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by Old Bertie
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON

First problem which is easy to resolve is the driving technique. You cannot "ride" the clutch fitted to Austin cars during this period in the same way that you can "ride" the clutch of a modern car. These cork faced clutches are either in or out there is no half way house so as a first action consid...
by Old Bertie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: January 2021 Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: January 2021 Magazine

Peter, would it be possible to put me in touch with Mike Kelly concerning his Electrified Austin cars. I had an on line technical discussion with him about 12 months ago when he was building his A7E but I have lost his contact. I know he received some pretty awful and quite unacceptably nasty commen...
by Old Bertie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 ten, valve grind
Replies: 51
Views: 21720

Re: 1933 ten, valve grind

My understanding was that Leaded Petrol was not available in the UK before 1940 when it was first imported from the USA in small volumes. If this is correct then our Austin 10 side valve engines were designed to run on what we now call unleaded petrol because that is all there was and there is no ne...
by Old Bertie
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Andre Hartford Dampers
Replies: 5
Views: 10573

Re: Andre Hartford Dampers

Sorry about the delay in this conversation but ill-health intervened (Not the virus thank goodness) and I have only just now finished repairs to the dampers on my January 1935 Lichfield the results of which may interest some readers. My 10/4 was originally fitted with Andre-Hartford type 503 frictio...
by Old Bertie
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Running Board covers
Replies: 4
Views: 3418

Running Board covers

Austin 10/4 Lichfield: Some time ago I saw some rubber or possibly fibreglass covers for a Lichfield running board advertised. I think it was in Northern Ireland. The covers on my car are now reaching a stage where they can no longer be patched up. The boards underneath are in good condition but the...
by Old Bertie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Scratched Windscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 6483

Re: Scratched Windscreen

Thanks Ted, was your local windscreen company one of a national chain and can you remember their name? I have tried the local/ national company windscreen replacement depots in my area of North East Essex and none of them want to know. Even the company recommended by my insurance Company (RH) did no...
by Old Bertie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Scratched Windscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 6483

Scratched Windscreen

I have a scratch in the windscreen or my February 1935 Austin 10 Lichfield. The scratch is not in my field of vision and has been there for many years before I became the owner of the car. It was probably caused by the windscreen wiper being operated with a perished blade rubber. My car must be one ...
by Old Bertie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Andre Hartford Dampers
Replies: 5
Views: 10573

Re: Andre Hartford Dampers

My car was first registered in February 1935. My question was are the arms on the friction dampers the same length and if they are what is the correct length. The ones fitted to my car sometime in the past are different on either side of the car. Can somebody out there take 5 minutes to measure the ...
by Old Bertie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Andre Hartford Dampers
Replies: 5
Views: 10573

Andre Hartford Dampers

The rear axle on my 1935 Austin 10 Lichfield has Andre Hartford dampers 502 fitted. I have no idea if this is correct as the front axle dampers were replaced by Rotoflex units in the mid 1950's and I don't know what was fitted previously. Also on the A/H dampers on the rear have different arm length...