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by ColinB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Yes I suspect they are more effective Bill. I tend to go for originality so I plan to re-install the Newtons though. As one of the joys of receiving a kit of parts without any instructions I'm trying to puzzle out how the front ones were fixed, as they arrived in a cardboard box along with other mys...
by ColinB
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

I have been painting all the rear suspension components in anticipation of getting the new springs and just idly checked the rear hanger pins against the front ones, to discover that the front ones are slightly shorter. I suppose this should not be a surprise as old cars are full of non-standard ite...
by ColinB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Thanks Teake that is really helpful! :D
by ColinB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

We have visitors for the weekend so I had to get a Light Six Fix before they arrive. I took one of the shock absorbers/dampers apart as they were doing nothing and had no signs of oil in them. They are very nicely made and even have a little piston ring on the piston. They obviously work by oil pass...
by ColinB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Rear axle cleaned and painted plus spring hangers. I wanted to clean it before opening up the hubs to avoid getting muck into the seals which I expect to replace unless I'm really lucky again.
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by ColinB
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

I'm very fortunate that although I am officially employed one day a week the lovely women who own the firm very rarely ask me to do anything! So I am able to indulge my obsessive fascination with the light six with few interruptions. I opened up the differential yesterday and found it to be in very ...
by ColinB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

I just dropped off the rear springs at Midland Motor Springs near Nottingham. Lovely traditional two man band run by Tom (left in the photo). We agreed that new springs were necessary and subject to non-stock steel delivery they should be done sometime next week. The other picture shows my old sprin...
by ColinB
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

I attacked the front axle today and had a really nice surprise: there are new roller bearings and brake shoes on each side, so it appears that Wayne Kerr who owned the car in 1979/80 did more than just fettle the engine. This is a real bonus which I hope will be repeated when I approach the rear one...
by ColinB
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Carpet backed bucket seats
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Carpet backed bucket seats

My Light Six seats have a family resemblance: there is a wooden strip around the metal back to which the leather and carpet are tacked.

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by ColinB
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Thanks Rob - yes I agree it is a real bonus to have two such similar cars being restored very near to each other. You are very generous with your offer of help: I am hoping that Jim can help me out with his machining skills as I need eight spring bolts. He has made a magnificent job of yours. I have...
by ColinB
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !

Looking very good Rob. I don't suppose Jim fancies making another eight spring bolts? :D
by ColinB
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Thanks David. I had seen this interesting item. From the louvres running along the bonnet I think the model may be a Super Six as the Light Six has horizontal ones. Very similar cars but the Super was finished to a higher spec so far as I understand and had an OHC engine rather than a side valve.
by ColinB
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

The book I mentioned is a very useful reference. It advises that if the castor angle needs adjustment small wedges can be made to fit between the spring and the front axle. So my mystery aluminium parts were presumably added by a previous owner to change the angle by tipping the axle slightly forwar...
by ColinB
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

Black paint on. Its probably not great as its cold and very dark in the barn but I couldn't wait. I also took the worst of the front springs to pieces and brushed off the corrosion. There is some pitting but I think it will be serviceable when reassembled with new bolts and some graphite grease. Bac...
by ColinB
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: New Project
Replies: 59
Views: 796

Re: New Project

First paint on! Feels like real progress :D . I gave her a final pressure wash yesterday then brushed on a rust-inhibiting primer today first on the top surface then I turned the chassis over and painted the bottom. Much easier than crawling underneath! I will do a black top coat tomorrow. I plan to...

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