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    3.5 v8 big end / con rod oil way

    It looks like they lubricate the bore as the oil journals line up with the hole in the rod ..... but I’ve not been able to find a choice for they all seem to listed as the same
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    3.5 v8 big end / con rod oil way

    Hi everyone hoping to pick some brains here I’m currently rebuilding a rover v8 3.5, I’ve have the bores oversized and the crank re ground.Upon reassembly I’ve noticed the new big end bearings have no oil hole to squirt up the bores but the old ones have.Ive called the machine shop that did the...
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    Lt77 conversion requirements

    Haha I don’t think I have any pics but all try and find some
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    Lt77 conversion requirements

    Used the sd1 rear mount and chopped and welded it to fit the original body mounting , so it can all be put back to factory if wanted
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    Engine block options

    Hi all it appears my block is too worn and requires a re bore ..... can I use 9.75 pistons over sized .020 .... with my 10.5 block crank and rods?? Or do I need a block crank rods the lot ? im fitting sd1 heads with the machines valve guides ect .... I would like to use my original block but...
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    Bottom end wanted

    Hi all I’m after a 14 bolt 3.5 bottom end that’s in good condition ... many thanks
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    Hot fuel pump

    I will let you know if there’s any brand name on it
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    Hot fuel pump

    It’s this stuff .... a lad from work recommended them (jap car nut) sent me the link , he said they are race car folk ..... but looking at their website it looks like they just sell trick bits for Hondas and stuff ..... I’ll see what turns up wether it’s any good is an other matter Exo racing...
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    Hot fuel pump

    Yea I’m just toying with ideas ....... but ultimately it looks like an electric pump .... which I don’t really want to do
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    Hot fuel pump

    Thanks for reply Harvey ..... I wonder if a non heat conductive spacer would help .... I’ve ordered the lagging from a race car building company ( supposed) so I’ll see how it goes .... if it’s no good I’ll give you a shout
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    Hot fuel pump

    I’ve got a problem with my mechanical pump getting hot when idling in traffic ect .... when this happens the filter is empty and the carb bowls very low more so the offside carb , if I cool the pump by pouring water onto it it will start and run fine.I see vapour lock issues have been done to...
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    sd1 heads info please

    Sorry to jump on This thread but does anyone know the amount of skimming required to keep the compression ratio at 10.5 1 ?
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    Future of the forum

    Sorry to hear about your Heath problems and wish you all the best mate .... I don’t comment on here much but has been an invaluable source of information in my restoration..... and long may it continue ... I’m not to savvy with website maintenance and stuff sadly ... I hope between the members...
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    V8 power steering idler

    Hi all require a steering idler for my ol P6 .... interested in good second hand unit or refurbed what ever really Thanks
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    Lt77 conversion requirements

    No just the standard flywheel fitted ..... definitely prefer the drive with the 5 speed over the 4
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