BGU 122G: BlogBlogging about work done on BGU 122G, my 1968 Rover P5B Coupe...
BGU 122G Blog. Updates as I work on my 1968 Rover P5B Coupe.
Classic Car Boot Sale. We’re off to the Olympic Park early tomorrow, to take part in the Classic Car Boot Sale. First time I’ve washed and polished the car - had the help of my son who rapidly go bored. Also found a few rust spots that need attention, but that’s for...read more
Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B. Once I'd stripped the carpet, seats and console from the interior, the plan was to fit inertia seatbelts to make things more comfortable, and fit rear seatbelts as well so I can carry my 6 year old in some safety....read more
Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior. My wife had conveniently gone away for two weeks, so I made the most of the opportunity and stripped the inside of the car - seats out, carpet out. I started in the rear of the car - on my car the seat bases lift out, and the...read more
Rover P5B Petrol Smells. You might think that a car that suffered a major engine fire 2 years ago would have had its fuel system pretty thoroughly checked and replaced. Hmmm, not so. An occasional whiff of petrol was turning into a more frequent thing. After several...read more
Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B. The fuel gauge and temperature gauge seemed to be possessed by some sort of ghost, with random movements of the needle. Sometimes the temperature gauge would rise to max, then sink down. After an initial panic I decided it...read more
Restoring the Rover P5B Interior. Things have been pretty quiet on here recently, but there's been no lack of progress on the car. I haven't been using it much as there's a small fuel leak from the left carburettor which, given the cars history, I'm going to get...read more
Renovating a Rover P5B Centre Console. A major part of renovating the interior has been sorting out the centre console. This was in quite a bad state, dirty with worn carpet covering. So I set about stripping down the centre console so that I could everything...read more
Cleaning Rover P5 Seats With Gliptone Leather Cleaner. The last week has been really busy at work so I've just been driving the car, getting to know it better, and working out what needs doing first. So far there haven't been any bad surprises - a few clunks from the...read more
"...Shone Like A Meteor Streaming To The Wind." (Rover 3 ½ Litre Brochure, 1968). About BGU 122G-Rover 3.5 Litre P5B Coupe. My Rover P5B Coupe, registration BGU 122G, was manufactured 0n 22 August 1968 and despatched from the Solihull factory on 3 September 1968. The...read more
Rover P5B Coupe-The Purchase. We collected the Rover yesterday - caught the train to Trowbridge then drove the car back, via a stop-off at Stonehenge to see the new Visitor Centre. All went pretty well, although it's quite nerve-racking when you've got your wife and 6...read more
Buying a Rover P5B Coupe. It's taken almost 6 months, but finally I've made an offer on a car - 1968, Silver Birch over Admiralty Blue, Buckskin leather with Mortlake Brown carpets. Widely accepted to be the best colour combination available (although I really like...read more