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Postby Doive » 06 Aug 2007, 09:22

V8-CHEVETTE wrote:The car in the background is my much neglected and abused 325i Sport.

Ah even better! And a 325i as well 8) I should have known that was an E30 *hits self with big stick*

As for the V8 - mmmmmm burble.
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jan 2008, 20:26

Thread updated

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Postby curryracer » 25 Apr 2008, 16:57

hi there, just a thought about your radiator situation - I use a Volvo 7 series rad which is bigger than the escort / Manta ones and comes with a fan if you buy from scrappy. Mine is 560mm wide and 445mm high.

Main hose stubs are 32/33mm diameter in top left and bottom right (from engine side).

It also has an 8mm outlet at the top for overflow and 16mm pipe for connecting to header tank (corsa one fits nicely on n/s wing behind turret).

This should help the volume of water for cooling - something Rover engines suffer from a lack of.

Hope this is of use to you.
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 29 Apr 2008, 06:09

curryracer wrote:hi there, just a thought about your radiator situation - I use a Volvo 7 series rad which is bigger than the escort / Manta ones and comes with a fan if you buy from scrappy. Mine is 560mm wide and 445mm high.

Main hose stubs are 32/33mm diameter in top left and bottom right (from engine side).

It also has an 8mm outlet at the top for overflow and 16mm pipe for connecting to header tank (corsa one fits nicely on n/s wing behind turret).

This should help the volume of water for cooling - something Rover engines suffer from a lack of.

Hope this is of use to you.


Cheers for the advice on the radiator :D

I've had a little play about with the rad i've got (see other thread) but if it doesn't work i'll go the Volvo route. :)
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Postby mikuni » 18 Oct 2008, 03:20

Some nice progress there mate. She's coming along well.
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Postby Shellysowner » 19 Oct 2008, 20:22

Just been enjoying the lastest posts on your build thread mate - there's some top fabrication work going on there.

Surprising how fast its all coming together now - keep it up!
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