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by vintage124
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A12/4 fitting felts to brake rod fork.
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Re: A12/4 fitting felts to brake rod fork.

The solution which worked for me was to soak the felts in engine oil then squeeze them tightly in a smooth jaw vice for a few minutes. They then become fairly rigid. Have everything prepared then quickly fit them before they expand. A tapered punch, or similar, will help align all components making ...
by vintage124
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: CLIFTON PASSENGER SIDE GLOVE BOX
Replies: 0
Views: 3980

CLIFTON PASSENGER SIDE GLOVE BOX

In posting a notice in my search for a glove box on 18 March, I omitted my contact details:
Clive Kennedy (VAR 1253). email: clive.kennedy@btinternet.com Mob: 078 999 07882. Thank you.
by vintage124
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Glove Box
Replies: 0
Views: 3281

Glove Box

My 1926 Clifton rebuild has now been going on for many many years but we're now on the last lap, having gathered together most of the missing parts required.
I am, however,desperately trying to find a PASSENGER SIDE GLOVE BOX in serviceable condition.
Please can someone help me.
Thank you.
Clive K.
by vintage124
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poor running and "hello"
Replies: 15
Views: 7793

Re: Poor running and "hello"

Hello Mark
When I enquired about cylinder head torque settings I was told, " a good man with a 12" spanner".
Regards
Clive Kennedy.
by vintage124
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HEAVY 12/4 CLIFTON HOOD & TONNEAU
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

HEAVY 12/4 CLIFTON HOOD & TONNEAU

Please can someone who has needed a replacement HOOD & TONNEAU give me the name of a reliable organisation who can make these items.
I have a new hood frame but no old hood which can be used as a pattern.
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you.
by vintage124
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torque setting
Replies: 9
Views: 4603

Re: Torque setting

Martin

Thank you for your advice.

I am using old studs and have cleaned the threads with a die nut.

I purchased new nuts from an engineering supply company.

As I said, 35 - 40 lbs ft, gently does it !!!!

Regards

Clive.
by vintage124
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torque setting
Replies: 9
Views: 4603

Re: Torque setting

David
Thank you for your input, it is much appreciated.
I was once told that cylinder head nuts should be tightened "by a big man with a 12" spanner", 35 - 40 lbs ft sounds better and will be much more consistent !
Gently does it.
Kind regards
Clive.
by vintage124
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torque setting
Replies: 9
Views: 4603

Torque setting

I am in the throws of completing an engine rebuild on my Clifton 1861 cc engine

Please can someone advise me on the torque setting for the cylinder head.

Thank you

Clive K.
by vintage124
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Rotherhams Fuel Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

Re: Rotherhams Fuel Gauge

Sir
Is your Rotherhams fuel guage still for sale?

I am in need of one for my 1926 Clifton.

I look forward to your reply.

Regards

Clive K.
by vintage124
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New Members Say Hello.
Replies: 33
Views: 19341

Re: New Members Say Hello.

Bob, welcome to the VAR Currently I am on holiday and 300 miles from home but I may be able to assist you regarding a radiator cowl and radiator support. Sadly they are both in need of some TLC. When I get home next week, I will happily send you some photos, if you send me your email address, I live...