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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - 4.0 Rover Conversion
|I have aquired a 1999 Discovery II engine with the complete engine management system with only 5500 miles that I plan to install in my 77 B. This has (I believe) the Bosch Mototronic system. Has anyone done this conversion yet? I have not been able to locate any info as of yet. My primary concern is hood clearance. Another area is the timming is handled by a crankshaft sensor located on the flywheel. The engine had an automatic trans and I want to use a 5spd. I will need to locate a flywheel and presure plate for the manual trans that is compatible but no manual Discovery II's were imported to the us. The fun begins!|
|John Eales may well be able to help:-|
J E Developments
Lutterworth Leicestershire LE17 5DB
Telephone +44 (0) 1455 202909
|Nigel J S Steward|
Have a look at Nick Smallwoods conversion,www.mgbv8.co.uk he has used a 4.0 Rover and his site details all the required mods.
|Kevin, thanks for Nick's web site. He has already been some help on the flywheel challenge. I have now discovered that 4.0 has additional challenges in the oil pump/filter area. From what I am finding, it is different from the 3.9 & 3.5 variations and adapters are not available.|
All the parts from the earlier engines will swap over onto the 4.0L. I had to do this as there was no way the injection system would fit under the hood. I ended up using a carb and the sd1 timing cover.
David J. Ellis built a beautiful steel flywheel (17lbs). I have fitted one to my 3.5.
|The 1988-94(?) FI system will clear the bonnet with machining of the plenham as detailed in the archives. Obviously, a carb on a 215 or aftermarket intake will also work. |
The front cover will fit if you are willing to reposition the steering rack, otherwise, any of the non-serpentine covers- 215, Buick 300, Rover- will fit & you will have to use a conventional distributer.
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