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    I'd go with using the inner headlamp holes for ducting too. I don't know what CFM your carb is but I can tell you it's a double pumper, it's way too much for a standard Rover engine regardless of its CFM. If it does turn out to be a 390 double pump, sell it as they're a rare bit of kit.

    If it were me, I'd be seriously thinking about fitting a Weber 38DGAS carb from an Essex V6, much better economy than a Holley which even as a 390 is a bit big for a stock engine, it'd be a piece of doddle to adapt to your SU manifold too.

    I think you're going to have your work cut out doing anything with that front suspension.
    How'd the weekend go? Well, at the moment it looks like a dolphin that's been caught in a boats propeller.

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    Interesting Read,Good luck with this project,
    I agree with removing Volvo Covers
    Also i would be looking for a new inlet manifold,
    (now you have cut through the water jacket)

    Keep looking one will turn up
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    Alright Steve, looking good...

    Really must sort out some time to come down and say Hi...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellataxi View Post
    Alright Steve, looking good...

    Really must sort out some time to come down and say Hi...!!
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    Thats gonna look the nutz

    Rather than cutting the rear doors could you not do what i did and raise the car (in your case just a little) so you can then keep the doors std
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    if its any help TC on here used to have custom p6 ,think it had a jag dif narowed the axle him selef to put 295s under the rear 5speed manual from a sd1 im sure he would point you in the right direction if you need any help with this build regards Guy
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    Changing the back axle for a jag one is definitely the way to go.Your back axle is a DE-Dion type axle which means it moves forward and backwards when cornering(why they handle so well for their size and weight),but for what you want will be a pain in the arse!That holley definitely is way to big,but I think you may have got a bargin what with the fittings on it so it may help you financially on your way to getting what you really want.I`d try and get another set of SU`s and inlet manifold to keep the motor running and wait until the right parts come up,just so you can still run and move the car.Concentrate on body work for the moment until you`ve got hold of the bits ,axle,inlet manifold ect before ripping it apart any more otherwise you can easily end up with a non running heap of parts and no enthusiasm to carry on.Good luck to you, nice bug scoop by the way,let me know if that ever comes up for sale!
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    Thats gonna look sweet when its finished!
    We had a series 1 land rover. It had a 3.5 put in it. The manifold was cut down and we used a webber carb with a spacer.

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    Re: 1972 Rover P6 Gasser Project (Warning: Pic Heavy!!)

    Thanks a lot for your comments guys, appreciated!!
    I wish I hadn't posted so many pics on the first page, my super slow knackered computer couldn't cope with it and I had to wait until it got to page 2 to be able to reply! D'oh!

    Excellent info on the carb, thanks. I think I'll punt on the carb as the general consensus is that it's too big for this engine. The Weber is looking like the one to go for and I'll start again with the manifold I think. It's no problem though, this is how you learn!

    Guy & Pixie, you're welcome over any time! I'm just about to move workshops so oonce I'm setled into the new place it'll be better, I'm all over the place at the moment!

    Paddy, great advice thank you!

    Vince- Yeah she's going up about 2 inches at the back, I think from looking at it I'll only have to massage the doors a little bit, nothing too heavy. I'm going to use the arches from the old front wings to radius the rear arches. I just really like the look of that.
    Big fan of your high riding Consul, hope to see it at a show sometime soon!

    Loving the P6 burn out!!! Hope mine can manage something similar when she's done!

    I think the front suspension is under control now after discussing it on another forum. I would love a straight axle and it will happen but it's first incarnation is going to have to be a cheap and cheerful compromise and then eventually just get it how I want it while it's on the road

    Some progress/developments coming soon!!! Thanks for looking
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    '72 Rover P6 3500V8 Gasser Project

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