Tag Archives: Rover V8

Rover V8 ExtraEfi Megasquirt – Will it run?

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There’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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Rover V8 Locost 4×4 -Wiring and Plumbing

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Locost Rover V8 4x4Putting a Rover V8 and 4wd into a Locost was always going to take a long time. Finishing the wiring and the plumbing seems to have taken forever.

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Rover V8 Serpentine Belt

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Rover V8 Serpentine BeltThe standard 4.6 Litre Rover V8 has a really long Serpentine belt. It drives a lot of equipment I don’t need such as air conditioning and power steering. Mine was fitted with a 7PK2320 belt. That’s a 7 ridge flat belt, 2320mm long. With all the ancillaries fitted, the engine simply didn’t come close to fitting in the engine bay.

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Rover V8 Locost 4.6Litre 4×4

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Rover V8 4.6Litre Locost 4×4. I’ve changed from JEE Rover SD1 to Megasquirt 4.6

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DIY Stainless Rover V8 Headers

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Rover V8 Headers - StainlessRover V8 headers made from stainless aren’t easy to make DIY. I started them nearly a year ago, but they’re finally finished. My previous attempt at making stainless headers My first attempt used bits of hoover tube. They were a…

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V8 Engine Dimensions

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A V8 engine has two banks of four cylinders arranged in a ‘V’. The eight pistons drive single centrally mounted common crankshaft. The two banks are normally set to right angles or 90°, although sometimes this angle is narrower. Unlike…

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Rover V8

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The Rover V8 began life in America as the Buick 215, since then variants have been produced in England and Australia. Between 1960 and 1963 variants sold in high numbers as: Oldsmobile Jetfire Oldsmobile 215 Buick 215 (BOP215) BOP stands…

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Rover V8 4×4 Haynes Roadster

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Rover V8 to MT75 4×4 gearbox conversion successfully installed into Haynes Roadster Kit Car

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Rover V8 Engine Mounts

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I was fed up with that old Rover V8 falling off its jacks, so I made up some engine mounts.

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