Rover V8 to W50

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MAZVER
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Rover V8 to W50

Post by MAZVER » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:26 am

Due to the lack of availability of manual bits for rover v8s in NZ i decided to run with a toyota W50 gearbox out of early RWD celica's. These are a cast iron housing box so are able to withstand a bit of grunt. I had an auto rover belhousing mated to the W50 one using a alloy plate and them being welded together.
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Also purchased an 18lb flywheel to run in the conversion.
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Have driven it once and a great improvement to the auto, cost a bit of money but i am happy with the result. Be interesting to see how much abuse the gearbox can take :twisted:



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Clutch

Post by NZJavert » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 am

Hi there,

I am basically doing exactly the same thing you have done here. I know it is a long time since you posted this, but do you happen to recall the details of the clutch you used? What vehicle it was originally designed for and diameter etc. I realise I will have to get my flywheel machined and modified to take the toyota pressure plate etc but any info would be greatly appreciated.

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