Fordmods Logo

a wild question! 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: a wild question!
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:32 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 22

Joined: 3rd Jul 2008

Ride: xf ute

Location: brightview
QLD, Australia

this is a bit of a wild question but would anybody know if it is possible to put a 250 xflow into a 1976 series 2a landrover??

 

_________________

If its's too loud YOUR TOO OLD!!!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:16 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 863

Joined: 26th Nov 2007

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: XH Ute / AU3 V8 Wagon

Location: Bris-Vegas
QLD, Australia

Yes, i fitted an old 250 log-head to a 2a years ago. Cant remember who makes the bellhousing adapter, but it all went in easily enough. You have to move the radiator/grille panel forward a bit, and run a thermo fan. Makes for a decent truck, but be careful, they have very short diff gears, you will need an overdrive for the highway or it will guzzle the fuel. Will pull s**t off a blanket though...... :D

 

_________________

Yes, I own a Ute. No, I won't help you move!

EL Wagon Build Thread http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/sooty72-s-ef-futura-wagon-long-term-project-t90025.html
XH Ute Thread http://www.fordmods.com/post1138970.html#p1138970

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:39 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 22

Joined: 3rd Jul 2008

Ride: xf ute

Location: brightview
QLD, Australia

sooty72 wrote:
Yes, i fitted an old 250 log-head to a 2a years ago. Cant remember who makes the bellhousing adapter, but it all went in easily enough. You have to move the radiator/grille panel forward a bit, and run a thermo fan. Makes for a decent truck, but be careful, they have very short diff gears, you will need an overdrive for the highway or it will guzzle the fuel. Will pull s**t off a blanket though...... :D


Yer thats what i thort! what i was thinking was to move the headlights to the mud gards mount the radiator flat aganst the grill put linch clips on to hold the bonit down and thermo fans! when i was looking at it, it seemed to me that the timing cover would be very close to the diff?? was that a problem that you encontered?? to fix this i was guna put raised engine monts! so what could i do fairly cheap with the diff gears? hahaha yer well they put 250's in Ftrucks n they go like hell lol i thort shed be a mean convertion beta than a p***y holden moter lol!! :lol: what did you have to do for roadworthy???

 

_________________

If its's too loud YOUR TOO OLD!!!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 863

Joined: 26th Nov 2007

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: XH Ute / AU3 V8 Wagon

Location: Bris-Vegas
QLD, Australia

Mate, i did this conversion in 1989 or 1990, so I dont remember the finer details, sorry. It was pretty straight forward, i remember that much.

As far as diff gears, any diff shop can quote on either swapping ratios, or fitting a later model diff to your truck. An overdrive trans would be better, maybe a hilux or similar might work.

Good luck :D

 

_________________

Yes, I own a Ute. No, I won't help you move!

EL Wagon Build Thread http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/sooty72-s-ef-futura-wagon-long-term-project-t90025.html
XH Ute Thread http://www.fordmods.com/post1138970.html#p1138970

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:18 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names