[ROVERNET - UK] Help!!!! Rover V8 Motor Question

Lance La Certe lacpsyd at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 18 04:21:25 GMT 2006


Ruth was a gem as usual, breaking up the entire order into two shipments so
that neither parcel exceeded $2,000 ---thereby avoiding duty.


> [Original Message]
> From: Kent Kinard <kkinard at wcc.net>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Date: 12/17/2006 8:53:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Help!!!! Rover V8 Motor Question
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 16:52:36 -0800 (PST)
>   David Sheuring <rovertcv8 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Hope you and your families are having a wonderful
> > Christmas. 
> > 
> > I am having to take my V8 motor apart because I have a
> > intake or exhaust valve that is burnt and I need to
> > ask some question:
> > 
> > 1. Are the valves on the 70 V8 the same as the 61-63
> > Buick heads?
> Valves are the same, but springs and retainers are 
> different.  Using stock Buick or Rover valves (pre-76) may 
> be marginal with unleaded fuel.  Consider replacing the 
> heads and valves with a set from a US Range Rover(87-'95). 
>  Slightly better breathing and less valve recession on no 
> lead fuels.
> > 
> > 2. Are the head gaskets you get from Fel-Pro, as long
> > as they are the metals ones, will be correct and how
> > bout the intake pan gasket?
> Using composition (sandwich type) gaskets is a good idea 
> on high compression engines as it will bring down the CR 
> slightly.  Use a Range Rover intake gasket (coated type) 
> and Range Rover neoprene rocker cover gaskets.  Be sure to 
> leave out the bottom row of head bolts and torque the 
> heads according to post '95 specs (ten bolts per side 
> only).
> > 
> > 
> > 4. If I have to get new valves, where in America or
> > Canada can I get intake and exhaust valves?
> The Buick/Rover valves (through '75) come up on Ebay from 
> time to time, but may still be available locally as Buick 
> 215 '61-'63 parts.  Egge Machine may list them as well. 
>  Land Rover dealers offer competitive prices on the later 
> parts.  Ruth can supply all this stuff as Lance points 
> out.  Rovers North and other Land Rover specialists stock 
> much for the later heads and I've been very satisfied with 
> Rovers Down South in New Orleans.
> Lance, did you have to pay duty on the stuff Ruth sent 
> you?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for your help and look forward to
> > hearing from you all
> Standard advise:  Check the cam lobes and lifters for 
> wear. Replace if not perfect.   Replace the timing chain 
> with a true roller set (Cloyes, Edelbrock, etc.) or else 
> you will have to do the same work at some point in the 
> near future, and if you've stripped the front of an NAS 
> P6B once, you will not look forward to doing it again.
> Roveroverhauledly,
> Kent K.
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