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lucebayjack

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142 posts

50 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Hs any one got recommendations for a performance cam upgrade for a 3.5 V8. It is an ex SD1 block now residing in an MGB GT.


The engine is standard apart from a weber 4 barrel carb and Mallory dizzi.

Thanks,

Jack

robrover

41 posts

99 months

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Tuesday 20th November 2012 quote quote all
I've got a Crane 218 in my 4.6 SD1. Reasonably smooth idlle with great mid range torque. Kent do something similar. There are hotter cams of course, but for the street I wouldn't go too wild especially with a 3.5.

vjj

557 posts

122 months

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Saturday 8th December 2012 quote quote all
depends how you drive - if you do track days and visit the redline quite often then you want a screamer - a TVR-type grind from piper - the 270 or bonkers 285

If you like to ride a wave of torque and don't rev past 5000 then I can recommend the H180 from Kent cams. Superb piece of kit.

oceanzzzz

1 posts

18 months

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Friday 18th January 2013 quote quote all
Hi ,,I have a rover v8 3500 ,,,it was runing fine 2 days ago ,,
i started it this morning but it refused to move ,,any ideas what
the problem could be ,,

Church of Noise

830 posts

120 months

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Wednesday 13th March 2013 quote quote all
Lucebayjack,

Any pics of the engine bay?
I currently have a bog standard MGB GT V8, for which a nice pair of Peter Burgess ported & flowed heads are waiting to be installed.
It might be a good idea (in a 'man maths' kind of way biggrin ) to install another cam and/or another carb at the same time...

To answer your question: I'm looking into this subject as well, and read some good stuff on the Evenden Engineering RC87 (previously precision engineering apparently).

fwiw of course!
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lucebayjack

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142 posts

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Tuesday 2nd April 2013 quote quote all
Thanks for the advice guys!

Church, i will try to post some pics up but it is a mess.

Can any one advice on how to best cure some noisy lifters? I rather stupidly ran the engine with no oil pressure (changed disi and failed to notice the new one had no oil pump drive shaft on it). It didn't run for long but it now makes a hell of a racket.

I have been advised to change the oil and to mix in an additive.

Some one else has advised to pour a litre of automatic transmission oil or diesel into the engine and then run it for a bit. Apparently this should clean everything prior to the oil change. I have heard mixed things about oil additives and can't find anything at all about diesel (other than how to clean red diesel with used engine oil).

Is it wishful thinking believing an oil change with or with out additive or diesel will cure the problem?

Thanks,
Jack
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