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Freelander V8 conversion

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Northern Irelander, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Northern Irelander

    Northern Irelander Well-Known Member

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    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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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    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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    Northern Irelander Well-Known Member

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

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

    Hows that 220 conversion going with Dr Dave?
     
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    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:D


    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 :D
     
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    Already mentioned the Gallaway rear disc brakes for the FL. They were NAS aftermarket/spec
     
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    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:eek:

    sounds like fun :D

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

    wots the point of a 200bhp V8 then?
     
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    You'd make it RWD, sideways action aplenty!!!!
     
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    because there's no way you'll get 200+ bhp to the ground in a fwd car, weight transfer and all that.
     
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    lol - i meant why would you want to go to all that trubble with a hippoo?
     
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    personally, I wouldn't!!!
     
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    Thanks Yella - nice to see yu is lookin out for me - or is it just an excuse to get me to Monmouthshire?
     
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    aye ive put the word out ;)
     
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    nutting surprises me any more, Yella
     
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    dont know what experience you have with the T-series MHM, BUT to get 350 gee gee's is VERY expensive! when i say expensive, im talking 5-6k expensive!
     
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    what a crock of ****! chassis/suspension/diff tweaks can easily combat weight transfer, although there is a limit, 200bhp doesnt even come close! you've been listening to jeza WAAAAAAAAY too much!
     
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    yup - i know - but a bog standard one is as good as you would need - and how much would it cost to convert a hippoo to take a V8?