PDA

View Full Version : G'day from Queensland Australia


roverv8trike
29-09-2015, 10:57 PM
G'day all. I'm in the process of building 2 rover v8 powered vehicles 1st is a 1976 VW bus with 3.9 rover v8 mid engine 4wd. 2nd is a 3.5 rover v8 into a Suzuki frame section. the engine will form part of the frame mount. the transaxle is an auto out of a Alfa Romeo Alfetta with Di Dion suspension & inboard disc assemblies.
need to lose the waterpump in favour of electric unit
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/025_zpsdqawhceb.jpg

the designers must have allowed for SU's
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/020_zpszeybccgl.jpg

the adaptor made from scrap yard bits
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/010_zpsp8lcc4cn.jpg

this is the trans type ZF3hp22
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/attachment_zpsq3brwfbe.jpg

Friar Tuck
30-09-2015, 06:03 AM
Greetings from the Mother country! Looks like you've got your work cut out there! Should be good when finished!

Question: If we say Oz is "Down Under" what do the Aussies say about the UK? "Them Upstairs"?

roverv8trike
30-09-2015, 10:29 AM
We don't usually say much about the UK being up there. It's mainly over there. just a quick snippet of my other project
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/007_zpscwbvoobz.jpg

Mortis
30-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Broncos or cowboys? ;)

roverv8trike
30-09-2015, 11:39 PM
G'day Mortis.
Blues. I'm an import from NSW. Plus I'm not a fan of any code of football.

roverv8trike
25-11-2015, 07:57 AM
G'day all. did a little bit today removed the waterpump & carby tops to get the frame down lower & frame front closer to the wheel

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/010_zpskcidea05.jpg

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/009_zpsufezyylz.jpg

Friar Tuck
26-11-2015, 07:39 AM
You are going to have BG dribbling all over this when you've got it finished!

BikerGran
27-11-2015, 11:10 AM
Not really FT - I like bike trikes!

Thought the big V engined ones are impressive to look at!

roverv8trike
02-12-2015, 08:53 AM
G'day all. I spent an hour today making a template for the rear of the rover block to transfer to the adaptor ring & drilled it to bolt onto the block. I have to have a 12mm thick spacer made up to space the torque convertor out from the crank & have some fixing brackets welded to the torque convertor to bolt it up to the rover flexplate. I will post some pics next week with the auto bolted up along with the rear suspension.

Friar Tuck
03-12-2015, 07:04 AM
Coo! It looks all go Down Under!

roverv8trike
09-01-2016, 09:53 AM
G'day all. this is where I'm up to. I sat the Di Dion tubes under auto to check mounting position I have to cut the bottom of the adaptor ring & make up a plate for the centre bush to bolt to. very simple mod.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/005_zpsi56kbygn.jpg

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/007_zpsanc3mp7z.jpg

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/006_zps3ysms7lo.jpg

Friar Tuck
10-01-2016, 07:35 AM
Aint you done that yet?

roverv8trike
11-01-2016, 07:26 PM
G'day all. come on Friar tuck I get about 1 hour a week to work on this project lol. I sat a standard wheel up to work out the ride height I will have to cut the bottom off the adaptor ring & make a bolt on mounting point for front of the control arm bush to bolt to.

this is the straight LPG carbie setup.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/003_zpsktigmer8.jpg

I have been offered a pair of extra wide Alfa rims. I Will have a look at them next week to make sure I can use them on the street.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/roverv8kombi/002_zpssxut5jsj.jpg

Friar Tuck
26-01-2016, 06:20 AM
An hour? blimey over here we would have finished that off with nothing more than a hammer, gaffer tape, couple of cable ties, and a pot of hammerite! Tut!