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by Geoffrey
Wed May 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Once again a Rover man
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Once again a Rover man

I liked the SD1 but I don't think I would get one again. They were good cars but I feel they lacked something that makes Rovers special for me. I felt somehow the quality and ethos was not there. I am really enjoying my a rather tired looking 12. Once I get the rear refurbished shocks back to fit it...
by Geoffrey
Sat May 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Horrendous vapour lock!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Horrendous vapour lock!!

I made the more recent post called Carburation issues because my car was suffering from intermittent fuel starvation. I could not figure out whether it was a vapour lock, a sticky carb float needle, fuel pump issue or what. I had an electric pump fitted just under the bonnet on the off side. I made ...
by Geoffrey
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Once again a Rover man
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Once again a Rover man

Hi, The Bentley which was I think a WO one had taken a wrong turn and thought he was on the main road and hit me broadside turning my Rover over. He was very contrite and offered me an Austin 7 out of his stable. I was young and stupid and turned it down thinking I don't want a crappy 7 I want a lov...
by Geoffrey
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Carburation issues
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Carburation issues

I am hoping someone has had a similar experience and found a fix. My car is a 1947 12 with the Solex downdraught carb. The car is fitted with an electric fuel pump. Very intermittently it seems to suffer from complete fuel starvation. Typically I might pull away and the engine will then die on me. I...
by Geoffrey
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1947 Rover 12 shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: 1947 Rover 12 shocks

Thank you for your responses. My car has what looks like an original shock on the drivers side but it has a cranked arm. The other side looks like a later Armstrong with a straight arm. The cranked arm one seems to give a better angle to the connecting rod but I guess both work. I have a pair of old...
by Geoffrey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1947 Rover 12 shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 634

1947 Rover 12 shocks

Does anyone know whether this model should have cranked or straight lever arms on the front shock absorbers? I was under the impression they should be cranked and one of mine is. However, someone who has far more knowledge than I assures me that they should be straight.
by Geoffrey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine oil choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Engine oil choice

I am not an oil technologist but did work with them. I would put a 20/50 formulated for a classic car in your Rover 12. Halfords do a straightforward mineral one. I put Millers semi-synthetic Pistoneeze in my 1947 12. It is expensive but I see no point in scrimping on oil, because I use mine regular...
by Geoffrey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine oil choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Engine oil choice

The old idea was that you used a thinner grade in the winter and thicker in the summer. I personally would not use these old single grade oils. Oil technology has moved a long way since the 1940s. Whilst many modern multigrades are really only suitable for modern engines with very fine tolerances, t...
by Geoffrey
Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Luvax-Bijur lubrication system
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Luvax-Bijur lubrication system

I have replaced my badly corroded and leaking flexible pipes. The oil level in the reservoir is going down slowly as I drive, so hopefully oil is reaching the bits it should!
by Geoffrey
Sun May 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Service experiences in the south east
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Service experiences in the south east

I am carrying out a rolling mechanical restoration of a 1947 Rover 12 I bought about 6 months ago. Some of the issues I have been able to fix myself, others I have used suppliers to help me. The car was overheating so I decided to fit a new radiator core. I used Regal Radiators not far outside Maids...