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Austin Devon Restoration
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spacealbum



Joined: 06 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Devon restoration and engine date Reply with quote

Hello everyone. I wanted to say thank you for this highly informative thread that I followed for some time now. The wonderful pictures encouraged me to tackle many projects that I would have probably not dared to without looking at that first!
I also want to give some input on the question of engine dates. My engine has the number 1G585117 and cast date of 7.3.51. Since this fits nicely with your combination I really would assume that this is a date stamp on the block
Dirk
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Rick
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Devon restoration and engine date Reply with quote

spacealbum wrote:
Hello everyone. I wanted to say thank you for this highly informative thread that I followed for some time now. The wonderful pictures encouraged me to tackle many projects that I would have probably not dared to without looking at that first!
I also want to give some input on the question of engine dates. My engine has the number 1G585117 and cast date of 7.3.51. Since this fits nicely with your combination I really would assume that this is a date stamp on the block
Dirk


Welcome to the forum Dirk! It'd be interesting to read about what you're working on sometime Smile

RJ
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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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JohnAllen



Joined: 09 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: PS Reply with quote

British heritage cars wrote:
PS: I've found a very good trick to derust parts!
This is wat I do:



You should see small bubbles coming from the metal that is derusting
But never cover the bucket!
Never let the metal parts have contact in the water!
First put everything is place, then switch on the batterycharger!
And Don't put a flame in the water...
...The small bubbles are hydrogen...
... and we all know what happend to the "Hindenburg'' zeplin. Laughing

Here are some results:





Kind regards,
Jonathan



How long does this method take?
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To keep up to date with my project please visit...

www.johnhallen.co.uk/a40
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Penman



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Don't use a metal bucket. Laughing
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend who runs a local business building show engines,they have a large bead blasting cabinet.
I take everything to him for blasting,doors,bonnets,bumpers,brackets,etc etc,in fact anything made of metal.
Make sure it is primed very quickly or it will start rusting again.

Gresham Flyer.
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bandolo



Joined: 02 Jan 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: knobs position in Austin Devon Reply with quote

Hi, guys. I will begin a complete restoration in an Austin Devon 1950, this year. Nowadays I am driving another Austin Devon, 1949, in a Street Rod version (it was from my grandfather), but both vehicles are with knobs in the dashboard in wrong position. Do you have a picture with the correct appearance of the Devon panel ? Thanks a lot for your attention, and have a great new year ! Greetings from Brazil, South America.
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spacealbum



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: knobs position in Austin Devon Reply with quote

Here you go: in case the puictures will not show up:
top row, left to right: fascia/instrument panes lights - driving lights (this is a two position switch
bottom row, left to right: choke pull - blank (or radio on/off) - heater (on some cars this is a simple on/off switch on others a rheostat) - blank (or radio station selector) - starter pull




Dirk
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bandolo



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: knobs position in Austin Devon Reply with quote

Wow ... Thanks for your attention !
Cheers ...and have a nice 2013 ! !
Flavio Fernandes, from Brazil.
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British heritage cars



Joined: 10 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After doing some other work on differant cars I worked on the Austin Devon engine last few days..


Today I test fitted everything...

it went from this




















In to this:




















Kind Regards,
Jonathan
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice well done!!
I'm presently doing my mini's engine in a similar state, same colour too!
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British heritage cars



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
nice well done!!
I'm presently doing my mini's engine in a similar state, same colour too!


Thanks! I'm looking forward to see your pictures...
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking nice; not over done that spoils many a restoration Very Happy
Dave
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the exhaust manifold painted or just cleaned and if its painted what did you use?
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British heritage cars



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
Is the exhaust manifold painted or just cleaned and if its painted what did you use?


The Exhaust manifold I de-rusted with my electrolys trick.. and sprayed it with special heat paint in a darker shade of grey Laughing

and the inlet manifold I cleaned, took of all the paint with a wire brush and then painted it in a lighter shade of grey that looks allot like allumium, so it looks just bare aluminium but keeps its collor better Smile

Kind Regards,
Jonathan
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bob2



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jonathan both inlet and exhaust on mine are iron so will both be painted!!!
I have both black and silver heat paint and do not know what colour to do mine! Probably go for silver and do the whole exhaust in it when I start on the underside later on this year!
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