Crossley "Regis" Specification (As shown in the Instruction Manual):
This information is taken from the Regis Instruction Manual.
(With additional information from period Road Tests and related material.)
WARNING: See end of this Section about warning for use of remote oil filters. (25th Fenruary 2013.)
Engine: 9.8hp, 4 cyl. 12.9hp, 6 cyl.
No. of cylinders 4 (MC type) 6 (JM & JMC type)
RAC Treasury Rating 9.8hp 12.95hp
Bore 63mm 59mm (63mm JMC-type)
Stroke 90mm 90mm (100mm JMC-type)
Cubic capacity 1122cc 1476cc (1640cc JMC-type)
Brake Horse Power 34 @ 4,500rpm 42 @ 4,500rpm
48 @ 4.500rpm (JMC-type)
Compression ratio 6:1 6.2
Valves - inlet OHV OHV
Valves - exhaust Side Side
Firing order 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199.2.4
Crankshaft - No. of bearings 3 4
Ignition control Lever on Steering column As 4 cylinder.
Ignition type Coil Coil
Ignition Points 0.012 – 15” 0.012 – 15” (Open at 8 degrees (0.644" or 5/8" approx) BTDC.
Spark Plugs 0.015” 0.015”
Points – 400415 (4 cyl), Rotor Arm – 400052 (4 cyl), Condenser – 400308, Distributor Cap – 400135 (4 cyl),
Distributor - DK4A.J.O (4 cyl), Spark Plugs: NGK AB6 suggested. These are 18mm but have a 14mm plug spanner size.
NOTE: Settings for plugs and timing may need to be amended to suit modern petrols that burn faster than the older types. Ignition timing may benefit from being advanced. Possibly spark plugs may be able to be opened up to 0.025” In the case of Runbaken coils, it is advised to open plug gaps to 32 – 35 thou”.
Suggested modern plugs are: NGK 2910 AB-6. These are 18mm plugs but have a "normal" 14mm hexagon for fitting and removing the plugs.
Valve clearance (Hot) 006" .006"
Normal working water temp: 170F to 180F
Oil pressure, Normal running temp: 40 psi.
Valve timing: Inlet opens: 10 degrees (0.807” or 13/16”) BTDC
Inlet closes: 50 degrees (4.035” or 41/32”) ABDC
Exhaust opens: 50 degrees (4.035” or 41/32”) BBDC
Exhaust closes: 10 degrees (0.807” or 13/16”) ATDC
Carburetters: SU or Solex Type HG Zenith Type 34 VIM (Single) 12 hp. NOTE: Other types were also used.
Zenith 30 VEH G (Twin) 12 hp. NOTE: Official replacement for Zenith is 30 VIG 5. Zenith 30 VEH G (53) B 10 hp.
Zenith info confirmed from Zenith Service books.
Fuel Supply: SU electric pump (Type L) 10 & 12 hp cars.
Note: The cars were sold as "10" and "12" horsepower in the UK but in Australia, the "12" was known as the "13" horsepower, presumably to increase its sales chances in a Country where large horsepower cars are the norm. It was also advertised as the 13/65 although the “65” if referring to horsepower, was somewhat optimistic if based on UK calculations. Cars were generally bodied by local builders in Australia due to trade restrictions and high import duties for complete, imported, vehicles. PEC.
TRANSMISSION: 10 & 12 hp.
Type of clutch Newton automatic centrifugal.
Type of gearbox ENV Type 75 - epicyclic, preselective, self-changing.(Wilson Patents) Lubrication: Use Castrol PSGE oil or a straight SAE 30 or 40 oil. NOTE: Castrol Oils, UK state that Castrol TQD is the same as PSGE oil.
No. of forward speeds 4
Type Semi floating Rear axle oil: Castrol D140 or Hypoy 90.
Drive Spiral bevel
Semi elliptic springs: 7 leaves 1.1/2” wide, 3/16” thick. Top leaf: 33.1/4” long.
Axle beam Special steel "H" section. Hub bearing clearance - 0.002 - 0.006"
Semi elliptic springs: 6 leaves (10hp), 7 leaves (12hp) 1.1/2” wide, 3/16” thick. Top leaf: 43” long.
Type Bendix self-energising 10" diameter drums. Shoes 1 ½” wide, 5/32” thick. (Linings: C CS/32/1)
Relacement shoes: GB 15235.
Foot pedal Acts on all four wheels.
Hand brake Acts on all four wheels via sliding link on brake cross shaft.
Type Worm and nut. Oil: Castrol D140.
Turning circle 40' 9"
Track: 3/16" toe in.
WHEELS & TYRES:
Bolt-on wire with backing plate. Outer cover with Ace chrome disc and nut. Australian cars had Ten type centre disc without full inner or outer disc.
Spare wheel mounted on boot lid with metal cover. Transfer at top showed type of car: “Crossley Ten 4” or Crossley Twelve 6.”
Australian cars had vinyl cover with “Crossley” script name at top.
Tyres: 5.50 X 16 Extra low pressure.
Pressures: Front: 22psi.
Note: It has been found that 24/26psi are sufficient in rear tyres unless the car is fully loaded or carrying a large weight in the boot.
Overall length 14’.11”
Wheelbase 9' 1/2"
Track 4' 0"
Overall width 5' 2"
Weight: 10hp - 22cwt, 3qr, 17lb. 12hp - 24cwt, 2qr, 27lb.
LIGHTING AND STARTING EQUIPMENT:
Battery: 2 x 6 volt Lucas.
Control Box: CJR 3 (Replaced by RJF 91 /L2 337910.)
Distributor: Lucas DK4A-J.O Lucas DLQ6A. X17
Dynamo: Lucas C45A.J.1 Lucas C45A.J4-O (Charge at 8 amps at 30mph.)
Starter Motor: Lucas M35A-O.J-2 Lucas M418A-3.J4-O
Starter Solenoid: Lucas ST 950. Lucas ST 950
Steering column switch: Lucas SLC2 Lucas SLC2
Engine sump: 7 pints (4 Cyl) 9 pints (6 Cyl)
Oil Filter: Nil 1 pint. (Six cyl only, Filter not fitted to four cyl car.)
Gearbox: 4 pints.
Steering Box: 1 pint.
Rear Axle: 5 pints.
Engine and Radiator: 3.1/4 gall 3.1/2 gall.
Petrol Tank: 7 galls. 7 galls.
WARNING RE-REMOTE OIL FILTERS.
The Regis featured in this website is a four cylinder car without an oil filter. The car is used in Australia where there is a large amount of dust and sand when operating on un-made roads. To this end, an oil filter was fitted and the engine modified to provide two outlets for remote links to a filter housing fitted to the car's bulkhead. (In this case, the front of the nearside tool box.) The fllexible links to and from the filter do look rather "hot-roddish" but are a very practical application!
The car has operated satisfactorily although the filters have not always been leak-proof and some have been loose on the housing and had to be replaced. However, on checking this problem, it was found that the thread on the remote filter housing is 3/4" UNF (16 tpi) and whilst this is a popular fitting, the filters being used were 20mm thread and were loose on the housing thread until hard against the sealing base.
If you buy a car and use the correct filter, the threads are, of course, correct. However, using a remote unit where the filter is chosen for its size, relative to the engine in the car, then it is possible to have an incompatible thread - as I have. I have now started using the Ford Falcon filter, Z9 which is the correct 3/4"UNF thread and this is a far more secure fit on the thread.
The use of a remote filter in such conditions is to be recommended but please ensure the filter and housing threads are the same. I assumed this problem was due to sloppy production and tolerance in the threads and only when a more serious check was made did the full reason become apparent. My Thanks to Neil of Myall Engineering at Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia for his expertise with the threads on this unit!