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by HAD501
Sun May 12, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: RSR Discussion
Topic: Hand tools P2 etc
Replies: 5
Views: 5480

Re: Hand tools P2 etc

In the general notes at the front of the parts book it states that the sizes of nuts and bolts are BSF unless otherwise stated. I was about to assume that the same applies to the spanners in the tool kit. However, I went and had a look at the tools in my car. These are almost certainly not original ...
by HAD501
Wed May 08, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Technical data for Twelve P2 Tourer
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

Re: Technical data for Twelve P2 Tourer

Hello Thomas Here is a photo of a page from a well-known book on classic Rovers. I hope it'll be legible! As far as I know, there is little difference mechanically between the Tourer and the 1947 Saloon and Sports Saloon, so you may be able extract some useful information. Best of luck anyway, David...
by HAD501
Sun Apr 21, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: P3 75 floor panel fixing
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Re: P3 75 floor panel fixing

It’s a while since I did this job on my P2, but I’m sure the screws are 1/4BSF. So it would be reasonable to expect the same on P3’s as you suggest. No knowing what previous repairers have done I suppose. Have you tried running a 1/4BSF tap into the captive nuts?
Hope that helps, DaveM
by HAD501
Mon Nov 13, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Recent travels
Replies: 10
Views: 44170

Re: Recent travels

Hello David I think this is the "official" position of the earthing strap as shown in the lower left of the photo. The chassis end of the strap is under one of the bolts securing the engine mount cradle to the chassis. Obviously from the electrical point of view you can put the strap in any convenie...
by HAD501
Wed Nov 08, 2023 7:50 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P1 Steering box refurbishment
Replies: 12
Views: 37302

Re: P1 Steering box refurbishment

Hi Tony ICS rebuilt the steering box for my 1947 12 several years ago and I'm very pleased with the result. I believe their modification was originally developed for early Land Rovers which use a box similar to the 10/12hp cars, and involves replacing the nut and worm with hardened steel items. Hope...
by HAD501
Sun Aug 20, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1939 P2 Engine Number
Replies: 4
Views: 20846

Re: 1939 P2 Engine Number

Hello The engine in my car (1947) has no number either. There is a small engine-number plate mounted with the chassis number plate which states the engine number the same as the chassis number. However the V5 gives a different number for the engine. I've no idea how many times the engine may have be...
by HAD501
Tue May 30, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Mounting replacement 12 tourer
Replies: 4
Views: 15851

Re: Engine Mounting replacement 12 tourer

David - some good news and some less good! First, yes it is possible to replace the rubbers in situ - I did it 2 or 3 years ago. Second, as it was a while ago, I can't remember exactly what I did - must keep better records in future! However, looking at the car now, I reckon I probably removed the L...
by HAD501
Sun May 28, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Ignition timing
Replies: 8
Views: 28984

Re: Ignition timing

David, some thoughts on your questions:- 1 - I think the set-up is bound to be a bit sloppy - mine has possibly 5 degrees of movement, but it seems to work OK. 2 - I've had a look at the Instruction Manual for 1947 models (first time in ages) and it recommends setting the timing with the octane sele...
by HAD501
Sun May 28, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Compressions 12hp post war tourer.
Replies: 7
Views: 18080

Re: Compressions 12hp post war tourer.

David
10 thou tappet clearance is correct for 1938-47 engines. 5 thou applies to earlier cars.
by HAD501
Mon Apr 03, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Floor panels
Replies: 4
Views: 7713

Re: Floor panels

Floor boards are secured by 1/4 BSF countersunk head screws with floorboard washer underneath - no need to countersink. The edge of the floorboards can be cut away to fit round the bolts on the transmission tunnel. Boards don’t need to be 3/4 - I think I used 10 or 12mm and they’re still going stron...