[ROVERNET - UK] Back on the list
glenwilson at cavtel.net
Mon Feb 6 22:43:28 GMT 2006
I think Dermot's in Haverstraw, across the river north of Nyack.
He is a noted artist of the Hudson River School and knew Rip Van Winkle
On Sun, 2006-02-05 at 10:15 -0500, Steven Dibdin wrote:
> Hi Dermot,
> I had the same problem with my 2000TC recently. Vern Klaus recommended
> removing the slave cylinder from the bell housing leaving it hanging down
> and bleeding while the nipple points up. I was amazed how much air I still
> got out! That and the lever angle have helped considerably. Having said
> that, with trying to find the time to rebuild the brake servos I haven't had
> much time to take advantage of it recently. I need to find a job that pays
> as well but only has half the hours!
> On another subject, are in you in NYC too? I noticed on your post about your
> wife's SD1 demise. A shame.
> Best of luck,
> Steven Dibdin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dermot Harvey" <roverman2 at verizon.net>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 4:31 PM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Back on the list
> > Hi Everyone,
> > I'm finally back on the list after a 2 year hiatus. I was bumped off the
> > list because of a full mailbox and couldn't get back on! I kept getting as
> > notice saying that I was already a subscriber!
> > Anyway, I got a new e-mail address and was able to resubscribe.
> > During this 2 year absence I put together a very nice SD1 for my wife as
> > her daily driver. Last year I had it painted and it looked stunning.Alas,
> > someone ran a red light in New York City last week
> > and broadsided her. Thank God she was in a Rover as she walked away
> > unhurt, but the car is a real mess. I'm not sure yet whether we are going
> > to try to rebuild it or not.
> > Does anyone out there have an unrusty clean SD1 auto? Mechanicals are not
> > so important. I have a good 5 speed SD1, except that it needs paint
> > ($2000+ around here for a decent paint job)
> > So I might do a 5 speed to auto conversion. I don't think this would be
> > too difficult - anyone out there done it?
> > On another point, my trusty 2000TC has clutch woes. Despite rebuilding the
> > hydraulics several times, the clutch plate barely withdraws enough which
> > sometimes leads to difficult gear engagement and disengagement..
> > Years ago, maybe on this list, someone had a fix for this common P6
> > problem. It involved fitting a slightly longer stroke slave cylinder. Does
> > anyone know what slave cylinder would do the trick? I'm having problems
> > remembering the cylinder, as it went by a single name rather than by a car
> > make and model
> > Dermot Harvey
> > 1969 2000TC
> > 21/2 Rover SD1 1980
> > O
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