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Re: V12? Why not V10 twin-turbo?
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> As I recall, that is what Triumph did with the 4 cylinder TR7 engine
> to make the now famous Rover V8.
> Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
as said before the rover v8 was a buick re-located to the uk to solve rover's problems with the p5 which needed more hp. not a particularly good design but it was all ally, which made it versitile. leyland took this motor and produced another v8 (4.4 litres) for the abortive p76. i rebuilt one of these for a landrover. 200hp stock, ad that was before i put a 350cfm holley on it! nice motor, and quite sort after today...
the triumph v8 was formed by taking 2 1750 4's and joining them. (the dolomite motor if memory serves me right). the triumph v8 was actually quite a nice 3.5 litre design completely ruined by the decision to power the oil pump from a *long* shaft geared to the distributor. these broke countless times and munched the engine. i don't think that there is such a thing as a triumph v8 with it's original oil pump shaft....