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  1. SydneyRoverP6B

    Modern vs Classic Tyres

    Michelin offer classic tyres for the Australian market, but they are exceptionally expensive. I sought a price a year of so ago out of curiosity, $560 per tyre, say 280 Pounds each :oops: I wasn't planning to buy any, just doing some research. XAS | Michelin Classic I use Maxxis MAP3...
  2. SydneyRoverP6B

    your radio cassette player, what is it and why?

    In Australia, radios were a dealer fitted item. My Rover originally came with a dealer fitted Blaupunkt push button radio. I threw it in the bin in 1986 when I replaced it with a high end Alpine digital cassette player with build in tuner. Subsequently that was replaced with a Clarion DVD player...
  3. SydneyRoverP6B

    Propshaft alignment

    Yes, the angle is normal. Vibration could be from any number of suspects. Wheels and tyres out of balance, tailshaft not aligned with yoke, heavily worn or stiff universal joints, the latter resulting from the former. When did you last have your tyres changed and/or wheels balanced? Vibration...
  4. SydneyRoverP6B

    My first p6

    Fantastic Gerald! I have never been to Western Australia, so far away. It is closer to fly from Sydney to New Zealand that flying from Sydney to Perth! The longest trains in the World are the iron ore trains of the Pilbara. I certainly agree, nothing beats the sound of a V8 :cool: Ron
  5. SydneyRoverP6B

    My first p6

    Your Rover is a real credit to you Gerald! Was the first photo taken in the Pilbara? Ron.
  6. SydneyRoverP6B

    How does your V8 sound?

    Thanks Will. Yes, same configuration as factory fit in terms of a muffler and a resonator. Ron.
  7. SydneyRoverP6B

    How does your V8 sound?

    This is my Rover 7 years ago. Still sounds the same I am happy to say, and no longer wearing a brown guard :D Ron
  8. SydneyRoverP6B

    My first p6

    Rover was involved in motorsport, hence the need for a more powerful engine. Different pistons raised the compression ratio to 9.75:1, waisted stem inlet valves improved gas flow. Engine power lifted from 150HP to 190HP, and the Vitesse could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in a smidge over 7 seconds...
  9. SydneyRoverP6B

    Anyone an expert with MATLAB?

    The matrices are actually 1 x n, hence row vectors are a more accurate description. The system characteristic - Head vector [15 16 19 24 25], Flow vector [0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2]. The pump characteristic - Head vector [25 24 20 14 7], flow vector [0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2]. The curves that I have...
  10. SydneyRoverP6B

    Anyone an expert with MATLAB?

    Wondering if anyone can help? I am trying to determine the point of intersection of the system characteristic and the pump characteristic for a centrifugal pump. I have values for each characteristic in the form of matrices, four in total from which a pair are common to each characteristic. I...
  11. SydneyRoverP6B

    Saffron Rover in Western Australia!

    Hi Mike, The Rover that was fitted with the Hitachi unit was a Lunar Grey 3500S, but it was more than 20 years ago when I saw it at a NSW Rover Owner's Club meeting. I have no more information other than that Mike, sorry about that. Are you a member of the Facebook Australian P5 & P6 Rover...
  12. SydneyRoverP6B

    Saffron Rover in Western Australia!

    Lol, that is one of the locations for dealer fitted air conditioning in Australia. No glove box in front of the passenger, less leg room, and frozen to billio when the system is running full blast over Summer :rolleyes: I have also seen Rovers in Australia with the air conditioner mounted on...
  13. SydneyRoverP6B

    Saffron Rover in Western Australia!

    A rare Saffron Rover for sale, looks in nice condition. 1975 Rover 3500 All Others Automatic Sedan | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Wanneroo Area - Madeley | 1232282399 Ron.
  14. SydneyRoverP6B

    Condenser issues

    I found this webpage written by Steve Mass in Long beach, California. He details his observations of ignition capacitors and potential alternatives, save for fitting electronic ignition. Ron.
  15. SydneyRoverP6B

    P6B in Auction

    The exhaust is in need of replacement, falling apart by the look of it! Ron.
  16. SydneyRoverP6B

    V8 rebuild costs

    Behind the air canister there is an engine breather filter. It is normally a fuel filter positioned with the arrow pointing down into the engine. It should be changed every 18,000 miles or 3 years, which ever comes first. Blue smoke is typically from burning oil, which is either being...
  17. SydneyRoverP6B

    which car replaced your P6?

    My Rover is the only car I have ever owned. From when I obtained my driver's license in 1985 to date, no other car has taken the place of my Rover. Some people have suggested that I put it aside and buy a modern car, but so far I have resisted their suggestions. Ron.
  18. SydneyRoverP6B

    Bryan Adams and my Rover

    Erika likes your comment :D:cool: It can be pretty normal not to see cars in either direction for many miles. I was caught and passed by a couple of cars travelling well over the speed limit on their way (I am assuming) to the motor races in Bathurst. Ron.
  19. SydneyRoverP6B

    Bryan Adams and my Rover

    A little video driving out of the Bylong Valley, with assistance from Bryan and my partner Erika :cool: Ron.
  20. SydneyRoverP6B

    Viscous Fan

    Hi Adrian, The 13 bladed nylon fan with viscous coupling were fitted as standard equipment to Rovers that were exported to 'hot' countries and locations. Australia, Middle East, Africa, Cyprus, Portugal, and New Zealand all received such cars. I advise most strongly not to attempt to fit the...
  21. SydneyRoverP6B

    How Far Have You Driven Your P6

    Probably the longest single trip would be around 1800 miles (3000km). Other distances have been shorter, but daily so accumulating. My Rover would easily have been doing 600 miles per week (1000km) for months at a time, hence my annual mileage was easily close to 30,000 (50,000km). Ron.
  22. SydneyRoverP6B

    Was Grace Kelly's Rover P6 Really Sabotaged?

    I came across this article from December, 2018. I don't recall having seen all of these photos before. Was Grace Kelly's Rover P6 really sabotaged? Ron.
  23. SydneyRoverP6B

    Brake Pedal Pushing Back

    Hi John, From having experienced exactly what you describe on more than one occasion from more than one booster, I can say without hesitation that the problem is the booster itself. Putting a new kit through it or buying an exchange unit that has been rebuilt correctly will see the problem...
  24. SydneyRoverP6B

    Facet Fuel Pumps

    I fitted a Facet electronic fuel pump in my Rover during 1990. It continues to work to this day have travelled over 305,000 miles since that time. Mine is mounted beneath the tank at an angle as per the instructions. A fuel filter sits between the pump and the fuel tank. I also retain the...
  25. SydneyRoverP6B

    Difference bw35 en bw65

    In Australia, the BW35 appeared behind numerous 2 and 3 litre engines, plus larger 4.1 litre Ford and 4.3 litre Valiant engines. My Rover's BW35 transmission was rebuilt to M51 specifications during 2009, and has run faultlessly (typing very quietly so it doesn't hear me haha) covering over...