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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:46 pm

They are impressive when they're in full swing, I keep meaning to get a piccy of a P6 in front of it. Maybe this year. :roll:
Well, I managed to get my Darling to take it for a drive today and she really likes it so it looks like it will be sticking around. I dug out the bits for the touring kit and a pair of mirrors tonight, might be able to turn this car into something quite tasty!
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby GRTV8 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Local greenies and council have a strange regard for trees here in Auckland
A wrong move on the owners part and one can end up being hung from the very same tree .
Quite frustrating if a tree is encroaching your personal space ,ie creating slime on the side of your house ,dropping crap into gutters or stuffing your cars paintwork .
I live rural so the sound of a chainsaw is not alarming to nosey neighbours .
Crazy thing is too if you want to limb a tree like the one KR' has , he would have to apply for a resource consent at huge cost ,get three opinions [ huge cost ] and then employ an arborist [huge cost ] and be subjected to on going inspections [huge cost]
Even the local refuse stations have to report native trees being disposed of. So doing a hatchet job yourself is wrought with man traps .
Out with a drill , and bore holes into the roots below ground level , in with the defoliant , job done .
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:39 am

I've heard that. Luckily I don't want to get rid of any of the natives on our section. We did try to get rid of a rubber tree a few years back, chopped it down to nothing, drilled holes in the stump and filled with something nasty. A year later the damn thing was 15 feet high again! Everything seems to grow like triffids around here.
1964 P4 95, Blue, Blue int
1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500EI Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:15 am

I've spent a bit of time driving the car and getting used to it, trying to see what needs doing. It goes well, i'm quite pleased. I did get stuck in heavy traffic one Saturday, trying to visit Mum in Devonport. Half an hour in 30 degree temps and she wasn't too happy. The gauge rose slightly and the idle started to drop, then the oil light would flicker at idle a bit, but as soon as we got a chance to move again the temp dropped and the oil light went out so everything seems to work as it should. On the weekend I removed most of the panels. All of the doors and wings were stripped of their bits and I handed the lot over to the panelbeater. I think I will try to replace the front and rear valances as they are rusty and damaged but everything else should be saveable. But now the full horror of the rot is revealed. It's all in the back end, rear pillars, under the screen and in the sides of the boot:
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Ugly. :(
Still, i'm pretty sure I can handle it. And on the bright side, that seems to be pretty much it. Other bits look ok:
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And there don't seem to be any holes in the boot floor, just some scabby bits. I will have to investigate further of course, the outer sills have yet to come off and I will pull the front screen and pillar trims. Also the heater box is quite rotten so I will swap that and see what lies beneath. Other than that, i've ordered an electronic ign kit and collected all the bits for a touring kit. I'll be welding very shortly. :D
Any idea what to do about those bits of channel that hold the inner wing seals? Quite a bit of it is shagged.
1964 P4 95, Blue, Blue int
1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500EI Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
1973 Triumph Stag, Red, tan int, Lhd
1994 Range Rover County lwb, Black, Lhd
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby chrisw on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:36 am

I really like this one. You'll have to keep it, so that I can rent it from you for when I take my driving holiday later next year ;)
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby ghce on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:41 am

Holey moley who would'a thunk it, I must say I am somewhat suprised? maybe it came to NZ as complete built unit and spent some time on UK roads :mrgreen: A worse thougt occurs to me... maybe I should look under there on mine too :oops:

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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:47 am

It looks like a keeper Chris, i'm getting way too involved with it now! :) But if the missus has her way, I may not be able to pry it from her hands when it's done.
It's a Kiwi built car Graeme. It's odd that the the rust is quite high up. If it had lived in Britain it would have no sills or wheelarches left but these are all good. Weird. :?
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1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500EI Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
1973 Triumph Stag, Red, tan int, Lhd
1994 Range Rover County lwb, Black, Lhd
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby ghce on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:57 am

Perhaps a concrete garage or car park building could have caused that, well known that water run off concrete that spills onto cars is very corrosive to painted surfaces.

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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby WarrenL on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:07 pm

Stop rabbiting on about your giant store of spares, Al! It's making me jealous.

Personally, I don't care for the body coloured sills. To me the black just adds a touch of panache, or something. Do you think that colour has anything to do with the Nelson factory assembling Daimlers as well as Rover P6s?
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby GRTV8 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:48 pm

Im wondering if it had a tow bar at all in its life . May have gone off the end of a slipway whilst dropping a boat in the tide or caught a rogue wave over the back. Ive seen that happen .
I can never get my head around drivers reversing their lovely 4x4's into the salt water with a trailer- boat on the back .
A lot of rust for NZ dont you think ? Stunning P6 otherwise .
Thought about " rent an Al classic " using your stable of P6'ers ?
A film company approached me once . Wanted mine as a period piece in a local movie being made . I thought better of it and declined .They ended up using a Mk 111 Zed car.
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:06 pm

Warren you know i'm happy to share. :wink: Yes, i'm quite certain about that fact. They had no qualms about borrowing colours from the stock they had on hand. Jaguar, BMC, Triumph etc.

Gerald, good point about that towbar theory. Not sure how long it's been there but a bit of salty goodness could have been washed up under the rear screen and made a nest there. I don't think it's an excessive amount of rust for a Kiwi car, but it's usually in the sills and D posts and the boot floor. I've seen worse.
I'm not sure about renting them out, i've had perfectly reliable cars fail when I let other people drive them. I suspect that the only reason they are so good for me is 'mechanic's syndrome.' Used to get it all the time when I was freelance, customer would arrive and say "my car's making this funny noise" and i'd drive it... nothing. :? it may simply be my own personal faith in the car that keeps it running, like how jumbo jets work. :lol:
I did however loan my TC out for an episode of 'Underbelly'. $300 for an evening's use of the car in a minor scene. :D Don't see much of it unfortunately, just a bit of the bootlid and taillights as a guy was putting stuff in it.
1964 P4 95, Blue, Blue int
1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500EI Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby WarrenL on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:43 pm

Makes my little front cross-member rust problem seem a tiny triviality, really.

On the subject of loaning out cars, my beloved uncle is due in from his overseas home on December 7th, and I'm handing the 75 over to him for a trip to Dunedin to see his daughter (my only first cousin) graduate. Is thise wise? My 75 has been perfectly reliable up until now, and furthermore I've just remembered that way back in 1983, a loan of it to this same uncle spelled the end of the family Jaguar 240's useful life.
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby KiwiRover on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:03 am

I'd be nervous. Any K series is living on borrowed time anyway! :lol:
1964 P4 95, Blue, Blue int
1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500EI Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
1973 Triumph Stag, Red, tan int, Lhd
1994 Range Rover County lwb, Black, Lhd
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby WarrenL on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:17 am

Nah, it's the V6. Bulletproof. And I have a spare engine sitting in the garage anyway.
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Re: 73 V8 in an unusual colour

Postby DaveHerns on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Lend him your Rover 75 and he might remember you in his will .
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