I've been looking around for a cheap V8 donor vehicle and rusty Discoverys look like good value. My question is, can you use the gearbox in a rear wheel drive car or would I need an alternative?
Thanks, that is really useful. I was thinking about just using the engine and box so if you can swap some bits to make it a normal 2wd 5 speed, that could be a way forward.the 5 speed manual is basically an sd1 box with a transfer case on the back so needs a tail housing/shaft change. the 4 speed auto is a zf again with a transfer case. apparently the rover bellhousing and convertor bolt up to a jag (rear drive) zf box so ok there too.
Is it not the LT77 box thats a standard sd1 5 speed that will bolt straight onto the rover v8? Had one in my zephyr behind a 3.5. You can go the route of using a tvr bell-housing and using a sierra borg warner T5 gearbox, but as i found out, this works out to be a more expensive option!Thanks, that is really useful. I was thinking about just using the engine and box so if you can swap some bits to make it a normal 2wd 5 speed, that could be a way forward.
for some reason the 3 speed in the range rover isn't a very good box, the 4 speed is much better. I am the guy who's thread is the f100 onto range rover, this was achieved using an LSE classic range rover, they are 8inch longer than a normal range rover, also comes with air suspension and this one came with the much stronger 4.2 v8 engine.wasn't the earlier classic range rover 3sp auto the chrysler torqueflight 727?
or am i thinking of something else?