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

David Sheuring rovertcv8 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 18 13:54:22 GMT 2006

Good Morning,
I guess I should had been more specific about
something here. I am back in college with 2 teenagers
so money is a bit stretch.

So, I should have asked for the least expensive repair
parts price. I know that there are so many ways to
increase and to modify but I just want to get the car
back running 

When I finish college, I will then rebuild the whole
block and do what I REALLY want to, but until then,
the wife and the kids get most of the perks that money

Thanks so much for your answers. I know Ruth and will
give her a call and I am going to chech in witht the
local NAPA store for the valves and gaskets

--- Kent Kinard <kkinard at wcc.net> wrote:

> 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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