Many people modify the length of the Rover V8 Inlet Trumpets within the plenum.
However, until I get my Rover V8 up and running I keep mine as Land Rover intended.
The first job for me was to get it drawn up into CAD. – Basically an excuse not to be hanging more shelves in the workshop.
I’ll leave modifying the trumpets until I have modified the plenum chamber. The plenum currently has a side inlet and the intention is to modify it to be similar to the Westfield Seight, with a rear air inlet. In these shots you can see that I’ve started to strip some of the components, getting them ready for the first stage of powder coating.
I quite like the combination of black wrinkle effect and aluminium powder coating on this Westfield Kit Car.
It has a ‘factory built’ look to it. I’ll try to hide a few of the hoses and pipes with cover plates: A little like they do on modern cars with those clip on engine covers. A large U shaped cover plate tailored around the plenum would do wonders for the look of this engine.