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  1. Bowie69

    p38 torque convertor

    I'm not sure why ashcroft say about fitting it with the box vertical, either Dave or Ian came on here once to say the same, but I've never had a problem. If you watch any of the yank youtubers/car build off type shows they often show fitting the converter and the box is always on a bench or the floor, perfectly horizontal. One of those ponderings
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Given there'll be very likely be an electric version, even if not on initial release, I think it kind of is...
  3. Bowie69

    p38 torque convertor

    Yes, done it horizontally, just need to be patient, rotate and push gently until you get three 'steps' until home. Then re-measure depth and see what you get.... If you remove entirely, watch for the pool of blood, and it will be *heavy*.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    If they legislated that all new home had to have south facing single pitch roofs with solar panels built in, we could get a long way very quickly, I reckon.
  5. Also, with nicely painted stuff, you hardly want to be hammering on it.
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    Problems re-installing my V8

    Well, good news in a way. You have found a cause for the installation issues. Box label should be on left side of the main gearbox body, so you need to crawl under and have a look. Otherwise, you need to measure stuff as I outlined above.
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    Disco 2 body to chassis braided brake hoses

    David at llama 4x4 will make whatever you want... Alternatively so will any decent motorsports place.
  8. Bowie69

    Problems re-installing my V8

    Oil pump is like this, and sits on the input to the box: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Range-Rover-P38-2-5-Hp22-Auto-Gearbox-Oil-Pump-Very-Good-/292801260406?redirect=mobile I guess you could remove and examine for breakage, but normally just run the engine and test drive.
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    Problems re-installing my V8

    HP22 box: https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/automatic-gearboxes/zf4hp22.html HP24(probably this one) : https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=52 Box code is on the name plate on the left hand side of the gearbox. If the torque converter has moved or you had it off the box, you really need to check this. Also, as you have mentioned the crank boss, you would do well to make sure you are using the right one. If you are unsure, but are sure you have the converter in far enough, then mean from face of engine mounting face, to the face of the flex plate that bolts to the torque converter. This should be a couple of millimetres less than the depth figure you measure between the gearbox bell housing and the bolt bosses on the converter. If you clamp it up hard with wrong clearances you smash the pump in the gearbox. Not the end of the world to change, but either engine or gearbox out!
  10. Bowie69

    RRC door trim

    That looks very good indeed.
  11. Bowie69

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Agreed, just waaaaay out of reach for Joe
  12. Bowie69

    Problems re-installing my V8

    There is no real lining up to do, my question to you would be is whether you have checked the depth of the torque converter to the face of the bell housing? This needs to be right or you smash the oil pump in the box as you bolt it up... Find your gearbox code and check it against the list on ashcroft site (a quick Google will get you that) to find out how deep it should be.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=167&osCsid=r9a42nm4d17g91vgimlq06nu42 £8k for the 'starter kit', plus the battery pack? I admire them, but wow.....
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Been talked about before... And I have looked into doing other vehicles. By the time you pay 12k for the lion batteries, 4k for a controller, and 2k for a motor, you really are into it very, very deep indeed.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    .... And a load of scrap vehicles being made into washing machines - that's the bit that grates with me, it is all smoke and mirrors, while the car companies get fat, and the tax payer subsidises them.

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