[ROVERNET - UK] 2000 Clutch Woes
geraldmiller at clear.net.nz
Tue Feb 7 22:10:40 GMT 2006
Im running Michelin 195/70/14 on my P6b no problems
NZ 72 p6b
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From: "Paul Smith" <vmitps at netspace.net.au>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000 Clutch Woes
> 185 are fine.
> I use them on the SC with standard top links.
> Inflate front to 33psi to keep steering light enough.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dermot Harvey" <roverman2 at verizon.net>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 6:49 AM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000 Clutch Woes
>> Thanks Eric and Stephen for the musings on my '69 TC Clutch. Yes,
>> Stephen, I usually bleed the clutch as you suggest by taking it off and
>> hanging it down. I'm a bit suspicious about the flexible nylon tube
>> that connects to the slave cylinder. I am wondering if air is getting
>> drawn in around the connection to the steel ends of the pipe. I might
>> try making up a solid steel hydraulic line, as I think the nylon
>> hydraulic line has been unavailable new for years. I live in Rockland
>> County, about 25 miles North of NYC. Come and visit!
>> Eric, my clutch was fine until I replaced it many years ago. I probably
>> used a GCC192 clutch cover plate with the bare clutch fingers and a
>> GCP209 clutch disc. I also used the thick gasket FRC1217 under the
>> clutch withdrawal housing. These should be the correct parts for the
>> '69. The crank for the slave cylinder was set up correctly as per the
>> shop manual.
>> This 'new' clutch has always been a bit marginal about withdrawing
>> completely. I had a similar problem with a 68 or 69 car that I replaced
>> the clutch on for a customer.
>> I can only assume that there is a slight difference in the late clutch
>> parts (These clutch part numbers are from my 1974 parts book). The 1969
>> parts book that I have lists the clutch cover as 571280 and the clutch
>> plate as 605005. The Unipart numbers I quoted earlier might not be
>> direct supercessions to the Rover part numbers
>> Eric, I couldn't find the photos of the clutch on the Rover Car Club of
>> Canada website, but I did see pictures of your '69 TC. It is almost
>> identical to mine! My TC is Cameron Green with the black Vinyl
>> interior, a full length Webasto sunroof and the 'correct' roof top
>> antenna! My car also has no a/c but it has Sundym glass. My serial
>> number is 85904118F - what's yours? I took the Webasto sunroof from a
>> '65 or '66 car plus the Magstar wheels.
>> Whilst on the subject of the P6, what tires are people putting on their
>> P6's? 165 and 175 tires are pretty much unavailable. I think 185 tires
>> may rub on the top link assembly when the car is loaded. The 3500S has
>> an offset top link assembly. Also, 185 tires make the steering very
>> Dermot Harvey
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