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  • 13-01-2015, 13:35
    103ePop
  • 13-01-2015, 12:49
    boblester40
    Ditch the rover boat anchor and put a small block in , waste of time and money getting power from a rover V8 . a good wrench 350 with a cam would produce more than rover that has had spent on it
  • 13-01-2015, 00:10
    uber cool
    Yeah true
  • 12-01-2015, 23:50
    spanners
    Quote Originally Posted by uber cool View Post
    Is it the 50k pop that's on eBay for sale?
    feckin hope not ,,
  • 12-01-2015, 23:16
    uber cool
    Is it the 50k pop that's on eBay for sale?
  • 12-01-2015, 22:32
    streetfighter
    Quote Originally Posted by Busted Knuckles View Post
    I have a similar tune 3.5 Rover which initially had the same overly rich issue. Solved the problem with installation
    of #51 jets in the carb , use of a red holley accelerator pump cam, and Champion RN12YC spark plugs. You might also acquire some #50 jets just to try.
    Motor is a tractable beast that comes on the cam at 3500 RPM. RN14YC spark plugs are the next hotter plugs should you need them.
    Mate, after FIVE YEARS! I kinda think he has either fixed it, sold it or crashed it.........
  • 12-01-2015, 10:00
    103ePop
  • 11-01-2015, 17:38
    Busted Knuckles
    I have a similar tune 3.5 Rover which initially had the same overly rich issue. Solved the problem with installation
    of #51 jets in the carb , use of a red holley accelerator pump cam, and Champion RN12YC spark plugs. You might also acquire some #50 jets just to try.
    Motor is a tractable beast that comes on the cam at 3500 RPM. RN14YC spark plugs are the next hotter plugs should you need them.
  • 12-05-2010, 12:59
    N.Normal

    Re: Tuned Rover V8 ...disappointed!

    "I,m disapointed with the performance ...."

    "NOS Cheater Nitrous oxide system, extra 200 bhp at the touch of a button!"

    "Est power 500 bhp on Nos "

    So which is it?
  • 12-05-2010, 12:35
    James Murray

    Re: Tuned Rover V8 ...disappointed!

    My Cortina weighs ~1200kg without me in it and without nitrous it used to run ~14.3 with a 3.5 Rover, Viper Typhoon cam, Holley 390, Offenhauser 360 cam, *something* heads and manual box. At one point I put it on the rollers and had 165hp at the wheels which estimates to about 200hp at the crank.

    I had early on run it with an autobox and SUs, but I forget the ETs as I only ran it at the track like that for one meeting - possibly a 14.9.

    Sooty rich sounds like a simple re-jetting is required, running that rich will kill performance.

    I never did this, but it would be easy enough to see if the carb is large enough by connecting up a vacuum gauge to the inlet and seeing if it starts to pull vacuum at high rpms. (I see that a tiny bit with my current EFI setup - maybe 4kPa vac at the top end.)

    James
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