1959 Austin a35 restoration

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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby gazza82 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Caustic could finish it off too if the metals thin.
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 pm

gazza82 wrote:Caustic could finish it off too if the metals thin.



The tank is very solid, there's very little rust on it, caustic soda won't react with the steel, it dose react with aluminium zinc and copper tho, It looks to me that it's all steel so should be fine I hope
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Dave Clark » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 am

:iagree:
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Photobucket has removed my photos, this is so frustrating I've been using photobucket for over 10 years and now they pull are pants down and smack are arses, I'm playing with other sites to try and restore the photos
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:08 pm

I'm using Imgur instead now, went through and changed all the links so photos back up took a little while, I hope others do the same if possible, you need to download the photos from Photobucket and then upload them to Imgur or what ever site you use, not complicated just time consuming,
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Dave Clark » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:42 am

How did you download from Photobucket ? I can,t even access my photos on Photobucket !!
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:52 am

I didn't have a problem accessing my photos, I just clicked on the albums I wanted and at the bottom it says download,
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:25 am

So the tank has had caustic soda soaking in it for 24hours and this is what it looked like when I emptyed it
Blasted it out with a pressure washer and rinsed with hot water , the outlet is now unblocked I poored acetone
Down the outlet let it soak for a while then poked wire in it and blow it though with an air line, I think it's as clean as I can get it now, I would highly recommend caustic soda to clean fuel tanks,

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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby gazza82 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Bigdaz wrote:I didn't have a problem accessing my photos, I just clicked on the albums I wanted and at the bottom it says download,



I'll try and pull a thread and PDF together tomorrow to show photibucket users how to retrieve their photos.

Anyone loked at flickr too?
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:37 pm

gazza82 wrote:
Bigdaz wrote:I didn't have a problem accessing my photos, I just clicked on the albums I wanted and at the bottom it says download,



I'll try and pull a thread and PDF together tomorrow to show photibucket users how to retrieve their photos.

Anyone loked at flickr too?


I've got both, Flickr is just as good as Imgur, I only used Imgur because when I first used Flickr it only put up a link not the photo but I've later found out this was my own fault,
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Couple of questions
What size threads are the bolts that hold the door hinges to the body ?
And what carb is this ? And what is the brass pipe on the right for ?
I know the two on the other side are fuel inlet and vacuum,

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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby beko » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Thread size is 5/16 unf.

I'm pretty sure that the mystery connection is for a breather hose
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Bigdaz wrote:Couple of questions
What size threads are the bolts that hold the door hinges to the body ?
And what carb is this ? And what is the brass pipe on the right for ?
I know the two on the other side are fuel inlet and vacuum,

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it's a 70's SU, i would guess 850 or 1000 Mini, the 1100 range, the pipe in for re-circulation crankcase fumes, i think the very late M***rs had that breather system
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby SteveClem » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:02 pm

If you can get the SU up and running stick with it. So much better than the Zenith carb.
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Re: 1959 Austin a35 restoration

Postby Bigdaz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:51 pm

Ok thank you all, so I need 5/16 unf pan head screws to hold the door hinge to the body, I'm not used to the Imperial stuff, i hopefully will get started on the hinge reinforcements this week, I'm a bit skint for a few weeks so thought I would take a look at the mechanical side which is more my comfort zone, whipped the head off today Carb and fuel pump, all look Serviceable just dirty, I'll re lap the valves and clean it up looks like it's got a little damp inside one cylinder and there's a little rust Ideally I'd strip the engine but for the time being asked I will clean it up with some wire wool and see what the compression is like after, I'll rebuild later if need be not hard or expensive
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