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David Stephen's Wildcat Car

David Stephen from Scotland is building this amazing SEiGHT which is powered by a Wildcat Rover V8. The engine is a 4.8 litre unit with steel rods, forged pistons, throttle body injection and completely new cylinder heads. Similar spec engines have produced around 400HP.

EnginE engine in car engine in car 2

exhaust ducting exhaust wrap

Alternator driven by poly-V belt. Dry sump pump is always a really tight squeeze in the Westfield engine bay - engine has been raised 1 inch to gain a little more clearance. mechanical cam actuates valves via roller rockers which look so pretty it will be a shame to hide them under the rocker covers!

alternator dry sump pulley roller rockers

This wire mesh was bought from a builders merchants very cheaply and then powder coated. Helps protect the cooling system without restricting flow.

wire mesh mesh in nose mesh in grile

Home-made wiring loom, six-pot calipers sourced from KAD (the 16V mini people), and a shot of the cramped bot interior. Fuel tank has been narrowed to allow fitment of dry sump tank.

wiring loom six-pots crowded boot

Some shots of the car when nearly complete. Driveable, but not yet tested.

car 1 car 2 car 3

© Ian Crocker
Last updated on Feb 4th 2000