Technical Advice

The Club is the leading source of technical support and advice for  Austin motor cars and vans of 10hp to 28 hp manufactured between 1931 and 1939.

Our Technical Officers are recognised as the experts in this field and provide advice exclusively to ATDC members.  Contact details for advice are published in the Club magazine or in the members area of the web site.

Our Technical team  have prepared a number of Fact Sheets and Guides that are available to members to provide assistance on many aspects of maintaining and restoring these vehicles.

Current topics covered (Feb 2022) are:

ATDC – TECHNICAL SHEETS ONLINE
Safety Check Sheets
Pt 1 Running Gear
Pt 2 Lighting
Pt 3 Chassis & Body
Technical Fact Sheets
00 – Sunshine Roofs – early cars 1932 - 36
01 – Brakes – early types 1931-34 & 1934-36
02 – Rear axle oil seals
03 – Brakes late type Girling 1936-46
04 – Lights – including options to improve
05 – Fuel Tank & sender unit
06 – Headlining (fitting)
07 – Trafficators & Horn
08 – Flashing Indicators – options for fitting
09 – Oils – engine, gearbox & back axle
10 – Oil Pump & Oil Pressure
11 – Anti Freeze – including coolant capacities
13 – Fuel
14 – Two-brush Dynamo and Voltage Regulator
15 – Cylinder Heads
16 – Steering Tracking
17 – Steering King Pins – early cars 1931-36
18 – Steering King Pins – later cars 1936-39
19 – Fuel Pumps
20 – Ignition Warning Light
21 – Brake Lights
22 – Wheels & Tyres – early cars 1931-36
23 – Wheels & Tyres – later cars 1936-39
24 – Front Wheel Bearings
25 - Dampers – Friction shock absorbers 1931-35
26 – Dampers – Vane-type hydraulic 1935-38
27 – Electrical Batteries
28 – Starter Solenoids
29 – Ignition problems
30 – Distributors
31 – Windscreen Wipers – 1931-36
32 – Front Springs
33 – Windscreen Wipers – 1936-39
34 – Running In
35 – Minor Body Repairs
36 – Radiators flat rad - repair & replacement – 1931-34
37 – Radiators cowled rad - repair & replacement – 1934-39
38 – Carburettors – early cars
39 – Carburettors – later cars
40 – Engine removal – 1931-36
41 – Engine removal – 1936-39
42 – Core plugs
43 – Steering Boxes
44 - Pistons
45 – Clutches
46 – Wheel Studs

Informal advice is also available to members via our forums and local member groups.

 
 
 
 
 
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