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  1. WarrenL

    Sleipnir/PAE (OR Rovey to Phoebe!) - SOLD

    The end of an era...
  2. WarrenL

    Heater fan keeps running with the key out.

    '72. All the wires went back into the same connectors (I think!). Certainly the colours all matched. I might have to take a photo tonight and stick it up here for you to look.
  3. WarrenL

    Heater fan keeps running with the key out.

    Hi all, I've searched high and low through the forum without finding any reference to this particular problem, so please forgive me if I missed it in here somewhere. I've just had the heater unit out of my V8 for a good clean-up and unblocking of the matrix. Since I put it back in I've noticed...
  4. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    I've made a few trips between Christchurch and Ashburton recently, a flat run of 90 or so kilometres each way, and Brown Rover has been averaging a shade over 30mpg, cruising at a steady 60-70mph. And so quiet! Couldn't be happier...
  5. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    I haven't noticed a problem. The car is so much more responsive with the ZF all told. At 100kph, the NZ open road speed limit, I find the engine, at 2100rpm or so, has plenty of torque available to keep things ticking over nicely - more power, if required, is just a quick kickdown away. It might...
  6. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    I'd like to rephrase that. The night and day difference (more a figure of speech than a technical description!) is between the two gearboxes, rather than the car. In changing to the ZF the fundamental character of the car remains exactly the same, but the whole experience is greatly enhanced...
  7. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    Oh, I don't know. It was a solution just begging to be implemented. If I hadn't done it somebody else would have, sooner or later. But thank you. It's like night and day, the comparison between BW and ZF, isn't it? Interesting, your adventures with the shifter. I had less hassle than you...
  8. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    Congratulations Peter! Welcome to the club.
  9. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    It is all of that. It has also survived a couple of years now without twisting, torquing or falling out of the bottom of the car! But there is a considerable amount of John's time involved in fabrication, and the man has a family to feed, so don't expect a bargain. I still feel that it was very...
  10. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    Gidday Gus. A new reply to an old question, and I do apologise for not seeing your question earlier, but I swore off the Forum a while ago in order to concentrate on driving and enjoying the car without getting sucked into the P6 vortex... if you know what I mean. It's been longer than I...
  11. WarrenL

    Dedion quad seals for greased tube

    Thank you, you've made it sound easy. I've been putting the job off for ages on account of the workshop manual's instructions to practically remove all the rear suspension.
  12. WarrenL

    Dedion quad seals for greased tube

    Thank you Johnny. Is that hub roll going to be a problem? Do I need to take any precautions? Got the seals sitting in my spare parts drawer; will get onto it as soon as the weather turns a little warmer.
  13. WarrenL

    Dedion quad seals for greased tube

    I'm due to do this job. Do I have to pull practically the whole rear suspension apart like the manual says, or is it reasonably easy to get the tube apart?
  14. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    STEP 6: YOUR REAR END. Having previously covered what's involved in mating up the front of the ZF to the Rover, we may now turn our attention to the rear of the gearbox. Things get interesting here, because there is more than one way to skin this cat. What you end up with will depend on the...
  15. WarrenL

    ZF 4HP22 step by step.

    Hi Peter, and sorry for such a late reply. It's winter here in NZ, Brown Rover is hibernating the season out, and I've had a whole bunch of other distractions (a new MG6, plus the ongoing saga of earthquake repairs to our slightly broken house), all conspiring to keep me off the CRF. To answer...
  16. WarrenL

    Cibie's

    With the amount of stuff you keep asking about, Pilkie, anybody'd think you were restoring a car. ;)
  17. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    Followed by Burt Reynolds Night at the drive-in...
  18. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    Where was he off to? Back to the future?
  19. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    If he'd been in a '68 V8 he'd have had winkle-pickers poking out of the bottom of those too-tight stovepipes, and been screeching like Percy Plant.
  20. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    Nothing yells "Saturday Night Fever" quite like a Saffron SD1 with a flux capacitor in the back. Was he playing Donna Summer on the 8-track?
  21. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    It was, back when the future was 1977...
  22. WarrenL

    Today's the day

    I'm constantly amazed at how many P6s seem to survive Stateside. Looks really nice. Word of warning: be wary of Almond owners praising your non-Almond car's colour. It's almost always a backhanded compliment.
  23. WarrenL

    Brit Bike Expert wanted to find a motorcycle...

    Actually, I'm not sure... I've a nagging feeling that the joke runs the other way, i.e. a German is a Dutchman with the spine removed. You're best placed to know - which half has the greater difficulty holding its shape?
  24. WarrenL

    Tyre Air

    That leads to an interesting thought, Gerald. Forget tyres for a minute - what if you were to pump some of that Westie air into the suspension of the supercharged V8 Rangie Vogue SE you use to get about the farm?
  25. WarrenL

    Tyre Air

    It's alright, Graeme. There is nothing but good stolid Anglican colonial air here in this "established" suburb in NZ's most English city. But if Gerald feels his P6's ride could do with a little infusion of Citroenesque waft, I'd be prepared to load the compressor into the work wagon and make a...
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