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wildcat heads

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leecostello

Original Poster:

125 posts

65 months

Saturday 22nd May 2010
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does anyone know how good they are or do they last or what am after using some on my 5.0. rover v8 based mk1 escort should pop it up respectble 500 bhp then hopfully

SteveGRF

252 posts

144 months

Friday 25th March 2011
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From what I have read & been told by the experts on the Wildcat engine:- the power, strength & reliablity of these engines are excellent! - however the components are not cheap (as you may already be aware). Plus you have to use profiled pistons to suit the Wildcat heads.

Fitting one of these units was a dream I was once chasing, I ended up with a V8 Development built engine with a Wildcat spec bottom end - I came to the realism that I could not afford the £4000 + extra for the Wildcat heads, throttle bodies & fabricated exhaust manifolds.

P.s - I used an alternative forged type piston in my set up - hence I still have a set of Wildcat / Ross pistons to suit the heads if you need them (for a few bear tokens).

SteveGRF

252 posts

144 months

Friday 25th March 2011
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Just to add .... if you are planning for Widcat modding your existing RV8 in your MK1 escort you may be able to use standard Wildcat exhaust manifolds, due to the massive clearances in the engine bay probally alot cheaper than bespoke etc smile