rover v8 into humber hawk

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rover v8 into humber hawk

Post by dodger444 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:21 am

Hi
I have a 1962 Humber Hawk,I have purchased a rover v8 with carbs to put in it -I would like to keep the original gearbox and column change.using a conversion plate
has anyone done this or should I go with the lt77 5 speed box


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Post by DaveEFI » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 am

There's going to be a lot more torque from the RV8 - is the box up to it? Is it the same box as the Snipe?
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Post by dodger444 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 am

it's not the same box as a snipe -
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Post by dodger444 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:50 am

I have obtained a conversion plate to use as a template for the v8 -it's not for a hawk -has anyone got a template for a Humber Hawk gearbox
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Post by DaveEFI » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:16 pm

dodger444 wrote:it's not the same box as a snipe -
If Humber fitted a stronger box to the larger engined car, I'd want to know if your Hawk one will stand the torque from the RV8. No point in making a conversion plate if the box isn't up to it?

I'd guess the RV8 produces near double the peak torque of a late Hawk.

Think I've seen a Hawk with a RV8 at a show. If someone has done it before, they'll likely know the pitfalls.
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