Rover 414si Conversion *

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Rover 414si Conversion *

#1 Post by Gavstie1989 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:50 am

Hi guys, just bought myself a 1992 Rover 414si in absolute immaculate condition, 1 owner from new, 54k miles, a really clean car with the view to gettin it converted for next summer!

Looking for some advice in whether it can have the 2.5 V6 out of a ZS / ZT or is it not possible?

I was going to buy an MG ZS hoping its still has some of the original 400 chassis and driveshaft fitments as mine does ??

Im no mechanic and will be getting this done professionally, i also want to find out where i can find part for my Rover? I live the 416 GTI look, so wheels and bumpers, failing that a place where i could find a subtle but nice looking bodykit?

Many thanks for any help and advice as im new to this, thanks again

Gav

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Re: Rover 414si Conversion *

#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:49 pm

:welcome

The front subframe is equipped to take the larger rad's. 1234Dist is the man to consult regarding engine conversions.
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Re: Rover 414si Conversion *

#3 Post by 1234dist » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:52 pm

There has only ever been one successful conversion and that was with a very late edition coupe many years ago and the build cost (with him doing the labour) came to over £2500.

The problem is the mems 3 electronics speaking to the old ass electrics in the r8.

you would also have to uprate the entire front end (ARB, suspension ect.) to turbo stuff to handle the extra weight.

And for all that effort you get less power than a t-series nasp which you could do for around £700.

For me, not worth it.
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218 VVC Cabriolet R170FEU
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
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Re: Rover 414si Conversion *

#4 Post by crepello » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:52 pm

Gavstie1989 wrote:I was going to buy an MG ZS hoping its still has some of the original 400 chassis and driveshaft fitments as mine does ??
The HHR generation 400/ZS has a completely different, more complex, front suspension and associated subframe, compared to the XW. The back end's the same though!

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