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    Exhaust emissions

    I think the TFL website has been updated recently because when I checked about 6 months ago it was stating my 1955 Land Rover was chargeable but when you went to the payment area it showed exempt . Now its showing straight away its just liable to the congestion charge.
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    Fuel pump feed.

    Did you check it with the engine running as if there is no current flowing you will see 12v at the coil with a digital meter on the ballast wire ,
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    Exhaust emissions

    If I remember the 1973 date was a fixed date which was changed years ago, to a rolling one of all vehicles over 40 years old
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    Seat belts problem

    Seat Belt Repairs | Seat Belt Replacement | Seat Belt Refurbishment Quick Fit SBS Ltd can use your existing buckles etc , as mentioned by cobraboy above
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    Storing an engine for a while – what do I need to do to protect it?

    I am trying to remember the standard we had at Austin/ BMC for long term storage of engines, its about 50 years ago when I looked at it. One thing I am certain is that a special preservative oil was put into the bores and then engine turned over about one revolution . Afterwards all the...
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    P6 V8 recon radiator width?

    If the radiator end tanks are hard against the base unit, the odds are it will fail in short order as the tubes will expand and try to push in & out of the tank plates and eventually crack the solder. The radiator needs to be able to float to a degree, either on the brackets or rubber mounts...
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    Driving with an automatic

    I remember my first Auto, was a Land Rover Discovery with a 4 speed ZF & I didn't like it at all, it was continually changing down at the slightest incline when with a manual I would stay in 4th or 5th . Fortunately it was a loan car and I was glad to see the back of it & back to the manual...
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    Rear screen heater not working

    Check that both wires are connected to the rear screen terminals and also that there is 12v at the screen terminal with the switch in the on position (Brown /Yellow wire ). If no 12v at screen check there is voltage at the switch output . The connectors on my P6 are halfway up the side of...
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    leds in dash indicators problem.

    An 18ACR needs a connection from the ignition to the alternator via the warning light to energise (Excite) the field coils. I am not sure of the exact amperage but the 2.2 watt ignition bulb is sufficient. A LED would not allow enough current to flow. I had this problem on a Land Rover when...
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    Dash green light

    My P6 has a towbar and a light in a similar place
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    quick question about fog lamps

    The lamps are about 55 watts about 5 amps each if that's any help and the original fuses are blow rated so the 35 amp fuse is circa 17 amps continuous.
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    Uprated alternator

    Sounds good, understand how less voltage drop on modern diodes could make a big difference, presume that's why early alternators were battery sensed
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    Uprated alternator

    Fitting a higher rated alternator wont necessarily alter its output much at lower revs. as it will be only spinning at the same speed as the one removed . Your 18ACR would appear to be working correctly .
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    Odd bolts

    The are paint clearing screws , used in parts that may have paint in the threaded holes . Its not one I have seen on a P6 and can , if you want, be replaced by ordinary High tensile bolts ( Normally R or S grade) of the same thread
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    Flywheel Capers

    Not a torque wrench in sight , all done by feel.