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lanchester parts and information needed

alan la10
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lanchester parts and information needed

Post by alan la10 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:00 pm

hi could anyone heip me please im new to the lanchester scene after a recent purchase of a 1935 lanchester la10 six super light which has been in storage since the earley 70s im trying to source 4 inlet valves which i think the part number is 259978 and one valve washer for the split cone part number 260550 and also information on the best place to get gaskets eg head gasket etc it has the 4 cylinder 1203 cc engine in it thanks alan

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by classiclife » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:31 pm

Hello Alan,

I'm sure some Lanchester owners will be answering your call, but in the meantime might be worth contacting FW Thornton:
http://www.fwthornton.co.uk/3.html

Not the cheapest, but they have excellent quality stock.

I see you are in East Sussex, FYI there is a DLOC monthly evening meeting commencing in April at The Lamb in Piltdown - details in the current DM and also future copies.

Regards.

Richard.
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DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by alan la10 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:41 pm

hi thanks richard will look into that tommorrow thanks alan

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:47 am

Hello Alan and welcome, for gaskets and other parts try Derek Sleigh or David Beales both advertise in the DLOC magazine.
If you haven't got a copy you can send me a message and I will send their details.
Derek is usually available on the phone before 10am and it is easiest to contact David Beales through his ebay shop. He goes by the name Daimler boy.
I'm sure Alan Wheatley would love to know more about your car especially with it being off the road so long.
If you don't have copies of the parts book and operator's manual they are available to club members as a digital download.
I'm sure many on the forum would love to see some photos.
Marcel.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by John-B » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:40 am

Marcel Renshaw wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:47 am
I'm sure Alan Wheatley would love to know more about your car especially with it being off the road so long.
Marcel.
Alan is the registrar for LA10 and I have let him know about this topic.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by Simon Hyslop » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Although the parts catalogue shows a different part number for the inlet and exhaust valves, they are the same item. Tranco no. 487. These were unique to the Lanchester 10 and Daimler 15. Unfortunately, in the past 9 years or so, I have been unable to trace any new ones and so far no-one has offered to make any new.

Previous witterings from me here :

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=643&hilit=valves

If you have a set of valves, albeit worn, the best thing at present is to face them up as well as you can and handle with care.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 pm

I believe Thorntons have managed to supply the required valve.
I purchased 12 valves last year new old stock and I am sure a friend has a similar amount that he has purchased in recent years.
The thing with spares is you need to go back to dealers regularly as they buy in stock often a week after it was needed.
I have had collets manufactured as these do seem hard to find.
With regard to getting parts manufactured it isn't the manufacturing that is the issue it's getting people to put their money into a project and agreeing to buy if the parts are made.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by Simon Hyslop » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:00 am

Thorntons advise they have no stock left.

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by JT7196 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:41 pm

Hi try Cox & Turner Engineeing located at Tintinhull Somerset
Tel 01935 826816
I live about a mile away , but st this time I. am currently in Perth SW Australia 😂☀️☀️

Best wishes. Al 😊😊

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Re: lanchester parts and information needed

Post by alan la10 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Simon Hyslop wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Although the parts catalogue shows a different part number for the inlet and exhaust valves, they are the same item. Tranco no. 487. These were unique to the Lanchester 10 and Daimler 15. Unfortunately, in the past 9 years or so, I have been unable to trace any new ones and so far no-one has offered to make any new.

Previous witterings from me here :

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=643&hilit=valves

If you have a set of valves, albeit worn, the best thing at present is to face them up as well as you can and handle with care.
hi simon thanks for information i have now got the valves from f w thorton a son ltd just got to sort the washers now thanks alan

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