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Old December 3rd, 2016, 06:41 PM
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Couldn't afford the $350 to ceramic coat the exhaust manifolds, so got them media blasted locally & painted with VHT ceramic paint. Then cooked them in the oven as per the curing instruction.

Came out pretty good

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Old December 3rd, 2016, 07:48 PM
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Old December 3rd, 2016, 07:54 PM
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Old December 4th, 2016, 12:35 PM
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Any videos of LS swapped Defenders doing this?

https://www.facebook.com/dakotacusto...8440172937467/

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...944485097&_rdr
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Old December 17th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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Gents,
I'm Looking at building an NV4500 to Gen I Chevy 350 using Nicks kit in my '83 110. No it's not as fancy or refined as the LS build, but I'm trying to keep it carburated and under budget and also minimize down time, as it's my daily driver. One thing I'm uncertain about is the motor mounts. Anyone seen this type of setup or have any advice? Cheers!
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Old December 17th, 2016, 12:16 PM
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Gents,
I'm Looking at building an NV4500 to Gen I Chevy 350 using Nicks kit in my '83 110. No it's not as fancy or refined as the LS build, but I'm trying to keep it carburated and under budget and also minimize down time, as it's my daily driver. One thing I'm uncertain about is the motor mounts. Anyone seen this type of setup or have any advice? Cheers!
Why go SBC, a good used LM7 will be more reliable, better fuel economy and all the parts are now available. I can't see it being any cheaper unless you have motor sitting in your shop & you'd have had to pay for that already.... why reinvent the wheel ?

If you want to minimise the downtime then going LS is the better way, you can prep all the parts up front, use Nick's bolt-in engine mounts if your already have a V8 or the weld-in if not.... just a thought.
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The SBC keeps all mechanical and anything is an improvement over the 2.25 for power and fuel economy.

Do you know if the engine mounts on the SBC and LS are in the same position?
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Old December 17th, 2016, 02:47 PM
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The SBC keeps all mechanical and anything is an improvement over the 2.25 for power and fuel economy.

Do you know if the engine mounts on the SBC and LS are in the same position?
Looking at the SBC/LS conversion brackets offered by ICT, I'd say not. You'll need to come up with some after you have the drive line installed & bolted up onto the t'case mounts.

Why not go this route...

How to Swap in a Carb-Equipped LS Engine - Super Chevy Magazine

Best of both worlds then & will make the install easier too. I'm not sure of costs but by the time you've purchased the carb conversion stuff it might work out more expensive than just converting the EFI to stand-alone.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 03:21 PM
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Looks like $300 just for the LS carb intake.. another $300 for a carb.... not sure id go the carb route at that price.
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Go with one of those new, standalone fuel injection systems, instead of a carb. FiTech, Edelbrock E-Street, FAST Fuel Injection Kit, etc. Lots on the market now.

https://www.amazon.com/FiTech-Fuel-I...eywords=FiTech
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Old December 17th, 2016, 04:32 PM
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Nice find, Andy, I'll have to look into that one a bit more. I will look into that/those conversion brackets or fab my own if needed.

Kent, I was looking at that option further down the road.

Thanks for the quick advice, all.
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Go with one of those new, standalone fuel injection systems, instead of a carb. FiTech, Edelbrock E-Street, FAST Fuel Injection Kit, etc. Lots on the market now.

https://www.amazon.com/FiTech-Fuel-I...eywords=FiTech
And why spend the money on that when making the factory GM gen III loom stand-alone is so easy, all the tech is available on-line and costs about $200 to do including getting the ECM reflashed ???
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And why spend the money on that when making the factory GM gen III loom stand-alone is so easy, all the tech is available on-line and costs about $200 to do including getting the ECM reflashed ???
Perhaps not the best option for his situation, but a good mod for some applications. I'm considering it for my 3.9, because I'm having issues with the 20 yr old fuel injection system.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:20 PM
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Perhaps not the best option for his situation, but a good mod for some applications. I'm considering it for my 3.9, because I'm having issues with the 20 yr old fuel injection system.

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Well... That just sounds like the ideal time to ditch the 3.9 and go LS !
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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:30 PM
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Well... That just sounds like the ideal time to ditch the 3.9 and go LS !
~$1500 vs. ~$10k+ Easy decision for me. Haha

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Little update... found I couldn't get the bonnet closed as it fouled the plenum on the 5.3, so, after a bit of work with the zip disc & a clean up it's all good now. The MAP sensor will need remote mounting as it wouldn't clear the bonnet even with the front cross brace cut out but that's no big issue as there is a spare port on the side of the plenum that it can be piped into.





The bolts for the throttle bracket needed swapping out to button heads and the boss behind them was trimmed also for extra clearance.



Other than that I just need to extend a few wires as I also moved the loom back a bit for extra clearance and there short now and find a permanent plug for the old MAP sensor port.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:33 PM
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The Evil Dr. Markiw set me up. First he sells me a bum 5.3 that died after 26,000 miles and then he evily plotted in my brain (subliminally), that I should replace the toasted 5.3l at 285Hp with a 6.0L Gen III with 345 HP. now being a GM zombie I was forced by the Evil Dr. to go out and purchase such long block knowing full well the leaps forward in HP can never be undone.


I will get you back mr. markiw for cursing me with ever been made aware that a land rover actually needs the heart of a GM motor!!!!
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Old March 21st, 2017, 02:53 PM
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I think we need the Evil Dr. Markiw (EDM) to make a Gen III kit again.


Polling - who is in for a GEN III kit from the DR.!!!!


EDM Shout EDM Do the Wave EDM GIVE US A GEM III alternative.


Who's with me??????
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Old March 21st, 2017, 02:58 PM
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Im with you Clay...

Interesting timing.. Was looking into a 6.0 Gen III Nv4500 to Lt230 options for my S1..
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Im with you Clay...

Interesting timing.. Was looking into a 6.0 Gen III Nv4500 to Lt230 options for my S1..


Right now with the Gen III if I wanted an auto I am stuck with my current setup which is a 4l60e and a BW drop right T case. Not an ideal setup. No parking brake but this was Nick's prototype so...I could have ponied up and gone for the Gen 4 but no funds. .


Well as soon as EDM comes up with a solution for trashing the rest of the drive train (not the engine) I will seriously have to look into it.


I hope the 4l60e holds up for a little while longer.
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