1962 Rover 100 called the P4 Rover, 1962 this is the model that we have the engine I exactly did a restoration, a terminated repair of it it was coated about 15 years ago with Glasurit( paint) it has a wonderful glass like finish and the engine itself now.
I absolutely modernise it, carried it right down back to the block clean out the water jacket the Pistons. I put in new piston doughnuts the con perch and the old-fashioned crankshaft central assuming and Con rod are standard can imagine that after 87,000 miles still standard. I match it back this to the gearbox which is in good condition and knowing the process of reassembling so the engine is in and delicately depicted up the booster was also overhauled that’s the damper booster and my next project is to get the fuel pump working so we have two ga pumps. One is the reserve and one’s the normal use.
This car travels very well and peculiarly over bumpy roads you just feel a sigh, the engine is also very quiet it’s a litre or accurately 2625 cc machine six cylinder and of course in the interior it is genuine walnut wood not plastic and can imagine even from 1962 that was the quality of the car and the radiator is in very good condition so what i’ll do is situated some antifreeze in the whole system and then maybe in about three or so weeks they’ll be able to start the engine and have it running but of course I have to repair the gasoline runs first and that’s essentially it.
These vehicles in their days were called the poor man’s rolls-royce because in the interior, the woodwork was walnut and not plastic what they use today but good African walnut on the dashboard as well as the window encircles, the seats are all leather and even though all there has been upholstered, perhaps 15 years ago the skin is still supple and of course there’s a particularly with the gear arrangement.
The gear leaver arrangement which earmarks three passengers to hold in the front seat these cars were considered to travel at a maximum 100 miles per hour.