[ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query - belated thanks

iudkuy wcygiohs iudkuy at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 5 00:27:53 BST 2006


My rebuilder sourced a stripped 4.6 block from a
wrecker in Melbourne for $950.00, this for my TVR
Griffith. You should try locally. As Kent says, much
stronger bottom end, 4 bolt mains.

Peter B

--- Peter_Mitchell <bpf7akh02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:

> Hi Colleagues,
> This is to acknowledge the kind responses received
> recently when I wrote in
> on 21 September canvassing advice on the response
> that I'd had from an
> engine rebuilder to the extent that I should scrap
> my 70 model 3500 V8
> engine in favour of his 3.9 litre rebuilt one.
> The input from Franc Buxton, Steve Bridge, Kent
> Kinard, and David Read, was
> all very helpful in reassuring me that perhaps even
> engine rebuilders can be
> motivated by the smell of a sale!  David Read
> pointed out the link to
> Triumph Rover Spares
> Dave, when I need to drool, I log in to this site,
> and South Australia is
> not that far from us over here in Westoz for
> shipping purposes. I don't
> think that the TRS prices are too bad and a new 3.9
> short motor would be an
> excellent headstart to a reliable unit. Franc,
> thanks for the overview based
> on experience that the pinholing mentioned is not as
> likely as suggested.
> Kent, I have printed off your helpful notes on
> rebuilding issues as they
> will be handy when I have the motor pulled down. 
> That bonnet/hood badge
> will be going on as soon as the car comes back from
> the workshop and can
> have its trim put back on for photographs. 
> Kind regards
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth WA
> P6B
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