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Old 07-13-2012, 12:45 AM
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What English cars used a sixties Buick V8 (there are 3 that I know of). Even being imported there, they came with a Buick V8.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:52 AM
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Weird, double post, don't know how that can happen.

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The Land Rover.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:15 AM
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That's one of them, there are two more and I mean two different brands and models.

I am not real hep on English cars (as my Perfect/Angila comments on another thread prove ) but I believe are of one parent company like GM has Chevy, Pontiac (ok, "had") Cadillac, Buick , etc. This company bought the Buick engine from GM and put it in a number of cars.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:10 PM
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The Aluminum Buick engine or as it is called in Europe the Rover V-8 has been used in multiple European cars. It was used in Triumph, Morgan, MG, TVR, Land Rover, Ginetta and Argyll. It's been used in a number of European kit cars as well as a bunch of racing cars. Rover over came the problems with anti-freeze. In some respects it's kind of like the SBC.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:02 PM
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You got it BB, it's your floor.

The Triumph TR-8 is one.


The MGB GT V8 is another.


Yeah it is a hell of a motor that America just wasn't ready for. Isn't that fascinating that they used it in that high end SUV until just a few years ago (I don't think they are using it anymore). A GM motor used and discontinued 45 years ago!



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Old 07-15-2012, 09:17 AM
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What is a "Master Rod"?
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What is a "Master Rod"? And how does it work?
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Are you referring to a king rod? If so a King/Master rod is the main rod in a radial piston engine that all the other rods attach to. The King/Main is the only rod that attaches to the journal. All other rods attach to bosses that are on each side of the rod and on the rod cap.
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Are you referring to a king rod? If so a King/Master rod is the main rod in a radial piston engine that all the other rods attach to. The King/Main is the only rod that attaches to the journal. All other rods attach to bosses that are on each side of the rod and on the rod cap.
Yep you got it and you explained it well. Go for it with a new question.
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I suspect you are referring to the main connecting rod in a radial engine.

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Okay here it is: Why is DOT 3 brake fluid water soluble?
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:06 PM
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Sorry guys. I must have had an old screen still up on the computer. I did not see Chris's post.

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Well up until DOT 5 came along all non-petroleum based brake fluids are water soluble. In the past there were some aviation application where petroleum based hydraulic oil was used as the pressure transfer agent to the brake system. DOT 5 is a silicon based fluid for higher temps. DOT 3 and DOT 4 are glycol based because the components that make up the fluid are non-compressible. A good thing in a brake system. Glycol is water soluble. I used to have a airplane that had a petroleum based braking system Applying the foot petal forced fluid down onto a inner tube like bladder. it would expand and force braking block up against the drum. Scared the crap out of me the first time I saw the system that I had been relying on!
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Well up until DOT 5 came along all non-petroleum based brake fluids are water soluble. In the past there were some aviation application where petroleum based hydraulic oil was used as the pressure transfer agent to the brake system. DOT 5 is a silicon based fluid for higher temps. DOT 3 and DOT 4 are glycol based because the components that make up the fluid are non-compressible. A good thing in a brake system. Glycol is water soluble. I used to have a airplane that had a petroleum based braking system Applying the foot petal forced fluid down onto a inner tube like bladder. it would expand and force braking block up against the drum. Scared the crap out of me the first time I saw the system that I had been relying on!
As my pilot friend would say every time we got out of his plane after a flight, "Another stupid human trick pulled off".

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