[ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query - belated thanks

David Read defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Thu Oct 5 01:34:54 BST 2006

Hi Kent
I had both engines for about 6 years.
The 3.9 was a 9.35cr fitted out for performance with a 2bbl Holley 350 
it went into my 2door Rangie.
Went well except the Holley vented fuel furiously on steep ascents and 

The 4.6 was a 8.13 cr? (can't remember the exact figure)
It ended up with a digital Haltech fuel system in my 1984 SD1 VDP.
The lower compression ratio and Rangie cam was chosen to save the drive 
train in the SD. <g>.
As it was, I had to upgrade the clutch packs and valving in the GM180 trans.

Both gave no trouble ... With hindsight, perhaps the engines would have 
been better off swapped between the two vehicles.

I seriously considered grafting the 4.6 into my P6 when I disposed of 
the SD1.

South Oz

Kent Kinard wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 23:27:09 +0930
>  David Read <defender110 at ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> Peter
>> There is a mob here on South Oz called Whiteline Transport that do 
>> nothing except freight between our two states.
>> I have bought both the new 3.9 and 4.6 from TRS in the past.
> Now here's a man with first hand experience.  Dave, what's your 
> experience with the 3.9 vs. the 4.6?
> Kent K.

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