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  1. roverp480

    2000SC Gear selection trouble

    Mark Gray and Wadhams have what I believe to be rubber listed and also Wins in Urethane . Also COHBains list them Classic Cars (
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    2000SC Gear selection trouble

    To resurrect this, which are the better for the 8 mounting rubbers, extension Housing to gearbox on the Series 2 . I note that "Rubber " and "Urethane" are available ?
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    Roverfest 2022

    The event is organised by the JRC (Joint Rover Clubs) and represents the clubs that signed up to that organisation , which does not include the P6ROC. Each club in the JRC helped finance and organise Roverfest . The JRC has no link with the Association of Rover Clubs Ltd.
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    P6 Steering Column UJ

    I bet the actual UJ is a standard Item, I wonder if a firm repairing propshafts can fit another one? Just spoken to a firm in Birmingham & they may be able to help and replace it. I explained the Rover set up but would like a picture of it. UJs Universal Joints Steering Racks Classic Cars...
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    John Wearing & J Wadhams in UK does them but a long way to post plus the attendant complications if you have any issues.
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    overdrive rover P4 100 not working

    In my view it is unlikely the column switch is at fault .Remember the switches on the throttle have to be set properly as per the book and the overdrive solenoid will only actuate in 4th gear , and with the throttle part open, not closed or full throttle .
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    overdrive rover P4 100 not working

    . When you say "so opened up a bit and cleaned" , I presume they are closed when at rest . Points should be closed when solenoid at rest and open when it is actuated and at end of travel .
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    overdrive rover P4 100 not working

    The solenoid is has a two stage operation, with two operating coils. Both operate to pull it in and then points on the end open, to disconnect one of the coils so there is a low current holding it . Check that the points are clean and that both coils are working, it should operate with a very...
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    I would go back to static setting the timing first, then checking with dynamic with the strobe . The distributer can be turned in its clamp plate to any position , its not fixed in one place . Plate is shown as NLS in this picture
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    Brake sticking question

    If the whole braking system feels solid at the pedal I would be more inclined to look to a stuck piston in the Master cylinder or servo ,as the brake fluid is not able to return . I had this on a P4 servo, only way to release the pressure was to release a union. Not enough play in the MC...
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    2200TC Project

    Its standard CRW tube ( Cold Rolled Welded or ERW ( Electrically Resistant Welded) , Made from strip steel off a coil ,continuously rolled and welded along the seam into a tube and cut off into long lengths . Most engine coolant pipes are made this way Generally used where they is no...
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    P2 Dynamic timing advance issue?

    Static is as you say 11 deg BTDC. Contact Martin at Distributer Doctor, he will most likely have details of the advance curve. Reconditioned Lucas distributors, rebuilt Lucas distributors, recurved Lucas distributors from Distributor Doctor
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    Alternator alternatives

    Before condemning the alternator you need to check the warning light wiring is complete. Disconnect the plug to the alternator and with the ignition on, bridge the thin wire ( Brown/yellow) from the plug to earth. The light should illuminate ( Warning -don't touch the large brown wire to...
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    Alternator alternatives

    Is your charge warning light illuminating , a blown bulb can stop the alternator working
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    Fuel reserve tap cable trunnion

    Burlen list a couple AUE 34 and AUE 35 , May be worth a ring to find the sizes Throttle Or Choke Connector - Steel Levers - SU Carburetters CHOKE CABLE RETAINING PIN AUE34 TRIUMPH & MG ( If you know anyone with a lathe , it could be turned down to 5 mm
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    Fuel reserve tap cable trunnion

    Not sure of the size but would an SU carb. one do the job ?
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    Tracking and wheel alignment

    Most modern vehicles , especially the front wheels, tend to have all setting available to be adjusted independently on each wheel and younger mechanics are only used to doing this. The P6 does not fall into this category and adjustment to track rod length essentially adjusts each side together...
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    No Spark

    12.3 Volts at battery is only about 50 to 60% charged . May be worth putting it on charge before dong anything drastic
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    S2 wiper motor

    Ditto as I found out the hard way!
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    Correct position of the needles on HIF6 carbs (1974 V8)

    The bias on the needle makes it rub against the jet and eventually will wear a small crescent shaped pattern on its edge increasing area which is most noticeable at idle when the rest of the orifice is restricted by the needle. At full throttle the percentage increase is very small . I spoke...
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    roof fixings

    My parts manual (RTC9844CA) list 28 off GHF427 . This is a Unipart No. replacement for the original Rover part , Various firms online list it as No 12 x 1/2" Pan head Posidrive others No 10. As its a 1/4" dia washer , it seems more likely to be a No 12 which is 0.216" dia according to my...
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    Poor Aerial performance ?

    The jagged cup washer should be connected to the braid . Its all crimped and moulded together. One could check with a meter, set at resistance range. Should be a connection between the jagged washer and the outer part of the plug into the radio and no connection between the centre pin and the...
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    Poor Aerial performance ?

    I believe In the UK most FM is slant polarizes , having the aerial at about 45 degrees is the best position for optimum reception. The screening braid in the aerial lead needs to be grounded both ends , ie to the radio via its plug and the roof at the aerial end . The centre feeder wire must...
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    fan belt

    Mark Gray has various ones listed Rover P6 Parts supplied by Mark & Angie Gray - MGBD Parts (
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    Fitting electric pump at rear, retaining reserve tap

    One way would be to use two pumps with an electric change over switch , fuel outlets need just to go into a T piece with one pipe to the front. The pumps have none return valves in them so they wont back feed to the tank . The Rover P4 used such a system for reserve with an SU double pump...