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MattF



Joined: 29 Mar 2013
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Location: Christchurch, NewZealand

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: New Austin 10 owner..... Reply with quote

Hi everyone Iím an old member of old classic however this is my first post on this forum. Iíve had a morris eight for the last 10 years but a couple of months ago she was joined by an Austin 10. This car is in less than perfect condition... as in the previous owner has started a resto 😳😱
Anyway get ready for a bunch of questions because the only thing I recognise is the SU carb and I realise thatís not original.
So for my first question - has anyone taken apart an Austin fuel pump? The owners manual says not to because a ďspecial fixtureĒ is needed to put it back together?
Ps: Iíll try work out how to pop photos up later, Iím sure I remember there being instructions on gear somewhere.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to reading more about the Austin. Try imgur.com for hosting images, it works pretty well and I use it with another (non-car) forum.

RJ
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MattF



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://i.imgur.com/driPG51.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vws9lYv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/N8vZ0H3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/h4bIGW2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/82AKNsV.jpg
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MattF



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if Iím doing something wrong or is it not possible to see the photos?
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote








Any better? Smile
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Ford Mustang coupe, 1967, 6 cylinder auto.
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MattF



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how did you manage to make it work??
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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I learnt to drive in a '34 wide body version.

If you don't already have a book, you could do with getting one of these.
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=book+of+the+Austin+Ten&kn=&isbn=

My father and I did some quite involved mechanical jobs using one of them as our reference.

Should be side-draught Zenith carb.
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MattF



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks penman. Which ones do you recommend? I feel like I have one by Abbey for the morris eight that is quite good. Unfortunately Iím not old enough to be able to say I learnt to drive in anything as cool - Toyota coldina is NOT a cool car!!
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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I'd go for the Pitmans, Abbey book.

What I don't know is whether the ones covering the later dates as well as the earlier ones have reduced coverage on those earlier ones or have just got thicker..
These people might be able to help about that though.
https://www.austintendriversclub.com/
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, I had a 10/4 cabrio project many years ago.

To get the images to show, just paste in the links you have in between the img tags, using the Img button just above the little window where you enter the text of your posts into.

RJ
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MattF



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Looking at the H/Lamps, it looks as if it still has the switch and dip system rather than double dip.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple photos of the dash



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MattF



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rest of the interior:





Anyone know if this roof light is original?



Looks like a dimmer foot pedal? Iíve seen them in other cars but never used one...
As you can see the wall lining seems in ok condition however sets and roof are a mess. Was it normal for the lining to be the same colour (green) as the exterior and the seats to be brown?
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Penman



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Yes, that is the dip switch.
Personally, if we only had dip these days I would rather have it down there than the stalk type; but of course we now have the flash function as well which would be more difficult to include.
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