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    My 1955 Pop

    Klunk has talked me into details of my pop so here goes

    I bought the pop from alcablown via ebay





    This is the interior and the daimler 2.5 engine





    Treve had already told me that the engine needed work so I decided to check it over so out it came





    It was decided to replace it with a rover V8 3.5 which I got from Grant Fuller (iambiggles) wihch roland (roland cad 500) kindley delivered for me added pop brown engine mounts and in it went



    Changed the steering column position









    Added a new rad, connected the exhaust, relocated the alternater with a pop brown bracket, edlelbrock carb and manifold got the air filter from dez58pop







    Tony (klunk) came round on saturday 28 june 2008 ( i put the date just to keep up) and fitted the accelerator pedal cable and kickdown linkage





    and a new dash



    Now when the old dash was out there was a pile of wires all over the place so I thought a rewire was a good idea and I bought a pop brown wiring loom and I thought how the f*** am I gonna do that but luckily for me a mate was encouraged into helping so many thanks to tel (boycee) for all his help for the wiring and all the other bits and while I'm thanking people Ian (morecubes) roland (roland cad 500) as well as other people already mentioned

    So thats me up to date



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    VERY nice...........paul.

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    something about this pop that makes it look well mean!

    what rear axle is fitted?

    chris

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    Looking good pete, wiring isn't hard, you just got to be methodical ....... or ask roland nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsf55 View Post
    or ask roland nicely
    No no no, That's (Boycee) Tel's job! He has rewired the dash (twice).

    We have all helped Pete along the way in various ways and hopefully it'll be out stomping the streets in the very near future.

    It is even wearing my old PCV set up as featured in several 'Tech articles' fitted last weekend, as I hope my new engine won't breath quite so much.

    The rear axle is either escort or anglia, we have yet to get a definitive on that, but it's certainly an 'english'.
    Don't adjust your sets. Yes I have just been on the forum!

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    I think its escort its very similar to what russ (rottenpop) has on his pop

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    Nice Pete, now get the ****** thing on the road , ya know it makes sense.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamin Black A View Post
    I think its escort its very similar to what russ (rottenpop) has on his pop

    will an escort axle handle the rover engine then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh View Post
    will an escort axle handle the rover engine then?
    Seen a few rover engined pops with anglia rears over the years....paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh View Post
    will an escort axle handle the rover engine then?
    Hopefully I should soon find out Don't forget it had the daimler 2.5 engine in it the rover is not that much more powerful and its an auto as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh View Post
    will an escort axle handle the rover engine then?
    Not if I drove it....LOL

    I killed an escort diff one week after I installed my Rover....LOL

    But then again I drive it like I stole it and it is manual.

    Planet gears are the week link. I've done two sets..... Now have an LSD!

    With an auto and a wee bit of care it should last............
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    Weekends work Pete .... You still got the Daimler anywhere ?
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    When you get it on the road, who am i going to benchmark myself to?

    (Pete, the calipers I thought of have gone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Weekends work Pete .... You still got the Daimler anywhere ?
    Sorry kev Thats long gone although I still have one head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klunk View Post
    Not if I drove it....LOL

    But then again I drive it like I stole it and it is manual.

    With an auto and a wee bit of care it should last............
    You're not driving it like you stole it at the moment are you

    And I'm a careful driver I'm old he...he....he

    I doubt it will be as fast as my daily anyway

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    Unhappy

    russ

    you can bench race me?
    well done pete its coming on a treat
    motty

    and no it hasnt gone in yet arrrghhhhh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamin Black A View Post
    Hopefully I should soon find out Don't forget it had the daimler 2.5 engine in it the rover is not that much more powerful and its an auto as well


    nice one,i didnt think they'd be strong enough thats all.
    nice to see something different to a jag rear,gives me another choice if my Zephyr rear goes tits up too.

    have fun

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    Identified the rear axle at the weekend (with thanks to kapri and boycee) Its from a 105E anglia

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    all sorted and driving again Pete or still working hard on it?

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    redone the brakes so new calipers, new hoses, a new brake pipe on the viva front new wheel cylinders, new brake hose and new brake pipe on the rear (tel's been busy)all bled and I now think the servo's not working so now looking for a servo from a sierra, Bled the air from the rad etc.
    Due to low oil pressure in the the RV8 which is common I saw Real Steel did a High volume oil pump kit so bought that and got that fitted saturday and early indication is that it does what it says on the tin 30 psi on tickover when warm and when reved was getting 60 - 70 psi so I'm well pleased with that at the moment.
    Still got to fit the front bodywork and fininsh filling and rubbing down the bodywork re fit the seats and then hopefully an MOT If it all gets done in time then I'll take it to the hot rod drags

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