[ROVERNET - UK] Passing Gear

David Read defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Sun Oct 21 22:42:16 BST 2007

Hi Albert
What is the condition of the cam in your "new" engine?

My SD's 3.5L cam had only about 60% of it's original lift.

Went like a startled gazelle when replaced with a 3.9L cam.

South Oz

Albert Boasberg wrote:
> I replaced the engine and transmission in my 1970 Rover 3500S.
> The "new" engine came from an SD1.
> Now, the car no longer has a passing gear; i.e., it is no longer
> possible to tromp down hard on the accelerator while going 55 mph, for
> example, and make the car leap ahead. 
> What has happened to cause the loss of the passing gear?
> Thanks.
> Albert

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