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by Frost015
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Luvax Vane Type Dampers
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Luvax Vane Type Dampers

Mike, Aaahhh ... I have a pristine but 8 year old (I guess) workshop manual, and I was hoping to avoid spending on the new one ... however, it’s clearly time to bite the bullet and upgrade to the current version. Your comments on oil SAE and viscocity are helpful, as I have definitely fallen into th...
by Frost015
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Luvax Vane Type Dampers
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Luvax Vane Type Dampers

My 1936 Rover 12 has Luvax Vane type dampers front and rear. The front ones were empty, the rear were full of VERY thick treacly oil (thicker than Tate & Lyle Golden Syrup !). Rubber (or whatever) bushes on the dampers themselves were dry and giving huge amount of friction. Having emptied the rear o...
by Frost015
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 lig

Tony, As you say, the alignment between pivot arm and entry into expander was not correct, so I ‘corrected’ with rod bends (drivers side only). The main front pivot looks to have been welded at some point in its past, but no packing added .. bit odd, but looks and feels right now. Well spotted on th...
by Frost015
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 lig

Thanks for the interesting post ... yes, the history of my car is going to be fun to dig into. Last owner in Truro for 10 years, and then a bit hazy before that. Apparently the RSR does know of it, so will make some enquiries (I wonder who I should contact ? ). I would love to have a tourer one of t...
by Frost015
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 lig

Hi Luli,

I now have your pages translated (downloaded Google Chrome on the iPad instead of using safari, and now I get the “page translation” pop up ... now I can read the words that go with the photos !

Ian
by Frost015
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 lig

Luli, I am an avid reader of your fascinating (and wonderfully photographed) posts / website, but hadn’t seen that thread of pics ... I really must get page translation understood and applied .. Many thanks for the link, and another confirmation that whoever last did the front wheels / brakes manage...
by Frost015
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 lig

Thanks Tony, Much appreciated ... and I will be sure to check straight run of rods to actuators when I do it. The rear axle has been (by previous owner) overhauled, reportedly with new seals, and no sign of any oil leaks. Will keep a close eye on it once It’s on the road. Much of the harder work on ...
by Frost015
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Front Brakes (Girling Mechanical) - 1936 Rover 12 (6 light)

I would appreciate guidance before I make changes .. Have overhauled recently acquired Rover 12 rear brakes (new shoes, disassembled, cleaned and reinstalled expanders, adjusters, and linkage .. making sure the expander housing floats, etc). However when I move to the front brakes, I am confused ......