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  Standard Roller Bering Clearances
Posted by: jr2766 - 2 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

I am currently building up a 2 bearing motor with a Phoenix splash fed shaft. Can anyone advise if the standard MRJ 11/4 bearing for the rear main (standard clearance is normally designated C3 in the engineering business)   always works well or should one be seeking a closer tolerance ie C1 or C2 unit for that application 
Jim Runciman

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  Austin Seven Centenary Event - pricing announced
Posted by: Nick Salmon - 7 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

One of the burning questions surrounding the Austin Seven Centenary Event has been: 'How much is it going to cost to get in?'

I am delighted to say that following a meeting of the organising team this evening, the answer can be given.

Considering that this is going to be a world-class event run over multiple days, and the largest gathering of Austin Sevens ever seen, I am certain that you will be mightily impressed with the value on offer.

A tremendous amount of work is under way by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers to ensure that you, and your family, will enjoy the most wonderfully memorable time with us at Moreton-in-Marsh in July next year. 


ENTRY TICKET (Valid for six days, 19th July - 24th July 2022):  £25 a head. (Includes all entertainment + entry to the Festival at Prescott on Wednesday 20th July)

Those aged 18 and under on 24th July 2022: FREE ENTRY

ON-SITE HOTEL-STYLE ACCOMMODATION:  Single room: £48 per night. Double room: £75 per night.

ON-SITE CAMPING PITCH (Tent/motorhome/caravan): £22 per night.



Please note that the online booking system will open in September 2021.

Subscribers to the event email newsletter will be the first to be told the exact date on which the bookings will open. You can sign up for these FREE newsletters on the website:

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  The Most Unassuming of Jobs - but a Stitch in Time Saves Ninety-Nine?
Posted by: Colin Morgan - 11 hours ago - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Just been out examining the front wings - underneath, right at the back, where they bolt to the running board steels.  Cleaned away the mud and found rust just starting.  Wire brushed it ready for Jenolite rust remover, primer and black.  Quick and easy.  Should nip the corrosion in the bud. The wing was repaired with metal being newly welded in 20 years ago - and was well protected at the time - but this is a prime spot to go again?

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  Nice to have the car out at weekend
Posted by: JFaulknerUlsterRep - Yesterday, 08:22 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

It Was nice to take the car out last weekend compete with a new helper the daughter! I don’t think it will be long until she’s a co pilot as she wanted to come out with me but too dangerous yet. 


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  Steering wheel
Posted by: Vancevr - Yesterday, 01:30 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Hi I have a 29 chummy with a steering wheel that has the plastic covering coming off. Does anybody have any ideas on what I can do? I thought I would take it out and find a place who can remake that plastic instead of making a cover.

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  Rear brakes. Brke shoe pivot point
Posted by: John Mason - 26-07-2021, 06:44 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

Hello all,   I have a 1935 Mk1 Ruby.  On examining the rear brakes I found that the bottom pin (one nearest the ground)in which the brake shoes go in is quite loose in the back plate. So loose that when the brake drum is off  it can be moved in and out of its mounting hole with the slightest of finger pressure although there is no sideways or up or down movement.  There is no fixing to hold it in place.  I don’t think it should be loose on the mounting hole. Well at least not to the extent it is.  Can anyone confirm how tight this brake shoe pin should be.

John Mason

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Posted by: GCD - 26-07-2021, 01:07 PM - Forum: Wants - No Replies

I'm looking to replace the door dovetails on my Mk2 Ruby as both have lost their rubber pads and the steelwork is falling apart
I only need the half that fits within the "B" posts held in place by four C/S screws, as I have NOS replacements parts that attach to the doors. Part Number in the Austin Body Parts Book is C1-184, wiith a picture on page 9
Items that require new rubbers would be OK, as I can replace these.
Does anyone have these please? Just one would be good, but two would be even better!

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  Ruby luggage rack
Posted by: Pearls not a Singer - 26-07-2021, 12:54 PM - Forum: Wants - No Replies

Complete with fixings please

Its for a mk 2 , does anybody know if mk 1 are the same or different?

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  Accessing the forum
Posted by: Andy Bennett - 26-07-2021, 09:07 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (2)

Greig Smith from SA has been absent from the forum for some months now.
For reasons unknown he cannot access through his normal password etc. Nor can he reset. I have sent private messages to 'The Management' and Greig has emailed, but no responses to any communication.

Can someone from Management please contact him direct and see what can be done to get him back on the forum.
His email is p4cabrio  at (replace at with @ of course, done to avoid skimming).


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  Side screens
Posted by: Vancevr - 26-07-2021, 05:37 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

I know I am not supposed to put this here but can someone point me in the direction of some front side curtains for a 29 chummy? I dont care if it's a third party or a reputable site but I would love windows for those colder days.

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