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by Rod
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: FUEL PUMP
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: FUEL PUMP

Hopefully not giving you any egg sucking lessons but: Whether or not you feel anything on the priming lever depends on the rotational relationship between the fuel pump rocker arm and the eccentric on the camshaft which drives it. If the rocker arm is on the "low" spot of the eccentric you will feel...
by Rod
Sun May 29, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Tappets
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Tappets

If doing it hot best to also use someone else’s fingers :lol: I always felt sorry for the mechanics who worked on American L-head engines. A lot of valves to adjust on the 8 cyl ones, and a lot of makes had them accessible for adjustment only through a removeable panel in the inner guard (inner fend...
by Rod
Thu May 26, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Tappets
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Tappets

Tip: Use the longest, most slender spanners you can find (there used to be special 'tappet' spanners made just for doing this). Like most sidevalve engines, there is not a lot of room in there to manoeuvre two spanners and a feeler blade, particularly if you're adjusting on a hot engine...
by Rod
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1935 Lichfield no drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: 1935 Lichfield no drive?

Good Work Colin! I don't think there is supposed to be a washer under the hub nut (contrary to normal practice), but if you find that the slots in the hub nut don't line up with the holes in the halfshaft when you finally put it together, either axially or radially, then is when you swap the nuts fr...
by Rod
Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1935 Lichfield no drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: 1935 Lichfield no drive?

No worries Peter, Its a great illustration of lots of time and effort being wasted for no satisfactory result...
by Rod
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Dynamo to alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Dynamo to alternator

Sounds like the cut out points have welded shut. No offence Daren, but there is more to dynamo charging systems than appears at first glance, and its impossible to diagnose reasons for this happening (and there are several possibilities) by remote control (ie via forum posts). My suggestion, fwiw, w...
by Rod
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1935 Lichfield no drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: 1935 Lichfield no drive?

Colin, you are most welcome. As you can see from my profile, I am a considerable distance from you (and not a member) so I cant post photos. If you're used to more modern vehicle, pre-war Automobile Technology can be confusing (and baffling/idiosyncratic/eccentric - but the Designers had good reason...
by Rod
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1935 Lichfield no drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: 1935 Lichfield no drive?

Make sure you are looking at the correct A10 manual, it might be for the later GS1 (1939-1947). They are significantly different from your model. I'm pretty certain ( I stand to be corrected on this) that there's no Austin generated workshop manual for pre -war cars. Also, seeing as how you are an A...
by Rod
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1935 Lichfield no drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: 1935 Lichfield no drive?

Colin, when you say the rear axle nut is turning, I am presuming the axle shaft that it is screwed onto also turns? These cars have a separate flange carrying the wheel which is taper fitted to the axle (half) shaft and secured on the taper by the nut. I suspect the axle flange has come loose on its...
by Rod
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Petrol pump 10/4 1933
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Petrol pump 10/4 1933

Agree, no reason why not. I have done it to several other makes for similar reasons (once or twice it ended up a permanent fixture). Just use a pump mounting flange gasket as a template to cut from, I usually cut them out of a piece of scrap 1/4" aluminium plate with a jig saw, but even wood or plas...