Now then, if I fancied a challenge, how about adding fuel injection to a car that is old and wobbly ?
My venerable old SD1 has a pair of semi electronic carbs, guess how well these work 25 years on with it having been in storage since 1993…
Yeah, well one of them works and I could investigate by dismantling stuff but with Rover having vanished I dont hold out much hope of finding spares for things like the electric choke circuit.
So after a brief trawl of Ebay I happened to spot these
After a bit of chin stroking I am of the opinion these would perhaps work rather well on a straight six Rover engine with a moderate amount of arseing about.
Heading off at a tangent, many years ago after reading several of David Vizards articles on porting cylinder heads I did just that to my car over a weekend.
I fitted new valves and S rated springs as well
It was very happy to rev afterwards and was faster in top speed, accelleration and eating brake pads.
I since found this tucked away on a website
So I was right to open the inlet ports up albeit with a Black&Decker and some Stella but it was happy to pull 70 in second and would eat my friends Capri 2.0s from a standstill.
So its time for the old bus to ride again and I’m thinking some more modern technology could make it into a lot of fun.
Has anyone here dabbled with building their own EFI system ?
Hmmmm, finding out the SD1 has HIF44 carbs is an unexpected bit of news.
With some different seals and blocking off a couple of breather vents they become the same carbs as fitted to the MG metro Turbo.
In fact I could run the breather pipes to a pair of boost gauges instead.