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    Propshaft Length on Sumo Mk3 with Rover V8 and Ford Type 9 Gearbox

    Does anyone have a Pilgrim Sumo that fits the criteria in the title?

    If you do, do you know the length of your prop shaft, please?
    Kittihawk: Pilgrim Sumo MK3 built '93/'94 with 2.1L Stage 2 Pinto and Ford Type 9 5-Speed Gearbox

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    Without 2nd guessing your thoughts.... type 9 would be an unusual choice behind a rover as it’s a bit fragile - and probably not that easy to do either, especially compared to a T5, r380 or lt77. I’d be surprised if you find any other pilgrims with that set up.

    If it’s just the measurement you are thinking about pre v8 swap, than getting a custom length prop made up is cheap and easy.

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    Are you planning to have a shaft made by someone else's measurements on another car? Too many parameters involved to my liking... ??

    Best Regards, Theo

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB74 View Post
    If it’s just the measurement you are thinking about pre v8 swap, than getting a custom length prop made up is cheap and easy.
    This is exactly what's behind my question. I gather the Type 9 is at least strong enough to cope with a 3.5 RV8 in standard tune and a 3.9 with this configuration was up for sale on eBay lately. I have a Type 9 already so, as well as thinking about the replacement prop shaft, I was wondering if the gear stick would be in the same place as it is now if such a package came up again...

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    I had a standard type 9 attached to a 230 BHP Ford BOA engine and it got chewed up after a while. I then got it rebuilt in heavy duty format and the gearbox guy said it was on the edge of its power limit. I no longer have this engine or gearbox combination having gone down the RV8 route.

    I'm guessing that you may have fun creating some sort of adaptor plate to mate a type 9 to an RV8, and may find that it would have been easier to go with an LT77 in the first place. This second paragraph is opinion rather than fact.
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