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Old August 23rd, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Semi roverish TR7 to TR8 conversion

So it looks like the TR8 uses the Rover 3.9 (well, carbed 3.5 actually), and LT77 in 2WD form, and the radiator seems to be RRC. So if that's the case converting a 4 banger to v8 should be child's play, no?
Lots of places, Rimmer Bros in particular, seem to have everything. Found a TR7 for very small money and it looks like a good start.
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So it looks like the TR8 uses the Rover 3.9 (well, carbed 3.5 actually), and LT77 in 2WD form, and the radiator seems to be RRC. So if that's the case converting a 4 banger to v8 should be child's play, no?
Lots of places, Rimmer Bros in particular, seem to have everything. Found a TR7 for very small money and it looks like a good start.
There's a guy in Annapolis that did the conversion.

Lemme see if I can find the website.
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So it looks like the TR8 uses the Rover 3.9 (well, carbed 3.5 actually), and LT77 in 2WD form, and the radiator seems to be RRC. So if that's the case converting a 4 banger to v8 should be child's play, no?
Lots of places, Rimmer Bros in particular, seem to have everything. Found a TR7 for very small money and it looks like a good start.
Really Bill!!?? You have more space and time than sense?
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Have you checked out The Wedgeshop?
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Have you checked out The Wedgeshop?
x2 although I reached out to them a few times within the past year and never heard back.
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Reexamined the scope of this and decided not to move on it. Have three Rovers all of them need attention so not adding to the fleet at the present but thanks everyone.
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I drove the SD-1 for 15 years and just pretended that it was a TR8 from time to time. That was as close as I needed to get
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