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by digcot65
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: ROVER 12 ENGINE PROBLEMS
Replies: 1
Views: 132

ROVER 12 ENGINE PROBLEMS

Good morning, its been a while since I wrote on the forum, and again its my friends 1947 Rover 12 .The first time there was a problem,he went a run and on his return the engine ran very unevenly .He checked the compression and it was zero on 2 cylinders .He asked if I would help so I went to his hom...
by digcot65
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: ENGINE PROBLEMS
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: ENGINE PROBLEMS

Ive persuaded the owner to take the car ,back to the garage he used to use At least they have the equipement and tools for the job.However,it will be very interesting to know the cause Len
by digcot65
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: ENGINE PROBLEMS
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: ENGINE PROBLEMS

Thanks Luli I think it has to come to this point I have my own car which I bought last week to give me something to do I also am having treatment for cancer,so I don`t want the worry of someone else`s problems and finally I have a house which always needs work on it
by digcot65
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: ENGINE PROBLEMS
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: ENGINE PROBLEMS

Morning the compression on number 1 cyl is zero The owner has a metal head gasket which he had bought already Someone suggested that the cam may be the problem,but I can`t see how a faulty or rather worn cam ,could move the valve so it contacted the piston. If the cam needs to be replaced can it be ...
by digcot65
Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: ENGINE PROBLEMS
Replies: 6
Views: 451

ENGINE PROBLEMS

iM Back helping my friend with his 1947 12HP .Some months ago he asked me for help with his engine I found there was no compression on a couple of cylinders and two push rods were bent .I removed the head and took it home for repair ,I found two valves has just touched the pistons causing slight dam...
by digcot65
Tue May 03, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 14 HP ignition timing
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: P2 14 HP ignition timing

When I get the time I want to check ,that when the EP mark is lined up with the reference point, then number one exhaust is at the top of its travel Then I can try to find why the push rods bend when the engine is started I have so much to do at the moment,looking after my wife then continuing with ...
by digcot65
Tue May 03, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 14 HP ignition timing
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: P2 14 HP ignition timing

According to my friend,there are two push rods bent.This happened last time but as I said I cleaned the head fitted a new valve, cleaned the valve guides as the valves were quite tight in them and cleaned the valve shafts and regroung all the valves in .When I filled the chambers with petrol they we...
by digcot65
Mon May 02, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 14 HP ignition timing
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: P2 14 HP ignition timing

Thank for the information from Luli it seems the timing chain,seldom jumps a cog .My friend said that as soon as he started the engine,after he fitted the rebuilt head it sounded rough and he stopped it and found two push rods slightly bent .My next jobe when I have time and I dont have to look afte...
by digcot65
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: timing chain
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: timing chain

Thinking about my friends problem.If I check the number 8 tappet is at its highest point of lift,then the flywheel should show the TDC line no 1 piston TDC Len
by digcot65
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: timing chain
Replies: 3
Views: 412

timing chain

As Ive mentioned I have been helping a friend with his 1947 Rover 12 .He first contacted me because his car engine sounded awful I removed the head and a couple of valves were sticking in their guides.One was slightly bent after coming into contact with the piston .I rebuilt the head and it was grea...