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Standard UV Tilly 12hp Light Utility 4x2

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Why all the adapters?

 

Following the old rule. Improvise, ADAPTED and overcome! ;) (I'll take the tablets now)

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Stripping out the front end, took loads of photos for reassembly.

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All the front end is stripped out & gone away for shot blasting in its component parts, once it arrives back next week we will refurbish each part before painting & reassembly.

The chassis & front end upto the windscreen is now being paint stripped before some aggressive wire wheeling & grinding.

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A diamond in the rough. Going to be a real nice vehicle.

 

I hope so Tony, she's an Ugly duckling no mistake though. :drive:

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Hi Ian, great to see you are making progress, and of course up to your usual standard.

Just think, when you've finished this one you will be an expert ready to do the other one!

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Just think, when you've finished this one you will be an expert ready to do the other one!

 

 

:mad::mad::mad::mad:

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Look forward to following this one

 

Pete

 

Hi Pete I met you son at the Woodcote Rally last Saturday, very very nice CMP he had there mate. :saluting:

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Hello Ian, David did mention he'd met you there, yes the Chev is rather early and rather rare ;)

regards

Pete

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Keep up the good work Ian; hopefully one or both will be ready for 100th Anniversary of RAF in 2018, and you might make it to RAF Northolt if they put on another open day.

 

Regards

 

Larry

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great pictures.

as a side note the standard factory is now a Sainsbury's, although small parts of it remain.

cov-rad(coventry heat transfer) is still there though, i was in there not long ago and it's still got character ie; still looks like a proper manufacturing place.

considering the action this area had in the war it's amazing any of it survived as long as it did.The standard was straffed by many passing bomber crews on the way back from raids, along with being a prime target itself.

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great pictures.

as a side note the standard factory is now a Sainsbury's, although small parts of it remain.

cov-rad(coventry heat transfer) is still there though, i was in there not long ago and it's still got character ie; still looks like a proper manufacturing place.

considering the action this area had in the war it's amazing any of it survived as long as it did.The standard was straffed by many passing bomber crews on the way back from raids, along with being a prime target itself.

 

Hi John it would be good if you could take some photos of the 2 factory's & post them on this thread please mate.

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I hope so Tony, she's an Ugly duckling no mistake though. :drive:

 

Beauty in eye of beholder etc. :D

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[QUOTE=Ian L;468694]Found an original manual on ebay for £5 the same week as I bought the Tillys & nothing since, also apart from the origional tax discs in their holder I found this, any ideas what it is ?
That is an old "C" licence or "Carriers Licence" - used during the war, I think and for a few years after!

 

Quite a few years after, I have some with expiry dates of 1940, 1953 and 1957, for the same vehicle (JT 2486) For another vehicle (HTX 271) an expiry date of 1965.

The C licence was for carrying goods in connection with a trade or business.

To carry for hire or reward required an A or B licence. I have a few B licences, expire 1962 and 1964, for the vehicle mentioned above(JT 2486), these are annotated with an operating radius of ten miles.

The name on them would be the user as a name/company name and not necessarily the owner, unless owner/operator. Superseded/updated by the current operators licence at some point in the past.

I expect one or two military vehicles acquired these in civilian life, all part of their history.

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A big thanks to my mate Paul who's slogged it out in the heat for the last 2 days grinding & wire wheeling the chassis until it gleams, while I did all the outer body panels with an orbital sander.

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Only a small amount of wood to replace under the front wheel arch panels.

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Had a massive amount of shot blasting done last week before stripping, cleaning & reassembling the axle, hubs, brakes etc & then got it into paint on Friday.

Hope to get the chassis & bulk-head prepped & in colour this week so that we can start assembly of the front end.

Inner wings & other panels are already in colour.

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De-rusted the bulkhead & front chassis section with this Gel, it works brilliantly :thumbsup:

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Etch primmer & then in colour today, I am having to do this restoration in 5 sections as I've run out of space at my workshop so the girl friends letting me use her garage.

Front chassis & bulkhead, L/H side, R/H side, rear, & inside, its a bit inconvenient this way but at least the worst part is now done & we can get on with the engine rebuild & have it fitted & running by the end of next week :-D

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This engine had been partly dismantled when I got the vehicle but we don't know why ? it still had the military alloy cylinder head on (civilian 12s have steel so I'm told) but it was so corroded & eaten away it was beyond repair so I had a steel one from the spare engine skimmed.

The engine had a military rebuild with +20 pistons but the rings were broken & seized and +20 pistons / rings are no nolonger available according to the Standard Motor Club so it was cheaper to buy a set of N.O.S +30 pistons / rings & have it rebored than to have a new set of rings made.

 

See post #14.

 

(Photo 1) The original pistons were +20 oversize (2 compression, 1 oil control ring) but after weeks of soaking we were unable to free off the rings & having new rings made was expensive & time consuming so we decided on new pistons.

 

(Photo 2,3,4) I was unable to find any new +20 but managed to get the last box of +30 (2 compression, 2 oil control rings) from the Standard motor club so had the motor bored out to fit & rebuilt the short block.

 

Move on 2 plus months & the engine is almost locked solid & will only just turn over with a 3' bar :confused: apon stripping we found that 3 of the oil control rings had little pieces broken off the very thin edge of the scrapers & jammed the rings tight in the bore.

New rings were not available & having a complete set made was going to be expensive.

 

(Photo 5,6,7) Move on a couple of weeks & a brand new N.O.S set of hepolite +30 turned up on ebay for £80 in much better condition than the N.O.S pistons from the Standard Motor Club with much heftier piston rings.

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Just been having a sort out of what lights I'm going to use, the manual shows Lucas all round.

It still retained the 2 Lucas blackout side lights but had lost the Lucas headlamps post war, in my 'lamp box' I managed to find 2 serviceable Lucas shells, a Lucas 'flip up' blackout lamp for the left & a plain Lucas rim for the right.

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A mate of mine found this N.O.S Standard 12 distributor with side entry cap which is correct for my Tilly at the Cobbation collect event last weekend.

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Collected this 1947 Standard 12 from the Peak district last night, the Tilly is loosely based on this vehicle so its given me a spare engine with all the ancillaries, gearbox, wheels, some suspension parts but unfortunaly the brakes are different & I need some 10" shoes for my Tilly as they are missing.

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The manifold was very rusty so I had it shot blasted & then tided it up with a flap wheel removing some of the casting marks & deep pitting.

I sprayed it with a can of B&Q BBQ paint like I did with my Jeep 10 years ago & that has lasted like new.

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