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ddelong1
Doug DeLong

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02/06/2011 08:34AM

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Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: ddelong1
Date: January 26, 2013 06:25PM

I have a Rover 3.9L block, front cover, crankshaft, conrod assemblies and 8 new 9.35:1 cast pistons. I have had this for a while as a spare engine but am unable to use the 3.9 block for vintage racing. If you are interested in this as a package deal to start a V8 conversion please contact me. I have high res pics of all parts and can provided detailed shots of any item. I'm thinking $500 for the whole package, but reasonable offers will be considered. Buyer pays shipping from Asheville NC, 28803.

I also have the cylinder heads but had planned on keeping those. If you have a very strong interest, I may be willing to sell as a package deal.

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Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: January 28, 2013 11:26AM

Hi, Doug,

I'm interested in your 3.9 Rover block and crankshaft - if it has the 4 bolt mains.

I've petitioned the SCCA for a rules change on the Rover engine requirement for the MG Rover RV8... and if the SCCA allows it in the official GCR rulebook, I hope to build a second and stronger Rover engine for my SCCA RV8 GT2 car. My present 3.5 Rover engine turned out to be a pretty good engine - except that I only turn it to 6,000 rpm and it really is down on power compared to the other cars in the class. The RV8 makes it up via weight - only 2,201 lbs required - with all fluids and driver aboard.

Let me know if the the block is of the 4 bolt main variety and if so, I'll make you an offer.

keep them on the track,

phillip g


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 28, 2013 09:55PM

Looks like a 2 bolt main block


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3074 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 29, 2013 04:17PM

Phillip, I think the series II/3.9L blocks had provisions for cross bolted mains, but were not drilled/tapped. Since it's likely you will be using a "cast" crank, I would suggest the 4.0L for better crank strength,2.5" mains vs 2.300". With this, you also get the better, crank driven oil pump. Good Luck, roverman


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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01/19/2012 04:35PM

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: NCtim
Date: January 29, 2013 08:48PM

Doug,

PM sent

Tim


ddelong1
Doug DeLong

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: ddelong1
Date: February 02, 2013 02:23PM

Hey guys, sorry for the delayed response. I thought I'd get an e-mail when replies were posted. The block is indeed a 2-bolt Main version, it is pre-95 3.9L. There are pads on the exterior for the side bolts so I suppose it's possible to convert it, but probably not worth the effort.

Many of these parts are now on Ebay, my seller ID is Mud351c. Please PM me if you need more details, though I will try to check this thread more often.


ddelong1
Doug DeLong

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: ddelong1
Date: March 21, 2013 10:15PM

Bringing this back to the top, still have these parts. Make me an offer...



ddelong1
Doug DeLong

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: ddelong1
Date: April 26, 2013 06:40AM

Bump. Someone called me a few weeks ago on these parts and I lost the number. Apologies, please try again if you see this.


ddelong1
Doug DeLong

(25 posts)

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Re: Rover 3.9L Shortblock Major Components
Posted by: ddelong1
Date: September 08, 2013 09:31PM

Bump again. Getting ready to relocate and really want to lighten the load. No reasonable offer for these parts refused.


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