My fairly brief ownership of Juno has come to an end - after having advertised her for sale for eighteen months, someone finally bought her. I have other car projects requiring my attention and funds now. She's gone to a collector of British classic cars, who no doubt will understand her better than I ever [...]
I have been quite neglectful of updating our story here, which has not been uneventful. Soon after Juno was roadworthied and put on club permit, there was a bad incident where a garage petrol bowser had mistakenly been filled with diesel, leading to a few weeks off the road while the garage drained and cleaned [...]
...And then there were number plates, hooray! Now we can go about the business of pleasure.
My new keyring ornament arrived in the mail, complete with affable greeting - I do love American cursive. You might expect that I'd go for a traditional keyring with the vehicle manufacturer's name or logo on it; that would be nice of course, but typically I like to use a little wit in my selection, [...]
There was a problem with condensation in the tail lights; I disassembled them to find the original foam gasket looking the worse for wear, so ordered a new set from the Rover Car Club of Australia and installed them all the way round. I also discovered that one of the thin metal semicircles (to eliminate [...]
Among some Sunday afternoon jobs was installing a different stereo from the one that was in the car when I bought it (but which was not working). Paul showed me some options from the parts cars we have, and others for sale online. In the end, I decided on this early-'90s Philips unit that was [...]
While we wait for parts to arrive for some of the front end work to be done, Paul got underneath to remove the leaky muffler to be repaired. The wind-up jack and easy jacking points are as nice to use as the Citroen's, though the Rover uses a more conventional arrangement.
You would think I would have learned by now to get it in writing. I took Juno to have a pre-roadworthy inspection check, which is an option (in Victoria, at least) so you have a list of things to be fixed prior to getting the roadworthy certificate necessary to register a vehicle. Due to having [...]
(Well, the first roadtrip is, anyway!) In July, after my attention had wandered from Citroëns to Rovers, I posed this question on the Citroën forum: Goddess vs Rover P6: discuss? Through many comments and a surprising amount of encouragement, we made some wonderful contacts and gained confidence in the ability of a good P6 to [...]
300km In the morning we breakfasted with Michael, then he took us to see his car collection, among which were two Rover P6s - his white 2000TC and the brownish-grey P6B (another TC was away being painted), a number of Citroën DSes (sedans and safari wagons), a beautifully restored vintage Crossley (recently used in a [...]