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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Hi Guys,
First of all an apology as I do not own a 101 although long admired them. I am actually looking for information if someone could kindly help?

I have a V8 engine in a 1986 Defender County. The engine number is 95600314 which I believe is out of a 101. Could someone give me the approximate production date for this engine?


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Hi John, Land Rover engine number 95600314A is certainly a 12 Volt V8 type engine that was fitted to the 12V LHD & RHD 101 Forward Control Vehicles. Unfortunately I'm unable to tell you exactly when it was made, but as it was number 314 I would assume it was made in the early 1970's, as production started officially in 1975, with 4 vehicles specially built in November 1974 for the 1975 Joint Services Expedition that crossed the Sahara Desert from West to East at its widest.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you Les, that's very useful information. I assume it might have been taken out of a 101 to fit a diesel engine in its place?

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You could be right? Incidentally the military painted their reconditioned engines sky blue and they aren't brand new engines, as some seem to think.

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Les, are these 101 engines the same as ones used in the Range Rover classics of the same era? I had heard something about the bell housings on 101's were shorter but I assume the engines are the same as the RR.

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The main difference between the v8 engine types is the compression ratio & the carburettors.

There is also the 1975-76 change of oil pump & front cover.

Another difference is the water pump/front cover with a car version different to a 4x4 version.

I think also there is a flywheel/ ring gear difference to watch out for?

The v8 is a late 60's engine so plenty of variants about.


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Yes its basically the same but the compression ratio is quoted as 8.5:1 for the 101FC, where the Range Rover engines were 8.25:1, then 8.13:1 and then 9.35:1 on the later engines. There were also differences with the ancillaries, in that the oil filter was different and mounted upside down, so that it wasn't clobbered by the front axle, the carb air filter elbows were different and the exhaust manifolds were special, etc. The 101 bellhousing was about 6 inches shorter than the Range rover version and even though the LT95 was officially designed for the 101FC, it was also used in the Range Rover with ratio differences.

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Peter & Les, once again many thanks for your valuable comments on the differences.

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John


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As Land Rover only built soft top General Service 101FC vehicles, I used to describe them as Luxury Cabriolet Range Rovers which upset Norman "Mr 101" Busby, the 101 Project Engineer, who quite correctly insisted they were completely different animals.

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