OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC
(a Hillman encyclopaedia)
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC
Serious Fire Hazard – all Hunter & Arrow type vehicles, perhaps a few others
Gearbox oil (1) – Should I use 30W engine oil or 80W gear oil? Detergent or non-detergent type?
Gearbox oil (2) – Why is gear shifting very rough?
Gearbox oil (3) – Why does a gearbox need engine oil rather than gear oil?
Transmission Rear Seal – Cheap, currently available parts
Differential Oil and Seals – Oil type. How to change the seals
Oil additives – Should I use an "oil treatment" to improve the performance of my engine oil?
Oil filter base – Can I swap filter bases between 1950s and 1960s cars?
Oil filter models – Which canister models will fit on 1960s cars?
Over-filling with engine oil can cause severe engine damage
Changing Oil Correctly (humour)
Hunter Oil Leak – Fixing a leak from the cam chain cover
Crankcase Ventilation and the metal tube on the oil filler neck
Husky engine size – What size engine does a Hillman Husky have?
Piston Grades – What is the letter A, B, C, D, E or F stamped on the top of pistons?
Locating Engine Clatter – Examining the internals from the outside
Camshaft Profiles – Translating your intended use into a profile
Top Dead Centre – How do I find TDC on my engine?
Mk Minx Engine Swap – Putting a later model engine into a 1951 Minx
Model / engine number – What model is my car? Where do I find the engine number?
Ring Gear – How interchangeable are they, and where to get a new one?
Cylinder Head Improvements to increase useable horsepower
Engine Paint – Heat-resistance aspect
Clutch Adjustment – Tracing a rattle in the clutch/gearbox area
Restoration of the engine and other parts
Hibernation – Things to do before putting a car into long-term storage
Storing an Engine after rebuilding it
Fitting Disc Brakes to an earlier Series Minx
Disk Brake Caliper Rebuild kits and warning
Master Cylinder Honing – How not to do it
Re-colouring Interior Vinyl – Restoring colour to faded seats, or changing the colour
Voltage/Current Regulator Faults – What to do when the NOS spares don't work
Changing Polarity of the electrical system from positive ground to negative ground
Generator Connections – Which terminal is "D" and which is "F"
Polarising a Generator – What to do when a reconditioned generator won't charge
Interchanging Generators – Fitting an early model generator to a later model car
Fitting an Alternator to replace the generator, and changing from positive to negative earth.
Turn signal flasher – Why won't it flash on one side?
Hunter Electric Problem – Replacing the fuse block
Finding Gauge Faults – Is the fault in the gauge, in the sender, or in the wire between them?
Smiths Clock Repair – CE 3120/3123 series
Weber Carburettor – Replacing a Solex with a Weber
Unleaded Fuel – Is there any problem running older cars on unleaded fuel?
Choosing the Fuel Type, and tuning your engine to suit – A thesis by Keith Johnson
Fuel Tank Cleaning – How to remove ancient fuel residue
Cleaning and Sealing Fuel Tanks – Which brand of sealant, and how to prepare the tank?
Removing stainless steel trim from a car body
Treating rust in the bodywork
Fitting a Windscreen – and which sealant to use
Windscreen Compatibility between Series Minx, Husky and Sunbeam Rapier
Front Wheel Clearance when fitting 13" wheels on front drum brakes
Steering & Suspension Parts for a variety of 1960s-1970s Rootesmobiles
Mending Plastics – cleaning and glueing
Interpreting Used Car Adverts (humour)
Hints on safety and staying clean while you work in and under your Hillman car
Restore or upgrade? – A strategy for objectives and sequence
The USA Perspective on car styling
Parts Suppliers – Customer experiences (part 1) – dealers
Parts Suppliers – Customer experiences (part 2) – dealers
Parts Suppliers – Customer experiences (part 3) – rubber
Parts Suppliers – Customer experiences (part 4) – Pertronix ignition
Parts Suppliers – Customer experiences (part 5) – resleeving hydraulic cylinders
Pacific Tiger Club tech tips written by Jim Leach (a member of the HillmanCars group)
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