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. ┬áThis 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┬árear 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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