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by kiwicar
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Monkey business
Replies: 240
Views: 39188

Hi Paul
a thing of great beauty first class work as usual mate.
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Leyland 4.4 crank in Rover 3.9
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Hi From what I have read both cranks will drop in, as I am sure you are aware you will need a combination of rods and pistons that will enable you to keep the pistons in the bores (at both ends). You really want to keep most of the reduction in deck height in the piston compression height as the rod...
by kiwicar
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Head inlet bolt angle.
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Hi
what engine, Ford? holden? Lexus? Jag? Buick? chevy LS? early SBC or later Vortec engine?
:? :D
please some clues
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Windage tray in a 4.6 - crank clearance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Hi
spacers will work. just make sure you use lots of thread lock.
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine Swaps And Conversions Area
Topic: 1984 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser to V8 Conversion Help.....
Replies: 39
Views: 10277

unstable load wrote:
kiwicar wrote:Hi
there was a capri sold in South Africa,
That's the Perana I mentioned earlier in the thread. A beast of a car, by all accounts.
did you where?
Mike
by kiwicar
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Engine Swaps And Conversions Area
Topic: 1984 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser to V8 Conversion Help.....
Replies: 39
Views: 10277

Hi there was a capri sold in South Africa, and I think in Aus that came with a 302 V8 (Windsor) I think some have fitted the cleavland in the engine bay but it is big and heavy and involves a lot of panel bashing. There are quite a few small block chevys in Capris, there is room. The 302 allows the ...
by kiwicar
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Hello welcome,
now lets have lots of pictures I like the 101gs . . . how non standard is the non standard one? I am waiting for someone to stick a chevy 5.3 LS lump and a decent auto box in one.
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 cam timing, retard by 2°, any difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Hi As Stevie says you probably would not notice any changes, on an engine in a higher state of tune retarding the cam a little would bring it into the power band a little sooner but flattening the power peak and advancing you would probably get a couple more BHP, especially if the engine was short ...
by kiwicar
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 cam timing, retard by 2°, any difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Hi As Stevie says you probably would not notice any changes, on an engine in a higher state of tune retarding the cam a little would bring it into the power band a little sooner but flattening the power peak and advancing you would probably get a couple more BHP, especially if the engine was short o...
by kiwicar
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Wet or Oily Plugs RV8
Replies: 19
Views: 4230

Hi
RPI have claimed many things in the past, one or two of them have been true, but those that were did not generally involve making a sale.
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Some advice required before I sell??
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Hi Pell
I would start at 2/3 so more like £470 and take an offer a little bit lower to sell. From what I have gathered the blower cam, although still listed, is not actually available form RS any more as the last batch they sold the last one and they have not ordered more.
best regards
Mike
by kiwicar
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: unusual cooling tank set up req help
Replies: 13
Views: 4770

Hi I would not run without the thermostat, the system is designed to run with one and will have hotspots in the heads and block if you do not have one. you also need some form of expansion tank or method of relieving pressure but still getting water back into the system as it cools. A T piece in the...
by kiwicar
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: oil leaking from distributor
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Hi I would first investigate why the oil is being pushed out, it sounds like the crank case is being pressurised, I suspect the old dissy was leaking enough crank case gas past the bearings so as not to allow things to pressurise enough to force the oil past the oil seal. look at the breathing syste...
by kiwicar
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Hello and welcome . . . oh and got any pictures??
Mike
by kiwicar
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: On a budget 3.9l Rebuild for 4x4
Replies: 17
Views: 3453

Hi in stock form the 4.2 pistons are a low compression height piston with a lot of dish so you end up with a low compression engine and rubbish squish band. They are also a pretty poor casting. From memory you can use another rover piston by turning down the top ring land by about 1/2 mm to get a hi...

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