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JOHN SCHIMENTI

President of RestoGusto

John has restored Jaguars since he was 16 years old. Each restoration, however, left him feeling a bit bored with the mediocre performance had from a 210 hp engine.

He started RestoGusto in order to offer fellow restorers the opportunity to build Jaguars that could achieve supercar performance standards while retaining their vintage appearance.

GREG HUNT

Kiwi Engineering

Greg has been rebuilding Jaguars since he was just out of high school – having apprenticed for a well-known Jaguar restoration shop back in his native, New Zeeland. Greg’s career includes having been an engine builder for TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) that was part of Jaguar Race Team when they won Le Mans in 1988.

He has also performed engine development work for Jaguar, Aston Martin and Callaway. For the past 20 years, he has been doing custom engine building and dyno testing at his facility in Old Saybrook, CT. Greg led John to John Stowe, the engineer that designed the RG cylinder head.

JOHN STOWE

SyCast, Inc.

John Stowe was a master pattern-maker for Pratt & Whitney for 30 years before going on his own. John runs his own foundry in Hartford, CT where he designs and casts aerospace components for that industry’s biggest companies.

John has a passion for engine design that gave birth to the highly successful RG cylinder head.

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S P E C I F I C A T I O N S :

Cylinder Head:

• New billet steel camshafts with high performance profiles:

– Intake Lift = 0.466” Duration 252 @ 0.050”
– Exhaust Lift = 0.426” Duration 248 @ 0.050”

• 37mm Diamond Like Coated (DLC) cam followers
• Ferrea® stainless steel valves sized to the 3.8 liter displacement:

– Intake 1.875”
– Exhaust 1.562”

• Nano material valve seat CNC radial cut & blended to runner bowls (read more)

Twin Spark Ignition:

• RG Twin Spark distributor with hall effect sensors for crank and cam position detection
• Preprogramed Spark Controller with built in MAP sensing
• Programing for two independent sets of plugs, each to have their own advance curve for 2nd spark variable delay
• Temperature sensor & Fan control relay
• Two Bosch coils with separate Bosch coil ignitors
• Billet aluminum coil & ignitor bracket
• Wiring harness that conceals Spark Control unit behind dashboard

Optional CP‐Carrillo® Connecting Rod Set:

Going to high grade forged CP‐Carrillo® connecting rods makes higher safe RPM possible. Higher RPM allows the engine to extract more potential from the RG cylinder head. When upgrading these components, it is advisable to recondition the OEM crankshaft and to have it nitride finished.

• Forged rod castings designed as high performance replacements for heavier original parts
• Rods designed to connect to OEM crankshaft
• Pistons will yield a 10:1 compression ratio with RG cylinder head (as will original Jaguar “9:1” pistons)

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S :

Cylinder Head:

• New billet steel camshafts with high performance profiles:

– Intake Lift = 0.466” Duration 252 @ 0.050”
– Exhaust Lift = 0.426” Duration 248 @ 0.050”

• 37mm Diamond Like Coated (DLC) cam followers
• Ferrea® stainless steel valves sized to the 3.8 liter displacement:

– Intake 1.875”
– Exhaust 1.562”

• Nano material valve seat CNC radial cut & blended to runner bowls (read more)

Piston Set:

• Universal forged CP‐Carrillo® piston for all bores – lighter than originals
• Piston accepts standard Jaguar connecting rod
• Piston profile produces 10:1 compression ratio when used with RG 3.8 liter cylinder head

Twin Spark Ignition:

• RG Twin Spark distributor with hall effect sensors for crank and cam position detection
• Preprogramed Spark Controller with built in MAP sensing
• Programing for two independent sets of plugs, each to have their own advance curve for 2nd spark variable delay
• Temperature sensor & Fan control relay
• Two Bosch coils with separate Bosch coil ignitors
• Billet aluminum coil & ignitor bracket
• Wiring harness that conceals Spark Control unit behind dashboard

Optional CP‐Carrillo® Connecting Rod Set:

Going to high grade forged CP‐Carrillo® connecting rods makes higher safe RPM possible. Higher RPM allows the engine to extract more potential from the RG cylinder head. When upgrading these components, it is advisable to recondition the OEM crankshaft and to have it nitride finished.

• Forged rod castings designed as high performance replacements for heavier original parts
• Lightweight forged connecting rods fit to OEM crankshaft