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General Forum / Pleasing Day.
« on: July 21, 2020, 20:45:11 »
I took my almost completed project car (AC 16/66) to my classic friendly MOT centre today and doubled up on pleasant surprises. I was Not wanting an MOT but wanted to have a general check over for safety sake and the brakes tested.
The first surprise was how good the brakes were and their ability  to lock up all the wheels and how well balanced they were. I know self praise is no praise but for a first time dabble with cable brakes I was quite pleased with myself.
The second surprise was that the tester didn’t charge and said it was a pleasure to see the car and show the apprentice around an old car. He also admitted it was the oldest car he had ever worked on and had never seen cable brakes himself.
It possibly helped that I took my Austin Champ in for MOT yesterday which passed and I have booked in my Honda S2000 tomorrow. Let’s hope I get a hatrick and that passes as well.

Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Cold running advice
« on: July 11, 2020, 23:01:51 »
Hello Folks,
I am seeking advice on warming up the engine to running temperature.
I have recently had my engine rebuilt and rebuilt the carburettors. I decided to fit a later distributor that I had refurbished by the Distributor Doctor. The reason was to try and eliminate the need for the advance/retard operation.
I am currently having difficulty in getting the car to idle until it has warmed up. If I keep the throttle depressed and the revs on then it will warm up nicely. However no matter what I do with the choke I can’t get the engine to keep running unless  I use the throttle. The hand throttle is not connected at present.
The obvious questions are, do I need to connect the hand throttle and is that why the cars originally have one.
Is the car in need of a hand advance/retard to aid cold running.
Is the timing best advanced or retarded for slow running.
The car start with ease and runs really well when it reaches running temperature.

Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / PVT Air Filters
« on: June 17, 2020, 22:41:10 »
Can anyone advise on a suitable Air filter available to fit to the carbs on a 16/66. They are SU HV2’s.I don’t think they had anything fitted originally but having had a complete engine rebuild it may be a good idea to fit something!
I have asked Burlen but they drew a blank and advised asking hear.

Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Wiring Diagrams
« on: March 27, 2020, 23:44:47 »
Hello Gents,

Does anyone have a clear and legible wiring diagram of a Lucas CJR3 regulator and fuse box.
The copies available on the net are frankly shit and are indecipherable.
I am currently doing a complete rewire on my 16/66 and help in any form will be appropriated.
Thank you in advance,


Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / PVT wiring
« on: March 11, 2020, 20:47:35 »
Hello PVTers. I am about to rewire my 16/66 and was wondering if any advise could be passed on if members have tackled this before.
My cars Regulator has been updated from an FJR 50 to a CJR 3. If any relevant information is known of regarding such a change can be passed on then it may help me see through the fog a little easier.
Thank you in advance for any information forwarded.


General Discussion / Drive it Day
« on: February 13, 2020, 21:57:22 »
Hello Enthusiasts,
I will be in Warwickshire on Drive it Day, the 26th of April this year. Does anyone know of events or listing of events in the area to attend. An excuse to escape the family for the day seems an attractive idea.


Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Colour change
« on: November 25, 2019, 21:32:27 »
As part of the rebuild of my 16/66 the colour has changed from black to dark grey. Actually it’s called Brownish Dark Grey.
The DVLA need to be informed and I wounded if any of the forum users have any tips or relevant information to ensure a smooth process.

Thanks in anticipation,


General Forum / Another AC
« on: May 02, 2019, 20:56:48 »
I bought another AC at auction last Saturday. The plan is to run it this summer until my 16/66 restoration is completed, hopefully sooner rather than later, this year. I then intend spending time on my new purchase through winter.


Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / 16/66 up for auction
« on: April 05, 2019, 21:24:46 »
There is a very attractive AC to be auctioned on the 10th of April by H&H In Buxton. Hope the link is successful.


Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / 16/66 Spinners
« on: March 05, 2019, 19:46:56 »
Hello everyone,
Does anyone out there have a left spinner (right hand thread)going spare.
Used sat on a shelf wasting away, curled corners, tarnished chrome, no chrome is not a problem so long as it is usable. It is required to hold the spare wheel on.
The four I have are in a very poor state but usable so later in the resto they will all be renewed.
That said if there are any out there that are a reasonable set then I would be interested.

Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Bendix brakes
« on: December 27, 2018, 20:58:52 »
Seasons greetings fellow AC er’s.

I have reached the point of building up the brakes on my 1935 16/66 rebuild. Sadly the copy of the manual I have is very poorly copied and unreadable. I would like to get hold of a legible copy. Can anyone suggest where to get one, I believe the club reprints only do the handbooks which don’t go into as much depth. My searches on the web have proved fruitless.

Thanks in anticipation,


Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Chassis paint
« on: October 04, 2018, 16:28:37 »
I am working on a 16/66 and have reached the point of addressing the chassis. I will be having it blasted to save on hours of slave labour but am still undecided on the finish.
Powder coating is easy but for originality I am edging toward paint.
Can anyone advise on quality products and suppliers preferably in the north.

AC Weller Engine / Start up
« on: September 25, 2018, 17:34:01 »
The engine from my 16/66 has been rebuilt. It was in a shocking state of neglect and proved to have been bodged and abused before the neglect. Absolutely everything on the engine has been worked on from white metalling to new water jacket. At least some progress has been made towards the completion of the cars restoration.
The video of the start up is on YouTube.


ACOC News and Events / Finghall Village Fete.
« on: May 28, 2018, 22:34:06 »
Went to Finghall Village Fete today and the classic car gathering at Russ Swifts. Lovely collection of cars and people, a good pub lunch and perfect weather. Picked all the country back roads to avoid the bank holiday traffic and enjoyed the day thoroughly. Thank you Russ and the many other volunteers for your efforts.

Colin :)

Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Carburettor insulators
« on: May 19, 2018, 21:23:32 »
Can anyone advise if insulators were fitted to cars between the carburettors and the manifolds on PVT models. On many if not most post war cars with SU's carbs, an insulating spacer was fitted to stop heat transfer and vaporisation. I have had the carbs refurbished by Burlen but no such items have been supplied with the gasket sets. The car had no spacers to start with and I think this is correct.
If someone can confirm it would help the cause.



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