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  Topic: Compression loss in two cylinders
JAN

Replies: 2
Views: 296

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:56 am   Subject: Compression loss in two cylinders
Put some oil (3-4 squirts from an oil can)through the spark plug holes into the low cylinders
If the compression comes up it's probably rings, if it doesn't change then leaky valve or head gasket.
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  Topic: 1600 Kent Engine Won't Run
JAN

Replies: 6
Views: 449

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:08 am   Subject: 1600 Kent Engine Won't Run
How old is the fuel?
  Topic: Positive ground conversion
JAN

Replies: 18
Views: 1152

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:21 am   Subject: Positive ground conversion
Peteleo I have to disagree with you on coil reversal. When I replaced the original engine in my '48 Prefect with one from a '58, I upgraded all the electricals to 12v and switched to negative ground. ...
  Topic: Positive ground conversion
JAN

Replies: 18
Views: 1152

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:08 pm   Subject: Positive ground conversion
Physically turn the battery around and reconnect the leads. Depending on circumstances, you might need new leads. If it has posts rather than lugs, the positive post is a larger diameter than the nega ...
  Topic: Wheel cylinder thread size
JAN

Replies: 2
Views: 314

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Wheel cylinder thread size
It's 3/8" UNF in Imperial, which is the same as a S.A.E. thread.
  Topic: Distributor Stuck in the Head (1172 Sidevalve)
JAN

Replies: 3
Views: 435

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:31 pm   Subject: Distributor Stuck in the Head (1172 Sidevalve)
Coward!

But glad it worked!
  Topic: Find car by Engine # ?
JAN

Replies: 8
Views: 628

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:45 pm   Subject: Find car by Engine # ?
They went over to the new system in October 1961, Brett. The last 100E Populars used it, and the VIN number bore no relationship to the engine number.
  Topic: 1950 prefect
JAN

Replies: 6
Views: 607

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 am   Subject: 1950 prefect
If it has been fitted with an OHV engine, then with one of these cars it would almost certainly mean a replacement gearbox and rear axle, and rear suspension also.

The original suspension set-up wa ...
  Topic: 1950 prefect
JAN

Replies: 6
Views: 607

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:03 am   Subject: 1950 prefect
You're welcome! I suspect your informant is confusing things with an automatic transmission.
  Topic: Distributor Stuck in the Head (1172 Sidevalve)
JAN

Replies: 3
Views: 435

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Distributor Stuck in the Head (1172 Sidevalve)
Only way if it's really stuck - and they often are - is to remove the head and drift it out from below, using a socket just a bit smaller than the outside diameter of the drive dog.

Brutal, but the ...
  Topic: 1950 prefect
JAN

Replies: 6
Views: 607

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:49 am   Subject: 1950 prefect
No, that is absolute rubbish. You cannot disconnect the drive (propeller) shaft as it is enclosed in a torque tube. This latter attaches to the rear of the gearbox and locates the axle in the longitud ...
  Topic: towing a 1950 prefect on all 4 tires
JAN

Replies: 12
Views: 1174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:22 pm   Subject: towing a 1950 prefect on all 4 tires
Disconnect driveshaft and should be fine?

That isn't possible with an Upright.

No, there would be no problem towing.
  Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
JAN

Replies: 36
Views: 34284

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:11 am   Subject: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
Yours truly and the Prefect on the move!

https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/16/14/23/81/dscf0010.jpg

Photo by Neil McCarty, www.105speed.com
  Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
JAN

Replies: 36
Views: 34284

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am   Subject: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
The weather was brilliant, Brett: warm, bright sunshine but a gentle breeze to keep the temperature at a comfortable level.

The standard of the cars was generally high, with the modifications well ...
  Topic: Jim Norman's 107E Prefect
JAN

Replies: 36
Views: 34284

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:59 am   Subject: Lakes Tour 17th June 2017
It's that time of year again! This is organised in conjunction with www.105speed.com, and was an excellent itinerary, not in the Lakes but the Yorkshire Dales. Using mostly single track roads with hai ...
 
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