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Old October 25th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Old October 25th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Oh man, I'm dying.
I gotta get that Yogi Bear Pic-a-nic bas-ket for my RRC.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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Looks like a great find; beautiful.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Old October 27th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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whose are those?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Maybe Nick Taylor? I know he was working on a set.

I am going to source (8) 7.5R16s during my stay in the UK mid-November.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:32 PM
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Even beat to hell this still made my weekend.

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Old November 11th, 2009, 05:10 AM
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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Even beat to hell this still made my weekend.

Awesome picture. I love the patina.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Maybe Nick Taylor? I know he was working on a set.

I am going to source (8) 7.5R16s during my stay in the UK mid-November.

Nick just fitted a set of XS's for play in the dark continent.

Though the little green 90 wore XZL's as above for some time...still might as far as I know.

KAA
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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Bruno, thanks for the posting the video... I loved it, reminds me of my trips with Jack and Greg.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Old January 7th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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I'm loving the wood and canvas canoes.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I'm glad you enjoyed it, David !
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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I find myself always looking at this pic. Classic white wheels and the XZL's is just sweet.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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Precisely.
I'm not saying the 2.5 NA isn't fun. It is. And it's utterly tough and reliable. I think that's the reason the British Army kept it around for so long, skipping the various iterations of the J block 2.5 Turbo and 200 Tdi as well as all the V8s and jumping straight to the 300Tdi in the Wolf.

If I had a Series truck I'd probably rather have the 2.5 NA in it than any other motor, but if I wanted to run a big tire on a Defender it wouldn't be anywhere near my first choice.

Jack,

How do you think the 2.5 would do in an 88? I never have driven one and am pretty happy with the 2.25. It's alright for the hobby truck. But I hear that a nice 2.5 is almost the same as a 200tdi in an 88. Gotta admit, the disco 200tdi, with 300tdi defender manifolds is tempting...

EwS
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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"Never go on trips with someone you do not love." -Ernest Hemingway

I've broken that rule a couple times and it sure does make a difference on the overall feel of a trip.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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Precisely.
I'm not saying the 2.5 NA isn't fun. It is. And it's utterly tough and reliable. I think that's the reason the British Army kept it around for so long, skipping the various iterations of the J block 2.5 Turbo and 200 Tdi as well as all the V8s and jumping straight to the 300Tdi in the Wolf.

If I had a Series truck I'd probably rather have the 2.5 NA in it than any other motor, but if I wanted to run a big tire on a Defender it wouldn't be anywhere near my first choice.


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Jack,

How do you think the 2.5 would do in an 88? I never have driven one and am pretty happy with the 2.25. It's alright for the hobby truck. But I hear that a nice 2.5 is almost the same as a 200tdi in an 88. Gotta admit, the disco 200tdi, with 300tdi defender manifolds is tempting...

EwS


I think the 2.5NA is a good match for a stock-ish Series truck. The 2.5NA gives you diesel reliability and fuel economy. It's also a better performer offroad and eliminates some of the concerns of the carbuerretor gas engine. It will tolerate steep angles and slide slopes and can be fully water-proofed. The diesel LT-77 gearbox is very strong and that represents a big upgrade over even the SIII tranny.

If you want to be Mr. I'm-more-green-then-you-and-your-smug-Prius you can run it on bio-diesel and be zero-emissions and zero-offset in your old car with no manufacturing impact.

However, I seriously doubt you can compare the 2.5NA to a 200Tdi in terms of power. The 2.5NA just lugs along. It isn't going to be any faster than your 2.25petrol. If you have dreams of flying down the interstate and barreling over mountain passes, forget it. If you want to be faster you've got to go with the 200Tdi or better. That said, if you were to go the turbo diesel route you soon have to upgrade other driveline components and you'd probably want better brakes. The 2.5NA is pretty drop-in.

If you're seriously considering the 2.5NA I'll give you my whole set-up cheap. 2.5NA, LT-77diesel, 1.6 LT-230 and cooling system. It's just sitting in the shop and I'd like to get it out of there. The injector pump needs to be rebuilt (any diesel shop) so I can either have that done or just price it all accordingly.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:25 PM
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It was my dream to go to Dartmouth.
I put in a lot of long late hours in boarding school working towards that goal. When I didn't get in Senior Spring I was devastated.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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If you're seriously considering the 2.5NA I'll give you my whole set-up cheap. 2.5NA, LT-77diesel, 1.6 LT-230 and cooling system. It's just sitting in the shop and I'd like to get it out of there. The injector pump needs to be rebuilt (any diesel shop) so I can either have that done or just price it all accordingly.

Jack,

I need to complete my research. I think the transmission may need a 2" adjustment similar to the Ashcroft R380 conversion that ECR did. Oddly the last 88 ECR did Mike described the NA2.5 and R380 combo being more than adequate in traffic due to the gearing in the R380. I think your description is more accurate than most I have seen and to the folks I have spoken with who have done it.

My main concern is that I haven't been able to find out if the bulkhead is affected. Just had that restored by Ike Goss and I do not wan't to cut it.

George has a pump in stock.

EwS
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:52 PM
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I don't know the dimensions of the later Series transmission tunnel or bulkhead, but considering that you'd be swapping everything, radiator to tcase, I'd imagine you could pretty much put the mounts wherever you like and make up driveshafts to accommodate your chosen line for the powertrain.

I got a lot of conflicting advice about locating my 300Tdi with L-suffix R380. Everyone was telling me I would need a different seatbox. I ended up putting the whole powertrain about two inches farther back because I kept the original t-case mounts. This left me ample room for my larger intercooler. I can't figure out why anyone would do it any other way. I didn't have to modify the bulkhead, tunnel or seatbox.

Generally speaking there's a lot of room in a Series and this engine and gearbox are fairly compact. That said, I've never done much with Series trucks.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I'm no expert on early 2-door Rangies, so I don't know how accurate this restoration is, but the truck looks very nice.

http://gallery.me.com/rab550#100060&...or=black&sel=3

A thread on discoweb said they were asking $14,000. If it's all correct that sounds more than fair.




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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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I saw that on dweb....that thing is absolutely gorgeous...the color, the wheels, the proportions, the stance....
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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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I love this angle...look at that face, it's perfect. The RRs now don't have nearly the same character.

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