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  1. #181
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    GAME #279

    Another one for the register, # 279;

    Build: 03/78
    No: 279
    Chassis: 92337854 A (Another RHD CKD 88" Station Wagon Chassis)
    Engine: 90236167C (Originally From GAME #281)

    Deluxe Flat Bonnet; Overdrive; AVM Free Wheeling Hubs; Spare on Rear Door

    *** Of note is the engine from #281 (that is now destined for #279) has been fitted with a turbo. Unsure whether this was one of the dealer delivered turbo examples or a later addition. The intake manifold is a cast aluminium job that looks specifically designed for the task (did the 2.25 share head design with any other turbo engine??).

    It is a "draw through" setup consisting of a Roto Master T04 turbo drawing through a Webber carb.

    Can anyone shed any more light on the turbo Game's mentioned in post 128?

    Cheers, Paul
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    Would not have existed when the Game was sold, but is the 200Tdi manifold compatible? The one fitted to the pre-Defender turbo 90 and 110 should be, but the same applies.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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    I really doubt that a turbo was available from any source for a Game back in 1977/78. I was living in East Sale at the time and used to look in the SAAB dealer who had one of the first production turbo cars available in Aust - the SAAB 99 turbo. Porcshe had one but few other mainstream cars did.

    So I really doubt a turbo on the old 2.25 petrol 4 would have been available from any sources at the time. I was interested in buying a new Game at the time so looked into them in quite a lot of detail and do not recall any thing like a turbo being offered.

    Ended up buying an 86 Series 1 for $600 and painting it to look like a Game.

    My thoughts

    Garry
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    Thanks for your input Gents.

    JDNSW - I'm unsure whether the 200TDi shares any architecture with regards to the manifold design.... one to research.

    Garry - I would've thought the same TBH but there's anecdotal evidence that suggests that at least 1 dealer down south provided a turbo option (as a dealer fitted option - not factory option). If you flick back to post #128, Marshall8hp recalls taking one for a drive back in '79.

    In any case, if the engine can be salvaged I'll rebuild it with the turbo setup because....well it's a bit different.


    Cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heffers View Post
    Garry - I would've thought the same TBH but there's anecdotal evidence that suggests that at least 1 dealer down south provided a turbo option (as a dealer fitted option - not factory option). If you flick back to post #128, Marshall8hp recalls taking one for a drive back in '79.
    Yes I read that post but the recollection is probably not correct - maybe some high performance vehicles - like the then just released Commodore but I doubt something like the Landy - however anything is possible and if evidence comes to light it will be interesting to follow through.

    Cheers

    Garry
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    2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6
    1977 FC 101
    1973 Haflinger AP700
    1971 Jaguar V12 E-Type Series 3 Roadster
    1957 Series 1 88"
    1957 Series 1 88" Station Wagon

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    A few years back I was talking to a guy who worked for Leyland Australia back in the Game days and he did mention a turbocharged version. He actually talked about having taken it for a drive and getting the pants scared off him. So I believe it is very possible that there was a dealer option for it. A lot of the features of the Games were optional extras on any Landrover at the time but they were just put together in one package for the Games.
    Snowy - 2010 Range Rover Vogue
    Clancy - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    Henry - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    Gumnut - 1953 Series I 80"
    Poverty - 1958 Series I 88"
    Barney - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    Arnie - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    By the time the Game was in production, Leyland would have been seriously thinking about the turbocharged version of the same engine (enlarged to 2.5) that appeared in the 90/110 in about 1987 (but never in Australia).

    That was very early for a turbocharger on a small diesel, and it is, I suppose, just possible that trials were carried out earlier in Australia, where they were less likely to be noticed by competitors (or top management for that matter). Remember - no internet then, and overseas phone calls were rare and expensive.

    But a dealer option? Seems very unlikely to me, although a trial installation may have gone round dealers to see what they thought, and to trial in local conditions.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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    No, this was on the petrol. The Games never had a diesel.
    Snowy - 2010 Range Rover Vogue
    Clancy - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    Henry - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    Gumnut - 1953 Series I 80"
    Poverty - 1958 Series I 88"
    Barney - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    Arnie - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    I was selling cars in Darwin at that time and was friends with the guys at Port Darwin Motors and there was never a mention of any turbocharged Land Rovers.

    I cannot recall anybody in Darwin doing turbo conversions on any vehicles up there at that time.

    The Game was very expensive compared to Landcruiser and the Nissan Patrol which had just got the 4 speed gearbox and Port Darwin Motors sold very few of them.

    They seemed to sell a few S111 LWB Station Wagons I think they called them , just 2 seat 2 door . always 4cyl, hardly anyone bought the 6. Expensive comparitively then, nothings changed now.

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    I have a vague memory of reading, back in Series days, probably mid eighties, of a turbocharged or, perhaps, supercharged, petrol Landrover fire engine, being sold as an airfield quick response unit.

    And I recall that in the seventies it was not unheard of to fit superchargers to small car engines as a simple way of getting a large power increase (until something broke).
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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