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by David2021
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1947 Rover 16 engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: 1947 Rover 16 engine mounts

I have looked at Diagram N in the parts book (14/16/20 hp Chassis) & the make up of the mount seems to be (from under the bolt head) 45 Special bolt, engine front suspension (!) 50 Washer for top rubber 54 Rubber washer 48 Top rubber 53 Shim 52 Distance Piece 49 Bottom Rubber 51 Washer for bottom ru...
by David2021
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer

Correction ...1.1/4" of course
by David2021
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer

My SU has arrived & it IS an HD2 (1.1/2") It will be a bit of a challenge making the links & fittings all work, but it is a brand new unit!
by David2021
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Very Interesting! I have seen it written (so it must be true!) that because the system is designed with clearances in mind for oil lubrication the oilways are a bit small for grease. However if you work on the old principle of looking to see fresh grease ooze out all is good! I not my car has the wa...
by David2021
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Thank you Tony...I had sussed that! It takes a while to get the head round underslung leaf suspension! I had a dry run yesterday & lifted the car using the spring pad so all the lifting was on the axle, this gave a reasonable gap (increased by applying a lever between the axle & Chassis) This made t...
by David2021
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Thank you Tony...I had sussed that! It takes a while to get the head round underslung leaf suspension! I had a dry run yesterday & lifted the car using the spring pad so all the lifting was on the axle, this gave a reasonable gap (increased by applying a lever between the axle & Chassis) This made t...
by David2021
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Retro fitting an SU on to a P2 tourer

Very Interesting! Yr=e I got my information from the SU handbook 18th edition(!) picked up at the last Goodwood Revival! (Burlen by another name!) there are no twin downdraft SU set ups listed under Rover that I can see...there is an exciting 1939 16hp with triple D2's though! Wolseley twin D2 set u...
by David2021
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Thanks Luli...the wings will come off during the winter for repainting...The rears appear to need access from inside the car, so I imagine the trim will have to be disturbed. Lots of fun upsetting the spiders!
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by David2021
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Thank you Luli for your experience with this matter. Very helpful. I am not minded to strip my springs down...my body is still firmly (! hope) attached to the chassis and staying there! I may have to take the rear wings off to repaint them, but that will be another saga I expect. I think you reduced...
by David2021
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Rover 10 rear suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Rover 10 rear suspension

Tony, can you advise! My chassis bump stops are "caramelised" and there is significant banging & crashing (not helped by a -now sorted- loose lever arm Shock absorber!) I have replacements on order, but to fit then I am concerned that there will be insufficient clearance (with the axle on stands & t...