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Henry Webster

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  1. Straight through centre pipe does make it quite loud, so it depends how much you want to put up with as a daily driver. Personally I would find it a bit too much, was fine on the rally car, though. Terrafirma do one.
  2. That's pretty much what I have, 3.9 Discovery Rally Car. It is nowhere near 300 BHP, as others have said, that is pretty expensive for a Rover. Early 200 BHP is not, however and is plenty to have fun with. I have about 220, from a cam and a rebuild and with some hard driving puts us in amongst the Wildcats and in front of all but the fastest Tomcats! Here's MuddyMoo doing her thing a couple of weeks ago, on the Allisport AWDC Hillrally. https://youtu.be/CWJRIkg4wks
  3. Thanks Boydie, sounds like a good find, can't imagine why anyone thought it would be worth the effort to build an alloy roof. Ross, you're right, 5kg is certainly not to be sniffed at when it is up that high! Bowie69, RRC is not really suitable for me as I want/need to keep it looking standard.
  4. Wow, where do you get an alloy roof from, I would happily save 5 kilos out of my roof, but it has to be metal and not fibreglass for the regulations!
  5. Worth mentioning that not all variants of any given wheel are the same offset. I have seen at least two possibly three different offsets of 8 Spoke doing the rounds in the UK.
  6. Forgot an obvious one - Guy and Tom Pickford - http://wwspares.co.uk/ Local and one of the best sources of LR Series 1 parts in the country. I imagine your dad is a member of the LR Series One Club - well worth it!
  7. Looking good! Dingocroft (High Wycombe) used to be helpful for Series 1 bits, but I haven't used them for years. Also John Craddock. Nice project - I've got the early Series 1 axle with Tracta Joints in the front of my 88". We converted mine to Railko bush, but I honsetly can't remember what was involved. H
  8. No I didn't balance it in the end and fortunately that turned out OK, but I probably will with the next one. I used to shift at 5500 with 14CUX, but now have the rev limiter set to 6500rpm and relatively regularly hit it in the low gears. H
  9. Hi Ole, Well worth spending some time talking to Roland at ACR. I think it is his opinion that you need bigger valves to get upwards of 250BHP. I built my earlier 3.9 (Serpentine) with a Piper Cam and the original ECU - with a careful (basically standard) build and some very light head work it made 225BHP on 14CUX and a distributor. When I decided to do away with the Dizzy I handed it to Roland. He told me that with a conversion to OMEX 710 and with a session on his Dyno that we would probably get not much more power on paper, but the driveablility would make it feel more like 250BHP. He was spot-on it is now quite a different engine, but the output is very similar in figures. Roland knows his stuff and will do everything from advice and parts to full build! Most of the UK Rover and AJV8 off road motorsport guys use him now. H
  10. Plugs don't always recover once they have been flooded, especially on a Rover V8. The blow torch/oven tricks don't always work either. Fresh set of plugs needed! Followed by leads, followed by dizzy cap, followed by rotor arm...
  11. I used to have a load of Procomp one-piece bushes, both poly type and standard rubber. I think I offloaded them all, but I will have a look in the garage today just in case.
  12. I have been very impressed with the Lemforder ones that Allmakes do as their OEM equivalent. I've given them some serious stick, up to and including putting some big bends in them racing, but have never had one fail! H
  13. The diesel racer is great, but not nearly as much fun as the V8 one...
  14. You don't have a V8 in your collection, sounds to me like you need to rebuild it!
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