3.5 Short RPi Rebuilt Rover V8 engine


Product information

Included in this listing is a 3.5 litre short Rover V8 engine, built by our engine builder of 25+ years, Holly. The engine here is supplied as a block, crank, rods and pistons - getting the bottom end of the engine right while leaving the majority of the building up to you. The block will have undergone all the same testing as it would have if we were building a complete engine, so you have peace of mind that the engine you're buying is of the best possible quality and reliability.

Technical Specifications

  • Chemically cleaned, hot pressure tested block
  • Petrol and LPG compliant.
  • Piper Torquemax, 270 or 285 camshaft kits are available dependent on your requirements.
  • 9.75:1 compression

Why Choose an RPi Engine?

Our blocks
All of the blocks we use go through the same process to ensure they aren't cracked. First, we chemically clean the blocks to ensure that all the oil and waterways are clear. It is then thoroughly checked for imperfections and thread integrity before being used, and our reliability record speaks for itself on the results
Our components
We use the best quality components in all our engines, using the experience we've gained over the last 30 years of Rover V8 engines. For example, we only use Piper cams, Cloyes, Kent or Genuine Land Rover timing chain sets, OEM tappets and much more
Our experience
RPi have been working on Rover V8 engines and the vehicles they power for the last 30 years, and in that time Holly, our only engine builder, has built over 2000 Rover V8 engines of all specifications.

RPi Advice

  • The price shown here is for a 3.5 litre short engine with standard heads, however many more sizes, build levels and upgrade packages are available
  • We always recommend the use of either a Weber 500 Carburettor or, if using EFI, a chipped ECU to ensure correct fuelling
  • Using the best possible ignition system is essential to get an engine running correctly, for this we always use Magnecor plug leads and where applicable an RPi amplifier with compatible Bosch coil
  • Always use Valvoline VR1 20/50 oil in the Rover V8 engine. It's the only oil we recommend and is available from us on enquiry.
  • Choosing a long engine from us over a short engine means that tappet pre-load is already set, cam timing is already correct and the heads have been bolted down to the correct torque and sequence by our engine builder