[ROVERNET - UK] Rover rescued
kkinard at swbell.net
Fri Oct 15 00:38:02 BST 2004
I guess that means I can't put A/C on the car and be
Among the papers that were in the car was the original
window sticker. It had never been applied to the
window. The only options were tinted glass (all
windows) and the Magstar wheels. The Magstar caps are
available for Mustangs as mentioned for about $60
each. I think I can save the center out of the bad
The Mustang Magstars are available (15" rim, 4 1/2"
bolt patern, 4" backspace, chrome rim) for $329 each.
You can machine the bolt holes oversize to use Cragar
offset bushings and fit them to Rover hubs, but the
shallow backspacing and wide (7") rim probably mean
rear wing interference on a P6. Wheel Vintiques
offers a Billet Magstar in 17" and 18" diameters.
We went to San Antonio today to take the cat to our
daughter's. We're off to Kiwi country on Monday.
--- Richard Elliott <relliott44 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Kent, it was great to see you. I am grateful for
> opportunity to help in the rescue.
> Your car is very interesting for the low mileage and
> as I had not seen the Dunlop brakes previously. I
> believe that Dunlops and no A/C are OEM for that
> because it is an 'A' suffix. I was quite sure the
> was in fact a 1966 model. I am not sure about the
> engine mounts.
> By that time period, A/C was expected to be OEM or a
> conversion on new cars being sold in North Texas.
> a $4000+ asking price, the lack of this feature may
> have caused this car to sit on the lot for a long
> It was fantastic to see a 'Blue Label' (our term)
> it brought back the fond memories of my own, which
> a '67. How many are known to be in Texas?
> Kent, let us try to locate the other 'driver'. If
> can pass along any contact information for the
> Diabetes organization to which it was donated, I
> try to catch up to their auction and perhaps throw
> a bid. I may get lucky.
> Also, I would like to point out that during my
> from Dr. Birdsong's, I realized he was not far from
> where Rev. Hooks used to have his Rover dealership.
> Does anyone know what happened to him and all those
> P6s? I last contacted him sometime in the mid '80s.
> Perhaps Dr. Birdsong has some information.
> from Texas,
> Richard Elliott
> 1970 P6B NADA Tobbacco Leaf
> --- Kent Kinard <kkinard at swbell.net> wrote:
> > Dear Netters,
> > Richard Elliott and I rescued an interesting
> > yesterday. I have
> > posted information previously (I think) about Dr.
> > Karl Birdsong and his
> > 2000TC's. I bought one from him over the summer
> > was planning to go
> > back for at least one more in January. However,
> > Birdsong very
> > suddenly decided to move to assisted living (he is
> > 92) and disposed of
> > his driveable car before we could get there. The
> > one car we rescued and
> > some of the parts we found have raised some
> > questions for me.
> > Although I have been collecting pieces for a
> > for some time, I am
> > relatively unfamiliar with the 2000/2200 cars.
> > vehicle rescued is a
> > very early "blue label" 1967 2000TC VIN# 41800306A
> > and has 62K miles on
> > the clock (condition bears this out, decent black
> > leather, no rust. The
> > engine block is missing, but we managed to gather
> > parts of two engines
> > from the upstairs portion of the good doctor's
> > along with a couple
> > of transmissions and several radiators, including
> > very new looking TC
> > radiator. Among the pieces were three sets of
> > engine mounts...one set
> > of cast steel or iron, one set of
> > welded-up/fabricated steel, and one
> > set of alloy. Which mounts would have been
> > to the car? The
> > front calipers on the car say "Dunlop" and there
> > at least one rear
> > end assembly with Dunlop brakes in the assortment
> > gathered. Would
> > this car have been equipped with Dunlop brakes?
> > Roveresoterically,
> > Kent K.
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