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1934 Austin 10/4
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just going through some old bookmarks, this is an interesting webpage that shows the resto of a 10/4 Austin from beginning to end:

http://www.wilkes47.freeserve.co.uk/page9.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see an end to end restoration, make's it look oh so simple! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Rick. You know exactly how to do it now Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been down town for a new battery for the 10/4... that's the fourth since 1985; but then I always buy cheap ones. The fun part: " what's it for mate!" er, "1932 Austin 10/4"... raised eyebrows and sucking of teeth " say that again mate?" er, "doesn't really matter, that one there will do if the posts are the right way round"...the fellow looked at me pityingly: " The size IS important, it has to fit in the battery frame and some of them were six volts in those days".
Deeply touched by his concern that I should buy the right thing I explained that: I had converted it to 12v and there was a ruddy great battery box to put it in, and if it didn't fit I'd get a hacksaw and hammer and make sure it did... I'd hate to work in a shop and have to serve 'weirdos' like me...


I was only joking about the hacksaw and hammer Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted the new battery yesterday intending to go to a new classic meet at The Tiger Inn, at Stowting tomorrow. Washed it, drove it around the block and back to my drive, it sounded great. Went to put it into the garage and found the engine had jammed solid... please, please ,please let it be a jammed started motor. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked hope your investigations don't turn up any horrors!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have been rewarded for my virtuous, abstemious,
and devout ways...
Just a little turn with a spanner on the square end of the starter, and ' DEEP JOY!'. I shall now go and get pi***d and spend the evening at the local fleshpots.
Don Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
They are so useful, those square shaft ends on older starters.

For anyone who doesn't have one, put the car in gear, put the keys in your pocket, release the handbrake and try rocking the car forwards and backwards by pushing it.
It will sometimes free off a jammed pinion.

Apologies if I am trying to teach Grandma to suck eggs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or hit with a big hammer! hehe
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
put the car in gear, put the keys in your pocket, release the handbrake and try rocking the car forwards and backwards by pushing it.
It will sometimes free off a jammed pinion.


I remember well an old mate of mine doing this with his Spitfire, apart from the bit about removing the keys from the ignition. The car shot down the road, fortunately the only car he hit was his own mother's Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
buzzy bee wrote:
Or hit with a big hammer! hehe


Ahhh the renowned Swindon Engine Works Micrometer, if it dosen't fit, make it fit. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I am now a boiler basher, what do you expect! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigtin wrote:
Just a little turn with a spanner on the square end of the starter, and ' DEEP JOY!'


phew big relief eh! I remember that type of sinking feeling when I sheared the head stud on my Ford last year Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I get that sinking feeling alot for some reason! hehe

Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
Or hit with a big hammer! hehe


That has saved me on several occasions but not when the pinion is jammed in mesh. It works a treat when you have the other problem, namely, it just goes whirrr and refuses to engage. A few little taps with the end of the starting handle and you're away. Very Happy

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