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by paulmanta
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Laser cut ~RoverV8 manifold flanges.
Replies: 16
Views: 4132

If you can wait until tuesday when I'm back at work, I have some on file that I had cut in 10mm and worked out pretty cheap... Thanks, I can wait until tuesday and am interested in a set made up or just the templates if you cannot do them in 12mm. Ok, So 8mm is too thin, I thought it might be but w...
by paulmanta
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Laser cut ~RoverV8 manifold flanges.
Replies: 16
Views: 4132

Laser cut ~RoverV8 manifold flanges.

Does anyone know if I can buy a pair of manifold flanges for a Rover V8, I want to make my own manifolds and am going to use a load of prebent tube to make them and thought laser cut plate that i can just weld the pipe to would be simplest. I will be using 304 stainless so need the flanges to be sta...
by paulmanta
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Rover V8 Air starter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

Thanks for the pics, That does help a bit except i have less than no room down that side of the engine, i have no manifold at all at the moment and the starter fouls the steering. The air start idea is one I had hoped had been done before, it would save me doing the leg work and machining to make it...
by paulmanta
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Rover V8 Air starter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

Thanks for the replies, i googled up a company called "racemettle" who seem to do these gear reduction starters, has anyone used them ? i am aware there is a difference between normal rover V8 and SD1 type starters, normall its the position of the solenoid but i am wondering if the gear reduction on...
by paulmanta
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Rover V8 Air starter.
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

Rover V8 Air starter.

I am not sure which section of the Forum to put this in, its neither electrical nor engine so I thought I would put it here and hope you all dont mind ! I have a 1986 Opel Manta which is runnigna Rover V8 (SD1 V8) and i have had problems with the starter motor fouling the steering rod and also the e...
by paulmanta
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Lt77 mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Looks like the ones !

Has anyone got a gearbox mount cross beam like that spare ? that would save me loads of time making one.
by paulmanta
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Lt77 mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Lt77 mounts

I am putting an LT77 in my Manta (i took out a big jag auto box) I have it all fitted but need to find a couple of rubber mounts for the rear of the box, the ones i had have gone missing and the muppets at the local motorfactors have no idea what i am on about, it confuses them when you cannot give ...
by paulmanta
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Odd Rover V8
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

It might be best to send me a PM, I could be persuaded to sell the lot as one lump.

I could keep it "just in case" and all that but I could also use the money to finish the last few small jobs on the re-build of the Manta.
by paulmanta
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Odd Rover V8
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

It is the intermediate engine because it does have the dizzy hole and drive. The 10 bolt bottom end makes sense as does the 14 bolt heads explanation, i have never come across this combination before as i mosly run 3.5 engines from SD1's. Many thanks for the info folks now I just have to decide if i...
by paulmanta
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Odd Rover V8
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Odd Rover V8

I have just picked up a V8 Rover engine taken from a discovery, it has all the serpentine belt system on it except the alternator and has the 3.9 injection manifold still on it. The odd thing is that the heads look new and do not have the full compliment of head bolts in them, in fact some of the bo...
by paulmanta
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.5 rover Sump gasket. Rubber ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3684

Its an option, I might use the sealer/loctite method. I have always stayed well away from sealer poo before and prefer to rely on the gasket itself to be able to manage the job, I recently added rubber rocker cover gaskets to the engine and was happy that they work with no sealer or other prep so wa...
by paulmanta
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.5 rover Sump gasket. Rubber ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3684

To be honest half of the problem is that the sump flange is not 100% flat, it was a brand new landrover sump that I modified to fit the car, there is a little distortion present, not much, but enough to be a problem for the cork type gaskets. The other issue i have is that it would be nice to have a...
by paulmanta
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.5 rover Sump gasket. Rubber ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3684

3.5 rover Sump gasket. Rubber ?

Is it possible to buy a 3.5 Rover V8 sump gasket in rubber ? I am not happy with the cork type gaskets that seem to leak or weep in a very short time, I am not over tightening them either, its just that they are pants !

any ideas on suppliers if they do exist ?
by paulmanta
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Harmonic dampers/crank pulleys.
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

I see, so me milling up a lump of alloy to make a nice new compact pulley will do the engine no favours. dammit !! Is there perchance a company who sell nice shiny new pulleys with the rubber damper ring ? this thing on the front of the motor looks like a blind man designed it. Thanks for the info s...
by paulmanta
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Harmonic dampers/crank pulleys.
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Harmonic dampers/crank pulleys.

I have a slightly hotted up V8 rover engine, I want to know what options are available to me with regards to tidying up the front crank pulley, At the moment its got the SD1 pulley on it with three different belt slots and a metal plate thing bolted to the front. I have no Air con, no power steering...

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