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by TonyG
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Len, just looked at one I have and it appears to be a sealed unit. You certainly don’t want iron grit inside it so it will need to be dismantled before blast cleaning. You could simply clean off the paint with wire brushes etc and re spray or see if powder coasters can coat it if you clean it. It wo...
by TonyG
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: gearbox not selecting reverse
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: gearbox not selecting reverse

Roy, When you say you cannot select reverse do you mean that you are pressing the button and moving the stick into reverse in the gate and that the gear is not engaging or that you are unable to move the stick to the required position? Also, have you had it working ok and now found it to be faulty? ...
by TonyG
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1935 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: 1935 Rover 12

Len, if you look at my previous post on this thread you will see I have explained the purpose and operation of the hand throttle. I cannot do any more than explain it on both threads and assume you have missed the last one. It can be frustrating sorting out how these old cars work but, as a rule of ...
by TonyG
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1935 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: 1935 Rover 12

Len, the long lever on the carb operates the hand throttle. It says ‘Throttle’ on the knob next to the one marked ‘ Mixture’. These two are used in conjunction with one another for cold starting and smooth running. You will notice that the long brass lever on the carb operates against the accelerato...
by TonyG
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1935 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: 1935 Rover 12

Len,

I replied to this query on the other thread on Saturday. Suggest you stick to a single thread to avoid confusion when asking about the same subject.

Tony.
by TonyG
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Len, just looked at spare engine and taken sump off to see how pump is driven. As I previously said, it is a short push rod running directly on the cam. There is nothing holding the rod in place so it should pull out. Maybe some more penetrating oil and spend a while turning it round while trying to...
by TonyG
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Len, the long brass lever on the carb is the ‘Throttle’. You will see it operates on the butterfly controlled by the accelerator. On the dash board you should, or would have had, a throttle next to the ‘Mixture’ or choke control. Having both enables cold starting and increasing engine revs. Since re...
by TonyG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: I want and I 've got..
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Maybe the RSR club spares has one? If not, Meteor Spares. Mike Couldry has most bits!

Tony
by TonyG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Given that it runs against a camshaft lobe, that would suggest that the pump push rod can only be removed if the cam is out. I’ve never removed the camshafts on either of my cars and, in fact, not stripped down the ‘37 engine at all. However, I’ve taken both rods out so either yours is just stuck or...
by TonyG
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: 1934 Rover 12

Hi, the marks are FA4 and FA6. You need to set the timing to FA4. When aligned to the pointer and with the distributor in the advanced position, the points should just be opening. FA6 is used on six cylinder cars, which share the same flywheel. All this and other invaluable information is well laid ...