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Oldsmobile-88

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Sad thing about those Rovers were they were built like tanks and were very popular in banger racing circuits and most ended their lives doing that.
A very heavy car & of course no PAS..The engine was a 2.6 Straight 6 & a dream if you had to work on it,so simple & easy to get to everything.
The only thing I had to really do on it was to change the electric fuel pump which was in the boot & took me about 5 minutes.
It also had a starter handle if you had a flat battery.
I used it once,it was not a easy engine to hand crank.
 

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A very heavy car & of course no PAS..The engine was a 2.6 Straight 6 & a dream if you had to work on it,so simple & easy to get to everything.
The only thing I had to really do on it was to change the electric fuel pump which was in the boot & took me about 5 minutes.
It also had a starter handle if you had a flat battery.
I used it once,it was not a easy engine to hand crank.
A truly fantastic old car of an era when Rovers were built to last.
 

Oldsmobile-88

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
A truly fantastic old car of an era when Rovers were built to last.
In those days it was not easy to get classic fixed value insurance for cars that were not “in the traders book”
My insurance company through my broker needed a written Engineers Report which was easy for me to get because I knew the Chief Vehicle Examiner at Middlemoor Police HQ(a great chap,Den Clarke) he did the inspection & report.I serviced his Boiler 😁

It was good to have when I sold the car,having that official stamp with the report.
 
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