[ROVERNET - UK] SC auto to TC 4-spd- how involved?

roger matheson rogerdm at iprimus.com.au
Sat May 13 07:53:49 BST 2006

Hi Nathan,

I did it many years ago and I was generally pleased with the results, except
that you do not get the same foot room next to the pedals given the bigger
tunnel.  What took the longest was making a rear mounting for the gearbox.
On my car, it was easy to fit a clutch master because the hole was provided
at manufacture and simply covered by a plate underneath the brake master.
Bear in mind the TC has extractors which may mean some plumbing of the
exhaust.  The TC had an oil cooler and the wiser Rovernetters than I may
advise whether this is necessary.  As I recall changing the bell housing
only required the necessary bits, under bonnet (I'm in Oz) clearance is no
issue.  If you have the engine out why not try to something permanent with
the block side plates.  Someone told me that it is possible to fix minor
rust and arrest the development of pin holes by sandblasting and tinning the
back surface with soft solder.

Have fun and let us know how it goes

Cheers Roger
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nathan Obuch" <nathanobuch at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:33 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] SC auto to TC 4-spd- how involved?

> Rovernetters,
>      Greetings! I was wondering how involved
> converting an SC automatic to a TC 4 speed would be. I
> know that the cylinder heads on TCs are different from
> the SCs, so I'm imagining that the easiest way to do
> it would be to get a  a complete engine, transmission,
> carbs, linkages, clutch master cylinder, etc from a
> TC. That's just about manageable, but would one need
> to do any fabrication? Different crossmembers, holes
> for the clutch master cylinder, different driveshaft,
> etc.? Underhood clearance issues of any sort?
>       Cheers,
>         Nathan
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