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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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TGV Importer or Source

I am in the planning stages of a build and I am looking for a source for a 2.8 TGV. Does anyone know of a current importer/supplier for an engine? Budget in mind I would prefer used if its a reputable source, but I am open.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Have you tried John Putnins in Boulder? He used to have some new ones, don't know if he still does.
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Find a seller in the UK, buy it, and have them air freight it DHL to you. My motor shipped on a Friday afternoon and was in Seattle by Sunday night. It's less expensive than you might think and nobody is going to mess with a crated, heavy air shipment.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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I have one for sale. Brand spanking new sitting on a pallet in my shop. Call me on the shop line: 720-880-7640 or pm or e-mail.

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I got one, used, palleted ready to go. Pm if interested

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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Guys, I have found several viable options, but I am unable to find any of the adapter kits for non-rover drivetrain. Anyone know of a source for the GM transmission adapters? Advanced Adapters has no more, and will not produce anymore.

At this point I may go Isuzu diesel for this reason alone.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Thanks, I have reached out to him as well. With the exchange rate right now I can get a brand new engine for $8000 USD shipped to me! I will see what he has for adapters.
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I hear the M&D has developed Tdi adapters for the 6 speed box used on Pumas.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1706519258...=p5197.c0.m619
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I hear the M&D has developed Tdi adapters for the 6 speed box used on Pumas.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1706519258...=p5197.c0.m619

That's sweet! May be what I go to after this new R380 taps out down the road
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I was going to ask you 2.8 owners if you have been going through R380s quickly. Ashcroft makes a beefed up suffix K/L box with HD bearings, but the 6-speed might be the way to go.
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I was going to ask you 2.8 owners if you have been going through R380s quickly. Ashcroft makes a beefed up suffix K/L box with HD bearings, but the 6-speed might be the way to go.
I wonder if there is a difference between a puma 6-speed and a transit gearbox?
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I was going to ask you 2.8 owners if you have been going through R380s quickly. Ashcroft makes a beefed up suffix K/L box with HD bearings, but the 6-speed might be the way to go.
I only replaced mine for the first time recently, but I think 20 year life is alot to ask regardless. My interest is more in having a large safety margin of ability to handle torque with the 6 speed (versus standing on the edge with the R380/2.8 combo) and the fact that having driving a 2011 in Africa for a month last year with the 6 speed, I realized how sweet that tranny really is.

If you want to understand the difference between the 5 speed vs the 6 speed, watch the AT&T commercial for "more is better". The 6 year old focus group pretty much nails it.

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I was going to ask you 2.8 owners if you have been going through R380s quickly. Ashcroft makes a beefed up suffix K/L box with HD bearings, but the 6-speed might be the way to go.
I have had their K suffix trans in the 130 for a year and a half and its still just an r380. I still don't get why people favor these over lt77's.

I wonder if the M&D 6 speed kit address's the shifter location.The puma shifter is right up against the dash. Not sure if you can re-use r380 or lt77 floors, tunnels, or cross members, seems like that would be good info to put in your ad....
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The main advantage with the 6 speed is a much lower first gear. 5.4:1 versus the 3.7:1 of the R380.
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I have had their K suffix trans in the 130 for a year and a half and its still just an r380. I still don't get why people favor these over lt77's.

I wonder if the M&D 6 speed kit address's the shifter location.The puma shifter is right up against the dash. Not sure if you can re-use r380 or lt77 floors, tunnels, or cross members, seems like that would be good info to put in your ad....
Yeah the shifter location is weird in the puma. I drove one and felt like it was pushed way back because of the new front dash being pushed out. I could see a puma shifter tunnel and possibly seat box. Could just cut the shifter box of the V8 and make it work.

The lower 1st gear is nice but really the 6th gear is just the same as the 5th gear. I'd love a 6 speed in mine with the 7th GKN overdrive for some real cruising.
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The lower 1st gear is nice but really the 6th gear is just the same as the 5th gear. I'd love a 6 speed in mine with the 7th GKN overdrive for some real cruising.
The low first gear allows you to put in higher high range gearing for the top end gearing.
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M&D can source the ZF Auto through Ashcroft so you have one-stop shopping. They fab up the bell housing, but not difficult to do on your own if need be. I'm happy with my setup so far.
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