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Very smart Austin 10/4 Lichfield
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Very smart Austin 10/4 Lichfield Reply with quote

Hi all,

With Austin 7s being so popular, I suspect that some of the other, small, pre-war Austins tend to get a little overlooked. This 10/4 Lichfield looks like a beauty, with a thorough restoration having been undertaken on it a few years ago. The correct registration is still in place which is a bonus.

Visually the only way it could be improved, I think, is with the re-trimmed interior gaining a little more patina and losing its "freshness", but this is a minor quibble really. I also think the steering wheel spokes and boss should be finished in black.

http://ebay.to/2uuopF2



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage Lichfield.

Even has 1935 on the number plate. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's rather nice, although it's a shame the sunroof has been sealed off; as for the 12 volt conversion, the 1935 Ten was 12 volts!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I know it was 55-60 yrs ago but I think our '34 Ten/Four had 2 x 6 volt batteries in series; or could that have been the '36 Vauxhall Light 14?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the 1932-33 Tens were on a 6 volt system, but by 1935 they were definitely on 12 volts; probably the change was in 1934, so it might depend on whether it was an early or late car.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
unleaded head rebuilt,


Hmm! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike
Ours was a wide body.

For those who didnt know there were two types.
See the top of the rear wings
This is a wide body.

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/photos-cars3/austin__10-4_79.htm

and this is a narrow body. see Rick's post of July 28th.

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1075&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=body&start=60
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