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rino
04-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Hi,

Not really for a 101, but I am rebuilding a 1975 Rangie which has an LT95 and a Fairey overdrive. The problem is I need parts for both..

Where can I find them in NA or even UK. I have looked up Rimmer Bros in the UK, but I cannot get any info on what is in their repair kits, plus no pics, so hard for me to know what I am actually buying from them.

Thanks

TG

Les Parker
04-29-2008, 12:51 PM
Hello,
What parts are you looking for?
We can obtain most of the parts for you, why we even have a rebuilt LT95 for a 101 F.C. for $1500.00 !!!

:)

rino
04-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Hi Les,

Thats nice, is there some diagrams that I can use to identify the parts I am looking for ???

Thanks

R.

greenmeanie
04-30-2008, 05:12 PM
Parts for the Fairey LT95 overdrive are no longer made. That is why most of us in 101s end up just swapping in the RR high ration gears. With 900 X 16s it makes for reasonable gearing. WHat parts are you needing - if it is bearings and seals then take the old one out and take it to your local bearing shop and they will see you right.

THe LT-95 was not sold in the US so most suppliers just don't stock parts although, as our host has just pointed out, they can order them for you. In the UK I would recommend
http://www.nkrecovery.co.uk/
He's big in 101 circles. I believe he also does a kit to make a stronger set up for the thrust bearings in the transfer case.

If not try PA Blanchards as they stock a lot of ex mod stuff.

Again, what aprts are you looking for? Be aware that the bell housing and input shaft on a 101 are shorter and the transfer case ratios are considerably taller.

Cheers
Gregor

Firemanshort
05-01-2008, 02:59 PM
I have a spare gearbox for my Stage One in my garage in the floor. It is in VA (Zip 20165) and I might be pursuaded to sell it. It is complete - but dissassembled. No overdrive.

ctrover
05-03-2008, 09:23 PM
I was thinking about swapping my gears for rr gears in my lt95 box.Is there a place is the usa where you can get these 2 gears?thanks

greenmeanie
05-05-2008, 04:05 PM
The transfer gear swap is not just as simple as dropping in the new gears. You will need shims as well and it is worth inspecting/replacing the bearings while you are in there. Don't forget the o-ring that seals the intermediate shaft. The afore mentioned Mr. Kay will sell you the complete kit to do this.

I would do some research first, however, as you may find your Range Rover has the high gear ratios in there already. It works well for 101 folk as the stock gearing on the shed is pretty short. I used the highest gear set which is .9962 if that helps.

You also need a special dummy shaft tool which is easy to make out of 1.5" bar tapped on one end. This is also one of these jobs that is far less frustrating if you have a second set of hands helping.

Cheers
Gregor

ctrover
05-05-2008, 05:27 PM
I have a 1984 110-not sure what gears are in it and its in the UK until january when I can import it into the states.I bought a overdrive for it-my mechanic over there can install if I want to or do the rr gear swap-just wondering which would be better-gear swap or overdrive-havent had a chance to drive it yet so dont know-but Im assuming if Im gonna drive it on the highway here its gonna need one or the other.

greenmeanie
05-06-2008, 11:12 AM
Overdrive will give you more useable gears and allow you to split shift on hills which is good. The drawback is that the LT-95 units have been out of production for a few decades so none of them are in their first youth. A worn one will howl which is very trying on a long journey. Finding parts other than stock bearings and seals is difficult. If you can, get your UK mechanic to overhaul it before you import.

The high ratio transfer gear swap will work for your 110. I can't remember it's original ration but the RR is higher. The advantage of this is that parts are readily available and it has no reliaibility issues as you are not adding any more parts than are already there. It is fit and forget. The drawback is that you are still limiting yourself to four gears. It can mean that you have to downshift earlier on hills. If you choose this route have your mechanic do the conversion in the UK - it'll be cheaper and less hassle as the parts are readily available over there.

Mind you, just to give you an idea, we used to be able to clip the tonne in my brother's stock '83 110 V8. Yes, we were thrashing the bejeesus out of it.

Cheers
Gregor

IIA Lightweight
06-29-2008, 03:43 PM
That is missing a couple gears I bought it for the lightweight but changed my mind. Just sitting on the shelf in case the 101 blows.

Maryland 110
07-24-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm pulling the lt95 out of my 110 with 115k this weekend. I'm going to a TDI setup with lt230. Anyone want to snag it up for $200 + shipping. If not I'm going to ship it to the buyer of my current diesel engine.

greenmeanie
07-25-2008, 11:25 AM
Man, I live on the wrong side of the country.

Monkeyboy
01-27-2009, 04:46 PM
Just try living in the middle.....I'm always "on the wrong side"!

CliftonRover
01-27-2009, 06:13 PM
what will the low range in a lt95 be like if it is out of an 81 classic it will be pushing 34" tires with 3:54 diffs? will I be fristrated going too fast. I will be using a fresh 3.9 to push a 100" defender pick-up around. thanks

Firemanshort
01-27-2009, 09:54 PM
I am not sure about that specific set up but look at Teri Ann's site to compare the LT95 to other gear ratios - if that helps...

http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/gear_ratio.htm

The thing to note on the LT95 is that there are a few different sets of HI-RANGE gears in the xfer box side - depending on what it was originally installed in. (Range Rover is highest and 101 / Stage One is lowest - I think)

CliftonRover
01-28-2009, 02:02 AM
thanks, looks like the truck will have a 62:1 ratio before i switch the diffs to toyota 5.29's