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  • #16
    Can't wait till this ones done. I want a ride (then again I think we all do)
    61 Lark

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 4961Studebaker View Post
      Can't wait till this ones done. I want a ride (then again I think we all do)
      No prob...I'll trade you ride for ride, Kevin.
      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #18
        Nice thing is...there's plenty of room in there for all of us!
        (Ask me how I know)

        Dick, congrats on your new project. Add me to the list of eager spectators.
        I figured this would happen after you posted photos of Malcolm Berry's car...
        Andy
        62 GT

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
          I figured this would happen after you posted photos of Malcolm Berry's car...
          Malcolm's car is a great incentive for me, but there is no way this car will be in the same league with his. Malcolm has the rare combination of talents of an artist, an engineer, and a craftsman. Very few of those guys around and I'm not one of them.

          Hopefully it will be a nice '63 wagon when it's done....and I'll be happy with that.
          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #20
            I think I need to take a small detour next time I'm in B'Ham and see this one up close...
            1946 Studebaker M5 1/2 ton.....Got Parts?...rear view mirror,.?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by BruceT View Post
              I think I need to take a small detour next time I'm in B'Ham and see this one up close...
              Anytime, Bruce. Just drop me a PM when you are planning a trip down. I'm between the mall and downtown just off Meridian.
              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #22
                Hi Dick,

                I have a few Wagonaire-specific parts here, so I may be able to help if you need anything. Also, I did the deal on that other car we discussed, so the engine is now mine to do whatever.
                Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by gordr View Post
                  Hi Dick,

                  I have a few Wagonaire-specific parts here, so I may be able to help if you need anything. Also, I did the deal on that other car we discussed, so the engine is now mine to do whatever.
                  Thanks, Gord. I am sure there will be not only parts I need, but your expertise as well.

                  I did get that 3.5 Rover aluminum V8 together and running...



                  ...so I may not need your Olds. Let's talk though. I just might NEED to do 2 MGB V8 projects.
                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #24
                    Nice Video, I love altenative power plants, other than your standard SBC, BBC, 5.0, LS or ford Modulars...Rover, neat alternative. Is that going in an MGB?
                    What is the weight diff between the old all steel Leyland 4 banger and the all aluminum Rover V8? Do you have to do alot of frame stiffening for the V8?

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                    • #25
                      So Dick, that would actually be a (GM) Buick Special Engine right?


                      Or is that like calling an SUV what it REALLY is: a Station Wagon, so you don't say that in Rover company?
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by kmac530 View Post
                        Nice Video, I love altenative power plants, other than your standard SBC, BBC, 5.0, LS or ford Modulars...Rover, neat alternative. Is that going in an MGB?
                        What is the weight diff between the old all steel Leyland 4 banger and the all aluminum Rover V8? Do you have to do alot of frame stiffening for the V8?
                        The Olds/Buick/Pontiac/Rover aluminum V8 is 40 pounds LIGHTER than the iron 4 cylinder. The T5 that will go behind it is about the same weight as the MGB 4 speed. No frame stiffening required. The unibody construction is quite stiff. You can jack up any corner and no twisting. The BOPR "upgrade" is a common swap with lots of parts and advice available.
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                          So Dick, that would actually be a (GM) Buick Special Engine right? Or is that like calling an SUV what it REALLY is: a Station Wagon, so you don't say that in Rover company?
                          It is essentially the same as the GM 215. The Olds version had slightly different heads and 6 head bolts per cylinder due to the turbocharging used on that motor. The Buick version has 5 bolts per cylinder and looks like the rest of the Buick "nail heads" of that time. Pontiac used the Buick version in the Tempest.

                          Rover bought the rights, tooling, etc. to the motor in 1965 or so. GM found it too expensive to produce. Rover made some changes to strengthen the bottom end and used the motor until very recently in versions up to 5 liters. It is the "small block Chevy" for European hot rodders.

                          Many (most) parts are interchangeable. On the motor in the previous video, I'm running an Olds window distributor and an Olds intake. The Rover originally had an intake with 2 SUs, but I figured I couldn't get that arrangement under the hood...

                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by dick steinkamp View Post
                            no prob...i'll trade you ride for ride, kevin.
                            deal!.....
                            61 Lark

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