This collection of information has been given to the Frisky Register from time to time use it at your own risk If you can add advice or information to this , or find info listed that may no longer be correct please let me know so I can correct it.
Section 1 - FriskySport Villiers 3T SFR
(Coupe overlaps this and Section 2 Family Three info)
Steering wheel as Reliant Regal, (check splines fit)
Steering bushes (F3) Silentblock E1072
Steering box as Austin A40 Mk 1 & 2
Lights / Electrics
Head lights Early Splits had 7” Wipac head lights backed by White rubber build up molding.
Headlight bowl painted RAL 7005 Industrial Grey to suit 7 inch Wipac small bowl
Light unit 7" Twin WIPAC Light/Lens/Headlamp/Lamp RHD W15 5W 7368 118/7uk Classic/Fog/Head
Later cars fitted with 7” Lucas as Mini ,reliant, A35 etc., type Lucas L700
(Try Morris Minor/mini dealers)
Light switch Light switch Wipac Should have four positions CO - Off - L - H and a white knob.
A similar Wipac switch is part no 026291. Its similar but this has only three positions S – off – H and requires a separate dip switch
Wipac Headlight rim As BSA Norton Triumph 7" Wipac headlamp rim SO925
try www.jkhirst.co.uk 01274 480388
Flasher unit 1958 35012A, 1959/60 35024A Lucas
Electronic Flasher Unit – This is an electronic device with an electric pulsating output
for automotive use with a rated voltage of 12V – 10W to 200W – 4 pin base configuration
with bulb failure warning Part Number MT20-012540 It is important that the flasher unit
used should flash one bulb only, most modern units flash three bulbs!
Indicator switch As Early Mk1 Scootacar both short and long stems were used.( rare)
If you discover the make -- please let me know, any clues????
Wiper Switch Original supplied with the PMG wiper unit. For switch try
parts no 7-599 switch The Knob on this one is white originals were black.
Indicator lights Side fixing, just behind the doors, Wipac “D shaped, round fronted” amber lights
Number plate light Sparto (similar to Lucas) Takes 3 Bulbs only center one required
Stop tail lights Wipac “D shaped” flat fronted with horizontal bulb combined Stop/tail light.
(vertical bulb as per BSA Bantam rear D light not correct)
Indicator lights (side mounted rear of door), and stop and tail lights fitted only on Sports
(and a couple of early Coupes) were Wipac pattern [ series 146 dual filament]
with the tail of the bulb going horizontaly into the body work.
Current reproductions [type S4466 &S4467] are Flat back “BSA Bantam type”
with a vertical bulb and do not fit
Horn push Horn Push (side dash) model HP19 76205D
HF1849 part no 70141B lucas
located under off side top of dash near door pillar
Vehicle wiring products, stock the small horn push button , ref no. 48575
Keys Have a look on http://www.messerschmitt.nl/home.html
Warning Lights Wipac type Blue Head Light
(Deep set lens) Green Neutral
These warning lights were used in 1960’s Volvos as an oil pressure warning light
Dash warning bulbs lucas LLB281 Ba7s 12v 2W warning / panel light bulb
The dash lamp bulbs are 12v 2w. They are still readily available in
the UK. Look on ebay Auto Electrical Spares:
Ignition system black box as Messerschmitt
Ignition key unit, Reversible type push in to operate reverse,
(as Nobel, Bond etc) (for Siba Dynastart)
Coils These small coils are used on many British classic bikes
and are readily available. If you search on E-Bay for
' Classic motorcycle coil 12v' then you will find some.
Wiper Motor IWF 0145 series motor original PMG Thorpe Ltd Yealdon Yorks
Only one blade is fitted, that being on the drivers side
WindscreenWiper (1) Adjustable wiper arm 7.2mm
Top hat spline drive bobbin, 6mm ID
Wiper Blade 11” x 7.2mm
Overall working length 13.5 inches
Ring Derek at Telescopic trading 01225 766800
(See suppliers section for address)
Windscreen wiper (2) “thin” spindle as on early mini, small hole
Dave , 02380 813074 wiper blades & motors
Speedos 2.5inch Smiths Clockwise sweep 10 to 80 mph
1590 gear box drive
Battery A standard car battery is too wide, needs a narrow battery,
13cm wide x 22cm long x 20cm high to top of terminals.
Try ride on mower battery from garden machine dealer.
NOTE Any taller battery on the Sport can be shorted out
by the hood frame when put down, check carefully!
Brakes & Wheels
General comment - The Sport rear hubs were a mass produced item off the shelf in 1958.
but the brake linings were an odd size because MIRA upon testing the brakes
said they were excessive so they cut down the lining area to reduce the friction
Wheels Made by Rubery Owen, 10inch as Bond Mk G, and Lightburn Zeta
Drums Lockheed Hydraulic 7 inch
Rear Drums for Sport were a mass produced item available at the time
(not yet identified)
(Tip -Google "Hale Brake Drums " and don't click on UK only you will find
there is a trailer manufacture which sounded a good lead but not in this country.)
Shoes rear – Lockheed 29728 M11
Front LB 3067 DC 202, Rear 3068 DC 202
Also Mintex MRL2 compares with LB68 (info off an empty Mintex brake pads box)
Brake linings Mintex M11 & 2 x 1.25" friction lining area 50.6 sq inches
Bleed screws BMC part 3H 2428
Pedals mark 1 mini clutch and brake rubbers fit the frisky pedals
Brake Cylinder Sport rear has a single brake cylinder on off side only,
Lockheed HDA9 33910/C 7/8” bore sliding type incorporating the hand brake,
pattern replacement (3/4” bore)available from Oldbury Morris Minor center
0121 544 5522 ref RBK106A
Front Cylinders Front Brake cylinders as pre 1962 Morris Minor
Brake cylinder Replacement parts Mini Mk1 KL71535
Cylinders Lockheed Front 35000 RH , 35001 LH kit KL71496
Rear 34577 LH & RH kitKL71506
(Morris Minor 1958 Series)
Master Cylinder Lockheed 95292 (kitKL71571)also 91622 (3872) 3/4" fits with brakehose BH120
Best bet as Wolseley 1500, Part No 95415 lockheed same as Scootacar
Hand brake F3 Mk2. try Ford popular 100/107E 1958
Tyres Original Goodyear All Weather
Size 4.40 x 10
(Do not fit Mini tyres !! there is not enough room under the wheel arches for the wheels to turn / steer)
. Try excelsior tyres 4.40 x 10 506642 CE2 K1 white wall
These are slightly smaller in diameter compared to the Trelleborg ones.
The surface looks a little more round, rather than the flat Trelleborg.
Clearance between tyre and body is much improved.
Available new Swedish-Trelleborg T690 4.40-10 (google for it)
Try Tony Etheridge Tyres 01923 231699
Goggomobile use this tyre.
The Bond also used the same wheels etc Try their Club
Michelin 4.40 x 10 original
Front 19psi rear 17psi
Hub Caps Chrome The same hubcaps were fitted to Bond MkG .Nobel 200. Lightburn Zeta.
They were made by Arden Continental Car Acc Co ltd Birmingham Tel 01217064254
Wheel Trims & Spinners from Arden, Originals had 45 slots,
Grant Kearny has had a batch made complete with the Spinners
Front suspension The Dubonnet type was made specially for FriskySport
(and also used later in F3-Mk2) and is not as far as I know used in any other car.
Suspension units try Davmac Spares Ltd of Nottingham (Tel 0115970 3222)
also As the shock absorbers were also used on motorcycles of the time,
You could try Hagon Shocks (http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/)
for shock absorbers they provide very good service.
They seem to understand old machines and were very good at changing bushes etc.
to suit what is wanted, even with out a part number to work with.
If you have an Armstrong part number that would
make it a whole lot easier (please let me know JM)
Steering Ball joints The steering ball joints, are non adjustable and as far as I can discover,
were specially made for the F3 , no substitutes yet found. -----sorry!
Chassis Body mounting bolts on top of rear outriggers are set at 62cm centers.
Main bearings 2 off bearing type XLS2 modern equivalent XLJ2
approx os dia 85mm in dia 50mm (2inches) try on line
Rear sprocket 42 teeth sprocket with the Villiers 3T
Chain Case lubrication Tip- Drill a ?” hole in the top of the rear guard (The C’section)
so that you can spray chain lube onto the chain without disconnecting
the gaiter. Use a blanking rubber grommet to seal the hole.
Speedo Smiths SN 3103 / 7 1530 2.5 inch ( also used in Reliant)
0 to 80 clockwise sweep
Austin 7 speedo / cable fits some models ( yellow line at 30mph)
Body work & windows
Front windscreen- as Reliant Sabra Sports Car
Now available via the Frisky Register
Windsreen rubber try www.coh-baines.co.uk,
click catalogue go to page 82 & 83
Door Handles Reliant Van rear doors
Early mini and also Peel P50’s
Inside 3.75” long
Exterior 3” long
Locks 3 1/2 x 2”
Try www.europaspares.com/BRIGHTWORK/HANDLES_and_LOCKS/ part no BSDHL (keyed) BSDHS (no key)
Bumpers UK Sports only had over riders either side of the number plate front
and rear, no bumpers. Some export LHD Sports (only) had Bumpers
etc as the Frisky Coupe pictures in some export
sales literature show this (no overiders)
Over riders Frisky Sport as per 1955 Ford popular,
Try www.smallfordspares.co.uk E49A-17996-B upright pattern
Body mountings Same as Ford Escort body Mountings No 76038
(But you will need new bolts to fit the Ford thread, not a problem)
try www.smallfordspares.co.uk Y-6038 - engine mount
Bolt heads on rear out riggers chrome with domed top as they are on view
Fuel tap Replacement corks can be found at www.silverfoxtractorspares.co
also on ebay as Fuel tap cork seat ebayer silverfox8408
Fuel tank neck rubber 56mm outside diameter 48mm internal from Paul Beck at small Ford Spares
Paint colours Not Sport but as listed in 1961 Frisky Prince press release
Frisky Red, EP7064, Pale Blue, EP7072, White EP3233,
Primrose pale EP3480, Yellow Bright EP7003
Paint Green The green of the original batch of split rear Frisky Sports was called
“TURK GREEN” (modern equivalent may be RAL 6034 Pastel turquoise
or 6027 turkish green , but this is yet to be confirmed)
(RAL Siegburger Strabe 39 53757 Sankt Augustin Germany)
email RAL-Colours@RAL.de www.RAL-Colours.de
Seat material For Grey FS try 0500687, KB BLM/K/RP, Colour code
Grey 7453, Design Stag, stock item / prod code 0583 5,
Seat recovering see contact section
Floor covering Original was Hardura (?) a hard vinyl type backed with horse hair
Door Hinges (note they are handed) were used on cab doors of buses coaches etc
but no longer available new. But you can get replacement ball bolt and spring
that are normally enough to rebuild worn hinges
Try David Jones [davidjones@Carlyleplc.co.uk] www.carlylepic.co.uk
Parts 43.025 pin 51mm, 43.006 pin 58mm, 43.005 ball, 43.009 lock tab,
43.011 spring, 43.0101 nut
Rear Hood retainers 2 off As 1958 MGA try The MGB Hive
Marshalls Bank,Parson Drove,Wisbech,Cambs.PE13 4JE 01945 700500
Also Austin Healy 100 – a Wilmot Bredon part
Body plate/number Not used on Sport,( on Family 3 only)
Chassis No stamped direct on to the Mounting bracket upright face
for the NS radius Arm, next to engine.,
normally under several layers of paint , tread carefully! ,
Rear Grill mesh theonlineshop09 on ebay Aluminium Racing grill mesh lightweight
EngineVilliers 3T-SFR S = self starter F = + Fan cooled R = + reverse
Engine sprockets 18 tooth Gives extra 5 / 10 mph (24teeth on my 3T)
16 tooth Standard
Final drive 16 tooth stamped e10637
Clutch basket 43 tooth
Rear axle ? TBA
Air Cleaner Early Sport Oblong as A30 / 35
Others round as Villiers industrial engines,
try lawn mower repair shops
Exaust box size 9" x 7" x 3.5"
(original with center bolt could be dismantled for cleaning)
Spark Plugs Champion L81
Petrol tap ENOTS 14D (two way, incorporates main / off / reserve)
can be obtained from the Isetta Owners Club as they remanufactured them
(Check before purchase the main body is similar but not the operating lever
but I believe they can be made to do a job if not totally identical)
For spare parts, corks etc try David Tadman at www.bromleybubble.com
Drive Chain 428 Chain ?? from m/c shop The final drive chain is a 1/2"/13mm pitch
and has 84 links. Info from the 1959 Reynolds chain catalogue
Villiers 3T 325 1957/58 P 110038 60 R 110046 84
Excelsior 244 1959/60 P 114038 70 R 110046 86
Info of my Sport's Chain
Length (excluding the joining link) 44.5 inches
No of links (excluding the joining link) 87
Marking on chain RK 428
Drive chain gaiter LOCKHEED J6698 J(E)4 Limited quantity remade contact FR
Lubricating Oils Chaincase oils must be Straight (SAE).
Synthetics, Semi Synthetic or Hypoids must not be used
Hypoid damages clutches.
Use SAE30 in the gearbox and SAE 20 in the chaincase but
since availability is getting more difficult SAE 30 can be used in both.
Petroil - Petrol / oil ratios
History Circa 1958 / 1960’s
Original 3T engine books state – using petrol and SAE30 oil
16 to 1 Running in first 500miles
20 to 1 there after
Meadows Frisky Sport manual says
20 to 1 Running in
24 to 1 thereafter
Alt if using premix oil
16 to 1
Advise from Villiers Services Wolverhampton www.villiersservices.co.uk/index.htm
Villiers Services say
All the old recommendations are now well out of touch due to the advance in oils available
Forget SAE30 as a mixer
They use a “Good quality” standard two stroke oil, suitable for use where the
oil and petrol are premixed in the tank prior to use
[Do not use oils designed for automatic oil injection systems, as on modern engines,
where there is a possibility of the oil separating out later in the tank ]
Mix at a ratio of between 25 to 1 and 35 to 1., [say around 30 to 1]
They run Villiers 2T and 3T powered bikes at this level with no trouble and have stretched
it as far as 60 to1 in an extreme case with no seizing
The use of fully synthetic 2 stroke oil will stop “blue smoke”
You use this information at your own risk. –
monitor the results to identify the best ratio for your engine,
Feed back would be useful please for other owners to benefit from.
FriskySport script name badge originally made by J Fray Ltd BS1004 – 1236
(now out of business)
A small batch have been produced in April 2011 and may still be
available contact me for details
Villiers 3T Cyl head bolts Torque 220lb/inch, 18lb / ft, 25NM
Hub caps etc Arden Continental Car Accessory Co Ltd
427 Warwick Road
Paul Hipwell 0121 706 5471
Manufacturers of hub caps, rim trims, headlight rims.
All things Villiers Villiers Services
No.3 Merry Hill,
P: 01384 265797 F: 01384 76
Plating Prestige Plating, Mexborough, Doncaster, South Yorks
Tel 01709 577004
Brakes Power Track Windsor 01753 842680
Mostly all classic brake parts
Lockheed Past Parts Bury St Edmunds
Control cables Venhill Cables Dorking
New from old pattern try reported as brilliant service.
Engine Mounts www.smallford spares.co.uk tel 01692 650455
Part No YE6038 Ford Prefect engine mounts £11 each
Roof Interior www.frost.co.uk
They supply a range of flocking kits Try
Soda Blasting Classic Soda Blasting
4 Pinfold Lane
01529 240003/ 07761 997776
Seats Recovering Rhona Bell 01702 201676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
a fellow microcar enthusiast & Recommended by other Frisky owners.
Door Furniture www.europaspares.com/BRIGHTWORK/HANDLES_and_LOCKS/
Windsreen rubber www.coh-baines.co.uk, click catalogue go to page 82 & 83
Windscreens Now available from The Frisky Register
Wipac spares Help!!!! suppliers wanted
Wiperblades/motors Try Dave , 02380 813074
Wiper parts & Telescopics Telescopic Trading Derek 01225 766800
202 Chantry Gardens Southwick
Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 9QX
As I said this is a collection of information passed on to me over the years by
Frisky restorers who thought their info may be of use, to those of you about to
“tread the Frisky path”.
My thanks on behalf of Frisky owners every where go to….
Martin Keane, Gordon Higglet, Rodney Bishop, Brian Shaw
Malcolm Thomas Keith Dennison Grant Kearney Ray Dilks
Richard Dolding Gary Wiedner Jon Pelling Tony Searle
Hans Bodewes Malcolm Dudley Mark Green Malcolm McKay
(and I apologise to all the others I am bound to have missed out!)
H J Meadows
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