2nd Dec, HARDWARE !!
Visited Andrew Townsend, in Rugby, from the LRO list
Paid 175 quid for an SD1 and gearbox as fitted to a Landrover D110. Will be delivered in Jan (I hope)
4th Dec, EMAIL, Huw Scourfield
Spag, princess box should be dead easy to pick up, plenty about.
Are any of the 'off the end' transverse boxes narrow enough to be used in a mini, or would the engine end up sticking out of the side of the wheel arch
The "end of engine" transverse pg1 (820/2l monty) gearbox is no bigger than the vauxhall 16V gearbox and I do know someone who used it with the 820 rover engine(as in my metro) in a mini clubman, but I wouldn't recommend it due to the overall width and weight. However the Peugeot 8/16V will bolt up to this (820) gearbox when using the "old" rover 218 diesel adapter plate and provide an alloy engine which would be well worth trying IMHO. The princess box under a montego turbo engine would be interesting and probably not too difficult also.
How many of the 'not possible' combinations become 'a bit bloody awkward' if an adaptor ring is made to sit between the engine / clutch housing to sort out problems with bolt locations????
Basically the "not possibilities" come down to:- engine rotating the wrong way, sump flange wrong length(height), or just not worth the bother! There are some exceptions to this, e.g. the rover V8 CAN be made to fit the princess, a 1.8 Kseries will also mate to the metro 100(peuget derived) gearbox although how long either will last is debatable. IMHO the bolt on possibilities are sufficient without resorting to alloy fab/welding, but then look at Viku's V8.
16th Dec, EMAIL, Marcel Chichak Lots of pics of Landcrab engine/box bits
Er just looking at the practicalities of glueing different
engines into the mini, it seems that the B series box can be stuck under quite a
lot of things... (see attached chart )
20th Dec, HARDWARE !!
Bought an engine hoist for 150 quid
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