Charles Holford reports: Recently I was reviewing the article on pressure feed crankshaft three bearing engines. One came into my possession in 1969. They must be very rare for many reasons. How many Nippys were made with three bearing engines? Not so many and even fewer with pressure feed to the crank because they cost more and there was more choice of small sports cars by then. How many three bearing pressure feed engines are known to exist? In addition the pressure feed three bearing would have been just as liable to crankshaft fracture as the normal “spit and hope” three … Continue reading Three bearing Nippy engines #2
Steel-bodied cars shown in ascending chassis number order. Continue reading “photo register of Austin Nippy”
Here are pictures of an engine 262214 currently for sale in August 2017: The 3 bearing crankshaft came in at engine number 249052 Engine number, chassis 247765. The 3 bearing crank on Sports models arrived at chassis 257842. (so presumably, that … Continue reading Nippy 3 bearing engines
This loom was present in a 1937 car stored since 1954, after the crankshaft broke. Several have commented independently that it is as other original looms they have seen: “All the original looms I’ve seen have faded colours and degraded rubber … Continue reading original Nippy wiring 1936 and 1937
from a 1933 ’65’ from an early 1935 Nippy; the brown matches the wood dash. from a 1936 car (carpets screwed or riveted down) Continue reading Rare parts: Nippy dash carpet set
1937 Nippies had wind deflectors and Robert Foreman’s image of an export Nippy (presumably from the wheel/tyre specification) clearly shows these, perhaps on a new or near-new car. Gould’s book shows details of folding screens and several recent images have … Continue reading Nippy Folding Screens and Wind deflectors
This 1935 Nippy has a May ’37 axle. Marked 8 over 42 – so it is a 5.25, which ties with specification information. It has an ‘S’ mark where the Gould book suggests they may occur. So what, other than … Continue reading Nippy Rear Axle – what does an ‘S’ designate?
These images act as a developing set of sources for locating the original wiring routes around the engine bay. Original cars are best if they can be found, but the restored cars featured are used for the strength of their own … Continue reading Nippy and 65 engine bay wiring
These images act as sources for locating the original wiring routing down the driver’s side (RHD) to the rear of the car. Click images for larger slideshow. Send images if you have anything which adds to the material here. 1933 car … Continue reading Nippy and 65 O/S wiring loom run
The first Special Sports Parts list by Austin, reproduced in full here courtesy of Squeak on Austin Seven Friends; forum here.
Click on images for full screen gallery and to comment on individual pages. This one printed in 1936, but dealing with 1933/4 cars:
Continue reading “Austin Seven Sports Two-Seater Spare Parts List 1169 (Type 65 EB65 & Nippy) pub. 1936”
printed in 1937; the second Special Parts list by Austin, reproduced in full here. Click on images for full screen gallery and to comment on individual pages. Continue reading “Austin Nippy Sports: Special Spare Parts list 1406 (January 1937)”