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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 29 Aug 2017, 04:20

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Would I have the first idea how to start it....probably not although starting handle was in situ at the front.

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Love the clock on the dash!

Zel, looks a great show. Thanks for the yellow cars. Enjoyed :)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 08:15

The Austin 7 swallow is one of my all time favourites. It looks like it would fit straight into the cars movie as mater's best buddy.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Aug 2017, 14:06

elma wrote:
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The Austin 7 swallow is one of my all time favourites. It looks like it would fit straight into the cars movie as mater's best buddy.


I did get a photo of the front of it too
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 15:00

I'll pop up s picture of the swallow version later if I get a chance.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Aug 2017, 16:28

The cream and green livery is pretty authentic for 1931.

This is an original brochure over 6 pages in colour! showcasing the green and cream nicely. I like the picture to illustrate the "for touring" mode (ie windscreen up!), and the "for racing" mode (windscreen folded down!)

Lovely beer/skinny latte table browse at the Pickled Egg Library!

http://archive.a7ca.org/wp-content/uploads/BR_730B.pdf

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 20:01

Here you are, the ultimate 7.
An Austin 7 Swallow.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Gibbo2286 » 29 Aug 2017, 20:05

Have any of you guys had the pleasure of driving an old Austin 7?

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 20:09

Not me, I've never actually seen one in motion.
This is probably the closest I've been so far.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 20:17

Should probably have said it was an Mg 12 something or other in a shade of Bugatti Blue. I saw so many cars on Sunday I can't remember it's full name but the last bit refers to the body shape and that it has no roof.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by myglaren » 29 Aug 2017, 20:44

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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Have any of you guys had the pleasure of driving an old Austin 7?

No but frequently was out with my mate in his parent's one.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Zelandeth » 29 Aug 2017, 20:45

There used to be quite a special little 7 that used to be a regular at my old local show at Fyvie Castle. Sure I recall it turning up at Alford on a couple of occasions as well.

Here are a couple of photos of mine from back in 2010.
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I have been lucky enough to drive a 7, albeit one that was very much stock rather than something this exotic. I seem to recall being surprised by how modern it actually felt compared to some cars, the only thing I remember being somewhat terrifying was the fact that the brake pedal really didn't seem to do very much.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Aug 2017, 21:31

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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Have any of you guys had the pleasure of driving an old Austin 7?


Not me Gibbo, but have you? That little sports model I saw in Thirsk, according to the brochure, with supercharger does 76.7mph in third, and 22.7mph in reverse. :)

I would have to work out how to start it first, and where the accelerator was.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Zelandeth » 29 Aug 2017, 21:56

While you've still got a manual advance/regard control on the wheel for the ignition system and a hand throttle, as I recall the rest of the controls on a 7 are pretty conventional and more or less where you'd expect them to be.

Not like a Model-T where you have to re learn completely from scratch the first time you drive one!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 22:03

Is that a hand throttle or the choke?
On the MG I was playing in the levers were advance and choke.
The foot controls were conventional.
Interestingly it was so old it predated leaded petrol and would run straight off the modern pump with no modification or additives.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 29 Aug 2017, 22:08

Theres a lovely scan of the manual for the 7 here.