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How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines for Road & Track

How to Power Tune Rover V8 Engines for Road & Track

By Des Hammill
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Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 216 pages • 190 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787111-76-9

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• A small reprint of a Veloce Classic
• The definitive book on performance tuning Rover’s V8 engine
• How to produce high power wit reliability
• This engine was used in Morgans, TVRs, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, MGB V8 and the Leyland P76
• The biggest bang for the smallest buck!
• Describes limitations of some standard components in performance applications
• Written by a race car engineer


Covers all Rover 3.5, 3.9, 4.0 & 4.6 litre engines from 1967 to date. Get maximum road or track performance & reliability for minimum money. The author is an engineer with much professional experience of building race engines. Suitable for the enthusiast as well as the more experienced mechanic. All information is based on practical experience.


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.

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Period Covered:
1967 to date

Models Covered:
All versions of the Rover V8 engine. This engine was used in Rover P5B, Rover P6, Rover SD1, TV Tuscan, Morgan Plus 8, Lnad Rover, Range Rover and Leyland P76.


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