[ROVERNET - UK] Radiator Cap for P3

Andrew Moss amoss at magma.ca
Sat Jan 29 18:16:14 GMT 2005

Thanks for the reply Marc,

When I say that mine is threaded, I mean the way the cap attached to the
radiator. On my P3 the cap would have to be screwed into the radiator
many turns before it makes a seal. On the other P3 that I have seen (
Peter Heaster's), the cap just twists 1/4 turn to put it in place on the
rad. It has these little fingers that provide the seal instead of

I am trying to find out if there is a Rover rad cap that would have a
screw thread. I'm not sure if mine has been modified to accept an after
market one or for another model of Rover rad cap.

Thanks again for the info,


-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Stainier [mailto:marc.stainier at belgacom.net] 
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 12:02 PM
To: amoss at magma.ca; rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: RE: [ROVERNET - UK] Radiator Cap for P3

Hi Andrew
normally, as far as I know, all the radcaps for P2's & P3's don't have
any little fingers on or around.They just have a small fin in the
middle. The Viking's head was fit on prewar models only. It needs a
"flat" radcap. Now, I know, (thanks to Ben IrishRover) that some radcaps
were machined to make it flat to accept the famous viking. Original flat
radcaps are realy hard to find now...I know the problem very well.
Regards Marc

P2 12Hp '47
P2 16Hp '47
P2 12Hp '46

-----Message d'origine-----
De : rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]De la part de Andrew Moss
Envoyé : samedi 29 janvier 2005 14:04 À : Rovernet Objet : [ROVERNET -
UK] Radiator Cap for P3

Hi Ben,

I also have a P3 that needs a radiator cap. I have looked at another P3
and mine seems to be modified to accept a threaded cap. I think the
original has little fingers to hold it in place.

What was the Viking head cap used on? Does it have a threaded base?


'49 P3
'70 3500s
'66 2000TC
'84 VDP

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