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Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

NEEDED ...2 Valves for a Rover 3.5 engine/cylinder head rebuild
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: August 26, 2014 07:39PM

For want of a valve ..... actually for want of 2 intake valves for my 3.5 size Rover engine, I'm not going to be ready
for the SCCA "Major" at Heartland Park/Topeka next weekend. Bummer. I've finished all sorts of tweaks on the Rover MG RV8 GT2 car ..... and get foiled by 2 lousy 3.5 Rover intake valves.

The machinist at Nolands Cylinder Head shop Kansas City - Jim Duncan - created 2 beautiful ported/polished/flowed/cc'd/ and intake manifold matching Rover cylinder heads for me. All set to go ... to transform performance with my 3.5 Rover.

FYI ..... the SCCA makes me use the 3.5 size Rover engine.

But after sizing the intake valves - measuring 1.57 inches wide at base and 4.59 inches long - two were discovered to be be just ever so slightly defective.

Immediately I go to my nearby Rover dealer .... to be told with a laugh ...."that Valve is nearly 50 years old. We don't stock those old 3.5 and 3.9 and 4.0 parts. Haven't for years. Call British Rover North in New York. Maybe they can get you those old valves". British Rover North in New York told me they can order them out of London.

Anybody in the British V8 Pub have 2 Intake valves on hand ?

Hope so. Let me know.

Keep them on the track

phillip g


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: NEEDED ...2 Valves for a Rover 3.5 engine/cylinder head rebuild
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 27, 2014 03:05PM

Phillip,

Give my good friend Doug a call. At All British Car Parts.
( 604-294-5747) He has the valves that you need. And can overnite them to you.

Cheers
Fred

I also have two complete used heads if you want them.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3006 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: NEEDED ...2 Valves for a Rover 3.5 engine/cylinder head rebuild
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 27, 2014 05:24PM

Ok, so you're not allowed oversize valves, on standard centerlines ? roverman.


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