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  • 20 Jul 2016 11:21 AM
    Message # 4143551
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mechanical

    Last modified: 10 Aug 2016 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 05 Sep 2016 9:39 AM
    Reply # 4228376 on 4143551

    The steering wheel retaining bolt on my 26 Rover is missing - responses from two other owners of the model indicate its 27/32x18 tpi .

    Anybody have any idea where I might find one please? No signs anywhere on the web despite much searching. Not even tap or die visible.

    thanks

    John

  • 06 Sep 2016 8:51 AM
    Reply # 4229783 on 4143551
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    John, Just about anybody with a lathe would be able to make such a nut. Either an old imperial lathe or one equipped with a 127 tooth gear in the headstock. Ring me and I can give you the number of a guy in Panton Hill who can do it in his sleep. 9844 5432. Arnold

  • 06 Sep 2016 7:56 PM
    Reply # 4230265 on 4143551

    Suggest it may be 5/8 18tpi thread with nut 27/32 high. 

    Either way it wld be best to put a vernier or micrometer on the male thread as a real starting point on shaft diameter.

    Or try sending query to: http://hi-tensilebolt.com.au/product/unf-7/

  • 07 Sep 2016 7:54 AM
    Reply # 4231371 on 4143551

    Another with this bolt has measured the OD at 27/32. There is an attempt in the post now as a result of posting on another forum, so we will see when it arrives.

    thanks

    john

  • 07 Sep 2016 1:07 PM
    Reply # 4231552 on 4143551

    I posted the same request on another forum I belong to (ozclubbies, as I have a kit built clubman), and within 24hrs somebody had turned up a threaded rod for me. Received in the mail today , its a perfect fit. Problem solved.

    Thanks all who commented.


    john

  • 08 Sep 2016 9:07 AM
    Reply # 4233325 on 4143551

    It's good that you finally rec'd your "rod" at the size you now wanted, I assume that you no longer want the "bolt that I made you, two weeks ago (7/8  18 tpi )

     kind regards Val.

  • 10 Sep 2016 11:53 AM
    Reply # 4242507 on 4143551

    Val,

    As I said in a direct email, my guess at 7/8x18 was wrong, so afraid I cant use your go at it. Sorry about that.

    john

  • 20 Nov 2016 8:43 PM
    Reply # 4401958 on 4143551

    Hi All,

    My father has a 1920's Sizaire Freres which pistons have "delaminated" (split in two vertically)... and I was wondering if anybody in the club could help with finding either of these:

    Pistons: 76mm bore or larger (3" will do), 63.5 mm compression height, 26mm gudgeon pin (clamped). basically anything that can machined to fit the existing rods.

    Owner of a similar 1924 Sizaire Freres car that has reportedly come down to Melbourne (from Sydney), that has apparently been rebuilt using "Packard" pistons. 

    FYI JP pistons in Adelaide have been contacted, but can't fabricate new ones.

    Thanks,

    Stuart

  • 21 Nov 2016 9:43 AM
    Reply # 4402650 on 4143551
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stuart,

    Clearly this engine is going to need some work - likely even a rebore. I suggest that the workshop to which you take it will be able to find a suitable piston. I further suggest Bill Eldridge (9798 8636)) would be a good person to speak  to.

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