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simonbbt
cole king

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intermediate front cover
Posted by: simonbbt
Date: February 01, 2023 01:17PM

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


turbodave
dave cox

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04/30/2018 03:00PM

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SD1

Re: intermediate front cover
Posted by: turbodave
Date: February 02, 2023 06:08AM

Iíve got a few spare that I can sell.
They work great; tons of oil pressure and no more pump / gear drive issues.
The only negatives are you canít spin them up to build pressure using a drill, they usually donít pump enough at cranking on a new build to make pressure on the starter, and you really need to use a cam button or machine the cam and block for a retainer.

Personally I pressure lube the engine thru the oil pressure switch hole anyway so not an issue for meÖ.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2023 06:14AM by turbodave.


phongshader
Justin Brown
Ca
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02/19/2010 04:03PM

Main British Car:
Locost Lotus 7 2.3 Duratec

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Re: intermediate front cover
Posted by: phongshader
Date: March 10, 2023 07:04PM

Will the cover work with a stock 215 crank or is the snout too short?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: intermediate front cover
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 11, 2023 08:36AM

Where did my post go?

At the very least, you will have to enlarge the keyway.


phongshader
Justin Brown
Ca
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02/19/2010 04:03PM

Main British Car:
Locost Lotus 7 2.3 Duratec

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Re: intermediate front cover
Posted by: phongshader
Date: March 11, 2023 08:57PM

in the other thread about front covers :-)


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