- Complete Donor Car £25
- Service Items and Cam belt £37
- Adapter £72
- Engine Mounts[new steel]£5
- plating the mounts and some other bit's £5
- two landy bottom heater hoses £6
- new diesel engine mounts £5.04
- Starter and Flywheel £50
- one 90°fitting for the oil cooler hose
- sale of the 2.25 petrol engine?
- Total £205.4
The landrover will take most engines, as long as
you can stick a landy clutch plate on the flywheel and can
physically bolt the motor to the gearbox, then it's easy[ish].
I have made a wooden pattern for the adapter to fit the engine to the Land Rover
Bellhousing, I took the wooden pattern toa local foundry and had one cast in aluminium.
The landrover clutch plate fits on a Sherpa van flywheel, which will bolt to a
Montego engine and a Sherpa starter will work with the Sherpa flywheel.
The engine mounts were made from 5mm steel plate. The engine fits onto the original Land
Rover chassis engine mounts, with my engine mounts. The alternator had to be re-located to
the rh side of the motor, so a new alternator mount was made. That pretty much got the engine
bolted in place and connected to the gearbox.
The fuel, exhaust, electrical and coolant systems needed altering, I am trying to
avoid any alterations to the land rover, well petrol may become so cheap I could afford to burn
it again; not very likely. The ancilary systems were easy enough to fit/connect. I managed to
make an exhaust system from the Montego system and the land rover system. The montego engine
wiring harness plug was grafted into the Land Rover wiring harness.
I should add a graph or something, so here's one I made earlier.
So I will be saving at 2 1/2 thousand miles, not a lot but
it gets better. The graph is cost against mileage, for petrol[red]
[intersect at zero] and diesel[green] inc the conversion
cost[before it was finished]. I did graph this against LPG,
the LPG cost more than the diesel to run, not a lot but it
is more plus it has higher install costs.