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Re: Recent new members

Post243109UTC ThuUTC2018-05-10T09:24:55+00:00 2018...17.52

I have just acquired A MK2 Countryman Deluxe in Fern Green and Snowberry White, I has been in our family since new
November 1961.
It has been dry stored for the past 28 years and is in remarkably good condition. It has 91,000on clock and Mot history shows that prior to being stored in the five years prior it covered some 150.miles.
After cleaningthe Fuel pump points and Contact breaker points she burst into life and runs a treat.

it my intention to put back on road.
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Post243108UTC ThuUTC2018-05-10T20:51:43+00:00 2018...17.52

I'm very envious. You've got probably the most sought-after A40, an early Mk2 Countryman. You needn't be surprised the A-series engine woke up so easily - it was just about the best little engine that ever came out of the motor industry and had a long and distinguished career. Don't be fooled, though, into thinking the car's ready for the road: the tyres will almost certainly be perished, the hydraulic fluid will need changing as will the rubber seals on the slave cylinders, and any petrol in the tank should be drained and replaced. No doubt others on our forums will have their own take on what needs doing, but but one thing's a certainty - you're in good company on here. Welcome!
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Re: Recent new members

Post243103UTC SatUTC2018-05-12T15:59:06+00:00 2018...17.52

Yes, welcome Auntie :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Recent new members

Post243109UTC SunUTC2018-05-13T09:15:30+00:00 2018...17.52

Welcome and congratulations on becoming an A40 owner.

I also have a MK2 Countryman ( Dec 1961 ).

To gain access to the clubs extensive range of spares, you will need to join the club.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243111UTC SunUTC2018-05-13T11:22:20+00:00 2018...17.52

To gain access to the clubs extensive range of spares, you will need to join the club.[/quote]

The deed he be done Ed :D
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Post243105UTC SunUTC2018-05-13T17:44:37+00:00 2018...17.52

Brilliant. Welcome, welcome
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Re: Recent new members

Post243110UTC ThuUTC2018-07-12T10:17:18+00:00 2018...17.52

Always difficult to value any car without seeing it but the price you mention is so cheap that it is worth taking a chance on.

If you choose to join our club, you will access to our extensive range of spares including bodywork repair panels.
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Post243110UTC ThuUTC2018-07-12T10:25:44+00:00 2018...17.52

Agreed............that's cheap. It would have had a 4.2 or 4.5 diff. Neither are difficult to locate, especially the 4.2.
To distinguish between Mk1s & Mk2s........the Mk2 grille finished "under" the headlights. Mk1s had a grey coloured dashboard. Early Mk2 dashboards were black, later Mk2s were painted to look like wood. A Countryman has an upwards opening back window. Also, the rear side windows don't open on a basic model of either Mks.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243108UTC MonUTC2018-07-16T08:44:29+00:00 2018...17.52

hi rourke, yes its worth a punt on it for that price, the diff.....you can use the diffs from an a30/35, morris minor, mg midget or a40, the only thing is you cant use the half shafts as they are different sizes you can only use shaft from an a40farina, i bet its one of the shafts thats gone and not the diff as the diffs are a hardy bit of kit, best of luck with your purchase. ;)
EMA KAY - racing ( A40 s/w group & Wessex group)
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Post243111UTC ThuUTC2018-12-06T11:00:05+00:00 2018...17.52

hi im fred perry i dont own a a40 but i know stoney in passing ;)
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