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DS4 Distributor caps
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A recommended book
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Copper Head gasket which ...
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  Ignition switch
Posted by: Hentzant - 25 minutes ago - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Hi.  my ignition switch is not working on the Rp saloon .I have made a new rotor but unfortunately on reassembly I have broken one of the lugs inside the body. These are becoming increasing difficult to find in good condition for obvious reasons. I was thinking about changing to a more modern switch a PLC 5 or 6 these have less connections the D and F1 are missing, these are connections from the cut out for summer and winter settings on the switch.Apart from re-routing the ignition light is their any reason not to use the later switches .


Thanks

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  DS4 Distributor caps
Posted by: IanClayton - 2 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

Well - something I didn't find an answer for!!

I've  two CAV/Lucas DS4 Austin 7 distributors (Yes, the coilsprung points and external condenser type), the working one in our RF saloon) has a black replacement cap (think originals are brown) which isn't identified with any markings

I'd like to find a similar cap (or a good original) for the other distributor and have been told that one from a SIMCA 1100 or RENAULT DAUPHINE may fit.   ==. Anyone know if this is true and can tell exactly what I should be seeking? From what years or models /part numbers etc?

Ian

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  A recommended book
Posted by: Austin in the Shed - 3 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

I'm not much of a book reader but while on holiday and in The works I bought a book called "High performance,When Britain ruled the roads".
Author is Peter Grimsdale ISBN 978-1-4711-6845-1
They are selling it at £6, I found it good reading, 41 short stories based on the motor industry many stories flowing into the next including mentions of 7's.
Many stories, starting in the 1920's, through the war and up to the sixties I found it difficult to put down.

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  Specials and DVLA
Posted by: Jamie - , 09:49 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

Good evening.

There have been a few special build threads recently. I was wondering how people have got on with DVLA getting the V5c updated. I have yet to start on my bodywork (I am still doing the engine and its peripherals) and should be interested in to know how things lie with DVLA and registering specials currently.

Jamie.

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  Ruby indicator switch
Posted by: Tiger - , 07:57 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

Hi
How does the Ruby ARR indicator switch dismantle.
Trying carefully leverage under the edge but don’t want to damage the bakerlite.
Regards
           Tim

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Question Copper Head gasket which way up?
Posted by: DaveT - , 06:14 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (9)

Is there a correct way to fit the copper head gasket? does the gasket seam face to the block or the head?

I've tried searching the forum but I'm unable to find any reference to correct fitting.

Am I correct in believing that 25lbf is the correct torque with a smear of grease on both sides.

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  Advice on fitting the Silicone Valve Chest Cover
Posted by: DaveT - , 10:23 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (2)

What’s the best way to fit the new silicone valve chest gaskets?
 
With the cork gasket you had to chamfer the gasket to fit into the cover then cement it in place before sealing it when fitting.
 
Do I fit the silicone gasket dry or greased or sealed??
 
Any advice is more than welcome.

Thanks

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  IK Engineering crankshafts
Posted by: Marcus Ling - , 09:36 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (12)

Several weeks ago Tony Betts raised a thread on the forum following the issues with Phoenix and suggested there may be another new supplier for new crankshafts.

I did a little research on the web and within a couple of minutes found another company in the UK advertising conventional A7 cranks as well as a counterbalanced version, the company's website is:

[Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register]

Nobody I have asked knows anything about this company, so I thought I would ask the wider community if anyone has had any dealings with this company or purchased one of their crankshafts.

Many Thanks
Marcus

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  Electric vehicles
Posted by: Austin in the Shed - 13-10-2019, 10:00 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (54)

Seeing as the powers that be believe the future of person transport is the Electric vehicle,(EV's) and most manufacturers are now producing them,What do you think ?
I personally can't get excited about Formula E or an electric supercar,what can beat the sound of a big vee twin.a straight six, or V8 etc.
Do any 7 owners own an EV,Will you buy another.What do you think we will be driving, or sitting in, in the future.

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  TV last night
Posted by: Howard Wright - 13-10-2019, 07:36 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

Hi All

Good night for Sevenwatchers last night

A re-run of Dad’s Army with a nice Chummy (made to look rough!) towed behind a ????

Then “Great British car journeys” with the Herriot vet actors driving an RL?

Cheers

Howard

PS No I don’t spend all evening in front of the box but the Saturday Times kindly included a pic of the Seven in the guide.

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