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by TonyG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:46 am
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

Luli,

As always, it’s a joy to read your restoration blogs. Such fantastic detail and expert problem solving. I can lose myself for hours reading through the pages.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Tony.
by TonyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Hi, black is the hardest of all colours to paint so ‘hats off’ to you for tackling it. What sort of paint are you using? I’m assuming cellulose, which is probably the most friendly for home use. This what I used on my cars. Gives a good finish but not as durable as 2 pack, although I’ve never been b...
by TonyG
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

Thanks Bill, I suspect the restorer of the DHC was faced with the same dilemma I had regarding the side light position. They just look a bit awkward on top of the crease, as if the wrong lights have been fitted! Perhaps some clever creating with a rubber mounting for the side light will solve the is...
by TonyG
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

It’s been a couple of months since my last update and, with the weather looking favourable, I thought it was time to start DMB up and take a couple of pictures in the sunshine. I’ve also included a picture of how it was before I started. I’m pleased to say the car was as solid as it looks, although ...
by TonyG
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:03 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

Alan,

Taken a couple of pictures. As I thought both ends of the pipe are the same thread size but the adapter end is longer. The nut size is 1/4W.

Hope this helps a bit. If nothing else, you can compare with yours to see which bits look the same.

Tony
by TonyG
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:20 am
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

Alan, I’ve yet to fit the dashboard to my Saloon so the oil pressure gauge is connected loosely enabling me to start the engine. However, the car is in a lock up garage so I wasn’t able to look before replying yesterday. I’m going there today and will try to get a picture or two of the pipe and adap...
by TonyG
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: New member and P2 owner
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: New member and P2 owner

Demi, I don’t know what year your car is but N9Y plugs would be too long reach for either of my cars but perhaps this differs with models? Suggest you double check before starting the car. Also, if it’s a long time since the engine has run, it might be worth taking the rocker box off and checking th...
by TonyG
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:51 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

Hi Alan, Can’t say for sure what size the fittings are on my pressure gauge pipes but I seem to recall that both ends are the same size thread. However, one female fitting is deeper and there is a male to male adapter fitted into the block. When I replaced mine I took the old pipe to a local hydraul...
by TonyG
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: New member and P2 owner
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: New member and P2 owner

Demi, Welcome to the RSR. Good to hear about another member with a fine old Rover 12. These cars are pretty simple and the workshop manual is invaluable. Also, you need to get a parts book as this explains how a lot of bits goes together with exploded pictures and the correct terminology for parts. ...
by TonyG
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Rover 75, the latest and last
Topic: Slow Filling
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Slow Filling

I have no specific knowledge of the 75 but I've read on Land Rover sites about the filler pipe devices fitted to help prevent putting in the wrong fuel. Could be something similar that is restricting flow. Another thought is that your car may be fitted with an anti syphon device that stops a pipe be...