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by Rod
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1934 Austin 10 Tourer Back Light for Brakes/Stop/Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: 1934 Austin 10 Tourer Back Light for Brakes/Stop/Indicator

Hey Peter, the single rear lamp for the 38 onwards cars is a Lucas ST52/A, I believe. While you don't seem to be able to get an exact replica with the dividing bar across the red lens, the Ford 103E Popular rear lamp E04A-13407 is a reasonable facsimile if anyone is desperate. My 39 Goodwood has one...
by Rod
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

Re: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4

Hey Gary, good to hear you're on the road again. Can't say I've ever heard of NGK plugs failing basically straight out of the box, but I have experienced similar issues a few years ago with Motocraft plugs, specifically the (Ford) Cleveland V8 ones. There must've had a bad batch out there, the sympt...
by Rod
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Steering issue
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Steering issue

I don't know what the ATDC official recommendation is, but I'm a big fan of brass core plugs sealed with Stag 'B' jointing paste, but Stag 'B' is good for the steel ones too. Even if the seating land in the block/head isn't in good nick, the jointing compound will take care of most minor defects, an...
by Rod
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 1782

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

Peter C: That 'shield for rubber connection' Part # 1F231 is also valid for a late model Goodwood according to the Spare Parts List, with the radiator outlet on the nearside, although in this case, due to the 'J' shape of the bottom radiator hose on those I think its more likely to shield the hose f...
by Rod
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Goodwood crankshaft vibration damper
Replies: 4
Views: 7904

Re: Goodwood crankshaft vibration damper

Hello Peter, I have the "List of Spare Parts" publication 1785 dated April 1939 which is mostly correct for my car [some minor differences i.e. steering box and starter pull ilo push button solenoid exist]. It gives me 1F890 for the assembly [illustrated- as its a rear view, two of the damper nuts a...
by Rod
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Petrol gauge for 12/4 Harley
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Petrol gauge for 12/4 Harley

I thought there were some reconditioning notes for the Hobson gauges in the club technical bulletins if you're keen to have a go at restoring the original system Sean? I know the red fluid is unobtainium [and toxic] but iirc a couple of alternatives were suggested...
by Rod
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

Re: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4

Hi Gary,
I'm not certain what part of NZ you are in but Shuk and Felt Supplies New Zealand [at least] have sheets of industrial felt suitable for what you need it for.
by Rod
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 14652

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

Hi Gary, good to hear the end is in sight... I have a copy of a page of the Austin Service Journal which quotes a value for a 3/8 BSF head stud [Big Seven, Ten, Twelve, Fourteen and Eighteen] of 550 in/lbf which converts to 45 ft/lbf. However this question has been asked before-on December 27, 2014 ...
by Rod
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 14652

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

Yep, I've never found it easy to get small diameter faces square even with the figure-of-eight technique [hence the 'you're keen' comment]. The other way I've heard of facing the adjuster screws, is to set up the screws in an x-y vice [even a cheap one] and using a mounted stone in the chuck [with t...
by Rod
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 14652

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

You're keen hand facing them Gary, I have the same issue with my 14 which also made it awkward to accurately detect #1 valve just opening with the regulation clearance when I did the timing chain on the engine recently without removing the cylinder head [sleeping dogs and all that...] When I do the ...