The Land Rover Stage 1 V8 The Land Rover Stage 1 V8 is a prized favorite among the cognoscenti, it represents a turning point for the beloved British 4×4 marque in the shape of a £200 million government investment in the late 1970s to develop new products that were more modern and more desirable. Electric section of the Forum has given me some more ideas for lighting upgrades. I have replaced the gear lever and bushes, but no great improvement. If left for a long period standing, the oil can drain back from this channel. If you require further assistance please contact us with you gearbox number a vehicle details. As such, early gearboxes may be noisier or more badly worn than later examples.
. Apart from the paint condition having a few weakspots, the car is in otherwise very original and good condition. Raise it above the level of the master and open the bleed nipple. Looking forward to classic motoring again. This gearbox has undergone several modifications since then but is still basically the original design. Frist priority will be reviving the car and service after a winter in the lock-up.
And a family of Borg Warner automatic transmissions, which were bought-in from the American supplier and offered as an optional on four-cylinder models from 1966, and as standard fitment to all 3500 models. If you are removing the gearbox entirely, or rebuilding a spare one, some P6 companies are machining new phosphor bronze bushes and turning down the shafts for a pin-sharp gear change. The earlier version is known as the short stick version. It's easy to say, isn't it? Refill the gearbox up to the filler neck with a good quality 20w50 mineral oil filler behind grommet on passenger side transmission tunnel. The all-alloy was de-tuned to 91 bhp from its original 135 bhp, this lower horsepower version originally developed for the unusual Land Rover Forward Control.
The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the land rover v8 manual gearbox gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. The syncros must come to a stop when the shifter goes through the neutral position if the syncros are to last. Hi Guys, I hope that I don't cause too much controversy here but I have been offered a free 3. This design problem was kept low key until a lot of customers complained about R380 problems. Early cars had a metal acorn that offers a very crisp change but can rattle.
The manual gearbox is much more involving and joyful to drive and the car has a nice mid range punch, accompanied with some sophisticated Rover V8 sound. I am now more optimistic than when I began these thoughts on 5-speed boxes, when I was told that 5-speed boxes were like hen's teeth. You will now need to open the bleed nipple to push the piston home again. At the moment, I am wavering about taking the risk on this conversion, as there is not a lot wrong with my 4-speed, except that the change is not perfect, compared with my modern Toyota. Gear levers There were a variety of different gear levers available during the production life of the car - short, medium and long gear levers for Series 1, Series 2 and post-1973 cars respectively give or take. It's not as high revving but still lively and more torquey low down, so you'll shift earlier.
I am not interested in performance, well not much, but I want the car to be pleasant to drive. I am due a bonus of about 1000 pds. Offer the slave back up to the bell housing. There were two version of this gearbox. There are 3 forward gear sets - fourth gear is achieved by locking the input shaft to the output shaft, thereby bypassing the gear clusters to create a 1:1 transmission ratio. If you use the landrover setup, you will have to do a cam change on the engine and retune as you wont be lugging two tons of truck about in the Stag. Very impressed with what they offer, but as you say, not cheap.
There are quite a few twiddly bits to collect that you need to get right, otherwise there will be hold ups. You will probably be able to see two nylon bushes floating on the selector shaft. Late Vitesses, for example, had an uprated version. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. The later version, introduced around 1988 is known as the long stick version. Series 1 gearboxes went through a series of almost annual production changes from launch to 1967, when the specification finally settled down.
Nonetheless, you should think about a transmission rebuild in the future if you intend to drive the car hard. This type of conversion has been done before and im sure is well documented , but the engine is a dinosaur in in stag terms, is there nothing else available home grown that could challenge your enginering skills and maybe be more widely available. Bravely, they bought all three online without seeing them in person, and had them shipped to their workshop in Portugal. If I go to the expense of fitting a 5-speed box, I would consider having the box overhauled before fitting, as I do not want to start with a gear-box that was on its last legs. The gear on the top of the box is very short as the 101 has a remote gear linkage.
A Rover-designed 4-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox available in various configurations in the 2000 and 2200 models, and in a strengthened and revised form in all 3500S models. Series 1 gearboxes have the gear lever remote selector bolted to the transmission tunnel of the body, with the selector shaft reaching through the empty space between the tunnel and gearbox. No part or panel escaped close attention, the chassis was stripped and repainted, the body required countless new panels and a thorough restoration of the surviving originals — all were finished in bright fire orange as an homage to the fire truck it once was. Loyalty is one thing, reality is but it is a dinosaur withits own problems of overheating and cam munching but that is not what I was suggesting. I think for the moment that I will hold fire and re-asses my 4-speed.