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by Adam
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Adjusting Front Brakes on 1929 Model 633
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Adjusting Front Brakes on 1929 Model 633

That is strange and can only mean that at the extreme of steering lock, the brake cross-shaft is pulling the shoes into contact with the drum. Difficult to say without seeing it, but it might be worth checking that the swivel joint where the cross shaft enters the back plate is nice and free, that t...
by Adam
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 91
Views: 1803

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Hi there ! Happy New Year From the photo, I cannot see anything obviously wrong. Is the exhaust still quiet? If so, I would wait for spring and try running it. The oil might be from where some was spilled when you did the compression test, perhaps? On the other hand, if the gasket does need replacin...
by Adam
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 56
Views: 5026

Re: 1938 1608

That is an interesting photo. Thanks for sharing that.

The 12 crank is very compact isn`t it? Also, the Rover V8 was very popular with small volume car producers because it would fit in the same space, and was just as light, as an iron block 4 cylinder.

Good to hear that it will all be balanced. :D
by Adam
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

Hello Dwight Sorry for not checking back for ages. Great news that the nuts finally shifted. Must have been very tight! I expect the new seals will be fine, if a different style. Check the housing and journal diameters and the thickness to see where the lip will run. Hopefully you will have it runni...
by Adam
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 56
Views: 5026

Re: 1938 1608

Looking forward to seeing that engine being built up. Please keep the pictures coming!

Will you be balancing all the masses within?
by Adam
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 91
Views: 1803

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Hurrah !! So glad that it is running again. It would definitely benefit from being set up properly. I hope you do not think this impertinent, but I would recommend this book:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haynes-Automobile-Electrical-Manual/dp/1850100055 I have a copy and use it as a sort of revision, w...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: bxov 26 Strumberg carb question
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: bxov 26 Strumberg carb question

I agree with Dave here. I am not familiar with that model of carb, but that looks like a plug to close a drilling through the casting, part of the way the carb is made. It would be similar to a core plug (freeze plug) in a cylinder block in that respect. It really needs a better sealing plug to be f...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 91
Views: 1803

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

To answer your question, but I think you answered it yourself, the crank pulley does turn clockwise as viewed from the front, so the degrees of advance will be a graduated scale to the 'right' of the TDC mark. Just as Dave says. I suspect (without checking) that the correct ignition setting is 6 deg...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 91
Views: 1803

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

You need to be confident that the ignition timing is correct, so by all means check and set the static timing, especially if the distributor has been removed and refitted. It is good to know that the solenoid problem is sorted out. Really, as others have said, the only other thing limiting your cran...
by Adam
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

You have obviously done a thorough job of fettling the car ready to run. Regarding a valve job, the concern here is if the valves that have been open all this time have rusted around the seats. It is also possible that some might be stuck off their seats, caused by solidified carbon and gunge in the...