1906 Rover

A guide to 6HP Rover cars


Archive for March, 2010

Six sixes in 06

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

An account of a gathering of 6hp Rover cars in what was for some of them, their centenary year

Transporting early, light cars

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

This shows my method of strapping a veteran car to a trailer or transporter without risking damage to axles, wheels or paintwork.

David nails the rust problem

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Why using a corrosion inhibitor in your cooling system is a good idea.

Using a phase converter to run three phase machinery off a single phase supply

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Getting a three phase supply installed is extremely expensive, but there are workable alternatives for amateur engineers

Modifying a Bolens Lawn Tractor

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This explains the ways I have overcome various problems I have experienced with my Bolens lawn tractors

A tale of two lawnmowers

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is an account of how I acquired and improved two Bolens lawn tractors

Advice on restoring a Rover 6hp

Monday, March 1st, 2010


Some advice for anyone contemplating restoring a Rover 6hp, based on my experience of completely rebuilding car and on my many years of experience in maintaining, restoring and adapting a wide variety of machinery.

Brake if you can

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A description of how I made sure that my brakes would work reliably, and my opinions about where modifications may be necessary in the interests of safety on the road.

Published in the Gazette  of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, April 2008

The Turn of a Ball Bearing

Monday, March 1st, 2010

How I turned down a new bearing to replace an obsolete one

Published in the Gazette of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, June 2003

Further History of Six

Monday, March 1st, 2010

David Bliss continues the story of his restoration of a 1906 Rover 6hp, which began in the December issue.  Some useful insights to anyone who has to have parts made from scratch!

Published in Freewheel,  April 2005