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    Default Re: My next project......

    the whole idea of doing a “project”, is to spend as little as possible ( well in my case )

    I have:
    BMW 318i.... man & auto box, complete wiring loom & all electrickery -just missing the starter & flywheel
    2,6 side valve ( fitted in my Tug- running and works once in 3 months when I need to move Landys in the yard) I also have a 3lt Weslake head & 28 degree dizzy which will push it past the 3,5 V8
    2,5 Falcon diesel & LT95 box
    3,5 V8 & LT95......

    To me the 2,6 side valve had got the best “sound”....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    the whole idea of doing a “project”, is to spend as little as possible ( well in my case )

    I have:
    BMW 318i.... man & auto box, complete wiring loom & all electrickery -just missing the starter & flywheel
    2,6 side valve ( fitted in my Tug- running and works once in 3 months when I need to move Landys in the yard) I also have a 3lt Weslake head & 28 degree dizzy which will push it past the 3,5 V8
    2,5 Falcon diesel & LT95 box
    3,5 V8 & LT95......

    To me the 2,6 side valve had got the best “sound”....
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    Eh, past 118kWOr is it those low-fat post P5/6 jobbies you refer to?
    Cheers,
    John Kilfoil

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Eh, past 118kWOr is it those low-fat post P5/6 jobbies you refer to?
    It's the pathetic 100kW defender engine.
    Jakes Louw
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    It's the pathetic 100kW defender engine.
    Ah, the ones that convert petrol into noise....
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    Default Re: My next project......

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Ah, the ones that convert petrol into noise....
    Indeed. The Converter V8.
    Jakes Louw
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    Weslake conversion :


    Weslake head(1966-67)
    swept engine volume: 2625cc
    cylinder bore: 77.8mm
    piston stroke: 92.1mm
    compression ratio: 8.8:1
    power: 123bhp at 5000rpm
    torque: 142ft lb at 3000rpm......

    Rover 3.5 V8: 118bhp....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    Weslake conversion :


    Weslake head(1966-67)
    swept engine volume: 2625cc
    cylinder bore: 77.8mm
    piston stroke: 92.1mm
    compression ratio: 8.8:1
    power: 123bhp at 5000rpm
    torque: 142ft lb at 3000rpm......


    Rover 3.5 V8: 118bhp....
    And, the SOUND of the 6 through a cherry bomb...
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    Got the suicide front end boxed up.....next is the back axle, and then the chassis Click image for larger version. 

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    Looking good, man!
    Must come around and critique for you....
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    Just had a brain fart......sitting at home waiting for the garage door motor replacing dude and was looking at the drawings of the front end again.....

    My whole problem was that the connecting rod was is the way of dropping the spring behind the I beam, so I opted to mount above the axle. I looked at reversing the whole axle to get the connecting rod in front, but this would interfere with the caster angle ( easy fix -tilt the axle to compensate) and the Ackerman steering geometry..... not such an easy fix.

    Looking at the drawings today, I thought of anti-Ackerman.... all the F1 cars are doing it cos it gives a higher slip angle (more traction in corners)

    looks like it’s back to the drawing board
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    Finally got a chance to do a bit of work....
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    Some 5 x 40 reinforcement- don’t want the front axle mounts shearing off ( V8 power and all)

    Started welding up the back rails....Click image for larger version. 

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    Just about done with the rails....Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice going, Gary!
    I like the table....
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I like the table....
    I’ve got about 6 of them.....
    Some guy (can’t remember his name) just left them in my shop ....
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    Just gonna put this here .......Click image for larger version. 

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    Sad thing is that it’s gonna get covered by the gusset plates
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    Just gonna put this here .......Click image for larger version. 

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    Sad thing is that it’s gonna get covered by the gusset plates
    Sod's Law isn't it? Your first decent weld and you have to grind it flat and hide it.
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    Oh that is so nice, real steel and all on the forum... finally...
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    Regards - Marco Chezzi

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    I’m looking for a Rover V8 to 21R gearbox bell housing ( or adaptor plate)....

    Anyone other than the “just buy one from Gilo” option

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    Do the gearbox on Puttanesca and you will have a suitable bellhousing, then, make and adapter plate.....
    I told you I will help you do the job, stop being lazy...
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