Our 1934 Austin Nippy has had a strange issue with its crank shaft spring which got caught inside the engine. As seen in the illustrations below, the spring is meant to sit back however it had moved along the crank shaft and into the engine. This has now been taken apart and amended, meaning the only thing left to do is to take it for a test drive again.
Our 1934 Austin Seven Nippy has been completed as of today and we’re delighted to see it up and running! Gordan and Craig took it out for a test ride and it ran perfectly. With the engine and bonnet back on and all issues resolved, this little Nippy is set to go!
These tangled looking metal pieces are fondly named ‘mousetrap springs’ which are fitted on the clutch fork fingers. However, these have unfortunately given in and in the process of their demise, got caught in the clutch. Although we managed to rescue these springs, it has meant we’ve had to take the engine back out of our Austin Nippy Seven and order new mousetrap springs and clutch fingers.
We’re delighted to announce that our little 1934 Austin Seven Nippy engine has been fully restored. We’re currently awaiting the fly wheel and clutch to arrive but otherwise the engine is ready to be fitted back in!
We’ve received our 1934 Austin Seven Nippy engine back and can now begin reinstalling the engine back into the Austin. This little motor will be nippy in no time!
Below you can see the re-conditioned engine with its new crank case from Ian R Bancroft Restorations: