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Introducing myself

alex_gray255
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Location: Nr. Cambridge, UK

Introducing myself

Post by alex_gray255 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi everyone

Just wanted to quickly introduce myself.

My name is Alex and I have just bought a Lanchester 1937 Roadrider type 14 which I am intending to
recommission over the winter.

The car is in pretty good condition considering its age, but the engine, roof and interior need some TLC.
The car has been in storage for the last 7-8 years and has not been actively run - apart from the occasional
engine start and roll.

The chassis is solid and the engine looks to be ok, but it is struggling to idle and run. I put this down to
the condition of the petrol which is over 8 years old and the fact the engine has not had a good service
for years and years.

Wish me luck!

Alex

Flinty
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: Introducing myself

Post by Flinty » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 pm

Welcome Alex and the very best of luck.

Steve.

Norfolk Lad
Posts: 558
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:23 pm

Re: Introducing myself

Post by Norfolk Lad » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:44 pm

Alex you have fellow owners at Ely and Norwich sure Rod and Mike would be glad to see you, and all us Lanchester owners from our area Norfolk , Suffolk, and Ely and surrounding areas

we hope to see you in the new season , best wishes Peter

ranald
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:21 am
Location: North Wales

Re: Introducing myself

Post by ranald » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:28 am

Welcome Alex! Always nice to have someone with a pre war car on the forum. Keep us posted with your progress and a photo of your car would always be appreciated. All the best, Ranald

alex_gray255
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Location: Nr. Cambridge, UK

Re: Introducing myself

Post by alex_gray255 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:32 pm

Thanks all!

I'm working abroad for the next week or so then will be back in the UK, so will post some pics up then.

Cheers

alex_gray255
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Location: Nr. Cambridge, UK

Re: Introducing myself

Post by alex_gray255 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:14 pm

As promised, please see a video of my "new" car here...

Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1oSAlYbeL8
ASR 323

djl
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:24 pm
Location: Bucureşti (Bucharest), capital of România (Romania)

Re: Introducing myself

Post by djl » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:10 pm

I wish you goold luck.
I'm a fan o preselector gerabox cars and I like to see more in working condition.
Unfourtenley in the place where I live there aren't too many preselctor gerabox cars (5 in a country) and most are in a museum.
Last edited by djl on Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
Valves (electronic tubes) are for audio what preselector gearboxes are for cars.

ranald
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:21 am
Location: North Wales

Re: Introducing myself

Post by ranald » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:44 am

Thanks for posting the video link. Looks splendid. Very original interior. Do you know much of it’s history? All these, Ranald

alex_gray255
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Location: Nr. Cambridge, UK

Re: Introducing myself

Post by alex_gray255 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 pm

There is a history file - quite a detailed one - but not had a chance to go through it yet.

I will probably do so once the car it back up and working.

alex_gray255
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Location: Nr. Cambridge, UK

Re: Introducing myself

Post by alex_gray255 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:16 pm

Update so far...
  • Engine is now working ok
  • Pre-selector working ok
  • Interior is out and waiting re-trim
  • Headlining needs replacing
  • Sunroof + roof needs replacing
  • Various wood needs replacing (no surprise there)
  • Tank needs replacing or ceramic coating
  • Wood supporting back seats needs replacing (underway)
  • Speedo needs fixing
  • Fuel sender unit is rusted solid - needs old or modern replacement
  • Indicators not working consistently - wiring?
  • Fuel reserve level is frozen - rust probably or may just need a good "hammer of power" session
  • Various seals need replacement as rubber is perished
  • Gearbox mount needs replacing
...but she has been road tested and lives (sort of...) :lol:

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