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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: mgb260
Date: April 16, 2013 10:52PM

No, The D&D adapter goes from small 60 degree V6(S10/Camaro)700R4 to 215/Rover. Speedway motors sells a adapter plate that goes from small 60 degree V6 to Chevy smallblock V8. You may be able to stack them and get creative or call Kennedy which has the adapter from 215/Rover to smallblock Chevy.


bestdog
Romney Palma

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Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: bestdog
Date: April 17, 2013 08:11PM

Thank you, Jim.


bigaldart
Alan Grimes

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02/20/2010 12:15PM

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Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: bigaldart
Date: September 02, 2013 06:29PM

C4 with a BW35 bell housing, an adaptor ring and spacers on the converter, job done, C4 can take all the power a Rover will ever make, we are right around 500 hp with a basic shift kit and an extra plate in the forward clutch. There are 6 gear planetaries and lots more HD stuff to go. As it is we can run consistent 1.24 60's with a 1650 lb car, best ET is 8.94.

Alan


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 27, 2016 06:15PM

Reviving this old thread.
Intending a Rover V8 swap into a Daimler Conquest.
Cruiser.
Slush box.
BW66 or 65 would be easy, but would prefer an overdrive auto.
Any advance on a 200R4 with D&D adaptor?

Ivor


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 27, 2016 10:14PM

I'd still recommend the ZF trans Ivor.
It's probably the cheapest, least complicated and most effective swaps around.

Cheers
Fred.


BlackFly
Todd Somers
Des Moines, Iowa
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12/18/2018 05:54AM

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1981 Triumph TR8 3.5L Original V8 Rebuilt Stroker

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TR8 Transmission options
Posted by: BlackFly
Date: April 30, 2019 02:19PM

Hello everyone, I have a 1981 original TR8 V8 i have modified by just boosting the original engine upto 300 hp but i have the original transmission still working and i was curious if i wanted an EASY Transmission alternative or upgrade what are my choices?

I would even entertain an automatic suggestion IF it was easy and affordable. What attracts me to an automatic would be that i could ENJOY my car by driving it more often and not just screaming around fun corners on the weekends...

That said im just looking for a transmission or shifter or clutch that FLOWS like butter.... mine is so rough and hard and its a lot of work.... has anyone found a dreamy (Honda-like or Japanese-like) smooth tranny that i could swap out with NOT ALOT of modification. Or is there a Kit that would help me put in said (dream tranny)?

Or final question , is it just a question of rebuilding the one i have with some upgraded parts? Im sorry i am not much of a gear head and thats why im comming here to the MODIFYING Experts.... Believe me this car is fun! Its Fast! Its JUST such alot of work...and i want to upgrade its weakest link.... ANY Ideas, options would be appreciated... please feel free to email me directly or here in the forum that i should check more often. tsomers@protonmail.com
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1966 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: mgb260
Date: April 30, 2019 09:01PM

More auto trans info here:

[www.mgexp.com]



minorv8
Jukka Harkola

(157 posts)

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04/08/2009 06:50AM

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Morris Minor Rover V8

Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: minorv8
Date: May 01, 2019 03:08AM

I am running a TR7 5-speed box behind a 4.6 litre Rover in a Morris Minor. No issue with gearchange. It is important that all remote bushes are in good condition. I noticed a couple of years ago that I started having problems with 2nd to 3rd shifts. Turns out some of the rubber bushes were more or less gone. I fitted poly bushes and no more problems. Oil is another factor. I use ATF.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2975 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: Rover V8 Auto transmission options
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 01, 2019 04:14PM

Update: Picked-up (2) AW4 to 215/ RV8, raw-cast bell housings from foundry. Heat treated 356 aluminum, plenty strong. I will machine (1) up, mount to RV8 and take pictures/etc. Art G.
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