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    Rover V8 power steering

    Picking up my engine in a few weeks, but I need to have a power steering solution ready for when it gets here.

    Looking for a pump and bracket initially but the bottom pulley on the engine has only got one groove for a belt, do I need a new twin groove pulley too??

    Going into an AK.
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    Hi again Craig. I asked my engine builder to put a PS pump on my Rover engine and he sourced and fitted a Range Rover unit I think. Yes there is a dual groove arrangement. Here are some pictures that might help...

    Cheers Mike
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    cheers again Mike.

    Where is the reservoir for the pump?
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    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeuns View Post
    Hi again Craig. I asked my engine builder to put a PS pump on my Rover engine and he sourced and fitted a Range Rover unit I think. Yes there is a dual groove arrangement. Here are some pictures that might help...

    Cheers Mike
    Who was your engine builder?

    I know I'm going to buy 4 before I find one that fits.

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    Hi Craig, engine builder was Jim Robinson of JRV8 (highly recommended). I fitted the reservoir on the inner wheel arch after much deliberation. This seemed to be the best position to be relatively close to the pump and keeping the hoses clear of belts, etc. See attached photo..

    Cheers Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeuns View Post
    Hi Craig, engine builder was Jim Robinson of JRV8 (highly recommended). I fitted the reservoir on the inner wheel arch after much deliberation. This seemed to be the best position to be relatively close to the pump and keeping the hoses clear of belts, etc. See attached photo..

    Cheers Mike
    I had my first Rover V8 engine off Jim, I've actually already Emailed him. Hopefully he can supply me with a kit of parts.
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    Jim's unable to help, wants to keep his parts for his engines, which I totally understand.

    Mike - can you see a part number anywhere on your pump please?
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    Craig, can you not use an electric pump or even EPAS?
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    I have been looking at electric pumps but I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

    I wouldn't want to change or modify the column away from design intent, are you saying I can fit an electric pump to feed the rack?
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    I've got a rover v8 in my gen 2 and run electric pump of a Saxo with the reservoir built into the pump
    Works well
    Not hard to wire up and I think it cost about £ 30 to get hoses made in braided stainless
    Pete

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