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by TonyG
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:54 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

Luli, I have seen your pictures, notes and video of my car before but great to look again. In fact, after watching the video, I’m inspired to face the cold weather and go out for a drive. Almost a year I think since I took Ian for a similar drive and I hope that encouraged him with his Rover project...
by TonyG
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:53 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

Luli, Your post arrived while I was writing mine. You have put my mind at rest that oil flows between box and freewheel so I won’t worry if I decide to brave the Winter and take my car out for an icy blast! I know it’s been said before, but the detailed information on these Rovers that you have coll...
by TonyG
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 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

Ian, You have got us all thinking on this one! I’ve looked through the original Rover instruction manual and my Rover Cars maintenance book by VH Watson and neither makes any mention of separately filling the freewheel unit in the text. The exploded view of the gearbox and freewheel unit in the Wats...
by TonyG
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: I want and I 've got..
Topic: WANTED P2 Engine for a Rover 12
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: WANTED P2 Engine for a Rover 12

It is possible to have badly ice damaged water jackets repaired. Luli has seen my engine and knows that it had a piece of cast iron stitched into the block. It is almost letter box sized! All ok since I've had the car running over the past three years. The seepage of water from the join has almost c...
by TonyG
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: 30FFIA carb

Rob, I've no experience with the six cylinder engine or this carb. However, reading through the thread, I think it is important that you get the timing spot on before adjusting the carburettor. Everything I've read about tuning insists that the carb should be the last thing you look at when an engin...
by TonyG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: I want and I 've got..
Topic: WANTED P2 Engine for a Rover 12
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: WANTED P2 Engine for a Rover 12

A good condition engine going spare is s bit unlikely. You may, however, be able to gather together the necessary parts and get it reconditioned. Do you have anything at all as a starting point? Looking through the adverts on this site there is a 12 engine for sale. Looks rough and is listed as a 36...
by TonyG
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Matt,

The sets I referred to in earlier post were pistons and rings, rather than just rings. Apologies for not making that clear.

Tony.
by TonyG
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Matt, Just looked on eBay and there are two new sets for sale; a standard size set @£140 and a 60thou oversize set for £58. Both sets shown as new old stock. You should be able to see size of existing pistons once head is off and you can make out writing on piston crowns. However, it would certainly...
by TonyG
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations

Matt, Before you send off your engine, it would be worth taking the head off. As discussed before the lack of compression may be the valves not seating properly; possibly due to rust of because the engine is due a de-coke. Funny that 1amd 6 are ok but the others aren't. Makes me wonder if those valv...
by TonyG
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fourteen resurrection!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Fourteen resurrection!!

Matt, Phil is right when he says you have no filter. Or, at least, not in the sense that we understand filters on more modern cars. My understanding is that post 1960s engine oils had various additives put in that ensured any particles of dirt or metal remained in suspension within the oil so that t...