Need to rebuild my p38 motor. Slipped liner, overheating, rock solid hoses, bla bla bla etc. Looking for recommended sources. Who would you recommend? I'm in Dallas but I'm more interested in quality first and reasonable price. Thanks.
the kind of money you plan on throwing at it in order to make it into a chevy you would be better off swaping the rover body onto a gm chassis, cheaper, less work and results would be the same. the other option just get a suburban or tahoe and lift it.I am basicly in the same boat. Well kinda.
My 99 4.6 hse has a knock that to me sounds like a sleeve slipping. As its louder when its cold vs when its hot.
All the research I have done says that as long as the sleeve hasn't warn a hole in to your water jackets you should be able to rebuild the block. Having the block cut to accept the newer top hat sleeves is the best way to go. I have also seen top hat sleeves that have a lower set of grooves cut in them for commetic o-rings to seal off and trap the water inside away from your oil if your block has a water leak in the cylinder wall. However I have not seen where anyone has used them so I have no idea if they would work or not.
I personaly have opted to do a complete mod to mine once the motor in the rover gets to the point it's no longer drivable.
5.3 Chevy with 17k miles and a 4l80 transmission and transfer case. Yes I know it won't match up to my stock axles. So being I want to do a 6 inch lift on it and put on 33 to 35 inch tires I have opted to rip out all the stock suspension and adapt in a leaf spring set up with Chevy axles.
And yes I will be using all the Chevy harnesses and computer and doing away with all the rover electronics including the instrument cluster. I will build a custom Florida 5.0 style for the rover. (Florda 5.0 is a custom mustang instrument cluster that I have used in many foxbody mustang builds)
Also brakes will be changed over to a simple booster set up.