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by Adam
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Noisy Speedometer Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Noisy Speedometer Cable

Or either of these companies could help:-

https://speedycables.com/

http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/

Might be worth an e-mail?
by Adam
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1937 headlights opening
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: 1937 headlights opening

by Adam
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1949 Packard charging problems
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: 1949 Packard charging problems

Not sure that charging is your problem. A fully charged battery will run the car all day (possibly not if you are using the headlamps). From what you describe, I would be suspicious of the coil causing it to cut out and fail to restart. Once it has cut out, will the engine crank? or does it show the...
by Adam
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1937 headlights opening
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: 1937 headlights opening

Hi Olivier

That screw needs to come out. Can you insert a lever (small screwdriver) between the lens holder and the headlamp body and try to prise the pieces apart whilst undoing the screw? That may require three hands!

Adam..
by Adam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electric fuel pump vs. vacuum tank
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Electric fuel pump vs. vacuum tank

I would suggest that the vacuum tank works just fine provided that it is in excellent condition. And I include the fuel lines in that too, having had problems recently because of pipes partially blocked by old petrol varnish. I have a 1928 533 with the original Stewart-Warner vacuum tank in place, b...
by Adam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

The co-ordination comes with practice. I first learned it aged about 10 around the yard! There are probably youtube clips showing how to do it too. Essentially, on a downshift, run the car down to the speed required for the lower gear, then dip the clutch, shift into neutral, release the clutch, giv...
by Adam
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Custom "180" high RPM miss
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1940 Custom "180" high RPM miss

It could be one or the other, or both. Actually, unless you know the provenance of the coil I would try changing that. They do deteriorate with age and they tend to fail when they get warm. But do consider the HT leads as well. And the condenser. It would be quite easy and inexpensive to lash a new ...
by Adam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Do you not blip the throttle a little bit whilst in neutral with the clutch up, mid gearshift? That speeds up the layshaft and allows the lower gear speed to synchronise with the mainshaft, giving a silent change. 8-)
by Adam
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Front end Question
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Front end Question

Hi The first thing to say is that a full rebuild of the front suspension and the brakes and steering will transform the car. The second thing is that it will be both quicker and cheaper to rebuild the existing set-up than to try replacing it with a modern conversion. The amount of sorting out that w...