This head has just been finished and has been calculated at approximately 10-to1 compression ratio. It is similar to those we fit to our SAFARI FOUR® engines, which see 95-100 M.P.H. on the flat at sea level in an 88” Station Wagon. All valves, valve seat inserts and valve stem seals are new & fresh. The exhaust valves are auscenitic steel and are thus compatible with unleaded fuels available today. It also has been fitted with induction-hardened seats under the exhaust valves, so seat degradation will not be an issue. The exhaust valves also are fitted with Genuine Land-Rover valve rotators, as fitted to North-American Specification machines, which are now almost impossible to locate. Probably NO OTHER HEAD you purchase today will have these!!
Today in the shop we were assessing Solex carburetors for rebuilding. These carburetors are made for Series I, II, and IIa Land Rovers, more specifically the 2.25 litre petrol engine. After completing a rebuild on one of these last week the boss insisted on verifying it was operational by quickly installing it into a 109 series IIa. The mechanic was able to accomplish this, get it out of the vehicle and pass it off to the apprentice to ship with only minutes to spare until the UPS driver arrived.