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1934 Austin Ten
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Penman



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: 1934 Austin Ten Reply with quote

Hi
Just been looking through some old photos and found this.
It was taken in 1959 when I was learning to drive in this very car.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A narrow-body version do you think, or were they earlier (this was discussed on here a while back)?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I wasn't aware back then of the two different body widths, but it does look as if it is a narrow.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick
Look at what I have just found on the AustinTen DC website.
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1933-34 Ten

From July 1933:
Bumpers no longer fluted but retaining twin blades,
Spare wheel cover - black with chrome trim - often lost,
Box trafficators (semaphore indicators) mounted high on scuttle as standard fitting,
12v electrics replacing 6v - metal instrument panel containing backlit dials with chrome surrounds,
Crossed-braced chassis frame - only visible if you look underneath,
Straight struts on folding luggage rack,
Revised bonnet catches with the spring hidden in a tube with chrome finger loop.
From Aug 1933:
Wider rear body for improved shoulder room in the rear seats,
Larger rear window on saloon to suit wider body.

An electric fuel gauge replaced the Hobson's Telugauge from November 1933. To provide room for the float to swing the drain plug in the bottom of the fuel tank was moved well to the left from the previous nearly central position.


If that date is correct then the one above should be a wide body/narrow wing, and it did have plain twin blade bumpers.
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