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    My Rebuilt Rover V8 Dyno Run

    Video taken a while back of the Rover 3.5 V8 I spent three years stripping down and rebuilding. I had it run in and tuned at Mass Racing, a local race engine specialist near me.

    Im a complete novice so made my day when they sent this video of it running and not exploding. Its in the chassis now.

    https://youtu.be/7w9wgyNVgQ0

    Thanks,

    Grumbleweed

    If you're not meant to eat animals, how come they're made of meat!?

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    Nice, ๐Ÿ‘

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    Yes nice. Fascinating watching the fan belt oscillate at certain rev levels
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

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    Quote Originally Posted by KugaWestie View Post
    Yes nice. Fascinating watching the fan belt oscillate at certain rev levels

    Isn't it just. Though it had snapped at one point.

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    Sounds good ๐Ÿ‘

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    So what did it achieve?

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    193bhp and 221lb-ft, see readout attached. No stump puller but happy with the gains I made with a higher lift cam, higher compression pistons, Edelbrock manifold and 4 barrel carb. Baby V8 but should still be fun and it was always planned to be a stepping stone for greater things! It was a complete baked, oily mess when I bought it for ยฃ50.

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    Grumbleweed

    If you're not meant to eat animals, how come they're made of meat!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbleweed View Post
    Impressive figures
    A great feeling having built the engine from scratch and get to hear it run for the first time.

    I bet your oily engines original cam lobe at the rear were long gone....

    I on the other hand have a bog standard 90 BHP LandRover engine to get that all important V8 rumble.
    Fingers crossed it has some bumps left on the stick or it'll be less than 90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbleweed View Post
    193bhp and 221lb-ft, see readout attached. No stump puller but happy with the gains I made with a higher lift cam, higher compression pistons, Edelbrock manifold and 4 barrel carb. Baby V8 but should still be fun and it was always planned to be a stepping stone for greater things! It was a complete baked, oily mess when I bought it for ยฃ50.

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    That's what you would get from a standard SD1 Vitesse, you can't moan at that.
    That car would do 0 - 60 in about 7.5 seconds, that was good back in the day in
    a fairly heavy vehicle.
    You have done a good job of getting rid of the nasty Black Death that was present.
    Also I would not have been suprised if the engine was a runner to start with ?
    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    That's what you would get from a standard SD1 Vitesse, you can't moan at that.
    That car would do 0 - 60 in about 7.5 seconds, that was good back in the day in
    a fairly heavy vehicle.
    You have done a good job of getting rid of the nasty Black Death that was present.
    Also I would not have been suprised if the engine was a runner to start with ?
    Chris.

    Aye, need to get mine on the Dino once Iโ€™ve sorted the ignition.
    Compared to a Vitesse, Iโ€™ve got another 400cc capacity, later injection, less material in the ports better ignition (hopefully once sorted) and free-er exhaust.
    Better be over 200BHPs

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