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Sad Yoke Greasing
Posted by: andrew767767 - , 05:14 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (2)

Hi, I have tried doing a search as to how to grease the yokes on the prop shaft uj.  I have  removed the shaft as I cannot seem to fit a grease gun between the yokes into the grease nipple. Is there a special adapter that is small enough to fit as I have 3 grease guns but are all too wide? at the nozzels.   This is Ruby 1938 Oct  MK2
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  50 years of Austin
Posted by: Tony Griffiths - , 10:26 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

The cover for Autocar on Austin Motor Company's 50th Anniversary:



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  Hot tightening cylinder head nuts?
Posted by: Graham Barker - , 05:34 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (6)

I have just given my Ruby a short run in the garage after replacing the cylinder head.  I seem to recall some people mentioning to retighten the nuts while the engine is hot.  is that right?

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  Supercharged Ulster
Posted by: Nick Salmon - 01-03-2021, 08:00 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (45)

Should I sell off the cars, family silver, kids, and wife-to-be?


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  rear axle Banjo case
Posted by: David.H - 01-03-2021, 05:36 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

I have as a spare that came with a 1928RK and a 1932 AG, an axle case with  torque tube with a pinion and a 22.25" long prop shaft including a Hardy Spicer coupling.  There is a number on the banjo "3338". I haven't cleaned all the grease etc off the banjo, but cannot see any other obvious numbers. there is also what appears to be a new Crown wheel with 45 (44? I have to re-count!) teeth the numbers on the side of the CW are indistinct. There is also a used half shaft approx 23 5/8" long that didn't fit the AG, so I think it may fit the RK? ) .892" dia at the gear.
Any ideas?



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  6v battery supplier
Posted by: Nick Salmon - 01-03-2021, 10:46 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (5)

I have just purchased via ebay a 77 a/h type 421 battery from Alpha Batteries. 

Ordered it last Thursday and it arrived this morning. I checked and it is fully charged. Exceptionally well packed (unlike one I had last year from a well-known supplier which arrived in a plastic bag, swimming in battery acid) and with a three year warranty.

I have no connection to the company and it is of course too early to say how long the battery will last but at £71.25 delivered by courier it appears to be very fair value.

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  New FAQ section on Centenary website
Posted by: Nick Salmon - 01-03-2021, 10:37 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Just in case you have not heard - the Austin Seven Clubs' Association is organising a HUGE centenary celebration for the Austin Seven in July 2022. 

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We send out regular newsletters - sign up for yours on the site homepage and keep in touch with the exciting things we have planned.

There is now an FAQ section which answers many of the questions we have seen raised on social media etc. [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register]

Get the dates in your diary now - July 19th to 24th 2022.

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  Friends' Gallery Picture of the Month - March 2021
Posted by: Mike Costigan - 01-03-2021, 09:15 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (2)

A view of Chesterfield town centre in the mid-1930s, with an RK saloon in view:


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We are looking down Cavendish Street from Stephenson Place, with Knifesmithgate on the left. The building site beyond Greaves' building is the site for the new Regal cinema, which opened in October 1936, so my guess is the photo dates from 1935.

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  Steering
Posted by: Tiger - 28-02-2021, 07:13 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (18)

This may be a problem with no easy answer.
But here goes :
I have driven 1930’s cars however never a A7
Should the car hold a reasonable straight line when driven on a good road surface.
A further car which I am considering buying apparently wonders about in the straight ahead position.
Although I have only driven my Ruby a short distance on the road (not ready yet) it held a good line.
Any comments much appreciated.
Regards
            Tim

PS Just realised I contradicted my self with a short drive in my 7

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  Petrol Pump Priming Lever Spring
Posted by: Ron Hayhurst - 28-02-2021, 11:00 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (4)

The AC pumps on Sevens and contemporary cars usually have a priming lever. The return spring is horseshoe shaped and nests under the lever. I have couple of pumps where the spring is broken. Please are there any suggestions where replacement springs might be obtained. There is nothing in the Red Cross Directory and I have yet to find these with my regular suppliers of parts.
Ron

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