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Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-01-18, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Windrush
Often find two rings per groove, Cox and Turner...

Often find two rings per groove, Cox and Turner once supplied me with two rings per groove plus a spacer for a Crossley 1040 I rebuilt for a friend as they hadn't the correct size in stock. Less...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-01-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Windrush
No real favourites as I enjoy all those we...

No real favourites as I enjoy all those we attend. Don't do the 1000 anymore as (a) it rather lost its appeal and (b) due to the date change it now clashes with Oswestry. Ducklington we always...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 11-01-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Windrush
I think that they are on a taper, try replacing...

I think that they are on a taper, try replacing the nut so that it is flush with the end of the crankshaft threads and give the nut a sharp clout with a hammer while levering the flywheel. This...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 02-01-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 126,061
Posted By Windrush
I have been around the banking at MIRA a few...

I have been around the banking at MIRA a few times when we resurfaced it in a loaded Foden eight wheeler following a Bomag roller. Now that was scary, I could have cracked walnuts between my ar*e...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 02-01-18, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Windrush
Not far from Reading where we stay regularly...

Not far from Reading where we stay regularly though.:righton:

Pete.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 01-01-18, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Windrush
I would love to go there and see the track, or...

I would love to go there and see the track, or the remains of, that I have read about in Dad's books since a young kid 60 years ago. Dad went there in the thirties and got to sit in an ERA and push...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 29-12-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By Windrush
Will miss it as well alas.:( Pete.

Will miss it as well alas.:(

Pete.
Forum: The Workshop 22-12-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 66,086
Posted By Windrush
Looks cosier than our house! Going upstairs now...

Looks cosier than our house! Going upstairs now to get a bag packed before you fill it with cold metal!:smile:

Pete.
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,350
Posted By Windrush
Well they THINK they are Nick.:smile: They live...

Well they THINK they are Nick.:smile: They live next to my garage, when we moved there the land their houses are on just had a chicken shed on it. Infact the land originally belonged to our house...
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,350
Posted By Windrush
I used to collect/restore old toys until I ran...

I used to collect/restore old toys until I ran out of room so they are stored away apart from a few in the living room! I started with model railways but the fingers are not able to cope these days...
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,350
Posted By Windrush
Yes they had steel body panels Barry. We had two...

Yes they had steel body panels Barry. We had two at the BMC dealer I worked at, both later ones with leaf springs. A long wheelbase one with the lovely 2.2 petrol engine and Harvey Frost crane and...
Forum: General Issues 16-12-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,350
Posted By Windrush
In tests the Austin Gypsy had better climbing...

In tests the Austin Gypsy had better climbing ability that the LR, far more comfortable to drive and a better engine as well, but when BL took everything over that was dropped which was a shame...
Forum: General Issues 11-12-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Windrush
Pleased that it still performs OK Richard. I...

Pleased that it still performs OK Richard. I never got around to repainting it but that blue suits it.:righton:

Pete.
Forum: General Issues 10-12-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Windrush
Timing is fixed on those Jon, same as Briggs...

Timing is fixed on those Jon, same as Briggs engines. My Wisconsin had an impulse mag (a Fairbanks Morse) and I think that the Lister has a Wico A Type?

Pete.
Forum: General Issues 10-12-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Windrush
The Wisconsin AK that I had took some turning...

The Wisconsin AK that I had took some turning over to start it as well. Similar engine to the ABL but larger bore, I rebuilt it with new valves and rings and it had one heck of a compression on it. ...
Forum: The Workshop 09-12-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 66,086
Posted By Windrush
I actually visited 'the shed' last Sunday and can...

I actually visited 'the shed' last Sunday and can confirm that it is very cosy in there. I also managed to escape without being handed a hammer/drill or a paintbrush, just a very welcome mug of...
Forum: Ignition, Magnetos, Plugs etc 06-12-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,591
Posted By Windrush
The only reverse rotation models mentioned in the...

The only reverse rotation models mentioned in the JAP manual are the 2A and 2S models. As Charles said the exhaust is on the right. I suppose the mag impulse should click around the TDC mark.
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Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 30-11-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Windrush
Fuel; unleaded. Oil; Wilkinsons 20-50 will be...

Fuel; unleaded. Oil; Wilkinsons 20-50 will be fine, or if you wish you can use SAE 30 which is what they used originally. Wilkos will be cheaper though.:wink:

Pete.
Forum: General Issues 27-11-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Windrush
Me too, I do a few rallies during Winter anyway...

Me too, I do a few rallies during Winter anyway so as long as the pumps are drained I just leave them. If only the original owners were as considerate eh?:whistle:

Pete.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 26-11-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,737
Posted By Windrush
The best cars around this area in snow and ice...

The best cars around this area in snow and ice were the old 4X4 Panda and the early Subaru's. Farmers and the milk delivery lads got everywhere with them.

Pete.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 26-11-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Windrush
Exactly. Over twenty years ago I made the mistake...

Exactly. Over twenty years ago I made the mistake of thinking it was an 'elitist' (hate that word but can't think of a better one!) rally mainly due to pics of the engines shown in SE magazine after...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 26-11-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Windrush
It depends on how you display them, some stewards...

It depends on how you display them, some stewards are not bothered one way or the other whether the engine is running something and others will prefer it with some type of driven equipment. I have...
Forum: The Workshop 25-11-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 66,086
Posted By Windrush
Or alternatively forget about heating and just...

Or alternatively forget about heating and just work harder like I do, you don't notice the cold then!:biggrin:

Pete.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 25-11-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,577
Posted By Windrush
I try to do the same Paul, or at least alternate...

I try to do the same Paul, or at least alternate them. I log each exhibit in the diary alongside the event and then can see what I had taken the previous year when filling the form out. Occasionally...
Forum: General Issues 23-11-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Windrush
Is the filter in the breather clear Alan? ...

Is the filter in the breather clear Alan?

Pete.
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