Yes, one of those claims to fame I wish I didn't have. Three write-offs + a fourth that was my car but I wasn't in it at the time. All except the roll over car were really nice TC's. Only one was my fault.
OK, it doesn't sound like you've got a valve clearance problem. Can you fit the locking pin to the flywheel at EP and get the locking piece on the camshaft to fit in? If you can't do that it's something that needs to be fixed. If it runs a bit it must be close though.
Upper chain tensioner is...
1. You've had the head off and replaced the piston rings?
If the answer to 1 is yes, then
2. Are you sure you got the camshaft timing correct when you put the head back on?
3. Did you adjust any of the valve clearances and/or are you sure you have the right shims on each...
It sounds like a single circuit kit, and not suitable. The proper full kit should include a tipping valve (cone shaped bit of metal with a seal & a spring) though there are kits of just the seals and no tipping valve.
I've attached a pic of what i would expect for a proper kit (except for the...
The anti-burst pin was added because of US regulations, not any direct safety concerns. Having experienced a number of write-the-car-off crashes in P6s, the only time a door came open was a rollover (several times!) in a car with rotten sills, which collapsed and allowed the ground to get at the...
Yes, that's what it should look like.
Inside the car you should have a cylindrical aluminum spacer equal to the thickness of the insulation pad & parcel shelf trim and a large chromed steel washer on top of the trim, with the seatbelt bolt going through the lot.
As Colin says, the base unit number has no relationship to the chassis number. Each base unit type were number consecutively throughout the P6's run, while chassis numbers had many serial number sequences, one for each subtype (the first three numbers of the chassis number, generally 4xx).
Are you sure the new wouldn't fit an early car? I looked it up and the later numbers replaces the earlier numbers completely in my 1973 parts catalog and I have a 1973 BL price list that has the early numbers handwritten beside the later numbers, which in this particular list seems to indicate...
On the P6 Rover never speced different springs for right & left sides, something they did do with the Land Rover. Instead, they used spring shims to level the car. I discovered this when I noticed that an extra LH front shim was called for if a series 1 2000 had air conditioning.
For the case...
The filled copper rings are a very effective sealing solution, and quite common on all sorts of applications where you have a high temperature swing in operation. For example, many motorcycles use the arrangement for their headers.
The theory of operation is that the rings have a thin seal...
The copper rings do all the sealing and are quite forgiving, so as long as the deck isn't shaped like a banana its finish doesn't matter.
But then again you've got it apart because it was leaking.
More specifically for SC & Auto cars, the change points are all in suffix E range of serial numbers and the final version from suffix G onwards. For the TC the final version is on suffix D cars forward.