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    1971 TC 2000-No 2nd gear

    For an American SII sure, but the rest of the world had P6s until 1976 and those are what we refer to as a late SII car. The definitive answer for your gearbox is if it has a cast aluminium remote housing for the shifter mechanism (late) or a separate gear lever base with a steel angle bar going...
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    Alvis is back?

    If you have to ask you can’t afford one :D
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    1971 TC 2000-No 2nd gear

    You can gain access to the selector finger bolt from the passenger side rubber plug in the transmission tunnel. There’s a bit in the manual on how to adjust it correctly. There are a few things that can cause poor engagement quality in the early linkage. 1) The ‘acorn’ on the bottom of the gear...
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    1971 TC 2000-No 2nd gear

    If it’s a NADA SII (super rare by the way!). Then it could easily be a very early one.
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    Absolutely, and how often do we get outnumbered by Alpine A110’s?
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    Not cheap at half the price!

    As a matter of interest what do folks think of the PU rubber caps for our cars?
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    Not cheap at half the price!

    In case anyone needs them,. Rover P6 Spring Cup to Bell Crank Lever Bush Kit - SuperPro Poly | eBay
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    Reserve tap

    If this is on a 4cylinder car you can just undo the screw and dismantle it. Remove the feed pipes and plug them first.
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    Absolutely! TBH the wet made me a little braver, no high speed to worry about, lots of room with a small field. I’m very much a novice on the track. Also, those guys are very welcoming and encouraging.
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    Reserve tap

    The o ring inside has failed. You’ll want a viton job to cope with modern fuel. It’s easy to replace and should last another 40 years.
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    One other fun thing: Beryl got a call out in the group listings :)
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    She does! And nothing fell off! Considering that the car is mostly stock with a few light improvements I think it went really well. All those engine problems last year with the rings and the transmission problems this summer seem to have been laid to rest (knocks on wood).
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    I have a ten sec clip of me going down the pit straight, at a remarkable 60mph. In my defense it’s after a nice slide into it and there’s a drop and sharp left hander at the end. edit: here you go.
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    Beryl goes to the track.

    I was invited to a classic track day by friends this week. I decided it was time to see how she’d do on a track. Had a very fun few sessions on the NY Safety Track in pretty wet conditions. The track is a 2.4mile road course with 18 corners and 450 foot elevation change. Unfortunately I have...
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    It was my birthday. Post pictures of your shiny happy Rover P6s!!!

    Leaving for the next leg of last years Spadaro drive.
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    First start after rebuild

    Don’t do it! I tried pancakes first on my car. Induction noise was too loud, performance was much worse. The factory air box picks up much colder air from the front of the engine bay (a good thing). Not to mention that pancake filters don’t have the best airflow.
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    First start after rebuild

    I think 6° BTDC is a good starting point. I’d drive it at that first and listen for pinking. If you have some retard the ignition a little. If not, leave alone. If it feels a little flat under acceleration advance it a little.
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    First start after rebuild

    Excellent news! How long before you go for a test drive?
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    First start after rebuild

    Problem solved! Have you checked oil pressure to confirm a bad gauge or sender unit? edit: scrub that just saw the post. Nice pressure!
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    First start after rebuild

    Unlikely unless it’s a really dirty filter when fitted.
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    Cylinder head removal

    They do. You just have to email them. They’ll even to special kits for you. In my case 2200TC with HS8 carbs before I switched to HIF6’s
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    I’m an idiot

    That’s bizarre! What are the chances?
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    Cylinder head removal

    Sorry mate, got you confused with that Vern geezer..... I would add you want a modern head gasket kit not a NOS one. That way it's guarenteed to be best quality for the job. I've had good results with these guys: GASKETS for CLASSICS | eBay Stores
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    Cylinder head removal

    The profile of the seal seat in hydraulic applications is different to the profile of the O ring seat in the block. I second what Harvey said, I think It's going to be less reliable.
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    Uprated anti roll bar

    There was someone who found a Peugeot 306(?) rear ARB could be used. My guess was they attached the open ends to the trailing arms and mounted the cross bar to the rear cross member.
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