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advice on different classic

Postby Ian McDougall » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 pm

I am thinking of getting a different classic to use more as the series mm is getting on a bit and was thinking of a rover p5b or p6b.Is the fuel consumption as bad as people say, are there any cheap methods of improving on fuel consumption, which will hold or increase value as time goes by
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Re: advice on different classic

Postby BrianHawley » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:31 pm

Ian McDougall wrote:I am thinking of getting a different classic to use more as the series mm is getting on a bit and was thinking of a rover p5b or p6b.Is the fuel consumption as bad as people say, are there any cheap methods of improving on fuel consumption, which will hold or increase value as time goes by
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Put an MM series engine in it?

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Re: advice on different classic

Postby woodywoodchipper » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:57 pm

friend has a p5b with a 300tdi engine, gets 30+ mpg and its a rover engine so no problems fitting,

before the swap he got between 8/14 depending how he drove it, they are an heavy lump,
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Re: advice on different classic

Postby Ian McDougall » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:14 pm

@Brian. and put the v8 in the series mm
@Woody. that's an idea, does it bolt straight to the gearbox,so have to look at consumption of p6b as well, looks like 22 mpg by some people others less or slightly more, have to weigh up the pros and cons., but did want the sound of v8 ,did a v8 conversion on a mk4 Zephyr years ago ( when in a custom car club North Kent Roadsters if anyone remembers it ) and loved the v8 sound
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Re: advice on different classic

Postby plastic orange » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:53 pm

A P6B Rover is probably the best Rover to use. I've had 6 of them over the years. V8 auto gives 18mpg in town and about 22 elsewhere, the manual a bit more, but it's not the best box, but can be fitted with a 5 speed. Like most old British cars they rot everywhere, but most parts are available. I was looking for an older saloon last year and ended up with a 1953 chevy belair - absolutely no rot and for the price of a nice p5B - food for thought?

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Re: advice on different classic

Postby Big Al » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm

We have a very nice P6 that is allowed to join us at our annual MMO National Gathering at Pateley Bridge.

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Re: advice on different classic

Postby MickEssex » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm

If you drive it sensibly it returns around 24 mpg, the comfort and effortless driving makes up for the difference. :D

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Re: advice on different classic

Postby BrianHawley » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:57 pm

Big Al wrote:We have a very nice P6 that is allowed to join us at our annual MMO National Gathering at Pateley Bridge.

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If you ask MickEssex nicely enough he may part with it... ;)


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Re: advice on different classic

Postby woodywoodchipper » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:37 pm

I believe it went straight on to the auto box, will ask at weekend, and get back to you,
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Re: advice on different classic

Postby Ian McDougall » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:10 pm

@ Big Al
I have been in touch with MickEssex
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