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by TonyG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Rover 12 engine removal

John, Luli is right, there is no need to remove the gearbox. I’d assumed you were intending to since your original post related to the gear remote etc. However, I realise that allowing it to float freely was simply to prevent damage during the engine removal. Personally, I’d take them out together a...
by TonyG
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: P2 Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: P2 Owner

Wayne, I’d be very surprised if anyone had a spare crank, con rods and main bearing to fit your car so I’d suggest you will need to look at re-using the ones you have. It seems odd that your late Father had the engine re-bored but didn’t get the crank ground and bearings re-metalled at the same time...
by TonyG
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 12 engine removal
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Rover 12 engine removal

John, Aside from the four bolts holding the remote, there are two more on the metal hoop holding the gearbox freewheel unit down onto the rubber mounting. I cannot recall if the aluminium bracket under the rubber mounting has additional bolts but, if so, they will also need removing so that the rubb...
by TonyG
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Engine Problems

Mark, Good to hear you are working on the car again and encouraging for me to get back to doing mine! I've written about this before, but I cannot stress how important it is to drain the old fuel from a car that hasn't been used for a while and put in some fresh petrol. This will have a huge impact ...
by TonyG
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 gear change
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: 1934 Rover 12 gear change

Hi Len, Re gear changing; you are correct that on all changes, up and down, you must double-de-clutch. However, it is only necessary to rev the engine in neutral when changing down. Having revved the engine in neutral you wait until the revs start dying away and then slip it into the lower gear. The...
by TonyG
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: New Member - 1947 P2
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: New Member - 1947 P2

Mike, If you have a leaking axle oil seal the brake shoes may be contaminated. I had mine reclined by Saftek at Cleckheaton, who dispatched them back almost by return. That was some years ago of course! Worth telling them that the shoes are for a car with rod operated brakes so they use the most app...
by TonyG
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 running boards
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: 1934 Rover 12 running boards

Len, I used Evo Stick to do my P2 but I couldn’t say if it was the best glue for the job, only that it worked for me. Fortunately I had a tin of the solvent based contact adhesive as I’ve found that some of the non solvent or water based versions don’t work very well. My Tourer has wooden running bo...
by TonyG
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

Hi Ian, Great to see some pictures of your car. It certainly is looking very ship shape as, I must say, is your garage. Makes me feel inclined to have a tidy up! The present task with my P2 is sorting the wiring and putting the dashboard back in, although I’ve got a bit side tracked sorting out the ...
by TonyG
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side

Hi Ian, The only thought I have is that the rivet is there to hold or locate the tunnel carpet in place. The squares of leather may just be to add some strength to the rivet through the rubber so it doesn’t pull through. What is on the outside? I’d almost expect there to be a stud of some kind, whic...
by TonyG
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 Stepboard valance colour
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: P2 Stepboard valance colour

Hi Rob, Thanks for posting these pictures. It’s all looking pretty good to me and seeing your lovely car is encouraging me to get on with jobs left to do to my P2 Saloon. I went through the pictures before reading your post and had to go back to them to see what you meant about alignment, so it’s pr...