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by drocke
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New Members Say Hello.
Replies: 33
Views: 15169

Re: New Members Say Hello.

Brian

Nick Coggon of “Nick’s Trunks” made this trunk on my 12/4 Windsor for me, see video
https://youtu.be/GMZqfZx69nE

It was good value and made to my requirements.

David
by drocke
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Out for a Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 2288

Out for a Drive

A run out in Austin Heavy 12/4 Windsor Princess Grace https://youtu.be/GMZqfZx69nE
by drocke
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Drain Tap on side of block
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Re: Drain Tap on side of block

Totally agree Martin. I did actually order a blanking plug but it took longer than expected to arrive, so I ended up putting the old drain tap back in. Maybe I will swop it for the plug next time I drain the block.
Regards
David
by drocke
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Drain Tap on side of block
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Re: Drain Tap on side of block

The drain tap i believe should be 1/8 BSP. I used a 1/8 BSP helicoil type thread repair to fix the same isssue on my 12/4. You will need to take the carburettor off to get access to fit the helicoil making sure you get it in square to the block. The drain tap has a very small hole that is useless if...
by drocke
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Woolaton 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Woolaton 2017

Some photos of the rally at Woolaton. Thank you to those that organised it and those that travelled with their cars. A good venue with plenty to do. Shame there was no pre circulated information about the timing of the judging and award of prizes as many may have missed this. https://goo.gl/photos/W...
by drocke
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bushes for brake shoe hinge pins
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Bushes for brake shoe hinge pins

Thought I would give an update. All attempts at modifying off the shelf bushes both wrapped and oilite types failed. So I got myself some bronze bar and made some up on the lathe from scratch. They are now fitted. There seems to be a question as to whether bushes were in fact fitted originally as I ...
by drocke
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kingpin Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 3723

Re: Kingpin Removal

I can't give you any specific advice on how to removes the kingpins but if you have not already done so I would invest in the Workshop instructions available from the VAR spares. It has lots of useful information including kingpin renewal for a 12/4 heavy taxi which is similar to the 12/4 heavy. It ...
by drocke
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ANTI FREEZE
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: ANTI FREEZE

For once it's hard to beat Halfords blue. The main thing to ensure is that you pick an IAT (inorganic Acid Tecnology) based product. The Halfords one is silicate based. Modern OAT and HAT anti freezes go for lead solder and other metals found in vintage cars which is not good news. Modern anti freez...
by drocke
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bushes for brake shoe hinge pins
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Bushes for brake shoe hinge pins

Living in a hilly area I am trying to improve the stopping power of my 1927 12/4 by renewing various worn parts. Does anyone know a source of the front brake shoe hinge pin bushes part number AM238? It is not a part stocked by VAR. As far as I can tell they are 7/16 Id x 1/2 od x 7/8 wide. The close...
by drocke
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torque setting
Replies: 9
Views: 3601

Re: Torque setting

Clive, The Austin Service Journal Jan 1939 states "550 in lbs for 3/8" studs" for the Big Seven, Ten, Twelve, Fourteen and Eighteen" Not sure whether that applies to the heavy 12/4 but the figure may be somewhat high for an old block and a figure 10 to 20% less might be wiser say 35 to 40 ft lbs. ti...