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Old 14th-February-2007, 12:04
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Default Freelander V8 conversion

One of the troopers on MGR is working on a 260 ZT

From the look of the pic a V8 could slot nicely into a freelander engine bay, with few mods on mounting points perhaps?
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Old 14th-February-2007, 12:11
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

come on LR - yu know we have discussed this before!

a V8 is in-line - not transverse - so it would mean ripping up the tunnel, replacing all the suspension and brakes etc - let alone gearbox n stuff.
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Old 14th-February-2007, 12:14
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

I know but I can dream..... nothing as sweet as the bass note of a V8

Just have it rear wheel drive then, run a prop to rear diff... sorted

Hows that 220 conversion going with Dr Dave?
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Old 14th-February-2007, 14:01
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Just have it rear wheel drive then, run a prop to rear diff... sorted

Hows that 220 conversion going with Dr Dave?
wot - rear DRUM brakes - yu wud be mad! - 220 nutting is happening - will only take place (Poss) if I can pick up a blown 1.8 for silly munny


The only way seems to fit a hippoo body onto a lr chassis - well modified!

Too much like hard work - go fur a Mondeo special - it wud be cheaper

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Old 14th-February-2007, 15:12
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wot - rear DRUM brakes - yu wud be mad! -

Already mentioned the Gallaway rear disc brakes for the FL. They were NAS aftermarket/spec
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Old 14th-February-2007, 15:16
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

my point woz - get a hippoo - chuck away suspension, drive train, braking system - reinforce chassis - to have a 2wd tank that cartwheels at first corner

sounds like fun

i still reckon a 2wd 350bhp T series lump with the rear drive removed up to drive shaft cv's would be lighter and betta - maybe wudnt sound so nice - but would be easier, cheaper - and more "original looking" sittin next to ya at the traffic lights

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Old 14th-February-2007, 15:49
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

Anything over 200horses will just give massive understeer on a front wheel drive hippo.

When stationary at the traffic lights on a wet road you could stick it 3rd or 4th and it would still spin the wheels
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

its not often yu get complaints of torque steer on a hippoo

wots the point of a 200bhp V8 then?
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Old 14th-February-2007, 19:15
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wots the point of a 200bhp V8 then?
You'd make it RWD, sideways action aplenty!!!!
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Old 14th-February-2007, 19:24
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Default Re: Freelander V8 conversion

but why?
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