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Old 21 Jan 2021, 09:28 (Ref:4030405)   #1546
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i realise this is an old and long-winded thread, but i'm chasing people with 1st had experience in Rover V8 race engine building, especially the latter GpA period when the twin plenum intake was homologated and various other freedoms were applied.

I'm mostly retired but still have a comprehensive engine rebuild/machine shop, and may have an opportunity to get involved with 1 of these engines/cars in the future

thanks, terry
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Old 21 Jan 2021, 09:46 (Ref:4030410)   #1547
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Saw your post in the register thread. Currently in the UK only one engine is produced and that is built by J E Engine Developments. I've given you contact details in the other thread.
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Old 22 Jan 2021, 09:39 (Ref:4030578)   #1548
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Currently in the UK only one engine is produced and that is built by J E Engine Developments.
I think that is John Eales at http://www.johnealesroverv8.co.uk/
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Old 22 Jan 2021, 09:45 (Ref:4030580)   #1549
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I think that is John Eales at http://www.johnealesroverv8.co.uk/
Indeed it is.
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Old 5 Mar 2021, 21:53 (Ref:4039087)   #1550
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Sometimes, yes...

They are ex TWR so would be the best contacts to start with. Speedmaster are just sales/agents aren't they?
I am reading here. I have just read the first 55 pages of this thread. An awful lot of questions have been answered however there are still a lot of questions still to be answered.

The wheels on the Group A cars were;
83/4/5, 9.5 x 16
85/6, 9.5x17”


Time to update the chassis list and see where they are all now!
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I am reading here. I have just read the first 55 pages of this thread. An awful lot of questions have been answered however there are still a lot of questions still to be answered.

The wheels on the Group A cars were;
83/4/5, 9.5 x 16
85/6, 9.5x17”


Time to update the chassis list and see where they are all now!
Hello Ken and thankyou for your post. If you want to add anything to the chassis thread please go ahead amd I can always tidy up later.

Apologies for my continued absence from our Group A section on a certaim social media platforn. I hope to return more fully in future.
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Old 15 Mar 2021, 01:07 (Ref:4040467)   #1552
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Hi all,

This is my first time posting to a thread so I hope I get it right. I have followed parts of this thread on and off for a number of years now.

I am rather hoping someone out there can put me in touch with Allan Scott, I read his book and feel he may be my best bet to get some advice on a rather baffling, ongoing and seemingly reluctant to present itself issue I am having with my road going Rover Vitesse.

For that matter, I would be glad to have any Rover engine boffins contact me to discuss the symptoms and repairs already undertaken. I am getting to my wits end trying to solve this thing!

As a footnote relating more directly to this thread, I sadly missed out on purchasing the ex Tim Slako Barbagallo racing Vitesse some years ago, I was living in Perth and had seen the car advertised in the West Australian Rover club magazine. I was unable to afford it at the time kept the advert just in case. A few years later when funds were finally available I called with the hope that the car was still for sale, much to my disappointment I had missed out by only a couple of weeks!

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

It might be a good idea if you let us know what the unsolvable problem is that you have so that you may get some possible cures posted. However, I do believe that the UK's specialist engine man for Rovers can be found at this address which was posted very recently on this thread http://www.johnealesroverv8.co.uk/

Good luck with your endeavours.
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Old 22 Mar 2021, 07:24 (Ref:4042164)   #1554
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Thank you for the response Mike

I didn't see it for a few days as I totally forgot to refresh the page!

I also had a helpful private message that for some reason or another I cannot seem to respond to, more than likely my lack of forum experience as opposed to a fault in the system!

The car seems to have a fuelling issue, it has a very rough cold idle which smoothes out as the engine warms through, then once on the road refuses to rev under load or heavier throttle inputs. As it gets warmer it seems to get worse to the point of hunting badly and stalling at idle. I am just about to send the computer off for checking as this is the only part I haven't checked on the ancillary side of things.
Air-flow meter and all related parts have been tested along with distributor, throttle position switch and a myriad of other parts!
Fingers crossed the computer might be the problem.

Any other ideas most welcome.

Thanks all.

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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know what happened with the Tim Slako car that was being restored? did it get finished?
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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know what happened with the Tim Slako car that was being restored? did it get finished?

it was still in bits as of 18 months ago
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