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speedybuick
Rob Franklin

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Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: speedybuick
Date: September 11, 2023 12:09PM

I am trying to determine what year Rover engines had a crank driven oil pump and a distributor. I am installing sequential fuel injection on my Buick 300 and need distributor provision for my camshaft position sensor. Since my engine will be turbocharged I'd like to use the better style oil pump if possible. Any recommendations on where I could purchase such a part?

Bob Gibbs


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 11, 2023 01:09PM

It is called the interim front cover or timing cover. Not sure on the years.

Rimmer Brothers say these engines: 35D08928B, 36D25155B, 37D02090B, 38D27238B & 40D09582B on.

[rimmerbros.com]


speedybuick
Rob Franklin

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Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: speedybuick
Date: September 11, 2023 02:29PM

Thank you sir


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: September 11, 2023 03:53PM

Rob you will have to modify the crank damper snout for the gerotor oil pump too. Here is an article on using Buick parts:

[www.turbomalibu.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2023 04:13PM by mgb260.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 11, 2023 05:02PM

I think he only needs to make the woodruff key slot longer to drive the oil pump.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2023 05:03PM by MGBV8.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: September 11, 2023 05:10PM

Carl, If on a Rover motor you would be right. I think the Buick 300 damper hub needs to be modified. Maybe shortened? The Buick gear is different and rides on the damper hub. When he gets all the pieces I hope he lets us know.


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: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 12, 2023 12:28AM

Use of the Buick GN V6 cam sensor with the early cover is also and option if you can find one at an affordable price.

Jim



turbodave
dave cox

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SD1

Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: turbodave
Date: September 13, 2023 07:29AM

The interim cover is found on late 1994 and 1995 3.9 and 4.2 engines.
I have a spare if you need one.
As others have said, you need to machine the crank keyway longer.


speedybuick
Rob Franklin

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Re: Rover timing cover with distributor and crank driven oil pump?
Posted by: speedybuick
Date: September 13, 2023 08:25AM

TurboDave,
Thank you for the info. I'd definitely be interested in your spare cover.


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