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  1. Tor

    New Project begins, 1974 P6 3500 V8

    Everything you're doing looks super clean!
  2. Tor

    Just gets better!

    When mine has stood for any real length of time, it feels stiff and creaky. After some days' use it kinda warms up and keeps improving. I used mine through winter (shock, horror) and even the engine leaks dried up. Rovers (well, any old car) can be stood to death, I really believe that.
  3. Tor

    Icelert kit and boot mount parts in Norway

    Good to know, I'll pass that on.
  4. Tor

    Icelert kit and boot mount parts in Norway

    A friend is left with an Icelert kit - control unit, sensor box and bracket with wiring and connectors. Never seen one in the flesh before, so don’t know if that’s all there is to it. The control unit looks new. Asking £200 or offers. Also a set of boot mount parts, where the badge/insert is...
  5. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Been giving the heater box some rudimentary attention today (top looks great, the rest not so much), and managed to pry off and reuse some foam from the top flap on the bottom (floor channel) one. The others are mostly intact but ready to turn to dust. Pressure tested the replacement core to 1...
  6. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Today I fitted my replacement steering damper, brimming with Castrol 80w 90 and a splash of Lucas Stop Leak just for good measure. The pin assembly seemed damaged on my ‘new’ unit so I reused the old one (left in shot). I’m satisfied with the damping action - firm, smooth and no notchy action or...
  7. Tor

    rover 3500 steering relay

    Is it really aluminium though? I thought it was something else, given how it actually chipped when I inadvertently mistreated it with some pliers. I heard a claim it’s the same material as the door handles. It does look like alu and deforms like it, but…
  8. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Will do. I've also asked Clutchfix, who are willing to ship out a replacement 9.5" set(!) for nowt, for all the measurements so I can verify fitment before risking another dud. He doesn't even ask for a return of the kit I have. Quite impressed with that. Edit: Does anyone have a photo of a...
  9. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    So I've hit a snag with my clutch kit, which was supplied to me with as fitting an SD1 application/P6 flywheel. But it has a 10.5" friction plate, and the pressure plate fouls inside the bell housing. Eventually it has dawned on me that I need a 9.5" kit. I want it to take a future bhp increase...
  10. Tor

    Restrictions on Secondhand Parts sales

    How miserable! If this is actually going to be the case, it flies in the face of heavyweight research on carbon footprints on old cars versus that of production of new cars of any kind. All the metals, plastics and other materials on classic cars was produced 50 years ago and their longevity is...
  11. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Sending you a PM
  12. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    PM’ed you! Received a box of goodies from the U.K. today. I’ll tart up the cover and send off my spare speedo for calibration and a cable, and that should pretty much be the last of the bits organised. Oh, I also need an SD1 slave.
  13. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    It’s been like this since I got the car in 2009. Then it should be in the loom as I’ve replaced the board to no avail. I’ll try to earth the pin separately to see.
  14. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    Unplugged the hazard, and tried different flasher units in both hazard and indicator circuits. No change.
  15. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    Tried this now. Disconnecting the hazard disabled the indicators. Tried a backup hazard switch, same as before. But wait, did you mean the relay?
  16. Tor

    Mid-life crisis!

    I never boy raced my P6 but left quite a few posers behind at robots (Saffa English for traffic lights). I remember the Cortina based vultures sitting on the verges around said bend. But we digress.
  17. Tor

    Mid-life crisis!

    When I was a student in Cape Town (where I hoofed my S1 V8 up and down Hospital Bend a lot), I recall Alfa "Juniors" being £300 cars. This was more than 20 years ago, though. There's one car I'd consider instead of carrying on with the P6, and that is the BMW E3 (typically a 3.0S(i)). To me...
  18. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    No, with the fascia off, the bulbs didn't shine much at all. On both housings. But the main thing is that they're not both supposed to flash unless the hazards are on. Which makes me think, could there be an issue in that circuit..?
  19. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    I’ll check it out, but all external indicators (and other lights) are strong and bright.
  20. Tor

    Dim instrument indicator lights

    Both of the ‘arrow’ indicator bulbs in the instruments flash, weakly, when using the indicator stalk in either direction. I’ve just replaced the instrument base unit for a couple of other reasons and hoped it might take care of this, but no. I’ll have a look in the multi pin connectors and the...
  21. Tor

    HIF 6 AUD521 or AUD623

    They haven’t on the two cars I’ve had with HIF6s. Maybe they were relocated.
  22. Tor

    HIF 6 AUD521 or AUD623

    There should be a little metal tab with the code embossed in it under one of the three screws holding the dashpots to the carb body.
  23. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Fantastic, thanks for going out of your way! I’m getting this one, and everything else I need, from one U.K. source. He deals in RV8 engines and gearboxes, breaks SD1 cars and Land-Rovers. Details on request!
  24. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    I’m being offered one that is 43mm. Is there any chance you could verify that is must be exactly 45? I guess I could space it out if need be.
  25. Tor

    Finally a tidy 3500S!

    Did some measuring today, and found I have two pivot posts that I can’t use if it’s the 45 mm one I need - approximately 40 and 50 mm respectively, less thread. Fortunately I’ve found a chap on the RV8 Appreciation FB page who has bits for me and I’m hoping he has one such. He has a reinforced...
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