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by Simon Hyslop
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Lack of oil getting to rockershaft
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Lack of oil getting to rockershaft

Earlier engines have a controllable feed to the rocker shaft but I don't know when they dropped this feature. I take it yours doesn't have an adjustable screw to alter the flow rate. Is it possible to disconnect the supply pipe at the block and run the engine to see if oil comes out ? Have you tried...
by Simon Hyslop
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: Lanchester Landaulette Circa 1930
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Lanchester Landaulette Circa 1930

It's either an 18 or a 15/18 - the experts will know, but not a 10. 1932 ?
by Simon Hyslop
Sat May 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: How unusual!
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: How unusual!

There used to be, in Glasgow in the 1980s, a well known organist who was ex ****'s College Cambridge, a brilliant player. He carried the possessions he required for maybe several days around with him in plastic bags and one night late on, while returning from playing somewhere, was banged up against...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon May 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Lanchester LA 10 Hub Caps
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Lanchester LA 10 Hub. Als.

Mr. Renshaw fixed me up with some a few years ago. There are two patterns I know of, depending on the year. Earlier cars have plain caps with no writing on them, later ones have "Lanchester" stamped into them.
by Simon Hyslop
Mon May 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: Lanchester 11 Special
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Lanchester 11 Special

I console myself with this thought, often, which is based on the market for all sorts of collectables. In the longer term, the only old cars which will be worth any proper money and are worth keeping are those which are as close to how they left the factory as they can be. We may go through a phase ...
by Simon Hyslop
Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: 1933 10 six light fuel gauge repair
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: 1933 10 six light fuel gauge repair

For further reading on the subject: https://straight-eight.com/product/king-seeley-hobson-fuel-gauge-red-fluid/ https://forums.aaca.org/topic/303758-petrol-gauge-system-king-seeley/ http://dandmrestoration.com/speedometer-repair/ http://dandmrestoration.com/speedometer-repair/ http://dandmrestoratio...
by Simon Hyslop
Thu May 14, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: 1933 10 six light fuel gauge repair
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: 1933 10 six light fuel gauge repair

If the glass in the gauge unit is sound - tube in it, that is, not the front glass,; if the small pipe from the gauge to the tank unit has no air leaks or obstructions, if the tank unit is working - it is possible to refill the gauge with telegauge fluid. The name escapes me this second but it's not...
by Simon Hyslop
Tue May 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Solid state (facet) fuel pump.
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Solid state (facet) fuel pump.

This answer may be a bit like some of Jeremy Clarkson's "Ask the host "answers, not the most useful, but here goes. After I had bought my first Lanchester 10, one Sunday morning early on I took it for a quick drive early in the morning. I had decided to "turn up" the thermostat a bit so it would run...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon May 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LD10 Barker aluminium query
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: LD10 Barker aluminium query

Just been out with a big magnet :

Steel : All 4 wings, bonnet, bonnet sides, scuttle up to 1/2 way up the windscreen, sills.
Aluminium : Roof, doors, boot lid.
by Simon Hyslop
Fri May 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: VE Day

Spot on Richard, the Rover is a 12 from 1947, originally from Jersey. The Lanchester is a late 32 built 10, the Austin is a 12 from 1926, one of three prototype Open Road Tourers built by the company and the only one of the 3 surviving and the RM is a 1952 intermediate model RME. Hopefully all part ...