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RDMG
Dave R
Northern Virginia
(129 posts)

Registered:
04/07/2016 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 4.6L Rover V8

FOUND - WTB: RV8 4.0 or 4.6L Block Core
Posted by: RDMG
Date: November 25, 2019 09:34AM

I am rebuilding an RV8 using flanged liners, and I need a new block core. My boat anchor of a block apparently has several badly installed helicoils, and shouldn’t be re-repaired.

A slipped liner or a crack behind a liner is OK, any helicoils or other repairs to the head bolt holes is not OK.

My local pick-a-part will put me out about $200 and a days worth of swearing and skinned knuckles for a probably cracked block, so I’m hoping someone out there has one in their garage already, and hopefully doesn’t live too far from DC/MD/VA?

Many thanks,

Dave

PS - Jim Blackwood is correct. The Buick 300 makes much more sense in nearly all objective respects.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2019 10:33AM by MGBV8.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5868 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: WTB: RV8 4.0 or 4.6L Block Core
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 26, 2019 10:19AM

Thank you.

Jim


RDMG
Dave R
Northern Virginia
(129 posts)

Registered:
04/07/2016 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 4.6L Rover V8

Re: WTB: RV8 4.0 or 4.6L Block Core FOUND!
Posted by: RDMG
Date: December 01, 2019 07:23PM

Local pick-a-part is apparently unloading its inventory. Got a complete 1999 LR Discovery 4.0L v8 dropped into the back of my minivan for $440, core charges and labor included.

This engine looks unmolested, head gaskets and radiator hose ends look well used.

If I’d had this engine first, I might be in a very different place today, financially speaking.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3829 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: WTB: RV8 4.0 or 4.6L Block Core
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 02, 2019 10:32AM

Rock on, Dave!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5868 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: FOUND - WTB: RV8 4.0 or 4.6L Block Core
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 05, 2019 12:03AM

Sounds like a good find to me.

Jim


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