Bell Auto Services introduced a TDV6 conversion to a Defender 90 a couple of months ago. The first Defender 90 to feature this innovative conversion was tested by LRO and featured in July’s issue of the magazine. You can now build your own as Bell Auto Services, in conjunction with Simtek, is now offering plug-in ECU and engine loom set-ups. Two kits are available, a basic one and a complete one, ready to simply be plugged in the engine, referred to as Type A and Type B respectively. Final prices are to be confirmed, but it is estimated to be less than £3000.
Simtek’s solution includes the use of a Disco 3 manual gearbox although Bell Auto Services’ Pete Bell is working on offering a kit to suite a Disco 3 automatic gearbox. It is also hoped that Td5 Defender owners could soon be able to use their standard gearbox with the TDV6 engine.
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