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by Phillip
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

Hey David K, The shift lever in the photo was just hanging slightly to the left in neutral...no relevance to the actual relationship to the brake lever! The idea of the photo was to show the angle of the brake lever casting on the 1935 cars. This is irrelevant to your car which should look like this...
by Phillip
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

David K: No need to do all of that really. As you can see from the photo of my car in an earlier post in this thread, the lever is straight up on the 36/37 cars. I was working on a '35 LM Speed Model last weekend and took the opportunity to snap a photo of the handbrake to complete the study: 1935 L...
by Phillip
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

For those with a handbrake fetish or an interest in the obscure...here, for the record, is the 1936 Le Mans SS hand brake lever in all its vertical glory! 1936 LM SS Handbrake.jpg It is a very flimsy affair compared to the earlier cast version and hangs off the back of a chassis cross-tube, rather t...
by Phillip
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

Been rebuilding the brakes on my 1934 Sports, which was in storage for @50 years, including the hand brake, and so removed the one from my 1933 Sports to duplicate some broken bits. Seemed like a good opportunity to photograph it to illustrate the curve of the handle for furure reference! Singer Nin...
by Phillip
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

I hear you Roland! I'm 6' 3" and have a great time trying to find somewhere to put my left knee because of the hand brake, It might have been easier to put it on the passenger's side of the gear lever and make it their problem! LOL!
by Phillip
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

OK...this got me thinking, so here is a bit more clarification: The 1936 LM hand brake is the 'fly-off' type like the other earlier LM ones, but is a totally different design to the '33 to 35 ones, being based on the Bantam unit. The 1935 LM hand brake shown in the Singer handbook does have a slight...
by Phillip
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Le Mans Light Blue
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Le Mans Light Blue

Hello all! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have had to travel for work and just completed a very big marketing project. But I digress! A few interesting points since we last spoke: Had a chat with Bob Dibben, who is no longer a Registrar with the SOC, and he told me that, unfortunately...
by Phillip
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: LM 1935 Hand Brake Lever

I'll second that for sure!

It should be straight up and of the 'fly-off' variety. Pulling back on the lever releases it, whereas on the Sports 4 seaters you need to push the button on top to release the ratchette pawl.
by Phillip
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: 1937 nine sports restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 4284

Re: 1937 nine sports restoration

Looks in good shape! Don't see any broken teeth or badly mashed edges. Check the bearings for play and the input shaft/mainshaft phospher-bronze bushing for wear. First/reverse gears wear the most and jumping out of gear is often a symptom of a worn box. Make sure you don't lose the little tiny ball...
by Phillip
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Green Wings is a TV star too!
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Green Wings is a TV star too!

Ron Stauber is bac kagain promoting the Singer marque in LA with his '33 Singer Sports...

Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5vRucw4vk

Well done Sir!!!!
by Phillip
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Le Mans Light Blue
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Le Mans Light Blue

Hey David, As a keen 'complete originalist' - at least in terms of documenting the original specification as far as possible for future reference - I agree with what you say. Time has an effect on everything and we have to make a best guess in some cases. Many things related to Singer are open to de...
by Phillip
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: SAVE A SINGER!
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: SAVE A SINGER!

Yup...agree BRG, the grille slats are from a Nine - either A or 4A, not a 4AD!

Think I have a front apron for this car as well!
by Phillip
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Cars for Sale
Topic: Very nice 1934 Singer Nine Sports for Sale in the UK...
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Very nice 1934 Singer Nine Sports for Sale in the UK...

Hey David,

Yes, DAvid Swann, the owner, e-mailed me to say that the Singer has sold and is now in Germany.
by Phillip
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: SAVE A SINGER!
Replies: 4
Views: 166

SAVE A SINGER!

Roadster Fans!

A twin carb 4AD on bringatrailer.com in Ohio:

http://bringatrailer.com/2017/01/25/not ... nt-1366321

Currently one $500.00 biid! Looks like a great project!
by Phillip
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Le Mans Light Blue
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Le Mans Light Blue

David!

That is excellent news!

I compared the chip reference in this thread and it is indeed hard to tell from a small RGB on-screen colour reference, but the Honda colour does look similar. It will be interesting to see what your apron tests yield when it arrives.

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