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Not quite a car but V8 powered

Post by James 33 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:57 pm

Been building this Trike for the last 2 years. Its fitted with a 4.0 TVR Chimeara engine with a Edelbrock 500 carb and duel plain manifold. Mated that uo to a ZF4hp22 auto box from a Bmw E30 but fitted with a Rangerover bellhousing and torque converter. Back axle is Jag XJ6 narrowed 8". Everything else Frame, forks, exhausts etc i have made myself. Hoping to get it on the road this year. 8)

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Post by richardpope50 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:43 pm

Wow, that should go. I thought my Rush is a bit of a handful but yours looks as though it will be much more challenging.
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Post by James 33 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:04 pm

My mare has one with a tuned 3.9 so similar power and it goes like a stabbed rat. They do handle suprisingly well too. My mate can get the back out before the front will understeer. Just drive it off the thttle.

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Post by ChrisJC » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:33 pm

Looks good.

My only comment is that the E30 'box will be set to change up at at least 6000RPM under full throttle. The V8 will struggle to get to that, so you might end up having to change the governor to bring the shift point down a bit.

But I only speak from hearsay as I've never tried it.

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Post by James 33 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:54 pm

ChrisJC wrote:Looks good.

My only comment is that the E30 'box will be set to change up at at least 6000RPM under full throttle. The V8 will struggle to get to that, so you might end up having to change the governor to bring the shift point down a bit.

But I only speak from hearsay as I've never tried it.

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Thanks ill look into that. Not sure what the TVR engines can rev too. I have an old Rangerover box that i brought for the Bell housing and sump so maybe could use the governor from that too if its shifting too high.

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Post by Eliot » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:20 pm

James 33 wrote:
ChrisJC wrote:Looks good.

My only comment is that the E30 'box will be set to change up at at least 6000RPM under full throttle. The V8 will struggle to get to that, so you might end up having to change the governor to bring the shift point down a bit.

But I only speak from hearsay as I've never tried it.

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Thanks ill look into that. Not sure what the TVR engines can rev too. I have an old Rangerover box that i brought for the Bell housing and sump so maybe could use the governor from that too if its shifting too high.
Many of the TVR engines are bone stock rover V8 engines - so i wouldn't get too excited!
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Post by James 33 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:29 pm

I'm aware they don't have much done to them. Mine does have duel valve springs and a cam but apart from that I'm not sure what else.

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Re: Not quite a car but V8 powered

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:52 pm

That bell housing /trans combo is what I have for my Capri , but I'm about to slice the front,one side and rear of the Trans pan, to allow me to bend (at the remaining side) the base of the pan down 10° and weld in a wedge shaped bit of sheet steel so as to level it . My trans came out of a BMW. Is this essentially what the rangie pan does?
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Post by ChrisJC » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:48 pm

Assuming by trans pan you mean sump, then the Rangie sump is larger to allow the vehicle to operate at steeper angles.

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Post by James 33 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:14 pm

The trikes been on the road 18 months now but I found the Range Rover sump didn't allow enough ground clearance. Over the winter i replaced it with the original BMW sump. Had to guess how much oil to put in it but all seems to be working ok although noticed it gets a but hotter.

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Post by James 33 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:29 pm

Here's the finished article. Been all over the UK and to Germany and Holland so far. 😎
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Re: Not quite a car but V8 powered

Post by Ian Anderson » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm

That looks like fun
Do you need to jump through the IVA hoops to get it registered?

Not much to keep the rain off though!😇
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Re: Not quite a car but V8 powered

Post by ChrisJC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm

Very nice. I like that a lot.

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