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  1. redrover

    Valve timing fine adjustment

    You know me Dave, I'm just the type of person who can't even compute what that question is getting at!! ;-) The easiest way I found to do the timing is to back the top chain wheel bolts out far enough that you can pull the centre section out of engagement with the wheel teeth (after circlip...
  2. redrover

    Valve timing fine adjustment

    I think that's a good way to go about it. Although there's so much slop in that valvetrain from the twin chains that it's only ever best guestimate. You could get it bob on under hard load, but at idle, it'll still wander well behind the times!
  3. redrover

    Valve timing fine adjustment

    This is the absolute crux of the issue.... it took me a long time to get my head round it too, but I now think the above is plain wrong. If you look at the pie-chart type diagram for valve event timing, it tells you the point in the crankshaft rotation at which a given cylinder should be...
  4. redrover

    Valve timing fine adjustment

    Hi Pat, Yes, this is my latest understanding of this issue as well now. I didn't know this at the time i wrote the original post on this thread, but have done a fair bit of investigation and research work since with Ranald White for the prep of his Monte rally car. When I examined a flywheel...
  5. redrover

    Thanks to you all, and ( more or less ) goodbye

    If I had the space, I'd be having a Mk2 3-litre! :-)
  6. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Re: The Red Rover - Blueprinted Engine Well everything is officially in bits and stripped to component parts. Well, almost! I still need to get the dowels out on the flywheel. Any tips for this? It will be balanced with the crank but also needs skimming to restore a clean and new finish for...
  7. redrover

    Bumper knocked sideways

    Oof, bad luck Peter! :( The two rear bumper irons are just flat, so I'd unbolt them from the body and straighten them out off the car. Either in a big vice or if all else fails, hammering them on a block of wood!
  8. redrover

    Rocker cover gasket glue?

    Have you used one of the Neoprene gaskets that are now being stocked by the usual suspects? I've had one and they are superb - far better than the cork type. Only issue is they deform to shape to maintain the seal so aren't infinitely reusable. Will still stand more remove/refit cycles than a...
  9. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Hi David. It was an academic decision really. +0.060" 2000 pistons gives me the largest possible displacement whilst still retaining the original Heron combustion chamber design. I'm not a fan of the 2200 combustion chamber - it's just a cylindrical squish area, with the flat-topped piston...
  10. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Thanks Paul. I glimpsed you briefly over by one of the cars and meant to say hello, but was in full-on sales pitch mode all weekend as you saw! :( Not cheeky at all! If you mean Rebekah's old pistons, then yes they are available as of now if you want them? They are definitely 9:1 and standard...
  11. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Re: The Red Rover - New Blueprinted Engine Project About 3 months had gone by when suddenly, one day, a stroke of good fortune came my way. It was August time last year. Happily (or perhaps unhappily, depending on how you look at it), Stan 'Vaultsman' was in the process of selling off...
  12. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Re: The Red Rover - New Blueprinted Engine Project It began at Charnock Richard services on a pleasant day in May last year. M6, Junction 27-28. Northbound side. It was a Saturday. I was due to meet up with the P6 Club Manchester branch around 8:00. It was the day of the Bowes rally and at...
  13. redrover

    The Red Rover - Returning to the fold!

    Well it has been a long time hasn't it! :? I posted a few days ago and noticed it was well over a year since I'd checked in! But it must be two years at least since I was a very regular poster on here. Some/most of you may have noticed that I got very heavily involved with the running of The...
  14. redrover

    P6 Clutch Master Question

    Even better! Although I have a new plastic flexi pipe on mine so no issues there, but good point all the same.
  15. redrover

    P6 Clutch Master Question

    Slight twist on Mark's approach (which I find infinitely easier) is to remove the slave from the bell housing and hold it about the level of the master. Use the push rod to push the cylinder all the way home and get somebody to press the pedal. You don't even need a bleed pipe that way as...
  16. redrover

    ADVICE REQUIRED - bottom end rattle

    Yes, that's right. But this is assuming your crank is still standard and has never been reground. It's not massively likely it will have been but best to strip it first - the size will be written on the shell. Either 'STD' or '+0.010' etc. The 'bottom end gasket set' is a bit of a misnomer as...
  17. redrover

    Valve timing fine adjustment

    Apols for the 8 month delay, Ray!! I can't imagine you're still waiting on the answer now, but just for clarity, the exhaust cam for cylinder 1 (second cam lobe from front of engine) should be pointing DOWNWARDS when the engine is locked at EP. EP stands for 'exhaust peak' and refers to the...
  18. redrover

    ADVICE REQUIRED - bottom end rattle

    The bearing shells are the bearing sets. They are half-round white metal shells. Actually made from sintered phosphor bronze and then white metalled. You'll need two sets - one for the main journals and one for the crank road (or big end) journals. They are quite dear... standard size rod...
  19. redrover

    Award for The Rover P6 club's Michael Allen!

    Just seen this. Thanks very much for the kind words :) It's been a while since I was a regular forumite as the Club tends to put a hole clean through any spare time I might have to think about P6s! I hope to be back online soon with tails of the Red Rover's Resurrection. He's been largely...
  20. redrover

    ADVICE REQUIRED - bottom end rattle

    Bearing shell changes on a 4-cylinder engine are - for one reason or another - accepted as a routine service operation at circa 40-60k miles for the P6. They can (and in my opinion should) be done with the engine in situ. Simply drop the sump on its 20-something bolts ad you're away. Don't...
  21. redrover

    Electric Window wiring

    Is this the diagram you're interested in?
  22. redrover

    Electric Window wiring

    Hi Andries, We've scanned the complete 3500 and 3500S manuals and parts catalogues from all years to create a comprehensive guide on one disc. We are also intending to do the same with the four-cylinder models, but will split this up into 2 or 3 discs to cover a range of model years. Pat...
  23. redrover

    Hello

    Hello John, Glad to see you've found us! Welcome to the community. Michael
  24. redrover

    Fitting a round-dial dash to a strip-speedo car?

    I thought the threads were different, but would have to check that. Seem to remember the switch having a smaller thread than the sender.
  25. redrover

    HIF6 2200TC Float needle valves

    I know exactly the supplier you mean. Had the same problem! The shafts are the right length and seated and threaded properly. But the slots are only about 1-1/4" long! I've since started using Southern or Gower Lee.... if that helps others with the process of deduction.... :roll:
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