[ROVERNET - UK] Power Bulges

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Thu Oct 19 02:31:14 BST 2006

Hi John,
What Mike is making reference to are the bulges on the 
Series 2 bonnet and not the scoops we got on the NAS 
3500S.  Mike is in Australia and they didn't get cars with 
the three bonnet scoops....although I have sent several 
sets of scoops in that general direction.  The Series 2 
bulges may serve as reenforcement to a certain extent, but 
they really are stupid and useless, unlike the scoops 
which are essential in all but the coldest climates. 
 Series 2 bulges are found on both fours and V8's.  We 
only got 222 Series 2 P6's in North America and they are 
the rarest production P6.  They are all '71 models and 
most seem to have disappeared.  Hank Manwell has one and I 
am sure there are others.  I had one but it was very 
incomplete when I found it having been stripped of its 
bonnet and doors and left to rot.  There are at least two 
2200TC's in North America now and they are, of course, 
Series 2's, but I know of no genuine Series 2 V8's.  Time 
to confess if you have one.  Surely there are no informers 
for DOT, EPA or Customs on RoverNet.

Kent K.

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:11:05 -0500
  "JOHN HALL" <J.HALL11 at COMCAST.NET> wrote:
> The bulges do have a useful purpose. The center one is 
>the main air intake to the carbs thru the filter 
>assembly. The smaller ones are for weather changes. The 
>TC 4 cylinder bonnets did not have them. If you are in an 
>area where the temp gets above 75 f , the engine will 
>over heat. if you live in a cold climate the smaller 
>vents being in the winter (closed) position will help 
>keep you warm. The P6B is one of the top 10 most 
>respected autos made post WW2. I call mine tanks. The 
>engine will slide under the driver in a headon collision. 
>It has real bumpers and the best dual 4 wheel brakeing 
>systems ever made. Even Rolls uses a simular system.
> John Hall 
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