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  1. ironandcopper

    I painted my new 3.5 V8 block red, sump is black, heads will be silver, intake will be black and...

    I painted my new 3.5 V8 block red, sump is black, heads will be silver, intake will be black and rocker covers polished with black lines :)
  2. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    Well Tam, I don't know what a "hefty offer" is.. £100? £200? :eek: - That is quite an impressive collection of badges though! :D Fingers crossed you have some cars to go with them :cool: - I wouldn't mind a Rover P2 or P3, though it probably wouldn't last in my hands, as I would just drive it...
  3. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    That is a shame Graeme, but quite common in the classic car world.. Mick over at Pristine Bodyworks has had the same problem with getting hold of hardened diff mounts for BMW E21's - once demand dries up, the companies (or in some cases people) who make the stuff cease production and either sell...
  4. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    Hey Mick, thanks for the reply.. In my experience, JRW sell what they have on the site, so if they don't have chrome part advertised, they probably don't have it :( - Hope you get your P6 sorted, mine still has no engine in it.. BUT! I did paint the "new" engine red, and have managed to source a...
  5. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    I will give him a call tomorrow and see if he has anything.. Hes a good chap, I bought an engine block from him for £75 (and it only needed one liner and 7 hones) :D
  6. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    Hello Tam, unfortunately no, both of them were pried out of my hands by people with a lot more money than me, and also who were willing to pay a ridiculous amount for them.. That being said, how much would you be asking for the badge in the photo? My friend would just like to get the spare wheel...
  7. ironandcopper

    Looking for a boot badge...

    So, the greedy individual (me), has returned to buy yet more stuff for a P6.. <--- Notice I wrote "a" and not "my".. :D Anyway, after my engine snapped the crank, and a nice chap on here (arthuy) sold me a pedal box that looked almost like new so I could carry on with my lunacy, a couple of...
  8. ironandcopper

    My mechanic (Paul from P&O Motors) has seen it happen on two occasions, one was a Ford too! A...

    My mechanic (Paul from P&O Motors) has seen it happen on two occasions, one was a Ford too! A Pinto engine.. The other was a 3.9L Range Rover lump, where the two centre caps had fallen out and the crank broke in half at an angle, again, still had good oil pressure and was "moving" sort of.. No...
  9. ironandcopper

    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    PeterZRH - You are absolutely right about the ZF box, however according to the Pat over at Cooksferry, its not as easy as all that, it requires modification of the valve block in order to correct the problem on the older boxes.. Even the owners handbook for my brothers 635 mentions that you...
  10. ironandcopper

    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    In the words of a certain penny pinching office manager "money is no object! Unless of course you plan to spend it!" But in all fairness, I am one of those unfortunate people who has significantly more skill than money, so I cant afford to spend 1900 squid on a gearbox :oops: (but I do have...
  11. ironandcopper

    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    Thanks for the advice lads, I will try them once they re-open in the new year.. Gearbox wise, LT77s and R380s are apparently the best bet - but they are a bit thin on the ground.. I might have to go in blind and buy a Borg Warner T5 from the states, put the gears out of a mustang in and see...
  12. ironandcopper

    Who would have thought that a P6B with a snapped crank shaft would still start and have 40lbs of...

    Who would have thought that a P6B with a snapped crank shaft would still start and have 40lbs of oil pressure!!
  13. ironandcopper

    Manual Pedal Box Wanted

    Hello fellow P6 owners, and those who aspire to one day own a P6 but have thus far only managed to find parts and project cars :) I am looking for someone who has a manual pedal box out of a 3500S, 2200TC or any late model P6 manual pedal box that they are willing to sell :D - I need the box...
  14. ironandcopper

    Simple way to change V8 engine mounts..

    I did a tiny bit of work to my little V8 petrol drinker this weekend, and I wanted to just write up a quick summary of what I did, and how I did it - as well as why I suspected I should have done it in the first place. Ever since I bought the little fellow, it has made a clunk every time I go...
  15. ironandcopper

    BW35 Rear Gearbox Mount

    Well.. In that case - everything the chap said that the car had had done was b######s.. It is however, most definately a P6 :mrgreen: - and as a 26yo who drives it to and from work every day, I can tell you that no modern car comes close to it.. Unless ofcourse you are like my brother, and...
  16. ironandcopper

    BW35 Rear Gearbox Mount

    :shock: - No, I did not know that.. My mechanic told me it was a BW35.. I asked him to put the car on a lift so I can take some photos of the underside while he "assessed" my car.. You'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject, as this is my first car, and I have never actually seen...
  17. ironandcopper

    BW35 Rear Gearbox Mount

    There is always a clever one somewhere around here :mrgreen: - so the BW65 mounts for JRW it is.. Unless I can source 578597, I will have to "weld" them in.. Thanks for the info :)
  18. ironandcopper

    BW35 Rear Gearbox Mount

    For my little P6, the time has come to replace all the rubber in the drive train (including the engine mounts, gearbox and diff mounts.) Trouble is, I cant seem to find the rear gearbox rubber mounts anywhere (although I did find some similar ones on MGBD, but they are listed as exhaust...
  19. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    Well that doesn't sound like a good use of time at all :| - plus the article you linked said "5.5 ~ 7.5% extra fuel economy" - you saved me from a few hours of pointless tinkering :mrgreen:
  20. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    Never a pleasant feeling - but on the plus side, you did make these "discoveries", so now you can set about remedying them.. Some people I know (okay one person I know) has various Jags, MK2s, XJSs (quite a few, but they are mostly paper weights) all in various states of... ummmm... Ah.. Decay...
  21. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    That's still quite a bit more than I have ever gotten.. Maybe my carbs are too rich :( - still running a pair of rebuilt HIF6s.. Though they do have one advantage over a weber 500, the way the firing order is set vs which carb feeds which cylinder, you could shut off the fuel supply to one carb...
  22. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    I have looked at the site, but that is as far as I'm willing to go.. I already have a glove box full of receipts, and one day I will gather them all up and find a calculator.. But not today :wink:
  23. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    24MPG!! Now that's pretty awesome.. Does/did your 3500S have the original 4 speed, or a 5 speed LT77 or equivalent? The auto does definitely feel like it needs another gear - especially since 100Mph is taken care of at nearly 4500RPM.. With a webasto and a cherry bomb, the sound is quite ummm...
  24. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    I really wouldn't know about Priuses making good washing machines, but I have seen a LOT of broken down Priuses - which is kind of weird, because I thought that modern cars were supposed to be more reliable than these 40yo motorway chewers :roll: Anyhow - seeing as my boss has been kind...
  25. ironandcopper

    Fuel consumption

    :shock: - wow.. In your face Prius owners 8) I'm not normally one to break out the calculator, mainly because I find the prospect of calculating my MPG terrifying.. BUT.... Last time I filled up, I reset the trip back to 000[0] (with the car on reserve) - then put in £30.00 worth of fuel. My...
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