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    HANDBRAKE

    How clever are advertisers. You don't see an ad for 30 years odd, and then you see it again and you remember it completely. Its a bit spooky actually. Particularly related to R Whites lemonade as recently I found myself YouTube searching those too in some bored moments. Maybe when one is at an...
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    HANDBRAKE

    Carlos Fandango:
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    The NADA does not have a filler tube, or at least not one that’s accessible. It’s a bit of a pain. Actually what you see is the old dipstick tube that was taken out of the block (it broke) and recycled as a filler tube in the breather. So you have to drop in the fluid very slowly, but better...
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Hmmm. I definitely had it. Maybe I am confusing it with ducting type stuff. But as this thing has been a decade off the road it could have been bright pink for all I can properly remember. I do have the C clips, amazingly, considering my propensity to chuck stuff out way too quickly.......
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Hello Mr T I do have the meshy thing so no lost points there. Although the rubber seal is not perfect. I totally forgot about that silvery outer hose. I have not seen it since about 2007 as it was the first thing in the bin. Now I will have a think about a replacement. Finger guard - I have...
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Hello As suggested, I went back and checked the ancillaries. Unbelievably, I stuck a spanner in between the viscous fan blades and revved it up again and the noise disappeared. The Rover gods were smiling on me today for Easter. It's a bit surprising as the noise was pretty horrible in the...
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    I emailed. There’s not too much that they can do though really. I expect I will have to take it to local shop and get more wallet surgery. Happy days.
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    I shipped it from California to Michigan, instead of using a local shop who would not be that expert in these motors so there are geographic challenges too that rule out using the rebuild shop. After over a decade since the project started, it’s a bit frustrating if the bugger needs to be...
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    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Hello Before too long I will be doing a "how NOT to" post about my reconditioned engine install, but before that tale of muppetry and misery is unleashed, I have the latest and most horrible sounding noise yet encountered during the process. After a few sessions of breaking in (stationary) and...
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    1968 2000 TC Restoration Project

    Marvelous. Seems like there are plenty of restoration jobs or super tidy engines documented on the V8s but far fewer on the four bangers so that makes this one extra neat. I am sure a wave of four pot engine bay envy swept the forum........
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    Reduction Gear Starters

    I just installed one of these from JRW - looks like the same unit. It sounds very solid, but the cranking RPMs seem rather low. Indeed I emailed JRW asking about this. I am recommissioning recon engine and even when it was fully warmed up and everything set quite nicely I am having a bit too...
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    Electronic Ignition Confusion and Clarifications

    Per HP6 I ended up hooking up a special battery for the coil only, just to rule out the somewhat low voltage when cranking. But in the end the wire from the washer motor was perfectly fine and there was no voltage issue. One of the lessons here is that you also need fuel to start, and it is a...
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    Electronic Ignition Confusion and Clarifications

    I won't go into the full story but suffice to say more crankshaft and lifter grinding has occurred during yet more fruitless cranking after motor rebuild and what appears to be still weak / intermittent spark issues. I will just ask one question for now and that is what battery voltage at the...
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    P6 gearbox reversing light switch

    Hello I recently had to do exactly this procedure after my old one died just after the BW35 was refitted to the car. The aforementioned iffy ones, or at least the iffy ones that I purchased are here: Inhibitor/Reverse Light Switch - RTC1150 | Rimmer Bros They do indeed look pretty ropey in the...
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    Electronic Ignition Confusion and Clarifications

    So the standard distributor that shows up for the Rover V8 evidently is the High Energy option as the selected low resistance coil I have is the right one according to them. So its just a matter of giving it the 12V juice: Lucas 35D V8 Rover V8 Type Distributor from Powerspark (D2 or D29)
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