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peter7907
peter miele

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timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: peter7907
Date: February 03, 2015 10:47PM

Hi, looking for a timing cover to fit 3.5 rover. If you know where i can source one, that would be great

thx


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 04, 2015 03:05AM

This old thread might help: [forum.britishv8.org]


peter7907
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: peter7907
Date: February 04, 2015 10:58AM

Thank you. Do you know if the cover seal is mounted from the front or back? I Understand original Buick timing covers the seal was installed from the back.

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 05, 2015 10:18AM

Crank seal?


peter7907
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: peter7907
Date: February 05, 2015 10:50AM

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Hi - spoke to [www.silver-seal.com]

I was told all new after market Front timing covers are able to have the rubber oil seal mount and accessible from the front.

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 05, 2015 06:54PM

I don't recall if the seal went in from the front or the back on the stock covers. I'm not sure it really matters. The best thing you can to for the front seal is wither use a new damper or install a stainless sleeve on the damper nose. Those work really well. A neoprene seal will go right in the old cover, and if you do have to replace one it's going to be a lot easier with the cover off the engine anyway even if it can be installed from the front. Aftermarket covers tend to be expensive, and sometimes of questionable quality. If I was going that route I expect I'd spring for the cover from TA-Performance. Pretty high quality stuff from those guys.

Jim


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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: peter7907
Date: February 06, 2015 12:54AM

Hi - thank you for your input

Thx
Peter



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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 06, 2015 02:36PM

You are correct, the OEM seal installs from the back.

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 06, 2015 03:05PM

The Buick/Olds 215s came with rope seals. I don't know for sure, but I thought the early rover covers had rope seals too.

I switched to a Buick V6 cover years ago. Still has its original seal. IMHO, neoprene seals should last a very long time and you should be about to remove/reinstall your timing cover without worrying about damaging them.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 06, 2015 06:45PM

Just pop out the rope seal retainer on the inside and a neoprene seal presses in.

Jim


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 07, 2015 09:11AM

Yep. That is what I did.


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Jukka Harkola

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Re: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: minorv8
Date: February 07, 2015 10:38AM

Yes, 1975 Range Rover engine had rope seals.


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: timing cover to fit 3.5 rover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 07, 2015 10:41AM

I think the Buick V6 neoprene seal is a direct fit but not positive. I used the one TA sells for both my 34 and the Roadmaster's 455.

Jim


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