Category Archives: modifications

A productive day – Brakes, suspension and bump stops

I’m going to keep this short as I’ve had a productive day. Bellow is a photo of the damaged caliper piston rubber. What cannot be shown is the lack of elasticity of the rubber, it is like cardboard. The rip … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Handbrakes and brake bais.

This weekend I manufactured a DIY hydraulic handbrake and fitted a bias valve to stop the rear brake bias. Tim has always wanted an hydraulic handbrake as they aid the auto test sections of the rallies we do. I have … Continue reading

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Tie Rod plate, getting the angle correct.

If you remember I made a plate mounted at the end of transmission tunnel to take the radius rods. As I wanted to keep the rod end bearing as close as possible to this plate so getting an accurate angle … Continue reading

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Welding plates and sub-frames

I’ve not posted for a few weeks. First I’ve been busy doing other things, second I’ve tried to spend most of my time working on the Rover. Now the warmer weather has returned I’ve been happy to be in the … Continue reading

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Cutting holes

Not much work done over the weekend, but I did some cutting to the shell. Made some hard points in the boxed cross beam that runs between the rear spring mounts. These are to mount the front diff sub frame … Continue reading

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Mocking the Jag IRS in the Rover P6

This weekend was spent mocking up the Jag parts to the Rover. In the comfort of the house I drew up the mounting of the diff and it’s suspension. How to put this plan into action? Well being an engineer … Continue reading

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Clearing the P6’s back end!

Now the Jag bits are ready to be either modified or fitted to the Rover, it was time to remove the De Dion axle and other suspension parts. I feel a little sad to be pulling the axle out of … Continue reading

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