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    Advice needed on '75 RRC

    Hi guys,
    got a 75 model with auto and Holley carb, I've got a manual box, pedal box and carbs parts to return car to orig spec, just thinking before starting work, is original spec more desirable and more valuable than leaving it as it is?

    Also, what's the story on these plastic screw in covers ( about 6 inches in diameter ) in both front foot wells. I've seen them in several cars, who fitted these?

    cheers,
    Cecil

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    Plastic boat deck hatches were commonly fitted to allow sill tanks to be easily filled up, rear end fillers are harder to operate on those things. They're probably not legal any more.

    No idea on the value of a '75 RRC, depends I suppose on the condition of the bits that rust out on them e.g. door pillars and sills.

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    I'd say original spec is worth something these days! 1980 Range Rover Two 2 Door Classic V8 | eBay
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    Is the auto a Borg Warner 35? If so, I'd leave it. They were a period modification by Off Road Automatics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dervish View Post
    Is the auto a Borg Warner 35? If so, I'd leave it. They were a period modification by Off Road Automatics.
    I thought the borg warner auto came out much later than 75, but before the 727 which was early 80's? So its been retrofitted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    I thought the borg warner auto came out much later than 75, but before the 727 which was early 80's? So its been retrofitted?
    I agree afaik auto's werent fitted til the very late 70's or early 80's, definitely none in 75.
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    Bit off topic but in 3rd video of my engine start that's Mike Norman of Off Road Automatics that fitted the Type 35 Autos

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    Advice needed on 75 RRC

    Hi Cecil,

    Photo's would be nice to gauge her condition.

    A 2 Dr Classics are certainly holding there value and are becoming desirable specially in the mother country where most have rusted out.

    I've a 1981 2 Door RRC that has the Borg Warner 35 (3 speed) gearbox that was fitted as an option by Winterbottom Fauls here in Perth
    for a cocky ...this I believe was prior to them becoming a standard feature later in 81 when the 4 door RRC was released.

    My Rangie has a automatic badge on the tailgate (factory fitted) ... having an auto was a big thing back then.

    At the time of its press release the write up did say the auto was (beefed up) but I'm unsure what that means in actual term but the auto lost nothing
    in speed to the manual off the quarter mile ....

    For me the auto is excellent around town .... maybe I'm getting lazy but she could do with an extra gear when you have the rubber band wound at anything over 80 Klms.

    I'll post a photo of the badge and auto stick to see if your is similar when I get home.

    Any Classic Rangie (even if it has the auto) is worth keeping ...... someone in Perth was selling one several months back which while reasonable on the outside ... it looked resprayed to me
    (from the photo) but the advert said it was original .... unfortunately the interior, under the bonnet, tailgate section didn't reflect the same as the outside ..... they had 26K on it .... crazy.

    The advert disappeared off gumtree and I haven't seen it surface since.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    I thought the borg warner auto came out much later than 75, but before the 727 which was early 80's? So its been retrofitted?
    According to this, they weren't until '77. Still what I would call a period modification. I'd be keen to see pictures of the cutoff LT95 transfer case if it is a BW35.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meccles View Post
    Bit off topic but in 3rd video of my engine start that's Mike Norman of Off Road Automatics that fitted the Type 35 Autos
    Good to know he's still on the scene, I reckon he'd be an interesting bloke to talk to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggy View Post
    Hi Cecil,

    Photo's would be nice to gauge her condition.

    A 2 Dr Classics are certainly holding there value and are becoming desirable specially in the mother country where most have rusted out.

    I've a 1981 2 Door RRC that has the Borg Warner 35 (3 speed) gearbox that was fitted as an option by Winterbottom Fauls here in Perth
    for a cocky ...this I believe was prior to them becoming a standard feature later in 81 when the 4 door RRC was released.

    My Rangie has a automatic badge on the tailgate (factory fitted) ... having an auto was a big thing back then.

    At the time of its press release the write up did say the auto was (beefed up) but I'm unsure what that means in actual term but the auto lost nothing
    in speed to the manual off the quarter mile ....

    For me the auto is excellent around town .... maybe I'm getting lazy but she could do with an extra gear when you have the rubber band wound at anything over 80 Klms.

    I'll post a photo of the badge and auto stick to see if your is similar when I get home.

    Any Classic Rangie (even if it has the auto) is worth keeping ...... someone in Perth was selling one several months back which while reasonable on the outside ... it looked resprayed to me
    (from the photo) but the advert said it was original .... unfortunately the interior, under the bonnet, tailgate section didn't reflect the same as the outside ..... they had 26K on it .... crazy.

    The advert disappeared off gumtree and I haven't seen it surface since.

    Cheers

    Baggy
    Yes, there's always someone trying it on. As far as I can tell, they've still got to be original overall to be worth something, no doubt because so many have been hacked up.
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