BGU 122G: Projects

Work done on BGU 122G. Same as the Blog, but grouped into projects for easier reference...

Rover P5B Coupe Projects. Here are the projects I’m working on (and have completed) on my Rover P5B Coupe. Individual updates also appear in the Blog in date order, but here the updates are grouped by Project, so may be a useful reference if you’re undertaking a similar job on your car.

I’m what I’d class as an ‘enthusiastic amateur’ mechanic, so all of what you see is me learning as I go, and making numerous mistakes along the way. The Rover P5 and Rover P5B are relatively complex cars compared to other cars of their period – Rover were not a company to take the simple or pared-down route. However, they can be understood with a bit of common-sense and research.

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Rear Leaf Spring Refurbishment

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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  • Difficulty: 30% 30%

Intake Manifold Refurbishment

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  • Difficulty: 20% 20%

Engine Tune-Up

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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  • Difficulty: 20% 20%

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts

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  • Difficulty: 10% 10%

Interior Renovation (general)

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