After 20 years a P6 again finally a V8 automatic. With work that is.....

PepijnWK

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finally the box installed and the rover is running again. Some fiddling with the kickdowncable was necessairy but she runs good now! I also changed the tatty interior for a second hand series 1 interior!
The update is late because we moved to our new house with a lot of work!!

I have a question though how do I know the kickdowncable is not too loose so that the box is slipping? I want to avoid that because the box will wear out and will overheat quickly.....

some pictures now:









 
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PepijnWK

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i have been able to purchase 4 magnum 500 wheels with suitable hubs! The puzzled me but the seem to be Rover hubs altered by american dealers to fit the magnum500 wheel. The studs are thicker, smaller and in a 4,5"pattern.
 
Not been on here for a while (years) but just read your whole post. Great work, but one thing I noticed. Your SD1 motor should have electronic ignition, no points and no ballast resistor. I run fuel injection and an SD1 front cover. Gives me electronic ignition and bigger oil pump. Oh and it needs a different coil. Unless someone has changed the drive on the original dizzy. Jim.
 

PepijnWK

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Jim thanks for you reply The engine indeed has electronic ignition. It has the Lucas opus 35de8 distributor.


The ballastresistor is removed ( this was a wire from the original P6 setup).Also the coil has been replaced with a Blue Bosch.


all runs pretty well now albeit that the idle speed is a little high.
I have to figure out how the richen the mixture a little bit so I can lower the idle speed. it is now around 900-1000 rpm and with gear engaged it is around 700. but lower it will stall if the engine gets on temperature. than the figures are around a 100 lower
 
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PepijnWK

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Hi Thijs, Yes i really would like to mount the other wheels! They are not magstars though but magnum500. Bach in the day a common wheel for muscle cars l But was not avaiable in the rimsize for Rover P6 so they altered the Hubs to match the wheels! They are very similar to the Rostyles. I have 4 wheels so i have to find a spare wheel before i fit them.

Stud pattern is 5 x 4,75 inch and rim is 14 inch tall

Any ideas for a suitable rim?


 
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PepijnWK

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I found a suitable wheel! it is a 14 inch, 5 stud 120 mm pattern rim 5,5 J wide and it is from a Hyundai H200 van! I am happy I found a suitable rim for this size! This is for the modified hubs made to fit the magnum 500 wheels in the united states in the erarly years.
 
I would have to disagree with your man. BW65/66 have 2 flexible bands, BW35 in the case of Rover have solid bands front and rear except for the 303 which has a flexible front, but if you have a self adjusting front servo you can fit a flexible band to the front if you want to.

Harveyp6......all those wonderful pictures would make a great screen saver for your computer, a busdrivers holiday
but in pictures. No need to remember the muddle fuddling bits ? ;)
Peter
 
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