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by RobHomewood
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Hi Tony I've made some progress today. Firstly adjusted front rods to stop the offside snatching. Checked both set of shoes are correctly set and the tyre pressures match. Lengthened the offside transfer rod but 8 turns of the yoke didn’t seem to loosen it up (there was no play in it). So reset that...
by RobHomewood
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Sage words Tony thanks I pressed on a bit today only slightly delayed by fitting the missing bellows on the compression shaft which arrived today - super fast delivery from Mike Couldry. Having refitted that I then shortened the rearmost rod by between 1/2" and 1" - I didnt measure exactly how much....
by RobHomewood
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Hi Tony. Thanks for your thoughts. I had worked out that disconnecting the front brakes wouldnt work anyway! I got distracted today by replacing the front No1 compensator with another I found in my spares but this didnt improve things noticeably because the play is in the bush in the mounting which ...
by RobHomewood
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Thanks for your support Luli and Tony I have the front end up on ramps (compensating for the sloping floor) but the rear wheels are on the floor to keep the springs etc in the right mode. However I had to jack up the rear today anyway as I found a flat tyre and that certainly helped with the access....
by RobHomewood
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Thank you Luli but surely the handbrake lever is rigidly fixed to the handbrake shaft with the relay rigidly fixed at the other end operating directly on the rear brake rod without any involvement of the compression tube, which is forward of this? I am still struggling to understand its intended fun...
by RobHomewood
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

Hi again I have been trying to adjust the brake rods as per the handbook instructions but am somewhat handicapped by the fact that I havent got a ramp or pit and space is limited underneath! I have adjusted compensator no 2 and the 2 relays to the spec but am struggling with compensator No 3/ the sw...
by RobHomewood
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Smoking rebuild engine
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Smoking rebuild engine

Thanks Tony for your info on the oil pressure gauge/breather tube. I should really have been able to work that one out but I couldnt for the moment even think where the oil pressure pipe is taken off. And thanks for your reassuring words on the sooty deposits from the exhaust. Maybe I should relax a...
by RobHomewood
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Smoking rebuild engine
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Smoking rebuild engine

After digcot65's comment (thanks for that) about checking the crank breather I did just that on mine. I took the hose off and the engine plate outlet first and they looked clean. I pushed a wire through the lower tube OK (still in situ) but when I tried a small hose it got stuck. There was definitel...
by RobHomewood
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Smoking rebuild engine
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Smoking rebuild engine

May I ask a rather basic question? If the breather tube were blocked would it show increased oil pressure on the gauge? It just struck me that could be the cause of my smoking but the oil gauge is rock steady at 30 psi.
Rob
by RobHomewood
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Freewheel cable etc
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Freewheel cable etc

Hi Luli Just a bit of feedback - I dont want to hog the Message board but I did test the manifold vacuum as you sugegsted and once the engine had warmed up to about 75 degrees the gauge gave between 18 and 19 ins Hg (about 0,625 bar). This shows the engine economy as towards the good end of the scal...