Save that rocker! (4 replies)
Save that rocker!
My car isn't having the best of times. It managed to split a fuel hose the other day drenching the rocker cover and leaving rather nasty marks that wont clean off. As a result I've been looking for a nice Rover replacement. The OEM black ones though seem rather hard to find. As Rover parts get as rarer and with the increase in rocker racing I thought I might suggest that if you have nice one lying about, before you bung a set of wheels on it and enter it into a race hang on to it. In the years to come these might be as valuable as any of the other classic parts we pay throught the nose for!
A quick search on Ebay turns up around 20 original steel rocker covers of various ages and conditions, priced between Â£6 and Â£25.
There are even some original new Rover ones available at Â£37
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-CLASS ... xJekSDF1cA
And talking of racers, here's one I made earlier
Dont forget that the Rocker Cover changed slightly in design on MK III or MK 4 cars. The neck where the filler cap fits is not as high on later models. It looks ok, but if you want to keep your car looking "original".....
I'm a bit suspicious about authenticity on Ebay sometimes and for an essential mechanical part would rather buy elsewhere, maybe I'm being too fussy. I will admit though you have a nice looking racer...