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Details about  Land Range Rover Discovery V8 Hotwire EFi Piper Cam Kit Choice T/Max 270 or 285

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Land Range Rover Discovery V8 Hotwire EFi Piper Cam Kit Choice T/Max 270 or 285
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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Part Manufacturer: Nothing left to chance
Type: Engines & Components we offer the best only Manufacturer: Rover V8 Bespoke Piper Cam Choice in this Kit
Model/ Series: Cams Cam Kits suitable for any Rover V8 Intended Use: Piper Torque max, Piper 270 or 285 You choose
Subtype: Camshafts/ Lifters bespoke everything


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More 'Low Cost' Rover V8 Engine parts, components & rebuild kits

We truly hope you enjoy our 24/7 V8 Engine Parts Shop. We are adding more and more items per week, and we are posting the start price in almost all cases with the VAT (20%) amount included, rather than on top of (added to) our normal prices, thus offering you the opportunity to save a considerable amount on your parts needs, whilst being secure in the knowledge of our 25 years' experience of the Rover V8 engine and all it involves,

Piper upgrade Camshaft Kit with JP Timing Chain set, Tappets and all required gaskets. Offering the ultimate solution to all Rover V8 needs.

(With thousands of Piper Camshaft upgrade appropriations and applications under our belt, it gets no better than this)

Piper Camshafts have been our exclusive choice for the past 12 years. and with over 3000 sold we can assure you of there reliability as well as the best choice for all applications

What is this listing for?

A brand new RPi inspired bespoke Piper camshaft kit including genuine tappets, our JP Timing set plus all the best quality gaskets required to do the job, and whats more, our never ending advice and assistance if required not only with appropriation for your V8 but with any installation and set up questions you may have too.

This RPi Inspired unique Camshaft replacement Kit includes.
  • RPi inspired Piper camshaft choice (available camshafts plus advice to select are listed below).
  • Complete JP Duplex timing chain set.
  • Complete set of 16 genuine standard hydraulic tappets.
  • Best quality gaskets seals and fittings as shown.

The Comprehensive fitting kit consists of: (includes)
  • Essential Composite style Valley gasket plus rubber pre-formed seals.
  • Rubber Rocker cover gaskets.
  • Front timing cover gasket + seal.
  • Oil pump gasket.
  • Camshaft lube.
  • Camshaft to gear bolt.

Will this Camshaft kit fit my engine?

This Camshaft Kit is designed for all Rover V8's pre 1993 (non Serpentine type). For vehicles post 1993 (Serpentine) please view our other camshaft kits.


If you are using the 1995 and beyond engine (4.0 & 4.6), but fitting it into a different vehicle as a conversion or Kit/Custom project, and you need to use the Rover distributor with this later type engine, then you must choose one of the pre-1995 specification camshafts listed, and not the camshaft relative to the age or originality of the engine.

I am not sure if my engine is serpentine style or not?

No problem... The simplest way to describe this is by the type of fan belt your engine has. All pre-serpentine engines had what is called v-belts fitted, they are called v-belts because if you were to cut through the belt (take a sectional view) you get a V. On the later Serpentine engines the belts were wider and flat.

Piper Camshafts

It's been many years now since we approached 'Piper' with our original tentative request for a large and continuous supply of fast-road, high-torque & power efficient replacement V8 camshafts. Little did we know at the time just how many we would eventually end up needing.

It comes as no surprise now to me to see (15 years later) that the secret of Piper's success and worldwide renown is undoubtedly their unique ability to recognize what you need and then to draw on their vast experience of Camshaft profiling (and especially in our case, targeting & emphasizing cam profiling) to deliver ultimate efficiency for all Rover V8 street car power upgrades or rebuilds.

Camshafts and their uses
Piper Torque Max. (mostly for heavy vehicles)

Spot on camshaft profiling for 4wd (Land Rover, Range Rover) or heavier saloon car applications with stock heads or beyond (Rover SD1, P5 & P6 perhaps). This camshaft is targeting low-end torque, mid-range power, falling short of Boy Racer level.

Piper 270 and 270i. Stealth (Excellent  for std engines carb. Or EFi with upgraded heads)

For stock 2wd Vehicles or If you have accomplished some further head reworking at least to Stage 1 and or beyond. We found that it achieved power increases of up to 22bhp, with surprisingly healthy increases in usable torque too, most noticeable under load and part throttle acceleration, as well as being continuous under harder driving through to as much as 5500rpm (assumed with engine correctly mapped and all other issues considered).

Piper 285. Stealth Ultimate street stage 3 cam for almost all applications)

The power curve is shifted upwards by approx. 800rpm, achieving a possible 24-25bhp increase. With smaller capacity V8 (3.5) no torque loss at low rpm is noticed, but still provides a large increase of torque. Best used only with stage 1 or stage 3 heads as part of the upgrade along with ECU re-chipping etc.

Piper Camshafts & Assured quality

None of our Piper camshafts offered here, should require any changing/upgrading of valve springs nor any other otherwise essential upgrades or machining at all. However it is always worthwhile considering the suitability of re-using any at all of your original engines parts that have association to the camshaft area
This and the following information/advice is also correct and appropriate for consideration even for std camshaft replacements.

Quality you can be sure of.

We have now sold in excess of 3,000 blueprint Piper Camshafts, so reliability is unquestionable, as are performance gains. As you can see, we have added many new camshaft profiles to our exhaustive list, of which we are offering on eBay the most popular few.

RPi designed Piper Camshafts require no further engine or cylinder head modifications for installation. Although other upgrades can be recommended to further improve results for those more discerning.

All RPi designed Piper Camshafts will give smog/MOT/TUV-free emissions and smooth idle. With Piper's profile reliability.

Our further commitment, also is to help guide you through the minefield of not only the most common profiles available (listed above), but assurance corrective application for your type of engine. This includes all the later Rover V8 engines employing different style camshaft billets and other minimal but important issues. Below is a brief description of basic cam variants regarding basic design.

If you are unsure about anything here please email in and we will point you in the right direction.

Some things to remember:
  • Never re-use your original tappets, always use genuine new replacements.
  • Timing chains are normally badly stretched and always need replacing.
  • Push rods are cheap and should be replaced if at all worn.
  • Rockers and rocker shafts should be checked for wear & signs of breakages to rocker pads, again only genuine is a suitable option for replacement.
  • Shim Kits are available to check and set Tappet pre-load & are an essential consideration for all Camshaft replacements or work involving valves or rocker assemblies.

We can also supply the following but are not included in this listing
  • New Rockers and rocker shafts
  • New Push rods and pre-load shim Kits

Timing Chain

The Brand New JP Duplex Billet Rover V8 Timing chain set, is suitable for all V8s pre-1993 (non Serpentine type).

Hydraulic tappets

This is a set of 16 Brand New genuine standard Cam Followers/Lifters (Hydraulic Tappets) for the Rover V8 Engine all Capacities.

The small print.

This auction is for one of the following Piper Camshafts, a JP Duplex Timing Chain, a set of Piper hydraulic lifters and all the relevant gaskets needed for the job. Please specify from our guidance which is best suitable for your application.

  • Piper Torque Max
  • Piper 270
  • Piper 285

We can also supply standard cam shafts if required, shim kits, push rods, rockers and shafts, oil pumps, water pumps and any thing require to rebuild or replace your Rover V8 engine.

Please be aware when ordering, if you do not state the type of Piper camshaft you require, we will default to sending you the Piper Torque Max Camshaft.

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  • Is it possible to Visit Rpi. for collection, further information or for parts to be fitted.
    For sure we have many customers from all over the world, that not only visit us but enjoy our unique hospitality, as well as our in-house workshop facilities that can cater for anything from major rebuilds, restorations, engine fittings, LPG conversions. As well as drop in chipping and ignition system upgrades. Holly our Engine builder (Head Chef maybe) can always find the time to show you around the world of V8 Rover engines and explain all variants and upgrades.

  • Is Your location in 'North Norfolk', a great place to visit!
    No matter where you are located in the world a visit to us and our area, whether for the day, a week or even for a weekend in itself can be very, very rewarding, We can happily offer you information and assistance for accommodation ranging from our favourite traditional eighteenth century Norfolk country house Hotel, the Norfolk Mead,  or Modern Hotels, Norwich central Hotels or from a chosen range of local bed and breakfast (B&B) establishments. 
    We can also supply information links to ferry and airports to help, what's more as I have a deep regard for all things local to Norfolk you can find a wealth of local scenic information here, this is a unique local web site with some content supplied by myself.

  • Whats more, Now with online 'You-Tube'. videos too.
    To help give you the real feel of all we can offer, what we can achieve and the standards we aspire too we now have a space on 'You-Tube' for your enlightenment. ( to afford you a unique, real time snapshot of what you can expect from us. What's more, to see, feel and genuinely experience the passion we have for what we do and what we can do for your V8.

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