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.
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.