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mgreenspan

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I don’t get using anything except for Nick Markiw’s kit. He’s designed it really well for Defenders, RRC, and I think he finished the DII kit also.

I can’t get their shop page to load to see pricing so I can’t judge, but I’d contact Nick if I wanted the kit to do it myself.
 
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ben marsico

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I don’t get using anything except for Nick Markiw’s kit. He’s designed it really well for Defenders, RRC, and I think he finished the DII kit also.

I can’t get their shop page to load to see pricing so I can’t judge, but I’d contact Nick if I wanted the kit to do it myself.
Good to know! Anyone know Nick’s website or contact info by chance?
 
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rovercanus

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Our conversion allows you to retain the factory ZF 4HP22 or 4HP24 transmission, LT230 Transfer Case, as well as nearly all accessories and factory features.
Nearly all? What's left out? Power steering? Power brakes? Power windows? ABS/TC?
 
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WaltNYC

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the development is still under way according to this thread.....
 

kennith

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It's not a bad choice if you want maximum parts availability in this nation, but it's a somewhat boring engine choice. I guess that's the point.

I don't want to do that, but it does tick me off that it's illegal here. I don't like not having the option within reason.

There should be a tipping point for cars; say at the end of the mandated emission warranty. At that point, you should be able to do whatever you want.

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Kennith
 

p m

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I am not sure even 4HP24 would stand up to LS torque for very long.
There's a Golden State-specific consideration of having to referee the engine swap. If you are curious, talk to Nick about it.
 

Swedjen2

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In California, you can replace the stock engine with the same year or newer engine, as long as it burns the same fuel as your original. If it's a '72 or older, anything goes. There is another block of years '72 to '97 (my years may be a bit off) that seams to be a grey area and a Ref would make the call.
 

Swedjen2

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So you can put a new Cummins 2.8 in a Series 'cuz the N.A. market did get the diesel Series in the 60's. I almost bought one as my first Rover. Would have been OK in the flats, but if you had to drive on freeways over the Sierra Nevada to Reno and the Black Rock, you took your life in your hands going upslope.
Fully loaded Semi's aren't looking for Series Rovers doing 35 in the slow lane.
 

p m

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In California, you can replace the stock engine with the same year or newer engine, as long as it burns the same fuel as your original. If it's a '72 or older, anything goes. There is another block of years '72 to '97 (my years may be a bit off) that seams to be a grey area and a Ref would make the call.
Talk to Nick. There's so much more.
For instance, your software load in the LS ECU has to be Fed and CARB approved. It automatically means a no for a D2, since you have to modify it for 4HP24 or disable transmission control altogether with 4HP22.
And, by the way, it's 76 and earlier that are exempt from smog check, but it does NOT mean you can legally ignore or replace factory emissions equipment.