Factory antenna

#1
Hi All
This is all the car came with. Can someone please post a photo of what the rest of the antenna looks like.
Even better, has anyone got one to spare or can direct me to a source.
Using the existing mount will save a lot of stress trying to rewire a new one that uses a different mount.

Cheers, Peter

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ghce

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#2
Hi Peter, I don't think that's an original Rover fit antenna base.

NZ Honda/ Rover factory did not fit radios or antenna ala the UK style and in NZ they ended up as a dealer fit and usually ended up being a gard or bonnet mounted monstrosity.

I am pretty sure I have an antenna somewhere in my garage ( well and truly buried) somewhere that looks like yours which I bought to go on my P6B many years ago but never got round to fitting.

Some original Rover fit antennas would have come into NZ either on private import vehicles or if you ordered a 3500S and specified a radio ( I am guessing here on that one) as the 3500 were a complete built car from the UK rather than NZ assembled.


Graeme
 
#3
Hi Graeme
I think your spot on there. Looking at the pre-restoration photos I cant see an antenna anywhere and defiantly nothing on the roof. And after photos aren't clear enough to tell what type it was. I've tried twice to order an antenna from overseas, First one that turned up was a modern recreation, (as sold by Moss) not at all what i had ordered. (did get a partial refund that was acceptable and still have it). Second one never turned up, no word from the seller and never got charged. (that website has now disappeared but the exact photo of that order turned up on a very similar website) Bit dodgy that.... I'll keep looking or make one from scratch to fit. I'm thinking a metal 3d printer could do one.....
 
#6
Chris, That's the one they sent me instead of what was listed. (See post 3.) Just too modern for our cars me thinks... anteena 1.JPG
John, That's exactly what I'm after. But that seller doesn't ship internationally:rolleyes::confused::mad:. antenna 2.JPG

But wait, there's more...Antennas/Aerials :: Chrome roof aerial antenna 3.JPG
One on order....£20 freight to NZ :eek: (the cost of living in paradise)

Thanks team for all you help:thumb:

Cheers, Peter
 
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ghce

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#7
Had a bit of a shufty in my garage and found your offending item, I guess these should still be available, details are in the photos below.

In the packaging

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Out of the packaging. At rest

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Fully erect

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and the name of shame

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Graeme

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#13
Found 3 suppliers of those in NZ . Any colour you like as long as it's black. These are 79 mm too short as an optimum FM antenna though (and I have a UK factory type on order now) Will wait till that one arrives and go from there.
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ghce

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#16
Not that I am not one for keeping things period BUT I personally think that the factory chrome original would look best on a series 1 car with its surplus of chromey bits and whilst ok on a series 2 car I think that the aftermarket unit that Peter has would look better as it is more in tune with the ethos of the series 2 face lift changes ie black square / rectangular grill elements and black lower sills and of course that sensuous series black instrument binnacle and late 70's vibe.


Graeme
 

chrisw

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#17
Its an UK export model
Fair enough, but it's not an original aerial. Period yes, factory no.

With an early 2000, you could order the radio and aerial as part of the factory order. As more radio types became available, this option was removed, instead moving to the local dealer who would then install them.

Under BL, some radios were supplied with their markings, but not fitted unless by exception. That's why you often saw different aerial types, and in certain markets, different aerial locations.
 
#18
Not that I am not one for keeping things period BUT I personally think that the factory chrome original would look best on a series 1 car with its surplus of chromey bits and whilst ok on a series 2 car I think that the aftermarket unit that Peter has would look better as it is more in tune with the ethos of the series 2 face lift changes ie black square / rectangular grill elements and black lower sills and of course that sensuous series black instrument binnacle and late 70's vibe.


Graeme
Valid point. I'll order one of the local black ones. They're less than 1/4 the cost of the one on order. And with the black vinyl roof should look a treat. (and with any luck the existing mount is still the same.) The chrome one can always go on the BGT, also period.
 

GRTV8

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#19
Fair enough, but it's not an original aerial. Period yes, factory no.

With an early 2000, you could order the radio and aerial as part of the factory order. As more radio types became available, this option was removed, instead moving to the local dealer who would then install them.

Under BL, some radios were supplied with their markings, but not fitted unless by exception. That's why you often saw different aerial types, and in certain markets, different aerial locations.
Haha
Ive owned this car from new and Ive never replaced the aerial.
The only thing Ive ever done to it ,was put a kink in it from not lubricating the shaft.
Always lubricate the shaft
 
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