Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Clarksville, TN
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I haven't started the build yet! I am gathering parts and gathering intel! I never start a huge project unless I have studied it thoroughly! I went from 6.2l diesel to ls series to the Isuzu! The 6.2l after very little investigation, is a complete hunk of antiquated junk, to heavy and not enough power! The LS1 or LS series of motors, quite simply everyone and there grandmothers swap these into everything, they also don't run on veg oil (a big thing for me)!!!
After finding the right motor I am now working on it! Some may say that this is not keeping it a Land Rover! Wrong Isuzu have worked with rover on quite a few projects, including putting the 4bd1 in the series rovers! I will be using the Isuzu 5spd as I hate automatics, most people us a body lift to fit these, I hate body lift's more than automatics so I will be cutting to fit!
I will also be upgrading to toyota diffs and alloy shafts at this time! It will also give 4.10:1 and that is where I want to be for future tyre upgrade's! After seeing the twin turbo setup above I am not worried about putting a bigger turbo on, it's seems like it has no problem with twins (I will not be putting twins on)!! Driveshaft's will be upgraded too, I already got rid of the gough hack weeesss woonderfull roto-flex (Who the HELL designed that piece of crap?? Same guy that designed the side post battery maybe!!).
Anyway I know that someone on here in a classic has done the swap (Having a hard time finding it again.), and that is the same frame if I am not mistaken!! Anyway I thought I might try and put all of the info in one area!