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Else

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704 posts

125 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2007 quote quote all
Anybody tried them? how much better are they than stock modified ones? BHP or Flow figures?

Any info or advice would be appreciated

Andy

Else

Original Poster:

704 posts

125 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
I guess nobody here has tried them then. frown

Boosted LS1

13,639 posts

147 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
Have you asked over on the v8 forums? I think there have been delays with these heads so there won't be many people with experience of them.

v8 racing

2,062 posts

138 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
Else said:
Anybody tried them? how much better are they than stock modified ones? BHP or Flow figures?

Any info or advice would be appreciated

Andy
Andy give me a shout on monday if you are looking for some stonking rover heads, i have a set that you may like?
Rob

Boosted LS1

13,639 posts

147 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
Else said:
Anybody tried them? how much better are they than stock modified ones? BHP or Flow figures?

Any info or advice would be appreciated

Andy
Andy give me a shout on monday if you are looking for some stonking rover heads, i have a set that you may like?
Rob
Oooh sounds intriguing, can I have em smile
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v8 racing

2,062 posts

138 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
Mike why on earth would you want rover heads anymore?? no seriously these are the ones we did with david vizard, i really really dont want to sell them as there is nothing else that comes close to them but other projects and other halfs needs amust!

K4000JB

203 posts

96 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
Else said:
Anybody tried them? how much better are they than stock modified ones? BHP or Flow figures?

Any info or advice would be appreciated

Andy
Andy give me a shout on monday if you are looking for some stonking rover heads, i have a set that you may like?
Rob
can i be second in line if they will suit my application pretty pleasebow

Boosted LS1

13,639 posts

147 months

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Thursday 13th September 2007 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
Mike why on earth would you want rover heads anymore?? no seriously these are the ones we did with david vizard, i really really dont want to sell them as there is nothing else that comes close to them but other projects and other halfs needs amust!
I don't need them Rob but I guessed they would be your 'good uns'. I'd like to have them just to say I'd got them but as I haven't a rv8 that would be a luxury. Are you able to post any pics?

ihatesissycars

951 posts

89 months

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Friday 14th September 2007 quote quote all
I had some, the first pair available in fact! They looked great sat on the shelf but I then went and got myself a porsche and lost interest in v8 bits so sold them on!

They're advertsied as a "street" head. They won't transfom standard motors into fire breathing mental psycho beast but will help power along. They supposed to help give a broad spread of power accross the rev range rather focusing on to or bottom end.

I hear Paul Goodenough is awaiting a set to try and have a play with, his oppinion would be solid and worth seeking out.

K4000JB

203 posts

96 months

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Saturday 15th September 2007 quote quote all
hi gav
wot happened to yours did the guy that beat me to them get them fitted? anynews on bhp or torque gains?
ant

ihatesissycars

951 posts

89 months

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Saturday 15th September 2007 quote quote all
Hello!

I don't know yet to be honest. I'll contact him and see what the outcome is.

Else

Original Poster:

704 posts

125 months

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Monday 17th September 2007 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
Else said:
Anybody tried them? how much better are they than stock modified ones? BHP or Flow figures?

Any info or advice would be appreciated

Andy
Andy give me a shout on monday if you are looking for some stonking rover heads, i have a set that you may like?
Rob
Hi Rob,

I'll call you later today then.

Andy

savagewidearch

11 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 9th April 2008 quote quote all
Hi, i work at RPI Engineering.

We put these heads on one of our very mildly modified 4.6 engines.

I have a video on our youtube account (RPIEngineering).

The video is of it on a test bed, i am also putting a video together of the engine in a Range Rover Classic, on the Dyno.

The outcome was-
307.5 bhp at a little over 6000rpm (dont have the graph to hand)
300 lb ft across the whole rev range! From just 2500rpm (where the graph starts). So maybe at even lower rpm?

We are all imprssed with these heads here, and feel it is exactly what is needed for the Rover V8 engine.

We will be building a much higher spec 4.6 with these heads for a Dax Rush and a Morgan +8 and expect much better results.

Pupp

7,761 posts

159 months

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Thursday 17th April 2008 quote quote all
savagewidearch said:
Hi, i work at RPI Engineering.

We put these heads on one of our very mildly modified 4.6 engines.

I have a video on our youtube account (RPIEngineering).

The video is of it on a test bed, i am also putting a video together of the engine in a Range Rover Classic, on the Dyno.

The outcome was-
307.5 bhp at a little over 6000rpm (dont have the graph to hand)
300 lb ft across the whole rev range! From just 2500rpm (where the graph starts). So maybe at even lower rpm?

We are all imprssed with these heads here, and feel it is exactly what is needed for the Rover V8 engine.

We will be building a much higher spec 4.6 with these heads for a Dax Rush and a Morgan +8 and expect much better results.
That's interesting... any issues with mounting ancillaries and exhaust manifolds etc? Lots of fabbing needed or plug and play?

hiltonig

2,617 posts

95 months

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Sunday 20th April 2008 quote quote all
But can I still fit the TVR rocker covers ???? If not I might as well have wildcat jobbies

350Matt

3,374 posts

166 months

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Sunday 20th April 2008 quote quote all
From what I've read about these heads all of the std components will fit.
However the exhaust ports are raised up in relation to the std position on the head so the exhaust Y piece on TVR's will need some fettling.

Also the inlet manifold need a little porting to get it to match the new inlet port. If I was in the market for new heads these would be my choice I have to say.

Matt

DonkeyApple

17,303 posts

56 months

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Wednesday 9th November 2011 quote quote all
Slight thread resurrection. biggrin

Has anyone used Merlin heads and have any feedback?

Transmitter Man

3,146 posts

111 months

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Wednesday 9th November 2011 quote quote all
v8 racing said:
Mike why on earth would you want rover heads anymore?? no seriously these are the ones we did with david vizard, i really really dont want to sell them as there is nothing else that comes close to them but other projects and other halfs needs amust!
Rob,

Would a professionally ported set of Buick heads come close?

Phil

neal1980

2,213 posts

126 months

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Thursday 10th November 2011 quote quote all
Transmitter Man said:
Rob,

Would a professionally ported set of Buick heads come close?

Phil
+1 I have a set of 300 alloy buick ones here waiting to be modded smile

rev-erend

18,253 posts

171 months

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Thursday 8th March 2012 quote quote all
So - has anyone fitted them yet ?

Any impressions or before and after power figures.
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