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Hot Rod WireframeI’ve been moving my car and all my tools. Now the bodywork can begin. The wooden buck has been scrapped so from now on I’ll be using the wireframe

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Rover V8 Electric Water Pump

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Davies Craig ewp150 Elecric water pumpI’ve fitting an electric water pump to my Rover V8. The P38 water pump I was using tried to occupy the same space as the front 4×4 prop shaft. I had a mate cut and weld it, but clearance was…

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Bodywork Wireframe Buck – half finished

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Bodywork Wireframe BuckWith half the wireframe buck finished, it has become obvious that although it has its uses it is also very prone to flexing. It’s own weight is sufficient to bend and distort bars. It will therefore need a lot of…

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Bodywork Wire Frame Buck

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Custom Body BuckHaving built one half of a wooden car body buck, I’m making a wire frame buck. The plan is to bend 5mm steel bar around my wooden buck. Every bar I bend around the buck touches with less than 1mm gap. I’ve made sure that no force is required to ‘spring’ the bars into place.

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Bodywork Wire Frame Buck

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Bodywork Wire FrameWith the engine running, I’ve turned my attention back to the bodywork. I’ve started the wire frame for the bodywork buck. Although essentially this started as a Haynes Roadster, hopefully depending on my bodywork skills, will end up as a late 1930’s style Hot Rod. In the past I mocked up several designs firstly in Photoshop, CAD and wood.

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Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 – Troubles Starting

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Broken Bosch Ignition Driver LegsAs many regular readers know, I’d had my Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 started within a couple turns of they crank. The next evening, with the wiring on the idle valve I tried again. Absolutely nothing. It didn’t even try to start.

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Rover V8 Tuner Studio – CTS / ATS Calibration

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Tuner StudioTo successfully use a Megasquirt you must use Tuner Studio to calibrate all your sensors. For a Rover V8 4.6L P38 the Coolant Temperature Sensor CTS has detailed calibration information available. Although the default Saab(Bosch) values are a great start.

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Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies

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Rover V8 Throttle BodiesI’ve been looking into fitting Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies. Rover did it on a limited number SD1 Vitesse’s. I wanted to modify a Thor Manifold; for it’s looks and height; to twin plenums. I’ve done some calculations.

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Rover V8 ExtraEfi Megasquirt – Will it run?

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Rover V8 ExtraEfi MegasquirtThere’s been a lot of work getting my Rover V8 Megasquirt engine from ‘looking’ ready to actually ready to start. The headers weren’t bolted on, the battery was from a car I scrapped in the 90’s and my cheap fuel…

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Megasquirt ECU – Rover V8 4.6Ltr

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Locost Rover V8 MegasquirtMy Megasquirt ECU V8 project is getting close to the point of turning the key. I decided to tidy the wiring and EMI shield the ECU.

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