BGU 122G: Blog

Blogging about work done on BGU 122G, my 1968 Rover P5B Coupe...

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

RoverP5.com: Will It Stop?

RoverP5.com: Will It Stop?

 Via YouTube: https://youtu.be/z7CXL8lBVZA Latest video, and only a few months late, but house moving is taking priority I'm afraid. A look at the windscreen wipers, new shock absorbers, and an almost complete look at refitting the handbrake linkages. Next video will...

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How to Re-Wire Your Car (Replacing the Wiring Harness): Part 2

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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RoverP5.com: Will It Stop?

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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