Defender Source Forum banner

501 - 520 of 630 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #502
Not everyone wants the better performance and a maintenance free 292.
Some want to shout to the passenger and slow down going up hills, merging from an on-ramp and so on.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #505
Yes sir.
We are a little behind, but will catch up this weekend.
PM and will send you the schedule.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #509
Just ordered the P/S Pump Pressure Valve Shim Kit from Borgeson to reduce the 1,200 LB pressure down to 800 for the Land Rover steering box.
Looks like an easy install.
Can be purchased direct from Borgeson or from Summit other vendors.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #510
LHD with AC kits are now available!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #511
Installed the shims in the Saignaw PS pump mentioned in post 509.
Removed the 1 shim that was already in place and installed all 5 shims that came in the kit which sets the pressure at 700 PSI. During the test drive, didn't notice any change in the steering with the pressure reduction.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #512
LHD without AC alternator adjustment has been prototyped.
.
.

. IMG_20200209_114907221.jpg IMG_20200209_114853286.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: LostChord

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
I ordered one of the twin electric fans and shroud last week, do you think the stock alternator on a 2.5 NA can support the extra current draw? Testing all the pieces out before the big swap so I don't have to troubleshoot everything all at once.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #514
The stock 2.5 N/A is 35 amps and later they were 45 amps,
The 45 amp alternator should supply enough for the dual electric fans.
How do you plan to switch the fans on and off?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
On the 2.5 I haven't gotten that far but on the 292 I was going to buy one of your switches and adapters. I will check but if I were a betting man I would bet I have the 35 amp version....it's a 1985.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #516
It is possible to drill the coolant outlet and tap it for the same thermal-sw you'll use with the 292 or 250.
 
  • Like
Reactions: blaster11

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,188 Posts
A Delco 85 amp alternator can be bought for around $85 - I put a 105 Amp alternator on my 88" because I'm putting a great big honking Ramsey winch on it.
I paid about $105 for this alternator off an 80's model Chevy truck.

442591
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Laying out a conversion in a 110 of a "bolt in, bolt out" drop in GM 292 CUIN 4.8 Liter straight 6.

Chevy and General Motors used the Chevy 292 engine in their pickup trucks from 1963 to 1990, with production shifting from the United States to Mexico after 1984.
The 292 was a six-cylinder, inline engine that was not interchangeable with the other smaller displacement straight 6 engines.
The Chevy 292 was known for being powerful, durable and reliable.

The Chevy 292 inline, six-cylinder engine has a bore and stroke of 3.875 inches by 4.125 inches and a compression ratio of 8.0-to-1.
It achieved a maximum 165 gross-horsepower at 3,800 rpm and netted 147 horsepower at 3,600 rpm.
It reached its maximum gross torque of 280 pound-feet at 1,600 rpm and netted 262 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.

Perfect match up to the stronger Ashcroft R380 stumpy with larger bearings mated to the 1.22 transfer case.
Best of all it fits the Defender style engine bay and has room on the sides of the engine for a PS pump, AC compressor, hydraulic pump for a winch, whatever...

Anyone sick of Land Rover TDI issues who wants a simple dependable engine that you can get parts for anywhere, that any good mechanic can work on, that will tow a trailer up-hill, and will start in cold winters, that doesn't want to drop big money down on a LS conversion, should be interested.

This conversion will bolt in and can be accomplished in a weekend.
More to come...
How much does/should this conversion cost assuming I will need to buy the engine and have it installed by a professional mechanic?

Thanks
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #519
A Delco 85 amp alternator can be bought for around $85 - I put a 105 Amp alternator on my 88" because I'm putting a great big honking Ramsey winch on it.
I paid about $105 for this alternator off an 80's model Chevy truck.

Looks good.
The dual belts should work fine for the 105 AMPS.
If you are going to install an auxiliary battery or battery bank, look into the Redarc DC to DC charge controllers.

View attachment 442591
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #520
How much does/should this conversion cost assuming I will need to buy the engine and have it installed by a professional mechanic?

Thanks
PM sent.
 
501 - 520 of 630 Posts
Top