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    My '72 P6 V8 is back in use on UK roads and once again wearing its silver on black 'K' plates!

    If need, I have a spare V8 diff sitting on my garage floor. I was going to scrap it as I've kicked it a few times but I'll delay that decision for a while.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    I wouldn't disagree with you. 1st time I've seen or worked on anything P6 related. Not happy I've been beaten. I'm lost with this. If I took the whole lot off the car and dismantled it all to see how these calipers work, I'd have a better understanding. But I'm not doing that. Fancy one last...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Anyway can anyone tell me what's gone on here. Doesn't look original. Without another to look at, I can't see what has or hasn't happened.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Today I tried to sort the handbrake but its more or less beaten me. Crawled underneath again and found some slack in the cable. Both quadrants are on their stops with the brakes off. Those 2 x 9/16 nuts are seized and you all know access isn't easy. Not much I can do to be honest. I will have to...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    I think that makes sense. I'll report back when I next get a chance to look
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    Scarab the Rover..

    yesterday was spent crawling around the floor along with my current bad back. Getting older (as we all do) and it takes longer for these things to even out. I managed to refit the new pads and the "recycled" rear discs. They looked rather good i'd say. Followed Harveys advice and was rather...
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    Frankley services on the M5

    Stopped at the M5 services yesterday when passing through and saw this on the wall inside the services. I'd like this print for my man cave. Where can I buy it?
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Thanks Harvey. I think I know now. Another baffling thing is the new pads are tapered. Am I right in thinking this is because of the caliper angle? I presume they will wear evenly to some extent.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Today I've removed the rear discs and pads. Not sure where the difficulty of this task comes from as I've heard stories over the years from people who wouldn't do this job, saying it was a headache. Question I have is rewinding the pistons. I know they need to be turned clockwise and they...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Very kind words. I didn't set out to do all of what I have so far. I've spent some time getting to this point. But doing it all once means I should enjoy driving it whilst it's in my ownership.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Little free time today so I removed the rear drive hafts. Going to give them a look and then a lick of paint. The rear elbows are in good condition and only need a bit of paint. Too cold for painting at the moment so when the sun comes out....
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    P6 Number plate spotted

    I have had a "P6" plate on my current cars for the last 20 years or so.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    That's a valid point. I didn't give that a thought. I've used stainless bolts on my other classic in the same situation and have had no issues in the last 5 years. I'd say that if you were looking at a single bolt of that size (5/16 or M8) then maybe but with 4 bolts sharing the 'load' as they...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    All back together again. Relatively easy enough to refit the springs and get the bottom arm bolts in. I've used stainless bolts to avoid corrosion. Although I think replacing the front and rear suspension may not need replacing during my custody again! Changed diff oil. Looks like that...
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    Front Crankshaft oil seal conversion

    Would this be what you are after. They are out of stock currently. https://www.winsinternational.co.uk/products/cx2174-rope-seal-conversion-to-lip-seal---front-crank
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Yesterday I got some help from a mate to fit the crossmember to the car after I'd painted and fitted new bushes to it. I ended up with a couple of scratches to it upon fitting but intend to repaint on the car. The black 'bracket' with the 3 circle mounts that fits to the diff extension...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    i will send you a link via PM
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Cheers Richard. Yes that is common practice to tighten the suspension bolts when the car sits on its weight. Thanks.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    I could see lining these bushes up on the car difficult whilst lying on your back!
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Hello all, I'm at the point where I need some advice. All the old bushes have been removed and the new poly ones fitted. Plenty of silicone grease applied. Picture of the old crossmember bushes. These were apparently fitted in 2016 according to the paperwork I got with the car. I very...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Slow progress but I've managed to finish one lower suspension arm. Here's my way of pushing the bushes in. I'm aware most people know how to do this but if it helps one person than that's good. Hopefully I'll be able to remove the other suspension arm and then the crossmember this coming...
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Well I found how to remove the rear upper suspension arm now. I didn't know you got to it from inside the boot. We call it RTFM in my industry. (read the ****ing manual). I did exactly that.
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    Scarab the Rover..

    Yes I agree. I think than when you do the car yourself you not only guarantee you've done it and also you get to learn every inch of the car. Let's not forget I'd never worked on a P6 before when I bought it 12 months ago. I'm hopeful that it will be usable for easter when better weather arrives
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    Hi everyone from Beddington (Croydon UK)

    Hello Tony, I'm not far from you. I'm near Worcester Park. Pictures would be good. I'm halfway (I think) through my restoration and it's fighting me all the way. I recently fitted a new M/C and piped it up. There is Pictures on my thread.
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