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by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Before and After. It can be done!
Replies: 3
Views: 434

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: 285

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: 896

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: 248

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: 345

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: 345

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: 247

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: 247

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 ...
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Drain Tap on side of block
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Drain Tap on side of block

John
I had the same problem with my 12/4,taping the thread did not work.I seem to remember it was 1/4'" BSP and I obtained the tap frpm Paul Beck Services. You can look up his range of products on his website
Regards
Mike Gibson
by Mikeg7210 _+[]
Mon May 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New Members Say Hello.
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

Re: New Members Say Hello.

Hi My name is Mike and I am based near Fareham Hants.A long time VAR member with a 1927 Austin 12/4 saloon with Mulliner body.Bought her when I was a student in 1963,only the third owner and I know the history of the car since she was bought and then spent the next 30 years in Scarborough owned by a...