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positioning choke cable on air con car?

Discussion in 'V8 Engine' started by ButterFingers, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    hi there,
    I hope to be getting some air conditioning for my car and wonder where the choke cable is Re-positioned on the dashboard? A good place would be on the r/h side of the steering wheel on the dash where the ignition switch is? any ideas or pictures of same ?

    Peter

    Also the fuel reserve leaver?
     
  2. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Mines factory a/c. Choke cable sits on a binnacle that is to the right of the standard choke cable. Not integrated into any part of the console . Its always looked like an after thought. I can send a pic if needed
     
  3. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have seen a few different arrangements on local Rovers in terms of air conditioning Peter. Depending which one you decide on, the choke and fuel reserve knob may or may not need to be repositioned. When they are repositioned, the ones that I have seen as Gerald mentioned, sit together on a small binnacle to the right of where the standard chock cable is positioned. The glove boxes are also cut down with this arrangement so as to allow sufficient space for the unit.

    Ron.
     
  4. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    what is a binnacle? cant find dit on ebay or aldi? even a small one!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017 at 1:02 AM
  5. mikecoombs

    mikecoombs Active Member

    don't worry, Its all part of the kit...There is a piece that attaches to teh side of the unit that holds the choke, fuel reserve and the heater switch slides
     
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  6. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    thanks Mike, how is the garage cleaning going ?
    Peter
     
  7. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Re-positioned the choke cable to the r-h-s of the steering wheel. A much smother operation location, almost a straight line, through the bonnet cable grommet and a gentle curve to the carburetor.
    lubricated the cable with light oil and now pulls the choke on a treat. no more holding the plastic center consul with one hand and operating the starter switch with the other....
    Peter
     
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  8. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    what's your reserve cable operation like? Usually they are a right pain with the angles the cable goes thru and the positioning of the reserve tap as well.
     
  9. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    IMG_20170719_155627.jpg IMG_20170719_155647.jpg IMG_20170719_155808.jpg As per the factory
     
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  10. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hi Gerald,

    I don't recall ever seeing a local Rover with factory air like you have! The air conditioning systems that I have seen were obviously dealer fitment, and although the local of the choke and fuel reserve knobs on the binnacle are similar, everything else is completely different. I must day that I do like how neat and compact the factory installation is. :) Whereabouts are the vents that direct the cold air?

    Ron.
     
  11. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    No need to bend the gearlever with that installation either.
     
  12. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Hi Ron
    Most Rover P6 in Oz came from the Nelson plant in NZ. A/c was not an option on these cars.
    NADA cars had this system.
    As I was living in N/West Oz back in '72 I wanted a/c in mine, so had to get her in from the UK factory.
    I didn't like the local bulky option that was being installed in the NZ cars.
    The standard issue air vents in the dash and windscreen are also the outlet for the a/c.
    Neat and tidy aye?
    Only ever seen another factory a/c over here and that car is in the hands of KiwiRover. Another UK import [the P6 not Alan].
    Gerald
     
  13. SydneyRoverP6B

    SydneyRoverP6B Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is very neat indeed Gerald.

    I have seen local cars where they have had to, and others not.

    Ron.
     
  14. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Mine does not have a cable or anything , just a small flick switch (electrical) so the reserve function is not used.
    Also the main reason for re-positioning the choke cable was that I found it impossible to locate the hole again in the bulkhead after removing the cable and casing for lubrication, from it original location.
    Peter
    Some pictures of the modification...

    P7193085.JPG P7193086.JPG P7193087.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017 at 2:12 AM
  15. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Is this the standard australian version of air conditioning setup?
    IMG_6779.JPG

    Peter
     
  16. mikecoombs

    mikecoombs Active Member

    Yes that's it and pretty much what I will be sending up. With lots of tinkering you can get it to sit a lot flatter. they are very very effective. cools the car down in seconds as they are designed for Kingswoods and Falcons which are much bigger cars. The standard mounting and plumbing is a real bodge, I'm sure you can do better.

    Garage clear out ( I'm moving) is happening slowly. It took five people four hours to clear Half the garage and a full day for four people to clear the room behind which is about 1.5 garages in size... just started on the flynn collection under the house. I'm on my third barely liftable milk crate of shock absorbers (four should do it)
     
  17. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    hi mike, thank you for the update, how much stuff from the Flynn auction did you buy, I guess at least a trailer load?
    Peter
     

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