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  1. SydneyRoverP6B

    Commer and a Kenworth

    Although they have very different engines, the Commer 2 stroke and the Detroit diesel do sound quite similar. I would be interested to know more about the Commer engine.
  2. SydneyRoverP6B

    Removing 1974 Starter Motor from V8

    My Rover has an issue with it's starter motor. In the past when I turned the key and only heard the latching of the starter relay up on the inside guard, I would reach for the rubber mallet. A few short sharp strikes to the starter solenoid and she would fire at the next turn of the key, but not...
  3. SydneyRoverP6B

    Broken Pinion Shaft (Not my Rover)

    A friend in Sydney had the unfortunate experience just recently of having the pinion shaft shatter. The car was out for a brake test as part of the annual registration requirements here in NSW, Australia. Reportedly, after having stopped following a brake test, his Rover then failed to move...
  4. SydneyRoverP6B

    Anyone an expert with MATLAB?

    Wondering if anyone can help? I am trying to determine the point of intersection of the system characteristic and the pump characteristic for a centrifugal pump. I have values for each characteristic in the form of matrices, four in total from which a pair are common to each characteristic. I...
  5. SydneyRoverP6B

    Saffron Rover in Western Australia!

    A rare Saffron Rover for sale, looks in nice condition. 1975 Rover 3500 All Others Automatic Sedan | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Wanneroo Area - Madeley | 1232282399 Ron.
  6. SydneyRoverP6B

    Bryan Adams and my Rover

    A little video driving out of the Bylong Valley, with assistance from Bryan and my partner Erika :cool: Ron.
  7. SydneyRoverP6B

    Service Schedule for Transmission Filter

    My Rover's transmission was rebuilt between June 23 and July 1, 2009, and since that time to date it has covered just on 164,000 miles (264,000 km). It was originally a BW35, but was rebuilt as an M51 specification. Typing quietly so that it does not hear ;) it has performed brilliantly and has...
  8. SydneyRoverP6B

    Have been a bit busy of late.....

    Working not on my Rover, but on my Bachelor's thesis in Civil Engineering. I carried out research into sediment diversionary mechanisms for river intake screens. My finished thesis presenting their design over 207 pages and 43,000 words. In so doing, I solved a problem that had persisted with a...
  9. SydneyRoverP6B

    Suspension Failure

    Well I had some unwanted excitement in my Rover yesterday. Climbing a hill, there was a shudder followed by a slight vibration. Then I noticed the smoke in the rear view mirror accompanied by the smell of burning rubber. Not a good combination I dare say!! So I pulled over to find the n/s elbow...
  10. SydneyRoverP6B

    Differential Noise?

    My Rover's differential and pinion extension case remain original, save for the two drive shafts which I replaced 20 odd years ago due. My reason for their replacement was both as a precaution but more so due to a leaking oil seal. As a unit, it has now travelled more than 373,000 miles (over...
  11. SydneyRoverP6B

    Ammeter Discharge When Headlights On

    I noticed the other day that when I switched on my headlights, there was a discharge on my Rover's ammeter. It self corrected after maybe one minute or so. Without the headlights on, the ammeter needle would sit at the null position whilst driving, but I suspected something was in need of...
  12. SydneyRoverP6B

    Australian 1976 Rover

    Spotted this one for sale. I have seen this Rover to look at some years ago, it is very nice indeed. The engine is fitted with custom made extractors and it runs a dual exhaust system. It sounds terrific !! Ron.
  13. SydneyRoverP6B

    Fitting Lower Ball Joints

    Recently, I removed both lower ball joints and a pair of NOS items were fitted. I received outstanding assistance from great friend and fellow Rover owner Rob. He used his skills to make two excellent tools to enable fitting the ball joints with significantly greater ease. The first is a frame...
  14. SydneyRoverP6B

    Power Steering Box Removal - Refit

    I have only removed one before from a Rover, and that was from one that I was helping to dismantle. We had removed the engine and transmission, so that made it somewhat easier I am assuming. To remove and refit, what is the best way to tackle this exciting task? Mine is leaking a lot more than...
  15. SydneyRoverP6B

    Back To School

    I have not been on the forum for a little while, and that is owing to the fact that I have gone back to the books. I applied for and have been accepted into a double degree in Engineering,..Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering. It is a great honour, and I am...
  16. SydneyRoverP6B

    The Mid LIfe Crisis

    Whilst out Christmas shopping today, I spotted this book.... ... ife-crisis Amazing! Ron.
  17. SydneyRoverP6B

    Merry Christmas!

    I would like to extend my best wishes to one and all for the festive season. Keep safe, and enjoy lots of Christmas cheer! Happy Rovering, Ron.
  18. SydneyRoverP6B

    Alternator fault, not seen this one before!

    After a 265 Mile (427km) drive on Saturday, over which my Rover ran perfectly, the alternator then promptly failed. :shock: The ignition light remained off and the ammeter showed a discharge. The ignition light would also remain off when the ignition was switched to position 2, the opposite...
  19. SydneyRoverP6B

    Rover SD1 Aluminium Alloy Wheels

    A set of four refurbished wheels complete with new tyres. ... _25wt_1141 Ron.
  20. SydneyRoverP6B

    Very Low Primary Coil Voltage

    Today my Rover's engine shut down whilst I was driving, luckily on a quiet rural road, only a few miles from home. After eliminating fuel supply as the problem, I then turned to the electical side. With the engine cranking over and the coil lead disconnected at the distributor, there was no...
  21. SydneyRoverP6B

    A Rover In The Garage

    I wonder if Sir Paul ever drove a Rover? Ron. This is a great track...
  22. SydneyRoverP6B

    Broken Carburettor Throttle Link

    Today quite by chance I touched the throttle link rod that links the two SU carburettors, and it crumbled :shock: The ends that retain the ball joints are made of plastic, and with all the heat cycles over 41 years, it's time had come! Fortunately, I did have a NOS rod, but unfortunately it...
  23. SydneyRoverP6B

    Toe In Adjustment

    Both my front tyres have for some time exhibited feathering, being evident on the outside row of tread. This would suggest that there is more than the specified amount of toe in. To reduce the tow in, after loosening both lock nuts at either end of the barrel adjuster, do I turn the adjuster...
  24. SydneyRoverP6B

    Happy Birthday Rudiger!

    Many happy returns on your Birthday Rudiger. I hope that you have a fabulous day. :) Ron.
  25. SydneyRoverP6B

    Rover 3500 With Toyota V8

    Now this I have not seen before. ... 1081172774 Ron.