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by JohnG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rover 12 engine removal

Hello Tony,

Thank you for the clarification and further advice. All much appreciated.

Regards,

John
by JohnG
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rover 12 engine removal

Tony, Luli, Thank you both for your comments. The guidance about the mechanics of removal is very helpful. Only the engine appears to need work and my initial plan was just to remove that. Would there be any specific advantage to removing the gearbox as well as the engine? The former looks to have b...
by JohnG
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rover 12 engine removal

Thanks Luli. I will keep this in mind.
by JohnG
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Rover 12 engine removal

Hello, I hope at some point in the not-too-distant future to remove the engine of my 1946 P12 and just wanted to ask whether anyone has any tips for someone having a go at this for the first time. I have read the account of how to go about it in the Workshop Manual and also looked at Luli's posts, b...
by JohnG
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Hi Luli,

Thank you for your insights and advice. And I take your point about the road to Jerusalem. It's a very good way of putting it.

Regards,

John
by JohnG
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Work is proceeding a bit slowly because of limited time and the fact that every nut etc. seems to put up quite a fight before allowing itself to be removed. I have removed number 2 piston con-rod cap and the crankshaft journal looks a fair bit smoother than number one, though not entirely unblemishe...
by JohnG
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. Will do.

Regards,

John
by JohnG
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Hi Tony,

Sounds like good advice. Thank you very much.

Regards,

John
by JohnG
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Hello, I removed the number 1 piston connecting rod cap yesterday (planning to remove the rod itself later) and the crankshaft journal has some scoring (see photo). My idea was remove all the pistons and also take a look at main bearings before deciding on the next step. Woking conditions are not id...
by JohnG
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Piston problem

Thanks Luli. Well, it will be an interesting challenge. And, as you say, a good chance to make sure everything else is OK.