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by ChrisJC
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Thermostat Bypass Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Thermostat Bypass Pipe

If I recall correctly, the heater outlet at the back of the manifold and the thermostat bypass outlet at the front are both equivalent. As long as one of them has a permanent return path back to the water pump inlet (radiator bottom hose), then all will be OK. If you have neither open, then the wate...
by ChrisJC
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Thermostat Bypass Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Thermostat Bypass Pipe

No, I believe what happens is that some heaters are always 'hot' and use ducting and flaps to change air temperature. In this case, there is no need for a separate thermostat bypass because the heater circuit does that job.

If your heater shuts off the water flow, then you do need the bypass.

Chris,
by ChrisJC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Only 2 plugs on each bank firing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Only 2 plugs on each bank firing ?

Definitely a problem with one of the two carbs.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Hello

Not quite true Dave - P38 Range Rover ones are tubular, as are MGB-V8 ones.

The P38 Range Rover ones are pretty good, certainly better than some of the really old designs. I think the Sherpa Van ones are the worst.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Hello

Yes. All the manifolds will fit all the heads.

You might have to be careful on engine mounts / starter though. And chassis rail clearance.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Your Car Video's
Topic: RWD V8 Vauxhall Nova
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: RWD V8 Vauxhall Nova

Yes please.
It would be interesting to know what V8 it has - it doesn't sound like a Rover.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.9 efi oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: 3.9 efi oil leak

It also leaks up the thread of the bolt/stud that clamps the distributor down.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Restoring a P38a with a V8 obvs
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Restoring a P38a with a V8 obvs

All P38's are air.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Manny's TR7 V8
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Manny's TR7 V8

Nice album - enjoyed looking at the pictures.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 Engine Numbers Updated:
Replies: 141
Views: 99802

Re: Rover V8 Engine Numbers Updated:

I believe the angled oil filter was achieved by an elbow screwed to the flat face of the downward pointing front cover. Only the front covers that were destined to have the elbow had the necessary threaded holes, so you can't fit an elbow to a non-elbow cover, but you can remove the elbow if it's pr...
by ChrisJC
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Camshaft end float
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: Camshaft end float

I think 5mm is too much. I would go by the manual.
I suspect RPi think you said 0.5mm.
It's worth trying to understand why it's so much though. What is wrong and where?

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Camshaft end float
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: Camshaft end float

RAVE says 0.05mm to 0.35mm, measured without timing chain fitted.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Gems front cover by pass valve
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Gems front cover by pass valve

RAVE makes no mention of the insert. It specifically shows the piston, spring, end-cap and o-ring.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Restoring a P38a with a V8 obvs
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Restoring a P38a with a V8 obvs

Interesting choice of vehicle restoration! Good luck.

Chris.
by ChrisJC
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Your Garage Scene
Topic: Cortina MK3 V8E
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Cortina MK3 V8E

Nice. Keep the pics coming as you do the project!

Chris.

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