v8 into land rover 109

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v8 into land rover 109

Post by Mongman » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:39 pm

dropping a 3.5 rover v8 into my '84 109 and just wanna check a few points. firstly the engine setup is suitable for the car. not bothered about overpowering the drivetrain as i ain't heavy footed, just wanna make sure it will handle ok off road. secondly they guy i got it off said it was ok ith the original cooling radiator. true? also still wondering about the unusual cylinder heads so included the pics here although the thread is in the cylinger head section.
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Post by ChrisJC » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:00 am

Those heads look standard to me. I think the part number is only viewable when the rocker cover is removed.

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Post by DaveEFI » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:04 am

ChrisJC wrote:Those heads look standard to me. I think the part number is only viewable when the rocker cover is removed.

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I think they are the ones for an aux air pump system - something to do with emissions.
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Re: v8 into land rover 109

Post by DaveEFI » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:08 am

Mongman wrote:dropping a 3.5 rover v8 into my '84 109 and just wanna check a few points. firstly the engine setup is suitable for the car. not bothered about overpowering the drivetrain as i ain't heavy footed, just wanna make sure it will handle ok off road. secondly they guy i got it off said it was ok ith the original cooling radiator. true? also still wondering about the unusual cylinder heads so included the pics here although the thread is in the cylinger head section.
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Since you'll be making up a new exhaust, I'd deffo start off with better manifolds. There are twin pipe ones from a later RR EFI
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Post by ChrisJC » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:08 am

DaveEFI wrote:
ChrisJC wrote:Those heads look standard to me. I think the part number is only viewable when the rocker cover is removed.

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I think they are the ones for an aux air pump system - something to do with emissions.
Are you sure?, the bosses next to the exhaust ports aren't drilled.

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Post by Mongman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:20 am

The stamps are on the end of the heads and can be seen without removing the covers. Hadn't seen them on the last engine i had so wondered if it was a different setup or just because it's off a diffrent car?

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Post by ChrisJC » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:09 pm

SPAMSPAMSPAM!!!
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Post by katanaman » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:15 pm

well spotted, deleted and banned.

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Post by Jekyll » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:55 am

After having a 3.5 V8 from a P6 installed in a SI 86" and cooling it with an SIII rad with a Kenlowe fan, I think it might be the best to find some more substantial radiator. It does work most of the time, but I will be looking for a larger rad myself (been told some scrap Renault Espace rads might have the right dimensions to fit between wings) and perhaps using a waterless coolant as well to get rid of the annoying urge to constantly look at the temperature gauge...
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