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1949 singer nine roadster restoration by ladies

Josandra

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Please follow along

car panels removed for soda blasting.

drivers door the worst damage.

Dismantled for re skin.
 

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NutmegCT

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Bravo! Anyone who can do bodywork is worthy of reverance.

How's the engine and drivetrain?

(Please start a blog so we can follow your progress.)

Tom M.
 

pdplot

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You deserve an A for effort. Long time ago - 1954 or so, a guy advertised a Singer roadster for sale in the local paper. With a friend, I took it out on a test ride. The gearshift knob came off in my hand, the door handle broke, the brakes and steering were horrible,,,I quickly brought the car back, waved bye bye to the owner and took off - fast. Vaughan Motors in New York - Bill Vaughan - handled them here in the States. Due to competition with the MG TD, they never sold. Bill Vaughan sold me my TR3 in 1956. Quite a character.
 

Josandra

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Thank u pdplot
loved your story made me smile hard..hope our 1st drive is smoother..it’s our poor ladies cheap mg...but it will look magic..
 

Bayless

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Looks like a real project. Hey, it is always great to see ladies and youngsters interested in our favorite hobby. Do keep us posted on your progress.
 

HealeyRick

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For those that have attended the British Invasion show in Stowe, VT, the displays of the Singer club are always something to look forward to:

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pdplot

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Car magazines of the day were in praise of the Singer for having a full 1500 cc engine when the TD and TD and early TF only had 1250 cc. I believe the engine was an overhead cam design and probably the best part of the car. I believe it was also used in the HRG sports car, a few of which were brought over here and raced and hillclimbed. Your car may have had a smaller engine. I'll have to look it up. Anyway - when you've finished, you'll have a relatively rare car. Good luck - and don't forget to tighten those door handles and gearshift knobs!
 

Josandra

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Thank u bayless..happy to share our ups & downs...can’t wait to crank it

healyrick we have a few classic cars shows but nothing like your amazing shows..Loved the pictures

pdplot thank u..just spoke to an older chappie & he said the same on engine.will double check everything..
 

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Good news engine looks good...it also turns..

good news grabbed another ignition switch..ours missing parts.

dirt worms in radiator..
 

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Pat MM

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What a great project! I had a Minx convertible and always wanted a Singer like yours. I have a friend who has side curtains for sale from her Singer that has been gone for decades, but shipping would probably be prohibitively expensive.
 

Jerry

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A lot of those parts look like my Morris 8 from 1936, but you have a lot more engine to work with. Great project.
 

DavidApp

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Went to a car show last weekend and the first car there was a 1952 Singer 4AD Roadster. It was immaculate. This is only the second Singer I have seen.

David
Singer 4AD Roadster 1952.jpg
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DavidApp

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Looking at the photo of the engine I presume the cam shaft is directly below the rocker assembly. I could not find a drawing of the Singer engine.

David

Good news engine looks good...it also turns..

good news grabbed another ignition switch..ours missing parts.

dirt worms in radiator..
 

Pat MM

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A lot of those parts look like my Morris 8 from 1936, but you have a lot more engine to work with. Great project.

My brother is working on a '37 Morris 8 Tourer. It's a big project since the wood is all shot & he hasn't been able to find any. Is your's a complete and a driver? There don't seem to be many in the states.
 

Josandra

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Thanks guys...still working on singer..

we skinned the doors which took months in between jobs.

running boards also complete..

trafficator cutting done.

leather interior made.
 

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78Z

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Fantastic. I always love to see these less mainstream cars get restored. Nicely done so far.
 

DavidApp

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Making great progress on the Singer project.
Do you have a photo showing how the cams operate the rockers? It is hard to see from the top view but it looks like Singer had their own design for the cam shaft.

David
 
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