ROVER SD1 V8.

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ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 14:15

I thought I would change my previous post about the Rover for historics in this section.

I will start with photos on the weekend.

My parts shipment arrived yesterday, 4 boxes full.so now the job of stripping and fitting all the new parts will start.I can't actually believe how cheap the parts are from the UK for these cars, I even received a discount.All the engine gaskets, intake manifold, head gaskets etc are half the price of buying them from the agents here.

I brought in indicator lenses, fuel guage sender in tank, full gasket set, full poly bush set with all the bolts, nuts washes etc, 4 pot front brake calipers, discs, pads. GAZ fully adjustable suspension kit with springs,and a lot of other items.

Apart from the suspension kit everything else is genuine Rover parts in genuine Rover boxes.The brand new front indicator lensed and fuel sender unit were cheaper to import than trying to negotiate for them from a local scrapyard.

All I need to get now is the Superlite 15 inch rims which I ordered.

Everyone might think I am mad but the parts shipment just for the Rover was just under R10k for everything.I have budgeted for about +-R18k to convert the car.So the car might owe me R38k in total..In the time I have owned this particular Rover it has cost me R350. in repairs and that was an alternator.

will get started on the car this weekend
I will post some pics as I go along.

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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by gordini » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 15:01

We are waiting!!! 8O :roll: :D
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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by FairmontGT » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 15:56

Looking forward to see the progress Gavin!
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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gunter » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 20:21

and remember Gavin, i am first on the list to buy the car from you if ever you decide to sell......
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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gavin RS » Fri 03 Oct 2008, 11:33

Thanks

Will keep that in mind.. :D

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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 09 Oct 2008, 10:08

Some pics, Most of the suspension is out, sent for powder coating before the new parts are fitted.Should have my Superlites next week

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1984 Rover Vandenplas V8 (Historic Race car)
1986 Rover 3500 Vitesse with 4.6lt from V8 Developments (UK Import Ex London Police Car)
1982 Rover SDS V8 manual
2009 Ford Territory ST,
2006 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Auto, daily driver

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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 09 Oct 2008, 11:07

Thought I would also post this picture.

It is a 4.4ltr Rover V8 with all the right bits. A friend of mine has an MGC roadster with this motor fitted.very trick car.

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I will take better pictures of the car and motor and post.

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1986 Rover 3500 Vitesse with 4.6lt from V8 Developments (UK Import Ex London Police Car)
1982 Rover SDS V8 manual
2009 Ford Territory ST,
2006 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Auto, daily driver

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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Hi-Fi » Thu 09 Oct 2008, 13:17

This is a cool car! Are you thinking of racing it or just for road use?

Keep going at it!

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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 09 Oct 2008, 14:14

The Rover will be going into Marque Cars for now, hope to get it on track by November trax day at Zwartkops
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1986 Rover 3500 Vitesse with 4.6lt from V8 Developments (UK Import Ex London Police Car)
1982 Rover SDS V8 manual
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Re: ROVER SD1 V8.

Post by zahistorics » Thu 09 Oct 2008, 17:15

Looking good Gavin.

Should be fun on the track. I used to drive a 2.6 from time to time when they were new. I remember it being suprisingly nimble for such a big car.

PS For those who don't know: Marque Cars = Zwartkops speak for Fine Cars

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