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by peter_christie
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Assistance activities on the ATDC web site
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Assistance activities on the ATDC web site

Hi Gary,
In what way are you banned?
Peter C. [6515]
by peter_christie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: tickford
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: tickford

All the best with your very interesting project. There are lots of knowledgeable Ten expert members, but the Tickford bodies are as rare as hens' teeth. If you need help, I'm sure you will get it. Your car has much in common with the Lichfield so helping hands should not be in short supply. Good luc...
by peter_christie
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 4783

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

Hello again, Interesting, reading the above comments re protecting the bottom hose against damage caused by a slack fanbelt. In both the Cambridge and the New Ascot Parts lists you will find a listed part number for a "Shield for rubber connection". The Cambridge Part # is 1G99 and the New Ascot Par...
by peter_christie
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Goodwood crankshaft vibration damper
Replies: 4
Views: 8756

Re: Goodwood crankshaft vibration damper

Hello, Maybe a bit late in this discussion, but I have a lot of experience with the New Ascot and I've always been interested in the "Fourteen" which shares much of the design of the New Ascot. I have a collection of Austin Parts Books and Handbooks for Thirties Austins and I note that regarding a T...
by peter_christie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Austin 10/4 Sherborne Handbrake gaiter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Austin 10/4 Sherborne Handbrake gaiter?

Hi Duckling (Duckie would sound rude!), You are right, the pre-war cars with the 'Signal Box' handbrake levers always had a leather (or leathercloth) gaiter to keep the noise and dust out. Some of the later cars only had a rubber seal, - cheaper to manufacture. Congratulations on your purchase, Sher...
by peter_christie
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

Re: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4

Hi Gary, I'm not a Ten man, but the felt you refer to is common to a lot of pre-war Austin engines. Crude it may be, but as long as it is 'proud' of the surface it acts as an oil seal bridging the area between the rear main bearing cap and the corresponding break in the rear rim of the crankcase. Re...
by peter_christie
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: windshield mechanism
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: windshield mechanism

Hi Hans, I am not familiar with Nuffield Group cars, but I'm fairly certain that the chain link hinged windscreen winding mechanism was a proprietary component manufactured by Wilmot-Breedon and that similar equipment was used on many British cars in the '30s and '40s. In my personal experience they...
by peter_christie
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: where are all the topics?
Replies: 24
Views: 35275

Re: where are all the topics?

Like many others, I am frustrated by the absence of activity on this website. I check it out every day, but usually find I am the only member online.
Apathy kills.

Peter C. [6515]
by peter_christie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: 1933 austin 10/4 CLIFTON

Hi, While I bow to Phil's considerably greater experience with Tens than mine - I've never even driven a thirties Ten although I have driven a 1946 GS1 and a 'Tilly' - this seems to be an Austin thing. I can make it happen on my '36 Twelve and in my youth we often noticed this behaviour (mostly in r...
by peter_christie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Axle nut tightness on new ascot
Replies: 4
Views: 6522

Re: Axle nut tightness on new ascot

Hi Marcel, The advice of our technical guru, Tony Mealing, is quite clear. If you refer to pages 31 & 32 of his (ATDC Publication) Guide to Owning, Running and Maintaining an Austin Light Twelve, you will see that he says "The hub nut has to be done up really tight, say 150 ft/lbs and you may need t...