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  1. Defender Technical Discussions
    Hi all, I am working on getting a D110 and plan on swapping out the transmission for an automatic, so other family members can take part in the rugged goodness of the defender. Talking with many different folks there are many different opinions on the right way to approach an auto conversion...
  2. Defender Technical Discussions
    Hi Folks, I have a 1992 Defender 110 and I'm working on it for more than 1 year in Chicago. It has original 2.5 diesel engine on it and I would like to swap with LS3 or similiar engine. Where can I get those engine conversion kits ? Do you have any recommendations for any engine shops in IL?
  3. Defender Technical Discussions
    Hi guys I’m interested in the ECR R380 gear box conversion does any one have any images they can share please
  4. Truck Build-up's & Restores
    Ok so here goes. Been working on the project since Aug 2016. Damn its going slow and not even to the fabrication side yet. Maybe Ill finish in the next few years. Ideally get to fabrication stuff this Summer. I know that along the way I will run into issues and figure there will be plenty on...
  5. Defender Technical Discussions
    1997 D90 NAS So after the car was steam cleaned at the weekend, the ignition switch & starter started playing up. - Car would start, starter stayed engaged. Could not disengage starter so it was replaced by local mechanic (I was still at the steam cleaners miles and miles from home). They paid...
  6. Truck Build-up's & Restores
    Hello guys i am looking for a soarce contact info phone # i have a customer interested in doing a ls3 swap using a nv4500 trans to lt230 transfer case any help would be great .frank cerrone (650)365-4145
  7. For Sale - Parts
    I imported this kit but have decided not to convert a second vehicle for now. It is almost exactly the same as the one on our green Dormobile 110. Kit contains Roof cap with two precut openings Two opening windows Carpet lined Breathable sand colored canopy - not the plastic that has a...
  8. For Sale - Vehicles
    Fell out of love with it while i waited nearly 2 years for the suspension and minor tweeks to be finished and now its time to buy a house. New parts (mostly genuine some OEM) clutch clutch release lever throw out bearing & retaining pad flywheel resurfaced rear main seal motor mounts &...
  9. Defender Technical Discussions
    Those that have had this done by a professional, what did it cost you all in? Do you have a rough breakdown of costs? Engine, transmission, kit parts etc?
  10. Defender Technical Discussions
    Does anyone make an aftermarket HD suspension kit or parts for the LR 4 yet? I’m asking for a friend who is using it for rally racing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  11. Wanted
    Looking for upgraded electric doors with electric windows and locks... also a TD5 Dash Shall I go on.... Wheel Spacers...
  12. Defender Technical Discussions
    Does anyone know a rough cost to swap the twin SU carbs for a single Holly or Edelbrock one. A local shop estimated $500-800 in labor, but now my tab is around $1300 in labor. Does this seem high or about average. Here's a list of what they've done. - removed intake manifold and old carbs -...
  13. Wanted
    I am looking for a rear half door for a soft top conversion. Thanks, Tim
  14. Defender Technical Discussions
    I am getting ready to take the plunge on a 4HP-22ZF auto / Borg Warner T-case swap in my 110. I should have done this along with the install of the new 3.9 this year but wanted to drive it a little more with the LT77 before making a decision. I don't do a lot of off-roading (mostly beach) so I...
  15. Defender Technical Discussions
    Hi Guys, I've been watching the LS3/LS4 conversion thread as well as the Cummins Diesels with great interest. I know that Nene Overland (and a few others UK-based outfits, Wildcat, JE, & others and there are US-based operations too) offer a "kit" and would do the work too. My thoughts are to...
  16. Defender Technical Discussions
    If i wish to upgrade a 1988 Defender 110 dash to a td5 style dash, are the new style dash vent controls, that work in a td5 style dash configuration, a direct bolt on or is there some modification that is required to make them fit/function correctly. thank you.
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