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Austin Devon Restoration
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Austin Devon Restoration Reply with quote

Hallo,

I'm restorating an Austin Devon, Its my first restoration project.

I started with rebuilding the Fuel Pump.
I took it apart, cleaned everything and put all the new parts in and polished it.
I wil not paint it Engine green again.

After dismantling:







After A good cleaning:





The inside of the top part:





Cleanded:




The jets:




Cleaned and new jets!:






The bottom part:









Cleaned:





And Polished!:





Befor And After:






That's all for now!

Kind Regards,
Jonathan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done and good pics - looks similar to an early S2 LR pump!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil - Nottingham wrote:
Well done and good pics - looks similar to an early S2 LR pump!


It's a bit different to the early Series II pump, its very similar to the Triumph TR 6 Fuel pump...
I'll will try to update asap!

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Jonathan
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, brings back memories of our old Somerset. Are you a member of the Austin Counties Car Club?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard H wrote:
Very nice, brings back memories of our old Somerset. Are you a member of the Austin Counties Car Club?


No I'm not... but I want to join as soon as possible..
Are you a member?

Well I like somersets, but this Devon just stolen my heart...
And I found it in in my country, Belgium...
Till today I still did'nt found any other Devon in Belgium...
The strange thing is its registerd the first time in '54... and my devon is from '50-'51... So maybe it was standing in a showroom... or...
And I have the opening sunroof! Laughing

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Jonathan
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Dynamo C39 Rebuild Reply with quote

Last Week I've been rebuilding my Dynamo.
I've put new brushes, bearing and a new bush.
And cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned!

Pictures can tell more then words..

It came out like this...






I've took it apart, and cleaned every thing..

















Everything ready for a drop of paint...







Some paint on...


I will reassemble it this weekend...

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Jonathan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Fuel Pump Reply with quote

Hi Jonathon,
Just in case you did not know.
When tightening the screws around the pump, the diaphragm must be in its fully stretched condition. Fit the screws very loosely, hold the cam follower arm at the full extent of its stroke, and then tighten the screws.
You might need three hands, it is always a big temptation to put the thing in a vise but no, use you knees or a helper.
Prime it before fitting to the engine, if there was a spacer reuse it.
Good work on the Austin!
John
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel Pump Reply with quote

Farmer John wrote:
Hi Jonathon,
Just in case you did not know.
When tightening the screws around the pump, the diaphragm must be in its fully stretched condition. Fit the screws very loosely, hold the cam follower arm at the full extent of its stroke, and then tighten the screws.
You might need three hands, it is always a big temptation to put the thing in a vise but no, use you knees or a helper.
Prime it before fitting to the engine, if there was a spacer reuse it.
Good work on the Austin!
John


Tanks for the tip, I did notice it! Very Happy
I tested it and it works perfect!
It will take some time befor it will be put back on the car, first I have to rebuild the engine completly!
Thanks for the comment!

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Jonathan Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo,

Update again...
Last Two day's and *nights* I rebuild the carburatter (zenith 30vm-6).
Fitted new gaskets, and I cleaned and polished everything.

Pictures..

On the car..





Befor work started..












after some work to do..
























Just need to put new screws in the plates...

That's all for today..
Will take some sleep befor starting a new part! Laughing Rolling Eyes

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Jonathan
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow some nice work you're doing, by the time the devon is finished it will probably be in concourse condition!! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
Wow some nice work you're doing, by the time the devon is finished it will probably be in concourse condition!! Wink


Thanks for the comment Bob! Jep I want it in realy perfect condition, but still to drive, not to polish! Razz

Next job rebuilding the Smith heater, anyone tips or triks?
Here are some pictures of last night job...
The Vacuum Unit:










After some work, and paint on the bracket..










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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo, Just A question this time..

Is it normal that the number on the cylinder head is different to the engine number at the side of the engine?

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Jonathan
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

British heritage cars wrote:
Hallo, Just A question this time..

Is it normal that the number on the cylinder head is different to the engine number at the side of the engine?

Kind regards,
Jonathan


The number on the head is likely to be either a casting number, or a part number, as far as I remember my Devons didn't have the engine number on the block and the head, just on the block.

RJ
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
British heritage cars wrote:
Hallo, Just A question this time..

Is it normal that the number on the cylinder head is different to the engine number at the side of the engine?

Kind regards,
Jonathan


The number on the head is likely to be either a casting number, or a part number, as far as I remember my Devons didn't have the engine number on the block and the head, just on the block. kind regard, Jonathan

RJ


Thanks For the answer Rick!
I just was wondering caus everything is the same BMC engine green, realy everything Laughing and the cylinderhead is red? So I'm thinking they replaced..
What do youthink?



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a bit sporty to me. Don't worry too much about what is on the outside it's what the inside is like that is more important (and costly).
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