[ROVERNET - UK] P6B - Rear Brakes removal

Ron Morey morey814 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 30 18:37:25 BST 2004

Greetings all. I just want to pass on one of those times I gained 
"experience after I needed it". This is a warning about heat under a P6 
chassis. I once purchased a P6 to repair the floor and sell-for a profit of 
course. I removed all of the interior and folded the rear carpets into the 
middle of the car. I was using oxy-acetylene as I  did not have a MIG. As I 
was welding on the outside edge of the floor under the car the heat 
travelled inside the rear floor cross bracket and set the underlay on fire. 
The rest of the story was a comedy (tragic comedy) of errors. It involved 
not heeding warnings, having a fire extinguisher buried on the bench, a 
garden hose that was kinked and a near empty water bucket. I still have the 
body parts and mechanical and that is all that is left of the P6 for profit 

So there you go. If I can pass on anything positive from this experience it 
1) dont heat under the floor of a P6 unless you absolutely have to
2) use a spotter if you have to use heat
3) do you know where your fire extinguisher is-exactly?
4) remove all underlay and combustibles that are near the spot

By the way, underlay as used in the Rovers that I have seen, carries flame 
across it's surface at an amazing rate. If it is smoldering and you lift it 
off the heated surface you will now have a very large torch.

All the best. May all your sparks be controlled.

>From: "roger matheson" <rogerdm at iprimus.com.au>
>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B - Rear Brakes removal
>Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:39:20 -0700
>Hi Michael,
>The nut with the cover may be 7/8th or 11/16 AF  If you remove the 
>assembly and pull out the handbrake actuating pin you should have good
>access to this nut.  In the past I have needed all my (considerable) weight
>on a foot long spanner to undo the nut.  fortunately the caliper is well
>held to the differential casing.  this means that you could put an 
>pipe on the spanner for extra leverage.  I would definetly invest in a
>quality ring spanner, and then you will never have to do the job again.
>Once the nut is removed you will need a 1/4 inch allen key engage in the
>pin.  However the pin is held in by the nut you have already removed.  I
>would spray in plenty of releasing oil, take the two rubber "O" rings off
>the nut and screw it back in say three turns.  I would put some anti
>clockwide pressure on the alen key and gently tap the end of the nut so as
>to drift the pin towards the middle of the car.  this will also have the
>effect of centralising the pin as you prise it loose.
>Let us know how you go because the additional method of setting fire to 
>car is always a last resort.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Pellow" <mp349 at ww.co.nz>
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:46 AM
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B - Rear Brakes removal
> >
> >
> > I am in the process of dismantling my spare car and am presently
> > attempting to remove the rear calipers. I have removed the pads (as per
> > the ROM) but the hinge pin assembly is causing me problems. I have
> > removed the rear nut but the front one (facing to the middle of the car)
> > will not budge. The nut itself appears to be approx. 15/16 in or 24mm
> > but it also appears to have some sort of cover over it bent over on all
> > sides - sort of shaped over the nut. The car is a 1976 model. Has anyone
> > had any similar experiences? Or does anyone have any tips on how to get
> > it off? I'd be very grateful.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Ray Wilkins
> >
> > 1976 P6B
> >
> > Melbourne, Australia
> >
> >
> > Some people break off the clip that is over the nut .If all else fails 
> > can do this .Beleive it or not, it is a captive device ,to ensure the 
> > dosnt come undone.Asocket will fit over it ,and,with a long tommy bar it
> > should come undone.when you expose the pin use an allen key but undo 
> > the nut at the other end as you can get more purchase.Tap the nut back 
> > the the pin extrude out to the middle of the car.After many years of
> > undisturbed ,they require some persuasion to come out.
> >
> > Michael Pellow
> > 2x 46 10 HP
> >      49 P3 75 6 light
> >      59 P4 60
> >      62 P4 110
> >      65 3ltr Mk II auto Saloon
> >      66 3ltr MkII 4 spd Coupe
> >      72  P6B S
> >      73  P6B S
> >      82  2000 SD1 5spd
> >      84  3500 SD1 5spd
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> >
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