Re: Lightweight with a TD5...
"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
> On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:48:35 GMT, "Derek"
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>><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Hi! Its Christmas and so I treated myself to a landrover magazine.
>>> Now I want a landrover - do you see how this gets out of hand? Anyhow,
>>> rather than start with a nice easy project, my dream, currently, is to
>>> take a lightweight (CKD what you will) and make it into the meanest
>>> thing on the road (ha ha! Like I have the wherewithal or time).
>>> Anyhow the two things that picque my interest on this at the moment
>>> are: Could I fit a TD5 under the bonnet and are there any hard tops.
>>> Oh, and having made this beast, is there any way to make it more secure
>>> for long term (5 days) parking in a public car park?
>>> Anyhow, happy new year - I'm off to salivate over the catalogue which
>>> came with the magazine - now, where's my credit card.
>> why not go the whole hog and put a V8 in - just get a very big box of
>>halfshafts to feed the beast. I have perverse desire to port the heads
>>on a 2 1/4 I have to believe there is plenty of excess metal to play with
>>and if other BL castings of the era are owt to go off horsepower to be
>>I don't have landroveritis now - I am in remission
> 2.25 with go!
> "nec aspera terrent"
Thanks Mark interesting bit of info that, I'll get the die grinder warmed
up + 6 to 15 bhp is well worth the effort.Add a better camshaft and we be