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New to-be P6B owner

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Rob1, May 12, 2018.

  1. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    Howdy,
    Well a mate of mine has just given me his P6B V8. I haven't seen it for nearly 20 years and it's been shedded most of that time. I'm looking forwards to making a trip over to him and seeing exactly what I've got myself into lol. I've mucked around with cars and v8s before but I'm new to Rover. :)
     
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  2. cobraboy

    cobraboy Well-Known Member

    Welcome !
    My car was shedded for 34 years, you wont be bored for a bit :)

    Pics of the un shedding please.
     
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  3. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    That be like getting a xmas prezzie. big time
     
  4. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    I'll take a camera when we exhume it. Main problem is finding the time when we're both free! In addition to that I have a Mk2 Cortina in the middle of a rebuild so I have to finish that before I can do any major work on the Rover...so I'm hoping there wont be any major work to do. Lots of little things I'm sure, but hopefully nothing major.
     
  5. classicalgreen

    classicalgreen Active Member

    welcome to site. do enjoy the car.its probably going to need a shed load of work as standing for long time! eg new hoses. fluids. do check. pads. discs .mine had bene. actually stuck on discs as no movement for 13 years! so new pads and discs were fitted. ended up replacing all callipers as partially seized /not working correctly.new Flexi pipes. brake lines .master brake cylinder and Servo assy! list goes on... you get the drift.
    asid enorme being a money pit. when it goes ( not that often ) it gets a lot of attention and gives a superb ride. the cornering at any speed will have you having a slight heart attack until you get used to it. they LEAN heavily..
     
  6. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    Sounds like awesome fun (the leaning, not the work lol) but yes, I'm expecting a long list of small things but hoping to avoid a full rebuild. Looking forwards to getting it. I've started moving things in the shed to give her a new home.
     
  7. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

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  8. Hi Rob,
    Which state/territory are you in?
    Regards,
    Paul.
     
  9. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    Howdy, I'm in South East Queensland, Australia. Just near Caboolture.
     
  10. Just up the road!
    I’m in Victoria, not far from Wilson’s Prom.
    Good to have you on board.
     
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  11. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    Well 'Reg' arrived!! I must say I'm REALLY impressed with his condition! A little rust in the drivers door and a small dent in the rear valence which prevents the boot from closing. Interior is mint and the damn thing doesn't look like it's been in a shed for ages! Last rego sticker is 2006, so much more recent than I thought! Radiator is full of crud so I'll send that off before I try starting the car. Overall very impressed, very happy, and very honoured my friend would give me such a fine vehicle. The missus is impressed too and can't wait to go for a drive. But I hasten slowly. In true old man fashion I can't find a cable to upload pics from my phone. Will post pics soon! 'Reg' has 35k miles from new and is a series one v8, mustard yellow with a black vinyl roof. Very classy!
     
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  12. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    Cant wait to see your pics! sounds like a nice car indeed.

    Graeme
     
  13. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    [​IMG] So I'm not sure if this works...but here is Reg.
     
  14. Rob1

    Rob1 Member

    What's the best way to post pics?
     

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