While the panels are away, we play…..

We reached our deadline for sending the panels to the painter. We didn’t get them completely finished, the door skins were only just held on and the lower skin repairs were given to the painter in a state that he needs to do some panel beating before he’ll start the painting preparation. Are need to keep to a schedule is greater than the want to do everything ourselves.

So the panels were put into a van and taken to the painter

Rover P6 Panels in van

Rover P6 Panels in van

And the car put into the garage naked; there I’ve finally posted the bare P6 picture

Bare Rover P6 in garage

Bare Rover P6 in garage

A few days later we started into the mechanics and removed the rear suspension to tighten the preload on the 4HA Jag diff. The preload had never been set and for motorsport usage the preload should be much greater than a road going Jag. I’ll aim for 75 ft.lbs. Here you can see the amount of muck around the diff and in the brakes, big clumps of cow stuff.

Good to see all the fabricated parts are holding up well, the only thing we can see not up to the job is some welding around the damper mounts. The lower arms will be cleaned and the weld repaired. Boy is this thing heavy.

Narrowed Jag IRS Rover P6

Narrowed Jag IRS Rover P6

And here’s more detail of all that mud.

Jag Diff 4HA in subframe

Jag Diff 4HA in subframe

We also found a lot more rust in the sills so it was a rather frantic day.

I can’t help look at this gap between the diff and the boot well and think of an anti-roll bar; ‘Watch this space’.

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