[ROVERNET - UK] 1971 Rover p5b coupe

Kent Kinard kkinard at swbell.net
Sun Oct 17 21:58:24 BST 2004

Hi Ian and James,
Thank you, Tom, for the kindness.  The real P5B expert in the US now is 
Miles Winchester, former president of the Canterbury Rover Club, NZ. 
Because he is working away from civilization, he is unable to check his 
email regularly.  Miles and his dad, Ron, have several P5B's and many 
P5's.  For those with P5's I will share my experience with the P5 club 
(UK).  Some of the UK folks are really nice and I did get a spot in the 
club magazine, but the US rep never responds to my emails.  Their chat 
group is open to the public.  As few as there are (I know of two in 
central Canada and five in the states, including Ian's. Kip says there 
are more but will not share his customer list.)I don't see the point of 
a US register as long as we keep in touch via RoverNet.  Chris contacted 
me about a boot lid, which I will be happy to supply if we can work out 
shipping. What James doesn't say about his saloon is that it has a VERY 
RARE factory authorized A/C unit, perhaps the only one left.  I still 
have the pictures you sent me years ago, James.  I don't know of a 
single LHD P5B, coupe or saloon, in the US, but there are several Mk. 
III Coupes and at least one Mk. II Coupe.

This will be my last communication for a while.  Sheila and I leave for 
Christchurch in the morning...transit time-26 hours with a six hour 
layover at LAX.  Too bad Alvin is no longer on the net.  We could have a 
good visit during our layover.  Isn't Duane Kinnard in the LA area, too? 
  If either of you guys are alive, let me know in the next fourteen hours.

Anyone interested in a slightly used Defender 110 pickup?

I'm tired. I need a vacation. Oh, that's right, I'm taking one!

Kent K.

James Dean wrote:
> It sounds like Someone needs to start a US P5B register .I have a 1968 RHD
> Saloon, less engine.I will probably sell it soon to theCaribbean-oriented
> bodyshop across the street- it needs to belong to a good metalworker.
> Jamaicans who see it always reminisce of the one on their headmaster or
> other influentual person owned, when they grew up in Kingston.So. it should
> get restoration and respect.
>           I have 2 questions. I have listed a good 2000 Dashtop for sale on
> Ebay, as fitting all 1960's 2000. The US 3500S uses a different dashtop.
> Will this dashtop fit1970's non US 2000 and 2200, and what about non US
> 3500?
>       Second, I have listed a nice  late style Rostyle on Ebay, and am going
> to list some early Rostyles, and some late style Magstars.What is the change
> point from early to late, and is it the same on non US cars? Finally, if
> someone wants hubcaps- I have found  Magstars work best with P5B hubcaps,
> though will include an MG midget  cap when it sells;What is the Mustang cap
> someone mentioned? Do P6 Rostyles take the same cap as P5B, and what is the
> best source. ?These wheels will probably go to Europe.Also what lugnuts do
> Magstars take? They are different thanRostyles, and the ones I believe
> correct do not look correct. Thank You James Dean, Ft. Lauderdale
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ian Chitty" <ian61392 at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:27 AM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 1971 Rover p5b coupe
>>Hello to every one I have been reading these pages for
>>a few months now and this has been the first chance I
>>have had to write in. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah
>>and I do have a 1971 rover p5b coupe yes it is a right
>>hand drive, I was curious just how many p5b's had made
>>it to the USA
>>I have got family in London trying to find one or two
>>parts with great success, But for now she is resting
>>in my garage away from the harsh Utah elements I am
>>trying to get her ready for the British car shows next
>>summer and any help or advice would be greatly
>>Regards Bang Bang
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