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Old 14th November 2017, 04:16 PM
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I have long been wondering about a remark by an Old Timer Rover Guy at the Kings School Day. He said that the BW 35 was much more reliable than the BW 65, a later design with the Band Servos built into the Case. This was not my limited experience with rebuilding Rovers .... Was he right ?????
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Old 15th November 2017, 04:06 PM
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Sean, definitely 'NO'. The BW 65 box is definitely stronger than the 35. All P5 (6cyl.) and P5B (V8 1968-1973) suffered from the use of this small box (BW 35 only). The cars were simply too heavy for this lightweight box, and it is a large part of my reason why I will not touch those models. Never mind that they look better and more attractive - R&D certainly was not up to scratch. Regards. Styria
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Old 19th November 2017, 02:12 PM
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This is quite a nice example of a manual 3 litre P5. Saloon, not coupe

https://www.swva.co.uk/lot-56-rover-p5-3-litre-1965/
















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Old 19th November 2017, 09:09 PM
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.....and whatsmore, it is a four speed with a Lay#### de Normanville overdrive. Obviously quite a rare feature on the P5 (1963 to 1967) models. The front seats on this car are in remarkably good condition, with the rear just a bit 'so so'. I tend to think that the English climate would have helped plus, I suspect, it could be a low mileage car. Regards. Styria.
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Old 19th November 2017, 09:48 PM
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One for Styria, a 3 part publicity video on the launch of the 'new' 3 litre car in the late 50s and some interesting coverage of how it was made:







The videos are quite an interesting view of how cars were made in the late 50s even if you have little interest in the Rover P5.
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Picked up a copy of this magazine yesterday. nice overview over the 3 models. Unfortunately not much on the 3 liter model, most focus is on the V8.




As you may remember, I own a very rough P5 Coupe. Its been an interesting introduction to the model. My car is too rough for me to do anything with it, so I have sold it and will deliver it to the new owner tuesday next week.

I would have another one that is much better, and is worth putting time and money into it.
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Old 16th December 2017, 08:08 AM
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Bryce's Rover Video was possibly the best I have seen... where have all those skills gone....Other skills probably have taken their place we hope.
The connection to the Dent Removal Videos was also the best I have seen. I have a Kit but have had limited success. Back to the drawing Board !
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Old 19th December 2017, 07:45 AM
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My rover is now with its new owner after a fair uneventful drive over.

It joins a stable of 5 other rovers. I wonder if you can guess where?


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Very familiar...
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A certain Italian Patriarch I wonder?
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Well, I hardly recognised this Aladdin's Cave as mine. Seeing it like this illustrates to me the attitude being utilised in attending to these restorations tasks. The one in the middle belongs to a customer of many years standing who has put a temporary halt to proceedings.

The other two are mine - on the right a Mark IIA Coupe 1963 that I purchased, full of pride, from a Carpenter Owner in 1971 for $1100.00. I say proudly, because because I appreciated its rarity, being one of seven 4 speed with overdrive drivetrains Coupes imported by Grenville Motors, the RoverDistributors. I dare say it's probably one of two remaining - if not the sole one.

The one on the left is a Mark III that I purchased in 1979. Ex Doctor's car, it was Grey with red upholstery with a sliding Webast sunroof. I had missed Out on it some four to five years earlier, when I saw it at J.A. Gilbert at Waitara in beautiful condition priced at $3300.00. It had been sold when I returned next day to purchase it. Sadly, when it came on the market, it had greatly deteriorated in condition, both inside and out. Needless to say, all three cars are now fitted with the four speed box with overdrive, and the Mark IIa also sports the Webasto sunroof that I purchased new for $2500K. Some twenty years ago from a Motor Trimmer located at Dee Why. It was new. Just a bit of history. Regards. Styria
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A few more pictures:

The 1963 Mk IIa


While all three cars are excellent this one (above) was my favourite.

The 1965 Mk II C that belongs to Styria’s customer


And the 1966 MkIII



Compare to my car that will be a parts donor. It’s a 1965 Mk IIc





Finally here is Styria’s P6 3500S




Yesterday morning at 6am when I was about to leave to bring my old car to Styria, the ignition key would not engage the starter.
Luckily the P5 has provision for a starting handle so was able to get it going both at my place and again at the servo down the road. I wonder the last time a car has been started this way at that servo?
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Here is a video of a rather nice P5 mkIII. This car is an automatic, but is in very nice condition:

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Good article on the development of the P5.
http://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/rover...cars-rover-p5/

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This is a New Zealand 8 cylinder Coupe, ostensibly now sold for almost $50K. Very nice car, with the right Patina and all accoutrements - certainly worthwhile looking at the pictures. Regards Styria

http://www.waimakclassiccars.co.nz/c...P5B-Coupe.html
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