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by Humphrey47
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: 16/6 front engine casting wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: 16/6 front engine casting wanted

The early ones have an aluminium crank case with a separate block. The head is different for later 16/6. Try an enquiry on the Facebook Austin 10 owners group. There was a pile of 16/6 stuff last year.
by Humphrey47
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: 16/6 front engine casting wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: 16/6 front engine casting wanted

Sorry I can't help. Try an advert in the newsletter. Is yours a monobloc engine of seperate?
by Humphrey47
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A12/4 Engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: A12/4 Engine oil

Much better to use a straight sae 30. If one uses the detergent oils then you had better have a modern filter in the system. The dirt particles in a straight oil will stick to the sides and bottom of the sump whereas the dirt in a detergent oil will continue to circulate around, causing wear on the ...
by Humphrey47
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: 1930 12/4 Open Road
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Re: 1930 12/4 Open Road

Is that a standard Austin grey?
by Humphrey47
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: DYNAMO CHARGING
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: DYNAMO CHARGING

I can only imagine that the contacts in the regulator box have stuck together. If left unattended it could cause a fire unless there is a fuse in the circuit. A good auto electrician should be consulted.
by Humphrey47
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 16/6 Brass carb info needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

16/6 Brass carb info needed

Hi guys,
Just need to know how much vertical movement there should be on the central float valve spindle.
by Humphrey47
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Wanted 1934 Austin 16/6 Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: Wanted 1934 Austin 16/6 Engine

I have been in contact with Claudio and it seems that he has the monobloc engine with a cross braced chassis which would be normal for a 1934
by Humphrey47
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toe in/out on a 1929 A12/4 front wheels.
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Re: Toe in/out on a 1929 A12/4 front wheels.

When you get it right, Be aware that there are shims inside that keep the ball tight. If it is that far out, they must be very slack.
by Humphrey47
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1934 16/6 18/6 engines
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

1934 16/6 18/6 engines

Are there any obvious differences between these two engines? Are they both monobloc? Do the numbers indicate the HP?
by Humphrey47
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: No Spark - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Re: No Spark - help!

It is always a good idea to check the earth connection from the battery to the chassis first. I have been caught out several times. An underrated positive lead is also a common problem if it has been replaced.