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  Phoenix rod bolt torque
Posted by: jansens - 2 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (1)

I know this might get a lot of conflicting answers but...

I know the torque setting on the Phoenix rod big end bolts is 35 ft-lbs. They are ARP bolts. But is that dry or with lube? The ARP site talks about their fancy lube which isn't too expensive. Do people just use that? Or clean oil? Blue Loctite? Does it matter?

Simon

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  engine won't rev
Posted by: hibbo - Yesterday, 02:59 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (20)

Good afternoon.
This is my first post, I've had my 1934 box saloon since October last year it was purchased for my wife who has wanted one for years.
I have over the winter been doing various things to improve it's running but one thing which has stumped me is i can't get it to accelerate unless I fiddle with the choke as I try and drive, this virtually makes it impossible to drive on the road.
If I don't touch the choke it will go to 30mph in second and that's it, change into 3rd and 4th and it will still stay at 30 unless we come to a hill.
My wife bless her is very frustrated at missing the opportunity to drive it in all this lovely weather we have had.
I have stripped and cleaned the crab (zenith 26va) including all the jets and drillings 3 or more times and blown through with high pressure air, checked for manifold leaks, made and fitted a new gasket, (adjusted the float height so it should now be running rich) timing checked and adjusted several times, new condenser fitted, fuel drained and replaced, fuel line blown out, getting a good supply from the pump.
Tappets have been adjusted, compression is 100psi in each cylinder, give or take one or two pounds. (amazing) , new ht leads fitted, plugs sand blasted and gaped (champion d16.
The car starts easily and will tick over well although when cold pops back in the crab a bit.
I am a motorcycle man in essence so am well used to old bike engines and the issues thrown up and have been tinkering with and maintaining my vehicles for 55 years but this little Austin has got me beat.
PLEASE OH PLEASE Somebody tell me what I'm missing.
If anyone is interested enough to have a look at it I live in Handcross west Sussex.
Any help or idea's will be gratefully accepted.
Thanks in anticipation from a man at his wit's end.

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  Old Tyres
Posted by: Jamie - 19-08-2018, 10:54 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (2)

A bit of an optimistic, long-shot, but does anyone vaguely near Aylesbury have any unwanted, worn out 17" tyres spare which they would like to sell? I am looking for some to fit the rims for my Ruby chassis while I am working on it. I have just one spare motorbike tyre at the moment and I am reluctant to buy new tyres until the car is a lot nearer to being ready, to avoid them getting damaged by the work or deteriorating from a lack of use.

Regards,

Jamie.

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  Annual Swallow Rally - 2018...
Posted by: Ruairidh Dunford - 19-08-2018, 09:48 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (8)

My mother and I have just spent a lovely weekend at the annual Swallow Register Rally - this year it came north to Yorkshire, many thanks to all who helped organise it.

   

   

   

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  6 volt to 12 volt austin 7
Posted by: the17paynes@aol.com - 19-08-2018, 06:09 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (25)

Has anybody changed from 6v to 12v on an austin 7 ruby.  If so how easy was it?

Any help appreciated.

Charlie

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  Engine Assembly
Posted by: Colin Ayre - 19-08-2018, 11:56 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Hello all, I am about to assemble my engine for a road car, the first one in a long time and I have a few questions.  The engine will have a Paul Bonewell fast road cam, mildly lightenened flywheel, oversize inlet valves ( because the block was on the shelf complete with valves all unworn), 1 1/8 SU carb and Honda pistons.  I believe the pistons are 50 thou low on the block which I intend to fix to the crankcase with a neoprene gasket.  My questions are
1. How high is a standard block?
2. Should I reduce the block height so the pistons reach to the top?
3. Do I reduce the height at the top, the bottom or some of each?
4. Do I increase the reduction for the gasket thickness.?

I have had several differing answers to these questions and would like to find a concensus.

Colin

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  Engine Assembly
Posted by: Colin Ayre - 19-08-2018, 10:39 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (6)

Hello all, I am about to assemble my engine for a road car, the first one in a long time and I have a few questions.  The engine will have a Paul Bonewell fast road cam, mildly lightenened flywheel, oversize inlet valves ( because the block was on the shelf complete with valves all unworn), 1 1/8 SU carb and Honda pistons.  I believe the pistons are 50 thou low on the block which I intend to fix to the crankcase with a neoprene gasket.  My questions are
1. How high is a standard block?
2. Should I reduce the block height so the pistons reach to the top?
3. Do I reduce the height at the top, the bottom or some of each?
4. Do I increase the reduction for the gasket thickness.?

I have had several differing answers to these questions and would like to find a concensus.

Colin

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  Fan pulley assembly.
Posted by: jansens - 19-08-2018, 07:07 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (18)

Can someone please confirm exactly how the fan pulley assembly fits together? I seem to have the parts below. I am guessing the steel washer goes against the pulley as it fits over the shaft. The brass washer then goes between it and the nut which is done up hard to the shoulder so the split pin holes line up? Also can someone tell me what thread the little bolts to hold the fan on are?

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Thanks!

Simon

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  Universal joint sizes
Posted by: Peter Naulls - 18-08-2018, 10:14 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Having gathered together all the bits to make a good propshaft I find the new UJs are too big. With one circlip fitted in the yolk the UJ sits off centre and the opposite circlip cannot be fitted. It seems to be about 50 thou too long. Oddly the spare UJ I have carried in the car for 30 years is also too big! All the yolks are the same (as are those on another spare propshaft) and the UJs came from one of our cherished suppliers.

Are there different types depending on year or do they have to be machined to fit?

Peter.
'37 Ruby

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  Brake cables
Posted by: Zetomagneto - 18-08-2018, 08:55 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (8)

I am after an adjustable front brake cable for uncoupled brakes, is there one available that has a joiner/ tensioner section which has left/ right hand threads in it , that would make adjusting the brakes so easy.
It would also be helpful to have one adjustable cable to the rear.
I know I could get one made up , but thought I would see if anything readily available first.
Any help appreciated 
Best Wishes 
Gene

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