Hi from QLD

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Hello all, just to say hello from South East Queensland. Just started a project to get a 1974 P6 V8 back on the road. It was my father inlaws and has been sitting for at least 15 years. It is in pretty good nick inside and I cant see any obvious signs of rust apart from a small bubble on a door and hope there is none hidden. Started draining the fuel tank today and plan on doing coolant and engine oil when time permits. The rear calipers look like they have been done before it was laid up but the fronts are binding and the pedal wont budge so a bit of work to do.
Cheers Allan.
 

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Woo-Hoo! another 74! With the front brakes, bank on new pistons and seals - the pistons do all the sealing, the bores in the body just need to be clean. Start hitting the big bolts with WD40 or similar. More pics of progress. Start a thread in Members Projects. A good interior is an excellent start - get some leather treatment into the seats to restore their flexibility, soften them up.
 
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Woo-Hoo! another 74! With the front brakes, bank on new pistons and seals - the pistons do all the sealing, the bores in the body just need to be clean. Start hitting the big bolts with WD40 or similar. More pics of progress. Start a thread in Members Projects. A good interior is an excellent start - get some leather treatment into the seats to restore their flexibility, soften them up.
Funny you should say that, I have already done a bit of WD40ing. I am expecting replacing the the fronts and the master. But will take them apart and if they look ok kit them but after sitting so long I expect the worse. It would be closer to 20 years in a garage not 15 as i first thought. Bought some new fuel line today and will replace the lot. Keen to get the motor started then do the brakes and power steering so I can drive it.
 

jp928

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Take care when undoing the caliper bolts - make sure the heads are clean and you get the spanner/socket on them fully - one of the bolts rounded on mine, and we had to split the caliper, drill right through one bolt, and use a freeze spray to get it out. The M/cyl is a common type, all you need is the bore size - which doesnt fall readily to hand. Since they were all boosted I think the m/cyls were the same on all models. If you havent already, get the last parts book - RTC9022B, 1977 - its indexed 2 ways and is invaluable.
PS - m/cyl is 7/8" bore. Complete new one is probably best.
 
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Hello all, just to say hello from South East Queensland. Just started a project to get a 1974 P6 V8 back on the road. It was my father inlaws and has been sitting for at least 15 years. It is in pretty good nick inside and I cant see any obvious signs of rust apart from a small bubble on a door and hope there is none hidden. Started draining the fuel tank today and plan on doing coolant and engine oil when time permits. The rear calipers look like they have been done before it was laid up but the fronts are binding and the pedal wont budge so a bit of work to do.
Cheers Allan.
Where in South East Queensland are you? I went to a Nat Rover meet back in 2012 in Stanthorpe. It was a great event!
 
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