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DL 126 will soon be returning to the Isle of Wight

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I have a buyer for the car and it will be moving shortly to its new home.  I am very pleased that the car will be going back to the Isle of Wight, where it was first registered, and hope that the new owner will get as much pleasure from driving the car as I have done.

The car will be moving along with all its trappings, which will leave a fair amount of space in my garage and workshop.  I hope that some of this space will be filled by another veteran car before the next season of motoring starts.

DL 126 in the 'igloo'

The car loaded on the truck

Tools made a 6hp Rover

What to look for when buying a 6hp Rover

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

What to look for when buying a 6hp Rover

Five Rover 6HPs go Creepy Crawly

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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

Creepy Crawly Rally, 2010

Monday, 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.

Friday, 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

Monday, 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

Saturday, 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.

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 to aid removal of beaded edge tyres.

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

This shows how a beaded edge tyre can be removed quite easily from the rim.

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