1906 Rover

A guide to 6HP Rover cars


Tools for a 6hp Rover

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

A photograph that shows various tools I have made for the restoration and maintenance of my car.

Tools made for a 6hp Rover

Top row, left to right:

  • A special spanner for removing the hub caps together with a partially made hubcap and the tool to machine the groves round the edges.
  • A double-end spanner, one end for adjusting the fan belt tension, the other to remove tyre valve dust caps.
  • A spanner for removing spark plug and valve caps.
  • A cranked spanner to get to the inside of the rear wheels to tighten the hubs.
  • A valve lifter, needed on early 6hp Rover engines to gain access for adjusting the valve clearance. lying against this is a box spanner to remove carburettor jets.
  • A puller to remove the brass gearbox bearing.
  • A puller to remove the bronze bearing from the rear axle.  This bearing can be extremely tight, and if it is not removed carefully damage to the aluminium casing is inevitable.

Bottom row, left to right:

  • A key for the rear hub.
  • Two obstruction spanners deal with difficult-to-reach bolts holding the carburettor in place
  • Tyre removing aids. (see ‘Tools to aid removal of beaded edge tyres’).

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