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by phil_taylor
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Starter Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Starter Motor

David,
Peter's comments are right. It would be very expensive to post a starter motor. Very rarely in my experience do they need more than new brushes, or a better bendix, or file the commutator or a replacement solenoid.
Cheers,
Phil
by phil_taylor
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Gearbox numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 5645

Re: Gearbox numbers

Hi J (do not know your name) As Peter says the SYN gearbox is likely to be the original with no synchro on 2nd. The 2SYN gearbox is later than your car and the 2 shows synchro on 2nd gear. (Your ebay advert says the opposite?) I would suggest the original (SYN) box was probably changed because 1st a...
by phil_taylor
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .
Replies: 7
Views: 3934

Re: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .

Interesting Bob, It does not look right and appears to me to be a Special - not an original Austin model. Has a post 1936 chassis (must be over G90000), axles, wheels, brakes, steering, shockers, a non-original body with non-Austin rad surround, dash, windscreen, wings, bumpers, hood etc with numero...
by phil_taylor
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10
Replies: 7
Views: 4061

Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Hi Richard, I would loosen the successful side chassis bolt and the front mounting where it is bolted on the engine and the chassis with a jack under rear of the engine. This normally gives enough free play to get the last side mounting bolt in OK. Juggle the engine till you feel no lip when you sli...
by phil_taylor
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Timing Chain Cover
Replies: 8
Views: 4876

Re: Timing Chain Cover

I agree with Peter. The only times I have used a different one is because someone has stripped a thread in the base - easily done if tightened as much as the other ones and if the thread is already worn. Now I tend to helicoil or drill out and tap the next size up bsf thread and am very careful with...
by phil_taylor
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount
Replies: 8
Views: 6696

Re: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount

My Cabriolet is the last photo. (Very non-original as the car had no rear chassis member, boot lid, floor, hood hinges or hood when purchased.) I fitted a tow ball, a greatly modified Lichfield trunk lid and trailer hinges giving me a 5ft flat floor inside if needed. As Peter says, the original cabr...
by phil_taylor
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON
Replies: 6
Views: 6924

Re: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON

I agree to a point, Peter. Newnes' article on redoing the gearbox and clutch says oil on the linings causes snatching and jerking. My experience is that oil on the linings tends to result in a slipping clutch when it gets hot - nothing more. (In redoing 17 engines I have never found a clutch lining ...
by phil_taylor
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 47983

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

I agree with Gary, I just stone off any deep depression in the adjusting screw on rebuilding an engine from scratch. I have seen no wear after the engine has done a further reasonable mileage. Wear occurs after perhaps 100,000 miles? Perhaps I am not yet convinced that the originals were case harden...
by phil_taylor
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 47983

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

Hi Gary, Should be no problem but you probably have got to remove the adjusting screw first. The critical distance after insertion is from the bottom of the guide to the top of the tappet bush. (If you drive the guide too far you will not be able to insert the tappet at some later date without remov...
by phil_taylor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 47983

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

Hi Gary, For the early engines I have worked on about a 1/16" min seat for inlet valves (about 60 thou) and about 3/32" for the exhaust seats. I open the ports to reflect this size (just over1.1" inlet bore, 1" exhaust) which improves the engine breathing and has not given me any problems - last eng...