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by peterc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover Big Valve heads
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Rover Big Valve heads

Just for info to anyone looking into using the RPI Merlin Heads. The shape of the rocker cover footprint is completely different to a Rover’s so you won’t be able to re use your Ford rocker covers as the adapter plates won’t fit. It’s possible to re design a new adapter plate but it might look a bit...
by peterc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Camshaft change
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Camshaft change

Thanks Andy. I would assume the camshaft is in approx same place, it’s just I wanted to be prepared rather than get half way and then realise I need to disconnect the exhausts to raise the engine a inch or so.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Camshaft change
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Camshaft change

Has anyone performed a camshaft change on a Rover engine in situ with the Hawk chassis. It looks like the engine might need to be raised a little to get the cam past the cross bracing.
Any comments?
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Silverstone Classic 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Silverstone Classic 2020

Subject to anything un foreseen I will be there on Sat and staying over at the Highgate.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover Big Valve heads
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Rover Big Valve heads

Hi Guys, does anyone have any experience of using big valve heads on Rover V8’s I’m currently investigating options on enhancing my 4.6 and RPI are recommending their Merlin Heads. These are completely new having been redesigned to improve flow over a standard Rover head but also incorporating big v...
by peterc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tripo headlights
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Tripo headlights

You are correct Clive I am sure many bulbs offered are not necessarily like for like in location. The two suppliers I looked at both highlighted the positional relationship with a halogen bulb. Question is the halogen design the same position as the BPF’s around which the P and PL were designed. Pet...
by peterc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 Headlamp Rim
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: 289 Headlamp Rim

If you have a decent base design is it not worth getting them re chromed?
I’m going to have to get my over ridders seen to soon as two are flaking.
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tripo headlights
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Tripo headlights

Hi Guys, I have just conducted a number of tests with my camera on both P700 and PL700 units. Actually the PL’s which I assume were a slightly later design than the P’s did give a slightly greater light output. Installing LED’s was a huge improvement but the differences between the two designs had m...
by peterc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: It’s back.....
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: It’s back.....

Now I understand your exclamation.
I think 40k was perhaps a tad low.
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: It’s back.....
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: It’s back.....

I’m not overly surprised. I guess it is a bit special with bespoke rear suspension, full roll cage, fire suppression system etc built for sprints. Considering it’s meant to be an FIA I am a bit surprised at a central fuel filler unless that was necessitated by the roll cage design. Time to revalue o...