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by kabu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Tools under the Bonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Tools under the Bonnet

Hi, There was an article about Singer tools that was published on ASCO magazine in 1989 available on the Singster website that is unfortunately no more available in the net. I copied the tools information to my hard disk some years back and made it now available on my web site. You can find it here ...
by kabu
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Water Pump Seals
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: Water Pump Seals

Hi Klaus, That is correct, there are no seals near the bearings, just the thread on the axle (called oil retainer in the picture below). The water seal is between the impeller and the bearing housing shown in your pictures. Below is a cross sectional view from the pump, taken from the SM1500 Technic...
by kabu
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Seat Restoration - "Front Seat Repairs/recreation series" by Ashley Crossland
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Seat Restoration - "Front Seat Repairs/recreation series" by Ashley Crossland

Hi Darcy, Yes, it does seem that the Singster site has not been maintained and that domain is now in use by other parties. However, I was able to find a copy of the page from Wayback Machine, a web archive that stored ole web page data. I believe this is the article you may be looking for: https://w...
by kabu
Thu May 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Promo shots
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Promo shots

Hi, Great photos, thanks for sharing them Peter! The photos show good amount of details, and higher angle view show details that are not visible on most of the period Singer photos I have seen. Couple of odd things in the photos - Two of the cars have quite odd high bumper over-riders. I do not reme...
by kabu
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD gearbox sticking to first gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: 4AD gearbox sticking to first gear

Hi, I did find a solution to this problem. After taking the gearbox apart, I concluded that the first gear sleeve occasionally moved so much that the spring loaded ball retainers that hold the sleeve in the neutral position when the gear is not on, managed to came out and lock the sleeve in the firs...
by kabu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4ad stering
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: 4ad stering

Hi Klaus, Unfortunately I am not able to give you any clear reason why you might be experiencing this kind of a problem. Couple of ideas that you should maybe check. Have you checked the condition and sufficient play of the steering box screw end bearings (part 33 in this exploded view http://singer...
by kabu
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Hi Fred, The vertical bolts near the rear edge of the seat bottom, that I think you are referring to, are for attaching a wooden bumper part over the seat bottom rear edge. The lower edge of the seat back leans against this bumper. It seems that I do not have an y picture on my web site that would s...
by kabu
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Hi Fred, I took some measurements from my car. The wooden strips are ~28mm (1 1/8") wide, ~10mm (3/8") thick and ~380mm (15") long, the same length as the seat rail. When installed with these original wood strips and the seat rails, the bottom of the seat is ~30mm (1 1/4") above ...
by kabu
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Hi Fred, The original configuration actually has wooden strips under the seat rails, so those might actually be original. I have seen completely similar strips on two different cars. Here are a couple of photos showing the parts; there is a flat wooden strip and a wedge shaped wooden block to match ...
by kabu
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Hi Fred, I have some pictures of the original seat rails and they look like this Singer_seat_runners.png You can find some more pictures on my web site. http://www.guru-group.fi/~kabu/index.php?option=com_joomgallery&func=viewcategory&catid=17&startpage=3&Itemid=61#category The rails...
by kabu
Wed May 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Coronation Blue vs Salvador Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Coronation Blue vs Salvador Blue

Hi, Kevin Atkinson's The Singer Story -book from 1996 mentions that "The only real change for the 1953 Roadster was that the dashboard was covered in Vynide instead of having the earlier timber finish", so this change appears to have been introduced to the 1953 model year. I have restored ...
by kabu
Tue May 10, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Coronation Blue vs Salvador Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Coronation Blue vs Salvador Blue

Hi, I do not know about older 4AD's but the late ones did have also other upholstery colors available than beige. Here is a picture from a late 4AD brochure, late because it shows also the twin carburetter engine, and it shows the available color combinations. It may of course be that Singer has sti...
by kabu
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Carb Help - Rebuild, wrong carb?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Carb Help - Rebuild, wrong carb?

Hi Thomas, The 32-B carburettor may well work quite fine on the car, or have you found it to be problematic on something? There seems to be now one 30 FAI carburettor in Ebay from the US, The condition looks quite complete and repairable, the ones that I have were not much better that that, maybe ev...
by kabu
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Carb Help - Rebuild, wrong carb?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Carb Help - Rebuild, wrong carb?

Hi Thomas, It does indeed look like you have a non-original carburettor in your car. Im my understanding all 4AD's were supplier with Solex 30FAI carburettor(s). Single and twin carb setups both have the same unit but there is slight difference in the jet sizes, here is a table showing the jet sizes...
by kabu
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Singer brake snail adjusters
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: 4AD Singer brake snail adjusters

Hi Stephen, Sorry to hear that the ones from the small Fords are different size and do not fit. Unfortunately I do not know where correct adjusters would be available. One option is to measure the worn adjusters carefully and draw the snail profile with proper serrations with a CAD system and then h...

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