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Re: Post your pics please

Postby MM » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:14 pm

Superb. What sort of performance does it give?
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby Jingle » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:50 pm

Not sure yet, have to wait till weather & road conditions up here both improve before I take her out. This is engine no.3 - 1st & 2nd ones, 3.5 then a 3.9 both had issues, this is the first Rover V8 that I've got running with good oil pressure & fuelling is now all set up, plus with rebuilt 5 speed, hoping for some fun in the sun. Hindsight might have got me to go down a different V8 route, but when you have everything set up for it, you persevere don't you?
Also need to finish off fitting & painting new grille front panel & reshaping front of bonnet before going back on road & no doubt I'll find a few other jobs along the way.....fingers crossed I will get to this year's MMOs meet in August and a few other more local ones before that.
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby plastic orange » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:53 pm

Performance should be similar to Muj - 14.5 quarters @ 97 mph which equates to 60 in around 6 seconds. Best I got with a mild tweaked 3.5 was a 15.2.
Any faster will require headwork, or forced induction/nitrous as the Rover is expensive to tune over a certain level.
I'm sure if you were doing it again Jim, that you'd go for one of the modern V8's out there, eg Lexus or BMW, both giving around 300hp in standard trim, or at least 100 more than the Rover :D

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Postby Jingle » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:10 pm

That's me just back from a rather cold garage - Fabricator Robbie not putting on his fire today, must think the welding he is away to do on my front panel will keep him cosy!

Agree Pete, a modern V8 or even what guys on here are doing with the modern Fords is another option - the professional panel beaters next to Robbies, currently have an Audi RS4 & a V10 BMW in for some repair work - now how long would they notice before either had an engine swap...... ;)
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby plastic orange » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:15 pm

I get over 30 mpg with my LS powered Minor - not sure the 4 cylinder boys do any better. Also, having seen some of the Ford powered minor's times, they'll need to do a lot to catch a V8 up the strip :D

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Postby Jingle » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:45 pm

Fingers crossed, that's Mabel home, back together & ready for some serious use this year. Very happy with refurbished front calipers with new discs & pads, all steel front grille blended into wings & the all important rebuilt V8, which ran very sweetly on the 15 mile dual carriageway cruise home.

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Postby Jingle » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:10 am

Sorry Moderators, need to read tips bit too, will ensure I do as requested with photos from now on to get rid of white surround etc.

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Postby MickEssex » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:42 am

Jingle wrote:Sorry Moderators, need to read tips bit too, will ensure I do as requested with photos from now on to get rid of white surround etc.

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Re: Post your pics please

Postby Midnight Oil » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:40 am

I'm afraid you won't get enough cooling through that grille - air is viscous and just won't get through the holes smoothly. I suggest you test it by running a fan through it before you hit the road. Grilles with holes like that tend to cause the airflow to bounce off and create massive turbulence. Nice job though.
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby Custard » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:44 am

I know your engine probably puts out a bit more heat than a Midget one but mine is fine with a small Mini Kenlowe between the grill and a standard radiator. (Which is why the slats had to go in the first place). And the fan is still off most of the time.

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Re: Post your pics please

Postby Jingle » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:06 pm

I appreciate your concern and info, I have two large electric fans in front of radiator (which is a larger capacity 3 core unit) & therefore, same as you Custard, why the slats had to go and with the engine running Evans Waterless coolant, she sits at just over 82 deg and doesn't really move, if she does, the fans kick in at 85 and then she sits back down again. Tried and tested last year and very much so just at the weekend there, when queuing at a drive thru' :lol:
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby Midnight Oil » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:27 pm

Jolly good then. 8)
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Re: Post your pics please

Postby plastic orange » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:46 pm

It never gets warm up here anyway :D


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