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New Austin A40 1951 Project
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: New Austin A40 1951 Project Reply with quote

First registered on the 4th September 1951.
She is biege in colour (under the blue paint)
She is the floor mounted gearstick version,prior to them changing to column change.
I have an MOT dated 1991 which was when this vehicle was last on the road.
The owner removed the doors,bonnet,bootlid etc etc and stored them in his house.
The rest of the car was stored under a carport.
Amazingly the engine is free,so I will carry out the required recommissioning and get it running.
The interior is in very good condition although removed,the headlinng is still intact etc.
I have a black 2 owner 1951 Austin Devon on the road and in show condition already,I only rang about some spares advertised and ended up with this complete car.!!!
This car is very solid and too good to break,so it really needs putting back on the road.
I am so glad I managed to save it,a couple of friends came this morning to help push it up to my workshop,and were really enthusiastic about the car,looking at all the paperwork and manuals...what is it about us men that gets us all excited about things like this.
My wife has her own classics and enjoys driving them and attending the shows and events etc but us chaps get into things that little bit more....must go now and play with it.!!!

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Gresham Flyer

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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see another one saved Smile

RJ
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British heritage cars



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Waw Reply with quote

Wow, nice to see another one on the forum Very Happy
Looks like a good solid project!

Cheers,
Jonathan
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mildly aged pic of my '49 (since sold)...



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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an update..
I had the engine running the day after the car arrived. It had stood in storage for over 20 years.
The engine sounds very good with perfect oil pressure.. Amazingly the carburettor and fuel pump worked fine. Normally with cars that have stood a while the pump and carb are full of gunge and require a strip down.
Next job is to get some form of brakes working,then I can move it about with ease.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gresham flyer wrote:
As an update..
I had the engine running the day after the car arrived. It had stood in storage for over 20 years.
The engine sounds very good with perfect oil pressure.. Amazingly the carburettor and fuel pump worked fine. Normally with cars that have stood a while the pump and carb are full of gunge and require a strip down.
Next job is to get some form of brakes working,then I can move it about with ease.

Regards
Gresham Flyer


Great news! I haven't heard my engine turn... I will first rebuild my engine befor starting it..
You're dooing great progress! Keep us informed

Kind regards,
Jonathan
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for going off topic but are those J40 pedal cars both yours Rick?
would love one some day!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
Sorry for going off topic but are those J40 pedal cars both yours Rick?
would love one some day!


Yes I had two for a while, I sold the white one but I've got the red one in front of my desk here Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bet the young man loves it!!
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