Carter Engineering, Eaton Bray
December 5, 2008 by Lord Hensingham in forum General Chat
#1 Lord Hensingham, 5 December 2008, 09:49
Any info on Carter Engineering, however small and insignificant would be greatly appreciated to help in identifying the Rover V8 petrol engine that I have.
#2 Martin, 9 December 2008, 23:11
Sadly Ian Carter died in 1998 and Carter Engineering closed it's doors forever. Ian was known world wide for his Hillman Imp engine tuning. I wasn't aware that he was into Rover V8's but that doesn't mean to say he wasn't. You may want to give this guy a call to see if he can help you. His name is Denis Allt he use to work with Ian Carter.
Unit17 Boxted Farm
Herts HP2 2SQ
tel/fax 01442 217610.
I hope this helps.
#3 Pete, 11 December 2008, 22:49
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my appeal......... I have many queries concerning the engine as I don't even know what sort of fuel it runs on (leaded/unleaded) and there are a few things about the dual ignition systems that I need to know as well. I will certainly look up Dennis Allt and see if he can help with them.
I was sorry to hear of death of Mr Carter, I presume that was the reason for the demise of the Company.
Kindest regards to you............Pete...
#1509 reg dixon, 26 November 2012, 16:17
Carter Rover V8.
I worked with Ian at the time this engine was under development. It was a job for someone who wanted it for aviation hence the dual ignition. We spent quite a while siting the second 10mm spark plug which lived in inserts which I made to fit under the exhausts, and Ian welded in.
That's all I know.
#1518 Pete, 29 November 2012, 01:21
Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to reply to my request for info. on the engine. Do you know if it runs on leaded or unleaded petrol please?
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