Old Rover

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Trunks

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May 31, 2008
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Yep, 3l V6, in its day a very fast car.
Nicknamed "the working mans Ferrari"

The SE5 series handled best :)

Not that fast by today's standards, but I'm considering dropping a 3ltr V6 BMW diesel in it! Now that will be properly fast :)


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crosslandkelly

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Nicknamed "the working mans Ferrari"

The SE5 series handled best :)

Not that fast by today's standards, but I'm considering dropping a 3ltr V6 BMW diesel in it! Now that will be properly fast :)


Wow, the engine will fit in the bay, but will the bell housing have enough clearance, or can you mate the BMW lump to the Ford gearbox.:burnout:
 

Silverclaws

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Jul 23, 2009
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The P5B I always liked them, my old headmaster had a maroon coupe and it was lovely, but old cars, the sadness when they go, I have experienced that with two cars now, the first being a 1955 series one land rover I spent most of my teens restoring, and the second was a 1977 VW Devon sundowner which I had had for ten years of every day motoring ad use at week ends for what it was intended. I would have liked to have kept them, but the ex wife you see, she didn't see any sense in collecting cars and besides the money would be useful.
 

Trunks

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May 31, 2008
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Wow, the engine will fit in the bay, but will the bell housing have enough clearance, or can you mate the BMW lump to the Ford gearbox.:burnout:
The engine bay is massive, that's where the spare wheel goes too.

It fits with the BMW gearbox, it just needs a bit of the bulkhead removing :)




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woof

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I once took a "young lady" out in dads rover, & she ended up scratching the walnut dash with her high heels(don't ask), next day the old man dragged me out of bed, to explain the scratches, out of fear i blamed the dog, i'll never forget the look on that dogs face as it flew by the widow "why did you blame me ?"..

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crosslandkelly

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Jun 9, 2009
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The P5B I always liked them, my old headmaster had a maroon coupe and it was lovely, but old cars, the sadness when they go, I have experienced that with two cars now, the first being a 1955 series one land rover I spent most of my teens restoring, and the second was a 1977 VW Devon sundowner which I had had for ten years of every day motoring ad use at week ends for what it was intended. I would have liked to have kept them, but the ex wife you see, she didn't see any sense in collecting cars and besides the money would be useful.
Bummer:deadhorse::dunno: