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1937 Talbot 3-Litre "garage find"
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Penman



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if that "sender" unit at the side has to come out first..
Or; perhaps it has a sort of twist and lift bayonet fixing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite often early thermostats are built into the casting so to speak. An example is that on the MG TC/TD. I suspect you remove the entire housing altogether don't assume it lifts out!. You may then find it is built into the casting and with some machining probably replaceable with a modern type but your guess etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you do need to remove the casting from the engine. It is not uncommon for the actuating rod connecting the bellows to the valve plate to become seized in the casting. You need to unsolder the little cap in the middle of the valve plate and then unscrew the valve plate from the centre rod. Then as Penman says you can then at the other end twist the bayonet lugs of the bellows out of the slots in the casting. You can then push on the rod to extract the bellows.





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter; that was a bargain replacement at 10. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents, I'll get that off and into a pan and see what happens.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Peter; that was a bargain replacement at 10. Wink


Yes, it had the wrong casting but it was NOS and I was able to transfer the bellows to my old casting. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,

Uploaded today, a new vid describing recent fun and games with the Talbot, final pre-test engine checks, carb inspections, compression tests etc etc and attempts at getting it to run ....

https://youtu.be/kv758n16u-0



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear it going. Sounds to be running nicely.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent video....heartily agree with the need for random boxes of bits everywhere, if messin' with old vehicles...
Something I found at least 2 wives failed to grasp?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much wrong with the old Talbot is there?

You will soon be out and about with her. I can imagine the open mouths of onlookers Very Happy
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Ray White wrote:
Not much wrong with the old Talbot is there?

You will soon be out and about with her. I can imagine the open mouths of onlookers Very Happy


Welllllll most of the lights work, the brakes probably will do with a little TLC given that they're mechanical, so that just leaves the question of whether it actually drives or not - this has yet to be established. Then the myriad of smaller jobs to do. But so far things appear to be promising.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well........ that engine sounded really nice. There is something about those older long stroke machines.

I must admit to having some "butt clenching" moments at the sight of petrol being poured into the carb.

Scary enough when done in the fresh air but in the garage with junior in the car. I consider myself fortunate at being elderly and lucky....... Stay safe..........Peter
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick

Good job bringing the Talbot back to life. I enjoyed the video very much. You are lucky to have such an enthusiastic Assistant.

My younger brother calls my container of spare parts "The Box". He's always amazed at the time-saving bits we find in there. Whenever we need some obscure nut, bolt or fitting he'll say, "Let's check The Box." And very often we find what we need.

Looking forward to future updates.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That engine sounds nice, Rick. The thrill of the first time it starts is something all us old car nuts can appreciate. I like the whole car. That will really be something when you have her back on the road.

May I respectfully suggest that while running the engine in the garage you use a decent sized fan to get those carbon monoxide fumes well way from your lungs.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is surprising how quickly a garage can fill with fumes.
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