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by DaveEFI
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Difference
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Difference

It's the depth of the of the bell housing that caused to problem here. It is more than is needed just to contain the TC - with spacers fitted between drive plate and TC. So the back of the box bolts on directly to the R R transfer unit. That extra depth caused it to foul on the bulkhead. And modifyi...
by DaveEFI
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Difference
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Difference

Wonder how easy that is? I did consider taking a chunk out of the Land Rover bell housing, and welding it up. But then decide if it wasn't going to be simple to do, be better to fit a 5 speed auto instead. Since after market ECUs are now available. But then just gave up. :D
by DaveEFI
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Difference
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Difference

I looked at fitting A ZF 4HP auto to my SD1. Sadly, due to being made to fit the 4WD installation, the bell housing is deeper than needed and fouls the bulkhead. As does the 2WD Sherpa version. Presumably plenty room in a Sherpa, so just used the existing parts.
by DaveEFI
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Another gearbox option
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Another gearbox option

Interesting, what is the weight like vs the LT77? So the Getrag GS6-37 box has a torque rating of 370Nm? The R380 fitted to the Sherpa is rated at 380Nm, and compares in weight and size to the LT77. The 2wd versions are scarce, though. We had V8 Sherpas at work, back in the day. And the ratios seem...
by DaveEFI
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Another gearbox option
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Another gearbox option

With the output flange having 3 legs and 3 bolts...could easily have rigged up a sensor to read those. You could, but are the number of pulses per prop revolution correct for your speedo head? You can convert electronically, but making a toothed wheel with the correct number of teeth seems a much m...
by DaveEFI
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Difference
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Difference

unstable load wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:18 am
The GM/Buick 3.9 cast iron V6 engine's front cover is a bolt on with the uprated oil pump.
But which water pump position? Car or Land rover?
by DaveEFI
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Fernox Alphi 11
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Fernox Alphi 11

Think the main problem with OAT is it can corrode some of the other metals in the cooling system, like the copper rad. Modern cars usually have ally ones. I've never had a problem using a decent quality anti-freeze, designed for ally engines. I had the water pump off recently, and the water jacket l...
by DaveEFI
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Lucas 14CUX on a 4.6 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Lucas 14CUX on a 4.6 ?

Never used a 14CUX, since when I wanted to change the flapper injection on my SD1 some 10 years ago, I don't think it could easily be re-programmed so went MegaSquirt, but if it is running weak at high revs and high load, you need bigger injectors. Or to increase the flow with higher fuel pressure. ...
by DaveEFI
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Alternator question.
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Alternator question.

It is charging to an extent. As I've used the car at night for far further than it would run on the battery alone. Just checked the battery volts at the terminal posts with my Fluke DVM. 12.1v ignition on, but engine not started. Very close to what the car voltmeter reads. Car started normally, so b...
by DaveEFI
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Alternator question.
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Alternator question.

It's odd. I have a very accurate 2 wire LED voltmeter sitting across the battery, and mounted in the SD1 rev counter. Normally reads 13.8v or so with the engine running and a fully charged battery. Noticed it was reading low, and the car hadn't been much used, so put the battery on charge overnight....
by DaveEFI
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Alternator question.
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Alternator question.

Alternator with two small terminals - one for the warning light, one (not used) for a diesel tach. Would it damage the regulator to connect the warning light to the tach terminal? My guess is not - apart from the thing not charging until corrected.
by DaveEFI
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Megasquirt - RusEFI
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Megasquirt - RusEFI

Would just point out that the MegaSquirt manuals - accessible from the MS forum - are extremely comprehensive. But because of that can take some reading - but do contain pretty well everything you will ever need to know. Just for information, the fuel pump relay driver on the V3 board, which is a ZT...
by DaveEFI
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: T-pipe valley venting - how to connect?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: T-pipe valley venting - how to connect?

If I remember the crank venting of the carb engines correctly, that is the air intake to the crank case, with fumes being sucked out via flame traps from the rocker covers into the manifold.
by DaveEFI
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: T-pipe valley venting - how to connect?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: T-pipe valley venting - how to connect?

On a P6, goes to the air filter.
by DaveEFI
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Oil leak from N/S cylinder head gasket.
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Oil leak from N/S cylinder head gasket.

Dave, would be interested to know what Scotchclad sealer is and where it was applied. Andy. 3M Scotch-clad 776. It's the sealer recommended in my first Rover V8 factory manual, for a P6. It seals a thread that goes into the water jacket, locks them, and prevents them corroding. The small water pump...

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