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#2292 New engine
#91
Tres bon. I found it on DMCtalk somewhere. I only go on there once in a blue moon.

Good result re flywheel, was it from a Rover place or Land rover?

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Richard Hanlon
Derbyshire
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1981 DMC-12 VIN 06126
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#92
Flywheel was from a Rover SD1. Found out the starter motor is knackered on the engine, but got a refurbed
Bosch one coming tomorrow with a 2yr warranty for £58 incl postage.
The Compression tester arrived today, so tomorrow we'll fit the starter motor and do a compression test on all
8 lovely cylinders. We'll do a full strip down anyway, replace gaskets, etc, but the engine turns over freely by
hand so fingers crossed it'll be okay and not need much in the way of new parts.
Decided to go the carb route re the fuelling system.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#93
We've taken the rocker covers and sump off the V8 engine to inspect things, and the crank appears
in good condition, although the camshaft warrants further inspection, a friend of ours who knows these
engines suggests its not had the regular oil changes it needs (every 6000 miles).
However, it is possible to purchase a complete top end engine rebuild kit for this, which includes
camshaft, timing chain, all the gaskets (incl rocker cover, waterpump, head, sump, manifold etc), piston rings,
cam followers, full set of shells for crankshaft and main bearings, all the seals, new drive gears, etc for
£299 and free delivery - you can't even buy a decent set of piston rings for a PRV-6 for that according to
a Alpine specialist we know locally. Ebay item number is 401408469485 (this is the standard 3.9 kit, the
performance one is £585.00)
I have someone interested in buying all the EFi set up off of my engine, plus I can sell the 4x4 manual
flywheel, so I can recoup some costs that way.
Hoping to let our V8 buddy have a closer look at the engine in the coming weeks if covid restrictions allow
to get his opinion on it, but the engine moves very freely, so I think I've been lucky and got a good one.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
#170
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#94
Hi Claire, if you are getting a quote on copying that bell housing I would be interested. All the best with the conversion!
Vin #4087
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#95
hey mate, long time no speak. Yes, will deffo get a price for you, obvs just a small matter of the lockdown to
deal with at the moment, but once things open up again, we'll get a price for you.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
#170
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