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by peter_winney
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 10/4 Brake lights
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: 1933 10/4 Brake lights

All Austin 10s had a brake light from 1932 when the model was introduced. The switch fitted on the chassis is operated by a spring attached to the mechanical brakes. Tens only had trafficators as standard from August 1933 when the model changed to 12v electrics and X-braced chassis frame. On chrome-...
by peter_winney
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Clutch adjustment

Old Bertie wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:56 am
.... but then the pedal securing bolt should be loosened so the pedal lines up with the brake pedal.
That is not possible because the shaft on the pedal has a cut out where the clamp pin goes thru' The clutch pedal on the Ten is nearer to the floor and has less travel than the brake pedal.
by peter_winney
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Clutch adjustment

Colin The Pitman's Book of the Austin Ten by Staton Abbey says:- The adjustment should be such as to allow at least 3/8 in. free movement of the clutch pedal It goes on say:- To adjust the pedal movement, first put a tommy bar into the hole in the clutch operating shaft to hold it in postion (see Fi...
by peter_winney
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Radiator "steam valves"
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Radiator "steam valves"

Rod Interesting! It may be a safety device to reduce the risk of scalding when removing the rad cap prematurely. I remember in the Alps in my 10/4 in company with an overloaded Lichfield we stopped at the top of a pass to let the cars cool down (after being passed by a cyclist on the way up). My pas...
by peter_winney
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Radiator "steam valves"
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Radiator "steam valves"

Never seen one of these. Is it a fitting on the GRQ/GSI model?
by peter_winney
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearings 10/4 1933
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Rear Wheel Bearings 10/4 1933

Glad you are sorted. Incidentally, what was Aldertons price for these bearings? Thanks, Alderton Austin Services website give price for 7/LJ40 10/4 rear wheel bearing as £195 each - but need to check for availability. https://www.aldertonaustinservices.co.uk/new-and-used-austin-spares-and-component...
by peter_winney
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .

Unlikely to hit its Reserve and the owner won't get back much of the money spent with Bob G. Did anyone notice that the "chassis No" on the V5 is the same as the engine No? Deliberate or accidental?
by peter_winney
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Chrome rad Ten , 1933 tourer on Auction site .

This car is not what it claims to be. It is a home-built "Bitza" special using many Cambridge components with a chrome-rad bonnet and radiator shell. Look at that steering column, steering box, Luvax dampers, Girling front brakes and Easiclean wheels. Reference to a new gearbox mounting indicates th...
by peter_winney
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Stores
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Stores

ted_prest wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:17 pm
Is the stores open??I am waiting for a part to come,I am off the road till then.Ted
Ted
Its in the news
https://www.austintendriversclub.com/news.php?p=12028
Peter W
by peter_winney
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

You cannot remove the engine and leave the gearbox in place. The box is bolted on the back of the engine and has no mounting of its own to the chassis. On the Austin Ten the engine is withdrawn from below the chassis in unit with the gearbox. ATDC Magazine Technical Reprints Volume 1 (available from...