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  1. Scimitar1976

    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...
  2. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Thanks Harvey will check that next fine day we have. Regards Terry H
  3. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Have you tried it, or will it not fit without major alterations of some sort. Regards Terry H
  4. Scimitar1976

    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...
  5. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Not sure about checking that one, haven't had the rocker cover off yet. Regards Terry H
  6. Scimitar1976

    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
  7. Scimitar1976

    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
  8. Scimitar1976

    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...
  9. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Valve clearances is one thing I haven't checked so I guess I should do that, I do have a rocker cover gasket ready. Regards Terry H
  10. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    I suppose part of the problem is that with these Covid restrictions on travel a long run is not possible. I have been trying to use this P6 instead of the other cars I have (maybe I have to many). Will try and get a run around the town and take another compression test after 60-80 miles. I would...
  11. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    No blue smoke and I've done a emitions test and it's below the MOT limits, rings are not at fault, has to be valves. Regards Terry H
  12. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    I only bought the car in February and very little history apart from the previous owners ramblings in a ledger. None of it makes a lot of sense. A few invoices but they are dated 1989 and earlier. I always keep all my receipts in a folder and pass them on to the next owner when I sell a car as...
  13. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    "both SC and TC, made after the launch of the TC have valve seats hard enough for unleaded, and all TC exhaust valves are unleaded-compatible." If that's what they did back then, that's good enough for me. But doesn't alter the fact that I have a problem with a loss of 20psi compression on two...
  14. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    What do you mean by "Just set the valve clearances up right". Regards Terry H
  15. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    "They already have hard seats, you don't have to do anything for unleaded gas." I'm a little confused now. Why do we have to put a lead additive in then, and why do we get valve seat recession if additive is not used. Regards Terry H
  16. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Sorry I meant have the head converted to run on unleaded fuel, not manifold. Not that any of that matters at the moment as there doesn't seem to be a head available for a 2000TC engine. There are a few 2000SC heads and at least one 2200SC head for sale. Regards Terry H
  17. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Won't be buying that one then. Thanks Harvey. It's in Athens Greece. Link here if anyone wants one. Rover P6 2000 CYLINDER HEAD brand new and ultra rare | eBay. Regards Terry H
  18. Scimitar1976

    2000 Head replacement

    Hi All, I've found a NOS Rover 2000 head for sale and I was thinking of buying it but noticed that it has a SC inlet manifold for a Rover 2000sc where mine is a 2000tc. My question is, is it a matter of just replacing the SC inlet manifold with my TC inlet manifold. I would also be getting...
  19. Scimitar1976

    What adhesive to use

    Thanks for the replies all, would like to go with the Bostik but cost is a factor so will probably try the PU40 as the lifetime of the opened tube won't be long and I will probably use half of it. I'm not sure a 1Ltr tin of Bostik would last long once opened anyway. Again, Thanks all. Regards...
  20. Scimitar1976

    What adhesive to use

    Hi all, Just wondering what adhesive to use on the seal that goes around the edge of the body in the boot as there doesn't seem to be a lot to hold the seal in place. I remember years ago we used to use Bostic I (think) on door and boot opening seals as it was a firm rubbery substance when...
  21. Scimitar1976

    Ballist Resistor location 2000TC

    OOPS Spoke to soon. pushing the switch connecting block back up under the dash while the engine was running the engine cut out, so I pulled it back down and started the engine again and it started and ran. Pushed the block back up and engine stopped again so looks like the problem is the...
  22. Scimitar1976

    Ballist Resistor location 2000TC

    Went to see Paul Stabbins of Get Smart Classic Car Restorations and bought a used ignition switch from him to run a test. I took the upper panel out in the cubby hole above the radio and located the ignition switch cable connector, unplugged it and plugged the used switch in and turned it with a...
  23. Scimitar1976

    Ballist Resistor location 2000TC

    "replaced wires at the fusebox" No I haven't replaced wires at the fusebox, where have I said that. I replaced one wire, the Pink/white ballast wire behind the dash that runs to the +coil, that's all. No I haven't looked at the rear of the ignition switch, I have tried to look at it but it's...
  24. Scimitar1976

    Ballist Resistor location 2000TC

    Oh and I checked the voltage at the +coil side before starting, which was 11.75volts and then when engine had started and stopped when the key was released to ON position I checked voltage at +coil again and it was 0 volts.
  25. Scimitar1976

    Ballist Resistor location 2000TC

    Just back from garage. Checked all fuses and they look good, though I didn't test them. Ran a wire direct from battery through the original ballast wire and checked voltage, had 11.75. So I assume this wire is good to go but didn't connect it up, ran next test with the ballast wire I fitted...
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