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    Default discovery I engine swap

    newbie on the forum owns a '95 disco I. was wondering if anyone knows of any small block v6/v8 swap for this truck? something with more torque

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    How much $$$ do you have?

    I could tell you about tons of options, most of which don't make sense...
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    Default 4.3L swap

    http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...highlight=4.3L

    It likely won't be cheaper than a Rover engine, but it is an option.

    There's also the 2.5L diesel if emissions aren't an issue for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Mike
    [There's also the 2.5L diesel if emissions aren't an issue for you.

    Which one? 200, 300, TD5, 2.5 NA (gag)

    These all cost $10K plus unless you have skilzzzz.

    4.3 GM? Better to work over the old buick (=Cheaper)

    Any other V8? The engineering will cost more than the truck is worth.

    Put in some gears to handle those big tires? Now that makes sense..
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    That's the sad truth. I like the 4.3L as an engine, but the amount of adaptation is considerable.With as many cheap Discos there are out there, you can probably find donor rigs for much less than a swap would cost, with a lot less hassle. Even rebuilding that mill would probably take it well past the chassis' conceivable lifespan. Does anyone really believe we're going to be using rigs that get 15MPH (at best) in 15 years time? Based on fuel prices and the drive to more efficient travel, I'm waiting for my algae-based, bio-fuel jet pack.

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    http://www.rangerovers.net/rrupgrades/index.htm#swapgm

    http://www.mez.co.uk/chevyupgrade.html

    I have a friend who swapped in a TBI 305 into a D1 but he ended up essentially gutting the thing and used TH350 and NP205...

    Now he is looking into a 383 for it but the time and $ he has put into the swap- it is a lot- even with junkyard parts. He intends to keep the D1 forever so the $ involved really were not an issue for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LC/LR4Life
    Toyota 2F....... yeah baby. Practically a tractor motor. Inline 6 cylinder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilburner
    Boat anchor, 10 mpg.

    Are you suggesting a 6BT can fit?
    Cheers!

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