I can't wait to see what the performance is like. It sure is an interesting conversion (you don't don't want to make the rover v8 spin backwards for me do you ). rover v8's are onlly about 150kg from memory. The hdi will be probably double that.... The point is null and void as a lot of the weight is in the transfer case and gearbox either way.
When do you think you will have it driving so you can do some economy and performance testing
Thanks guys. I am already using an Arduino with a CANBUS shield to pull the data I need off the bus. I started off using it as a 'translator' from Peugeot to Range Rover and visa-versa, but I've changed direction now, I'm using the Arduino to translate the Peugeot data frames to PWM and pulses to interface with an earlier model (pre-CANBUS) Range Rover transmission ECU.
Today's effort: I modified the airbox both to accept the Peugeot air flow meter, which is a bit smaller than the Range Rover one, and to change the direction that the air flow meter points, to better suit the layout of the engine bay.
504 - no change. It remains just a few hours of work away from being finished, all that's left to do is clip on the trim on the RH side, attach the rear bumper, put the carpet in and clip the front seats in. But it's buried at the back of the shed and sadly a low priority at the moment.
Back on Grover (the highest priority around here at the moment), my new turbocharger and intercooler arrived for it this week.
I've gone for a GT1749v turbo, it's bigger than the original and factory fitted to a 170hp engine. It's also a variable geometry turbo, which should compensate for the bigger size and give a nice quick spool up.
The intercooler is a water/air unit, very compact and rated to 400hp. I've got an old transmission cooler to use as heat exchanger.
I'll pull the engine out again this weekend and fit the turbo. I could probably do it without removing the engine, but since it's so easy to remove, it will make life a lot easier. I'll make up some intercooler piping while it's apart.