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by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: rear differential
Replies: 0
Views: 49

rear differential

Does anybody have a rear differential assembly for a 1930 16/6.Somebody I know needs one
Thank you
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Buckled Artillery Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Buckled Artillery Wheels

Ivan
Not sure how you straighten artillery wheels but if you contact Tony Smallbone of the VAR he may have some. tonysmallbone46@btinternet.com
Mike Gibson
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Before and After. It can be done!
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Before and After. It can be done!

Awini
Well done! Not many of us (if any) have our cars featured on a postage stamp.She looks lovely especially with the spot light and warning bell on the nearside running board.Have you found another one to restore?
Mike Gibson
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Tyres

Has anybody a view on tyres?
The rear ones on my '27 12/4 will need replacing soon.They are Dunlop 21 inch and new ones,if available cost more than an arm and a leg.I fitted Waymasters to my Riley, they are OK but only 4 ply.
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor running and "hello"
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Poor running and "hello"

Mark Regarding your comments on torque settings.Some suggest using a torque spanner at 30 lbs/ft.I am very wary of this for my 12/4 and would not use one as it is quite possible to strip out the thread if overtightened.I am no engineer but I use an 8" ring spanner and go round the nuts several times...
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shock Absorbers
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Shock Absorbers

The person for the best advice is Tony Smallbone, his e-mail is in the newsletter
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Thu May 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Upper Cylinder Lubricant

Humphrey, that's a good idea, why didn't I think of it,plenty in the garage, thank you
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Mon May 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Upper Cylinder Lubricant

Does anybody know of a supplier of UPCL upper cylinder lubricant
My supplies are all used.Failing that which upcl do you use.I tried a Halfords product but it is just like water and although it claims to do the job it promotes itself more as a fuel system cleaner.
Any ideas welcomed
Mike Gibson
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head lights
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: head lights

Thank you Martin,you raise an interesting point.I wonder if it is worth pursuing this idea as I very rarely take her out at night.
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: head lights
Replies: 3
Views: 326

head lights

I recently need to take my 1927 Heavy 12/4 out in the dark.I knew what to expect and was not disappointed as the lights are useless in modern day traffic.This set me wondering if anybody has experience of fitting LED lights.I know they have been successfully fitted to Rileys and can be quite fiddly ...