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Old September 9th, 2016, 09:58 AM
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Rover V8 cam/lifter search

Task of the day is figuring out where to go with the top end of the V8.
Was thinking about PN ETC6850L "high lift" though, I'm not sure the lobe dimensions, and who is defining what "high lift" actually means? Knowing angles would be nice.

Then I see people running buick parts, though I hear lifters can be tight and the cam bearings need to be honed out? The last thing I want is to induce additional friction to the top end by screwing up tolerances on a set of hydro lifters for a BOP motor. Or, causing the lifters to not rotate and get an oiling issue.

Bottom line - any cam will be better than what's in it, as I know these things tend to flatten out with higher mileage. the valves on this motor sound good, so I don't think it's quite round yet, but definitely worth a replacement before the motor slides into the truck.

Any suggestions welcome backed by personal use. Yes I know there are race cams for these motors, and no I don't want my 110 to sound like a stock car
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Old September 9th, 2016, 10:23 AM
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Follow up - have any of you ran a 255 in this motor, and was that a good balance?
Trying to find lift numbers on these cams, but few sites list them..
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Old September 9th, 2016, 10:37 AM
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Most go with Crower. Do a search as there seems to be 2 or 3 that people like for different reason.
I put a cam in from the Wedge Shop and am happy with it... would be happier if the 3.5 was a 4.6.
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The nice things the Triumph guys have. http://www.thewedgeshopstore.com/pro...Cam-setup.html

Trying to figure out how to make one fit a Bosch 4.6.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 12:34 PM
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Most go with Crower. Do a search as there seems to be 2 or 3 that people like for different reason.
I put a cam in from the Wedge Shop and am happy with it... would be happier if the 3.5 was a 4.6.
Plan is to make this one comfortable while a 4.6 goes into the RRC. Then the 4.2L will get an overhaul and go in where the 3.5L sits on the 110. So yeah Kevin, I'm with you. This may not be a long term deal, but I'm going to take advantage of it being out of the truck to do a few upgrades and maintenance.

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The nice things the Triumph guys have. Triumph TR8/ Rover V8 Roller Camshaft

Trying to figure out how to make one fit a Bosch 4.6.
$1080 though? ...
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check out aluminumv8.com aka D&D fabrications.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 09:26 PM
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I second the D&D. I had a D&D 229 cam & lifters in one of my Discos with the 4.0. It really made a tremendous difference. It makes the motor much more responsive . I had 35" BFG KM2's and 4.3 gears and the truck still was nicer driving then any of the stock 4.0's I have had. It also made the power more predictable in tight stuff off road.
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