Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

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austin
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Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by austin » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:46 pm

Can someone assist with the procedure for removing the engine - particularly the flywheel area. Not sure which bolts to loosen. Is the flywheel bolted to the crankshaft?
I want to lift the engine out if possible leaving the gearbox and clutch in place.
Help will be much appreciated. Eddie

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by peter_winney » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:33 pm

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On the Austin Ten the engine is withdrawn from below the chassis in unit with the gearbox.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 Club Shop) has a description of the procedure. Tech Sheet No 40 covers this and alternate methods of removal for 1932-36 cars (10s & Lt12) & is available to members online. For 1936-39 Tens see Newnes Motor Repair and Overhauling Vol 2 and ATDC Tech Sheet 41 (not online).
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austin
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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by austin » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:49 pm

Many thanks for your advice

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by RWFB » Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50 pm

Well I have a different problem. I have had the engine out as per the data sheet and put it back but after fitting the front support and one rear support bolt, the other rear one does not line up. I can get a smaller bolt in but that is clearly not satisfactory. It appears the chassis is slightly wide at that point. Any advice on how to get the correct bolt in would be much appreciated.

Thanks Richard

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by phil_taylor » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:01 pm

Hi Richard,
I would loosen the successful side chassis bolt and the front mounting where it is bolted on the engine and the chassis with a jack under rear of the engine. This normally gives enough free play to get the last side mounting bolt in OK. Juggle the engine till you feel no lip when you slide a thin screwdriver through the difficult side and the bolt should go in OK. May need a gentle tap but only gentle. Then tighten the front mounting on the engine after jacking it fairly well up (to make sure the starting handle engages the crankshaft dog), then tighten all. It has worked for me having done this about 25 times but patience is often needed!!
The chassis could not have got wider since you removed the engine so I am sure it will fit.
Good luck,
Phil

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by RWFB » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:02 pm

Thanks for the advice. Will get back under the car when the rain stops!

Richard

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by RWFB » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:03 pm

Thanks for the advice. Will get back under the car when the rain stops!

Richard

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Re: Engine Removal 1932 Austin 10

Post by bob_allison » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:44 pm

You could always try a sash cramp , if you have such a thing , across the chassis to pinch it in a little bit .

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