Recent content by classicalgreen

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    Front disc size on V8?

    well done Harvey :)
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    Disconnect the Clock

    the clock is wound electrically but operates mechanically. amount of power it consumes is very small and would take quite some time to flatten a battery. easy option is to swap clock for a fully electric one of same diameter polarity maybe. noise then not an issue. we can also install oen of...
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    Seat belts problem

    mine don't stop when quickly tugged either. both retract though so pass MOT test! currently looking to replace mine and install rear at same time. aware theres a company will use your (Rover) buckles.mounts etc and just replace belt(s) but cannot recall whom that was . not cheap as buying...
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    winguard door mirror,

    seems unlikely but not impossible. more likely is getting an much older scruffy one and using parts from that! good luck.
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    Driving with an automatic

    used my 3500 auto in 1 and 2 on rare occasions .eg hill climbing with slow twisty road and going downhill in 2 with odd dab of brakes on steep hills. think thats what the provision or 1.2 and lock is for.
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    XYU 201N - 1974 3500 Auto

    nice tidy car with decent engine bay too. though I can never understand why when they respray engine bay its always the gloss black rather than original silk black! each to own I guess.
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    Exhaust manifold

    easy enough to check for warped face though correcting will likely need light machining ( ouch) . gaskets ought to seal correctly and not come across any that only fit 'one' side out due to facing material. though common to have to fit right way up etc . we used hylomar gasket sealer for our...
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    Breakdown cover

    funnily enough I was with Footman James for years which included breakdown cover. as every year prices went up I finally asked if they would do a better quote but was told it was already 'cheap'. so I looked round and swapped to a different company and saved about £90 . more than covering full...
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    Possible stale fuel

    stale fuel can give limp running due to poor burning but mixing with fresh ought to sort that. starting with stale fuel is difficult. ethanol making that much harder! we can add stabilisers in future to stop fuel going 'off' for a while.ideally store vehicles with full tank to reduce...
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    Breakdown cover

    got cover with my classic. insurer but found out it is restricted to distance etc. my bike cover also with insurer for recovery. had considered RAC but friend used them other week when clutch went and it took 3 changes of drivers and 5 hours to cover a 2 hour straight drive ( just under in...
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    my rover v8 has electric pump fitted. tank cleaned and lined fully. all fuel lines blown with compressed air ( clear) float levels checked (OK) and new fuel (no?) low ethanol ( 99 octane premium) used. when cold runs perfect .runs Ok when warm and hot .stop at a garage and if I am quick ..(...
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    Rover P6

    never driven a 2000 but having read many reports from owners etc it would seem the 200o ( especially auto) is a bit slow and underpowered. The 2200 tc is about same as a V8 ( so I understand) . having a 3500 auto I can attest they can keep up with modern traffic and give a superb ride. I wish...
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    Uprated alternator

    if it's a straight swap eg bolts /connections then fitting higher rated alternator isn't an issue as it will only output power as needed to battery and system as needed. much like any other alternator in fact. They all have built in current and voltage controllers. so you can get alternators...
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    Car horn

    JP is correct . horns are one each side reached form underneath .better if u can raise front a bit such as car ramps but these can get in way a wee bit so ideally axle stands .have peek first. might be a case corrosion pithing unit as was one of mine! bought new horns and sold boot sale as...
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    twin SU on v8 ..choke position query.

    my car is an series 2 auto V8 1974 with choke operating cable /connections /linkage on nearside . having visited a car show at Shotley ,east anglia I looked under a bonnet of a series 2 v8 manual 1973 and noticed the choke cable /linkage was on off side carb ? accelerator set up being same...