On or around Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:10:53 GMT, Chris Glen-Smith
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>The Range rover engine/auto box allows it to cruise comfortably at speed
>but has that dead auto feel i.e. bugger all acceleration from
>stationary/low speed. (probably conspires with the V8 to quaff fuel like
if it's the 4-speed, don't write it off without trying tweaking its kickdown
first... get the setup right and they go well. Try driving it at 50 mph,
and flooring the throttle - it should change down in to 2nd. If it doesn't,
the kickdown isn't set right (or less likely, isn't working internally).
I had a 3.5 V8 plus auto box combo in a 110, and it was great, once I got it
set up right.
as to which will fit, etc...
while the block is pretty much the same chances are it's a different
compression ratio from an injection one.
However, in princple, you can swap all the bits and also get the wiring loom
and ECU. In practice, you're most likely to find all that lot along of an
engine, so you might as well source the complete engine and injection gear
and swap the whole thing, then sell the carb V8 or keep it as a spare.
as to the gearbox/tbox thing - if the transfer box has a difflock position
(high-low lever also moves left-right, as well as back and fore) then it's
an LT230 transfer box and should fit with either the LT77 or R380 5-speed
If the high-low lever only goes back and forward, you have a Rangie-type
Borg warner T-box, and you'll probably want to swap it for the other sort.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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