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1947 Rover 12

Repairing the faulty horn

After closer inspection we discovered that both horns have been stuffed with cardboard, preventing them from working properly. We’ve now removed the card from within

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Rover 12 Home To Laxfield

So it’s that time once again, our 1947 Rover 12 is back on the road, with all issues resolved…it’s time for her to go home to Laxfield to enjoy some day’s out with her owner.

It will be a sad one to say goodbye to as the comments have been lovely.

Here she is being loaded up in the Bridge Classic Cars trailer ready for the trip up the A12.

Repairing the faulty horn

After closer inspection we discovered that both horns have been stuffed with cardboard, preventing them from working properly.

We’ve now removed the card from within the system but unfortunately the coil is burnt. The wiring is still in great working order so the coil is still causing the fault with the horn.

The horn mechanism will be replaced with new but will remain in the existing housing so we’ll soon have modern technologies hidden within the original casing.

 

Restoring the aged water pump

As part of the re-commissioning process, the water pump needed to attention so we called upon the skills of SP Water Pumps to help us with this one.

SP Water Pumps Ltd was established in 1979 by the present owner specialising in the re-manufacture and assembly of water pumps for the OEM truck markets.

We are new to their services but they have come highly recommended from our friends at Scholar Engines.

Blockage in the radiator

We believe the over heating issue on our 1947 Rover 12 is due to a severely blocked radiator.

We’ve drafted in the assistance of our good friends at Sheldrake & Wells to rebuild the radiator.  We should have it back next week all complete and ready to be refitted.

New arrival in for re-commissioning

Our stunning 1947 Rover 12 has now arrived ready for the recommissioning to proceed. One of only 200 produced.

Purchased from Anglia Car Auctions a little over 12 months ago, its current owner has been unable to enjoy her as yet but after a brief chat a few weeks ago, Bridge Classic Cars have taken on the project to get her ready for the Suffolk roads so she can start to be seen and enjoyed.

…and more importantly, so Mr Atkins can finally enjoy driving the car he bought.

Coming soon…1947 Rover 12

Coming soon to Bridge Classic Cars, one of only 200 ever made, a 1947 Rover 12 – LUA 733.

The Rover 12 was a name given to several medium-sized family cars from the British Rover car company between 1905 and 1948.

Our 1947 Rover 12 resides in Laxfield currently and has been off the road for at least a couple of years. We have the task of carrying out a sympathetic recommission to get her back on the road for all to see once again.

The images has been sourced sourced from Car and Classics and originate from our good friends at Anglia Car Auctions.

New photos will follow once she arrives in our workshops next week.