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  Engine reconditionig
Posted by: derekn - 9 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Hi, I am renovating my 1933 RP Box saloon
and need to get the engine reconditioned. It
turn over fine but has no compression also
an exhaust manifold stud and water inlet
stud are sheared off in the cylinder block.
Anybody know anywhere in the South West
of England I could get this work done.

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  Crankcase drawings
Posted by: Charles P - 10 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Does anyone know of a source of crankcase drawings? Any year will do but earlier would be better.



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  Brakes locking on
Posted by: Dave Mann - , 11:26 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (7)

I've just received a Christmas card from Roger Mallinson in which he reports that he broke a king pin and the radius rod cup bolt when he hit a pot hole. He's repaired the car however, when he applies the brakes they lock on and he has to reverse to release them. This sounds to me like the brake shoe pivot is loose, does anybody have any better ideas? Roger is in Windermere which has no public transport and his Seven is his only mode of transport.

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  Flywheel Wanted
Posted by: Davemayle - 13-12-2019, 09:59 PM - Forum: Wants - Replies (2)

Hi, I'm Looking for a sensibly priced flywheel to suit 1930 engine (rear facing starter) 1 5/16" crankshaft. 
Many Thanks.

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  Happy Birthday South Wales Austin 7 Club
Posted by: Howard Wright - 13-12-2019, 06:09 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)

Hi All

On December 12th 1969 founding members of our club met in Cardiff and passed a resolution forming the South Wales Austin Seven Club.  Afterwards they moved to “The Chopsticks” Chinese Restaurant. That restaurant no longer exists so 27 current members met last night in the “Cantonese Riverside Restaurant” (very close to the original site) to celebrate the clubs 50th birthday.

There were several founding members present last night all eager to relay stories about the club.  The meal was excellent and rounded off with a superb cake and a display of old newsletters, rally brochures and other memorabilia.  Despite the atrocious weather there was even a Seven in the car park!

I’d just like to repeat “Happy Birthday” and wish the club many more happy returns (to whatever restaurant is chosen  Smile).



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Posted by: Rpm - 12-12-2019, 10:27 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

my new re-chromed Lucas LB130 and LB109. I know they not correct for the Nippy but the earlier model but better than the converted 1970s.

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  Distributor lube
Posted by: PDavies - 12-12-2019, 09:59 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (8)

Just cleaning up a DJ4  to use and there is no grease/Oil attachment on the side.  Stripped down a later distributor (auto advance unit ) and could see the bushes inside, but the DJ4 looks to have no bushes but a threaded hole and a wick the length of the distributor body.

So is the early distributor lubricated with oil via the threaded hole (and bent pipe if I had one ) or grease with a plunger type attachment ?
Also what thread is it ( for the lube hole ) ?

Thanks Paul

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  beaulieu autojumble genius or stoopidity
Posted by: Tony Betts - 12-12-2019, 07:44 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (16)

got an email from beaulieu events today.

it was obvious at the events that beaulieu autojumble in dieing a death.

and afterwards stall holders were sent a questioneer asking how they could revive thing (keep flogging the dieing horse).

the result of all this was reveled in the email. they plan to have an everything vintage village. and asking for stall holders selling vintage clothing, kqurky kitchenalia, etc. (otherwise an anqtues fair to fill the ever decreasing autojumble stalls).

also they will be having more club stands.

september they are inviting more RETRO (a con word that actually meens REPRO).

for those of you who attend as either public or trade.

does this excite you. and make you want to pay large sums of money for your entry.

or having less autojumble and more antique at the same or USUALLY a small increase each year enhance your trip to beaulieu.

what do you think?


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  my LITTLE nippy finished.
Posted by: Rpm - 12-12-2019, 03:08 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (6)

Hi Guys, can someone tell me what the best exhaust downpipe to use for the least cutting shutting and bending for a real size Nippy as I understand these are no longer available. Better still does someone have an old one that I could borrow to have copied. currently have fexi pipe fitted to mine.
Regards Rob

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  Workshop Insulation
Posted by: Jamie - 11-12-2019, 07:11 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (33)

To minimise damp and condensation in my new wooden garage, I am considering boarding it out and using foil backed bubble wrap between the wall and board. I shall do the same on the roof with some sort of rubber floor covering. Has anyone else done this and, if so, was it effective? There will still be air flow under the doors. I know that it will not be as effective as Kingspan or Rockwall.


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