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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Topic: not quite horticultural
    Posted: 17 Aug 2011 at 10:58pm
this is the beast me and andrew (mowersman) have been working on the past few days
not quite horti but most of you proberbly interested!!!
hope you enjoy the vid took nearly as long as the work!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jdT637R_l8
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 17 Aug 2011 at 11:04pm
try this link thats why i like machines not computers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix9rd_xjq0s
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Quote james 154 Replybullet Posted: 17 Aug 2011 at 11:26pm
fantastic
am i missing a eyebrow
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 7:41am
thanks!!! it took a little while!!
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 3:12pm
Ohh dear the slippery slope of Land Rover ownership and engine transplants!!! I had a Rover 2000 SC (P6) engine in my 1957 88 for a good few years, now running a 2 1/4 with overdrive. Eldest son is rebuilding his Lightweight with 3.5 V8 and auto gearbox will also have ful ALRC spec roll cage when finished. Then I can have my garage back!!!!
Well done to you and the start of many years of Land Rovering, next years National is at Belvoir Castle in May. 
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 4:15pm
Thanks, i cant wait to get mine now!!!
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 5:37pm
Why did you take the turbo off then??
Chris. I aint getting on no plane. Fool!
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 7:45pm
I knew it wouldn't be long before someone asked!!! 
Several reasons. The main one is fuel economy, From what I've read the non turbo in a series will do 40MPG, the main reason I'm doing the conversion. Secondly Its only a short term measure, until I can afford to rebuild and run the petrol which is currently rather sickly with a dodgey Weber carb. Also removing the turbo helps simplify the plumbing under the bonnet (got 96 for the intercooler Smile).
I'm rather pleased with it at the moment, People have said it will be very noisy and harsh, but it doesn't seem to bad to me. If necessary, I'll get another turbo and manifold and put it back on. Don't smell to great at the moment, 50/50 diesel/SVO Im%20most%20amused%20today!. Must get round to twin tank straight WVOing it.
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by Charlie

Ohh dear the slippery slope of Land Rover ownership and engine transplants!!! I had a Rover 2000 SC (P6) engine in my 1957 88 for a good few years, now running a 2 1/4 with overdrive. Eldest son is rebuilding his Lightweight with 3.5 V8 and auto gearbox will also have ful ALRC spec roll cage when finished. Then I can have my garage back!!!!
Well done to you and the start of many years of Land Rovering, next years National is at Belvoir Castle in May. 
Mmmm 3.5 V8. One day, when I can afford the fuel bill. This one is a bit of a bitsa, so I'm not too worried about keeping it original.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 10:16pm
also andrews been told that the series box wont last long with the turbo on it
i was driving it round the field on monday and al seemed well but im still a bit puzzled aout the clutch as the series 2 petrol clutch wont fit and is 9 inches but the 200tdi clutch is 9.5 inches puzzled us bit!!! [IMG]smileys/smiley5.gif" align="middle" />
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 10:33pm
Even I don't understand what you just said...
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 19 Aug 2011 at 8:01am
Neither do i, thats why i asked!
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