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Post by paul57 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:31 pm

Hi is it a worth while swop putting a rover v8 in a se5a or keeping it standard



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:20 pm

I suppose it depends on the "currency" you have in mind, power, pounds or smiles per mile.😎



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Post by paul57 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:31 pm

Smiles per miles :lol: :lol:



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Post by rebel alliance » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:46 pm

Essex 138 BHP (Burton power) Rover 155 BHP (wikipedia).....plus 15 mpg and loss of mot exemption and maybe higher insurance ?



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Post by old bean » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:33 pm

Rover V8 has more torque and low end grunt, and with a Holley carb and exhaust swap the V8 can soon be pushing nearer 200 BHP too.

The V8 is lighter than the V6 too, so will only improve handling. Have a read up up on Rover 3.5 V8 tuning via the interweb to see what can be achieved, as there is a big market for it out there and lots of options available.

If your car is not a minter or a rarity, a V8 conversion will probably add value.



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Post by peter freeman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 am

Ran a V8 in our 6A for over 20 years. Made no difference to insurance cost biggest problem is the exhaust manifolds which you have to get specially made and the foot wells will lose space - only the drivers side for the 6 but both for the 5



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Post by tony1966 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:10 am

i like the v8 myself,but nothing wrong with the humble essex,sounds good,looks good,has plenty performance in the se5 certainly if the car is for road use

unsure if its the added refinement or not but my previous se6 didnt seem nearly as quick as the se5s i have driven although there isnt a lot in it on paper



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