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SOE

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been a big fan of the rovers over the years presently live in Brandon, Manitoba, home to almost no Rovers, except i know of one MkIII 3 1/2 Litre. when i lived in Victoria, BC had a 68 2000TC had great adventures with it even did a 10 day tour of the north western states, including a run at Bonneville probably the only TC to do that we did get up to 85mph fully loaded camping gear and a floor jack, more than likely shortened its life with all the salt we picked up. presenlty have a 69 2000 TC that came from Chemanius, BC. 59 P4 Rover 90 that has to be restored body and frame repair also came for Victoria, BC. 73 Land Rover Ser 3 SWB and a 09 Range Rover Sport just to round it out.not including a minipickup that has a automatic and a engine from a Rover export mini from Japan...........no connection but a 81 mini Moke from Australia......i have the bug!!!!

Regards

Clive 09 R Roverand 72 LR.jpg 69 Rover 2000TC.jpg at Bonneville 1989  68 Rover TC.jpg 59 P4 arrival.jpg towed from Victoria to Brandon 2400 KM.jpg
 
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mrtask

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The Landy in the first photo seems to have an identity crisis, what with the number plate proclaiming TVR. The red TC looks really smart with those Magstar wheels, and wearing European spec bumpers (!?). I love the Bonneville photo. Great headgear. Welcome along here Clive! You'll fit right in.
 

SOE

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the Landy has L1050374 (2).jpg L1060172.jpg L1090466.jpg L1090592.jpg that because at one time i had a TVR 280i hence the plate, the TC is wearing "Rhubarb" plates..........Bonneville was quite something it was so flat and the markers along the salt, the salt is very rough just like coarse concrete but not very thick. here are the other members of the fleet
 

SOE

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Peter, turning a spanner this year i had to get some things repaired you all know how it goes, our problem here is we have only 6 months driving weather mother nature dictates we take a break in winter. the hydraulics have been the most challenging aspect on the TC, finally i seem to have the front disc`s sorted put new pistons but had trouble with one it kept clipping the new seal finally had to put the old one back in and that was putting them in the freezer to shrink them before pushing them in. the one disapointing item was replacing the front body seals for the door they are two firm and the one corner doesnt have the right angle in it, as the original. these i got from the UK and not sure if Scotts in Aus. would be better. the closing of the doors has always been a hallmark on these cars.

Clive
 
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hi there Clive,
I bought a new bottom seal for the drivers side door opening R/H, the old seal was very squashed and to door closed with
almost no effort, just a gentle nudge, indeed a Rover hallmark clunk.
I often used to close it several times just to experience the satisfying clunk :D
The new seal was a devil to fit in the small groove.
The new rubber material is a lot stiffer than the original rubber, probably thicker? it making the door harder to shut, a more forceful
push than a gentle nudge.
I bought mine from Wins..UK. not sure what Scott's-auto rubber in australia has on offer.
I remember the Lee Vellocette as a boy, almost silent running as being water cooled, the local police used them, so they could sneek up
on the baddies, we called them Noddy bikes...he-he:p

Peter
 

SOE

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Peter, the LE is fun very smooth and the club support is excellent don't laugh i went from a Norton Commando 850 to LE quite a contrast in power. i now have two shaft drive bike`s the other the 52 Sunbeam S8 funny coincidence. i did get my seals from Wins for the moment had to slice the rubber to make it collapse, that included moving the b pillar catch pushed out as far it will go. i did find in the day they did have a tool to help push the rubber in to the channel"sealing rubber tool "600358" looks like this without the the serated edge
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Clive
 
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Hi Clive,
talking of water cooled bikes of the 50's/60's, one that I always lusted after was a SCOTT, a superb machine, totally silent, and a wonderful
piece of engineering.
Have you ever seen on in Canada?
never seen one in Australia....shame.
Also loved the Ariel squirrel, a square 4, 4 pots and just made for a sidecar duo..
Peter
 
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Peter, the LE is fun very smooth and the club support is excellent don't laugh i went from a Norton Commando 850 to LE quite a contrast in power. i now have two shaft drive bike`s the other the 52 Sunbeam S8 funny coincidence. i did get my seals from Wins for the moment had to slice the rubber to make it collapse, that included moving the b pillar catch pushed out as far it will go. i did find in the day they did have a tool to help push the rubber in to the channel"sealing rubber tool "600358" looks like this without the the serated edge
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Clive
I bought a tool like that without the serrations for installing the boot seal on the lid, worked a treat...
Peter
 

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Peter, i know of the Scott`s but never seen one here, there is a old collector in Victoria were i lived before here that had quite a collection don't know if he had one but he did have a Brough Superior . the Ariel square four friend of mine just picked up a 57 with "Easy Rider" handlebars!! i did have Triumph Hurricane what a bike sound and style. the tool i mentioned do you have a source for one? i would love to try a bike from the teens a lot of driver input................no texting. i work at the Royal Canadian Artillery Museum looking after the collection here is the link www.rcamuseum.com it is the Home Station for the Royal Canadian Artillery and we have the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery stationed here, so i have driven M109 SP to our 42 Indian with sidecar. so when i am at home its like a "busmans holiday" looking after my own collection.............but i wouldnt change it for anything.

Clive
 

ghce

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Peter, i know of the Scott`s but never seen one here, there is a old collector in Victoria were i lived before here that had quite a collection don't know if he had one but he did have a Brough Superior . the Ariel square four friend of mine just picked up a 57 with "Easy Rider" handlebars!! i did have Triumph Hurricane what a bike sound and style. the tool i mentioned do you have a source for one? i would love to try a bike from the teens a lot of driver input................no texting. i work at the Royal Canadian Artillery Museum looking after the collection here is the link www.rcamuseum.com it is the Home Station for the Royal Canadian Artillery and we have the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery stationed here, so i have driven M109 SP to our 42 Indian with sidecar. so when i am at home its like a "busmans holiday" looking after my own collection.............but i wouldnt change it for anything.

Clive
That is a nice collection of artillery for sure, especially like that you have guns that arn't just allied equipment.

Graeme
 

SOE

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Graeme, we have the largest collection in Canada at one place, the German artillery is made up of actual war trophies from WW1 and 2, Canada sent out 2200 pieces after WW1 to various communities across the country most still exist, ther has been a push to get them restored and better looked after similar to what has happened in Australia and the UK

Clive
 
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Peter, i know of the Scott`s but never seen one here, there is a old collector in Victoria were i lived before here that had quite a collection don't know if he had one but he did have a Brough Superior . the Ariel square four friend of mine just picked up a 57 with "Easy Rider" handlebars!! i did have Triumph Hurricane what a bike sound and style. the tool i mentioned do you have a source for one? i would love to try a bike from the teens a lot of driver input................no texting. i work at the Royal Canadian Artillery Museum looking after the collection here is the link www.rcamuseum.com it is the Home Station for the Royal Canadian Artillery and we have the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery stationed here, so i have driven M109 SP to our 42 Indian with sidecar. so when i am at home its like a "busmans holiday" looking after my own collection.............but i wouldnt change it for anything.

Clive
regarding the tool, I bought mine at a local store called " Spotlight", in their hobbies section, also leadlight suppliers would stock them
for rolling the lead cames.
a search on ebay would probably turn up a source too~
Peter
 
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