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shropshiredefender



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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Looking forward to hearing and seeing this around the Shropshire Hills Thumbs Up Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

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Slideywindows



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Slightly concerned about you saying you will convert to a 2WD/4WD set -up for the transfer box.

The power from a 4.6lt V8 through an 80" rear prop in 2WD?? Shocked


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Post #802277 14th Nov 2019 8:38pm
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familymad



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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

Awesome 1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

Post #802279 14th Nov 2019 8:38pm
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L110CDL



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Great thread and a great fabricator, watching out for the next instalment Wink

Glad all is ok with your op and your healing well Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #802291 14th Nov 2019 9:12pm
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Shroppy



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Thanks all, will hopefully have an update this week once the steering bits arrive.

A friend ran the same setup inc 80" rear prop in his FreeRanger (no prizes for guessing what it is) for a few years in hill climbs etc without any problems so I'm hoping it'll be up to it. I'll try and get away with the longest prop I can for the rear, but the Salisbury will already knock 2" ish off the length. Defender 110 200tdi - For sale sadly
1986 127 V8
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8

Post #802554 17th Nov 2019 10:13am
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Shroppy



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Well an update / change of direction....

In the end it took me much longer to get back a reasonable starter of fitness than expected. Turns out you're tired all the time and the very nice consultant tells you politely that you're an d**k for doing to much and not resting.

Anyway not all bad news, it's given me plenty of time to think things over. In short, 110 will be sold, 130 (127) purchased and the 88" kept slightly more original.

Here's my logic;

The 127 (1986) is a factory 3.5 V8 and the 4.6 would be much more usable in a 130 than an 88" S1, power steering, coil springs n that!

I found the correct 4x2 front axle casing and stub axles that the 88" would have originally been fitted with and as very few 4x2 models were ever built (probably because they were naff) it seemed a great shame not to use them.


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So the 3.5 V8 from the 130 will go in the 88" with a S2/3 gearbox and the 4.6 V8 and R380 will go in the 130 (separate build thread on its way).

All in all a simpler and probably safer way forward. More updates to follow as soon as I've finished helping Dad with his projects! Defender 110 200tdi - For sale sadly
1986 127 V8
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8

Post #809082 6th Jan 2020 8:10pm
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seriesonenut



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Nice work. Good plan to keep it 4x2. When I did mine back in the early 00's I thought about a v8. I wish I had now. Anyway here's mine.............


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1july by Richard Holmes, on Flickr


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1116 by Richard Holmes, on Flickr 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2

Post #809099 6th Jan 2020 8:57pm
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Shroppy



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Lovely 4x2! Mine is '235 FUV' it seems there's no pattern to the issuing of the 'FUV' plates from what I've found so far. Defender 110 200tdi - For sale sadly
1986 127 V8
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8

Post #809102 6th Jan 2020 9:05pm
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seriesonenut



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Thanks. Ill be following your build with interest then. Yes random would be a a fair description. Do you still have the military ID? Mine was 07 CE 27 and somehow the plate was still affixed to the bulkhead. 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2

Post #809105 6th Jan 2020 9:14pm
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gcc130



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Here’s my 4x2, I also considered a V8 when I first rebuilt it ten years ago but

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I was given a 2.5 with an ACR SU conversion.
I recently added an ACR branch manifold with a custom built exhaust. I’m now having bad thoughts about sending my spare engine to ACR to be bored out to 2.8l with stage 2, 1:9 head.....

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Mine was converted to 4x4 before I owned it and I’ve no desire to revert😊

Post #809116 6th Jan 2020 9:55pm
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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Great thread, enjoying it very much. 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1953 80in ex Australia
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

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strang



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

A friend of mine (now sadly deceased) had two 4x2 Series Ones, both converted to 4x4, but both with FUV registration numbers. Euro-Leafing to infinity and beyond.....

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