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by mbishton
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Timing reset and she's running as sweet as a nut!! Thanks all for your very generous help!
by mbishton
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

The plot thickens! The guys at Blue Diamond have noted that when each piston is at TDC, the inlet valves are open (hence almost no compression) so it seems the timing is well out as it's trying to exhaust via the inlet! Front cover off and timing chain is tight so trying to work out if the engine ha...
by mbishton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Blue Diamond are Riley specialists. There is a firm in Maryport that can make piston rings,Clupet Piston Ring & Gauge Co, Solway Trading Estate, Maryport CA15 8NF Phone: 01900 818361 Regards Mike Hi Mike, Yes, I understand they specialise in Riley however they have come highly recommended by a frie...
by mbishton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Matt, Just looked on eBay and there are two new sets for sale; a standard size set @£140 and a 60thou oversize set for £58. Both sets shown as new old stock. You should be able to see size of existing pistons once head is off and you can make out writing on piston crowns. However, it would certainl...
by mbishton
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Thank you, I tried them and they said they weren't able to offer a set which has left me a bit stumped!
by mbishton
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

So, having done a wet compression test, only cylinders 5 & 6 registered something like 50 psi which is bad enough but 1, 2, 3 & 4 would barely get to 10 psi, so clearly some serious issues and obviously why we can't get to fire! Trying to source a set of piston rings, I need to establish the bore, w...
by mbishton
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Thank you Tony, a perfect response as always. I am going to do a wet compression test and a dry compression test this weekend to try to establish if the leak is more valves or rings but I completely agree, taking the head off might be a good idea. I have a feeling it's rings as I filled all the bore...
by mbishton
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Thank you very much, Mike!
by mbishton
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Engine rebuild recommendations

Hi all, After attempting to get my 1935/6 Rover Fourteen to fire up this weekend, unsuccessfully due to lack of compression on Cylinders 2, 3, 4 & 5, I would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for someone who could rebuild my engine with new rings etc...? I'm based in London but I am hap...
by mbishton
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fourteen resurrection!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2900

Re: Fourteen resurrection!!

I will do, thanks for the helpful tip!