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    Cam running in procedure.

    Thinking about the cam running in procedure. Always advised as the 20 min @ 2000 rpm from start up (which I will follow) What happened when the cars were new ? The original running in procedure would probably have involved gentle driving for first 500 / 1000 miles ? Is this why many cams...
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    BROWN 3500 - CALAIS FERRY

    Spotted waiting to board ferry @ Calais on Monday - brown 3500 - beige vinyl roof - what looked like amg wheels (from a distance) Mark
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    White p6 Farnham

    Spotted White P6 near Farnham this afternoon. Series 2 2000 with a set of wheels ? Mark
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    Chrome Rostyles

    Hi all. Has anyone got a really decent set of 14" chrome rostyles (V8 width) looking for a new home ? Will travel for the right set. (Would consider P5 15" if really good) Mark
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    White series 2 - NADA bonnet - A329 M

    Just seen a white series 2 with possible NADA bonnet heading towards Reading on the A329 m. Looked a nice car. Mark.
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    Carpet sets

    Has anyone used Tech Autos as advertised on eBay for their carpet sets ? It's getting to the stage when I need to source a good - fitting and quality - carpet set and recommendation is everything as they say. Mark.
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    Series 1 V8 bonnet - complete with finishing strip.

    On closer inspection - my recently acquired bonnet has been repaired in the past and will need a lot more work than anticipated. So I am now looking for a - complete - series 1 V8 bonnet - including finishing strip - in good un damaged condition. Please message if you have one. Mark.
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    Chrome rostyles

    Last attempt for my favourite wheels ! Does anyone have an - excellent - set of chrome Rostyles they are interested in selling. I will pay sensible money for the right set - but no 'speckley' chrome 'good for their age' etc please. Ideally the proper P6 V8 14" 5.5's - but if excellent might...
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    Series 1 V8 bonnet strip

    Looking to buy the aluminium finishing strip for bonnet front edge. Please pm if you have one available. Mark.
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    21k 3500s - Unique restoration project -

    21k FROM NEW 3500S for sale - TOTALLY RUST FREE - UNWELDED BASE UNIT. Please read following information - it is a very accurate description. 1) Late model - registered March 1977. 2) Brasilia - beige cloth - brown vinyl - sundym - power steering. 3) Last on road 1989 and dry stored (mostly)...
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    Base unit vents

    My base unit has vents to rear pillars with rubber 'flaps'. Later 'donor' base unit has none. What is their purpose as there is no obvious ' flow' possible with trim etc fitted ? Mark.
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    SDI heads

    I have just looked over a pair of SDI cylinder heads I bought online. Am I correct in thinking they are not handed as when casting numbers are both visible the heads effectively look the same hand ? Mark.
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    Series 1 V8 grill into series 2 V8

    Has anyone fitted a series 1 V8 grill and badge to series 2 (retaining series 2 bonnet) and do top screws show ? If I go this route I would delete bonnet badge. Mark
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    BW35 / 65 swap

    Hi all, My car has a 35 which drains fluid - leaks - when stood which is fairly normal from previous posts. But - only has to stand for a couple of days to do this - puddles and burning off exhaust. I have bought a later good 65 box / torque convertor - no leaks. Is swapping these over 'nuts and...
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    Zircon Blue - mixing formulas

    Hi all, Does anyone have any current mixing formulas for Zircon blue please. I have had a couple of samples mixed using ICI formulas found online - they are a much darker blue and lack greenish tint (checked against un faded) Many thanks. Mark
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    Set of series 2 locks with key.

    Has anyone got a set of locks with keys please for series 2. Both front doors - boot - petrol cap. I have ignition key - but non of the above and am not sure if others are odd (changed over the years) Mark.
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    Alternator wanted

    Has anyone got a complete alternator set up with brackets etc for early series 2 V8 please. Mine is incorrect and bracket has been welded / extended. Mark.
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    Why the LARGE panel gaps ?

    As the P6's base unit is so rigid - why are the panel gaps between wings / doors in particular so large ? Mark.
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    Colour change - does this affect value ?

    If a low mileage late model 3500s were being restored - would a (bare metal) colour change impact on value when finished ? Mark.
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    V8 front valance

    Maybe a silly question...... (The front valance is off my car and radiator etc out) Why is there a square 'hole' within the 'mesh' detail both sides on the front valance ? Mark.
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    BW 35 overhaul

    Can anyone recommend a company that can check over / overhaul my box - which will be removed from car - in Berkshire area ? The box has cherry red fluid and performed ok on a short drive 5 years ago but during lay up leaks a lot of fluid. Read articles posted previously and assumed converter...
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    GAN 340J 1971 series 2 V8

    Hi all, I have joined the forum to 'revitalise' my project which I have owned for 5 years. My Rover is a 1971 3500 automatic - Zircon blue - Sandalwood leather - no power steering - early carbs - hooked choke & reserve knobs - square Rover lettering to the bootlid. This was my late grandfathers...
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    New member

    Hi all, I should have joined long ago as I have enjoyed reading topics on the forum for some time now. The story so far........In 1976 my late grandfather bought GAN 340J a 1971 Zircon blue 3500 automatic with sandalwood leather interior - and no power steering !! At the time it was 5 years old...
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