The complete British motor history website from Austin to Zodiac. A vast site that mainly covers the British motor industry since the 1950’s, with information and articles on the companies and cars, including the Rover P5. It’s very easy to lose quite a few hours browsing this site.
Supporting the classic 1970s Citroën SM, a marriage of Citroën and Maserati. We exist to assist owners of the car with information on how to keep their vehicles in top condition. We encourage owners to use these wonderful cars and help them in any way we can by providing practical help…
Detailed view of the P5 and P5B front heater, showing the airflow paths for the different control positions. The Smiths heater unit is very similar to that used in other British cars of the 1960’s, so this may be of interest to owners of other cars. Or maybe not. For…
A general update on progress, a look at the heaters (including the great front-heater fiasco of 2021), and sorting the boot trim.
A quick update on the heater situation, replacing the rear shock absorbers (well, one of them), a look at the fuel reserve tap, and work on the Cold Start (aka choke).
Finally re-building the heater fan motor, which didn’t work previously. Looking much better now, fit for another 50 years.
Stripping the heater fan motor. This is from the rear heater, but this same basic motor was used on many British cars from the 1950’s through to the 1970’s (and maybe into the ’80’s). The rear heater fan motor sticks-out the bottom of the car, so I wasn’t expecting this…
Taking the heater apart, which is messy and slow!
Onto the front heater and its removal, getting ready to refurb the whole heater system.
Time to remove the rear heater, which has never worked, and for some time I’ve wanted to replace the coolant pipes that run to it. The condition of this is quite surprising when I finally get it open and removed.