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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: 854

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: 393

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: 7
Views: 483

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: 1876

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: 1076

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 ...
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: RSR Discussion
Topic: Sir Michael Edwardes RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Sir Michael Edwardes RIP

He gave a lifeline to BL that was thrown away by successive governments and shareholders
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fitting Wiper Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Fitting Wiper Arms

I am an accountant still but not for much longer. I try to resist counting costs but when I start to waver I soon realise that the loss of cash through buying new or secondhand "moderns" (some past ones I succumbed to 40 years ago are now considered classic now though) is far in excess of upkeeping ...
by Phil - Nottingham
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Rover P4, the next 75 and all the variations
Topic: Pulling down front end
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: Pulling down front end

Forum usage in the UK is dropping fast as Facebook with its easy photo posting and vast audience is much favoured. The posts are transient and completely unstructured so the search is fairly useless. The P4DG Forum was once excellent for usage and there is still a wealth of info on there but now one...
by Phil - Nottingham
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Horn Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Horn Wiring

Replacing the wiring is a good idea anyway and also using PVC. The newer thin wall cables are stiffer and thinner and will also carry a heavier current. Nevertheless, I would still fit relays for the horn and the main and dip beam as well as fusing. I have heard this cable which is used in all moder...