V8 Land Rover first start in 2 years
Thos 1974 Series III 109 stripped a gear tooth (or several) a couple of
years ago and hasn't been run since. Purely out of interest, I decided to
see if it would still go, with impressive results. The Landy was originally
fitted with the 2.6-litre 6-cylinder IOE engine, but is now running a
3.5-litre Rover V8 with SU carbs from an SD1.
Will the V8 Land Rover start again?
Three years ago I did a cold start video of this Land Rover Series III and
now I thought I'd try again. Marvel as I fight cobwebs, moss growth and get
annoyed at some birds.
520bhp V8 Land Rover Defender!
Behind the scenes of Jerry Thurston's 520bhp Twisted Land Rover Defender
test for Land Rover Owner International magazine's September 2013 issue.
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Land Rover Defender 4.6 V8 in bomb hole
Tom in his well-prepared, mega-squirted V8, playing around in the in "new
I went in this with my 3.5v8, but naturally, the distributor filled with
water and I drowned it. Doh !