The new Rover V8 in my MGB - Starting for the first time
So, after a year or so I have finaly inserted a new V8 in my MGB. This
video show the very first (and successful) attempt at starting the new
engine. After 7 years on the road, the original engine's block cracked 1
month before I retired and moved to Lyme Regis in July 2007. I've never
performed anything major like this before, so this was a big and anxious
Rover V8 startup
I have rebuild this Rover 3,5 engine. Will it work or will it fail?
V8 Powered Dune Buggy - 1st Run!
TPI/Fuel Injected V8 - Four Wheel Drive - Independent suspension!
This machine was built from a 94 S10 Blazer 4x4 front end frame, with a
Lincoln Mark VIII rear suspension, and the rest is 2" DOM tubing. (Bent
with a homemade bender). It has a TPI V8 and 700R4 from an 86 IROC Camaro. No blueprints... just
made from scratch!!
Rover SD1 V8 Tuning Session
Rover SD1 3.5 V8 getting the twin SU carbs tuned to match the intake and Exhaust setup. Will it go bang or will it
survive the 2.5 hour beating at 5500 RPM and make even more power with the
carbs in tune?
1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 5 - Clutch Assembly
In this episode, Ken Smith installs the clutch assembly, flywheel,
hydraulic throw out bearing, pilot shaft bushing and attaches the
transmission to the engine.
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1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 2 - Assembly
Ken Smith demonstrates basic engine assembly starting with cylinder head
gaskets and installing the cylinder heads. Using Arp Studs, Ken
demonstrates how to torque the cylinder head studs on his Rover V8 3.5
Liter engine which will be installed in his 1966 MGB V8 conversion project.
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1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 3 - Valve Train Assembly
Ken Smith demonstrates basic engine assembly continuing with the Valve
Train. The lifters, push-rods and rocker arm assemblies on his Rover V8 3.5
Liter engine are installed in this episode. The engine will be installed in
his 1966 MGB V8 conversion project. Enjoy! Cheers!
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Buggy Build 2.0 19-Sep-09
Buggy Build 2.0 - Please do not ask for plans - they do not exist.
This buggy is complete and I have ride videos posted. Check my channel for
the newer videos. I usually post new videos after each ride. For more info
on this and other builds check out www.minibuggy.net, a free forum for mini
1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 1 - The "Slipped Liner"
Ken Smith of Kenzmyth Productions takes a turn as talent in the short video
of what to look out for in the early Rover V8 engines with possible
"slipped liners", also known as inserts or sleeves. His 1966 MGB V8
conversion project developed this problem necessitating the removal of the
Rover 3.5 liter engine and trashing of the aluminum block. Enjoy!
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1966 MGB with a Rover V8 - Episode 4- Timing Cover, Oil Pump and Harmonic
Ken Smith offers another episode of his video blog on the Rover 3500S 3.5
Liter V8 he is building to install in his 1966 MGB Roadster. This
installment looks at the front timing cover, the short nosed water pump,
the D&D high pressure/high volume oil pump, D&D oil filter swivel adapter
and where to look for deterioration in the harmonic balance pulley.
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