS motor is one of my dream vehicles - this is going to get me in a lot of trouble...
Fo sure!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 05:23 AM
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I will be bringing one of nick's creations to Raleigh someone in mid April when I finish my relocation. I won't say which one of his creations but if you want to test drive a 90 with a GM v8 with 300 plus ponies on tap let me know.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:18 AM
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I will be bringing one of nick's creations to Raleigh someone in mid April when I finish my relocation. I won't say which one of his creations but if you want to test drive a 90 with a GM v8 with 300 plus ponies on tap let me know.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Guess this won't fit into a series. The engines overall looks too long even if the transfer case was to be pushed back.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:52 AM
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Guess this won't fit into a series. The engines overall looks too long even if the transfer case was to be pushed back.
Not without major work. I ran a 4.3 V6 for years in my '71 88" but used a NV4500 and Dana 300 coupled to Dana 44 axles. Even this required replacing the front crossmember, using a 4 bolt GM PS box, a modified D90 radiator support,D90 hood and modifying the bulkhead to clear the exhaust manifold.
That said, I've been working on a project for way too long that uses a D90 chassis shortened to fit the 88" body and D90 front bits. It is powered by a LS1/4L60E/Dana 300 all coupled to Currie Hi-pinion 9" axles. It has sat dormant for over 2 years as I've built my new garage. I hope to get it up and running in time for this years MAR and Conclave.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 09:28 AM
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I was thinking of going with a V6. The newer V6 engines have plenty of power considering where I'm coming from. Oh and keeping that 6 speed auto would be sweet and also compact. Finally I was thinking of giving up on the rover transfer case and axles. That way a bolt on transfer case could be used and since my axles are toast anyway, not that big of a deal to get rid of them.

I guess a guy can dream.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Guess this won't fit into a series. The engines overall looks too long even if the transfer case was to be pushed back.
They should, but with a different gearbox. I have a friend running a SBC in his series and it all fits fine. He is using an old 4 speed manual box mated to the Series transfer case.
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