• Peter S30
    21 May 2012 at 08:33 #49163

    Hi all,

    with the growing forum it might be useful to subdivide more in order to make it easier to find something. For example, I could subdivide Engine into:
    -Block, Head, Internals
    -Carburetion and Fuel
    -Oil System
    -Engine, else

    and Other into:
    -Drive train
    -Cars to discuss

    do you have corrections or suggestions ?

    21 May 2012 at 08:43 #49165

    Hi Peter,

    You will have seen from the AMOC forum that Roger (webby over there) has provided ‘child’ boards for each era of Aston, namely: Body, Paint & Trim, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres, Electrical, Air Conditioning & Other Ventilation, Suspension, Steering & Axles, Engine, Fuel & Gearbox. Would these work here, do you think?



    21 May 2012 at 09:38 #49170

    Hi Peter,
    You could also include chassis; wheels/tyres; trim (interior & exterior); instruments.

    I’m not sure that sub-dividing the engine category would be a good idea. Firstly it might be unwieldy, but also many engine problems will be interlinked, creating dilemma as to which category to post in, & to find topics. Perhaps have lubrication as a separate category? Although I think if there haven’t been many posts on that subject already, perhaps just left as included within engine/drive train/chassis headings.

    Best wishes


    Peter S30
    21 May 2012 at 10:27 #49171


    you are talking about amoc.org, I assume. I did not find these child boards, I can only find the division e.g. Model Information / David Brown Feltham but no further subdivision/child. What am I missing?

    21 May 2012 at 11:01 #49174

    Peter, you may be missing your registration at amoc.org which may then open up additional areas to you. Full access to all areas is only available to AMOC members. This is a great site by the way, thank you

    30 May 2012 at 10:26 #49290

    David / Tim – Now I understand what you mean by a wealth of detail and child boards. A very well thought out site, hadn’t never seen all this before.

    Peter – would recommend that you take a good look, as and when you have some time free, the AMOC site is impressive and very busy…

    Peter S30
    30 May 2012 at 10:43 #49291


    I am not member of the AMOC, as David says “Full access to all areas is only available to AMOC members”. I am only registered to the AMOC forum. There I can not see what you seem to see. Can you email me some screenprints?

    30 May 2012 at 18:03 #49297

    Peter, I think the child boards (“technical forums”) are accessible only to AMOC members, as this quote suggests

    “The Members areas include:

    ?Members Only Forums: Technical Forums and Idling
    ?The AMOC Online Shop
    ?AMOC Reports
    ?Spares Directory
    ?The AMOCrypha, an Aston Martin Wiki: For sharing a wealth of technical information (under construction)
    ?My Aston Martin Log: For keeping a web log (a pictorial and maintenance/restoration/racing record of your Aston Martin(s)). (under construction)”

    31 May 2012 at 17:38 #49300

    Peter good evening,

    Thank you, very very much for starting the changes to this excellent forum, I am sure many other users will be delighted.

    I think it is a good choice that you started with the Rapide area.

    Kind regards


    Peter S30
    31 May 2012 at 19:07 #49306

    Hi All,

    as you see I started to crate new subforums (for the DB Rapide and V8 section so far because there is much activity at the moment). By the way you see if only two are working on their cars and using the forum for discussion it creates a huge knowledge base ! Where are more prewar Lagonda blogers?

    I also started to move posts in the new subforums when it was clear where they belong to. There are some where I am not sure where to put or whether to create more subforums or to leave them where they are.

    The more specific you are with creating new topics the clearer it will be to find something later. If you think your new topic does not fit to any subforum, you can still put it under “Engine” or “Other” directly. Again: please avoid to add your question to the last discussed topic if it does not fit. Better create a new topic.

    Let me know how you like the new subforums

    N Hall
    10 January 2024 at 22:14 #66085

    Hello Forum!  I’ve had an enquiry from Clifford Walmsley – in Cape Town I think, lucky man-asking what’s happened to the Forum, so I suppose he can’t acces it.  Any ideas? Clifford was a long standing member- I bought my 3 litre saloon from him ages ago.   Nigel Hall, Northern Sec.

    D C W Humphreys
    10 January 2024 at 22:50 #66086

    If he was a member of the old forum I think that his password etc should still work with this one…. however if not, if you send him a link to this forum, he should be able to register/re register. He does not need to be a member of the club to access and use the forum (but he will need to be registered on the forum).

    If he has any problems just ask him to email me at [email protected]

    David Warr
    22 January 2024 at 13:05 #66773


    David Warr

    Hello Forum,

    Im not sure if this subject has been dealt with before but I need some advice on replacement clutch options.

    I have a stunning three litre  Lagonda 1933 tourer which suddenly developed clutch issue. I actually  lost traction ( clutch burning smell of fish) and came to a stop on a very nasty bend near Ledbury, Herefordshire; luckily a very kind local lorry mechanic came to my aid with his breakdown wagon and got us home.

    My question is, Im assuming the clutch needs replacing, what is the forum opinion on using the more expensive Borgan Beck assemble compared with replacing it with original again.

    Unfortunately Im not a mechanic  and will obviously use a Lagonda specialist to carry out the replacement.

    Any thoughts or help would be appreciated

    Len Cozzolino
    22 January 2024 at 22:35 #66776

    Hi David,

    There is no doubt that the modern replacement is a more useable set up. The trouble with the original Lagonda clutch is that it gets white hot if you slip the clutch and thus it destroys it. You cannot ride the clutch as you can a modern car or the replacement Borgan Beck clutch.

    However, I would stick with the original simply because it is original.  Correctly set up it will give good service and a long life provided you remember never to rider or slip the clutch in use.  The Club sell both the drive plate and friction discs/rivets.  It is an easy job to replace these.

    That said the modern clutch has been designed so tht you can return it to the original Lagonda clutch arrangement.


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