[ROVERNET - UK] Rovers in both hemispheres!

James Radcliffe j_radcliffe at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 28 13:40:38 BST 2007

>Message: 3
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:52:09 +0000 (UTC)
>From: "Chris J Wilson" <chris at chris-wilson.org>
>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Certificate of Conformity & Hello
>To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
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>Hi all,
>It's been a while since I last was a member of Rovernet - I think about 10 
>years now when I was still living in New Zealand. I've been in England for 
>the last couple of years, and working my way through the Rover range.
>I still have a '67 P6 2000SC back in NZ, and over the last couple of years 
>I've had a '97 414Si hatchback and a '98 416Si saloon. I've currently got a 
>'70 P6B Estate (resto project) and tomorrow I'm picking up a '70 or '71 
>The reason I'm not sure on the year is simply that the car has no 
>paperwork. It's an Ebay purchase and the guy bought it for parts, drove it 
>around his village once and then parked it up. Fortunately for me, he 
>didn't strip the engine out and I've managed to get hold of it. We tried to 
>start it the other weekend for the first time in a year, and the only 
>reason we can see that it wouldn't fire was because the distributor cap is 
>damaged. So tomorrow I'm taking some spares from the Estate and hopefully 
>she'll start up. The bodywork isn't bad - some surface rust - but none of 
>the usual boot floor/chassis rust you'd expect, and she has a rather nice 
>set of minilites fitted too.
>As there is no paperwork or even old number plates, I have to start from 
>scratch. I don't think it'll be a big job getting this one back on the 
>road, and it'll give my BMW 1-series a rest with all the miles I'm doing.
>In the UK, to register a car without any plates, you need to use a 
>Certificate of Conformity as a reference sheet. This lets you pull certain 
>car-weight-size-related figures and input them onto the form. As you 
>normally get this from the manufacturer and as I doubt that the Chinese 
>know a lot about the old paperwork, does anyone either have one of these 
>for a series 2 P6B, or know where I might be able to get a recent UK-issued 
>Any help would be appreciated..
>Chris Wilson
>Hampshire, England

I thought I was the only person with Rovers in both Hemispheres of the 
globe. I have a 2000TC in the US, and a 2000 automatic is Australia.



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