1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

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1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by Andys101 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:35 am

So, a "few" years ago I decided to drop a v8 into my Land Pig.
So an EBay "of course it runs" purchase saw me with an early 10.5:1 3.5, to be fair, it did run although I'm not sure how as no.5 journal was a good mm smaller than all the others.
Move on a "few" years and many more Ebay purchases has me with a complete engine bought in pieces.
It's been interesting and certainly a challenge, but I'm having fun.

This is where I started.
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And this is where I am now.
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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by ChrisJC » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 pm

That is a car type front cover I think. If you were able to get a Range Rover one, it lifts the water pump up considerably which might be useful in a Landie.
The whole front end ancillaries change though, so you should get another complete engine to make sure you've got it all!!

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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by Andys101 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:12 pm

Yes, it's an SD1 front cover, its needed for the short waterpump as I want to keep the front end stock.
I have about 6 front covers to choose from.

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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by Rossco » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:02 pm

Water pumps are interchangeble

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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by ChrisJC » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:04 pm

The shortest front end is the one from a P38 Range Rover, but you lose the distributor!

It's what I've done in my Landie.

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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by Rossco » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:54 pm

Or as an alternative you could go with an electric water pump.

I've just installed one on my latest build which is also destined for a Land Rover


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Re: 1970 S2a Land Pig engine debacle

Post by Andys101 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:01 pm

Nice lump!
I'm going to stick with the SD1 front end for the time being but, where I go in the future is very open...

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