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    RSR National Rally at Bury St. Edmunds on Sunday

    If anyone who hasn't already booked in (105+ cars already) This year’s RSR National Rally is on Sunday at Ickworth House, 3 miles south west of Bury St Edmunds. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/ You can turn up on the day, be good to see you! Thanks Nick
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    Good 4-cylinder engine needed urgently

    Folks Trying to source a known to be good 4 cylinder engine, 2000SC ideal, but any flavour would work. Will travel to collect if need be. PM me or give me a bell on 07748 983948. Thanks Nick
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    RP6C Southern National, Blenheim Palace, 10th August

    Folks Make sure you have this one in your diary - will be the event of the year for us Southern softies, in luxurious surroundings. Dave Griffin (who ran the epic 2003 show there) is organising it so you can be sure it will be run with his usual machine like efficiency. 35 booked in so far...
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    New Wedgie

    After being down to just one P6 for a considerable period I've just fallen off the wagon again. Some time ago I got a tip off and went to have a look at a one owner Wedgwood 1965 2000, which was for sale, in a very low profile way, at Saltford, near Bristol. The car had been off the road some...
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    Water in gearbox

    Gents A very distinguished ex-Rover engineer has asked me this, and I better get the best answer: "The gearbox in my 3500S is full of a highly emulsified oil. I don't know how the water got in, or how long it has been there, but the result is a low viscosity liquid that looks like a cross...
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    Upcoming 'Driving Force'

    I gather is printing now. Our historic article features a historic event - the first P6 crashed in anger, April 27th 1963: Watch your doormats! Cheers Nick
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    Shake, rattle and roll....

    Since I got my 1964 2000 in 2005 she has suffered from an apparent clutch judder of varying degrees, we replaced the clutch in 2006 in an effort to sort this out, but it's never really gone away, and recently has worsened. This is despite changing engine mounts and checking everything else out...
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    RSR Events listing updated

    http://www.thersr.co.uk/events This is all I have at the moment - roll on 2014. The major date to keep clear from a P6 perspective which hasn't been heavily publicised yet is the RP6C Southern Bash at Blenheim Palace, August 10th. Dave and Brenda are running this one so it should be a superb...
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    Here's a degree level P6 question...

    Folks I've recently supplied a couple of good main beams to Rodger Murphy, owner of Rodger's Rocket, one of my favourite cars (A June 1964 'A' suffix Sharkstooth 2000) We have a query though - on taking his blown main beam off Rodger discovered it to be a mere 37.5w, not the 50w I thought all...
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    It was 50 years ago today..

    That the Rover 2000 was launched via a morning sales team briefing at Rover, and a reception in the afternoon at Solihull Town Hall. This photo of the briefing at Solihull sat on the sales office wall for many years after.
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    Breakfast meet @ Yalding, Kent, 21st September.

    This one in from Matt Richardson the photographer: On Saturday 21st September there is a breakfast meet at Orchard View Classics garage in Yalding, Kent from 8.30-12.30. Matt's going either in his 2000 or his Tomcat and says it would be nice if some other Rovers were there. They just ask for...
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    Chris York

    As some of you will know Chris went into Southmead Hospital, Bristol, last week for a long awaited hip replacement. Things are sadly not going quite to plan. On the day following his operation Chris fell over, popped the new hip and cracked his femur. They have reset his hip for the time...
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    Rover P5 Club National, 8th September 2013

    Folks The P5 Club are giving this event the hard sell this year, so here's the details: apparently over 80 cars booked in: "8th September • Rover P5 Club National Rally at Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire. The invitation to join this event, as in previous years, is open to all If over 20...
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    Rover (200) Coupe 21st birthday bash at Curborough

    This just in: Saturday 19th October 2013. (off the A38 between Burton On Trent and Lichfield, postcode WS13 8EJ) Start time is 10.30 with track sessions from 12pm till 5pm . Free camping the night before. Entrance fee £2 and track time is available at £20 per car. There will be trophies for...
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    Classic & Sports Car September 2013

    Back in April I was asked to assemble a cast of rare Rover P6's for a 50th anniversary article in the prestigious Classic & Sports Car magazine, being written by journalist Andrew Roberts. It was a bit of a hairy co-ordination exercise, and I did have to make a last-minute substitution of one...
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    Mid Lincs Rover Rally 2013

    Finally got to this almost mythical event yesterday. What a great day out. Large amount of cars present I'll stop bleating about it now, but after all the effort I went to to try and get a Willow Green car to Coughton Court, there were two of the critters at East Kirkby. The lovely one in...
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    The mother all manual 3500S's..

    A welcome fleeting guest has arrived in the shape of the first manual 3500S, KXC676H. I've not seen her in several years, and she's had a good outing to Annables and looks superb. For the unitiated this car was built as a NADA 3500S and plucked off the line in late 1969 to become the prototype...
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    The Five Colours of 2000

    Did a photoshoot with Paul Smith recently whereapon he produced his uber rare 1963 colour chart. Here they are. I've love to think we'll get a Willow Green car at Coughton Court, and I have written to all known owners, but this is uncertain at this point. Left to right: Wedgwood Blue, Willow...
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    The Guvnor

    Here's the latest arrival. Standing on her own wheels for the first time in 20 years, this is our 1978 registered ex-Met Police (Regional Crime Squad) car. She's been dormant for a very long time, but is in fundamentally good order and should be a really enjoyable project. More to follow in...
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    P6 prices: this in Practical Classics...

    Seems a bit contentious to me. That said - having recently completely failed to sell a very good Three Thousand Five for anywhere near acceptable money, there may be something in it! Cheers Nick
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    Scottish Events 2013

    These events are from the Scottish Vintage Vehicle Federation Year book with the emphasis on the Borders area and were sent to be Bill McCreath on 01360 850142 – e-mail: bill.mccreath@tiscali.co.uk. We haven't found space for them in 'Freewheel' so I'm putting them up here and on the RSR Forum...
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    Welded base unit and rebuilt 2200TC engine

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140950268697?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Folks Went to Tadley and had a look at this earlier. It's an unfinished project - the base unit is completely done. All the parts are apparently there to put it back together. The panels on the car are...
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    Endeavour

    The superb new Inspector Morse prequel series 'Endeavour' aired the first episode last night. https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/endeavour Playing a small part as the Superintendents car is my 2000, probably the most modern thing in the series, which is set in 1965. Here's the shoot for the first...
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    Ol' Rumbly sadly for sale

    Folks I've had to reach the decision to go down to one P6 - I'm being slaughtered for garage rental, so my Three Thousand Five is on eBay. Will be the first time I've been down to one P6 in many years, but needs dictate. Pretty gutted actually...
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    Routemaster vs. P6, no survivors...

    Thought I'd take a couple of hours off from the world of classic Rovers yesterday and went down (via Southern Carbs, Wins and Mitchells paint in Burgess Hill) to see my cousin Victoria's current art exhibition in St. Leonards On Sea. Just when I thought I'd got away with it I end up chatting MG...
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