Rover Van Den Plas

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Rover Van Den Plas

Post by Rod » Tue 27 Nov 2012, 12:14

And so the motor is being stripped & the fun begins. As we move along swiftly like a herd of migrating Wildebeest, we'll decide what to do. Considering some very nice upgrades but unfortunately costs dictate.
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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by gordini » Tue 27 Nov 2012, 16:32

Thanks Rod, for posting...this is now the type of posting that i like...to see how other people do it. I also think the world of the cold one on the waterbottle 8) 8) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 11 Feb 2015, 09:41

Hi Rod, any updates on this.
1984 Rover Vandenplas V8 (Historic Race car)
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1982 Rover SDS V8 manual
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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by Rod » Tue 17 Feb 2015, 14:38

Hey Gavin
Haven't been here in a while.
Update re the rebuild? She's been completed & running relatively well but I'm not happy with one or two things. I'm getting a tapping noise that could be a sticky lifter? And then what's even worse is she's spitting oil from the exhaust which tells me there's a broken oil ring am I correct? Sadly the old boy who did the motor and who really is an expert is actually too old and ailing badly. So ja I'm kinda stumped. Your thoughts? I'm fearing the worst that I'll have to get someone else to open her up again. Otherwise I'm doing a few minor bits on her as is required. Need to get a windscreen, then respray etc. Don't forget to let me know when you get tired of your Vitesse.

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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by Gavin RS » Tue 17 Feb 2015, 17:02

Hi Rod
Pity about the oil problem.

I can refer you to a friend who is a guru on the Rover V8.

Sent you a mail

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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 Van Den Plas

Post by ftpguy » Thu 01 Dec 2016, 08:17

Hi Gavin

I am busy with a project 4.6 Range Rover motor build,could you possibly pass on the details of the Rover V8 experts,I possibly need to do either the top hat sleeve mod,or get another block.

thanks,cheers
Justin

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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 01 Dec 2016, 09:54

Hi Justin

I am not sure which engineering shop can do the sleeves in SA but speak to Dick Crosby, he has just done a complete 4.6build and should be able to give you more info,
His cell is 082 774 9102

Another friend of mine has a brand new top hat sleeve set with new pistons and 4.6 crank, I must find out if he wants to sell

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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 Van Den Plas

Post by Picard » Thu 01 Dec 2016, 13:03

Try chat to Jack or one of his boys at Land Rove Mega Center. They know their Rover V8's

http://lrmegacentre.co.za/

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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by bmwmaniac » Thu 01 Dec 2016, 18:30

get hold of LR service centre.
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Re: Rover Van Den Plas

Post by ftpguy » Fri 02 Dec 2016, 09:29

Thanks will give them all a try,it seems my block maybe beyond salvaging.

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