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by Frost015
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

Hi Tony, Great news on the Pfizer vaccine (hopefully not too ‘fake’) .. so with luck we should have a few car shows in 2021. I agree with all you say re the wiring .. except the bit about shower hose ! (Although it would be more waterproof than the original spiral wound metal conduit). I ordered off...
by Frost015
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 37 P2 Restoration Progress
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: 37 P2 Restoration Progress

Hi Tony, It really does look splendid .. Once we get out of this lock-down I would love to meet up and talk through ‘wiring’ (which I have put on hold until correct routing is clearer in my head). I love the colour (and have also gone .. slightly .. ‘non-standard’ Black over Grey .. mainly as the ca...
by Frost015
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: 1936 - Opening front windscreen - aluminium base
Replies: 0
Views: 477

1936 - Opening front windscreen - aluminium base

Time to get the windscreen back in .. however a couple of questions on the aluminium section that screws first onto the car .. https://www.rover-forum.thersr.co.uk/download/file.php?mode=view&id=206 1. I plan to bed this down into soft bitumen sealing compound .. good idea or not ? 2. It came out as...
by Frost015
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rear window rubber seals - 1936 Rover 12 6-light
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Rear window rubber seals - 1936 Rover 12 6-light

So, I went with the seal as shown in the picture, and this has worked perfectly. The three windows are now in. I did the job completely dry, and with no bonding of rubber to glass. Useful points: 1. Start with the rear window first, as this leaves access through the two side windows as you are worki...
by Frost015
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side

Thanks again Bill,

I would only say that it’s a very good fit it if comes off another 1930’s make .. Perhaps it’s a 1950’s (or earlier or later) 3rd party copy of a Rover one. It’s well made though!

Back to the wiring today ....

Ian
by Frost015
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side

Thanks Bill, all good points .. I had not considered that the cover might not be an original , but as you say, there are no access plugs to top up or check oil. I was planning to cut some holes for exactly these purposes, as removing the cover to check and add oil makes no sense. Anyway, it’s now ho...
by Frost015
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Rear window rubber seals - 1936 Rover 12 6-light
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Rear window rubber seals - 1936 Rover 12 6-light

Time to put the glass back in, but just wanted to be sure that I have the correct profile for the rubber. https://www.rover-forum.thersr.co.uk/download/file.php?mode=view&id=200 The old seal has a round profile at the end of the inner upstand. Am assuming (from condition) that this is ‘original .. a...
by Frost015
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side

Hi Tony, Ah ! That’s a good suggestion .. there are rivet heads showing through on the carpet side, but no signs of how this might have attached to the carpet .. would have been a good way to help the carpet (and or underlay) to conform to the profile of the tunnel. The tunnel itself was in very poo...
by Frost015
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947
Topic: Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Vulcanised rubber gearbox / freewheel cover .. rivets along the bottom of each side

Just wondering what the low level run of 4 rivets each side of the tunnel are for ? ... They hold small square pieces of green leather in place inside the tunnel. Was something more substantial originally inside the tunnel ? What was its purpose ?? Thanks to anyone who can enlighten me! https://www....