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Old December 28th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Spending $3000 to return to that earth-shattering performance in order to appease the scant few purists out there who probably won't end up buying this thing anywise does not seem... efficient.
I'm not seeing any responses that relate to "purists". Instead I see considerable good advice relative to making it run and drive as cheaply as possible so you can sell it. Engine swaps give no negative impact on value for row trucks as far as originality goes as long as it is an upgrade, but a 2.5na isn't an upgrade. Top speed and hp will be approximately the same with even less acceleration 0-60.
Given the existing mounts and transmission you just bought, a 200tdi would be your ultimate upgrade. Direct bolt in and the only "conversion work" would be plumbing in the diesel fuel filter and converting the fuel tank vent line to the diesel fuel return line, less than an hours additional work.

That said a 200tdi and your existing 1.6 tcase won't work together. A 1.2 would be best in a 90, which are common and readily had for $250 or less.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Old December 28th, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Minor point but the 2.25/2.5 P&D 90s all left factory with 1.4 tcases

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That said a 200tdi and your existing 1.6 tcase won't work together. A 1.2 would be best in a 90, which are common and readily had for $250 or less.
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Spend the money on a 200Tdi.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Exmoor front seats, Brian?

How do the door repairs look at the bottom?

I kinda dig that color....sorta like a battleship gray.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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I say we just help a brotha out by making this a parts thread. We'll pay Brian for disassembly and handling costs as applicable.

I'll take the front seats and the wolfs.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Truck is pretty clean from what I have scene of it, I really haven't gotten under the truck and done any extensive inspection. If someone is interested I will be happy to put it on a lift to take some pics and take a better look!
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Old December 28th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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wow- fur the block to be eroded like that the engine must have run for a good while with a blown head gasket.

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Minor point but the 2.25/2.5 P&D 90s all left factory with 1.4 tcases
Touche'. Was thinking 110. 110's with 2.25's had 1.6's. Desirable 1.4, new r380, recent paint that looks great in pictures.
This thing is crying for a 200 engine to carry it another 25yrs.
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From the looks of it. the truck seems in good shape, it just screams for a 200 engine. If you look at the 200 as a long term investment for this truck, in the end it will be a win IMO (long term resale). If space to do the swap is a problem, what about renting a space to do it with buddies?
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Old December 28th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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From the looks of it. the truck seems in good shape, it just screams for a 200 engine. If you look at the 200 as a long term investment for this truck, in the end it will be a win IMO (long term resale). Space to do the swap seems to be a problem, what about renting a space to do it with buddies?
long term!??????

don't you know that a 200tdi is only good for around 48,000 miles from new?
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Old December 28th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Traded correctly, you could end up with a 200/LT77, get the work done, and have a truck you could break even on.
Then, IF you would undertake a LHD conversion yourself at a later date, you could actually make a penny or two IMHO…

We all can understand your frustration, but you have a decent base/start. And, should you bail on the Rover experience at this early date, you will miss some of the best guys around, and the trucks that bring them all together.

I spent the night in the middle of Nevada one time, swearing off Rovers FOREVER!! 25 years later, I am very glad I didn't listen to myself!! They are fickle, but in both good and annoying ways. But, as 2015 looms, the option to acquire one of these trucks and get to the point of understanding them before they go the way of Series I's is quickly upon us…

Fix it, drive it, enjoy it, and get to know it- you'll be glad you did!!
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Old December 28th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Maybe your best bet is someone like Jeff who knows rovers, does his own work, and is close enough to go take a good look at it in person and decide if it's a good enough foundation to work from for his goals. You might be better off trying to get him up to $13k or something and walking away. Or take $12.5k (assuming he's serious) and run :D
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Well, I don't act very serious...but you know what I mean!

Buy this Defender and sell me your Hunter. You know it will be in a good home. I dont think youve owned a Defender yet..
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