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by JohnG
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

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: 22
Views: 1106

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: 22
Views: 1106

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: 22
Views: 1106

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.
by JohnG
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Piston problem

Hello, Further to previous posts, on removing the sump I found that it contained a lot of white metal fragments, which I assume are the remains of the bearings from number 1 connecting rod. There is a lot of movement both at the big and and the small end. I wasn't able to take the piston out yet bec...
by JohnG
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Piston problem

Hi Tony,

I'm in south London, so not so far away. Will post an update once I've had the chance to take a look at that piston.

Regards,

John
by JohnG
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Piston problem

Hello Tony, Thank you very much for taking the trouble to post such a thorough explanation and advice about what to do next. It certainly makes me more confident about tackling the job and will definitely bear all the points you made in mind as I proceed. Whereabouts are you, just in case I needed t...
by JohnG
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Piston problem

Hello Mike, Thank you your very much for your guidance about piston removal. it's a big help towards understanding what to do. I decided to decoke because compression was poor and based on what I know of the car's history I suspected it probably hadn't been done for some time, which looked to be the...
by JohnG
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Piston problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Piston problem

I recently removed the cylinder head from my 1946 Rover 12 to carry out a de-coke. I have discovered that the number 1 piston appears to be loose. There is slight circular movement (probably less than 1mm) about the axis of the piston. There is also vertical movement (maybe a couple of mm) if I turn...
by JohnG
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

Hello Tony,

Your car looks splendid. Love those indicators. It's inspiring to see what can be done.

Regards,

John