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    I painted my new 3.5 V8 block red, sump is black, heads will be silver, intake will be black and...

    I painted my new 3.5 V8 block red, sump is black, heads will be silver, intake will be black and rocker covers polished with black lines :)
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    Well Tam, I don't know what a "hefty offer" is.. £100? £200? :eek: - That is quite an impressive collection of badges though! :D Fingers crossed you have some cars to go with them :cool: - I wouldn't mind a Rover P2 or P3, though it probably wouldn't last in my hands, as I would just drive it...
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    That is a shame Graeme, but quite common in the classic car world.. Mick over at Pristine Bodyworks has had the same problem with getting hold of hardened diff mounts for BMW E21's - once demand dries up, the companies (or in some cases people) who make the stuff cease production and either sell...
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    Hey Mick, thanks for the reply.. In my experience, JRW sell what they have on the site, so if they don't have chrome part advertised, they probably don't have it :( - Hope you get your P6 sorted, mine still has no engine in it.. BUT! I did paint the "new" engine red, and have managed to source a...
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    I will give him a call tomorrow and see if he has anything.. Hes a good chap, I bought an engine block from him for £75 (and it only needed one liner and 7 hones) :D
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    Hello Tam, unfortunately no, both of them were pried out of my hands by people with a lot more money than me, and also who were willing to pay a ridiculous amount for them.. That being said, how much would you be asking for the badge in the photo? My friend would just like to get the spare wheel...
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    Looking for a boot badge...

    So, the greedy individual (me), has returned to buy yet more stuff for a P6.. <--- Notice I wrote "a" and not "my".. :D Anyway, after my engine snapped the crank, and a nice chap on here (arthuy) sold me a pedal box that looked almost like new so I could carry on with my lunacy, a couple of...
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    My mechanic (Paul from P&O Motors) has seen it happen on two occasions, one was a Ford too! A...

    My mechanic (Paul from P&O Motors) has seen it happen on two occasions, one was a Ford too! A Pinto engine.. The other was a 3.9L Range Rover lump, where the two centre caps had fallen out and the crank broke in half at an angle, again, still had good oil pressure and was "moving" sort of.. No...
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    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    PeterZRH - You are absolutely right about the ZF box, however according to the Pat over at Cooksferry, its not as easy as all that, it requires modification of the valve block in order to correct the problem on the older boxes.. Even the owners handbook for my brothers 635 mentions that you...
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    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    In the words of a certain penny pinching office manager "money is no object! Unless of course you plan to spend it!" But in all fairness, I am one of those unfortunate people who has significantly more skill than money, so I cant afford to spend 1900 squid on a gearbox :oops: (but I do have...
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    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    Thanks for the advice lads, I will try them once they re-open in the new year.. Gearbox wise, LT77s and R380s are apparently the best bet - but they are a bit thin on the ground.. I might have to go in blind and buy a Borg Warner T5 from the states, put the gears out of a mustang in and see...
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    Who would have thought that a P6B with a snapped crank shaft would still start and have 40lbs of...

    Who would have thought that a P6B with a snapped crank shaft would still start and have 40lbs of oil pressure!!
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    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    Hello fellow P6 owners, and those who aspire to one day own a P6 but have thus far only managed to find parts and project cars :) I am looking for someone who has a manual pedal box out of a 3500S, 2200TC or any late model P6 manual pedal box that they are willing to sell :D - I need the box...
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    Simple way to change V8 engine mounts..

    I did a tiny bit of work to my little V8 petrol drinker this weekend, and I wanted to just write up a quick summary of what I did, and how I did it - as well as why I suspected I should have done it in the first place. Ever since I bought the little fellow, it has made a clunk every time I go...
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    BW35 Rear Gearbox Mount

    Well.. In that case - everything the chap said that the car had had done was b######s.. It is however, most definately a P6 :mrgreen: - and as a 26yo who drives it to and from work every day, I can tell you that no modern car comes close to it.. Unless ofcourse you are like my brother, and...
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