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Post by ged » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Robrover wrote:Looks great Ged, which cam did you change over to? Ever had it on a dyno?

Thanks Robrover. :D

Cam's a stump puller, but with the rockers I get approx 0.020" more lift. I did want a Tornado but they aren't available at the moment. However I'm pleased with the outcome (for now). It pulls like a train & I have to keep a careful eye on the revs as it's easy to rev past 6000rpm.

As for rolling roads no I haven't.
I'm defo old school so I read the plugs for mixture, same with the timing (see how it pulls at different amounts of advance without pinking & how willing it is to rev).

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Post by ged » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:25 pm

bigaldart wrote:Ged,

Looks great, would love to know more about the rocker gear, construction, materials, bearings used, any chance of making another set :)

I would really like to get some insight, might even consider making some ourselves.

Keep up the good work

Alan
Thanks AL,

Much appreciated! :D

As for the rest leave it with me & I'll I let you know.

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Post by Jono FD3 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:50 pm

top work matey, love the rocker setup you have done..... I enjoy tinkering and fabricating things, but that is way out my league!!

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Post by mgbv8 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:00 pm

A very nice Job Ged!!

Well done mate :)

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Post by ged » Wed May 09, 2012 6:54 pm

Thank's fella's

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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by ged » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:34 pm

I've not updated this for a while.
Car's been sat unloved in the garage for over 4 years. Anyway it's been long over due to go back on the road.
All fluids have been changed but it's still covered in dust including the inside because I left the window open. :roll:
I'll get it cleaned up & MoT'd in the next 2 weeks. Anyway here's a short video.

Image20190414_132718 by Ged Sant, on Flickr

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Post by Muscle-Manta » Thu May 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Jed, Looking at your rear disc conversion. What parts did you use? any pic's of how you carried it out please?

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Post by ged » Sat May 18, 2019 6:39 am

Paul,
I used Sierra Cosworth vented discs & calipers on the rear however it wasn't a straight forward fit.

I had to machine the axle flange so the disc would fit over it.
The mounting holes in the discs had to be slotted to suit the Rover PCD & the spigot enlarged.
I made the caliper mounts from scratch with the correct offset to align the caliper with the disc.
I had to make my own handbrake cable.

At the same time you need to up grade your front brakes!

I used 305mm vented discs from an XJS with the Rover 4 pot calipers. The calipers were mounted on adaptors which spaced them out from the centre & rotated them so that the holes didn't clash.
This will not fit inside a Rover Vitesse 15" wheel.

It was a lot of work but I enjoyed the challenge.
The end result was really good brakes, that just stop you fast with no nasty habits.

Some photos below.

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ImageCALIPERMOUNTS by Ged Sant, on Flickr

ImageFRONTDISCS1 by Ged Sant, on Flickr

ImageREARDISC1 by Ged Sant, on Flickr
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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by DaveEFI » Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 am

To avoid having to modify the hubs on the rear axle, I found a Maserati disc which fitted over it. Here's a pc on the slave axle I used to sort things out. The PDC was very different, so the disc did need work.

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I have an XJS front brake conversion which fits the original 15" wheels.
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Post by ged » Sat May 18, 2019 10:13 am

DaveEFI wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 am
To avoid having to modify the hubs on the rear axle, I found a Maserati disc which fitted over it. Here's a pc on the slave axle I used to sort things out. The PDC was very different, so the disc did need work.
Did you ever finish it?

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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by ged » Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 pm

I looked into fitting dual exhausts when I did the bodywork in 2008. I decided at the time it was too much hassle as I would have had to remove the fuel tank & fit a fuel cell in the boot to achieve what I wanted. As a compromise I channelled the boot floor so that I could fit a duel 3" tail pipe & raise it up. I always thought the SD1's exhaust was a design after thought & never looked right. It's only taken 11 years for me to get around to finishing it!

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Post by Muscle-Manta » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:19 pm

Thanks for the photos and description Jed. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back not been on the forum for a while. Love the look of the exhaust! very neat.

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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by DaveEFI » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 am

The cranked over exhaust is to stop fumes being sucked into the car. Anything else is likely to do it so some extent.
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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by ged » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:49 am

DaveEFI wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 am
The cranked over exhaust is to stop fumes being sucked into the car. Anything else is likely to do it so some extent.
The only time I've ever had a problem with fumes is when the flap in the tail gate was not fitted correctly. I have zero ingress of fumes with this tail pipe.

I know you're a serial forum poster & you fancy yourself as an expert on all subjects Dave, but If you have nothing positive to say then kindly keep your unsubstantiated opinions to yourself.

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Re: 1982 SD1

Post by DaveEFI » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:21 pm

Thank you for your kind words.

if you check the SD1 forum, you'll find plenty evidence of fumes entering the car with non standard exhausts. With all the flaps in the tailgate present and correct, and the seals too. One such only last week.

Perhaps you never wondered why Rover chose to fit that odd looking tailpipe?
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