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My Newest Classic - 1966 Austin A60 Cambridge
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 am    Post subject: My Newest Classic - 1966 Austin A60 Cambridge Reply with quote

Hi all this is my newest classic a 1966 Austin A60 Cambridge in pretty decent condition apart from the offside rear spring snapping other than that just needs some minor fettling and a new carpets
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should make for a very usable classic Smile The A55 I owned had been upgraded to A60 power (!) and it rolled along a treat. Do you know anything of its history?

RJ
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking car! Shame about the accident damage to the front, but hopefully with a new bumper and the numberplate straightened out it should be ok. One of the bumper irons on my Farina was actually bent after an accident, I had to take it off, compare it with the other one, heat it up with a blowtorch and whack it back into shape over an anvil!

Did you get this one from Wales? Looks familiar.
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1935 Standard Twelve
1953 Austin A40 Somerset
1958 Austin A55 Cambridge
1959 Austin A35
1980 Vauxhall Royale 2.8 auto
1987 Austin Maestro 1.3 L
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi not much known of its history as yet but yes i belive it did come from Wales it has been hand painted to a fairly good standard but is in need of some TLC ie one of the rear springs is broken the clutch needs new seals in the master cylinder Throttle linkage is loose and needs new carpets and door locks need replacing
New carpets on order as is a new exhaust i drove to yorkshire on saturday to pick up a pair of as new S/H springs and ordered all new bushes and pins/bolts so hope to have her back on the road by the weekend Very Happy
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a short update the A60 was alot worse than thought and the mot has been reported to VOSA as there is no way a mechanic even looked at it for its mot both rear outriggers rusted through a hole within seat belt mount range play in tie rod ends and kingpins horn not working broken number plate bracket and headlight dip beam not working on passenger side both front door locks broken so unable to open from outside it has proven a nightmare so far i paid a 1000 pounds based upon having a years mot and so far it has cost over 1200 just for parts to get it into a roadworthy condition and that dosnt include welding Embarassed hopefully it will be re moted in january i didnt think it was easy to get a dodgy mot these days but i guess it is
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Ironhead



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes it's hard to believe there are still dodgy MOT stations out there,but i've been told of one in my area.i won't be using that one though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I see from your ebay listing that the head gasket has blown too, sorry to read about it being a pile of work, hope you get a sale.

RJ
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very familiar to me, my A55 MK2 also came with a bent MoT from a garage in Dagenham and I found loads of things that showed to me it hadn't been near an MoT station in years Sad

Even the mileage on the certificate had been doctored to make it look like it had done about 5000 miles in the last three months! As the brakes didn't work, the engine barely ran and there was petrol pouring out of the carb, among other things, I very much doubt that.
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