[ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Tue Sep 19 14:40:11 BST 2006

Hi Peter,
I think so.  I'm not aware of any differences between '68 
and '76.  Other than the change to lower compression 
pistons in October of '73, the changes take place with the 
introduction of the SD1 in  the fall of '76.  Be sure that 
whatever front cover/oil pump you use is in excellent 
condition.  The pump is adequate for normal use and was 
used in Buick V8 and V6 models with considerably higher 
bearing loads up through '87, but the housing and gears 
must be in spec.

Kent K.

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:37:05 +0800
  "Peter_Mitchell" <bpf7akh02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rover_Netters
> I have a 1970 Series one V8 engine - without power 
>steering pump.
> I have almost completed the dismantling of the engine 
>and hope to
> recondition it to use in my 1976 Series 2 P6B.
> My question is: Will the older engine block accept the 
>fittings for the
> power steering found on the Series 2 engine?
> Comments appreciated.
> Kind regards
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth WA (Australia)
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