The story was picked up and reported in other publications, not only domestically but also in Germany, at the time Europe's largest national car market and an important target export market for the company. All that is left is to fill up a few holes in the bell-housing. We no longer work on Range Rovers, Discos or Series Rovers. However if you insist we hope these notes are of some assistance. All gearboxes have the same internal ratios, but there were various changes to materials, bearings and selector mechanisms throughout production. These gearboxes only weigh 27kgs and are ideally suited to the smaller classic cars up to 2. Supplied jetted to suit the standard 3.
An adaptor plate kit is available for enlarging secondary jets. This later gearbox is smoother than the earlier unit, but slightly less durable. Also as a gearbox conversion specialist many special conversions have been carried out for customers, including electric vehicle and marine conversions. From 1967-1969 there is also a plate with the chassis number at the front offside under the bonnet. The last 2200 came off the production line on 19 March 1977, a left-hand drive export version that was then converted to right-hand drive by Tourist Trophy Garage, Farnham.
It set a new standard when it came to refinement, performance and handling — and even now the P6 is fabulous to drive, in original 4-cylinder form or with the powerful V8 engine. Keep the radiator cap on to reduce coolant loss. You will probably be able to see two nylon bushes floating on the selector shaft. Power Steering Box complete 572714 Steering Track Rod Assembly complete 572834 Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 572846 High Pressure Hose 578211 Low Pressure Hose 572722 Low Pressure Hose 578205 Power Steering Pump complete Page 13. These pages are from work we did in the past and left up for your enjoyment.
The speedometer only went up to 110mph and the centre console and pedals were different on later cars. It can be retro-fitted without too much difficulty; expect to pay circa £400-£500 to convert a V8. If the selection does not improve as the gearbox warms up, the clutch push-rod may be incorrectly adjusted, or the release bearing may be suspect. It also offers excellent throttle response. A single hydraulically damped arm was mounted on the bulkhead for the steering.
Reinsert the bushes over the shaft and slot them home into the carriers. Check operation with car stationary, if everything appears satisfactory go for a very careful test drive. The character Jack Irish drives a yellow Rover 2000 in the second season of the television series. One innovative feature was the prism of plastic on the top of the front side lights. Supplied jetted to suit the standard 3. Side view, with low roofline apparent While enjoyed considerable success with the estate version of their , Rover seemed happy to leave that sector of the market entirely open to their old rival.
However, I made an extra plug on the lathe to sit in the top of the tube. That was his first fairly serious attempt at making a special part, at age 16. Rover had identified a developing market between the standard '1. All variants carried the battery in the boot and had new exterior fixtures such as a plastic front air intake to replace the alloy version , new bonnet pressings with V8 blips even for the 4-cylinder-engined cars and new rear lights. Minor modifications required, to part of the bell housing area to enable the Midget starter to clear, and it is fitted to the engine by means of a adaptor plate. He currently owns a 100-6 Healey and 70's and 80's Jaguars. It lacked the Citroën shark nose, which it was planned to introduce later as a drooping bonnet with headlamps in pods and projecting sidelights.
The name is presumably a contraction of the words 'estate' and 'tourer'. The front suspension was designed to allow as much width for the engine compartment as possible so that Rover's Gas Turbine engine could be fitted. The front suspension design is equally unusual, in that there are horizontal coil springs which are actuated by bell-crank levers, which transmit their loadings into the bulkhead. Following 5 years as a development engineer with an appliance manufacturer, then a product design consultancy. You will probably now find that the push-rod is too short to reach the release arm. Due to the cost of the conversion about 800 it would appear that most were carried out on the 3500 rather than on the 2000, with even fewer 2200s made.
Ta anyway, will speak to you soon, probably after the xmas period though. This was probably paranoia as all the other holes turned out bang on. Supplied jetted to suit the standard 3. Our conversion mates the latest generation R380 5 speed to the older style Series Rover part time transfer case. Archived from on 28 April 2009.