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    Very interesting bloke. I met him in 86 when I had issue bleeding clutch on my then new to me 77! He was running a 77 with his Dad's design Norman supercharger (vane type supercharger) with sidedraft 45 DCOE weber, lockers front/rear. And stock standard Type 35 which never failed. Fuel economy was - well lets not talk about it.
    His big shed was meeting point in town for all fisho's/car people etc, to come sit/drink coffee. Had all mills/lathes, tools, that he was quite ok with people coming to his shop to tinker. Been retired now 10 years and town has missed having a local inventor, machinist and general nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dervish View Post
    According to this, they weren't until '77. Still what I would call a period modification. I'd be keen to see pictures of the cutoff LT95 transfer case if it is a BW35.



    Good to know he's still on the scene, I reckon he'd be an interesting bloke to talk to.
    Hi Dervish,

    The body that is on my POS now came with a spare 3.5 and a BW / LT 95 conversion (I used the running C9 / cut off LT95 TC behind a 350, beautifully engineered by Ritters in the day).

    IME the BW conversion didn't use a cut LT 95 gearbox, it was stuffed in through the gutted whole front box and crudely hooked up to the TC.

    This changed the mount points for the 'gearbox / TC' to about 10" further back meaning new length propshafts had to be used.

    One of the ugliest pieces of engineering I've ever seen.

    DL

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    Advice on 75 RRC

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    Hi All,

    Photos of "Automatic" badge on rear tailgate .... (its the best Ive got) and Shifter in cab.

    The centre console is not original ... that was made by the previous owner and does the job

    I don't have any photo's from underneath her but it was only through speaking with the previous owner and research did I find
    about the conversions Winterbottom Fauls where doing in Perth.

    They were the only authorized distributor in WA and looking underneath (i've owned her since 2004) I could not tell it was not factory fitted.

    Underneath its all just ...... original .... nothing looks out of place ... nothing hacked or welded or bodgied up.

    I havent driven her for over 12 months ... shes tucked behind a gate under cover awaiting time to do a engine rebuild.

    If I get a chance I'll try and take a photo or two of underneath

    Chhers

    Baggy
    "Lifes Good" in a 81 2D RRC
    "Lifes Better" with a 81 2D & 92 4D Classic
    96 V8i Disco - Sadly gone

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    I pulled out one of those autos to fix an oil leak for a customer some 20 years ago, thought it was an OK setup. The trans and shifter were out of a Falcon 6 cylinder, bellhousing a copy of a P76 one. Because of the short bellhousing the trans didn't have to go backwards all that far, some 4" from memory. A pretty tidy conversion all things considered. Nowadays you'd track down an XF to EA transmission as these ran a better gearset with bronze thrust washers instead of fibre washers in the early models. They used to fail after over heating and the gears would turn into milling cutters and come out of the back of the cage. Noisy as.

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    Will check on auto box tomorrow and try to post pics

    what about Holley v standard twin carbs?


    also have a '76 totally standard(rough body),
    and a partly stripped '78 which will donate manual gearbox, pedals etc, has strombergs with air pump system etc, and i have a set of standard twin carbs alu pipes and air box.

    i would think that standard set up would be more desirable? - just wanted to gauge opinions
    if worth going ahead with reverting to standard or leaving in its present config.
    Cec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bee utey View Post
    I pulled out one of those autos to fix an oil leak for a customer some 20 years ago, thought it was an OK setup. The trans and shifter were out of a Falcon 6 cylinder, bellhousing a copy of a P76 one. Because of the short bellhousing the trans didn't have to go backwards all that far, some 4" from memory. A pretty tidy conversion all things considered. Nowadays you'd track down an XF to EA transmission as these ran a better gearset with bronze thrust washers instead of fibre washers in the early models. They used to fail after over heating and the gears would turn into milling cutters and come out of the back of the cage. Noisy as.
    Thats the Mike Norman set up that he also used to sell bits for. So suspect conversions in Perth had his stuff. His set up had transfer case etc 4" back, not 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil View Post
    Will check on auto box tomorrow and try to post pics

    what about Holley v standard twin carbs?


    also have a '76 totally standard(rough body),
    and a partly stripped '78 which will donate manual gearbox, pedals etc, has strombergs with air pump system etc, and i have a set of standard twin carbs alu pipes and air box.

    i would think that standard set up would be more desirable? - just wanted to gauge opinions
    if worth going ahead with reverting to standard or leaving in its present config.
    Cec.
    What are you planning to do with it? Certainly if you're going to sell it, I would think that original instead of hacked-up would be better.
    At any given point in time, somewhere in the world someone is working on a Land-Rover.

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    Gearbox appears to be a GM MD8.

    google shows where the id plate is located and meaning of numbers shown and photo shown matches. Will look for this tomorrow. The gearbox crossmember has neen notched to allow the front prop shaft more space and a 2 inch spacer placed between body and chassis to lift body.
    Last edited by Cecil; 14th October 2017 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Additional infoo

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