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by Rod
Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: The Austin Service Journal Vol 1 1928
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: The Austin Service Journal Vol 1 1928

Hi Graeme, I know Denis Le Cren donated/sold a full set of the Austin service Journals to the NZ VAR back in 2016, his for sale advertisement in the club mag for Dec 2015 says "Set of original Austin Service Journals in 23 Volumes covering all models". I assume you've been in touch with the archivis...
by Rod
Mon Oct 30, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 9817

Re: Seats

Just my two bobsworth Mike, if you're talking about the coil springs and wiggly wire type in a steel frame (I've seen them called 'spring cases')there are a few suppliers who make them up for more exotic cars (like Austin Healey 3000s/XK 140 Jaguars) who seem to be able to source the components, may...
by Rod
Mon Oct 30, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Grease nipples
Replies: 7
Views: 11589

Re: Grease nipples

If the club can't supply for whatever reason Mike, they're 99.9% likely to be BSF thread.
If you're lucky your local engineering consumables supplier might have some he wants to get rid of at a nominal price
by Rod
Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Grille badge
Replies: 17
Views: 27836

Re: Grille badge

Instead of a casting, if originality/Concours status isn’t an imperative, why not Laser/water jet cut the script from plate, and alter the threaded boss & screw securing configuration to a threaded stud (Loctited into the script), a loose spacer bushing and a nyloc nut?
by Rod
Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Water
Replies: 9
Views: 17409

Re: Water

Use a *very* small amount of fine valve grinding paste (or Brasso), Mike and lightly lap them in. Caution advised because you're lapping tapers and its easy to overdo it, to the extent that the plug sticks through the tap body too far and then you'll have other problems (don't ask...).
by Rod
Sat Aug 26, 2023 12:59 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Boot lid lock.
Replies: 4
Views: 12943

Re: Boot lid lock.

If you haven’t done so already try dribbling penetrant down the clearance between the lock tongue and the lock casing so it runs down straight onto the square bar and hopefully gravity takes where it needs to go? On my car there’s plenty of clearance there to shine a torch down and check your aim
by Rod
Thu Aug 24, 2023 2:56 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Boot lid lock.
Replies: 4
Views: 12943

Re: Boot lid lock.

Hi Roy, if your Windsor latch is the same arrangement as my contemporary Goodwood, the tee handle has a length of square bar on the end which fits into a matching square socket on the latch mechanism in the boot lid. It is a friction fit in the socket and often is seized in by corrosion. The only th...
by Rod
Mon Aug 21, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Petrol tank sender
Replies: 10
Views: 23136

Re: Petrol tank sender

I'm pretty sure that there are the correct sender unit resistance values published somewhere on one of the Austin sites, Mike. One thing to watch is somewhere along the line with Smiths units, the resistance characteristic changed from low fuel level = high R, high fuel level = low R to the reverse ...
by Rod
Fri Aug 18, 2023 11:42 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Petrol tank sender
Replies: 10
Views: 23136

Re: Petrol tank sender

Hello again, I assume the arm is missing from your sender? If no-one comes to your rescue, you might have to do it the hard way by measuring the distance from the float arm pivot point and the bottom of the tank and either using trigonometry/scale drawing or a mock up on the work bench to decide wha...
by Rod
Fri Aug 18, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Cambridge
Replies: 17
Views: 23090

Re: Cambridge

Good to hear, thanks for the feedback!