Recent content by Steve

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    Mystery access panel?

    Replacing carpet in passenger floor after welding trip, found what looked like an inspection panel in the top of the transmission tunnel behind the ashtray and rear seatbelt anchorage bolts, tried to lever it up but solid, too hot anyway, does it come up, if so what is it for?
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    Rev Counter reading double

    Found an old rev counter in a box of junk that came to light, think my brother fitted it to a Mini in the 1960's. Managed to work out how to fit it to my SC 2200 from an earlier thread which contained manufacturers instructions, but it seems to be reading double what it should be. Its a...
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    No fluid through the rear calipers

    Just done my rears, pads, disks and seals, took ages to bleed despite cleaned bleeds and two new hoses. Used a pressure bleeder running at around 20psi from front tyre, maybe the internal passages on the calipers slow things or should have increased the tyre pressure, but an original 1970's...
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    Matching Green Essex Classic Car Show 7th July 2019 10.00 am

    Thought I was the only P6 and was about to award myself a prize when I spotted this beauty, apparently it was a factory prototype from1965, absolutely spotless, really jealous
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    Matching Green Essex Classic Car Show 7th July 2019 10.00 am

    Anyone going to this, or will I be the only P6 again? Its free!! Details on the Web
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    2200 SC Tyres

    Thanks guys, got the brakes sorted eventually so yesterday bought 165/80/14 Hifly ones (Chinese of course) from 'Uncle Toms' Harlow £91.89 for two - fitted and balanced so happy with that. Fitter looked at tread of one of the old tyres and said - thats got to be a Firestone - which it was when...
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    How can a rebuilt rear caliper be tested before fitting?

    Thanks Harvey, got it right second attempt - had got the pushrod collar round the wrong way which when sorted made the S springs fitting understandable. Just got to put it all back now and off the jacks, neighbours will be pleased
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    How can a rebuilt rear caliper be tested before fitting?

    Rebuilt off-side rear caliper of my 1975 P6 2200 SC using data found in various threads - for which many thanks guys. Pretty sure hydraulics now ok, not completely clear in my head as to how the strange rods, s springs and things actually work. Think I have got it all back together, but how...
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    Brake Master Cylinder Alternative

    Just about to sort my brakes out as its warmer, mistyped on eBay and got the Landrover section, plenty of Brake Master Cylinders for 1960's 70's that look just like the one on my 1975 2200 P6, but for a fraction (less than £20) of what the P6 specialists want to squeeze out of us. Whilst the...
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    2200 SC Tyres

    What is the correct size tyre to get for my 1975 P6 auto 2200 SC, standard steel 14 inch wheels, but have a variety of sections, handbook just says SR 14's ? If original size not readily avalable what would be the best alternative ? Heard somewhere that musn't get van tyres due their hard...
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    Rear Brake Calipers Removal

    Thanks for the info guys, will look at it this week, may try leaving one wheel on a ramp whilst removing other wheel and jacking on floorpan, as have limited space due proximity of neighbours holly hedge, but will take precaution of loosening the wheelnuts in case do have to take it off and...
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    Rear Brake Calipers Removal

    Need to work on rear brakes so will put the car up on ramps to have a look first, from reading various posts it seems it may be best to drop the diff down to ease access to get to calipers and maybe remove a disc, can this be done leaving the car up on the ramps or do I have to take the road...
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    More on MoT

    My 1975 P6 2200 SC Auto no-longer legally needs to have an MoT, test for which expired a few weeks ago. Whilst I can appreciate that a Test only reflects the state of the car on the day it was done, I was worried that this lack of a check could have some implications on my Insurance, so I...
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    Steering on my 1975 2200 SC Auto seemed more than usually heavy when retrieving it from Sainsbury's yesterday, tyres are at 30 psi which I guess I can up a bit. Is it possible to get new grease or oil somehow into the track rod ends and other steering joints, and change whatever is in the box...
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    Change Speedo bulbs

    Thanks guys, in a moment of inspiration removed the black mat from the parcel shelf, the grotty formica woodlike trims around it and pulled plastic shelf out from under the speedo (only 4 screws you need a long thin screwdriver to go underneath for the one just behind the speedo) the mastic...