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Austin Ten Rebuild
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MattF



Joined: 29 Mar 2013
Posts: 86
Location: Christchurch, NewZealand

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:39 pm    Post subject: Austin Ten Rebuild Reply with quote

Iíve just pulled the engine and gearbox out of my Austin ten. Iím going to rebuild them myself as much as I can. Iíve heard from one guy who rebuilt his engine in 1/4 of the space I have and being quite a practical person Iím confident Iíll be able to do it. I wouldnít mind any help and advice thatís out there, especially in regards to the gearbox. I understand how an engine works so I can look at a part and think ďthatís [whatever] so it must go hereĒ. But a gearbox is totally new and unknown.
Iím going to have to do a total rebuild but Iím doing the drive train first and because I canít afford to get the body work and interior done at this stage.

Sorry itís late and I canít remember how to put photos up on here so right now if you want to see some photos Iíve set up a Facebook page for my restoration.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/512197039455006/?ref=share

Iíll try load some photos in the morning.
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peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6543
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have much Austin 10 info but there is quite a good section in Volume II:
https://tinyurl.com/y7t345lo
covering both engine and gearbox overhaul of the Austin 10.

Peter
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Penman



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 4317
Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Probably worth having a copy of this as well.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=austin+ten&kn=&isbn=

We did a top and bottom engine overhaul using one borrowed from the library back in '59.
Is it a wide body or narrow body?
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ukdave2002



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 3653
Location: South Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt

one thing I would say is that gearbox's seem more daunting than engines, in reality they are much simpler, many faults can be rectified with new bearings and bushes, that are generally available off the shelf.

keep us posted on your progress

Dave
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