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by cdk84
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Singers on the road!
Replies: 26
Views: 819

Re: Singers on the road!

Hi David, Writing to learn how your will recommission the André Hartford shockers. First, how much does your Singer Special weigh? Second, is it fair to assume you already know what level of damping you need? Either way, what level or specification of wooden insert will you use, or do you plan to ma...
by cdk84
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Washer stuck in timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Washer stuck in timing chain

Thanks so much for posting the side-by-side photos of the Riley and Singer. They are instructive in themselves. It's interesting how appearances can be confusing. I sat in a Riley Imp some years ago and it simply didn't accommodate my height. The steering wheel was very close to my chest and, with i...
by cdk84
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Washer stuck in timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Washer stuck in timing chain

Thanks for the posts that clarify this part of Riley's history. I missed the Lincock in my reading of their history. And who finds pictures of a car as rare as that, at night no less? Very cool. Thanks everyone for contributing to this part of the thread. I wouldn't call this a deviation from topic ...
by cdk84
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Washer stuck in timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Washer stuck in timing chain

Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for the referral to BAT's listing of the Riley Lincock. I love the look of the car. I'll have to go back to my Riley book to determine if I didn't read closely enough or if this model wasn't included.

Hope all's well with you.

Cheers,

David
by cdk84
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Washer stuck in timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Washer stuck in timing chain

Lovely to see him with his soon-to-be on the road Senior.

What is a Riley Lincock? I made a modest study of Rileys and don't recognise that model designation. It's a comely car.

Best to You Both,

David
by cdk84
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Washer stuck in timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Washer stuck in timing chain

ColinB,

Good on you for helping out your friend David. Wish I were there to lend a hand.

Hope the project goes smoothly and that the Senior is soon on the road, as it deserves to be.

Very Best of Luck,

David
by cdk84
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BRITISH INVASION 2017 OFFICIAL THREAD...ARE YOU GOING? CHECK IN HERE!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: BRITISH INVASION 2017 OFFICIAL THREAD...ARE YOU GOING? CHECK IN HERE!

Hi Phillip, Hello All,

Phillip, Thanks so much for putting all this together for us.

Looking forward to seeing everyone who can join in the fun.

We're going to have a great time.

Hope to see you on Friday for the rally!

Very Best,

David
by cdk84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Cars for Sale
Topic: Singer on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Singer on ebay

This item had no bids at the 'asking price' of $8,000. As a personal opinion, that seems a bit much for a non-original car that has no spare, no tools, and no way to determine, from the auction photographs, to what level of quality the retrofit of the Ford engine was done. The driver's seat sits squ...
by cdk84
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Singer pictures from personal archives
Replies: 30
Views: 552

Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

OK, David, Your collection of Singer-related autographs is absurd. Fabulous. Unlike anything I've ever seen. Did I mention fabulous? How did you find these people? or even know they were alive? I recognise quite a number of the signatures: Stanley Barnes, Rex King-Clark (both racing drivers), Servic...
by cdk84
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Tyre fitting help please
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Tyre fitting help please

Hi Peter, Hi Casadacabra, I've found that, by inflating the tube as mentioned above, there's a considerably reduced risk of tube damage. The tube seems to be more likely to be caught on a tyre iron or worse, punctured, if the tube is not slightly inflated. Peter, your point about chipped paint is a ...
by cdk84
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Tyre fitting help please
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Tyre fitting help please

Hi Peter, Hi Casadacabra, I've found that, by inflating the tube as mentioned above, there's a considerably reduced risk of tube damage. The tube seems to be more likely to be caught on a tyre iron or worse, punctured, if the tube is not slightly inflated. Peter, your point about chipped paint is a ...
by cdk84
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Singer pictures from personal archives
Replies: 30
Views: 552

Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

DarcyG, what a tremendous hoard you have!

Can't thank you enough for sharing them with us all.

Hope you have enough to save some for those long, cold nights next winter when these would offer such a boost to our enthusiasm (and encourage us toward the coming driving season...)

Very Best,

David
by cdk84
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Singer pictures from personal archives
Replies: 30
Views: 552

Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

DarcyG,

What a great find --at the airport, no less!

This is a beautiful car. Were hard covers for the spare a commonplace?

This is a neat thread.
by cdk84
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Singer pictures from personal archives
Replies: 30
Views: 552

Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

David,

These are simply Brilliant!

Thank you so much for posting them. These photographs feel like a private window upon the intimate world of period racing.

Very Best,

David
by cdk84
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: lockheed decal
Replies: 43
Views: 793

Re: lockheed decal

Just came across another decal on a prewar Singer, though the car is shown in more modern days and has been restored. It's in this youtube video, with a voice over in Italian. The Singer decal is clearly visible on the NS sheet metal (gas tank?), just to the left of the twin spares, visible between ...

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