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Forum: Rover Chat 18-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By Cliff Pountney
iB5 was a very common gearbox in small Fords. You...

iB5 was a very common gearbox in small Fords. You will find it in pretty much all 5 speed Fiestas up until the one launched this year. It's also in all 1.4 and 1.6 petrol Focuses. The 2.0 and the...
Forum: Rover Chat 14-09-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I started doubting what tube I used when I built...

I started doubting what tube I used when I built the exhaust. So I nipped out and measured it. It is 2 3/8" ID.

That link is great they have loads of stuff and give the impression they know what...
Forum: Rover Chat 14-09-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Gents, A few interesting ides. Thanks. ...

Gents,

A few interesting ides. Thanks.

Making something else louder :D. I sort of did that on the Land Rover by fitting very aggressive tyres. On the Imp I want to make sure it is quiet enough...
Forum: Rover Chat 13-09-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Cliff Pountney
An exhaust that won't deafen me.

Gents,

I'll admit straight away this is not a Mini project but is a 1.8VVC Rover mid mounted in an Imp. I've found you very knowledgeable on other questions so don't let me down now :)

I've a...
Forum: Rover Chat 17-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Thanks Gents. I'll get some from...

Thanks Gents.

I'll get some from Eurocarparts. They have a local branch and the price looks good.

Cliff
Forum: Rover Chat 16-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Oil for PG1?

Gents,
I started filling my box with 15W40 yesterday as I thought I had read that this was an OK alternative to the MTF Rover specified. But I am now wondering if I dreamed this as I can't find...
Forum: Rover Chat 21-05-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Cliff Pountney
PG1 inner CV joint heat issues?

Gents,

Do any of you guys running Rover K series engines have experience of problems with the RHS inner CV joint boot. It's directly above the exhaust. With the standard Rover system it has no...
Forum: Rover Builds 26-02-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 59,736
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Hi. Looking good. What wheels are you...

Hi. Looking good.

What wheels are you running? I've been using some 6 spoke Metro GTA wheels which are 5.5J wide, but those seven spokes you have look wider. Where did you get them from?
...
Forum: Rover Builds 07-12-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I just took a look at the link to the space frame...

I just took a look at the link to the space frame vehicle. Flame me if you want but I'll nail my colours to the mast and say I don't like it.
The concept is great but like many of these space frame...
Forum: Rover Builds 07-12-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Andy, I also feel for you. It looks a great...

Andy,
I also feel for you. It looks a great deal worse that would be expected from the first pictures you showed.
It's difficult to make an objective choice when you have time and money invested....
Forum: Rover Builds 04-12-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 28,748
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Does the exhaust wrap stuff work well? I've...

Does the exhaust wrap stuff work well? I've always reused old three layer shields and just cut bashed and riveted them into shape.
Cliff
Forum: Rover Builds 28-11-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By Cliff Pountney
My expert's opinion agrees with Stavtech - ...

My expert's opinion agrees with Stavtech -

Cliff,
this is a contentious discussion point.
The shrewd will argue that accelerating that much air will indeed slow the response as you have to...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Andy, Not exactly a technical article BUT...

Andy,

Not exactly a technical article BUT his basic point looks to be sound.

A 1.8 engine running at 6000rpm will have an airflow rate of about 90 liters / sec (making the simplification that...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-11-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 28,748
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Looking good. Generally bottle levels do go...

Looking good.

Generally bottle levels do go up and down with engine speed but not by more than 15mm or so. How have you plumbed it in?

You may need to add a restriction to the small hose to...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-11-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Andy, Interested to see how you get on with...

Andy,

Interested to see how you get on with the ACAC (intercooler) installation.

I have never heard that too big an ACAC could reduce power. The two main 'hits' for power are pressure drop and...
Forum: Rover Builds 24-11-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 28,748
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Yes. But do it well and you only have to do it...

Yes. But do it well and you only have to do it once.
Forum: Rover Chat 09-11-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By Cliff Pountney
The problem always comes back to money...

The problem always comes back to money particularly in the small car segments. Some manufacturers are using electric water pumps to replace the mechanical ones particularly on hybrid vehicles. As you...
Forum: Rover Chat 06-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Niannorth, Sorry I'm not sure I understand your...

Niannorth,
Sorry I'm not sure I understand your question.
The flow rate is governed by the pump and the circuit restriction. Adding more coolant volume in the flowed circuit will increase the mass...
Forum: Rover Builds 13-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,862
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I think it distorted when welding. I was dropping...

I think it distorted when welding. I was dropping the top surfaced of the frame where the lower wish bone bolts as I needed to make room for the gearbox to move to the left. All the work was on one...
Forum: Rover Builds 11-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,862
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I did something similar on my MGF sub frame. I...

I did something similar on my MGF sub frame. I was shortening the frame (not a Mini conversion) and needed to modify the left hand side suspension tower and the left hand side rail to get clearance...
Forum: Rover Builds 25-09-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,658
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I had a similar problem on a Landrover with an...

I had a similar problem on a Landrover with an alternator conversion. The charge warning light forms part of the field circuit and if that circuit is not complete there will be no field current and...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-06-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 259,341
Posted By Cliff Pountney
So what's the magic number that would liberate it...

So what's the magic number that would liberate it from you...
Forum: Rover Builds 06-06-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 59,736
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Ball valves are usually used to prevent the...

Ball valves are usually used to prevent the coolant flowing the wrong way under certain conditions. If the pipe enters the bottle blow the coolant level this is no big deal as coolant will be drawn...
Forum: Rover Builds 06-06-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 100,816
Posted By Cliff Pountney
Sounds good. Might be an idea to check the...

Sounds good.

Might be an idea to check the flow rate. The main thing to check for is that the coolant flow through the bottle is not so high that air is being sucked down the exit port. If the...
Forum: Rover Builds 05-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 59,736
Posted By Cliff Pountney
I hope it works out for you but looking at this...

I hope it works out for you but looking at this as a cooling engineer I have to say there are a lot of things working against you here. That's not to say it won't work just that you might be able to...
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