1933 Austin 7

Oily Austin 7.

Paul has been continuing his work on the 1933 Austin 7. There was an oil leak. so he dropped the rear axle down in order

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Austin 7 back in!

We’ve welcomed back this 1933 maroon Austin 7 into our workshop this week. Paul has been working on it and he’s installed a new brake

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Getting Things Started

An old friend returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop this week in the form of our 1933 Austin Seven.

It came back to us so we could investigate a non-starting issue. After Tony collected the vehicle and brought it to the workshop, technician Neil cleaned the plugs as well as adjusted and cleaned the points.

Tony then loaded the car back into the trailer and returned it to its owner.

The Penny Dropped – Replacing the Core Plug on the 1933 Austin 7

The Bridge Classic Cars workshop have been tasked with finding the source of the water leak on the 1933 Austin 7 in with us.

Upon inspection, the team found the leak was coming from a broken core plug in the cylinder head. To remove these, the team ‘punch’ them out to shrink the head down and remove them. But, when the team went to remove the core plug they had an interesting surprise…

The team looked underneath the core plug and saw it was bronze. Normally these are silver but when the team looked closer they found a penny (stamped 1990) which had been previously put into the cylinder head to use as the core plug.

To fix this, the team have replaced them with high-quality actual core plugs and snuggly fit them into the cylinder head of the classic Austin. With that done, the team can now begin to check through the system and ensure the little 4-cylinder engine is working just as it should.

New Pieces – New Clutch and Ring Gear for the 1933 Austin 7

The brand new ring gear and clutch for the 1933 Austin 7 has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ.

These pieces have been machined for us to install into the classic Austin. Our technicians confirmed the customer’s concern of the clutch being burnt out.

These pieces will be fitted back up to the car soon so keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more on this amazing vintage Austin.

Oily Austin 7.

Paul has been continuing his work on the 1933 Austin 7. There was an oil leak. so he dropped the rear axle down in order to get to the gaskets and to re-seal at the drive shaft.

Austin 7 back in!

We’ve welcomed back this 1933 maroon Austin 7 into our workshop this week. Paul has been working on it and he’s installed a new brake light switch and new wires for it too. He’s been looking at the front brakes and the fuel tank float as well because of trouble with them. The front brakes aren’t working quite right and the fuel tank float is getting stuck and ending up showing the fuel as full, when in fact, it’s empty. Now Paul’s just waiting for the parts to arrive to fix these problems.