• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Austin A40 Somerset build

Offline
I have recently picked up an Austin A40 Somerset ( which the PO claimed to be a 1948 A40?) and I think this will be a long term build as my wife feels we should fix it up for car shows and such, I am inclined to agree with her, after all it only needs cosmetics, an interior, gearbox work, brakes, clutch master and slave cylinder, and to get the engine to fire :highly_amused::highly_amused::highly_amused:
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Nice! O please please please keep us posted - with lots of pics.
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Oh, and welcome!
 

Sherlock

Yoda
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Welcome from just down the highway... :thumbsup: Besides this fine forum, also try to make some contact with the British Saloon Car Club of Canada, with a membership across Canada (and even some Americans too) who play around with some of the more unusual British cars...
 
OP
B
Offline
Welcome from just down the highway... :thumbsup: Besides this fine forum, also try to make some contact with the British Saloon Car Club of Canada, with a membership across Canada (and even some Americans too) who play around with some of the more unusual British cars...
Thanks for the advice I will probably look into it when I get closer to starting work on it ( I have a 1953 International R130 that I must complete first for my daily driver)
 

Sherlock

Yoda
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Thanks for the advice I will probably look into it when I get closer to starting work on it ( I have a 1953 International R130 that I must complete first for my daily driver)

Sounds like a good Albertan :grin: Must have an old pickup
 

PhilW

Jedi Hopeful
Offline
I think you have found EXACTALLY what I have been searching for, and i've been looking for many years. A woman with a sense of humor. I never thought to look to the north.

Phil.
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Awesome! a bit of buffing and polish and you are good to go!
 
Country flag
Offline
I think you need to name your car Leon - as in Spinks....it has a few teefuses knocked out!!! :D
 
OP
B
Offline
If you find a windshield source let me know.

I wound up having to get 2 more A40 Somersets I traded a 1979 Ford E250 "Funcraft" for the pair. My intention is to fix 2 out of the 3 and use the 3rd for parts. Come to think of it there's a guy in Saskatchewan with a shell that has a decent windscreen I'll see about it and let you know if he still has it.
 
OP
B
Offline
This is my #2 A40 and from what I gather it is in the best shape (body wise) of all 3 of them. IMG_5181.jpgThe 3rd will be delivered after hunting season to my garage as well.
:wink-new:
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Nice! But please tell me that white stuff is dandruff - please....
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
S austin a40 somerset chassis swap/upgrade Restoration & Tools 2
B How many of you have or had an Austin A40 Somerset Other British Cars 16
Grannieannie 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Other British Cars 17
S Austin A40 Somerset convertible Chicago CL Other British Cars 0
C Austin A40 Sport Convertible? Help! Other British Cars 3
B Dashboard color Austin A40 Devon 1948 Restoration & Tools 2
H Wanted Austin A30, A35, A40 or similar British car in good condition, ready to drive. Other British Classifieds 3
V For Sale 1952 Austin A40 Sports Other British Classifieds 0
J 1951 Austin Devon A40 ID plate Restoration & Tools 3
C Brakes on Austin A40 Sport Other British Cars 6
aeronca65t Austin A40-mine many years ago Other British Cars 1
78Z Interesting Austin A40 Stuff Other British Cars 5
aeronca65t Austin A40 Other British Cars 5
78Z Austin A40 Convertible Other British Cars 12
gsalt57tr3 Sprite wheel parts compatability for A40 Austin Austin Healey 5
T looking for any info on a 1950 austin A40?? Other British Cars 5
Sherlock Austin A40 Pickup Other British Cars 2
E austin van heater removal Other British Cars 0
I Austin-Healey BN1 Parts List Austin Healey 4
T Shipping an Austin-Healey to Australia Austin Healey 0
R New to Austin Healey Austin Healey 7
G Custom-Bodied Austin-Healey 3000 Coupe Austin Healey 17
C Austin Sheerline Other British Classifieds 0
C Austin Sheerline British Motor Corp 1
A 1965 AUSTIN TAXI British Motor Corp 3
dougie Bruce McLaren's start in an Austin Healey Austin Healey 0
78Z Austin Somersets dumped in Vancouver Bay Other British Cars 1
S 1966 Austin cab British Motor Corp 2
lbcspinners New article today from Hagerty Media: the Austin-Healey Sprite Austin Healey 0
K 1966 Austin 1100 carbs? British Motor Corp 1
T Austin A-90 Atlantic convertible parts Other British Classifieds 1
A Color Matching Austin CU 50 "Dominican Blue" British Motor Corp 3
dougie Austin-Healey 100 Documentary Austin Healey 3
M Austin Healey Book by Geoff and Signatures Austin Healey 3
John Turney Not an Austin But a Healey Nonetheless Austin Healey 11
H 100-6 Austin-Healey Austin Healey 7
P For Sale Assorted Austin vehicles for sale Other British Classifieds 2
L For Sale 1964 Austin FX4 London Taxi Other British Classifieds 1
T For Sale 1961 Austin Healey BT-7 for sale Austin Healey Classifieds 0
G Austin Healey Fiberfab Banshee Austin Healey 1
red57 Wanted WTB Early Austin Healey Horns Austin Healey Classifieds 1
L For Sale 1960 Austin Healey steel oem wheels Austin Healey Classifieds 0
F Check for matching nrs Austin Healey MK2 Austin Healey 3
Editor_Reid For Sale 1956 Austin-Healey 100M [real one] Austin Healey Classifieds 0
T Pertronix distributor install into Austin Healey 100/6 Austin Healey 12
S For Sale Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Factory Body Parts Manuals - 1958 - 1974 Austin Healey Classifieds 0
S For Sale Austin Healey 100-4 Factory Parts Manual on CD/ROM Austin Healey Classifieds 0
S For Sale Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite MK 1 Factory Workshop Manual on CD/ROM Austin Healey Classifieds 0
S For Sale Austin Healey 100-4 Factory Workshop Manual on CD/ROM Austin Healey Classifieds 0
S For Sale Austin and Morris MINI Factory Workshop Manual on CD/ROM - All Models 1959 - 1967 Other British Classifieds 0

Similar threads

Top