[ROVERNET - UK] eBay P5 near Philly
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Kinard" <kkinard at wcc.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] eBay P5 near Philly
> On Sun, 3 Sep 2006 08:43:02 -0500
> Stephen JC Beer <stephen at beerinc.com> wrote:
>> How difficult would it be to make into a left hand drive, I wonder?
> Hi Stephen,
> I think I addressed this matter for P5B's, but will go over it again for
> the Mk. II's as there are some differences.
> Gathering all the separate pieces would be a nightmare, but Mk. II saloons
> are realatively plentiful and most of the ones in North America are LHD,
> so that helps. Assuming you have a saloon parts car, the following would
> be necessary:
> Change power seering box and idler. Pump and reservoir can stay put.
> High and low pressure hoses must be changed.
> Splice wiring harness using LHD harness pieces where necessary. This is
> the part that's easier on the Mk. II because you have a parts car with
> most of the harness parts you need. Keep in mind there are some
> differences between Coupe and saloon.
> Change steering column, dash(it cannot be changed as a unit but must be
> disassembled), glove box (only one, as this coupe has a radio which you
> can keep if you can get it to work) and column drop.
> Change shift linkage (this is harder than on the V8 because the V8 has a
> floor shift). Linkage adjustment with the DG (Three band) gearbox is
> critical. If the parts car has stick and OD, consider changing gearbox,
> but that is it's own can of worms.
> move pedals, master cylinder, and brake line from MC to booster. The
> other parts of the brake system are OK as is except that this car has
> non-functional brakes. Figure a brake rebuild into the mix. The booster
> rebuild kits (Girling) are available from Moss (Austin Healey) but Ruth
> says the Lockheed boosters (as on P6) can be substituted. The proper
> blanking plates for the old MC hole and other bits can come from the
> saloon. Coupe firewall should have all the proper new holes in place
> Change throttle linkage and pedal (actually one of the harder parts of the
> swap handbrake brackets move handbrake handle and change handbrake idler
> swap carpets
> I think that's it.
> Not too hard, just time consuming (four years and counting).
> Kent K.
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