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  1. Phil Robson

    '65 P6 seats

    Those seats look super :cool: A bit of cleaning, feed & maybe a gentle recolouring will transform them. They are 'Sandalwood flat pleat leather' by the way. My Series 1 V8 has the same seats in the same condition & they are certainly the most comfortable P6 seats I've ever known!
  2. Phil Robson

    '65 P6 seats

    It depends how much you're willing to spend & what quality / originality you're after. Good used sets do occasionally crop up on the likes of ebay (& no doubt Facebook - which I'm not on). 'Flat pleat' leather is what your car should have had from new & is perhaps less rare to get hold of than...
  3. Phil Robson

    S1 vs S2 interior

    I put an early interior into a series 2 I had years ago. The seatbelt spool was almost rubbing against the seat, but didn't cause an issue :)
  4. Phil Robson

    Do these wheel trims have a name

    I think the correct name is ‘bolt through’ trims. They were technically only available on the V8S for a couple of years, but you see them on all types now as they are popular.
  5. Phil Robson

    The View From The Windscreen

    Thanks Ron - they're whale bones & have been there since I was a lad (so a long time ;)). Enjoy the series - there are about 18 'seasons' of about 20 episodes each I think, all filmed around Goathland & Whitby.
  6. Phil Robson

    The View From The Windscreen

    On the same road as TRM above: Truly stunning scenery & a really enjoyable drive , ending up in Whitby :D
  7. Phil Robson

    P6 buying advice please

    I have a ‘64 2000 (made before TCs or V8s we’re available). I’ve fully rebuilt it over 18 years to standard spec & it’s quite a flier! I also owned a TC (‘72 with the slightly smaller carbs admittedly) but it wasn’t noticeably quicker than the ‘64.
  8. Phil Robson

    Which headrests have i got?

    I think their correct name is 'adjustable headrests' ;)
  9. Phil Robson

    Which headrests have i got?

    Up & down movement is just by slackening the screw in the back of the seat & pulling the headrest either way.
  10. Phil Robson

    The Forth Railway Bridge

    I've been across it many times & do have some pictures from way back taken through the front of a DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit). I'll see if I can dig them out.
  11. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    Thanks Quagmire. I’ll check tightness. I put a new parcel shelf in a while ago so things may have worked loose. Good point about the lube; I have some silicone spray & will use that.
  12. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    BOP is continuing to provide good service & will have a few issues dealt with before our daughter's wedding in August, as it's the chosen wedding car :) I was out in it today & it has annoying plasticky creaks from many parts of the dashboard (Series 2 - round dials) which I can't seem to...
  13. Phil Robson

    Mth 442h is back

    Nice to see you on here again, Gareth. :) I'm on a bit of a sabbatical at the moment, but will return to 'full fat' hopefully in the next few months when I get my 'Italian mistress' something like road legal :cool: MTH looks well. Your pictures are prompting me to actually get 'Hazel's' wheel...
  14. Phil Robson

    Brake sticking question

    How about a collapsed flexi hose to one of the callipers? Foot pressure may still apply the brakes, but ‘ambient’ return pressure isn’t enough to release the brake pistons in these situations. You can’t check the potential problem without removing the hose & seeing if it blows through easily...
  15. Phil Robson

    Wire wheels

    These wheels have now been collected - many thanks!
  16. Phil Robson

    P6B 3500s Front Number plate plinth

    If it's the standard fitting, it will just be a case of securing the two horizontal strips with their respective inner two bumper mounting bolts/brackets. Some owners use an inverted rear chromed plinth at the front & I'm not sure how these are fitted.
  17. Phil Robson

    Multi-Shade Brown 1971 P6 3500

    Nice car :D Are those Avon (?) alloys? :hmm:
  18. Phil Robson

    Doors & Wings

    Hi Michael, The doors sold (very well :)) but I haven't sorted any wings out yet. I'm using my best passenger side rear for Hazel - are you after a 'mint' one or just one without the usual rust at the top? Thanks, Phil. PS: There's what appears to be a good set of wings on ebay at the moment...
  19. Phil Robson

    My latest purchase

    Indeed - on closer inspection they are! An even better car ;)
  20. Phil Robson

    My latest purchase

    An absolute stunner :D Almond with a Huntsman roof (& Webasto... :cool:). I believe the seats are Bronze 'ambla' (rather than leather - my series 2 V8 also has ambla).
  21. Phil Robson

    the dumbest question of the day

    You should hopefully have no fear about using the jacking points because they do indicate the car’s overall condition, plus you’d need to use them to change a wheel away from home (which I’ve had to do in practice). However, in the garage I generally do what Colin suggests with stands. I also...
  22. Phil Robson

    Wire wheels

    I’ve done absolutely nothing with them Joseph, so you’re welcome to have them. Please PM me with your details. Thanks, Phil.
  23. Phil Robson

    Mid-life crisis!

    Just an update on those other projects that have been getting in the way of P6 work recently: I've booked the Alfa in for MOT at the end of June: :eek: ..& the local heritage railway project has been expanding: :D Hopefully I'll get back on with the Rovers soon. However, it is looking...
  24. Phil Robson

    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    I have not done a fat lot on my P6s recently for various reasons but I am still driving them around, so all I've got is a suitably posed early Spring picture.... :)
  25. Phil Robson

    Red Rover Revival

    Good to see you back, Michael! I’m a long standing member of the CRF & remember you from before. My Rover projects are taking a bit of a back seat at the moment with another classic being made ready for its MOT, but the three of them are all MOTd themselves & are run reasonably regularly...
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