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    Oops I did it again



    a long trip and a commitment to buy:

    $_59 (2).JPG

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    and yes, complete but the biggest project I have ever undertaken.
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    And it is a?

    Like my wife said when I brought my TR3A home. "Its in a million pieces" "can you fix it?"

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    Re: Oops I did it again

    An erector set!!!
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    The perfect project for the man with a hoe-lotta extra time on his hands!
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Austin JP??

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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Long winter?
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    Austin JP??
    No. Toronto.
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    Austin JP??
    Seriously, . Yes. 1930 Austin 7 boat tail tourer. Showed up on Kijiji about a month ago. Previous owner who turns 80 in July drove it on his honeymoon, brought it to Canada in boxes where it has sat for 50 or so years? He is not getting to it, already has a car (see spotted sub forum) and wanted to know it wouldn't be parted out. It is a big job for a tiny car but I have been dreaming about a pre-war car for a while now. Actually I have dreaming of a century old car - but this will be 90 next year so we are close.

    This is (obviously) not the car but this is the same make and model:

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    Congrats on the new toy!

    But it sure looks like a 1930 Jowett Seven in the Spotted thread ...
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    Thought I recognized the engine correctly. I had one when I was in my teens, actually a sedan. Driving it too hard, as kids back then would do, I cracked the lower aluminum crankcase (dumb) and sold it. Be surprised just how many kids you could pile in one of those tiny cars! PJ

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    Paul - you have quite a memory! I didn't even realize there was an engine in those photos. The four plugs I thought were in some kind of testing box. Must be one of the smallest four cylinder engines around back then.
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Man its going to be tough to fit a V8 in there but I'm confident you can get it to fit...

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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchy99 View Post
    Man its going to be tough to fit a V8 in there but I'm confident you can get it to fit...
    You are a wicked man! but, yes, where there is a will....

    austin v8.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Paul - you have quite a memory! I didn't even realize there was an engine in those photos. The four plugs I thought were in some kind of testing box. Must be one of the smallest four cylinder engines around back then.
    750 cc.

    BTW look again, the middle picture is an upsidedown engine - not a transmission as I initially thought. The transmission (check the last photo) is about as big as a 1 gallon milk jug!
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    By the way, does it have a chassis and body?

    Enquiring minds want to know!
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Now that is a project!
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Paul - you have quite a memory! I didn't even realize there was an engine in those photos. The four plugs I thought were in some kind of testing box. Must be one of the smallest four-cylinder engines around back then.
    Tom, it was a very small engine and didn't have much power, but it was as quiet as a church mouse and ran smooth as any engine I can remember. Unusual starter setup and the carburetor was about the size as the one on my lawn mowers, can't remember if it was an up or downdraft. I'm surprised I can remember that much about it.

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    Here's where the starter mounted on mine. PJ


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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Welcome to the pre-war club!
    Cheers,
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    Re: Oops I did it again

    Thought you were going all Britney on us.

    "There are three kinds of men. One who learns by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on that electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers
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