Fig. 25. Clutch Cable
The pedal adjustment is correct
when there is 1 in. (25 mm.) free movement measured at the pedal pad.
This movement should be checked occasionally and should any adjustment
be required, it is only necessary to lengthen or shorten the cable until
the correct amount of free movement is obtained at the pedal pad. Slacken
the lock-nut (A) and adjust the cable, using the spanner flats provided
at (B). Disregard the two nuts
The clutch should be used purely for starting the car from rest and when changing gear (if the freewheel is not in use). It is bad driving and detrimental to any clutch to "coast" down hills with the clutch pedal depressed, or to make a habit of slipping the clutch when rounding corners, etc.
FAN BELT ADJUSTMENT.
Note.-When jacking the
car with means other than those supplied, suitable jacking points are:
Front: At the centre of the front chassis cross-member, under the steering
relay lever cap.
FRONT HUB ADJUSTMENT.
Note that the right-hand side hub lock-nut has a right-hand thread and the lefthand side has a left-hand thread. The key washer has eleven holes with key offset giving vernier adjustment as the key washer is reversible. Only take up the adjusting nut until all play just disappears. Then the adjusting nut must be unscrewed one-third of a turn, which will give the approximate position for replacement of key washer, etc. Having replaced the key washer, refit locking plate and tighten up locking nut.
up the locking nut will tighten the hub on to the bearings slightly and'
it is important that there should be just a perceptible amount of play.
Fig. 27. Brake Drum Removal.
A-Screw retaining brake drum.
B "'Blind" hole for removal.
28. Car Heater Shutters.
A-Heater shutters on toe-board.
It will be appreciated that
if the water stop tap is turned off, the air entering the car will be
cold; advantage of this fact can be taken in warm weather.
FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT.
|NOTE-Some 1948 Rover "60" models are fitted with 5.25/17 tyres, others with 5.75/16; similarly some 1948 "75" models are fitted with 5.50/17, others with 5.75/16 tyres. It is important that you make sure of the size on your car and maintain the corresponding pressure as shown in the table.|
|The correct method of removing a tyre when the valve parts have been removed is to depress the edges of both sides of the cover into the rim well. (Fig. 29). The shortening of the tyre radii at two or three places means that the tyre is lengthened in relation to the rim at another point. It is at this point that a lever should be inserted and the cover can then be easily removed over the rim edge. An extractor is provided in the tool tray for removing the inside of the tyre valve.|
You cannot pull the cover edge at "A' over the rim edge until the cover edge at "B" is pushed off the rim shoulder "c" down into the well 'D," then the cover edge at "A" comes over the rim easily.
Remember the cover edges are inextensible - force will only damage the cover and can not stretch the edge.
THE SPARE WHEEL.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FITTING
Before inflating BE SURE the
tyre beads are clear of the well of the rim all the way round.
THIS PROCEDURE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHENEVER TUBES ARE FITTED.
The Avon India Rubber Co. are always at your service to advise you on lyre problems.
Write to any of the addresses below :
AVON TYRES (N.I.)