March 19, 2018
An issue with this car is the timing gear. It seems to be made of some kid of fibre . Although the car has a good gear on it at the moment, my dad has had a number of them fail when he was using the car (30 years ago). Does anyone have experience of this and possible solutions? I have added a photo of one that failed.
Thank you in advance.
January 3, 2013
Some owners have had replacement gears made of I believe phospher bronze, these wear very well the only drawback is that they are noisey in comparison with the fibre gears.
January 4, 2013
Be very careful…. little point replacing the fibre gear if the camshaft bearings are worn, particularly the centre 2-part one through which also the distributor and oil pump drives pass. This bearing is made of a Mazak material and wears quickly (Phosphor Bronze was prohibitively expensive in the immediate post-war years). I went to Leek Gears in (would you believe?) Leek, owned by one Charles Leek! They made me a bronze gear and a bronze centre-bearing for the camshaft. It’s worth mentioning that the whole assembly is MUCH quieter than even the fibre gear.
March 19, 2018
Thank you for this advice very helpful to know for future overhaul.
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