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donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 09, 2017 09:37AM

I'm contemplating using the intermediate front cover on my present engine build.
I have done some search on site and have read quite a few post.
Does anyone know the Rover part # for this.
Also would like any thoughts and caveats and gotchas


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(180 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: mstemp
Date: November 09, 2017 03:53PM

Don,

Based on Rimmer Brothers web page its:

[www.rimmerbros.co.uk]


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(521 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 11, 2017 04:20AM

John Eales has a front cover with crank-driven pump.
[www.johnealesroverv8.co.uk]

Not cheap, but Obtainum.

Ivor


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 11, 2017 09:33AM

Seen that before
Purdy
Besides being pricey what's the thought on it?


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 15, 2017 02:49PM

Email John, sent some pics

Serp Front view.jpg
Serp Sidet view.jpg
Close up.jpg
Close up Side.jpg


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 15, 2017 06:49PM

That looks pretty slick, do you still use the oil filter connections on the other side of the block?

Jim


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 15, 2017 07:07PM

I don't think so.
Another question for him then
Serp Sidet view.jpg



mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(180 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: mstemp
Date: November 16, 2017 12:24AM

V8 developments lists an intermediate cover for 300 GBP too. No pictures though, assume it's like factory part listed by Rimmer but don't know .

[www.v8developments.co.uk]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5354 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

authors avatar
Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 16, 2017 11:59AM

I really like that.

So without the oil pump in the sump you should be able to remove that front sump then? Which means no more cutting the crossmember and no more cutting the driver's side frame rail?

This could be just what the SBF swap has been in need of, adding a great deal of simplicity to the conversion.

Jim


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1811 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 16, 2017 02:25PM

Jim, That is a Rover front cover. There is one like that for the Ford too though. Very expensive. I would like a little more belt wrap to drive the water pump than in that picture.


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 16, 2017 03:01PM

Jim B, For me it's on my Wedge with a Wedge sump so no big problem
Jim N, You mean if it had this?
Notated.jpg

Eventually I want to reinstall the AC so I need to question about that



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/2017 03:03PM by donkelly23.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1811 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 16, 2017 03:43PM

Don, I think on top of the belt between alternator and water pump
.


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 16, 2017 03:56PM

From what i hear is there are quite a few of these running around UK and EUR


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Intermediate Cover
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: December 11, 2017 09:44AM

Gifts from across the pond
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