A brand new Land Rover Cylinder Head ??

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Offline MK3 40BP41

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Hi all.
I have on my shelf a brand new cylinder head for Rover P4 60 (part no:241890)
and i would like to ask if someone knows if this was a common part on the Rover P4 and  very early Land Rover 1.6 Ltr engine.
                  Thanks
 

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Re: A brand new Land Rover Cylinder Head ??
Reply #1 - Oct 01, 2009 - 18:12
Hi,No, the Land Rover head was always cast iron. It would fit a Land Rover engine, but be incorrect.I have a couple of Series Ones with this head and the matching SU carb. If you wished to sell........... :D

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Re: A brand new Land Rover Cylinder Head ??
Reply #2 - Oct 01, 2009 - 18:19
The Rover 60 was made in 2 forms - P3 which used the 1600 engine and was only made for a couple of years before the P4 was introduced.  Details of this car seem scarce and as far as I know only about 1250 were made.  I don't know if this engine used an alloy head or not.

The later P4 60's all used the 2 litre engine and had an alloy head.  This will fit a Land Rover ioe engine and allows an SU carburettor to be used.
Please do NOT PM me with general information requests.  these are better dealt with in the open forum.

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Re: A brand new Land Rover Cylinder Head ??
Reply #3 - Oct 01, 2009 - 19:21
The P3 60 engine was all cast iron and very similar apart from minor details to the motor used in early Land Rovers.
To fit a P4 60 aluminium alloy cylinder head in place of the cast iron head you will also require the appropriate longer head to block bolts and inlet valve pushrods, a by-pass extension for the water pump and have to modify the throttle linkage etc. . .

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Re: A brand new Land Rover Cylinder Head ??
Reply #4 - Oct 02, 2009 - 17:55
 Thanks about the useful information's. I don't know exactly the value for this part so this is not for sale at the moment but this is exchangeable with a new cylinder head for my Land Rover 2Ltr engine,  if the price for this is approximately  the same. 

 

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