Rover V8 3.9 Conversion by Mc Tool

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Rover V8 3.9 Conversion by Mc Tool

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:19 am

Hi all,

Hamish is in the process of doing a very exciting Rover V8 conversion in his Capri and he's very kindly emailed me a heads up on what he is doing. Only thing is he is having troubles getting some pics copied over and posted up from postimage so I asked him to email them to me along with the details of the work involved and I will get them up here for him. So here is a copy of the email he sent over to me for all to see. I am sure Hamish will add more to this thread as he does more. It does look rather tasty indeed !!!



The plan is to get a rover 3.9 into my Capri without changing Crapi ( as its known among me, Dianne and friends)at all so I can go back to the original motor /trans set up . 1st pic is the home made clutch lever , idea is to use Crapi existing cable clutch set up , following pix are my way of using original engine mounts on cross member , right hand side gets around the steering shaft , starter ( gunna get one of them gear reduction jobs , not for space issues but coz they sound so coolWinking smile emoticon ) brake booster and the engine mounts. The mounts on the block are a bit of 50mm box (6mm wall thick ) with a bit of 50x10mm bent flat bar welded on alligned to suit the original mounts on the cross member , they are bolted to the block existing 7/16" holes , crush tubes fitted inside the box section
I have actually had the engine and gearbox in place , that's how I did the mounts and exhausts . I don't yet have a pic of the gearbox mount but it uses the original mount on the floor pan which might need a bit more thinking . Only real hassles are sump capacity ( about 3.5l ) but with the addition of a couple of big oil filters remotely mounted should go to a total of about 5l , and just needed to make sure the front pulley and the roll bar wernt fighting for space . The only real cock up so far is going to some trouble to make sure I could get the heads off with the engine in place .......completely forgetting that the end product would have a head stud kit fitted so now with the studs fitted I cant slide the heads off :doh: . Since these pix I have added a EFI manifold and a Megasquirt ecu which does the fuelling and ignition , still undecided weather to go for EDIS Eye-rolling smile emoticon just a matter of time before I cant live without it . Next step is to get a radiator ..... probly go for a custom made job as the radiator man reckons he can "do one " that will fit in the original position and easily cool the thing, More to come.

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Re: Rover V8 3.9 Conversion by Mc Tool

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:21 pm

That's one great looking engine, Hamish. It's good to finally see what you've been up to! :D

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Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:13 pm

For a second I thought Nick was putting that Lump in B112 :lol:
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:25 am

Jasonmarie wrote:For a second I thought Nick was putting that Lump in B112 :lol:
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Post by andyd » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:33 am

Love a V8 :cheers:

:goodluck:

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Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:35 am

andyd wrote:Love a V8 :cheers:

:goodluck:
You might be lucky one day and drive a pinto :heart: :whistle:
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Post by andyd » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:36 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
andyd wrote:Love a V8 :cheers:

:goodluck:
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That's real power :)

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Re: Rover V8 3.9 Conversion by Mc Tool

Post by BMWcapri » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:11 pm

Lovely motor!! Can we have a pic of it in the car please?
As long as the tach signal from the dizzy to the ecu is clean it will run well (I found it easier setting up MS on a dizzy than when i used it with Edis8, but that's just my warped world-view) Sam

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