Thanks for letting me join the group.
I hope someone may be able to give me some advice.
I have a series 3 109 Land Rover 1972 as I understand it is an ex RAF the vehicle is Blue with Cream coloured hard top 3 Door. the log book says series three and then the serial number plate and Reg says it is a 1968 series 2A which is is definitely not as the bulkhead and everything else is a three, and I think there has been some jiggery pokery with id plates in the past my problem is I can't fully identify where the engine mounts should be. I was told by the person I bought it from it originally had a 6 cylinder engine fitted and this was removed to fit the engine it currently has due to the fuel consumption
The current engine fitted is a 1993 Transit DI 2.5 diesel engine onto a standard series three gearbox with overdrive fitted, this is connected using a cast aluminium adopter plate.
My problem is that the original engine mounts were removed from the chassis and the transit ones then were welded in the correct place for the transit engine. I would now like to change the engine to a 300tdi as the transit engine is quite under powered especially when using the overdrive. therefore I would like to replace the mounts in the correct position to install the 300 engine on its own set of mounts (I am aware there are some other adaptions that will be required). this has also been complicated as I have been told that if my vehicle had the 6 cylinder engine fitted originally the bulk head will be positioned 3 inches further back than a standard 4 cylinder engine. So as you can understand I am a bit confused where to go with this.
I am hoping members could help me on a couple of fronts
1) please could some one advise me how I can identify if the chassis is an original 6 cylinder 109 (The chassis is not a military 1 ton), ie what are the clues to confirm which it is?
2) it would also be helpful if some one could confirm the measurements and shape of the mounts to help locate the mounts correctly for the 300 engine mounting brackets in the series chassis.
Thanks in advance for any info someone could supply and also thanks for reading and considering if you could help.