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T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by DEVONMAN » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 pm

Just a few pictures of the progress.
Basically a chopped down Range Rover bell housing welded to a 20mm ali plate drilled and tapped for the T56 Box. A slave cylinder is added outside box to push the release arm forwards. The clutch arm is shortened by about 2" (the bit that normally attaches to the cable and will now be pushed forwards by the slave cylinder threaded push rod.
The box was temporarily mounted vertically on the plate/bellhousing (grease surfaces)and on a spare engine and using the prop yoke the pre mounting drag and post mounting drag was compared to get the best centralised position before drilling and tapping m10 bolts into the 20mm plate. Once the box was bolted down to the 20mm plate, 2 dowel holes were drilled and dowels fitted to ensure future location. Before everything was assembled the bellhousing /plate was skimmed parallel and then dial checked.
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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by DEVONMAN » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:30 pm

More pics
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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by DEVONMAN » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:33 pm

More pics. In the case of this Ford T56 box the new bell housing needed to be 129mm high to give correct engagement in the spigot bush. I don't like concentric release bearings so I have fitted a slave cylinder outside the box. The master cylinder is a Nascar pull type with max stroke 1" so a large 22mm bore cylinder is needed to get enough clutch bearing movement.
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1950 A40 Devon Hotrod with 5.0 twin turbo RV8. (10 things to make you smile)
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Been as far as the Moon and back in 54 year of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by Coops » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:48 pm

Awesome mate, thanks for posting the pics :nw
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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by SuperV8 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:15 pm

Nice work.
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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by Pocket rocket » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:21 pm

I love threads like this

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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by minorv8 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:38 am

T56 is huge and heavy, in which car are you going to fit it ?

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Re: T56 to RV8 conversion.

Post by DEVONMAN » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Twin turbo RV8 Sierra Sapphire.
Just to add, Have got through 2 T5's so need to put in something that will take the torque dished out by the turboed 4.6 RV8. The T5's didn't actually break but got very noisy with time.
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1950 A40 Devon Hotrod with 5.0 twin turbo RV8. (10 things to make you smile)
EDIS8 wasted spark, Holley Injection.
Been as far as the Moon and back in 54 year of driving. Same Car, 5 engine upgrades !!!


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