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by RobHomewood
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank

Thanks Luli for your reply. I am always suspicious of possible leaks where the dip pipes are connected but in this case I had resealed the threads when I swapped them over, back to their rightful positions as I believe it. And furthermore when I am pumping air into the main dip pipe and I can feel a...
by RobHomewood
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Rover P2 Reserve Fuel unit on tank

Has anyone any experience of refurbishing these units? I am trying to make mine work properly but struggled to get my head round what is a simple unit. In operation I could hear the solenoid clunk when I switched to reserve but it didn't seem to draw any fuel. I now have it apart to try and understa...
by RobHomewood
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1947 Rover 12 shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: 1947 Rover 12 shocks

Which type of shockers are they? My 1947 Instruction Book for all models shows both Luvax-Girling units for 10 and 12 models and Armstrong units as being fitted to 14 and 16 models. Both types are shown with straight links in the component illustrations but there appears to be a curved upper link sh...
by RobHomewood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 footwell vents
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: P2 footwell vents

Many thanks for that Luli. I got the springs from Mike Couldry but should have asked him about the gasket too
Rob
by RobHomewood
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 10 Shock Absorbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Rover 10 Shock Absorbers

Stuart Thanks for sharing your video of your damper refurbishment. I had not understood how these worked previously nor about the inclusion of friction material. But it sounds like this knuckle was packed with grease and so the friction action would be compromised. Have I got that right? How often w...
by RobHomewood
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: P2 footwell vents
Replies: 2
Views: 277

P2 footwell vents

I am about to have the footwell vents reinstated on my '39 14 DHC. They were previously removed/sealed over decades ago and I think this may have been becasue there was some corrosiion where water was getting in. Would there have been a rubber seal on the outer flap originally? If so anyone know the...
by RobHomewood
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Freewheel lubrication (filling and draining) - 1936 Rover 12

This thread has caused me to look up how to fill the freewheel oil on my 47 P2 becasue I have never considered it necessary on the assumption that there was a free flow of oil from the gearbox. The handbook does not mention filling the freewheel anywhere although the gearbox is listed in regular tas...
by RobHomewood
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: 30FFIA carb

The first vacuum measurements I did were aborted because the carb flooded fuel from every orifice quite alarmingly. Turned out there was dirt under the needle valve. Having cleaned this up the retest showed the vacuum at about 18" Hg or about 0.61 bar whereas I had read to expect only 0.55. This rea...
by RobHomewood
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: 30FFIA carb

Hi Luli I can certainly try and take a vacuum reading on the inlet manifold. I seem to remember there is a fitting there somewhere. What would be a reasonable figure to expect? I have taken the air bleed jets and pilot jets out and they look clear but they are difficult to blow through with the orif...
by RobHomewood
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 30FFIA carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: 30FFIA carb

Surely if there was a leak on the manifold the engine would run weaker not richer? Or have I got my head on the wrong way this morning?