ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

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ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by ERNIE » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:56 pm

As it says above i am about to buy a 1984 Series 3 Defender 90 Petrol SWB
Question can it be converted to Diesel whats best type of Engine
dosent have to be a speed machine.
any other help will be great
Ernie
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by StorminNorm » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:36 pm

ERNIE wrote:As it says above i am about to buy a 1984 Series 3 Defender 90 Petrol SWB
Question can it be converted to Diesel whats best type of Engine
dosent have to be a speed machine.
any other help will be great
Ernie
BUY IT :o

I would have thought someone would have paid you to take that away !!!!!!

I'm surprised you can't get some sort of cheap flammable liquid to run that on up where you live :lol:
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by Barrie » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:49 pm

StorminNorm wrote: I'm surprised you can't get some sort of cheap flammable liquid to run that on up where you live :lol:
You can, its called whiskey. But Its much to valuable over there ;)
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by GordonEndersby » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:14 am

"1984 Series 3 Defender 90"

Thats quite a mix.
Not trying to rubbish the landy but you have to be sure it has a valid ID.
If your not sure what model it is then as 1984 Id say it was a 1984 Land rover 90.
Does it have the sliding front side windows?

The series 3 was the earlier leaf spring chassis.
The 90 and 110 was the first of the coil spring chassis.
The Defender 90/110 was the re-badged 90/110 when the range rover came out.

If not then you may have a bitsa.
If you have then you have to be careful with vehicle identity that can invalidate your insurance. Some of the 90 bodies put on earlier chassis or springs added to earlier chassis can be a real hodge podge and cause al sorts of problems legaly.
And some were not built to a safe standard.

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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by Mr Shiney » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:20 pm

Gordon beat me to it.

However I would say go for it. I love my Defender 90 (real Defender 90 as its a 1994) ex MOD.

I have a complete 2.5 diesel drive train that will drop in nicely for sale!!!
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by mr v8 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:17 pm

the easiest engines to fit are the 2.25, 2.5 na and turbo or 200 tdi. 300 tdi is good if you mod the flywheel housing, gear box front housing and engine mts.

if you find a good 2.5 early turbo they chug along quite acceptably. on putting one of these in my coiler series 2 at mo. if you need any info please pm.
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by ERNIE » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:00 pm

Thanks for all the replys
Except
Stormin Normans and Barries :lol: 8-) :lol: 8-)

1 Gordon yes it has the hardtop and sliding rear windows

2 Mr Shiney Thanks for the offer but i think P&P to here would be a bit steep :lol: :lol: :lol:

will see tomorrow Buy or no Buy
Cheers and thanks
Ernie
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by Derrick » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:38 pm

Must admit to being slightly confused, 1984 was a year for both of overlap Series 3 and Defender 90, but very different vehicles (in Land Rover terms).

The military Defenders came with diesel engines, but there is a big range for petrol and diesels used.
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY A 1984 90 DEFENDER

Post by StorminNorm » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:48 am

ERNIE wrote:Thanks for all the replys
Except
Stormin Normans and Barries :lol: 8-) :lol: 8-)

will see tomorrow Buy or no Buy

Ernie
Seriously mate I would say Good Bye..........as in Slán leat :lol:
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