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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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    STIFF STEERING

    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...
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    Change Speedo bulbs

    How can I get behind the speedo to change the illuminating bulbs of a 1975 2200 SC with a strip speedo. I'm not understanding the Haynes instructions. Have undone 2 screws at the top but it won't come out enough to get my arthritic fingers in. Haynes says something about removing the end...
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    LUCAS REV COUNTER

    Thanks guys, spotted the thread SMITHS THE CARE OF INSTRUMENTS a few lines above this, so I opened up the website shown inside and downloaded the pdf and lo and behold included along with many others were the instructions on the maintenance of the Rev Counter and a wiring diagram. I took the...
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    LUCAS REV COUNTER

    Searching in the depths of my garage I found an old Lucas Rev Counter, thought I'd see if it could be fitted to my 1975 2200 sc auto. I can work out how to switch it from 6 volts to 12 and to Negative earth, but what goes to the terminal that takes a loop of wire around it. Is it the wire...
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    WATER PUMP REPAIRER

    My P6 2200 AUTO fan blades had much too much play on them, so water pump problem. I had had the pump re-con back in 2011 and found the paperwork which had the words 'lifetime guarantee' , so tongue in the cheek made contact again and was told that this was true and just send it back, which I...
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    Revitalised Wiper Delay

    Agree a Brilliant post, job waiting for you at Haynes. Did you do anything with the delay governor, seem to remember reading a post that said there was a bit of sponge inside that should be replaced??
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    Stuck Thermostat Housing

    Thanks, its what I resorted to in the end, drilled a series of holes and then using WD40 and a very sharp metal chisel broke lumps off until cover became loose, it fought until all the metal around the studs was removed, however hopefully studs are ok, will find out when I re-assemble. Wins...
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    Stuck Thermostat Housing

    Thermostat Housing Gasket leaking, managed to get the 3 nuts off the studs ok, but can't shift the housing up off the studs, tried levering, small chisel at the join and hitting upwards with a copper hammer, but scared to hit too hard as its aluminium so probably corroded onto the studs. Would...
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    Rear gearbox mount BW35

    Hopefully you have the right fitting! Last year I noticed my rear gearbox bush was in the same state as yours, I thought the £60+ quoted for a replacement was a rip-off, one from a BMW front suspension at £14 on eBay was a possible, but I raided the junk box in our local garage and found a new...
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    Boot Lid

    Thanks Harvey will try later on this week. Car passed MoT last Friday no problems and for a change no welding needed !! Think I corresponded with you many many years ago about fitting a new BW35 kickdown cable, still haven't done it, got the gasket though, one day maybe but no big deal to move...
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    Boot Lid

    Boot lid keeps falling on my head, anybody know how to tension up the torsion things that seem to control this??
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