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    Facet Fuel Pumps

    if i had a pound for every time i heard that id be a millionaire its an old wives tail, ignoring rovers with reserves, the fuel pickup is at the bottom of the tank, if theres sediment in the tank it will get sucked up whether theres a pint of fuel or 15 gallons in the tank. put a rover on...
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    Four barrel conversion

    if you had a more hairy cam then std manifolds would really really hurt it, ive looked into trying a halfway house between standard and full blown tubular. i got hold of a pair of discovery manifolds which are twin downpipe, the n/s which is more compact would actually clear everything, o/s...
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    Four barrel conversion

    i would say a large chunk of that has to be down to a more efficient inlet manifold,
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    Four barrel conversion

    could be loads of things, do you have different tyres or even a fairly small change in tyre pressure, if you had done a fair bit of running on teh rollers it may be the tyres were much warmer softer and thus stickier. your revving it on further so if nothing else changed you would see a bit...
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    Four barrel conversion

    thanks, i had it in my head that it was more standard than that, but at the same time thinking it couldnt be
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    Four barrel conversion

    wow those are pretty strong numbers :) just for reference, can you remind us on the engine spec, obviously the 4 barrel and its a 4.6 on standard P6 exhaust manifolds, but has it any other mods?
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    windscreen seals

    p6 is different as the rubber only does 3 sides its "n" shaped, the bottom is open and via adjustable clamps the screen is pushed up into position
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    Ignition warning light relay

    one thing you should bear in mind, is that ignoring NOS, a new lucas alternator will be a Chinese reproduction quality can be variable, although to be fair lucas was never great!
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    windscreen seals

    across many different makes/models of car its very often said Scotts rubbers are are the best repro rubbers you can buy
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    RIDE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

    if you were to corner weight a P6 you would find the average drivers weight would make little difference to loading on the rear springs, certainly nothing like would require a 10mm difference in spring length, especially when you bare in mind spring shims are only about 1mm thick
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    RIDE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

    dont hold your breath!
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    Difference bw35 en bw65

    ha ha, very true, but it was indicative of a company which did do a quality rebuild, but as you say, that didnt make it any stronger!
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    Difference bw35 en bw65

    that comment takes me back, in the 80's i knew a bloke who had a P5b, the engine was rebuilt with a hotter cam, ported heads and holley 4 barrel so something like 190-200bhp, it used to east gearboxes with great regularity, even gearboxes with lifetime warranty would only last about 6 months!
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    Was Grace Kelly's Rover P6 Really Sabotaged?

    as has been said, brake fade feels totally different to boiling brake fluid, i have boiled brake fluid on a race track, unlike fade where the pedal gradually feels worse, when you boil the fluid, the pedal almost instantly changes from being ok to non existent, when the fluid cools again it...
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    Four barrel conversion

    no its a 4.6
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