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by Simon Hyslop
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Lanchester Pistons.
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Lanchester Pistons.

I've read through a Hepolite catalogue and been unable to find 8827 as a reference no. they used at all. However, two thoughts, neither of which may be on the right track. First, the pistons for an E18 are ref T7827. This is a very close fit with 8827, if the reference is handwritten rather than pri...
by Simon Hyslop
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: That time of year again...
Replies: 0
Views: 88

That time of year again...

It's the time of year for elderly vehicles to be kicked out of their warm homes and suffer the indignity of being put up for sale before the winter. For anyone looking for a Lanchester, it looks like a fairly good crop of vehicles for sale just now with rather an attractive looking 11 for sale at £7...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Engine woes. ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 14724

Re: Engine woes. ! !

The modern gauge doesn't waver as much because there's a voltage stabiliser in the circuit. That is why the gauge on an older car jumps to a reading when the ignition is switched on compared to newer gauges which take maybe 20/30 seconds to give an accurate reading. The stabiliser damps out the move...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: conquest chassis lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: conquest chassis lubrication

Personally I have no problem with using a lighter oil in the lubrication system. EP80/90 for example. It may drip a bit more but knowing oil is reaching the places it should reach is what it's about. Properly fed with oil, most of the components fed off the system would have a near indefinite life.
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Brake Drums
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Brake Drums

Girling or Lockheed brakes ? I'm assuming Lockheed hydraulic. If so my guess is the pistons in the cylinder have crept out and are stuck . They are aluminium and corrode against the steel cylinder. Should the pistons be free then possibly the fluid is not returning to the master cylinder due to a co...
by Simon Hyslop
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: conquest chassis lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: conquest chassis lubrication

The chassis lubrication system is designed to continually maintain an oil supply to the various points as opposed to having static grease as the lubricant. If your pump isn't working but the metering units and pipework are present, a better solution is to find where the system has a priming nipple, ...
by Simon Hyslop
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Brakes - Adjustment of
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Brakes - Adjustment of

Starting with all the components you have, i.e. shoes, springs, cylinders and hoses, the only thing really is to jack up the front and , a wheel at a time,turn each adjuster up until the wheel locks solid. Now turn that adjuster back until the wheel just has a slight "ruff-ruff" sort of sound as eac...
by Simon Hyslop
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Lanchester 11 Petrol Tank Sender
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Lanchester 11 Petrol Tank Sender

Dear Al, Is it an AC or Smiths unit ? If the former, they are a bit thin on the ground (you know that already though!) but I suppose there are two options. Would something like this : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GM-AC-DELCO-ADJUSTABLE-FUEL-TANK-SENDER-6429510/383060764974?epid=697466370&hash=item5930...
by Simon Hyslop
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Engine woes. ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 14724

Re: Engine woes. ! !

Truthfully, the black phenolic cap had caught my eye as the only out of place item but it seemed churlish to write about it. Well done for ordering the proper job, another bit of brass to polish! On the subject of the mixture, I have found that with a separate mixture control and hand throttle, only...
by Simon Hyslop
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: BSA Forum
Topic: 1934 BSA 10hp RWD
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: 1934 BSA 10hp RWD

If anyone on here has a Solex carburettor which uses jets roughly the shape of a standard size Meccano bolt, but about half as large again, let me know the size you need and I will look through my boxes of jets and if I have what you need, they're yours for the postage cost. I have several matchboxe...