Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Life limiting factors for technology preservation

Conservation protocols for operating the car
Write conservation protocols for operating the car - e.g. how fast, for how long, kilometres per trip, what to look out for before, during and after
Use
•    What are the "uses" of this car now?
•    Exhibition
•    Research
•    Community
•    Cohesion
•    Driving is secondary but a preservation nessesity
Pre work
•    Checks – As per period log book
•    Starting after a long layup (what's long?)
•    petrol
Pre- Checks –
•    As per period log book
•    All fluids
•    Nothing is loose or Odd
•    Tyres and suspension
•    Do systems work – brakes clutch
•    No odd sounds when started
Fluids
•    petrol
•    98
•    Additives VSR additive (why?)
•    Fuel preservatives
•    Oils, Brake fluids, coolant.
Starting after a long layup
•    Oil cylinders
•    Don't be afraid to use "start ya Bastard"
•    If the fuel was the old leaded I would not say this
•    Check systems
How often and for how long
•    Short term - less than a month
•    Medium term 1 -6 months
•    Longterm

Post work
•    How long will it be stored this time?
•    check fluids
•    Putting to bed
Putting to bed
•    fuel
•    Clean
•    Place in carcoon
•    Place on Jackstands



Monitoring
•    smell
•    sight
•    temperature
•    sound
•    feel
Driving –How?
•    Run to temperature  under load
•    Maintain at temperature 30 minutes minimum
•    Run at legal road speeds
•    This is not a Morris 8 or  Ford T
•    It has no brittleness – design or materials.
•    Spares are not a problem
•    The engineering is not unique
•    The car is unique
•    The cars history is unique
•    Its patina is unique
•    Be gentle and be respectful
•    Warm before revving, or over rev, suggest 75% redline.
•    don't overheat – ditto brakes -
Who can drive?
•    You already have an internal training system.
•    Use it –
•    a group of curatorial and technical (pursuit drivers) could access and authorise.
•    Chose drivers who have a historic car passion and empathy first.

Driving –How?
•    Run to temperature  under load
•    Maintain at temperature 30 minutes minimum
•    Run at legal road speeds
•    This is not a Morris 8 or  Ford T
•    It has no brittleness – design or materials.
•    Spares are not a problem
•    The engineering is not unique
•    The car is unique
•    The cars history is unique
•    Its patina is unique
•    Be gentle and be respectful
•    Warm before revving, or over rev, suggest 75% redline.
•    don't overheat – ditto brakes -
Maintenance
•    minimal
•    As per handbook?
•    How long
•    Limiting factors
•    recommend
minimal
•    Pump brakes
•    Turn wheels
•    Rotate engine
•    6 monthly
As per handbook?
•    How often should it be serviced?
•    Spending most time unused
•    Resting and brinelling bearings...
Limiting factors
•    Fuel – 3 month
•    Brakes – 6 months
•    Coolant – 18 months
•    Greases – 2-3 years
Recommend for a 1970s automobile.
•    12 month major
•    24 month – change all fluids
•    3 -6 monthly exercise
•    Run to temperature  under load
•    Maintain at temperature 30 minutes minimum
•    Run at legal road speeds
Plastics


•    As for general interior
•    Remember they are getting more and more brittle as they age.
•    This is irreversible.
•    If you must use a "protectant" use the AutoGlym products.
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MATERIALS
1.    MATERIALS
1.    Materials for Mothballing or storage display and occasional use regimes
1.    Oils - Engine transmission and Differential
Penrite Classic or Vintage range consult WWW.penrite.com.au for recommendations for each vehicle.
For mothballing use Mobile - PX115 – "borrow" from an institution
1.    Coolant
Penrite Coolant additive _carboxylic acid corrosion inhibitor.
Or
Manufacturer recommended coolant (Alloy water cooled motorcycles)
1.    Brake and Clutch fluid
Cortec Brake fluid additive. M-408 – "borrow" from an institution or set up a buying cooperative.
http://www.autocarepro.com/Article/43867/cortec_corporations_brake_fluid_additive_extends_the_life_of_your_brake_systems.aspx
1.    Surfaces
Dinatrol 4010
http://www.storkawd.com.au/
Cortec
http://www.cortecvci.com/Products/single.php?code=10349
http://www.cortecvci.com/Products/products.php
LPS-2 and LPS3
http://www.lpslabs.com/product-details/561
1.    Dehumidification
Munters
http://www.munters.com.au/en/au/
http://www.munters.com.au/en/au/products--services/Air-Treatment/Dehumidification-system/
1.    Carcoons
http://www.carcoon.com.au/
1.    Polish and detergents
Follow the instructions on the site note the high foam usage
The product can ply be used on smooth surfaces and are not useful on the land rover.
http://www.autoglym.com.au/
http://www.autoglym.com.au/products/t/3-step-routine/bodywork
1.    For chloride exposed objects
ZI 400 http://www.eco2000.com.au/zi400air.shtml