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by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel painting
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Wheel painting

I sent my wheels to be shotblasted and stove enamelled. The company had 2 attempted to do it and returned the wheels in most unacceptable condition. I decided to paint them myself, rubbed them down with varying grades of wet and dry, applied a coat of red lead, again rubbing down and then 2/3 coats ...
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cleaning petrol tanks on 12/4
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Cleaning petrol tanks on 12/4

I cleaned my tank out by using paraffin and lots of rags using access from the filler cap trying not to damage the float; not a pleasant job but it worked and is easier if you take the tank out.Be aware there is a filter in the tank outlet, Although it is 10 years since I did it I seem to remember t...
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A12/4 Engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

oils

I use a Morris oils 20/50, have done for years, if not available I have used the Castrol equivalent.The engine is in good order and I have had no problems.Just make sure any oil used in the back axle is suitable for bronze bearings .
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Thu May 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake plungers
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Brake plungers

Thank you Rob, most helpful.I think I can do this but will wait until next winter when I have more time.I have just relined the brakes,fitted new cables and will need to re-bush the brake pin holders at some time as there is wear.They have lasted 92 years so not bad.
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Mon May 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake plungers
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Brake plungers

Has anybody experience of taking out for replacement brake plungers on a '27 12/4? Ideally mine need renewing I have removed the little tin cover which goes over the cam actuator but where do we go from there?
Mike Gibson
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: rear differential
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

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: 871

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: 1888

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: 1618

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: 3686

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...