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Dowks



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Keswick Green
My V8

My third Defender and first V8.

Not in great condition, but price was ok, so hope I can post some pictures of getting her sorted out. Forum has been useful and I suspect will continue to be so.

First jobs look like rot mitigation, Probably new doors and bulkhead..... but I hope then to get on to some exhaust mods to let me hear the V8



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Post #789980 1st Sep 2019 10:31pm
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GREENI



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Location: staffs
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United Kingdom 

Welcome to the forum and v8 ownership. What’s in her? instagram @v8_scumbag

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Grenadier



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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey

Welcome. Very cool... Thumbs Up Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey

Post #789998 2nd Sep 2019 6:53am
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Dowks



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Keswick Green

It's a 1986 with a 3.5 in, let's see if that stays the same Cool

Post #790009 2nd Sep 2019 7:46am
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Mash



Member Since: 09 Feb 2015
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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Welcome, glad to see another V8 90 Thumbs Up can’t wait to see the progress. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
52HG25 lightweight https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic72342.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #790127 2nd Sep 2019 7:57pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Can't beat a Ninety V8!! Enjoy, I will be following with interest Thumbs Up

Is it an original V8? James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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Post #790235 3rd Sep 2019 12:03pm
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v8bob



Member Since: 14 Mar 2018
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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Yes the vin says it is an original v8.
I messaged for the info. I was tempted.
Hope you enjoy it.

Post #790333 3rd Sep 2019 8:11pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Thumbs Up Special! I'd put it back to as near original as possible! James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #790338 3rd Sep 2019 8:16pm
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discomog



Member Since: 09 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Cannot beat the 3.5 V8 Defender 90XS SW
Mini Countryman Cooper S
Morgan Plus 8

Post #790347 3rd Sep 2019 8:31pm
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Sulisuli



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Liking that alot Thumbs Up , looking forward to seeing more pictures. 2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

Post #790358 3rd Sep 2019 8:57pm
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Pickles



Member Since: 26 May 2013
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Australia 2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Keswick Green

If you are not doing a great deal of mods to the 3.5 V8, you don't need to do much to the exhaust to hear that V8 "working"! Not much point in doing headers/extractors etc with a basically standard engine.
Just a 2.5" pipe from the standard manifolds into a not too big "straight through" muffler, and it will sound like a V8 should.
Love my V8s!
Pickles.

Post #790415 3rd Sep 2019 11:09pm
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Dowks



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Keswick Green

v8bob wrote:
Yes the vin says it is an original v8.
I messaged for the info. I was tempted.
Hope you enjoy it.


Thank you. Been looking a while and it was close so hit the bid. Original V8 was what I was after.

Plan is to put it back as near as possible to standard, certainly to look at. Need to come to a view on wheels in due course....

Cage, light bar, a bar are now on eBay. Just removed all the chequer plate and LR bonnet decals so figuring out how to get the rivet shanks out.

She is going on a lift on Monday so I can take a view on if some major surgery is likely to be required.

Post #790583 4th Sep 2019 9:30pm
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Dowks



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Keswick Green

Pickles wrote:
If you are not doing a great deal of mods to the 3.5 V8, you don't need to do much to the exhaust to hear that V8 "working"! Not much point in doing headers/extractors etc with a basically standard engine.
Just a 2.5" pipe from the standard manifolds into a not too big "straight through" muffler, and it will sound like a V8 should.
Love my V8s!
Pickles.


Ideal, I was reading up on tubular headers etc. I am going to have Challenger 4x4 have a look at the engine when it goes in, but basically want more V8 but not so much my wife tells me it has to go! Any tips or links much appreciated.

The fuel consumption is something else, at least I have a Shell Go account Rolling with laughter

Post #790584 4th Sep 2019 9:32pm
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Dowks



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Keswick Green

As she stands today. Got a lot of photos to take tmrw to assess what is going to get done.

Any suggestions more than welcome, going to do as much as I can myself but don’t have any garage space for her, so will need to outsource


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Post #790591 4th Sep 2019 9:49pm
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90 Dreamer



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Looks a cracking base........

Post #790592 4th Sep 2019 9:52pm
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