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by luli
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 footwell vents
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: P2 footwell vents

I had got the rubber seals and a new set of springs from Mike Couldry. For details see here https://wp.me/pXLKy-1l8 and here https://wp.me/pXLKy-pR
by luli
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 Steering Boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: P2 Steering Boxes

Yes they are the same type of the 4 cylinder cars but shorter. See here: https://lulis.org/2018/09/07/51-%D7%92% ... ering-box/
by luli
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: RSR Discussion
Topic: What oil for the chassis lubricant
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: What oil for the chassis lubricant

What you need is a 80-90 gear oil. Note that up-to-date gear oil of grade GL-5 contains an additive which attacks "yellow metals" and therefor not suitable for the lubrication system. Use oil of grade GL-4 or less.
by luli
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12

Thank you, Tony, for your nice words. My visit to you was a pure Joy, and your work had been inspiration to me. Have you seen my impressions? and the video of that drive? https://wp.me/pXLKy-2Xp
P.S. I always use the freewheel and enjoy turning the knob to 'fix' when necessary!
by luli
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12

A common trouble is oil leak from the rear oil seal of the free wheel. If oil leaks from there it is a sign that it has got into there. The rear bearing of the gear box has enough "gaps" in it to let the oil pass through. The same is for the rear bearing of the freewheel. Removing the square plug ma...
by luli
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12

Just pull out the tail shaft and turn the gearbox so that the freewheel points down.
by luli
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Why and how to increase the castor angle
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Why and how to increase the castor angle

Is your rover P2 wanders around? Do you experience wheel wobbling? Or tramlining? The cure for all that may be increased castor angle. What is the roll of the wedge between the front axle and the spring? How to increase the castor angle, and why you better have electric assisted steering with large ...
by luli
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Electrical assisted Rover 10 Steering box.
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Electrical assisted Rover 10 Steering box.

I drove my 1946 Rover 10 for the last 51 years. Not only traffic conditions have changed during these years - me too. Now parking the car in a limited space is a challenge. Is an electric assisted steering box the solution? See an answer here: https://wp.me/pXLKy-4iD
by luli
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: 30FFIA carb

The vacuum gauge can be used for ignition timing by using the distributor's micrometer and adjusting it to maximum reading. However, I doubt that a better reading can be achieved.. If you like to use strobe for timing just paint yellow the FA mark on the flywheel. See here an example: https://wp.me/...
by luli
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: 30FFIA carb

The vacuum reading indicate that the idle path is OK. Is the mixture too rich on open throttle, high RPM? One way to verify that is to use colourtune, see here: https://tinyurl.com/sc4v74w