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by stu60
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rover v8 engine coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: rover v8 engine coolant

i thought the only golden rule was you can't mix them as creates a kind of sludge from chemical reaction. I don't think the OAT modern (normally pink) stuff wasn't invented when early Rover engines were built but that towards end of its life even BL specified the more modern OAT (lasts longer 5 vs 2...
by stu60
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: No ignition spark
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: No ignition spark

Hi Peter thanks for your reply. i traced it back to the primary circuit. it was my shiny new (12 months old) Bosch coil that has failed. i only swapped the original because it looked ..."original" and i was renewing everything else after engine rebuild. Luckily i kept the old one and swapped it back...
by stu60
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: No ignition spark
Replies: 3
Views: 165

No ignition spark

Hi, Car running perfectly then died. Fuel pump is running but no spark at plugs.Will be checking coil, distributor etc but I am suspecting the immobiliser as it just died with no warning. Does anyone know which circuits the Hawk immobiliser with key fob protects? I am guessing not just fuel pump whi...
by stu60
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Rover radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Wanted - Rover radiator

hi Peter if you still have your old radiator... i had mine rebuilt by company below. Uprated core and they also brazed a couple of brackets and installed my 2 mishimoto fans to replace the original single. Looks like new and excellent quality job and not too expensive. i think they have other branch...
by stu60
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Ace engine
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Ace engine

Hi sorry i have no explicit knowledge of teh BMW engined build i just remeber reading about it. however, on the Hawk289 site it says this is an option as per this excerpt so i would think someone at Hawk could have more info "As a model designation, the terms 1.8 and 2.6 are not only to denote the e...
by stu60
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Ace engine
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Ace engine

As an alternative and easier to source, i thought this BMW engined car looked good. i think others have used the BMW straight 6 too. https://aceac.weebly.com/ac-hawk-projects-of-others.html ENGINE BMW M20, rebuilt and bored out from 2.5 to 2.6 Litre by Robin Lackford Engineering. Triple Weber 40-DCO...
by stu60
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover v8 oil pressure relief valve - fixed!
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Rover v8 oil pressure relief valve - fixed!

Since major rebuild of engine with new top-hat linered block, bearings, pistons, camshaft, rockers, new oil pump gears in SD1 vitesses front cover etc i have experienced high oil pressure when the car is cold, if revved this could be 80+psi which didn't seem right. the car runs perfectly and with no...
by stu60
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 3348

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

These are 205/70 Blockleys. Nice period tread pattern but I don’t think they give you bulging look ( although they may have other sizes)
Rgds
by stu60
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 3348

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

not sure if Blockley have anything suitable?

https://www.blockleytyre.com/
by stu60
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: MGB rear axle seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: MGB rear axle seal

hi
that sounds exactly like mine. all i can say is Danbury seals semm to have worked. Good luck!
Stuart