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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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Bill Adams
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SBF to Rover?

Looks like I'm going to have to go with with I got for the 109 project. It's a Ford 5.0 HO engine with fuel injection (Megasquirt) that was one of two that was going to go into a jet boat project. I'm going to have to do some switching around as the need for one of the two Fords has become greater than a future project's promise. That will leave the second 5.0 free to go into the 109.
I wonder what my options are as far as transmissions and transfer cases are concerned. If there is a way to connect the Ford to the regular old Rover trans that would be my choice. If I have to use something like an NV4500 or an NP435 or some other Ford-friendly trans, I wouldn't be too bothered. Transfer case I have now is a Dana 18/20 hybrid that would work just fine behind something like the NV4500.
I hope to find some aluminum heads in the future to further reduce the weight of the engine. Maybe even a Vortech blower! Wish it were a diesel but a bird in hand, y'know?

Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"

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Old December 19th, 2009, 11:40 PM
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Jay Goss
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Check out this site:

I believe she has a Ford 302 in her 109 Dormobile- there's a lot of info on her site; will most likely be helpful to you. If you can't find what you're looking for there- and there isn't any contact info for Terri Ann try posting this on the Series Rover forum on the Rovers North website. Terri Ann frequently posts there and she's amazingly knowledgeable when it comes to Dormobiles and V8 conversions for 109's. Good luck!

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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:16 AM
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Yes, Timm Cooper did teri ann's 109 with what I feel is a very nice conversion. Teri Ann is often on if you can't reach her otherwise. She is very nice and very helpful as I can say based on my questions to her concerning my dormobile.

*not legal advice*
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:12 PM
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Doug a.k.a. roving_beetle made a spud shaft that fit the nv4500 to the LT230 from advanced adapters i believe. i'll try to find a photo.

Follow-up Post:

here ya go: rove ron the right. new one on the left. adapter is under near them too.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Matthew Nelson
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John Dorr had an adapter and T18 available a while ago- I think he now means to keep it but could probably hook you up with one:

Otherwise Call Advanced Adapters and ask about their new Series T case adapter:
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