How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines (Paperback)

For road & track - Covers all 3.5- to 4.6-litre engines (SpeedPro Series)

By Des Hammill

Veloce Publishing, 9781845848682, 216pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/18/2017)
Paperback (4/1/2004)

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Everything you could want top know about increasing the performance and reliability of the Rover V8 engine which has been in production since 1967.

Derived from a Buick design, the engine first appeared in the Rover P5B of 1967, but continued in use through subsequent Rover models: P6 and SD1. Not only a favourite of kit car builders, the Rover V8 also appeared in Morgans, TVRs, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, MGB V8 and the Leyland P76 in Australia.

Coverage includes: limitations of standard components; short block preparation/clearances; solving the oiling & main cap problems of pre- 94 cylinder blocks; full details of cylinder head modifications; optimising ignition settings; exhaust system requirements; Holley, Weber & SU carburettor/inlet manifold options; camshaft & valve train requirements; modifications for racing; modifications for road use.

About the Author

Hailing originally from New Zealand, Des Hammill is a professional engineer with many years of practical experience of building race-winning engines and solving technical problems. The author of several books in the SpeedPro series, Des writes in an easy to understand manner and gives step-by-step guidance. Des also takes his own photographs and creates his own line drawings.