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Old 07-24-2005, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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302c into Range Rover

This may not be the place to ask but i thought i might try. I want to put a 302c into my 79 Range Rover, Has anyone heard of it beeing done? Is it worth it?
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:48   #2 (permalink)
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This may not be the place to ask but i thought i might try. I want to put a 302c into my 79 Range Rover, Has anyone heard of it beeing done? Is it worth it?
You would be better of putting a Leyland 4.4 in it. They weigh the same as the 3.5 but go like the clappers. The only thing you will find hard to find is a manual fly wheel and clutch set up.If you want more info PM me.
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Re: 302c into Range Rover

it has been done, by a guy from this forum. his call sign is v8capri.
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A windsor or 308 might be a lighter better alternative than a clevo. It may add a lot of weight over front wheels which will ruin a good 4 w drive.
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A windsor or 308 might be a lighter better alternative than a clevo. It may add a lot of weight over front wheels which will ruin a good 4 w drive.
by the time you add a aluminium manifold, and water pump, the weight differences are minimal. the clevo is a good fit, and worked well in my mates rangie.
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I spoke to the bloke who builds the Bush Rangers at a 4wd show years ago, he would not put cast iron V8s in his cars due to the weight and he would know what he is talking about. His personal car which was at the show had a 5L Rover V8 supercharged, I don’t remember the output but safe to say it was “plenty” – and then there was the air suspension with airbags rated into tension, absolutely incredible
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I spoke to the bloke who builds the Bush Rangers at a 4wd show years ago, he would not put cast iron V8s in his cars due to the weight and he would know what he is talking about. His personal car which was at the show had a 5L Rover V8 supercharged, I don’t remember the output but safe to say it was “plenty” – and then there was the air suspension with airbags rated into tension, absolutely incredible
put a fibreglass tub on a chassis, and the weight difference will be more pronounced. in a full weight range rover, the difference is not enough to worry about.

oh, and how much do you think it costs to buy a reconditioned, stroked 5.0l rover engine. that at the end of the day, is at it's performance limit, rather than a mild stocky. when it needs rebuilding, will send you broke again.
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He was referring to both the Bush Rangers and normal Rangies. Yes that is the downside though - $$$. Still for Keita's question there is no doubt a 302W is a lot lighter than a Clevo, and would cost the same and make the same power = better option.
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i still disagree. a 302w is still worth a bit of money, while a 302c will cost almost nothing, and it sounds like he already has 1.he can then upgrade to a 351 for still less money than a windsor. conversion costs are the same, and i doubt there is much weight difference. maybe 20kg? with cast iron manifolds? extractors, alloy intake, and alloy water pump will soon take away the difference.
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