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 Post subject: Re: V8 Info
PostPosted: August 21, 2014, 4:49 pm 
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I'll take a look at the AJP, sounds just the ticket. Perhaps I could paint "DFV" on the valve covers? Availability seems like a big issue.

I found some diagrams showing Ford engine sizes in their parts catalog. I think it gives a good indication of why the 302 pushrod motor makes a much easier job of fitting it to these small cars. It;s 6 inches shorter and 10 inches narrower than the modern units.


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PostPosted: August 21, 2014, 6:24 pm 
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The AJP Mellings are about . This guy has one and although he says its without manifolds I am sure you could get it complete for that money http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TVR-CERBERA-A ... 33937cb077
One recently sold for £2,500 complete with the T5 wc behind it. They also use the reverse starter from the back of the engine because of the small flywheel.

The 302 in the diagram above @ 20"3/4 is with the full height pan, the kevco pan will take another two and a half inches off that height http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201134539389? ... 1423.l2649

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Top view of a scrap 302 block in the standard Haynes chassis, there really are not that many issues fitting one of these small Ford units within the scope of the standard set up, if a carb was fitted it would only be the filter that stuck through the bonnet.

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PostPosted: August 22, 2014, 1:36 pm 
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That Melling V8 looks like something to design a car around.
But in the U.S. where even a Kent 1600 is a PITA to work with, parts would be a real i$$ue.

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PostPosted: August 22, 2014, 3:34 pm 
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RichardSIA wrote:
That Melling V8 looks like something to design a car around.
But in the U.S. where even a Kent 1600 is a PITA to work with, parts would be a real i$$ue.


A good friend of mine is a TVR technician and he reckons Melling has used a lot of off the shelf parts from various manufacturers when he built this engine ,rebuilds and spares for these engines are not a problem once you know what comes from where. I suppose if you had one it would be useful to have a contact this side of the pond. On this subject if anyone needs british spares pm me, I have a mate that travels back and forth to the states on a regular basis.

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PostPosted: April 26, 2015, 10:24 am 
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Just joined and came across this info.
I've used a Northstar in a trike build and used the factory ECM. There is a module you can build for about $15 that bypasses the VATS system so you don't have to get it reprogrammed. It does have to be pre 96. I have the diagram to build it if you want a copy.

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Getting the later pcms unlocked is only 75 plus shipping. That price will also get the speedometer recalibrated, and whatever else is necessary, if you are adapting it to a T5 or a 4L60E.


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