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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:31 AM
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LT-85 V8/engine options

Anybody know if what the largest size Rover V8 that can be mated to an LT-85? Or other V8 options that mate to the LT-85? I really enjoy my current diesel engine; however, the ridiculous Dodge 5.7 2500 pickup that I got from Kraig has me loving V8s again after 5 years of driving diesel Rovers.
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I'd suggest you follow the LS gen3/NV4500 thread..... overall should work out cheaper than building a hot RV8 engine
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 04:09 PM
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Any Rover V8 will bolt up to your LT-85 if it has the V8 mainshaft and bellhousing which is one of the stronger transmissions that Rover produced. I suggest checking out if you are interested in building a Rover V8. It's not all that expensive to build, after all it is an American design. I built up a 4.6 for my 110 and I am very happy with it's performance. I guess it's all about what you plan to do with it when you are done.
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