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by Phil - Nottingham
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Boot handle locks
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Re: Boot handle locks

Cannot help with the single one but the double one looks to be from 1940 and 47/48 models?
by Phil - Nottingham
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Tilly website
Replies: 7
Views: 5723

Re: Tilly website

Thanks for recreating this Website. It is very informative and the P2 is wonderful. I am still to study it all fully
by Phil - Nottingham
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

Thanks for the update - so what to do now?
by Phil - Nottingham
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

Air pressure from the tube would force the tyre rim outwards into the sides of the wheel bead but whether it would stay in contact with the bottom of the bead well in use especially braking and cornering is unknown. The outside width of the wheel is 4½" also. I think I read somewhere that unrated sp...
by Phil - Nottingham
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

The rim width at the well is 3½" on our 1939 16 17" wires
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

Yes the width is the tyre tread - I have an empty wheel and will measure it soon - 4" seems right
by Phil - Nottingham
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

Most informative - I do not know what Rover 10 owners do in the UK. The Avon tread pattern was most decorative but not very water dispersant. I have one on a spare wheel but given it must be over 60 years old I do not intend to drive on it! The Google translator although set for UK English (why shou...
by Phil - Nottingham
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

5.25/5.50 are the nominal widths in inches - the actual width was somewhere in between on this dual size. The aspect ratio (height) is almost 100% on cross plies - radials mostly have less than 80% so are much lower
by Phil - Nottingham
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 23933

Re: Cross Ply tyres Vs Radial Ply tyres

Never heard about a 17" radial for P2s but I have no problems driving on newish X plies in our P2.

I have tried X plies in P4s and P5s and others 30 years ago and hope never to do so again.

I really do not see the benefits of X plies in a prewar car
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: 15
Views: 10136

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...