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1932 Vauxhall Cadet - carruco - 04/04/2013

Hello everyone,

I'm in the process of restoring a 1932 Cadet from my knowledge the only one in Portugal

Photos on arrival

Can anyone tell me correct space for the spring tension on the valve train?

I'll keep posting pics of the project.

Best regards to all.


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - Chas - 04/04/2013

Hi,
Are you talking about valve clearance or valve spring free length?
Do you have a VY or VX model?
Have restored a VY, so ask away.
Will help if I can.


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - carruco - 05/04/2013

(04/04/2013, 05:08 PM)Chas Wrote: Hi,
Are you talking about valve clearance or valve spring free length?
Do you have a VY or VX model?
Have restored a VY, so ask away.
Will help if I can.

Thank you for your reply Chas.

I think we need to be sure of both measures.
It's also a VY with 17 bhp

Please see picture with red markings.
[img]www.pneuspitstop.com/images/valves.jpg[/img]

I think it's the length in admission and exhaust ??

By the way, do you know where I can get the Speedbird for the radiator cap?

(05/04/2013, 01:35 PM)carruco Wrote:
(04/04/2013, 05:08 PM)Chas Wrote: Hi,
Are you talking about valve clearance or valve spring free length?
Do you have a VY or VX model?
Have restored a VY, so ask away.
Will help if I can.

Thank you for your reply Chas.

I think we need to be sure of both measures.
It's also a VY with 17 bhp

Please see picture with red markings.
[Image: valves.jpg]

I think it's the length in admission and exhaust ??

By the way, do you know where I can get the Speedbird for the radiator cap?



RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - BUGAS03 - 05/04/2013

HI
Tentei visualizar as imagens e não consegui ....
Existem mais fotos ou é apenas o site da empresa??
GB

Post scriptum My apologizes for portuguese use.
Já consegui ver as fotos ...


Re: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - Ian Till - 07/04/2013

In your diagram, it looks like you are referring to the valve clearances, but the measurements seem to refer to the distance between the rocker arm and the spring cup, where I would expect them to between the arm and the top end of the valve (very small).

Chas will correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding of valve spring free length is with the springs completely removed from the engine, measuring their length (when no longer compressed). It's a good way of spotting lazy springs.

Ian.


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - carruco - 09/04/2013

Does anyone know were I can get a SPEEDBIRD for the radiator cap?


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - Ian Till - 09/04/2013

Have you tried through the Club?

Ian.


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - carruco - 10/04/2013

Hello again,

Below are some updated photos of the project.

The first one recalls the issue I need to get right because the engine is almost ready to be started.
As you can see I marked the place of which I need to know how far down I need to "screw" down, sorry my english isn't perfect... Tongue

[Image: cadet(9).jpg]

[Image: cadet(7).jpg]

[Image: cadet(8).jpg]

[Image: cadet(10).jpg]

[Image: cadet(11).jpg]

[Image: cadet(12).jpg]

[Image: cadet(13).jpg]

All feedback is welcome!!

Cheers


RE: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - BUGAS03 - 10/04/2013

(10/04/2013, 04:36 PM)carruco Wrote: Hello again,

Below are some updated photos of the project.

The first one recalls the issue I need to get right because the engine is almost ready to be started.
As you can see I marked the place of which I need to know how far down I need to "screw" down, sorry my english isn't perfect... Tongue



All feedback is welcome!!

Cheers

HI
Sorry for use (one more) Portuguese; but ....

Carruro o que desejas saber é a folga das válvulas ???


Re: 1932 Vauxhall Cadet - Ian Till - 10/04/2013

Great photos, and an inspiration to the rest of us.

I am no expert on engine rebuilds, but know that starting the engine wiol be safe if you set the clearances (gaps) so that there is a very small gap between the arm and the valve stem when cold. I would suggest around 0.5mm as an initial setting.

The gap will cause the valve gear to be noisy when running, but you would then set the clearances usually with the engine hot.

One of my H Types came to me with a restored engine that had not been run since being rebuilt. The valve clearances were initially around 1mm and the engine ran fine like that, but very clattery (noisy) from the top end. I adjusted the valve clearances down with the engine cold (no coolant in it) to less than 0.25mm and the noise was pretty much eliminated. In my case, the correct clearances are marked on the oil filler cap, but at the time I didn't have a feeler gauge to set them correctly.

Do you have any kind of workshop manual for your model? I would expect the club could help you to get one if not.

Thanks for posting these, it's really great to see a car coming back together. :)

Also, don't worry about your English - it appears to be just as good as mine.

Ian.