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by craigb
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

Thanks Phil - I felt pretty sure there was going to be very clear reasons - thanks for educating me!
by craigb
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

Thanks for all that - yes the dish type one looks the right shape Rob. And just questioning the brass suggestion, given this is holding back oil and not water, what would be the advantage of brass? Easier to installl - ie. softer - or just a general rule go for brass re corrosion.
by craigb
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

Thanks Ian - first thing i did but perhaps searching from Australia (that usually has lots of uk sources) has less - only saw a set for block but no confirmation of size and referred to 2 plus spare for block - figured probably for 2 in water jacket. Thanks too Phil and that would seem to cover it. ...
by craigb
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: In depth SV motor experience needed.

Thanks Rob.... just came on to update...... I need a new welch plug! Any ideas where to get one? Been googling and not having any luck. Do you know what one looks like out of an engine?
by craigb
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: In depth SV motor experience needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 514

In depth SV motor experience needed.

I have the motor (original motor from 7/3/49 despatched tourer) rebuilt and running nicely in the car..... except I have a 'prolific' leak from between motor and gearbox. When i put the motor together the scroll on the crank looked good and I put a feeler gauge between it and the alloy bit etc and w...
by craigb
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

sorry for slow response - rods 8mm and mains 10mm - I believe it is all metric.

And follow up - all back together and motor sounds very sweet..... but i have another problem now.... see other post!
by craigb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early jacking points
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Early jacking points

Sounds good Rob. You probably have access to original ones but just thought i would mention that I have a feeling these are the originals ones on this car and happy to measure anything if that helps...... attempts to give back with all the great support i have received here!
by craigb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide

Getting close now.......
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Where is that knock.... with my trusty helper!
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missing window frame still, waiting for winder
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by craigb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

Late here now - will check tomorrow. Yes I am sure some of my workshop manuals have those general settings printed into them. Worst part is knowing deep down that it felt too tight and would strip - should have stopped and checked at that point. But you have that confidence from what you think must ...
by craigb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: beware piston height on rebuilt motors on sidevalve engines
Replies: 1
Views: 159

beware piston height on rebuilt motors on sidevalve engines

At the risk of looking like an idiot, I thought i would share this experience in case it helps someone else. This is on a very early sidevalve engine that I 'inherited' with the words 'its all machined, just needs to be assembled'. The motor had been bored to take 0.080" oversize JP pistons - not th...
by craigb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

Thanks heaps Rob. I did google but obviously I am not as good at it as you are! I bought this big fat factory manual..... but no torque figures! Its interesting though that after 45 years or so of working on cars and bikes, you get a bit of a feel for when something seems too tight for a certain siz...
by craigb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

Hi everyone - I owe the forum some updates on the resto project but right now just trying to tighten the rod bolts - stripped the thread on one then got a replacement from another motor and snapped it. I'm trying to line up to see a mate who has a digital tool for reading tension on bolts so i can t...
by craigb
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide

Couple more progress shots taken a few days ago - bumpers went on last night and have the dash panels back from paint so more photos later. None of it has been straight forward either from different parts of the early cars or just simply finding the right screws and bolts when you inherit a car in p...
by craigb
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: location of 'side/tail warning light'
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: location of 'side/tail warning light'

Thanks heaps Rob - how rude of me having completely forgot i asked this. I had a stroke at the end of June and been so lucky from fast action to have made virtually full recovery but one thing it has done is affect that shorter term memory. I hope it gets better but meanwhile i just need to make mys...
by craigb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: location of 'side/tail warning light'
Replies: 2
Views: 408

location of 'side/tail warning light'

This is for a very early '49 tourer that has come into my care in the smallest of pieces..... ever had that circular nightmare when you just can't find a certain part! Anyway, putting a new loom into the car and the wiring diagram shows "side and tail lamp warning light". And on the old loom that ha...
by craigb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Piston Suppliers

I can't help putting in a plug for little ol' Adelaide and JP pistons that I often saw in the UK. We don't make much anymore with our automotive manufacturing crashing, most recently with Holdens and the spin off of all those associated industries crashing, but to my knowledge JP is still producing ...
by craigb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Re: Car painting with spray cans

Spray cans are expensive when you consider how much actual paint is in those cans. Generally things can be had cheaper in the UK than australia as far as I can see, so I reckon you could probably buy very cheaply a capable direct drive compressor, with drier/filter and HVLP gun - I reckon I could ge...
by craigb
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: ADVICE ON SERIES 2 WINDSCREEN WIPER MOTOR NEEDED
Replies: 17
Views: 2891

Re: ADVICE ON SERIES 2 WINDSCREEN WIPER MOTOR NEEDED

But just confirming for clarity of thread, this early mount is different to S2 or 1000 or even 1950 MM's with the triangular shape mount. I know this thread is asking about S2 but because of info already contained in it I had asked a question about the odd very early mounts. But agree good to confir...
by craigb
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: ADVICE ON SERIES 2 WINDSCREEN WIPER MOTOR NEEDED
Replies: 17
Views: 2891

Re: ADVICE ON SERIES 2 WINDSCREEN WIPER MOTOR NEEDED

Just a bit of an update in case it helps others. I got the 1000 style mount but talking to a friend, its still is going to have contact without incorporating that style of bush or trying to modify for width etc. I am sure it works fine and maybe it doesn't have any more vibration and probably be hap...
by craigb
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide

Just a quick snap of a bit more progress. Rear drums and shoes were machined wrong and had to have a bit more trimmed off the shoes, otherwise would be sitting back on wheels. Panels all on now and seem to line up pretty well but as it happens, of course the new door seals i had sent are the wrong l...