[ROVERNET - UK] Introduction/Questions
gout at comcast.net
Thu Sep 16 18:21:45 BST 2004
Thanks Vern, and everyone else. I appreciate the info and am very glad
to see that an active Rover community exists.
On the generator, it appears that the slider bracket for adjusting the
belt tension is, um, plastic? Is this right?
The trunk hinges are shot because the PO pushed the car onto a tow
dolly with another car and pushed the bumper into the boot, denting it
and bending the hinges so that it will no longer close. He said the
brakes were locked. Other than that the car was /is pretty straight and
complete though a bit rusty in some spots. A bunch of spots.
The car was originally the pale yellow one, I don't know the name of
it. the PO gave it a $130 paint job. From the looks of it he did not
want to splurge to get the car washed first. It is now a dark metallic
green with chunks of yellow where the green has fallen off.
The rover club of Canada sounds like a great resource. I will be
joining it shortly.
On Sep 15, 2004, at 6:04 PM, Vern Klukas wrote:
>> Hi all, I became a member of this list a few weeks ago and am finally
>> getting around to introducing myself. I live in Seattle, Washington,
>> USA. I have wanted a Rover for many years and recently picked up a
>> 67 2000TC off of e-bay for $120. It had sat for 2 years but after
>> about an hour of messing with the starter, I was able to drive it
>> home. No surprise, it needs a little work. I am finishing up
>> restoring a 73 BMW 2002 and know how to turn a wrench but am new to
>> the Rover and Brit cars in general. I would appreciate any advice and
>> info on parts sources etc. Currently, aside from a little rust, it
>> only has 3 issues I need to deal with before I can drive it.
>> 1. generator is dead. Is there an easy alternator conversion that can
>> be done ?
> Adding an alternator is quite easy. Some welding to the bracket is
> best, but you can also use long spacers etc, etc. My experience is
> with the Std 80-90s ac delco self regulated alternator, others can no
> doubt offer different makes.
>> 2. Water pump leaking. Is there a source for rebuild kits or failing
>> that a good source for a replacement.
> Currently one pump up on ebay.
>> 3. Trunk hinges are shot. Any suggestions on replacements would be
>> greatly appreciated.
> Well, if you joined the Rover Club of Canada there is a stockpile of
> parts just a few hours north of you ;-).
> Why are they shot?
>> Also a source for carpet would be great too.
> There is actually a outfit in Vancouver WA,
> http://www.autoupholsterykits.com/ that claims to have a pattern for a
> P6, check them out. Otherwise I know of no source of carpet. If you
> are looking at doing your own, and have the cash, the closest
> currently available material is the english wool wilton carpeting,
> thought it has slightly too long a pile. What colour is your car?
> Oh and by the way, welcome to world of Rovers. Good luck and happy
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Frank Sommers
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