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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Cambridge5555
Charles Conlin

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Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: Cambridge5555
Date: October 28, 2019 06:17PM

Hello, new member from Southern California.

I'm looking to place a Rover V8 in my Stag, looking for a good shop in Southern California that has done a few. I'm willing to ship car as required.

Thanks


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 29, 2019 10:34AM

I'm not in SoCal, so no help with referrals.

It has been done many times over the years. No trailblazing, required. Not sure what Triumph was thinking, when they had the Rover V8 at their disposal. If you were closer, I would help you swap it out.

[www.motorsportmagazine.com]


Cambridge5555
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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: Cambridge5555
Date: October 29, 2019 11:28AM

Thank you Carl. I have seen photos of engine swaps on this site and most or all look very well sorted. I can have the car shipped anywhere so would like the best possible shop. Also will need help getting engine and tranny including a rebuild. I heard about a shop in Texas but unable to locate.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: rficalora
Date: October 31, 2019 12:49AM

Charles - RE shop in TX... are you thinking of 5R restoration?


Cambridge5555
Charles Conlin

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: Cambridge5555
Date: November 02, 2019 01:55PM

Thanks Rob
Contacted 5R Restoration and they mostly do MGs. They have not done a Stag and are very busy. I'm still looking, thanks.

Chuck


Artracing
Rob Phillips

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: Artracing
Date: November 22, 2019 07:38PM

Are certain years Rover V8 better then others. I meet someone who has one to give to me for free.
I'm clueless about them. Would like to put it in my TVR if its correct

Rob


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 02, 2019 10:05AM

We would have to write you a book to answer that question, Rob.

Some prefer certain years, some certain engine sizes. Some say that all but the 3.5 can slip a cylinder liner. The 3.5 can, as well. Some will tell you the Rover V8 is a flawed version of the Buick 215. The only ones that can't slip a liner is the Buick & Olds 215 (3.5), because it is cast into the block.

Jim Blackwood would tell you to skip it & build a Buick 300. He makes a great case for doing so.

One of my favorite forums for Rover V8 engines.

[www.v8forum.co.uk]

More.

[www.landyzone.co.uk]

Engine info.

[www.gomog.com]

[www.roversd1.nl]



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 05, 2019 02:21PM

The 300 would do quite well in that Stag. You can even Cerakote the block to make it look like aluminum.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 06, 2019 09:56AM

Yeah, I notice Jim's is now aluminum. ;)


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Stag Rover Engine Swap: shop referral.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 07, 2019 09:32AM

The wonders of Alchemy!

Jim


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