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Balancing Conrods
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Ruby for sale, 1974
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  RK by the old canal
Posted by: Robin Oldfield - 4 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Those not in PWA7C may not have seen this before.  Old lock, white edged wings, headlamp mask.......

   

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  Balancing Conrods
Posted by: Jamie - 6 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (7)

I wish to balance the conrods on my three-bearing engine before assembling it, primarily to reduce avoidable vibration. The flywheel and crankshaft will balanced as a unit.

Three of the rods were of a very similar weight and by smoothing casting lumps and seams, they are all now 185 grammes. However, the fourth rod, a replacement, weighs 207 grammes or so. I have ground off any casting lumps and seams, but this has only reduced the weight by about a gramme.

I am worried about taking off too much metal in the wrong areas and weakening the rod. Can anyone advise me how much metal can be safely removed and from where so that I do not compromise its strength? Failing that, I shall leave this rod as it is and place it away from the centre bearing.

Regards,

Jamie.

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  Ruby for sale, 1974
Posted by: Tony Griffiths - , 01:05 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

Just found this while tidying up: December 1974, a newspaper clipping of a Ruby for sale at a dealer in Ancotes, Manchester. The strapline was: "A poignant comment on the ever-increasing cost of motoring." Below the picture of the Ruby is a clip from an inflation calculator. One wonders if any of the cars on that dealer's forecourt survive today - but, come to that, does the Ruby?



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  Grease gun recommendation
Posted by: Peter Naulls - , 10:20 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (15)

Can anyone recommend a good grease gun which doesn't leak everywhere when it is stored? At the moment I have two manual fill types and I'm wondering if the cartridge ones are any better. Also how do people find the flexi hoses? more or less convenient than a metal tube? I don't want an air powered one.

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  Another lovely, escapest, magazine cover...
Posted by: Tony Griffiths - , 07:42 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Restored - to help brighten this typical dull November day... click the image for a sharper picture.



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  Cambridge rear petrol tank...
Posted by: Ruairidh Dunford - , 05:17 PM - Forum: Sales - Replies (3)

Posting on behalf of a friend:

Hi Ruairidh,
Please find attached the photos of the tank.
I was thinking about £250 would be fair. I was also thinking that the buyer arranges pick up.
I would pack it well on a small wooden pallet for uplift.

contact details    sandy.petrie@btinternet.com  tel 01786 824546

   

   

   

   

   

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  Small screws fitting speedo to dash?
Posted by: Mogens - , 01:42 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

Can anybody  tell me what type of thread ,BA 5 or  1/8" BSW ,I am able to messure outside diameter of two   excisting  screws  as near 1/8" but my thread gauge  is a bit diffycult  for me to use because my eyes are not what they were 50 years ago. 1 of excisting looks same as those that goes through shell and into mazak speedo body ,45degree angled for 1929 boattail car. 
Thanks in advance for advice where to get a few more screws
Mogens

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  Torque Tube Bearings
Posted by: Geoff101 - , 10:20 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (7)

Good morning, 

Does anyone know with enough certainty for me to order against, what the bearing numbers are for a 1934 RP Saloon torque tube? It's (I think) the D type axle, date stamped march 1934.
As per the picture below, although it's currently in the car.

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  Sadly, not an Austin 7 in sight..
Posted by: Archivist - , 09:45 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (7)

but this film is far too good not to share. Lots of MG and Morris ...

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  Drag link end cap
Posted by: morrisminor - 25-11-2020, 06:39 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (27)

I'm in the process of putting on one of David Cochranes new steering arms, has anybody come up with a easier way of compressing the end cap on the drag link ?
I've ended up using a sash clamp

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