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What a clean install, Brian.
Great work and fantastic write-up.
As an early adopter of this conversion, it must feel really good to be able to complete it yourself, and have all your work be rewarding.
Am of the opinion that one reason we own this marque is because they are relatively easy to work on and adapt to our particular needs.

It will be so nice when all the kits are available for someone, even with limited experience, to have the joy and self reliance to pull out a lethargic engine and install the reliable GM / Chevy inline 6 cylinder engine.
Then you can keep up with highway traffic, tow a camp trailer, and have decent off road performance.

Am working on a similar install in a RHD 2 door 110.
Hope to have it on the road this fall or winter.
Am psyched up with enthusiasm...
 

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I took it out again today for a couple of additional reliability runs aground town and it went well. Pulls nicely and has plenty of power...very enjoyable.

I have not had a chance to get above 50 mph yet due to only being on windy backroads and I’m trying to take it easy for the 1st week or so, but I’m sure it will cruise fine at 65-75mph all day long if I wanted to. I don’t have a RPM gauge, so I won’t be able to report back with an actual RPM at highway speeds, but I’ll likely give the highway a try this week and still see how it goes.

Here are a few more pics of my 250 conversion from today...






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I have been thinking about changing out the original carbs on my 3.5L V8 with new intake and Holly EFI. With these Robert conversions, I'm now thinking about waiting and just swapping out the engine with one of these.

Brian, that conversion looks awesome!!!!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #33 · (Edited)
John:
What a clean install.
Looks fantastic!
Our Chevy powered 110 is a joy to drive and will bet that 109 pickup is just as much fun.
 

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Discussion Starter · #34 · (Edited)
These engines are everywhere. Here's a few examples:
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Used Chevy 250 in Paw Paw, WV for $150.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/676296356218940/

Ad says it ran fine.

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Used Chevy 250 engine out of 72 c 10. Engine runs good. $350
Raphine, VA

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2204324159677361/

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1978 Chevy 250 High Performance motor out of a truck for $300
With AC Compressor
Hickory, NC

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/377894322863488/

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1967 Chevy chevelle 250 6 cylinder engine. $100
Harrisburg, PA

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483132632240533/
 

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Discussion Starter · #36 · (Edited)
Why not just use a sbc at this size ?
The SBC failed the evaluation testing about 15 years ago.
Don't believe the SBC is an easy weekend conversion that can be carried out by a DIY novice with limited mechanical skills.
The SBC ancillaries could be more difficult clearance wise on the wider SBC engine.
A SBC will destroy most Rover gearboxes.
And finally, today, there are already V8 conversions available on the market.

The inline 6 engines are cheap and plentiful in the used marketplace and are a better fit.
It always happens no matter what the forum, the SBC conversion comes up, but is not a debate thread on which engine is best to install.
 
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