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  1. amcdonald

    Uk new owner of an old car and new to the forum.

    I still want a black one, as a result of this: Rover 3500 S in "Gattaca" And I am after an Avanti too, but that's a different story.
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    Engine Installation - What not to do?

    Sporting analogy time: I was always told that you don’t set a field for bad bowling. But then you realize (what you already knew but were suppressing in an optimistic fog) that your bowlers are crap and then you move everyone out to the boundary. So it’s a bummer the bit isn’t removable.
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    Engine Installation - What not to do?

    Thanks for the tips!
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    Engine Installation - What not to do?

    Hello So, I have got my rebuilt 3500 motor back from D&D Fabrications, a rebuilt BW35 slopbox and torque converter, and the part I busted on removal from HRH HarveyP6. I am nearly ready to start putting it back in. I have never done this before. question: I am not looking for detail here but...
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    Rover At Twilight

    Interesting red painted magstar. Like that. Although I should not look too closely at those in case I get the urge to put mine back on and swap the Magnum hub off. Again.
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    All the P6’s in Wisconsin.....

    This one has been advertised for ages. At least this seller is realistic about the condition, and price. unlike the other one: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/rover/p6/2295173.html
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    All the P6’s in Wisconsin.....

    I reckon if your strip speedo is past the blob and you are in the indicated gear you will be deafened / thrashing your motor.......
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    All the P6’s in Wisconsin.....

    Probably shown here...... 1966 Rover 2000 | Valenti Classics
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    AED versus Choke Conversion

    Seems like there were a few versions of these, and plenty of vitriol is on show within jag forums as it was more widely implemented with seemingly universally horrible results. At the point where you have two isolation valves to contain the bugger an independent observer may question the sanity...
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    AED versus Choke Conversion

    Yes, I did have the HIF in mind as a Plan B, although project cost escalation is a factor that cut the research short. I was not too sure what else needs to change to finagle the HIFs on.
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    AED versus Choke Conversion

    On my rebuilt V8 engine I have it in mind to keep the AED for originality instead of doing a choke “upgrade” to the HS6. It was working, albeit with an aftermarket isolation needle valve in line. Do I need a mental health review if I proceed with this plan? Are there any odds that a serviced AED...
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    BW35 Selector Rod Bracket (oops)

    Hi It’s okay - can be shipped to Epsom then I can get it later, makes things easy. Yes, it’s just the ally bit that is now sans screw holes. You are unsurprisingly correct as not removing the bracket “often” did cause breakage. In fact 100% of the (one) time I tried getting a motor out I...
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    BW35 Selector Rod Bracket (oops)

    While removing the engine, a bit of a problem related to snagging or not disconnecting everything, I don’t quite recall, arose, The sliding bracket (compensator?) that holds the BW35 linkage plastic part was destroyed. I am looking for the bracket or the whole thing. The bracket PN is 561269...
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    Viscous Fan

    Thanks. Now I brought up the Lucas topic, that’s probably now all buggered too. PS. Edit: Of course I meant DandD fabrications, 215 V8 specialists. Before anyone looks for the (non existent) “Aluminum V8” shop I mentioned. That’s their web site address.
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    Viscous Fan

    Okay, sort of kinda what I thought about connecting the fairly honking fan directly. So let’s not do that. I will check the water pump but it’s the same unit as came off and in great shape so just new gasket and shiny screws. I think I am suffering from the expectation that absolutely nothing...
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    Viscous Fan

    Hello I have the mysterious (to me) viscous fan on my NADA. The engine is off at Aluminum V8 for a redo and it’s threatening to make a reappearance here in Cal, but I came upon the fan when tarting up my ancillaries. The fan rotated pretty freely, which I gather is not ideal but then how free...
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    Tachometer Flick Trick

    Well, mine is at most once per week so maybe I can put up with it...
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    Tachometer Flick Trick

    Hello While it might be a charming feature, for the last 10yrs I have to flick the glass on my 2000TC S1 tach to get it to move. From then it works perfectly while the engine is running. Works every time, but any suggestions about how to get it up to par as the feature is slightly getting old.....
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    PAS O Ring - yes or no

    Hi I don’t think so, it looks completely like it’s supposed to be there but the o ring groove is certainly still present. The o ring is a tad small but I think that’s another matter. I don’t suppose I have much choice in the matter anyhow but to seal it back up.
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    PAS O Ring - yes or no

    Hi It does not match the repair manual, and there is a groove in the mating part to accommodate the pin. It’s odd as you can’t really assemble it wrongly anyhow!
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    PAS O Ring - yes or no

    Hello Doing a rebuild of the PAS pump while the engine is out, and I have the o ring in the kit that seals the two halves of the pump. The pump was working OK and no leaks but there was no o ring in there. What’s more, the groove is interrupted by a locating pin so it looks quite unsuitable...
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    CARBURETTOR BK SYNCHROMETER/AIRFLOW METER/BALANCER

    Hello Measuring the airflow might affect the air flow, so I use something like this: Decibel meter Just be consistent in positioning on the inlet and I reckon it's a good option - better than the various tubes and gauges I have tried. You also get an actual number. Maybe one could debate the...
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    San Diego Carlsbad Cars and Coffee

    Weekly gatherings show up a varied sprinkling of Rover friends, many of which you are not often going to see with Rovers........
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    Surging, when cold

    Hi. Oh, it had a thermostat alright 1969 vintage but it was stuck open! So I swapped one problem (rough starting until hot) with the mirror image issue (OK till hot). Actually better, but still not where it should be. Fortunately it still is in the green, but pretty darn toasty. So will be...
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    Surging, when cold

    Hello. Thanks for the great comments!!! Re: Thermostat. I now concur with this and earlier comments. The bugger is now officially too hot! So another thermostat is in the offing. Although it’s a lot better than with none at all. Maybe I was reading the Alaska winter motoring configuration notes...
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