BGU 122G: Blog

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BGU 122G Blog. Updates as I work on my 1968 Rover P5B Coupe.

How to Re-Wire Your Car (Replacing the Wiring Harness): Part 1

How to Re-Wire Your Car (Replacing the Wiring Harness): Part 1

I’ve recently finished replacing the wiring harness on my P5B Coupe with a ‘New Old Stock’ harness, so it seems a good time to cover this in some detail in an article. I also plan to write a series of articles explaining how each of the main circuits of the Rover P5...

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Introducing the 1968 Rover P5B Coupe

Introducing the 1968 Rover P5B Coupe

 Via YouTube: https://youtu.be/usHRZwQdYIM I plan on making more videos about these cars, and here's the first one. I want to do this as regularly as possible. These aren't meant to be detailed instructional videos, but are more about showing what can be done in a...

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Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads

Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads

Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads. One of the things I find fascinating about these cars is the history you can uncover, a history that stretches back to when Britain had a vibrant British-owned motor industry. The strangest things can trigger the search for this...

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Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs

Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs

Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs. One of the things that needs fixing on my car is the rear leaf spring shackles. On a Rover P5 and P5B these are known as 'Contrasonic Shackles', as they use Metalastik 'Y'-shaped mountings that flex to allow the spring...

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Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold. Once the intake manifold was painted and hardened, I set about refitting the manifold and fitting new hoses etc. I bought stainless steel Jubilee clips (original Jubilee brand, still Made In England!) and new hoses from JR...

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Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold. Once the temperature sender (transmitter) thread was repaired I set about painting the intake manifold. Originally the factory painted these a mid-grey colour, along with the rocker covers and air inlet 'elbows'. After much...

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Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender)

Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender)

Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender). As mentioned in a previous post, there are a number of jobs that need fixing in the area of the intake manifold, which I've left to do at the same time: Faulty temperature transmitter / sender. This is well and...

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Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold. The time has come, whilst the roads are covered in salt, to fix a few mechanical issues that need fixing. Main ones are: Faulty temperature transmitter / sender. This is well and truly stuck - I've tried lots of different...

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Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B

Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B

Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B. I've spent some time trying to sort out the bodged mounting for the radio, which looked to be using a child's Meccano kit to hold the radio. Not very Rover. The Rover P5 and P5B has a single speaker in the centre of the dashboard,...

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Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up

Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up

Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up. When I bought the car earlier this year the engine ran OK-ish, but not exactly smoothly. Being new to the P5B, I wasn't sure how much of that was down to a 46 year old design, how much was due to wear-and-tear or faults, and how much was due...

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