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by ChrisHallard
Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Pms stuck in outbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

Pms stuck in outbox

I have 3 PMs stuck in my outbox - can anyone offer Some help?
Chris
by ChrisHallard
Sun Dec 24, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover 14 - 1935 - spark plugs - standard or extended reach?
Replies: 4
Views: 4064

Rover 14 - 1935 - spark plugs - standard or extended reach?

I’m reworking the head on my 1935 Rover 14. It has been fitted with the recommended plugs (standard reach). These present the electrodes well short of the combustion chamber. I’ve tried an extended reach plug and - to my mind these present the electrodes in a much more sensible position. Please see ...
by ChrisHallard
Thu Dec 14, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Valve stem seals - a good thing or not
Replies: 2
Views: 8141

Re: Valve stem seals - a good thing or not

Good evening Richard - thank you for your thoughtful, and thought provoking reply. I’ll try to respond to the points you make in turn. The engine was running, and had been “sewing machine” quiet. It then developed a worrying knock. I investigated with my stethoscope and could hear/feel the knock fro...
by ChrisHallard
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Valve stem seals - a good thing or not
Replies: 2
Views: 8141

Valve stem seals - a good thing or not

Good evening - I’ve stripped the head of my 1935 14hp and spotted something I didn’t expect - valve stem seals. I’ve had mixed opinions when discussing this with my colleagues. Some say they deprive the valve stem of lubrication. This argument might be worthy of note. One of my exhaust valves is ver...
by ChrisHallard
Sun Dec 10, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Dodgy cam followers/tappets
Replies: 3
Views: 23445

Re: Dodgy cam followers/tappets

Thank you Tony - it sounds like your article will help - unfortunately I cannot get the RSR website to display it.

I’ll keep trying.

Chris
by ChrisHallard
Mon Dec 04, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Dodgy cam followers/tappets
Replies: 3
Views: 23445

Dodgy cam followers/tappets

Good evening I’ve been investigating a worrying engine knock While preparing to remove the cylinder head on my 1935 14hp (6 cylinder) I removed the tappet cover and luckily (very luckily!) spotted a cam follower socket at a “jaunty” angle. The top was loose. (See photos). Has anyone had a similar ex...
by ChrisHallard
Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:14 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Stand
Replies: 1
Views: 13607

Engine Stand

Good evening - I’m about to remove the engine (for a rebuild) from my 1935 14hp (6 cylinder). I have limited space in my garage and am thinking of investing in an engine stand. Does anyone have a recommendation? I’m in the UK

Chris
by ChrisHallard
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Worrying engine knock
Replies: 0
Views: 23052

Worrying engine knock

Good evening - I’m looking for advice. I have a 1935 6 cylinder 14hp. Up until recently the engine sounded like “a sewing machine”. Recently it has developed a noticeable knock. It would lessen as the engine warmed up but now doesn’t. Oil pressure 20psi at tick over when warm. I have a homemade “ste...
by ChrisHallard
Sun Sep 24, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 14 Sports - Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 16244

Re: P2 14 Sports - Bumpers

Thank you for all of your replies. I’m close to getting my Rover and look forward to asking some more informed questions
Chris
by ChrisHallard
Tue Sep 19, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 14 Sports - Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 16244

P2 14 Sports - Bumpers

Good evening - please forgive me if my question is naive. I’m considering the purchase of a P2 14 and I’m a little confused about bumpers. I’ve seen images of vehicles with no rear bumper and others with them. Can anyone help me understand? Or point me towards a document that might help? Secondly. A...