At some point its had an SU carb fitted, and it would definitely benefit from returning to something more original. There also looks to have been a problem with one of the bolts in the thermostat housing, see pictures. Has recently had cap, rotor, leads, plugs, starter solenoid, fuel pump & coil, just to make sure it fires up easily, which it does.
The engine comes complete with all ancillaries, (not tank, battery or chassis, but everything else comes with it) and its ready to remove from the chassis. The engine starts first turn, and runs very well. Some compression tests done 12/05/21 are : Dry - Cyl 1 135, Cyl 2 133, Cyl 3 135, Cyl 4 135. Wet - Cyl 1 144, Cyl 2 140, Cyl 3 146, Cyl 4 148.
There does also appear to be a small leak from the rear crankshaft oil seal. The item "Land Rover Series 3 2250cc petrol engine, 3 bearing, 81 comp, starts & runs" is in sale since Friday, May 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts\Engines & Engine Parts\Complete Engines". The seller is "rastuss1" and is located in Ripon. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.