Schedule of Technical Articles previously published in Crankhandle

Part A - Engine
Part B – Clutch, Gearbox & Transmission
Part C - Axles, Wheels, Steering, Brakes & Suspension
Part D – Body, Electrical, Radiator & Miscellaneous

 

Part A - Engine

Ref

Title

Brief description of contents

Date

A1

Removal

Removal leaving gearbox in chassis

Mar 2013

A2

Conrod truth (1)

Simple test to check for conrod misalignment

Jan 2014

A3

Improved dynamo cooling

Making a ventilated dynamo brush cover

Jan 2014

A4

Tappet cover

Making improvements to the tappet cover

Mar 2014

A5

Fan belts and pulleys

Why we have a flat belt and the importance of pulley alignment

May 2014

A6

Rotor arm

Check for rotor arm fit on shaft

Nov 2014

A7

Condenser

Check for loose condenser

Jan 2015

A8

Choke cable

A suggestion when replacing the cable

Mar 2015

A9

Fuel pump

Installing a mechanical A7 fuel pump

Sep 2015

A10

Ignition timing (1)

An approach to static engine timing

Sep 2016

A11

Ethanol

Brief note of carburettor float corrosion risk

Sep 2016

A12

Tappet clearance

A suggested approach for accurate tappet setting

Nov 2016

A13

Ethanol

A solution to the potential seizure of petrol gauge senders

Jan 2017

A14

Ignition timing (2)

More information on Timing

May 2017

A15

Flywheel

Fitting the flywheel to the crankshaft

Jul 2017

A16

Petrol additive (2)

One option for octane adjustment

Jul 2017

A17

Big-end bearings

White metalling

Sep 2017

A18

Zenith Carburettor

Suppliers of new jets

Sep 2017

A19

Rear main bearing

Suggested modification

Sep 2017

A20

Phoenix crankshaft

Fitting a Phoenix crankshaft

Nov 2017

A21

Bosch rotor arm

Repairing a Bosch rotor arm

Nov 2017

A22

Camshaft pulley

How to safely remove the camshaft pulley

Jan 2018

A23

Oil pump

Discussion of A7 oil pumps with different bore diameters

Mar 2018

A24

Conrod truth (2)

Using a proper machine to accurately test conrod alignment

Mar 2018

A25

Oil Filler pipe

Curing possible oil filler pipe leaks

Sep 2018

A26

Engine rebuild (1)

How a member builds 2 bearing coil engines – Pt 1 Crankcase

Nov 2018

A27

Engine rebuild (2)

Part 2 – Crankshaft, conrods, main bearings & flywheel

Jan 2019

A28

Tappet Adjustment

Tappet Adjustment

Mar 2011

A29

Cylinder Head Nuts

Correct torque settings

Jan 2014

A30

Cylinder Head

Compression Ratio, and dimensions

Jan 2018

A31

Oil Jets

Clearing the jets

Mar 2018

A32

Engine rebuild (3)

Part 3 - Cylinder block, pistons and head

Mar 2019

A33

Engine rebuild (4)

Part 4 - Carburettors, manifolds, clutch and fan spindle

May 2019

A34

Engine rebuild (5)

Part 5 - Assembly  

June 2019  

A35

Antifreeze

Correct type to use

Nov 2019  

A36

Carburettors

SU piston and damper information

Nov 2019  

Part B – Clutch, Gearbox & Transmission

Ref

Title

Brief description of contents

Date

B1

Propshaft

Correct alignment of Hardy-Spicer joints

Mar 2017

B2

Clutch release bearing (1)

Lubricating the clutch thrust bearing

Jul 2017

B3

Torque tube

Explanation of the purpose of a torque tube

Nov 2017

B4

Spherical joint

Lubrication of the torque tube spherical joint

Nov 2017

B5

Clutch release bearing (2)

More on thrust bearing lubrication

Jul 2018

B6

Propshaft U/J

More on Hardy Spicer coupling alignment

May 2019

Part C - Axles, Wheels, Steering, Brakes & Suspension

Ref

Title

Brief description of contents

Date

C1

Brake Shoes

Replacing Brake Shoes

May 2012

C2

Lubrication

Poor sealing Grease Nipples

Mar 2013

C3

Wheel & tyre sizes

Compatible tyres and rim widths

Mar 2014

C4

Spring Camber

Corrections to the Source book and 750 Companion

Mar 2014

C5

Oily brake shoes

How to prevent oil reaching brake shoes

Jul 2014

C6

New half shafts

Suggested checks if buying newly manufactured items

Sep 2014

C7

Steering wheel

Hint on spoke alignment

Nov 2015

C8

Shock absorber links

How to insert the rubber bushes

Mar 2016

C9

Rear axle adjustment

Method of judging pre-load on the differential

Mar 2017

C10

Rear springs

Additional springing and improved damping

May2017

C11

Girling

Explanation of Austin, Semi-Girling and full Girling brakes

Sep 2017

C12

Front axle

More effective lateral location of the A7 front axle

Sep 2018

C13

Directional Stability

Even More on directional stability

May 2019  

C14 Hubs Rear Hub oil leaks Jan 2020
C15 Differential Replacing the Differential Case Gasket May 2020

Part D – Body, Electrical, Radiator & Miscellaneous

Ref

Title

Brief description of contents

Date

D1

Radiator

Radiator Maintenance

Nov 2009

D2

Spark Plugs

Spark plug applications

Jan 2010

D3

Fuel Tanks

Sealing Fuel Tanks

Mar 2010

D4

Dynamos

The different types of dynamos fitted

Mar 2010

D5

Restoration

Restoring a Mulliner

Jan 2011

D6

MOT

Tale of a MOT Check

Mar 2011

D7

Tools

Basic Austin Seven Tools

May 2011

D8

Fuel

Bio Fuel concerns

Mar 2012

D9

Fuel

Fuel Stability Additive Test Results

May 2012

D10

Winter

Winter Motoring advice

Jan 2013

D11

Dynamos

Overheating Dynamos

Jan 2013

D12

Spark Plugs

Recommended Spark Plugs

Jan 2013

D13

Paint

Austin Seven Paint Colours

Mar 2013

D14

PD Tourer

Recommissioning an Austin Seven PD Tourer

May 2013

D15

Fuel

Petrol Tips when refilling

May 2013

D16

Fuel

Warnings about Ethanol in Petrol

Jul 2013

D17

The A7 cut-out

Description of how the cut-out works

Mar 2015

D18

Starter motor

Converting late starter motors for use on earlier engines

Nov 2015

D19

LED lights (1)

The reduction in current demand when using LED lights

Jan 2016

D20

BSF Tapping drills

Selecting tapping drills by appropriate thread engagement

Sep 2016

D21

Basic electrical information

Comprehensive car electrical details from Lucas

Nov 2016

D22

LED lights (2)

Legality v/s common sense

Jan 2017

D23

Satnav

Hint on reliably powering a Satnav in a 6V A7

May 2017

D24

Fuel tank

Discussion re the fuel tank breather on late A7s

Nov 2017

D25

Temperature gauge

Fitting a capillary temperature gauge in an A7

Jan 2018

D26

Window glass

Fitting new glass to A7 doors

May 2018

D27

Dynamator (1)

Suspected problems with this dynamo replacement

May 2018

D28

Dynamator (2)

Resolving gear wear problems

July 2018

D29

Engine starting difficulty

Check-list to diagnose cause of starting problems

July 2018

D30

Vacuum wiper motor

Maintenance suggestions

Sep 2018

D31

Radiator

Repairing late A7 radiator mountings

Nov 2018

D32

Bosch Distributor

Bosch Distributor problems

Jan 2014

D33

Bodies

Body Types

Mar 2014

D34

Fuel Tank

Freeing up the Sender Unit

July 2014

D35

Distributor

Information about Electronic Distributors

May 2017

D36

Number plates

Making Number Plates

May 2017

D37

Windscreen

Making Weatherstrip water resistant

Sep 2018

D38

Battery

Battery Care

Jan 2019

D39

Starter housing

Dowels for locating the starter motor

Mar 2019

D40

How to lay up your car

How to lay up your car

May 2019

D41 SU Carburettors SU Carburettor Tuning Mar 2020

 

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