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by peter_winney
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount

Regarding bumpers, single or dual blade. My 1933 10/4 has a single blade front and rear. I am told by other club member here in NZ that this was typical on export models along with 18 inch tyres It may be the the car imported to the US was a real 10/4 built for export by the factory. Cheers Gary VA...
by peter_winney
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

David
Yes it is a bottom hose protector that I bought decades ago. An old worn fan belt can bulge out at high revs and wear a groove in the hose, but the wear may also be a sign the front engine mount is past it! Previously I used an extra jubilee clip placed in the strategic area.
Peter
by peter_winney
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount

Thank you! From your post on Facebook I see that your cabriolet is the earlier "chrome rad" model before Austin used names for the Ten range with the changes in mid 1934 to a cowled-radiator design. There are differences in the shape of the folding hood (roof), different bumpers (double-blade patte...
by peter_winney
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: Colwyn Top and Rear Hood Hinges and Spare mount

This is a picture from an old Austin handbook showing how the roof of the Colwyn cabriolet folds. It also shows some of the details of the stretcher bars, roof latches, pram irons, and the loops for holding the rolled up front part to the frame. It will not show all the detail you need - for example...
by peter_winney
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

norman_ball wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:44 am
Quite right Peter. It's much easier to work on if you take the right hand wing and wheel off first.

Norman
Norman
RU taking the mickey mate? :lol:
Peter
by peter_winney
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

Norman
You forgot to mention - do all this while bent over nearly upside down under the bonnet :D
Peter
by peter_winney
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Fitting bottom hose on a Sherborne

You will need to unbolt the aluminium bottom water branch (aka water elbow) to fit the short piece of hose over it and then bolt it back in place. While it is off it is worth flushing the cooling system well to get any much out. You may find that the water branch is corroded and needs to be replaced...
by peter_winney
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Researching a car’s history
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Researching a car’s history

Rachael Other members who have been down this road can advise better than I can. Classic and Sports Car has some advice at https://www.classicandsportscar.com/features/how-research-your-classic-cars-history - open in New Window It suggests contacting the DVLA (not very helpful at the moment due to w...
by peter_winney
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Petrol gauge for 12/4 Harley
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Petrol gauge for 12/4 Harley

Sean It would need more than just an electric gauge. You would also need a sender unit in the fuel tank. Maybe even a new fuel tank too to take it - Austin changed the design of the fuel tanks on their cars when they changed over from Hobson telegage to electric fuel gauge. The drain plug and fuel o...
by peter_winney
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Public Requests For Club Assistance
Topic: Post valve grind discoveries 1933 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

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. R...