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    Gear box to fit a rover P3/75

    No i have been keeping low and safe for a while now.
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    High/low compression engines.

    How can i tell if i have a high or low compression engine in my 1949 P3/75 rover. Derrick.Smith.
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    P3/75 air cleaner/silencer.

    Thanks for that information, looks like the way to go to keep it original.regards Derrick.Smith
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    P3/75 air cleaner/silencer.

    Thanks for your reply ,yes i think it is like me too far gone.Derrick.Smith
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    P3/75 air cleaner/silencer.

    I notice my air silencer looks clogged and grotty, how would i go about cleaning this monster. could i cut the end off and remove the inside clean and then replace the filter element and reattach the end. any advice would be appreciated.regards Derrick.Smith.
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    suspect SU fuel pump.

    Thank you roverp480 for your reply, just goes to show my ignorance of these pumps operate, i was not aware of a filter in the pump i will check that out tomorrow. best regards Derrick.Smith.
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    suspect SU fuel pump.

    Hello, i am back to annoy you good folks for expert information. my problem at the moment seems to be fuel starvation, the motor runs perfectly for many miles then it starts to splutter and comes good again. when doing some basic tests all seems ok. i will attach another pump that i have on a...
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thanks cobraboy for this information, yes i have been in contact with Martin about these quality replacements. regards Derrick.Smith.
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thanks cobraboy no resistor plugs leads or caps fitted on this old girl. regards Derrick.Smith.
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thanks again for all your help, i think i might have found the problem. i checked every component in the ignition system and bingo a little condenser 200 miles old and made in Italy . i fitted the old spare condenser that i carried, this one was made in England. i have now been for a test run...
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thanks for the information, would a hotter range plug make the engine run any hotter. no i have not checked the leads as they are still the ordinary wire ones, are they prone to breaking down the same as the newer carbon type. Derrick.
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thanks for your reply, i have not checked the air filter or silencer as they call it. the filter is still the original big brute of a thing. Derrick
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Thank you peter for your information, looks like i will have to clean them more regularly. Derrick.
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    Iridium spark plugs.

    Will i gain any advantage by fitting this type of plug in my 1949 Rover P3/75 sedan, would they burn a bit hotter and eliminate this soot deposit that i am encountering at the moment. i have NGK BP5ES in the vehicle now and the car runs ok but they soot up rather quickly . so i regularly...
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    brake adjuster on front wheels on a P3.

    I need some advice on keeping the adjuster in place. when i adjust the front brakes, then go for a run the adjuster on the r/hand side reverts back to where it was before adjusting. it appears that the adjuster is part of the backing plate i doubt if there would be any of these in reasonable...
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    travel of master cylinder piston on a 1949 P3/75.

    Hello boys and girls every thing is working fine now. marvelous when you have the complete item, does make a difference. regards Derrick.Smith.
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    My new project. P4? Also seeking help identifying her.

    I have been trawling through some of these members( old projects) that were on the forum. a couple of years ago i was looking for a P4 steering box for a friend and came across this P4 on a farm just north of bundaberg. the chap would not sell the box separate as he wanted to sell the complete...
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    travel of master cylinder piston on a 1949 P3/75.

    Thank you all for your mechanical wizardry. i have taken the master cylinder back out of the vehicle for a closer inspection and what did i find, after spending $300 and having it repaired at a specialist brake and clutch business. they had omitted to replace the retaining washer for the piston...
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    travel of master cylinder piston on a 1949 P3/75.

    Can any one guide me as to how much travel the piston should have in the cylinder after the little bit of free travel has expired and the pressure is applied from the brake pedal to the piston. any advice would be greatly appreciated. best regards Derrick.Smith.
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    bleed screw on front brake cylinder P3/75.

    Thank you for that information i thought that might be the case. i have gone with new tapered bleed screws, with a bit of trial and error and measuring they seemed to working.best regards Derrick.Smith.
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    bleed screw on front brake cylinder P3/75.

    Is it possible to use a different bleed screw on these cylinders. in the parts listing it shows the screw with a concave bottom/seat with a small steel ball, these two items seem to be hard to find. any advice would be greatly appreciated.best regards Derrick.Smith.
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    Temperature gauge tube.

    Thanks roverp480 for your advice,i will follow up on this supplier.regards Derrick.Smith.
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    Fifteen Years Away

    Great looking motor.Derrick.Smith.
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    Removal of temperature gauge and tube.

    Here i am again looking for advice, on how to remove the temperature/oil pressure gauge and the length of tube from my P3/75. will i have to thread it out through the dash and into the cab. if so what are the obstacles to look out for. thanking all in anticipation.Derrick.Smith.
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    Temperature gauge tube.

    Thank you colin. I will look for a repairer down under, best regards Derrick.Smith.
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