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Defender 110 1987 LT85 - TDV6 / V8

Discussion in 'TDV6/8' started by DefenderItalia, Nov 6, 2009.

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  1. DefenderItalia

    DefenderItalia New Member

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    Good afternoon all -

    Would anyone know how difficult if possible at all would be to transplant a TDV6 engine into an old Def 110 fitted with a heavy duty LT85?

    I have read a feature on a magazine, but unsure as to which specialist would be able to do this

    Thanks for any information

    GG
     
  2. goonarmy

    goonarmy Annoyed by new forum LZIR Despatch Agent

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    wots the price on one of them engines?Bet you could buy a pretty decent depender for the money.
     
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    disco_mikey Active Member

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    Have a search for Bell Auto Services. They are building/have built a 100" Defender with a TDV8, Disco3 manual box and LT230 transfer box...

    If you are serious about it, they could be the ones to call
     
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    the lt85 is no good as it is the split case gearbox very weak compared to the lt95 4 speed or the late lt77s box or r380 but to be honest you will need a special adptor making to mate it all together too auto would be the safest route due to power output over a standard lr engine.
    lets put this way i have built a 4.6 340 bhp v8 for a customer who has it in a d2 with a manual box it smokes the clutch now so how long? and im already looking for a beefed up unit but this will only last so long till the box fails
     
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    spec and RR graph please or it didn't happen
     
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