[ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query
bpf7akh02 at sneakemail.com
Wed Sep 20 13:49:17 BST 2006
Many thanks folks for the input on the rebuild of the 70 model P6B engine.
I now recall Kent's earlier some while back about machining the block and
crank to take the later seals. Also using the SD1 timing case for the power
steering pump and the larger oil pump sounds to be excellent advice. I
shall pursue an SD1 case with local Rover identity here in WA, Kevin
Falconbridge, of Rover-Tech.
I took delivery of my P6B after a 3-month wait for some panel and pain to be
completed. It does look good and I am duly remotivated.
And my badge has arrived from the USA at last, thank you Kent!
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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] On Behalf Of Kent Kinard
Sent: Wednesday, 20 September 2006 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] V8 Engine rebuild query
Actually, I think that would be my choice, too. There are lip type seals
made to fit the older rope seal covers, but you still have to pull the cover
if you get a front seal leak. If you are rebuilding an early engine, one
"must do" is to have the rear of the block and the crankshaft machined to
take the SD1 and later type rear main seal.
At the very least you can use one of the two piece neoprine replacement
seals. Never fit and old style rope seal to either end of a freshly done
crank. The risk of a leak is just not worth it when the prevention is so
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:11:14 +1000
<Gavin.Walker at csiro.au> wrote:
> If you are going to switch to LPG or an electric fuel
> recommend a SD1 timing cover. This means bigger oil
>pump gears, no
> mechanical fuel pump and an external crank oil seal.
> Gavin Walker
> Canberra, Australia
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