[ROVERNET - UK] New West Coast US Rover Spotted

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Thu Feb 14 07:01:19 GMT 2008

It sounds like your tacho or speedo are out.
The diffs were 3.54:1 for 2000s and 3.08:1 for 3500s.
The diff ratio does Not affect the tacho to speedo ratio.  It does affect 
the real road speed versus the indicated.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adrian McDonald" <adrianmcdon at hotmail.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] New West Coast US Rover Spotted

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 

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 

Adrian McDonald
Redondo Beach, CA
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