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by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Gearbox and rear axle oil
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Gearbox and rear axle oil

I agree if the brakes are working OK its best to leave them. You should be able to slide a new boot over the rod from the compensator end if the clevis fork and locking nut is unscrewed but the fork must be replaced the exact number of turns on the rod. In any event the boot is riveted to a plate wh...
by Phil - Nottingham
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Gearbox and rear axle oil
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Gearbox and rear axle oil

The brake rubbers last months. I gave up replacing them years ago. Some have made Chamois leather ones but plenty of White Lithium/Calcium marine grease keeps out the weather. The rubbers can be replaced if you buy the small tubular rivets or use 8BA set screws. They can be replaced without removing...
by Phil - Nottingham
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Gearbox and rear axle oil
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Gearbox and rear axle oil

GL4 EP90 for all. 5 Litres will be sufficient for a full change and top up. Use the box dipstick and axle level/filler plug.

Avoid GL5 gear oils

I suggest you obtain the RSR Workshop manual
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Engine Problems

A bit of a mongrel then! Is it the later 14 engine ie narrower bore 16 with the manifolds on the O/s?
by Phil - Nottingham
Sun May 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Why and how to increase the castor angle
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Why and how to increase the castor angle

Our 1938 16 P2 has never been subject to vagueness, tram-lining or wandering even when it had age-hardened tyres, worn kingpins and slack shock-absorber bushes. It still gives me full confidence driving it briskly - the worn components now having been sorted
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat May 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: RSR Discussion
Topic: P2 Headlamp flasher
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: P2 Headlamp flasher

Old style mechanical relays are not polarity conscious - you need a Change over relay. Vehicle Wiring Products do a variety
by Phil - Nottingham
Mon May 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Engine Problems

Are you sure the points gap is set correctly - its not the usual 15 thou, its 12 thou, If it is too wide the spark will be too weak when revs try to build up. I made this mistake and reducing the gap cured the non-reving problem instantly. It also affects the dwell so check the timing is correct whe...
by Phil - Nottingham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fourteen resurrection!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3619

Re: Fourteen resurrection!!

As to batteries, I use an 069 (60ah) in our 1938 16. it's compact and not too tall or long. The same sort also fits our Series Land Rovers, P4, P5 and P5B. They last over 10 years on both alternator or dynamo. Good prices from Tayna on eBay delivered with 2 or 3 yr g'tee not that any have ever been ...
by Phil - Nottingham
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fitting Wiper Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 1983

Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

"Modest cost" is relative of course but the cost of restoration is much lower if done by yourself as I have been doing for the last 50+ years. I always looked after my and my dad's and then my father in laws new and modern cars but the last modern car I bought in 1990 defeated me in 2 years (it was ...