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    Electric issue

    Just realised that my ignition lock (the bit where the key goes) is upside down. As the switch that was fitted by a PO was for a V8 and the wrong one for the car which is a 2000TC, I can only assume that the switch and lock was taken from a left hand drive car and retrofitted to mine. Maybe it...
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    Electric issue

    Update on this problem. I had a starting and running issue a while back and thought it was the ignition switch connecting block above the cubby hole in the dashboard, because when I pulled the connecting block down the car would start and run properly. Anyway, having removed the block and put...
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    2000 Head replacement

    The only 4 pot heads I can find are single carburettor ones. ROVER P6 2000 Cylinder Head | eBay or this one Rover P6 2000 CYLINDER HEAD brand new and ultra rare | eBay and this one ROVER P6 2200 SC CYLINDER HEAD 608622 NEW NOS GENUINE | eBay Not priced at £3000 though. Regards Terry H
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    Electric issue

    I thought the ammeter would be different for the 3.5 as is the oil PSI, but I suppose there's no reason for it to be different, so yes I could. Will have a look when it gets warmer tomorrow, it's bloody freezing down here in South Wales. Regards Terry H
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    Electric issue

    I have just bought a oil/amp gauge which was supposed to be NOS with no packaging. It turned out to be for a 3.5 V8 car, so no good for me. Anyone interested in buying it. Regards Terry H
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    Electric issue

    "Does the discharge only show only above 2000rpm?" Always shows a discharge, never shows a charge even with everything turned off. If I turn things on like lights it shows a bigger discharge. "Have you tried pulling any fuses to see if this traces the discharge to a certain circuit?" No not...
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    Electric issue

    I have an electrical issue I'm not sure about. I think the gauge is faulty but would like other opinions please. At 2000 revs the gauge shows a continuous discharge. Am I right in thinking it's the gauge at fault. Battery shows 13.46 volts at 2000 revs. Thanks for any help/advice. The gauge...
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    Newport, Waterloo Road

    Saw a very nice looking series 2 yesterday passing my house on Waterloo Road it then turned right onto Cardiff Road. It was a light green colour I think, I only just caught a quick glimpse of the rear as it pulled onto the junction, it was in very good condition, I couldn't hear a burble of the...
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    2000 Head replacement

    Thanks Harvey will check that next fine day we have. Regards Terry H
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    2000 Head replacement

    Have you tried it, or will it not fit without major alterations of some sort. Regards Terry H
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    2000 Head replacement

    Just came back from a short run on the M4 both ways from Newport to Magor as we still have Covid restrictions. Total 20 miles at 65-70 MPH all the way, started with half a tank of petrol with a shot of Red X in the fuel to clean everything out. I found that when cold I couldn't pull of without...
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    2000 Head replacement

    Not sure about checking that one, haven't had the rocker cover off yet. Regards Terry H
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    2000 Head replacement

    Yep did that with the rotor and there is resistance. I do have a good timing light though it is getting a little grubby now could do with a good clean. Haven't managed to get a run in yet but will do before the weekend and then retest the compression. Regards Terry H
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    2000 Head replacement

    I did check to see if the vacuum advance was working with a vacuum pump on the carb end of the pipe with the connection on the carb blocked off so I could operate the advance by using the pump manually and it was working correctly. Regards Terry H
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    2000 Head replacement

    Timing is set correctly at 6 degrees BTDC points set at 0.016in and plugs set 0.025. New jets fitted in the HS8 carbs and airflow is set equal on both carbs, choke and throttle set as per White Rover repair and operation manual idle at 750rpm. Only thing not checked is valve clearances. Regards...
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