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    My 3500s project - future daily drive

    Right, so at this stage I had the car with its back end up on ramps, the engine sat back in the bay and the old gearbox shoved under the car out of the weather. I also had the ropey sounding LT77 to deal with. The next logical step would have been to get the LT77 on the bench and strip it to see...
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    My 3500s project - future daily drive

    Hi will, yes I still work in Kingston, or was- am working from home at the moment, which is saving me a fortune in petrol! Mrtask- correct, that is the throttle cable, connected to the see saw. I decided to do it that way as I like to keep changes as reversible as possible (god knows why) and...
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    My 3500s project - future daily drive

    Right, so what have i been up to? Not much really! Last summer I spent some time getting ready for the gearbox swap, ordering parts: and reading up again and what to do. I had a new clutch kit, slave cylinder, automatic prop, gearbox bits and bobs and I thought I was ready so I booked a day...
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    My 3500s project - future daily drive

    Hi JP! Thanks for the kind words, yes it's been a bit of journey with the car, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Rv8 water pumps are known to be a bit of a pain as the bolts are quite long, pretty small diameter and one (or two, I can't quite remember) go into the water jacket. Steel...
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    My 3500s project - future daily drive

    Wow! Just dropped in to catch-up on the forum, and found my thread at the top! Status with the car currently is that I pulled the engine and gearbox out in August in order to fit the lt77. I got the lt77 ready to bolt up when I realised it was making a horrible noise when turning the box by...
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    Well...............

    I am still rebuilding the lt77 I have to go in mine, whilst the poor thing sits outside under cover with no box fitted. Trouble is other stuff keeps getting in the way and I am probably averaging 1/2- 1 hour a week at the mo, not a good way to make speedy progress! :confused:
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    Future of the forum

    Without this forum my 3500s wouldn't be on the road! (let's ignore the fact that it currently has no gearbox in it and the guts of the "known good" lt77 i bought a few years ago are scattered across my workbench whilst i replace the disintegrated reverse idler and a few other bits before i fit...
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    V8 rebuild costs

    I'd check the breathers etc and maybe do a compression test to see if that points you at anything? If you do go for an engine refresh I'd agree that you should definitely fit a set of the later 10 bolt heads, they are much better! Check out my thread on page six to see when I did the swap...
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    "Hazel" - a series 1 V8 daily driver

    Argh, that's bad luck with the meter and the fan. I have had a couple of near misses over the years in a similar way- it's easy to do!
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    My mean green hornet

    This is epic! Keep up the good work!
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    Was Grace Kelly's Rover P6 Really Sabotaged?

    I've taken my 3500s round Silverstone on a pistonheads track day, all I ever experienced was fade when the brakes were hot, which is to be expected of any car in standard road going form really.
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Ok so v8tuner came back, and as suspected I will need to use the more normal looking carrier Thanks everyone
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Thanks Harvey- so either way I need a pressure plate. That's what I was thinking, the original one had small protrusions on it, which this one doesn't seem to have. V8 Tuner do one that looks more like the standard one: Normal looking bearing carrier They also have one listed for TVR RV8...
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    LT77 - Clutch release bearing carrier

    Guys, Looking to finally (Changing the chassis of my Land-rover has delayed me a bit) get the LT77 that i have had sitting around into my 3500s, as the 4-speed has had it. Googling around for the bits I need - I was going to go down the non-self centering clutch route as this means I can use...
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    scarab blue? 3500

    Spotted a scarab blue 3500 in one of the "refuge" areas on the m3 northbound somewhere around lightwater at aporox. 16:00 today. If it was someone on here I hope you got going again without too much trouble. Saying that, even they aren't on here I still hope the same!
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Clogged filter will do it! any kind of starvation of fuel to the HP pump will make it noisy as it cavitates. So this is all from that fuel hose breaking down? What a pain in the a*se...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Yes the swirl pot is slightly pressurised by the facet, and the return from the fuel rail comes back to it too, so it is also pressurised indirectly by the high pressure side. There is then a return from the swirl pot to the main tank. Have a look at the diagram you can download here...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    My car was initially setup the same way, and I also had issues with pump noise, but also noticed lean running too. I ended up reinstalling the cylindrical facet feeding a small aluminium swirl pot from OBP in the boot, which then feeds the efi pump. All has been peachy since.
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Yikes! That doesn't look good - i have also had bad experience with fuel hose from eBay - i bought stuff listed as R9 from Advanced fluid solutions to fit to my Landrover and a year later it had all perished and cracked, it was extremely dangerous and was on the verge of splitting open near the...
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    Sparky's winter/spring/summer/autumn work

    Any update on this?
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Thats brilliant, thank you very much! :)
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Thanks Peter, that is very much appreciated! Cheers Jamie
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    3500 rear suspension bushes - large washers

    No worries, I was just being cheeky on the off chance :)thanks! Thanks Phil!
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    strange noise from the p/s rear.. had a win

    Hi Butter fingers - would you be able to do me a huge favour and measure the ID, OD and thickness of the v8 style washers that sandwich the bushes please? I need to get a set for my car and some sizes would be massively helpful. Thanks!
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    3500 rear suspension bushes - large washers

    Thanks Harvey, so I need the nylon tubes too. At least they are available from wadhams. I don't suppose you have any washers stashed away, preferably next to a set of verniers?
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