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  1. #1
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    Rover V8 with Cosworth T5 gearbox for sale

    Hi,

    I am planning to replace the Rover V8 mated to a Cosworth T5, currently in my Sumo, with a Lexus engine & BMW gearbox over the coming winter and therefore need to sell the current engine & gearbox combination this summer. Brief details of the engine & gearbox are below, full details including pictures, of the refurbishment of both are available and can be sent to anyone who is interested in buying them.

    The car is currently on the road so a test drive can be arranged to allow you to check out the performance prior to agreeing a purchase. Timescales are flexible but ideally I would like to use the Sumo over the summer with a view to SORNing it October / November time to start the project. This would mean the engine & gearbox being available at the back end of this year.

    The engine has done under 5,000 miles since the rebuild and has been fitted with a rev limiter since new (set to 5,000 rpm and increased to 6,000 in stages as the engine was run in). The gearbox was fitted 2016 and has done approximately 1,000 miles. I am asking £4,000 for the engine & gearbox as detailed below.

    If you are interested let me know by PM and I will send the full specification and any other information you may require.

    Best regards,
    Ian


    Engine:

    1992 (age verification document included) 3.9 Rover V8 with Lucas 14CUX fuel injection, completely stripped and rebuilt as follows -

    • block bored & honed, valley polished, oil return hole drilled (as per Des Hammill), crankshaft reground, new bearings, ARP studs fitted
    • New pistons, Viper Cyclone camshaft & new valve springs (camshaft retaining plate and new valve guides, with oil seals, fitted)
    • Remote oil filter, adjustable pressure relief valve & oil feed to distributor / oil pump gear fitted
    • Reciprocating mass balanced, CR increased to 10:1 and equalised between cylinders, cylinder head ports matched to inlet & exhaust
    • Cylinder head skim, fitted with ARP studs, lightened flywheel
    • Lucas 14CUX fitted and monitored using Rovergauge software (software & hardware interface included in sale)


    Gearbox:

    Sierra Cosworth Borg Warner T5 gearbox, fully stripped and refurbished with a complete refurb kit from 5Speed (Paul Cangialosi in US), including all bearings, synchros and the uprated counter gear retaining plate. The gearbox was fitted using a TVR bellhousing which was skimmed by 5mm, to ensure full engagement of the input shaft in the spigot bearing, and was dialed in on the engine. The clutch release bearing carrier and clutch fork pivot were machined to align the clutch operation.
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    Priced Reduced

    Price reduced for quick sale:

    Need to sell the engine & gearbox so that I can proceed with the Lexus 1UZ-FE install. Asking price now reduced to £2,500 for both the rebuilt Rover 3.9 V8 (complete with 14CUX EFI and monitoring software) and the rebuilt Cosworth T5 gearbox. More details on the original post and further information and pictures, showing the rebuilds, available - PM me your email address if you are interested and require further information.

    Regards,
    Ian













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    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    An absolute bargain, tempted for my other project an MGB Sebring. I need to get on with them and stop adding things to them 😉

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    The engine and gearbox are going on eBay at the end of the week so last chance to grab a bargain. No reasonable offer refused!

    Regards,
    Ian
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    good luck with the sale Ian. Alternatively keep the T5 and put a Ford 302 in!
    James G
    Purple Dax / Ford 260/4 speed toploader all in need of TLC and cash but the dreams are there. Dream on - car now blue, Ford 302 and Tremec T5, 4 years later....

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    Are you offering me your engine then!!!!!?
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    Ha! No. 302 is running nicely thank you.
    James G
    Purple Dax / Ford 260/4 speed toploader all in need of TLC and cash but the dreams are there. Dream on - car now blue, Ford 302 and Tremec T5, 4 years later....

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    Now listed on eBay
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    Now sold - let the Lexus saga begin!!
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

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    Well done Ian, good to get that all shifted. Will be keen to hear on any progress with the Lexus rebuild/ mods/ whatever

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