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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: rover v8 into humber hawk Reply with quote

Hi
I have a 1962 Humber Hawk,I have purchased a rover v8 with carbs to put in it -I would like to keep the original gearbox and column change.using a conversion plate
has anyone done this or should I go with the lt77 5 speed box
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's going to be a lot more torque from the RV8 - is the box up to it? Is it the same box as the Snipe?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's not the same box as a snipe -
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have obtained a conversion plate to use as a template for the v8 -it's not for a hawk -has anyone got a template for a Humber Hawk gearbox
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dodger444 wrote:
it's not the same box as a snipe -


If Humber fitted a stronger box to the larger engined car, I'd want to know if your Hawk one will stand the torque from the RV8. No point in making a conversion plate if the box isn't up to it?

I'd guess the RV8 produces near double the peak torque of a late Hawk.

Think I've seen a Hawk with a RV8 at a show. If someone has done it before, they'll likely know the pitfalls.
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