Lockdown Jobs

harveyp6

Well-Known Member
#24
ISTR we roughly secured the bellcrank in place then undid the nuts and let it all go to remove it, (H&S duly noted) then took the studs out in the vice, replaced with the studding, put it all back on, then swapped the studs back to the OE ones.
 
#25
Replace each bolt with studding in turn leaving the main length in the cabin & fit a pair of locked nuts on each. Then using the nuts turn the studding clockwise, each a little at a time so the spring decompresses evenly.

The man himself may have something to add/correct. :hmm:
I'll correct myself. You'll be undoing the nuts to allow the spring tension to pull the studding out rather than turning it. You'll be using the locked nuts to insert the studding in the first place and then to remove it.
 

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#29
That is a really nice solid looking car :)

As you say, driving in salt doesn't pay dividends & it's something I've stopped doing if I can avoid it. The cars are around 50 years old after all ;)
 
#30
Great stuff. So glad you masked off the door hinges. Painted hinges are my pet peeve! Is that Scarab Blue?
Great stuff. So glad you masked off the door hinges. Painted hinges are my pet peeve! Is that Scarab Blue?
Corsica Blue is the colour, however I never could tell the Rover Blues apart unless they were all parked close to each other! I think Corsica is the darker of the them all.
 

mrtask

Well-Known Member
#31
It is a very fetching shade of blue. I can't tell all the various P6 shades of blue apart either, and I've yet to see them all parked up alongside each other for comparison. Phil speaks the truth. I drove my Rover for eight consecutive winters and the salt has accelerated the corrosion process to the point I now need to either pay for lots of metal working magic to be performed, or more likely find a solid replacement set of wings and doors. My car is Admiralty Over Rust!
 

cobraboy

Well-Known Member
#32
I have begun to realise that the old girl has been a bit demanding lately during lockdown, here is a brief summary of recent works.

Brakes (again) on going saga.
Windscreen change ( new screen, old rubber ) may remove again to fit a Scotts rubber if I get one.
Re bush carb throttle spindles with kit bought from the US. Pick up and idle much nicer now.
Investigate drive line clack, ( diff mounts and driveshaft splines )
Chirp from front bellcrank bushes, grease nipples to fit.
Change out water pump as two part viscous fan mount parted company. Installed std pump and steel fan to get to Snetterton. Re worked fan mount and re fitted viscous set up.
Change radiator as investigation revealed pin hole in the front ( probably caused by a stone on track )
Chase down reason for brake warning light circuit going dead. ( Bullet connectors in engine bay )
Change distributor timing from ported to manifold vacuum.
Find and fix various engine oil weeps.
Buy adjustable PCV valve and fit. Make sealed oil catch tank for PCV line. Oil consumption now drastically reduced.
Get drivers seatbelt re worked with new reel and webbing keeping old fittings.
Buy and fit Buick rocker covers.

Bored moi ? er no !
 
#33
I have just realised, and I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but it has come to my attention that I should have three rubber strips under my bonnet, attached to the bonnet. One long one along the back, and two at the front going either side of the locking latch. My question is do any of the members on here have any photographs so I can see where exactly they go, and ideally how I should fit them? Many thanks in advance
 

Barten

Active Member
#38
Hi Sdibbers, On Booth my S2 P6’es there are two tubes in the front of the bonnet. That is one 3500 and one 3500s. On my 1965 2000 however, there are nothing at the front. So probably an addition that came with the S2 in 1971.
regards, Barten
 

sdibbers

Well-Known Member
#39
Hi Sdibbers, On Booth my S2 P6’es there are two tubes in the front of the bonnet. That is one 3500 and one 3500s. On my 1965 2000 however, there are nothing at the front. So probably an addition that came with the S2 in 1971.
regards, Barten
Thanks, mines a 2000tc from 1969, so that makes sense.
 
#40
spent nearly all day getting the bonnet to shut properly! However driving at the maximum permissible speed I’m pleased to say the bonnet seems to shudder 6A91DB3B-9709-460D-99BA-827383F6FC8A.jpeg no more, and other than a couple of door cards and some door seals, my lockdown job is nearly finished. I must say I’m pretty pleased with the result! I bought this car when I was 17, I am now 53. I can honestly say this is the best she has ever looked in my ownership.
 
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