[ROVERNET - UK] Introduction/Questions
gout at comcast.net
Thu Sep 16 22:49:52 BST 2004
I am fortunate that a shop manual came with the car. I agree it is
really good. I think the PO actually took pretty good care of it but
just got too busy with other things and was not able to deal with it
for a couple of years.
On Sep 16, 2004, at 10:33 AM, Tom Trafton wrote:
> Hi Frank
> Welcome to the world of Rovers. One suggestion I would like to make
> is to
> see if you can find a Rover service manual. I would recommend the
> manual as opposed to the after market types. The factory manual is
> complete, one of the best I have ever used. They appear sometimes on
> or it is possible that a fellow Rovernetter may have a spare they are
> willing to part with.
> Good luck on getting your Rover back in driving condition.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Sommers" <gout at comcast.net>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Introduction/Questions
>> 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
>> 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.
>> thanks all
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