Thursday, 21 July 2011

Oiling the wheels.

I've now started stocking oil for classic cars.Made by Morris and Penrite.The older 20W/50 oil is recommended even now for classic cars and bikes as the modern thinner stuff tends to promote leaks and high oil consumption.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Oils well that ends well

I'm stocking the older transmission fluids.The Borg Warner boxes in most classic cars use a non dexron type fluid that can be hard to get hold of.The dwxron fluids might promote slippage in a box not designed for them as they are more 'slippery' than the non dexron types.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Taking a bearing.

I took the Rover p5b out and after a while one of the front bearings got a bit hot.When dismantled I found the outer bearing had cracked and was badly pitted.The bearing parts were all by different makers and odd sizes.I bought a replacement bearing but found the old one had started to turn inside the hub so the new ones simply dropped in.I had to buy another rover hub and disc.