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bblack
Barry Black

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Registered:
09/01/2018 08:58PM

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Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: bblack
Date: September 01, 2018 09:40PM

I have recently purchased a 79 MGB with a Rover V8. The ID# on the drivers side of the engine block is 668D00205A. I can't seem to find this # on any ID sites. Anyone ?


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(107 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: September 01, 2018 10:14PM

Iíve got some info in my files, Barry. Iíll see what I can find.


ricey
Phil Rice
Chessington Surrey
(34 posts)

Registered:
07/05/2017 02:19AM

Main British Car:
Mgb gt 1975 3.9 rover

Re: Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: ricey
Date: September 02, 2018 02:26AM

[www.v8register.net]


Hi Barry this is the link I used tio check mine but I canít see anything like yours on there, one way to narrow it down is the type of water pump and timing cover. Unless itís beem changed if you have the later higher pump then that usually denotes 3.9 upwards which is Land Rover and Range Rover sourced

Phil


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(107 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: September 02, 2018 12:57PM

My list came from Rimmer Bros but has the same numbers as the one Phil posted.

I canít find your engine number either, Barry. Youíre sure about those numbers?


murray.arnold
murray forbes-arnold
croatia
(16 posts)

Registered:
09/13/2018 01:25AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GT ROVER 3.5 V8

Re: Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: murray.arnold
Date: September 20, 2018 01:20AM

Hi guys, where do I find my engine number. I am now interested to find out where my engine came from. I was told my car had a new crate motor in 1988. But who knows. I was told it was a 150hp model. Again, I just don't know.

thanks


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3497 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rover v8 identification?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 20, 2018 11:21AM

Hi Barry,

That is not a valid engine number. Might it be a 58D or 60D? A pic would be helpful.


Murray,

The Rover V8 engine number is on a pad between the middle cylinders on the left side.


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