REGULAR ATTENTIONS

REGULAR ATTENTIONS FOR BBM69 AN AUSTIN RUBY – ARR 1936

Above is a link to the regular attentions for a seasons driving.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR IN USE CHECKS

DAILY

Check that the water level is within one inch of the top.  Use rain water if possible.

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

Both BBM’s engines (in the car and the spare) use.  Witham Qualube Eurofleet 20W50.

Check that the petrol gauge indicates sufficient fuel.  Always add Frosts Ethomix to petrol.

Note: Do not fill over 4.25 on the gauge or tank overflows. (On BBM69).

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  This depends on time and milage.

Grease with grease gun containing Comma Multi-Purpose Lithium 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.

Check back axle is full to the inspection hole with Qualube Classic EP GL4 140 SAE. Not hypoid. 7/8 Pint. Drain plug 11/8 in AF socket.

Check the gearbox is full to the bottom of filling hole, top up 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. (16thou if BOSCH fitted).

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 at hub center level.

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

STARTING: 

Ensure gear lever is set to neutral.  Connect battery.  Maually prime the carburetor from the fuel pump.  Turn engine over on the handle.  Set full choke.  Switch on.  Check fuel gauge.  Start the car.  Let the choke in slowly as the engine warms up.

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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