Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades
Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades
Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades
Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades
Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades

Rover V8 Mega Upgrade kit - Carb, ignition and camshaft upgrades

£1,995.00

Product information

This is the ultimate in Rover V8 engine upgrade kits, featuring carburettor, camshaft and ignition upgrades to give you the best in fuelling efficiency, appropriate torque and horsepower and ignition efficiency. All this combined makes for the best Rover V8 experience possible with smooth running, ultimate drivability and excellent efficiency. What's more is this kit contains everything you'll need to fit all the items in it, so there's no running out to the shops last minute try and get the odd bolts or washers so often missed out in other kits.

The kit here is suitable for all Rover V8 engines post 1979 with a distributor

This kit contains

  • Weber 500 carburettor
  • Edelbrock or Ofenhauser Dual plane intake manifold (please enquire if you require the Ofenhauser intake)
  • Complete carburettor fitting kit as detailed in the listing here
  • Brand new distributor including drive gear, vacuum advance and our recommended cap and rotor arm
  • A&R Ignition amplifier
  • Complete set of Magnecor spark plug leads (please tell us the make and model of your vehicle)
  • Compatible Bosch 12V coil
  • 8x NGK BP6ES spark plugs
  • Piper camshaft - choice of Torquemax, 270 or 285
  • Kent vernier timing chain set
  • Set of 16 hydraulic tappets
  • Complete camshaft fitting kit
  • All required gaskets and bolts for fitting

Technical details

Dual Plane Intake
Supplied in this kit is a dual plane Edelbrock manifold, which when compared to a single plane manifold offers much better torque at low RPM due to increased air speeds keeping fuel particles suspended better, while still offering excellent flow at higher RPM
Piper Torquemax
Like the name suggests, this camshaft aims for torque at the bottom to mid rev range, making it the perfect choice for four wheel drive applications such as Land Rovers and Range Rovers (especially if used for towing), as well as heavier saloons such as the Rover P5, P6 and SD1 which are still on standard heads
Piper 270
Aimed toward a power increase in the mid rev range with a good increase in uasable torque to boot, the Piper 270 is great for light 2wd cars in standard form such as MG B's and Morgans, or heavier saloons and Land Rovers which have been upgraded to stage 1 heads or beyond.
Piper 285
Set up for more power at the top of the rev range, while still keeping a smooth idle and driveability at low revs and low speeds and no noticable loss of torque. Stage 1 or above cylinder heads and ECU chipping are recommended when using the 285 camshaft


RPi Advice

  • Never re-use your original tappets
  • Timing chains are normally badly stretched and will always need replacing
  • Push rods are low-cost and should be replaced if at all worn
  • Shim kits for setting tapped pre-load are available and essential for all work involving camshaft, valves or rocker assemblies
  • Rockers and rocker shafts should be inspected for signs of wear or breakage