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  1. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    I went to give BOP a run out the other day & it started running roughly after a few seconds :(. It seemed like a mis-fire but on closer inspection, the nearside carb is flooding (again...): (I've removed the overflow pipe). Immediately after start up, the car runs fine, but quickly stalls...
  2. Phil Robson

    Daily runner

    I drove a 1965 2000 many years ago & was very underwhelmed at its performance, to the degree that I wasn't expecting my long term project 2000 to be any good at all. However, now that my car is roadworthy it is certainly no sluggard, being a nimble & nippy drive. It has a fully rebuilt engine...
  3. Phil Robson

    Rover 2000sc back into P6’s after 17 year break

    Welcome Markieboy! That looks like a good car :)
  4. Phil Robson

    Being doing this one for for a while..

    Out of the Formica trims, I've always preferred the later version as it's much lighter than the original (which is a bit dark & dull IMHO) :cool: Both my V8s are the darker trim, though.....:(
  5. Phil Robson

    Being doing this one for for a while..

    That's a great looking car - in either colour combination :) You've made a super job of it!
  6. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    Quite.... I do have a foot in both camps though - my recent Alfa purchase is a real dog’s breakfast in terms of numbers, but actually more interesting as a result!
  7. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    That's very close to BOP, Robin which is 48100732A. Built in December 1971 or early January 1972 & registered 13 January 1972. (I used to own chassis 668 which was built on 20.12.71, yet not registered until 21 March 1972). I've also checked BOP's base unit number, further to this thread Find...
  8. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    It took me a few days to arrange to get BOP swapped with our son Tom's Mk6 Fiesta ST over our garage pit (it needed pushing by 2 people as access is difficult going in 'forwards'). Anyhow, I got under the car & checked all the terminals & looked at the OWM to take the starter out. Beneath that...
  9. Phil Robson

    Merry Christmas!!

    Merry Christmas to one & all! :D
  10. Phil Robson

    Spares car

    Those wings & doors look like they were in a really nice condition - couldn’t it have been a rotten one instead.....? Seriously though; I hope no-one was hurt - it’s just a car after all!
  11. Phil Robson

    Series 1 Seat Belt Hooks

    I've done nearly 60,000 miles in my Ser 1 V8 with this type of seatbelts & I've never had them work loose or had any other problems.
  12. Phil Robson

    Series 1 Seat Belt Hooks

    They’ll do the job! If you’re really nerdy, I think the buckle stows with the other side to the b-post, so it’s a bit of a closer fit..... As for the parachute emblems; one of mine was missing when I got the car, but it was hiding in the carpet underlay & I found it by chance after a few months.
  13. Phil Robson

    Brake Service

    You shouldn't need to keep the others - if you have to refurbish them again, the replacement ones can be done on the bench with relatively inexpensive kits. Keep the fluid reasonably fresh & you shouldn't have many problems.
  14. Phil Robson

    Brake Service

    Binding issues I've had were either rusted/stuck caliper pistons, degraded flexi pipes or leaky servo air valve, so you're covering pretty much everything :cool:
  15. Phil Robson

    "Hazel" - a series 1 V8 daily driver

    Hazel was out today for the first time in a couple of weeks :cool: 'She' started well & ran superbly. Although a little damp on the road, there had been no salt about for a few days, so time to blow the cobwebs away!
  16. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these points over the next few days & report back.
  17. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    I have now refitted BOP's carbs & have balanced them. I have also fitted a new set of HT leads and checked all the plugs, which are reasonably new. I got the car running pretty well the other evening, but when I went to start it again after just a few minutes, it just clicked. I suspected a...
  18. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    Like BOP, it will be coming up to its 50th birthday in a few days :cool:
  19. Phil Robson

    Switches on 1968 2000TC are they supposed to illuminate?

    That interior looks like new. A nice place to be :cool: Is the rest of the car as good?
  20. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    When I was rebuilding the choke mechanisms in the carbs, I noticed that neither has any seals & wonder how this would have affected the running - probably a bit rich? The service kits I bought had some seals in but a bit think for the job. I managed of sorts to get them in, but the mechanism is...
  21. Phil Robson

    Bop-Bop-Bop...

    Nearly finished the carb rebuild yesterday - at least got the car running again. I've now got to methodically go through the set up & tuning procedure per the OWM. I took the opportunity to remove the rocker covers & replace the gaskets (with rubber ones) & give everything a good clean up &...
  22. Phil Robson

    Series 1 Seat Belt Hooks

    There have been some threads on these many years ago, although they don't seem to be accessible now. I did exactly what you're proposing & came up with these: I didn't give them a brushed finish & slightly kinked them in the middle to replicate the original shape & give a bit of strength...
  23. Phil Robson

    Rostyle Wheels From a Rover P5b

    Will the upper links at the back foul the wider tyres? The V8's are bent to accommodate them.
  24. Phil Robson

    1971 Bridge Street, Walton Surrey

    Looks to be in a remarkably nice condition..... for a 6 year-old P6 back in the day! :LOL:
  25. Phil Robson

    3.9L With new party frock

    Lovely cars :thumb: How do they end up with 'period' registration numbers?
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