Small Block Chevy 350 into Dakar / Range Rover
The Adapter Plate
My conversion is based on a friends original design, but differs in that my adapter bolts directly to the original torqueflite adapter that Land rover made in the early 80's to fit automatic transmission to the range rover.
Paul Bishops original Design
The following pictures show Paul’s adapter. This design benefits from the fact that you don't need to source the original adapter that Land rover used. However, this design doesn't have provision for mounting the high/low/diff lock lever. Paul has this CNC machined from billet ally.
My Version of the Same Design
This picture shows what im trying to achieve; namley Small block chevy, TH350 autobox and Land Rover LT230 all coupled together. At this stage, i was trying to take measurements and make sure it was all going to fit.
These pictures show my version of the adapter. To keep things simple we re-
Thanks to my DAD for spinning this masterpiece up for me!
Start with a billet of Aluminium (yes, dad can't spell!)
Heres the adapter, the coupling shaft and the all important thinking lubricant (Mmm Beer).
Once the adapter was made, It needed aligning on the original Range rover adapter