A nice piece from 1995 on a 1933 ’65’ – perhaps we can find an update on the car sometime? Continue reading A Westmorland 65 in Cornwall
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?
This auction result from 2011 suggests a Nippy, but its body number equates to B9-2020, which sits it firmly as a 65. I wonder what its chassis number is, which would confirm things. Its Bluemel steering wheel also hints that … Continue reading Whatever happened to BDH 24?
After getting lost in copies of Pitman’s, the original handbook and various charts, I’ve put it all into a simple list (with more excellent info from those on Austin Seven Friends forum) so I can pin something on the car … Continue reading Austin 7 Lubrication list
I chanced upon a lone wheel from a house clearance. Its role (roll?) now lost, an 85 year old marooned in a modern, changed world. What struck me was the detail of neglect, inattention and obscurity. Lost paint, a bright hue now faded to something jewel-like; the construction of the ATS-brand remould, dating from perhaps 50 years ago. Rough and rudimentary attention to preserve or fix, now giving patina and delight. Still holding air, still basically sound, just needing an oily-rag vehicle to act as a spare for, to give it some purpose again. Continue reading A vintage wheel