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Thread: 200Tdi Dormobile - Denver, CO

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    Default 200Tdi Dormobile - Denver, CO

    I'm in the process of doing an engine conversion on my 65 Dormobile. 2.25 petrol is coming out, along with the series tranny and xfer case. Engine bottom end is toast, but the head was re-done with hardened valve seats etc to run on unleaded fuel. Approx 20k miles on the head, and it's for sale. Tranny and xfer case also on the market.

    Engine work on the 200Tdi that's on the schedule for now is to replace the rear main seal and the timing belt.. once that's done, we'll start attacking the "to do" list of fitting the 200Tdi / LT 77 / LT230 into my rig. The LT230 will be getting the part time 4X4 conversion. fun fun fun.

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    Seems like it, gl.
    post some pictures too...
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    Tease.

    where are the pics?

    Cheers,

    Mike and Myles

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    Any particular reason you're using the LT77 rather than an R380?
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    I got a complete package out of a mid 90s Defender. 200Tdi / LT77 / LT230 The LT230 is getting a 1.003 gear set and a pt time 4x4 conversion. This will allow me to keep the 4.7 diffs. 70mph will be under 3,000 rpm.
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    Parts needed to service the "new" engine while it's on the stand have been ordered. Now to wait.... Plan is to replace the timing belt and a slightly worn water pump before setting the engine in. Also been trading emails with Dave Ashcroft regarding some options with my xfer box. Should be fun!

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    pictures!
    Shirly

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    Default 200Tdi Dormobile Project

    GusEngine.jpg Here is my helper Gus hard at work. The lesson for the day was "Fractions". Yes, 9/16 is bigger than 1/2...


    EngineFloor.jpg Tired old 2.25 on the floor of my garage. Everything that's re-usable has been removed and waiting for my buddy to come pick up.


    Current status of the 200Tdi is that it's on an engine stand at the mechanic's shop. Parts ( timing belt, rear main seal, gasket set etc ) are on the way from Paddocks. Hopefully we can start prepping the new engine in the next couple of weeks. Once it's ready, I'll have the truck transported over there so the real fun can begin.

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    Nice! Who are you using for your mechanic?
    -Brad

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    I'm using Brian Williams at British 4x4 in Aurora


    http://www.british4x4ltd.com/


    Brian is a good guy who does excellent work at a fair price. We're lucky that the Denver area has a few really good Land Rover mechanics.

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