There has certainly been plenty of progress on the Rover SD1 project since the last update. You might remember that I’d trailered the car down to MOTEST in Farnham to get a few little jobs for the test done before putting it in for its first MoT since 2004.
Well, the boys have certainly been busy! The car is looking in great shape now, though, and the words of wisdom I’d received from several people about not driving it home seem to have been borne out. Because here’s what MOTEST have done so far…
Fit new brake calipers
Replace brake pipes
Install new brake shoes
Bleed and refresh the braking system
Fit a new brake compensator
Can you imagine doing a 120mph emergency stop on the Autobahn in a car that needed that lot doing?
I suspect that once it’s done and an LPG kit is fitted, this going to be one fine daily driver. Really, really can’t wait!
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