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Hi,
After watching a 4x4 is born for the 4th time i was wondering if it will be possible to do the same with my 4.6 bosch?
Has anyone ever done this? The idea is to buy a 3.5 and bolt all the ancillaries onto the 4.6. I wonder if the old carbs will keep up with the 4.6.?
Ill also need to find a manual gearbox somewhere :/ . Any info on the subject will be appreciated.
 

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Somebody has done the carb conversion on a 4.0 here not so long ago, all fine. This was in a classic Range.

I'm not sure what you want to do? Use the p38 engine in the 110 or convert the p38 to 4.0 with its standard manual gearbox? Any v8 manual box should do, a 3.9 one might be easier to find in your country

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But a p38 chassis is 110 why would you shorten both the body and the chassis? It also would mean a lot of trouble to adapt the drivetrain..
Having said tgat a guy I knew well.put a 4.6 with GEMS and all in a series 3.

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Probably would have to cut off more than 8in off the chassis at the back then relocate outriggers,body mounts,90 fuel tank etc. Ill take some basic measurements at the breakers this week. would be great if someone already made a p38/defender hybrid :-? sigh.. perhaps there are some disco or rrc hybrids writeups out there?
 

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the 3.5 to 4.6 conversion is easy, does not matter type of fuel delivery, I/E injected, single or multiple carbs. as per carbies keeping up, never encountered an issue with performance.
the defender TD is the same defender v8 body if that is what you are asking, a few minor changes on chassis mount locations from one drive train to another.
 

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Jan, go to the 4x4 Community Forum and find a guy called Gary Frank in the Land Rover section.
He has a wealth of info on the Defenders and should be well able to answer your questions.
 
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