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by peter_winney
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Gearbox numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Gearbox numbers

Pic to illustrate the small gears (also the gunge that can mess up a gearbox)

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by peter_winney
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Gearbox numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Gearbox numbers

Jasper wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Gear changing can be a bit hit or miss with a bit of crunching!! Sometimes its fine and sometimes I wince a bit!!
Avoid hurried gear changes and don't force the lever - give the ancient mechanism time to work.
by peter_winney
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Gearbox numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Gearbox numbers

Jasper It is possible that SYN6769A is the original gearbox for the car. If so it will have synchromesh only on 3rd and Top and not on 2nd. These boxes were fitted to chrome-rad cars from Aug '33 to July '34. They were an interim quick fix so Austin could claim "synchromesh" boxes across the range. ...
by peter_winney
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Indicators

On the late '33 early '34 Ten (and open cars to 1935) the illuminating box trafficators were fitted on each side of the scuttle. There the driver could see if they were working or not, even if other road users could not always see them. The white cabriolet on the Home page has extended brackets to m...
by peter_winney
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Indicators

In the UK all cars first used on or after 1 January 1936 must have working direction indicators. For cars first used after 1 September 1965 they must be flashing indicators. For safety in modern traffic it is a good idea to have orange flashing indicators as they are known & understood by other othe...
by peter_winney
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 12v 0r 6v
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: 12v 0r 6v

The change from 6v to 12v coincided with the change to X-chassis in July '33 @ G21000. The dashboard & instruments are an easy-to-see indication 6v Ten has wooden dash with Lucas twin switch with ammeter & ignition light combined prominent in centre 6-volt-dash.jpg 12v Ten has metal dash with single...
by peter_winney
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Facebook Down
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Facebook Down

Hit national TV news.
Now back up again (5th)
by peter_winney
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Facebook Down
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Facebook Down

Facebook is DOWN - 4th October 2021 @ 18-10 and that is why the link from ATDC to the Austin Ten FB page is not working at present

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 32071.html
by peter_winney
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Bumper
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Bumper

Bumpers on 1933 Tens are twin-blade - across full width of car at front and as quarter bumpers at rear (including saloons) - and chromium plated. There was a subtle change in style on or about Aug '33 when the X-frame 12v model was introduced. The '32 and '33 cars had fluted bumpers with a horizonta...
by peter_winney
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Book
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Book

The most widely available book is Pitman's Book of the Austin 10 edited by Staton Abbey which is a handbook for the driver and includes stuff on routine servicing and maintenance within the capabilities of the average owner. It was published well into the 1950s and broadly covers all Austin 10 models