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by luli
Fri May 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Setting float height.
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Setting float height.

The fuel level should be equal to the center of the spray column in the venturi . Have you checked that it is so?
by luli
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Negative earth coil!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Negative earth coil!

Very nice, Tony. It turns out that the condition of the condenser is also important. I have recently acquired a digital capacitance meter and was supersized by the results. It measures both inductance and capacitance and makes it possible to evaluate the ignition circuit performance. See here https:...
by luli
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Timing chain P2 1947
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Timing chain P2 1947

Both Mike Couldry and Mike Evans will supply you with that chain for a fair price. However, this is a standard Timken chain with 62 segments, which can be obtained from every Timken retailer. However, often not only the chain has to be replaced but the sprocket too, and the front camshaft bearing to...
by luli
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fuel going off!
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Fuel going off!

Hi Tony,
I never had it so badly but I have noticed that older fuel may require stronger sparks, and clean fresh spark plugs.
See also here and the following chapters https://wp.me/pXLKy-40w
by luli
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 9/20 overcharging
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Rover 9/20 overcharging

Get in touch with the following. They are experts on 6V regulators (expensive) http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.c ... lators.php
by luli
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Carburation issues
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Carburation issues

You can distinguish very easily if it is a vapor lock or a stuck needle valve. If the electric fuel pump is clicking like mad then it is a fuel starvation - most probably it is a vapour lock. If the pump does not click hit the carburetor with the adjustable ranch from the tool tray (or something sim...
by luli
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank

For tests like that I have a small hand held vacuum pump and gauge (If I remember correctly even a bicycle wheel pump can be used). See more here https://wp.me/pXLKy-sa and here https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Vacuum-Pump
by luli
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank

In my experience the leaks are where the pipes join the main body, but it can be from the body itself. Remove the mesh, and immerse the whole unit in water , with the output sealed. compress air into the pipes, and watch for bubbles. also see more here: https://wp.me/pXLKy-1nF
by luli
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1937 Fourteen Steering
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: 1937 Fourteen Steering

The purpose of the wedge is to reduce the castor angle. In case the car wonders (quite common) turning it around will increase the castor angle and will result in a self-centering steering. See more here: https://wp.me/pXLKy-4iX