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    Love that car...this will awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Phil View Post
    Thanks for the positive responses - I've been drawing up some rough ideas for the chassis and it will need about 60 foot (20m) of round tube and 40 foot (13m) of square box section.
    Thanks for both offers - I may well take you up on them ........ but not quite yet

    Jamie son of old Dave
    --- Re SFI, I did, briefly, consider making it to suit modern spec, but I really want a recreation of my original car and to go modern would not satisfy that desire. Also I do not want the hassle of full on drag racing- Somebody else can do that........., RWYB suits my relaxed (= retired!!!) lifestyle.
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    Despite saying this is a long term build - I've now got a 5 speed gearbox with the short LDV gear lever housing. It is from an LDV and it will need a V8 bellhousing - but is it a different length input shaft?


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    Cool, it'll be done for the summer then...!!!

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    Still doing all the shit I used to ;-)

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    Good on ya Phil, will keep an eye on your thread.

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    Now acquired a steering column, but been doing a fair bit of running around trying to source other parts - hopefully good news soon.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Phil View Post
    Despite saying this is a long term build - I've now got a 5 speed gearbox with the short LDV gear lever housing. It is from an LDV and it will need a V8 bellhousing - but is it a different length input shaft?

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Phil View Post
    And this is the start of the new build.....



    The plan is to make the new chassis a bit lighter and more sophisticated, the body will have a steel outline and roof but with fibreglass doors and tailgate to make it around 1600 lbs (- the original was 1800lbs as there was a minimum wieight of 1650 in Pro Rover.) I will be using a reasonable RV8 ideally 4.2 or 4.5 rather than the 3.5 of the original. (But if anyone has a nice alloy block SBC to fit later on....)
    I shall use it as a RWYB warrior and garage candy rather than full on modern spec racing.
    Being done on a wing and a prayer then??



    GOod luck with it and I'll be following with interest!
    If I wasn't meant to go that fast, the pedal would only go half way!

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    Deposit paid on Bodyshell and front cross member - I hope to pick them up in 12 days. So much for this being done slowly it seems..........

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    UPDATE!!!
    "Super B" still Exists!!
    I was very pleased to receive an e mail recently from Bob Owen, who had just found RnS. He still has the B tucked up in a corner of his garage. He had fitted a potent 4.6 litre Rover and had plans for even more power! However the rule changes and demise of the Pro Rover class meant that the car never really raced again. It did run in the low 11's at a couple of meetings in the late 1990's.

    So where does that leave this project? It seems a bit pointless to recreate a car that still exists, so after considering all the options I am going to ............
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    ............................ "Pro Street" a BGT.

    It will still be Rover powered and tube chassied but a bit more "Show" than "Go".
    Please feel free to post comments on this change of direction as I will need ideas!

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