[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Design & Rear Suspension Function
vmitps at netspace.net.au
Tue Apr 8 09:10:48 BST 2008
> Wow , I managed to put the cat amongst the pigeons. One last thought
> ,William Lyons created a well designed ,cheap IRS system for his Jaguars
> ,with no worries about either road holding or sliding joints locking up. .
> .An E type had much more power to transmit than a P6 four cylinder or the
> P6B . In fairness to Rover E type back brakes were just as difficult to
> service . Jags tended not to corner on their door handles , unlike hard
> driven P6s
> 40 years on the E type is a bottomless money pit in waiting , which is why
> I sold mine and bought a P6. However the P6 serves as a mechanical toy
> for my engineering dotage , it is not intended as a serious method of
> daily transport.
> One final thought ;the 1948 P3 is about the same overall size and weight
> as the P6. The P3 has much more passenger space and nearly as much luggage
> space . The P6 is vastly more complex .
> Progress ??
I use mine as the only car. It is fine.
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