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Today installed a 250 in a RHD 1988 2 door 110.

To get everything ready installed the pilot bushing and housing, installed the flywheel, adapter, R380 stumpy, and bolted a 1.22 LT230 on the back.

It took about an hour to install and the engine, transmission and transfer-case as a single unit and have the 4 motor mounts bolted to the frame.

We paid $125 for the engine and it had the factory power steering pump and alternator with all the mounting brackets.

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If you have RHD without AC, and have your own factory Power Steering, and Alternator with the mounts, then you need the following kit that includes:
RH Metal Motor Mount 4 Cyl Frame 230 250 Engines
LH Metal Motor Mount 4 Cyl Frame 230 250 Engines
Belhousing adapter, All Inline 6 Engines
Belhousing adapter dust shield, All Inline 6 Engines
Pilot Bushing, All Inline 6 Engines

Shipping is not included, but I will send you a total once everything is packed and you can send the shipping payment via paypal.

There is also a pre-purchase terms and conditions that needs to be signed before you can receive a kit.
I am still working on the installation guide.

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Old October 28th, 2019, 07:06 AM
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It took me longer to remove the diesel radiator and intercooler, diesel fuel filter, 12V fuel pump, sedimenter, and flush the fuel tank; than it did to prep and install the Chevy 250.
The power steering return line went right on the factory Saignaw PS pump, the original pressure line will be mated to the factory pressure line at a hydraulic shop.
The alternator wires reach.
What an easy install.
Am convinced it can be accomplished in a weekend by any DIY guy (see posts 24 and 32).
Will post more pictures when I have time to finish up the rest of the install.
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Old October 29th, 2019, 07:32 PM
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The conversion Kit is available to install a Chevy 250 in a 90, 110, 130 as long as your engine has the factory Power Steering, and Alternator with the mounting brackets.
This kit includes:
RH Metal Motor Mount 4 Cyl Frame 230 250 Engines
LH Metal Motor Mount 4 Cyl Frame 230 250 Engines
Belhousing adapter, All Inline 6 Engines
Belhousing adapter dust shield, All Inline 6 Engines
Pilot Bushing, All Inline 6 Engines

Shipping is not included.
PM or email to be added to the kit price mailing list.
Mailings due out this week.
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Old November 2nd, 2019, 01:06 PM
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I better get your kit packed up and shipped!
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I better get your kit packed up and shipped!
Oh no rush.. I'm now looking into using the Holley Sniper and ditch the carb so trying to figure all that first.
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Old November 10th, 2019, 09:34 AM
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We used the Holley 2300 2bbl.
The machinist had to make an adapter, seen in the pictures below.

https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...per_2300_2bbl/
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The $125 Chevy 250 is up and running in a 110 as our prototype.
It's not painted and pretty like Brian's install, but for now it will be functional.
This engine came out of a 1984 C20 pickup with a little over 46,000 miles.
The engine was pulled because the original carb was gummed up from sitting and the engine wouldn't start.
Installed a used Rochester and it runs fine with good oil pressure.
I spent about 2 days on it hooking up everything removing all the diesel stuff and taking notes for the installation guide so it was slower than my normally much faster pace.

Runs smooth and quiet with good oil pressure.
Only had to have a single #6 union made for the power steering pressure lines that cost $6 an end ($12 total).
Am busy installing brakes, clutch hydraulics and so on.
The exhaust is connected to the original Land Rover exhaust with a custom front pipe I made and welded together.
Engine is really quiet and incredibly smooth.
Just need to clean up the wiring and install the sending units for the gauges.
This vehicle has AC, so will need to mount the AC compressor, condenser, dryer, and lines.
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We used the Holley 2300 2bbl.

The machinist had to make an adapter, seen in the pictures below.



https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...per_2300_2bbl/


Good to know. I知 still sourcing some parts I need. I値l be running the same manifold. I now have two engines..... don稚 ask.

This is now the motor I知 installing. I致e started measuring for PS and alternator. Yup going to be some clearance issues. I seem to have some after market brackets that are adjustable. The power steering is mounted below the alternator. I am definitely interested in a right side alternator bracket and I知 not running ac. I知 working on getting everything set up and organized then pull the little lump . Great work on the 110 and thanks for all the time and research you have put into the kits.




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Old November 10th, 2019, 05:42 PM
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Those are the eBay brackets that absolutely stink.
Bought a set and when I got around to fitting them realized how bad they really are... absolutely terrible
What were they thinking putting the PS pump underneath the alternator and extending all that bulky metal so far from the mounting points when you don't have to.

The later integrated head with intake manifold PS pump bracket clears the fender well like the one we just installed, see post 69.

The early factory PS pump mount from the engines with removable manifolds will push the pump too far left where it doesn't clear the fender well.

We are currently prototyping the ancillary mounts for the 250.
The 292 PS pump mount is too long for the shorter 250, so we are working on a DIY PS pump and alternator mount that can be welded on to the early PS pump mount and put the PS pump right where it needs to be.
We only have 2 of the factory brackets and will be able to send one of these to Brian when he installs PS in his 90 (see post 24), and can send you a fully completed bracket for the production cost to complete your install kit that you already purchased.
See a picture of the add-on bracket below.
Will get some better pictures when time allows.

We also have a scratch built PS pump mount on the drawing board.

On another subject, those dual exhaust manifolds just barely clear the bulkhead on a 292, but were too close for comfort so I didn't use them.
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I was not too pleased with the brackets that are on the motor. Ive been looking at the after market options and they either won't work or look poorly engineered.
I will definitely take your mount if you have one to spare. Thanks for the heads up on the headers.
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I was not too pleased with the brackets that are on the motor. Ive been looking at the after market options and they either won't work or look poorly engineered.
I will definitely take your mount if you have one to spare. Thanks for the heads up on the headers.
Started down this road with the 292 first than the 250 thinking this will be easy.
We have a left over adapter from the last batch of 4 cylinder adapters and we have the casting mold and the machine shop has the program and you can buy after market ancillary mounts on ebay, piece of cake, right?
Kind of, but not exactly.
We are building our own ancillary mounts and it is never as easy as you initially think.
Will post up some pictures when I get a chance.

Over the years, I was a diesel head and every time I drive the 292 powered 110. think why didn't I do this 15 years ago?
The answer is was so into the diesel scene that I kept ignoring the signs.
People would contact me and say, my wife and children don't like the diesel smell.
This diesel is too slow and the only solution you have is a the 3.0 4 cylinder gasoline engine or another diesel, can'y you come up with something better?
I kept working on the diesels, understanding their weak points and always fixing them.
We installed an Isuzu 2,8 TDI in our sons Range Rover.
Our daughter drove a Jetta Diesel, and I had two diesel powered 110s.
I spent a year developing the OM617 conversion which was my best work to date.
Then it happened within a weeks time.
The Jetta quit in western VA, was towed to 2 different shops who couldn't fix it.
One of the 110s with a 200TDI developed a IP leak that was too bad to drive it a week after I changed the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt.
Our British Red Cross 110 with an Iveco engine was still driving after pulling the engine and spending lots of time to replace the head gasket timing belt and all the oil seals.
We went to the trouble to install AC in it with a high output alternator.
Was driving down the interstate and heard a belt squeal.
Pulled over and one of the alternator belts was gone and the other was chewed up and upside down.
Further inspection revealed that the timing belt idler pulley had broken and the idler had pushed and chewed through the timing cover and the only thing holding it in place was the alternator belt.
I got off the interstate and drove 20 MPH all the way home.
Three broken within a week, 2 daily drivers and the backup vehicle!
I threw the towel in and decided to drive something more reliable.
Knew that diesel fuel has all the lubricant removed and that my days of driving small mechanical diesels were numbered.
Diesel was more expensive at the pump.
It was time for a change.

Wanted more power and reliability and was sick of putting all the effort into something that was unreliable and under-powered.
The engine had to be cheap, plentiful, and have enough power to not vary speed by 10 to 15 MPH on an upgrade.
So went to the gasoline powered incline 6 cylinder with over the counter parts support and never looked back.
With metal timing gears, HEI, and the Holly Sniper, it is as modern as it needs to be with bullet proof reliability.

Am even going to put an inline 6 in a 130 and kit it out for camping.
My previous plan was to build a 110 Dormobile camper, but that was based on something sized for a 4 cylinder diesel and those days are gone forever.
We purged 26 diesel engines and some Rover V8s to get back floor space in the shop and have never looked back!

Enough about the reasons for building these kits, the good news is they are becoming available.
Brian has his 250 up and running in his 90 and our British Red Cross 110 will be on the road with a $125 Chevy 250 under the hood in a few days.
Then will finish the installation guide and start shipping out these kits.

Thanks to everyone who has waited so patiently.
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GM - Chevy 250 Engine Conversion

Here is a video I had my son take of my 90 with the 250/4.1L inline 6 conversion (R380 stumpy and 1.4 transfer case)...from 0-100 Km/h. I couldn稚 keep accelerating in the video since I was in town, but it cruises nice in 5th and will still pull nicely even if your speed dips. As noted in prior posts, I can now accelerate quickly onto the highway and into intersections as well as keep up with normal traffic.

As you can see, I知 not getting on it too hard at all in this video and it gets up and goes nicely...capable of much more for sure.

As you can hear...my transfer case does have a whine, which is quite loud at higher speeds. It is definitely coming from my LT230 transfer case and I believe this is the input gear bearing, so I値l be sorting that out this winter. I think I知 actually going to get a rebuilt Ashcroft 1.2 LT230 to replace it since it has the 1.4 and has a few leaks (I want to improve drivability and reliability so that next summer is headache free as much as possible).

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great video. Amazing how quite it is, yup this is definitely for me.
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