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    Fuse blowing

    I bought one of these DAB radio adapters the other day and have also installed a dash cam. Both of these and the sat nav have plugs which go into the cigar lighter (it's a Rover, they're called cigar lighters :) ) I also got a three way 12v adapter which didn't work. So to make life easier I...
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    3M EC776 thread lubricant - Rover part number 605764.

    I have some 3M EC776 thread lubricant - Rover part number 605764 left over from my engine rebuild. The only place I could find some was from Silmid who charged me £68.56 for a 1L tin. As I used nearly a whole teaspoon full, I do have a lot of it left. As I own an adhesive company I can't just...
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    Early 2000 Rotherham

    In the week I saw a very early off white (pale yellow) 2000 down near jnc 34 of the M1, heading into Rotherham on magna road. Chap driving it looked very happy driving it. Not seen it before.
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    The Beast is alive

    I found this today. I am sure it's 'The Beast' as once owned by a nice chap called Trevor from the Yorkshire Owners Club. I haven't seen it for a long while but it's still about. Not sure about the stickers but each to his own, and yes there is a 4.5L V8 in there :)
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    Engine parts

    I haven't bought any parts for an engine for quite a while, so where do people go to get them? I have found rings from £50 to over £500 per set (for 8 pistons). Big end shells from £16 to £164 per set. I don't worry about having the words 'Land' and 'Rover' written on the box, but I do want...
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    Washer motor

    A while ago my washer motor stopped working, so after taking it to bits, failing to get it to work and looking for a new one, all to no avail, I bought one of these This sits under the washer bottle and the original one stays where it was, so it all looks standard. This pump lasted for a...
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    Accelerator shaft 566141

    Anyone have a throttle shaft for a manual P6B, they would exchange for beer tokens :) Number 20 in the pic below - Cheers, Richard
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    Opposed tank engine

    I'm not opposed to tank engines, in fact I've been for a drive in one today yes, that is me driving it. Thing is, in the museum bit, they had this: - Twin crank, one at the top and pistons meeting (well not quite) in the middle. Heard of them, but never actually seen one before
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    P4 and P5

    Nice to go for a little burble about and come up behind a very nice P4 on the Old Wortley Road in Rotherham, then on the way back, again in Rotherham, a P5 coming towards me. There was lots of waving :) Shame I had lost my dash cam, but nice to see them. When at Hawleys, the tyre and exhaust...
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    New toy

    After a long while of thinking my welding skill was not very good, and thinking it was possibly made worse by having useless welding equipment, I have bought myself this - Bit of an outlay, but me and my son want to build a soap box racer, and my welder just isn't up to it. We built a small...
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    Well, you don't see that every day

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    Dash screws - tip

    I have been removing and refitting the tacho a lot today, as it jumps about a bit and I have been playing with a multi meter. The three screws that hold it in are a real pain to get started when you have tiny dainty fingers like mine aren't :mad: So, I remembered from a long long time ago, I...
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    Door handles

    Vintage Rover P6 2200 SC TC 3500 V8 Full Set of 4 Chrome Door Handles | eBay Please correct me if I'm wrong, but is there something wrong with this set of handles? There's nothing off hand, if you get my meaning :rolleyes: Richard
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    All of my pictures have gone and I can't post them unless I pay them $399 a year? Anyon else seen this? Richard
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    Not enough cooling

    Popped down to Renishaw yesterday as they have a car show from 3.00 pm onwards in the afternoon. Very informal, just turn up and chat about cars 'til late at night :cool: Problem is, it is now very popular and a trillion people turned up, so poor old Sparky had to sit in a traffic jam for 50...
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    Richard Taylor Rally

    Popped along the The Richard Taylor Rally yesterday, and spent all day talking about Rovers :) Loads of people turned up Sparky showed off well as usual :) I almost took this home :rolleyes: Brace of SD1s Other makes arrived as well, Citroen 2CV mega motor :cool: ermmm...
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    Google catches Sparky

    Had a look at the factory from Google space today, and noticed Sparky sitting outside :)
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    Low coolant indicator

    When I fitted the header tank on Sparky, I noticed it had two electrical spade terminals on it. Now, these are to warn the driver if the coolant level drops, but you need a peice of electrical magikery to get it to work. And I found one. So, the two of the wires go to the tank, and check...
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    Four Nadas !

    Yes, four of them in the opening sequences of the X Files. All used as taxis outside Mumbai airport. All four dark green (Cameron perhaps) with almond roofs and side pillars. Series one bonnets with S wheel trims. Nice to them all Richard
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    Sparky goes for a ride

    Fit Fuel Injection they said, it's more reliable they said, Megasquirt's the route to go they said. :(
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    Heated rear screen switch

    I always take pictures when I take things apart, so I know how they go back together :cool: Then I forget, and cannot remember which wire goes to which on the heated rear window switch. I have the power in from a slate/brown, power out the rear screen from a brown/yellow and an earth wire...
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    Three P6s in Scotland

    Been on me hols in sunny Scotland last week, and saw three P6s - which was nice. Yesterday, up near Lock Lomond saw a white one, whose driver will be wondering who the nut in the A6 was flashing his lights at - thought I was in the P6 :oops: Reg number was BBM something or other. Other two...
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    Who sells Spanners?

    Just bought a new machine and need some (anyone sensitive close your eyes now) metric spanners :oops: Does someone on here sell them? Richard
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    Black 'n' silver

    Just been told that any 'historic' vehicle can now legally be fitted with Black and Silver plates. It used to be that you could only fit them if the car came with them, i.e. registered before 1st January 1973, but now any vehicle registered before 1st January 1976 can have them as long as it's...