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#1 johnR

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Posted 11 February 2024 - 12:22 PM

Picked up this big boy yesterday as the starting point for a new project. It's been born out of spending time on Ebay over Xmas and seeing a vehicle which captured my interest enough to persuade me to put the '75 R90s, that I've owned since 1980 but hardly use now, on the market to fund building something similar. Once I've sold the bike I'll move to the next phase and the object of my desire will become obvious.

Guesses on a postcard.

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Edited by johnR, 04 March 2024 - 04:34 PM.


#2 Avtovaz

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Posted 11 February 2024 - 01:03 PM

is that out of a sd1?



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Posted 11 February 2024 - 04:50 PM

Disco I think - 3.9litres


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 11:16 AM

kit car? V8 Mini? jet boat?  



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Posted 21 February 2024 - 01:18 PM

Lawnmower....

#6 jonlad

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 09:29 AM

Coffee table?



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Posted 04 March 2024 - 04:41 PM

Coffee table?

That would have been the engine's fate if stripping it down revealed it was cheap for a reason, but so far it's looking surprisingly good, most importantly no sign of dropped liners or cracked block. The local youth motor project that I chair is delving into it as a project - so far they've taken the injection unit and one head off. I managed to get another bargain in the form of clean twin SUs on their manifold for £40! I was planning to fit an Edelbrock inlet and carb but at £1200 oldschool has won out for now.  



#8 Avtovaz

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 07:59 PM

so whats the car? ; is it a car?



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Posted 05 March 2024 - 09:50 AM

Try to keep the injection,it is much nicer than SU carbs.I have had an injected MGB V8 for 25 years.Steve..

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Posted 19 March 2024 - 05:23 PM

I'm picking it up this weekend so probably safe to unveil the recipient of the engine - meet Jo, 1958 Series 2

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Posted 20 March 2024 - 07:05 AM

Wonder how you got the name......... Nice registration number

Also nice trick safari roof if I am not mistaken.

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Posted 20 March 2024 - 10:38 AM

Wonder how you got the name......... Nice registration number

Also nice trick safari roof if I am not mistaken.

Of course it will lose that number in favour of an age related GB one (if I can persuade DVLA to accept a letter from JagLR as proof of date of manufacture!) so once I have the new number I'll see if that suggests a name before I decide finally. Yes - the safari roof would be very useful with all the sunshine we've been having!



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Posted 20 March 2024 - 08:57 PM

oh  nice i was thinking it would be a sd1 v8 or something, but thats a nice project!



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Posted 20 March 2024 - 10:02 PM

oh  nice i was thinking it would be a sd1 v8 or something, but thats a nice project!

Much as I love my Mini, I do miss the sound of the V8 I had in my Cobra!



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Posted 20 March 2024 - 10:12 PM

I do love a landrover we always had them growing up

 

here's me about 35 years ago we used to play all over that thing like it was a climbing frame, pretending to drive it .. jumpers for goalposts, oranges at half time and so on

 

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also with the safari roof ( I think it was ex-RAF? certainly military of some sort) it had a lethal metal bar going across behind the front seats I would have lost all my teeth to that if there was ever a crash

 

edit: checked with dad, it was ex M.O.D


Edited by stuart bowes, 21 March 2024 - 04:03 PM.





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