This kit is no longer available for purchase. However some spares are still available
THE FOLLOWING DETAILS ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY
This conversion is designed to fit on the standard Land Rover 4 cylinder chassis mountings. No welding is involved. The kit is a comprehensive kit and usually on the shelf. The engine will give the vehicle excellent performance and an improvement over the 2.25 ltr. petrol engine. Some customers are removing Diesel engines and fitting the V6 with LPG! (See below). The conversion is designed to fit the Land Rover with minimal alterations, the only conversion to give this performance with out major chassis or bulkhead mod’s. You will need to inform your insurance company of any alterations to the vehicle, you may have to move insurance companies as some companies do not allow major alterations.
To identify 3ltr v6 engine, the distributor is situated at the front of the engine, whereas the 2.8ltr v6 is at the rear.
Basic Conversion Kit contains:
- • Alloy Flywheel Housing and Spigot Bush Adaptor
- • 2 Engine Mounting Brackets
- • Fan Spacer and Bolts
- • Thermostat Housing
- • Accelerator Cable and Clips
- • Mud Shield for Flywheel Housing
- • Clutch Release Housing Gasket S1, 2, 2A only
- • Wiring Terminal Post (Negative Earth Petrol Models Only)
- • Radiator Hoses and Clips
- • All Screws That Do Not Exist On Your Land Rover or V6 Engine
- • Fully Comprehensive Fitting Instructions
If you use our specially developed left hand (nearside) cast iron exhaust manifold, the bulkhead will not require any modifications (expect 80″ models that require a small indent to clear the rear most part of the manifold). The manifold comes complete with all parts required to fit it. To identify this it has SPLR stamped in the casting
Exhaust systems are available for both LWB and SWB models, these are specially designed to suite the V6 engine and where possible to hang on the standard Land Rover mountings.
Using your existing exhaust mounting rubbers, the exhaust kit comes complete with all the brackets, fittings and instructions that are required to fit it. The tail pipe comes out at the usual location,behind the right hand rear road wheel. Two silencer boxes are used to keep the noise levels down to a reasonable level, the system bolts together similar to the existing Land Rover system.
We can supply exhausts for both ex 4-cylinder and ex 6-cylinder models, these are suitable for all chassis and position of fuel tanks, including ex MOD types. It will be necessary to weld onto the chassis two or three (depends on model) exhaust mounting brackets, use your existing exhaust rubbers and mountings. The exhaust comes complete with fixing clamps and all bolts etc. Two silencer boxes are used to keep the noise levels down to reasonable levels. Comes complete with fitting instructions.
S1, S2, S2A up to 1967 positive Earth:
It will be necessary to change the electrical system to negative earth.
S1, S2, S2A up to 1971
It will be necessary to remove the dynamo and regulator box from the dashboard, details are in the instructions, use the V6 alternator.
V6 Engine Identification and Specifications:
The engine capacity and code letters i.e. HYB etc. can be found stamped into the top rear face of the block behind the inlet manifold above the flywheel i.e. 25 for a 2.5 and 30 for a 3.0 ltr, these are always worth checking as many a 2.5 has been sold as a 3ltr.
On Ford reconditioned engines (painted blue), the stampings may be on a lug above the air filter.
3 ltr V6 engines from transits are low compression. When fitting these engines, it will be necessary to fit the Granada right hand exhaust manifold and also the engine front cover,as the transit fans are offset and overhang the radiator. These engines are fitted with a single choke autolite carburettor; improved performance could be easily achieved by fitting the Granada twin choke carburettor and inlet manifold along with the air cleaner and accelerator linkage.
Summary of Installation:
The installation of the engine is basically the same for all models from S1 86″ wheelbase onwards. The engine mountings will have to be cut out of the chassis and repositioned 3½” backwards on the left hand side and 2½” backwards on the right hand side, so a welding process will be required.
These models will require the chassis the engine mountings removing from the chassis and interchanging with brackets from later SWB models, again welding will be required.
These will require a shorter oil filter fitting to clear Ford no. EFL 38 or FRAM pH 2854 or AC X 18.
These will require the bottom radiator neck moving to the other side. S2, S2A, S3 radiators do not require any modifications. Models fitted with S3 radiators (with small top tank and angled bottom neck) will require the pressurised expansion bottle kit. This is to allow the coolant expansion to take place in the bottle or the expansion of the coolant is greater than the capacity of the radiator top tank. The effect of this is, when the vehicle has been running at normal operating temperature for any time the engine is cold and the coolant will have contracted, the radiator core fins will be exposed, usually one pint of water will bring it up to level again. By fitting our expansion bottle kit, this will get around the problem. The expansion bottle kit comprises of; a blanking cap for the radiator, 13 psi cap for the expansion bottle, the expansion bottle and a length of hose to connect between the radiator overflow and the bottom inlet of the bottle, complete with hose clips. All models will need to lower the radiator cowl to align with the V6 fan.
S1, S2, S2A:
If the engine flywheel was manufactured before 1972 (to imperial dimension with 5/16″ unc clutch fixing screws) the clutch pressure plate from a Land Rover S2A 2.6 6- cylinder would be used.
S1, S2, S2A:
If the engine or flywheel was manufactured after 1972 (to metric dimensions with M8 clutch fixing screws) Use a Borg + Beck HE4948 pressure plate. The clutch release mechanism would require re-adjusting.
Late S2A 1970-71
or gearboxes with the sealed release mechanism it is not possible to re-adjust this type of mechanism, you could use two methods to get round this problem.
- 1. Use imperial flywheel as described above
- 2. We now have a special adapter that fits onto the release mechanism sleeve. Use a Borg & Beck HE4948 pressure plate.
We recommend the use of the metric flywheel manufactured after 1972 using clutch pressure plate screws. Use a Borg & Beck HE4948 pressure plate. Use Land Rover S3 release bearing. All models, use the Land Rover S3 diesel friction plate, no machining of any components are required on any part of your conversion. The thin steel V6 plate must be used. The battery tray will require moving forward approx. 2″ or depending upon the length of your battery; the tray could be shortened. If there is provision for a battery under the passenger seat, it could be fitted there, if the tray is moved or shortened, a welding process will be required.
These engines are very good for towing; as the maximum torque is lower down the rev range i.e. 2750 rpm.
These engines will not run on lead free petrol. There are several additives on the market. We can supply a device for engines that are set up to run on leaded fuel, that is fitted into the fuel line. This is called Fuel Saver. It helps with fuel consumption, performance, emissions as well as converting to unleaded fuel.