TECHNICAL TIPS

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ENGINE:

oil pressure 

fitting pistons

timing gears

oil jets

camshaft bushes

camshaft pulley

lifting cylinder heads

gudgeon pins

starter ring

induction leak

removing a stubborn oil filler tube

Flywheel oil thrower

Core plugs

Oil jet clip

Rear crankcase nuts

Oil pump assembly

Cylinder head nuts

Compression ratios

Checking compressions

Crankshaft front bearings

CLUTCH & GEARBOX:

Clutch thrust bearing 1

Clutch thrust bearing 2

Clutch levers

Adjusting the clutch

Clutch oil leaks

Clutch cross shaft

TRANSMISSION:

Torque tube pinion nut

Input shaft bearing

Removing rear hubs

Tightening rear hubs

Filling the rear axle

Ruby propshafts

Checking rear hub keyways

Carden Block Cover

Hardy Splicer flanges

Flywheel oil thrower

BRAKES:

handbrake lever

cable brakes

Hydraulic brake adjusters

Brake cam adjusters

Replacing brake linings

Replacing brake shoes

Morris snail adjusters

Rear brake adapter

ELECTRICS:

cut-out assembly

Cut-out points

starter switch

summer half charge

12v regulator

checking the polarity

Battery isolator switch

Starter motor fires

Changing headlamp bulbs

Repairing bulbs

Electrical Dipping Headlights

Emergency Dynamo brush repair

Battery winter storage

Ruby Headlights

Winter charging & specific gravity

Repairing the horn

Topping up the battery

LED High Level Stop Light

LED indicator bulbs

LED rear lights

Starter motor testing

IGNITION:

centrifugal weight springs

Coil connections

Cleaning the distributor cap

Timing when removing the distributor

New contact breakers

Contact breaker heel

Electronic Ignition

Poor plug leads

Spark tester

Timing

FUEL:

fuel pipe olive

Danger of over-filling

Ruby flexible filler hose

Fuel pump lever

Needle valve

Carb bleed screw

A7 Carburettors

Fuel line blockage

Re-corking a petrol tap

New petrol tap corks

Throttle adjustment

Induction air leaks

Fuel tank problems

BODY:

window felts

window winding problems

frost free windscreen

additional bulkhead

Bezels

Ruby spare wheel fitting

Seating modification for long legs

COOLING:

cheap rad flush

Side water manifold

Overheating

Rad cowl rivets

Radiator overflow pipe

WHEELS & SUSPENSION:

Lubricating leaf springs

Front axles

Shock absorber rubbers

STEERING:

Crack detection

King pins

drag link

drag link spring

steering wander

GENERAL:

Emergency snow chains

"In The Garage" hints and tips

marking up

A7 feet warmer

RCD Safety Adaptors

Removing rust

Oil Filler extension

Lubricating door locks & keys

Children in A7s (i.e. no seatbelts)

Helicoils

Need for regular servicing

Circlips

Grease nipples

Clutch foot rest

Under-chassis greasing jobs

Cleaning up metal filings

Removing stubborn wood screws

Brace for rear hub

Keeping tabs on services

Winter tips

Tonneau zips

Running problems

Internal rear-view mirror and the MOT