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  Gordon England Mr JoJo
Posted by: Lulu7dickmorris - 9 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (11)

Hi all....
I am looking for every informations about Mr JoJo, a Gordon England deeply modified by Cap. CHASE In 1928 to attend the records on Montlhery track. Everything is good to know , mostly iconography of the car as she raced owned by Chase .


(9 hours ago)Lulu7dickmorris Wrote: Hi all....
I am looking for every informations about Mr JoJo, a Gordon England deeply modified by Cap. CHASE In 1928 to attend the records on Montlhery track. Everything is good to know , mostly iconography of the car as she raced owned by Chase .

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  Ulster nose cones
Posted by: Austin in the Shed - , 09:55 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (1)

Ulster nose cones, I have seen the earlier ? type with the fixed starting starting handle and the "Later "with the screw on hex brass domed nut and removable starting handle,as the Speedy.
Does anyone know when they changed type?. I have seen photo's of blown and unblown cars with both.

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  Vacuum Wiper - How to connect to inlet manifold, where to put the vacuum pipe
Posted by: Frank Stoll - 17-08-2019, 11:17 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (20)

Hello!
I have been driving my Austin Seven RP 1934 since 1989 and have always tried to make it as original as possible. One of the things that I never really liked was the electric wiper motor that I would like to replace by a vacuum version. A friend of mine had one on stock and gave it to me for free and so I started this project.
But there are some problems:
1) Finding suitable washers of suitable size and material in Germany is not easy. I contacted Don Breakspear to ask for some new washers but they are not available as single parts and so... well... we will see. Are there any washers available or suitable replacements in form of moderns washers?
2) Attaching the vacuum wiper motor to the windscreen is not a problem but where is the vacuum hose / pipe (what is the correct Englis term for it?) put? Where does it leave the body to reach the inlet manifold and where is it attached to? Are there any photos, technical drawings available?
Looking forward to your answers
Best regards
Frank

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  Ruby Dizzy gear needed
Posted by: flywheel1935 - 17-08-2019, 09:39 PM - Forum: Wants - No Replies

need to build a spare dizzy for my ARQ Ruby, only need the gear wheel and roll pin, have the rest of the dizzy.

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  Magneto Overhaul
Posted by: David@Valoroso - 17-08-2019, 07:39 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

I’m  looking for a recommended restorer of magnetos for a mid 20s A7, are there any recommendations of someone in the South of England ?

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  Original trim fixings - Mk1 Ruby...
Posted by: Ruairidh Dunford - 17-08-2019, 12:00 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (11)

One of the latest projects involves work on a very original and early Ruby.

Many of the interior trim features still exist and will provide others with information to tackle their own car...


   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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  How about a woody?
Posted by: Dave Wortley - 16-08-2019, 06:48 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (32)

Looking at the latest “Automobile” magazine there is an article on “shooting brakes”. Very handsome they are too. Instead of building Ulster reps how about having a go at one of these on an A7 chassis? Martin and Dave Prior any thoughts?
 Cheers,
Dave.

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  Tyre Tread Patterns
Posted by: Colin Morgan - 16-08-2019, 05:14 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (9)

I have a couple of Longstone tyres  here, bought recently to go on the front of the Ruby.  The tread looks old-fashioned, which is probably the idea.

On page 15 of the 1986A Grey Mag there is an advert placed by Vintage Tyre Supplies.  This shows 14 different tread patterns with their designation.  From this, my latest tyres seem to be pattern F4 - which is 4th down on the left in the picture below.  The existing Excelsior front tyres have a pattern similar to R1, the 4th down on the right.  The rear Firestone tyres have six zigzags - like that shown bottom left.  

I seem to remember the new tyres I put on the Chummy were of the Triple Stud pattern, the 1st on the left, which suited the car very well.

It is good to have original looking tyres.  However, I wonder if these various tread designs make any noticeable difference to the performance of the tyre?

Colin



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  Forthcoming Auction
Posted by: Albert S - 16-08-2019, 11:27 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (6)

Although no listings for Seven parts there’s plenty of interest for the vintage enthusiast.
My old friend Noel Clark,passed away far too young, his collection is under auction by H J Pugh at Ledbury Herefordshire tomorrow.
A fine chap to the end, I believe all proceeds are to go to the local dogs home.

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  Austin Ruby pistons and con rods
Posted by: Colin.beadle - 15-08-2019, 02:54 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (6)

Hi everyone

I'm currently restoring a 1935 Ruby engine and I have the Pistons still connected to the crankshaft  I want to replace the Pistons due to bastard size rings. My question is haw do I get the Pistons detached from the con rods. The Pistons are attached by a compression stud under the piston canopy. I don't want to put too much pressure on punching out the gudgeon pins until Last  known her suitable method.  ANy advice will be appreciated  colin

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