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Clayton,
Make sure you downsize some of those 5.2mp photos before posting on a bbs...

Now, firstoff, get thee a green bible. This is the two volume shop manual that will show you everything you need to know about the rover. This should be available via any of the regular parts houses, Rovers North, Atlantic British, British Pacific etc...also, get to know the other parts houses such as Rovers Down South and the Thatched Roof Garage.

Oof, you bought a vehicle without knowing if the engine spins?! :confused Well, time to find a hand crank and turn her over. I'm assuming you're going to have to rebuild all of the brake/clutch hydraulics, honestly, that's pretty simple stuff, especially with the help of the proper manual.

What I would do in the short term, until you get the manual, is to change out all of the fluids and any hoses that look suspect. As you work through the hydraulic system, check the condition of the lines...it's always easier to change them out now then having to drain the system again. You'll need new or rebuilt wheel cylinders and check your brake shoes for oil contamination...you might need to replace the hub oil seals.

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Clayton,
Ah, ok...good deal. I often come across people who buy these for the "look" and then realize that they don't come with a CD changer. :wave: I'm glad you've done some research.

The crank pulley nut is 1 11/16"...prolly need to go to 3/4" drive to get that size...I have a number of spare hand cranks if you can't source one locally. I'd like $15 not including shipping...

If you're afraid she's really seized up and won't even turn once you get the crank or a wrench on her, pull the head and try a little kero on the cylinders. My 109's engine was so seized that I broke the engine mounts trying to turn her over with a wrench and a 4' persuader bar...ha...anyone need a boat anchor?

What part's houses? All have their collective advantages and disadvantages. I'm about 40 minutes from Atlantic British...so there's an obvious plus...but I'm not crazy about some of the aftermarket stuff they carry. Rovers North is one day UPS ground from me and I get the real deal. TRG and RDS are also excellent outfits. Also, keep an eye on the British Pacific deal of the day. TRG is supposed to be good as well, but I haven't ordered from them. I also get my wiring from British Wiring in IL...

No need for pictures, I'm up to my armpits in rovers now...

Bogatyr
 
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