[ROVERNET - UK] Des Hammill's book

Kent Kinard kkinard at swbell.net
Fri Dec 23 21:18:32 GMT 2005

Hi Rovernetters,
Since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are work days for some of us (We 
plan on closing late and opening early, unlike other similar 
establishments), I will take this moment of relative calm to wish all of 
you a very Merry Christmas.

It's a little late to shop, but if you get the chance, give your fellow 
Roverites a copy of Les Hammill's book "How to Power Tune Rover V8 
Engines."  I snuck my copy out from the stocking when no one was looking 
and read it from cover to cover in one sitting.  I have been humbled and 
enlightened by this very thorough and up-to-date treatment of my beloved 
engines.  I learned much and will be doing some very specific 
inspections of my stock of V8 blocks as a result. DO NOT BUY A USED 
ROVER V8 BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK. It is well worth the exhorbitant 
price.  I have only found a few things to question. ( 1.I believe John 
Harcourt is still making his single plane intakes. At least he was a 
year ago when I bought one. 2. I believe Oldsmobile 215 blocks had 
prepositioned cast-in sleeves like the Buicks, though Hammill says they 
were pressed in like Rovers. I've got a couple of Olds blocks and intend 
to check this out.)

Kent K.

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