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by TonyG
Sun May 24, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Ignition Timing

Ray, Clearly, one of your cars is incorrect and I suspect it is the one you are timing on 6. Im not familiar with the 6 cylinder engine but I suspect that piston 6 firing stroke is 180* out of phase with piston 1. No reason why setting it up on this one shouldn’t work fine, given that each cylinder ...
by TonyG
Wed May 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 12 1934
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Rover 12 1934

Len, There is a fair bit of timber in pre war cars and the p2 Rovers, like my Saloon, had a lot in the sliding roof and the doors have wooden frames with steel panels. I suspect the earlier ‘p1’ has even more. That said, when looking to buy a car that is 80-90 years old, it’s fair to say that pretty...
by TonyG
Sun May 17, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Ignition Timing

Hi Graham, I'm no expert on your car but, unless you have details of the dynamic timing settings, you cannot set your timing with a strobe. The FA mark is used on my pre war cars to set static timing, I.e when points just opening. Suggest you check procedure for your model in workshop manual, which ...
by TonyG
Mon May 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: I want and I 've got..
Topic: Rover 10 1937 Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Rover 10 1937 Brakes

Hi, I used s firm called Saftek in Cleckheaton near Telford to re line my brakes. It was about 5 years ago and cost about £140 for all eight shoes to be done. They won't give an exact price until they get the shoes but the service was quick and I had them back looking 'as new' within a week. Worth m...
by TonyG
Fri May 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Dynamo Replacement UK
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Dynamo Replacement UK

My apologies, my modified loom was made by Autosparks not Accuspark. Accuspark make the Dynamator unit.

Tony.
by TonyG
Fri May 01, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Engine Problems

Mark, Mike is absolutely right. It is frequently the case that the most puzzling of faults turn out to be a combination of things. Checking through the basics is an excellent idea before getting too involved in pulling the wiring apart. On that point, if you suspect a fault in the low tension circui...
by TonyG
Fri May 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Dynamo Replacement UK
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Dynamo Replacement UK

Simon, I’m afraid I cannot say for certain how to convert existing wiring to accommodate a Dynamator. When I re wired my Tourer I specified a loom from Accuspark that was modified for alternator connection. Then I used the diagrams from the RSR workshop manual to puzzle through the modification. It ...
by TonyG
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Engine Problems

Hi Mark, A couple of questions spring to mind from what you have said; firstly, was the car running ok until recently and secondly, was any work undertaken just prior to the problem starting? My assumption is yes to the first and no to the second. On that basis it does sound like a problem with the ...
by TonyG
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Negative earth coil!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Negative earth coil!

All, Further to my recent post regarding ‘fuel going off’, the reply from Luli sent me in the direction of a stronger spark. The logic here is that effective combustion is a combination of an appropriate fuel/air mixture, compression and a good spark to get it going. As the petrol gets old and loses...
by TonyG
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Fuel going off!
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Fuel going off!

Luli, Thanks for your reply. I have another coil, which I will try. I’m getting through a lot of plugs as well so it could be that this is also the reason for that. The old petrol does leave a lot of carbon, which could be a factor. Similarly, a poor spark. Regarding the plugs, I found a set of Cham...