REGULAR ATTENTIONS

REGULAR ATTENTIONS FOR AN AUSTIN RUBY – ARR 1936

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 DAILY

Check that the water level is within one inch of the top.

Check the engine oil, with the dipstick, top up with Engine oil.

Use 15/50 Basic Mineral motor oil.

Check that the petrol gauge indicates sufficient fuel.  We use strait unleaded.

Note: Do not fill over 4.25 on the gauge or tank overflows.

WEEKLY

Check that the tyre pressures are: front/rear   22psi /22psi.

Check that tires are not cut or worn.

Visual check only, when not in use.

REGULAR ATTENTIONS

Grease with grease gun containing Castrol LM grease.

Oil with can and brush using engine oil except for distributor spindle, which needs light oil, i.e.. 3 in 1.

Check battery electrolyte is approximately 1/4 of an inch above the plates.  Check electrolyte S/G using hydrometer.  Protect connectors with petroleum jelly.

Check back axle is full to the inspection hole with SAE140 oil,  NOT hypoid.

Check the gearbox is full to the bottom of filling hole with engine oil.

SIX MONTHLY

Check spark plug gap and condition, gap = .015 to .018 thou.

Check points for gap and condition, gap = 0.012 thou.

Lubricate the road springs by jacking up the chassis to open the leaves and spraying with graphited penetrating oil.

OCCASIONALLY

Check tappets for gap, = 0.004 thou. Hot.

Check front wheel ‘toe in’ is 1/8 of an inch.  The rims should be 1/8th closer at the front than the back.

Clean engine oil jets with 1/16” brass wire if the oil pressure seems higher than normal when hot.

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3 Responses to REGULAR ATTENTIONS

  1. Christoph says:

    Hello Ed! I am reading your website with great interest. What water do you fill into the radiator? The handbook says rain water. Do you use distilled water or tap water? What anti-freezing mixture do you use? Thanks for sharing your experience. Best wishes Christoph

  2. bbm69 says:

    Hi Christoph, I use water from a dehumidifier so free from minerals, I hope.

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