[ROVERNET - UK] New West Coast US Rover Spotted

Eric Russell p6rovers at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 14 06:08:10 GMT 2008

More knowledgable people on this list might discuss
the effects of swapping a 3500 S final drive into a
2000 TC.  It has been done locally to achieve better
performance on highway driving. The bit that is
unclear to me is the technical aspects of this
modification.  It may be that the swapping of the
drives produces the effect you note ....... or not. 
We await more experienced voices.


--- Adrian McDonald <adrianmcdon at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello there
> I am making contact, as a new West Coast US Rover
> owner/operator. My garage currently features a 1966
> Mustang 289 V8, and as of December 2007, a Rover
> 2000TC. 
> Back in the '90's my garage used to feature a 1974
> Rover 2200TC, but that was in Southampton England. I
> come to the US 4 years ago and recently I began
> getting a bit bored with my Ford and I thought it
> would be really nice to have a Rover again. As I
> read in an old article, a Rover engineer jokingly
> referred to Detroit cars as "wobbly jellies" (no
> offence). Not actually thinking it was even a remote
> possibility, I did some exploratory internet
> googling which made it clear that some examples were
> present on the continent. So that was it!  And I
> found a fantastic example in Vancouver, BC which
> would be a top example even over in the rusty UK.
> After the mandatory starter motor "difficulty" last
> week, I only have one real issue that I could do
> with advice on. The car only does about 75% of the
> specified mph per rpm in each gear. I am assuming it
> has a non standard final drive. I am looking to swap
> it out, but am curious if this might have been a
> wierd option (for hilly terrain perhaps). It is a
> bit confusing as at 3000rpm I am only doing forty
> something mph, and not the 58.5mph that is
> specified. Who would want that?????
> Anyone want to purchase a 1966 289 Mustang wobbly
> jelly in perfect condition. Will trade for V8 Rover
> - I am thinking of starting a collection......
> Adrian McDonald
> Redondo Beach, CA
> Shed those extra pounds with MSN and The Biggest
> Loser!
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