Wildcat 5.0 Litre Details
5.0 Litre Wildcat engine details
This engine is the first prototype Wildcat race engine based on a Rover V8. The engine is of 5.0 litre capacity and is fitted with the first pair of Wildcat Engineering Cylinder Heads.
During 1996 the engine was prepared at Wildcat Engineering at Rhydymain in mid Wales, during 1997 Ian Richardson at Wildcat sponsored me and in return I gave him feedback about the engines characteristics to help with further development of the Wildcat Cylinder heads.
A technical summary of the engine is given below:
Originally a 3.9 Litre Range Rover block, has been substantially
modified with aluminium billet main bearing caps which are
crossbolted to prevent fretting of the caps at sustained high
engine speeds.
 Capacity     4941cc (301 cu")
 Bore   94.04 mm (3.70")
 Stroke   88.90 mm  (3.50")
 Comp Ratio   11.25:1
 Pistons  Omega forged pistons with machined valve pockets
 Conrods    Wildcat engineering Corrillo style EN24 H beam
 Crankshaft     Machined from EN40 billet, nitrided polished and balanced
 Heads                Wildcat Engineering Stage 1 prototype castings
 Valves    Inlet              47.75 mm      (1.88")     Stainless Steel
 Exhaust      40.64 mm      (1.6")        Stainless Steel
 Camshaft   Real Steel RS266 Full Race Cam
 Pushrods Ford Motorsport GT40
 Rockers  T&D Roller Rockers
 Oil System  Titan Motorsport 3 Stage Pump
 Carbs   4 off 48 DRLA downdraught carbs
Ignition  Lumenition fitted in Mallory distributor body
 Max Power  400 BHP at 7000 RPM
 Max Torque  330 Lbf/Ft at 6000  RPM  
The heads were tested in Cars and Car Conversions Magazine February 1996

The engine was featured in Cars and Car Conversions Magazine when first dynoed
 in May 1997.

Special thanks to Aldon Automotive for setting up the engine on the dyno in February 2001
after my change of camshaft.
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