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1934 Austin 10/4 restoration
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IanS



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: 1934 Austin 10/4 restoration Reply with quote

Hello, I'm new to this forum.
I am about to start restoring a beautiful 1934 Austin 10/4 Colwyn. It does need to be taken back to chassis and repaired due to some rust etc but is complete as far as I can tell. It has not been run since 66. I will post some pics as soon as I have worked out how to do it.
Any useful information would be helpful and any books titles etc that anyone has used that they think may help would be appreciated.
Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, I look forward to seeing the photos - when they're added I'll move this into the Austin category, if that's ok.

As for books, well the factory handbook would be worth hunting down if you've yet to get one. "The Cassell Book of The Austin Ten" from the early 1950s may also be worth looking out for, it'll have some setup advice in it if nothing else.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16425
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16438

Welcome Ian. Are you sure it's a Colwyn? I have one....hence my pen-name. They have a painted cowl on the radiator. 34 normally would be chrome.
I restored one off the road since 1964. You should join the Austin Ten Driver's Club for spares, advjce, technical booklets and the community.
You won't find much about the Ten that is too tricky nor should most wearing parts be hard to find.
Get some pics up please and you can certainly rely on me for the benefit of experience.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the chrome-rad 10/4 Cabriolet I used to have:
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/my_austin10.htm

Seen here at a friend's place shortly after collection:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
As for books, well the factory handbook would be worth hunting down if you've yet to get one. "The Cassell Book of The Austin Ten" from the early 1950s may also be worth looking out for, it'll have some setup advice in it if nothing else.

RJ


There is a compendium of Austin 10 tech articles that you can buy from ATDC, which is useful. You can often find copies of the Book of the Austin 10 by Staton Abbey on Ebay or Amazon from time to time. This is probably the same book under a slightly different cover as the one noted above by Rick and it covers most of the range of 10's in reasonable detail and is worth getting a copy.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: photos of Edward Reply with quote

Hi, here are some photos of Edward.
First registered may 1934. I was told it was a Colwyn. They were produced in 34 before the radiator cowl was changed to body colour in 35 so its possible but I would like confirmation if anyone knows. Cheers
Ian


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Something wrong with your pictures.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian, the first Tens with the chrome radiator didn't have a geographical name but were just called the Ten-four. I think the four refers to the four side windows rather than number of cylinders. So yours is a 10/4 Cabriolet.
Take care if you're planning to remove the body to get at the chassis. First make sure to get the sills and scuttle sorted as best you can because there's not a lot holding the body together once off the chassis.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.austintendriversclub.com/cars/10hp/#ad-image-0

You may have some wood framing in that as well. Follow the above link to the ATDC website for a concise history of the various models.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian's photos:









What a fab little car Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beauty. Does it need full restoration?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking little motor
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cor! That's lovely Ian....surely needs a gentle restoration?
Great number and colour too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's quite a lot lf wood in these cars. The main sides of the roof are huge chunks, there's lots of bits at the sides and rear, the doors have it for support and there's some in the door pillars and a plywood floor. Even the hood has quite a lot of timber in it.
You will be able to leave most of it alone as it will look tatty and full, of rusty pins and screws but mostly it will be sound.
My advice is proceed with the intention.of replacing as little as possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
What are the chrome fittings at the top of the rear panel either side of the spare wheel?

I can't see the wheel and panel being able to open from either top or bottom so surely they aren't hinges or catches.
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