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by djm16
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: P3 Engine Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 19934

Re: P3 Engine Replacement

I am sorry you are swapping out the original motor for a P4 90 motor. The originals must be getting pretty rare indeed, although they are quite rebuildable as many spares are common to the Series 1 Land Rover engine. Yes, my P4 90 is much smoother and more powerful than my P3 75, so when I want to g...
by djm16
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Solex 30 PAAI 2 Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 26629

Re: Solex 30 PAAI 2 Parts

As others have said, the drain is there to prevent a flooded carb from flooding the engine too. Mine was blocked off. Being a perfectionist, I bought a length of copper capillary tube and soldered it in place, routing the 600mm of pipe through the supporting bracket attached to the oil pan.
by djm16
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Speed 14 engine reconditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 7457

Re: Speed 14 engine reconditioning

I am not advocating this, but just aware of it as a possibility. You need a cast iron crock pot and some pure-ish zinc. Heat the zinc in the crockpot to molten. Then dip each bearing shell in the molten zinc.
by djm16
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Blowing oil.
Replies: 2
Views: 3624

Blowing oil.

Are these symptoms related? 1) on 30 C days, after about a minute of heavy throttle the engine suddenly starts blowing a huge smoke screen. It goes away instantly on easing off the throttle, and the engine continues running as normal. The temperature gauge remains on 80 C. On cooler days, nothing un...
by djm16
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 5501

Re: wiring loom on a P3 75

hi Luli,
You might have a blue button on your screen, but I do not on mine.
regards
David
by djm16
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 5501

Re: wiring loom on a P3 75

Hi Luli,
Thanks for your reply.
I could not see any pictures of the main battery cable routing on the link you gave me. I could also not see how to view different chapters. Do you have an English language version of your website?

PS, beautiful job of the dashboard and instrument panel.
by djm16
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 5501

wiring loom on a P3 75

I inherited quite a lot of restoration work on this P3, including a new wiring loom. I am guessing that it was put in by a competent electrician, but without the benefit of knowing where things came from. So does anyone have pictures of the correct routing of the section of wiring loom from the fire...
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 10 Special
Replies: 21
Views: 18947

Re: Rover 10 Special

Tyre pressure will be very different depending on exactly what tyres you are using. If there is play (clearance?) in your steering then the track rod ends (TREs) and / or link rod ends are likely worn and need replacing. Or the steering box may be worn. It is unlikely to be an adjustment problem. Mo...
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Rover P4, the next 75 and all the variations
Topic: On the hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 11367

Re: On the hunt

I used my P4 daily for years. Now the 3 litre is on the road I use that more, better stereo and power steering.
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Rover P4, the next 75 and all the variations
Topic: engine knoch
Replies: 2
Views: 10352

Re: engine knoch

Knocking has to be coming from one end of the conrod or the other, ie big end or pinking. It would be very disappointing if it was a big end knock, but check the oil pressure anyway. Pinking under load would be either timing OR compression / octane mismatch. I had a 95 that was similar. I am guessin...