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    Re-con V8, Edelbrock carb and manifold, LT77 Gearbox FOR SALE

    That's putting it mildly my friend, I still can't quite believe it. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
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    Re-con V8, Edelbrock carb and manifold, LT77 Gearbox FOR SALE

    Hi everybody. Yesterday disaster struck - one stray spark from a welder and the interior of my car was ruined, totally gutted, as indeed am I. There is indeed no fool like an old fool. The car is now scrap, but there are still some good parts left - engine, Edelbrock carb and LT77 gearbox (SD1...
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    Solex Carburettor

    Hallo, I had 80s some years ago and drove them for many miles. They always needed lots of turning over to start when hot, but they always started reliably enough and I don't remember float bowls drying out, even in the hot summer of '76! As I recall there should indeed be an aluminium heatshield...
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    What's the best way to power an electric fuel pump?

    Many thanks for the answers and advice everybody, so I'm thinking I'll go with a relay, plus an inertia switch, powered from the white coloured ignition wire mentioned above. I'll report back when I've made some more progress. There's also some welding to do on the corners of the car, not as...
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    What's the best way to power an electric fuel pump?

    I'm sure I'll find a point in there somewhere to take some electrons from, a double bullet connector should do the job alright - it's been so long since I messed about with old cars and wiring I'd forgotten they existed! Many thanks for the helpful suggestions and advice - very much appreciated.
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    What's the best way to power an electric fuel pump?

    I would immediately forget, you're right, best to go through the ignition. I'll look for power where you suggested - is there a cable colour I should look for? I read another thread that suggested taking power from fuse 19-20 (gauges, stop lamps, reverse lamps flashers) - not sure if that would...
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    What's the best way to power an electric fuel pump?

    I need to connect an underbonnet Facel electric fuel pump (see pic). It's already connected to earth, so I need to find a handy positive connection somewhere under the bonnet if possible. I'd kind of like the pump to have its own dedicated switch inside the car, rather than it coming on with the...
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    Finally got a V8 - at last!

    It turned out to be a 1/4 bsw - many thanks all for the help and suggestions.
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    First Post

    If you're a car guy I think you'll like it - there's nothing quite like a p6.
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    Finally got a V8 - at last!

    I'll be sure to take some pics when I begin welding in earnest, won't be for a while yet but everything's ready to go when the opportunity comes along. I don't suppose anyone knows the size of the bolt I mentioned above? It's preventing me putting the steering wheel and lock back together, so...
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    Finally got a V8 - at last!

    It's entirely possible of course - I don't know quite how far it will go when I start to strip it down in earnest! Fingers crossed though... Are these your videos Stue1972? I've watched quite a few of them and if that is you, you've done a very nice job of those repairs! Makes me wonder what...
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    Finally got a V8 - at last!

    I'm in East London, near Ilford - good to know there's at least one other p6 owner nearby! I'm so looking forward to using this car - a few bits to do first though!
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    Finally got a V8 - at last!

    Well, I've owned a few P6s over the years - a '69 2000tc, a '77 2200tc and most recently a '73 2000sc, I've finally got the one I always wanted - the defining car of the P6 range, a 3.5 V8. If ever a car had my name on it, this one did. I first saw it for sale about 15 years ago and bid on it -...
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    Help needed with rear brakes on new project car

    Thanks for the link - just need to get them fitted now. As for the wheels, I haven't looked at them closely but aren't they the same fitting on both the p6 and sd1?
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    Help needed with rear brakes on new project car

    Hello all. I haven't posted on here for quite a while, I sold my previous p6 (a 2000 sc) as it had rather more rust than I thought and the engine, once I got it running, proved to be at the end of it's life. Apart from that it was fine though! However, just last week I bought a 1972 V8 in...
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    Rust under rear seat - opinions?

    There doesn't seem to be any water ingress; I think what I've found is fairly old damage from when the car was last used (it was taken off the road in '92 and dry stored since). Although this area looks a little tricky to weld due to lack of space in which to wield a torch I think it can be...
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    Rust under rear seat - opinions?

    It's pretty good on the passenger side, slightly less good on the driver's side (where the hole is). The car has been off the road since '92, and has been dry stored since, which I think has kept it in a reasonable state of preservation. I think it's worth repairing, as generally speaking it's a...
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    Ah, now that's interesting. I'll check the reverse and stop lights.
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    The latter is the case - the light stays on when the engine is running, no light when engine switched off. Looks like the alternator is kaput then?
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    Rust under rear seat - opinions?

    Hello there While poking around under the rear seat squab today I found that the well had some surface rust. After some prodding with a screwdriver to test for strength, while most of the well is intact I found a small hole in the wall of the well, towards the rear of the car, such that I can...
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    Many thanks all for the replies and advice. Well, I've made some progress today, swapped the flasher unit inside the driver's side glove box for a spare that came with the car, and I now have flashing indicators, so I'm one step nearer to Rover motoring. As regards the ignition light, I...
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    Hi Peter Thanks for your reply. I have checked fuses visually and all seem okay, but I will make sure they are all conducting power. The pic of the opera house and harbour bridge takes me back by the way - I lived in Sydney for a year in the early 70s and had a look around the then newly...
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    Hi Colin, thanks for your reply. I will check connections behind speedo as you suggest. The regulator/relay thingy is actually mounted on the passenger side inner wing, not the bulkhead as I said earlier, and is listed on the JR Wadhams website as an alternator relay - it looks like this (see...
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    Ignition light, fuel and temp gauges, flasher problems...

    Hi there Hoping someone can help out with some electrical problems on my 73 2000 sc. The car has been off the road since 1992 and I'm currently recomisioning it. Problems are as follows (electrics are not my strong point, so an idiot's guide would be much appreciated): 1. Ignition light is...
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    If you could buy a new P6B in 2017-18

    Although there’s no sense looking back, the current situation is lamentable. We let our last major manufacturer slip through our fingers, rather than address the issues and bring out some great new models. I know there were lots of issues, not least public perception of the brand, but surely...
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