1906 Rover

A guide to 6HP Rover cars


Photographs of modifications to a Bolens H14XL Lawn Tractor

May 15th, 2010

These photographs illustrate a number of the modifications I have made to my Bolens over the years in order to improve its performance and reliability.

Five Rover 6HPs go Creepy Crawly

May 14th, 2010

Robin Morrison’s account of the performance of these cars on the 2010 VCC Creepy Crawly Rally.

Creepy Crawly Rally, 2010

April 26th, 2010

There was a record turnout of 6hp Rover cars at this year’s Creepy Crawly Rally,  all of them successfully completed the run on both days.

Makes of beaded edge tyres.

April 16th, 2010

Trying to find the correct make of beaded edge tyre for your car can pose problems. Much depends on what is available when you want them and some makes are definitely superior to others.

Restoring and caring for brass car lamps and horns

April 5th, 2010

Something I hate to see are brass lamps that have been over polished. Over time continual polishing wears the brass away, especially on any edges, and gradually removes any lettering.  This process cannot be reversed.  Another problem with old brass starts in the manufacturing process which leaves stresses in the brass.  Eventually small stress-relieving cracks start and the formation of these can be greatly accelerated by acid corrosion.  Many brass cleaners contain mild acids so using them is likely to cause damage, like a wedge forcing the small cracks further apart.  I have found ways of dealing these problems.

Creating a replacement brass edging strip

April 3rd, 2010

Some of the brass edging strip round the bonnet and scuttle of my car was degenerating.  Making the replacement strip posed a few problems.

Puzzle picture

April 2nd, 2010

Can you explain this?

Some useful homemade tools

April 2nd, 2010

I often make or modify tools when I have nothing that will do the job.  Here are some examples.

A homemade fly and wasp trap

April 2nd, 2010

This is not really technical but it is useful!

Masked ignition plugs

April 2nd, 2010

Some examples of masked ignition plugs and why they can be useful.