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First proper drive in a P6B

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by eightofthem, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. eightofthem

    eightofthem Member

    Well gents ( and lasses )
    I had my first outing in a very well sorted P6B today, I am mighty impressed with the performance comfort and ride quality.
    The last time I went out in the same car it was very different, after a fair amount of work it now runs, and drives spot on....... I am sooooo tempted to make one next on my list.
    I will look at them very differently from now on.
     
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  2. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    Give in to the force Luke...... and they are even better with proper fueling and steering and suspension upgrades.

    My first impression when I drove one was OMG this is sooo sllooow, very glad I persisted with the madness of buying a "Grand-dad car" they are well and truly are as good as a modern in every way if you put the work in and do the necessary mods to fulfil the dream.
     
  3. corazon

    corazon Well-Known Member

    Did it have one of your ZF rebuilds by any chance Andy?
    Jim
     
  4. eightofthem

    eightofthem Member

    Yes I can definitely see the appeal Grahame.

    No ZF in this one Jim, but it does have one of my BW35,s in it.
    It was a pleasure to work on.
     
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  5. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    The BW boxes are surprisingly smooth, shame about the gearing but I find my BW65 more than acceptable for around town driving but not so much for highway use.
     
  6. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    I find the big deal is actually the lock-up. If an auto loses 40-45bhp and a manual 20-25, the lock up pretty much gives you a 20% power boost at the wheels. Truth be told he overall effect is too high by about 10% but far superior to the BW. The top gear of the BW35 is already 5th gear territory and I'd be willing to bet a lock-up in this gear is actually better than having a 4th gear with no lock up.
     

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