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1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe Inline-Six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

In 2008 Tom Davies purchased a 1986 Land Rover 110 with a naturally aspirated 2.5 L inline-four. The SUV spent the first part of its life (until 1993) on a Military base in Cornwall, England. In Tom’s care the Land Rover would receive a second life and be transformed into something really unique.

1986 Land Rover 110 in RAF military base

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

Tom knew from the beginning he would use a Cummins motor. He started with a 5.9 L 6BT 12-valve inline-six that eventually gained a 24-valve head. That eventually gave way to a 2008 5.9 L ISBe common rail inline-six. He upgraded the 24-valve ISBe with a BorgWarner K29 turbocharger and fuel system consisting of larger injectors and FASS 150 gph pump in a custom tank. The changes resulted in 386 horsepower (283 kW) and 1003 Nm (739 lb-ft) of torque.

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

Tom paired the Cummins inline-six to a Dana Spicer five-speed manual transmsision. It uses a steel flywheel and custom 13-inch clutch. Power is sent to a Dana 80 10-lug axle in the back with a Detroit Truetrac differential. The Land Rover still uses the factory front axle but without internals.

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

The Land Rover was originally built with a van body. Tom converted it to a pickup body and shortened the rear chassis. The suspension features a Ranger Rover P38 steering box, Sumobar steering rods, and Devon 4×4 trailing arms. A set of custom 17-inch wheels cover front brakes with EBC vented and slotted/drilled rotors and rear brakes with Chevy tow truck calipers.

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

The project weighs 2350 kg (5180 lb) total with 1300 kg (2866 lb) over the front axle and 1050 kg (2314 lb) over the back axle. This results in a 55/45 weight bias. You can view more photos of Tom’s Land Rover and follow the progress on C510 Facebook page or @c510gvu.

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

1986 Land Rover 110 with a 5.9 L Cummins ISBe inline-six

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