:-/Highlight of the Xmas break was me and my waif like wife huffing and puffing whilst pushing the Duchess out of the garage, then pushing it up a slight gradient steering to the right then hard lock left to reverse uphill (slight) to enter the garage the other way around. Luckily I played second row for the local rugby club, and no, my wife wasn't the hooker!! A Happy and Prosperous new year to you all.
Post by Phil Nottingham on Jan 2, 2005 22:45:14 GMT
Yes they are a bit on the heavy side thats why they have an engine. Once moving though they can be difficult to stop
It also helps if the handbrake is fully off as they do tend to seize up.
On one of mine the reverse gear failed and the only way it would move was to to tow it out by putting a rope round the back axle case and using my father in laws P4 which had a tow bar. The only thing I did not check was that the rope was also around the hand brake linkage as well and this applied the brake
The straight six high torque engine thought nothing of it though and only the 2 lines of scrubbed tyre rubber on the drive gave the game ay.
Perhaps you also need a stray? ;D
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers