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    V8 spark plug gap

    Hi guys - Ive got electronic ignition on my 72 P6b. Is there a gap difference for these spark plugs c/f point ign.? thanks Gerald
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    V8 Fuel starvation

    Anyone throw some light on this ? Ran low on fuel , so pulled on the reserve knob. Engine died. Refueled with two 20ltre drums from the local servo . Bit of a walk with 2 full drums- Im sure my arms are now longer. Cranked her over . Would not fire. Flattened the battery. A passing friendly...
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    Two types of Gear levers for BW35

    I have a flagged out spherical bush on my 72 P6b auto BW35. In stead of just replacing the bush I plucked another gear selector from my spare parts shelf. I notice the housing and bush has two pins holding the "ball" into the housing. The two gear lever set ups look identical bar the two pin...
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    Runaway P6b

    My P6 self drove over a small retaining wall today. No damage on retrieval by two capable woman towies. Lost my exhaust -thats all .And my dignity. The pics show the extremes of travel on the dedion rear system
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    Door map pocket

    Can anyone with a door pocket give me a few pointers on how to attach these to the door? Ive scored one in the exact colour of my interior and want to attach it to the drivers door Were these a NADA option? Gerald
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    Anyone on here driving with Rostyle wheels that are colour co-ordinated with the body. Ive seen them done on the Zagato P6 and was wondering if anyone has been inspired enough to do it to theirs. Bloody coffee in the morning gets my head racing !!
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    Rear gearbox mount BW35

    Im about to replace the large rear metalastic gearbox mount -BW35. The rubber has gone mushy after 45 yrs. Not a bad innings. I have the new bush . the centre is offset. I havnt removed the old bush yet. My question is : how/where does this offset , sit? Ive only got the bush not the complete...
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    Rover P6B or Rover 3500

    Just had a head bang with a bloke on another blog.. I said I drove a 72 Rover P6b . He said no - you drive a 72 Rover 3500. Then the fight started. I went to bed . My head hurts.
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    Electric P6e

    Ive sold the farm and moving into a sedentary lifestyle village by the coast. Im looking for something to do. Ive been "thinking" along the line of buying an electric car as our daily driver which is currently a Pug 3008. Then theres - do I rearrange a perfect Rover P6b I have at the moment that...
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    V8 engine gearbox[35] drive chain diff weight?

    As in the title Cant find the total weight of the V8 engine to diff weight. Someone on here will know. I can only find the total curb weight including the body. thanks guys
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    ET Headrests x 2

    I have two ET Headrests which Im going to unload onto the market. Quality Red Vinyl covered . Had them in my P6 for a few months and have decided to keep the original Teardrops . I don't know what they're worth Any ideas please?
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    Washed My Car

    Washed my car today . I Found this under all the dust and grime. Mmmm Almonds
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    LED Lights

    A few years back I converted all the ancillary lights on the Ol' girl , over to LED. Much better at being seen at night now. This was after I nearly ran up the arse of a Morrie Minor trundling along on 60's "Prince of Darkness " lights. If I couldn't see him - maybe other drivers can't see me ...
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    P6 Racer Downunder 73

    An in depth report on the Shannons Auction website. Lots of juicy info in there . I saw this racing in OZ 1973 . Was awesome but didn't last the distance. Go have a gander
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    Anyone on here used seafoam in their V8 ? I have a bottle and my car engine has done 102,000km . I pulled the sump off last year and was horrified with the sludge/gunk in the pan .So I've been thinking about sludge in the oil ways and heads and in the rest of the motor. Watched a few vids on You...
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    Rear mounted under body Electric Fuel pump

    I had an interesting experience the other day. Driving on one of our busiest motorways out of Auckland and my P6b started loosing power in heavy traffic. I dawdled into my daughters place close by and looked over and under the now stopped Rover. The fuel filter in the engine bay was MT...
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    Shoot me - put me out of my misery

    Its pissing down here in sunny Auckland and the temperature has driven me indoors . Mrs M has let me have the computer and Ive been searching the planet for brake pads for my 72 P6b 3500. I was given a warning at my last WOF So many options for pads. Im sick of looking and am getting over it...
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    Top Ball Joint - Front Suspension.

    My '72 P6b failed her WOF today . A small amount of play in the top ball joint . I would have passed it - but no , the man with the clip board and white coat had his way . No worries I thought as I have a new one in my vast shed I managed to get the old one off with a few healthy whacks , but...
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    Spring collection

    I took my opportunity to give the P6 a 360km round trip into the Coromandel Ranges [ google it] Stunning part of NZ. A spring run so to say . Its been her first long run into the county side since I upgraded the oil pump and replaced the dodgey timing gear last year. A noticeable steadiness in...
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    ET Headrests

    Picked these bad boys up for $5nz - Yeah I know , I stole them . Came with no rips or holes , complete with perfect side buttons . Just different colours at the moment . Picked up a can of duplicolour at Supercheap Auto . Perfect colour match for my Toledo Red seats - $18nz They're going to...
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    Ethanol Fuel

    I bought a new Stihl chainsaw the other day . Arh Arh Arh !! Not a major deal I know . But the dealer said DONT use that ethanol/mineral fuel blend [ sold as GULL - down here } as its nasty on your engine . OK in a modern motor but bad in the older ones . " Not everyone Knew that" My mind went...
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    Passing in a P6

    Try passing this road train . Annual cattle drive . Coming out of Alice [ NT ] , heading east to longreach [ Queensland ] . You will need an air filter change for sure . Possibly a new windscreen . Doubt those cattle crates have holding tanks . Might pay to think about a paint job too . Gerald
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    Starting the transition

    Now the years ahead are fewer than the ones Ive left behind , wife and I are looking to settle in a more supportive environment after 45yrs of farm life .. A big decision . We have looked around various places we thought we would like to live in our later years - Oz , an island in our gulf and...
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    Fuel Filter V8 A/C type .

    My 72 P6b has air-con therefore the fuel filter sits under the drivers side carbie . I can't find a replacement that doesn't leak at the joint when tightened up . Bit of a worry as the exhaust manifolds are about 15cm away , directly under the filter . There are two brass olives that slide over...
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    Oil Light

    I have a bit of spare time now that we are moving into winter here down under . Not much fun playing in the rain , so inside jobs are being dealt to , like cleaning up my shed . One job I would like to do , is sort my quirky little red light that comes on once the engine reaches normal temp . A...