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by luli
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge Pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Pipe

Note though that the sun roof of the 10 is different from the sun roofs of all other models. A detailed description can be found in the latest edition of the RSR workshop manual. Also go to the Rover P3 & All Running Board Rovers Group in face book where a Swedish member has restored the sun roof of...
by luli
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge Pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Pipe

The length and shape are super critical since this unit keeps the camshaft bearing from rotating on the engine side and reduces the amount of oil that can pass through it on the other side. See discussion here: https://wp.me/pXLKy-21U and here https://wp.me/pXLKy-1Wo but the correct hose is availabl...
by luli
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover P2 12 Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Rover P2 12 Sport

you may be interested to look at following blog which covers all aspects of reviving a Rover 12 Tourer (which is based on rover 12 SS): https://lulis.org/2019/09/14/restoratio ... 12-tourer/
by luli
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 12 steering
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Rover 12 steering

I have good experience with Steering Services, Simon. P. Everett tel 01932481882 sales@steeingservices.co.uk . Working with him from far away was smooth and effective.
by luli
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Dismantling Rover 12 water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Dismantling Rover 12 water pump

Have you tried Mike Couldry or Mike Evans? both used to have a substitute until their supplier retired, but may be they found a new one. Test the seal in boiling water to verify that it expands and not leaks. Also make sure that that both surfaces are smooth and perpendicular to the axis otherwise t...
by luli
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Dismantling Rover 12 water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Dismantling Rover 12 water pump

I assume you already removed the back of pump (p.n. 133 in the lay-out, see link). With the pulley in place, and using a cloth, put it in a vice and tighten carefully. Apply a lot of DW40 on the 3/8 BSF nut and release it. The thermo flex seal will come out, most probably in a bad condition. See mor...
by luli
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 31
Views: 1516

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

I am even further away... but have recalled that Rover gave a way of adjusting some of the brakes mechanism from above. Remove the back seat. The floor under it is removable and gives you good access to the adjusters and some of the forks and pins. The same of the floor in front of the front seats. ...
by luli
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 31
Views: 1516

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

The compression tube is activated by the pedal only, not the other way around. If you look under the car, you will see a rod going down from the hand brake lever to the cross shaft . (see picture in the link https://wp.me/pXLKy-1pg) It ends with one or two 5/16 BSF nuts, they are used to adjust the ...
by luli
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 brake balance assembly
Replies: 31
Views: 1516

Re: P2 brake balance assembly

The purpose of the compression tube is to allow the handbrake to function as an emergency brake. The whole idea of the Girling system is to be a differential system, meaning all shoes get the same pressure. and the compensators take care of that. Now suppose that a pin of the front brakes is lost, o...
by luli
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Smoking rebuild engine
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Smoking rebuild engine

Bad head gasket would show up with babels in the water, water disappearing or water in the oil. If these symptoms don't exist the head gasket is OK. I would suggest just let it run for few hours, using thicker oil. The engine may run in and cure itself.