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Re: Recent new members

Post243111UTC FriUTC2015-07-10T11:48:30+00:00 2018...17.52

Aha! a New Zealand contact - we haven't got a Club member there (yet!!) And good luck with the fettling, DaveJohn...
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Re: Recent new members

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rourke wrote:HI

I am rourke from South Africa.

I know of a a40 1962 model and am looking to buy it.

It is standing for a long time under a roof and I knew the old man who owned it. He told me the engine was redone head and all, but just after that the diff broke. I believe this car to be very rare in SA as I have only seen 2 thus far.

I had a look at it and it looks solid except for bonnet showing rust and bootlid and hinges. I still need to inspect the car properly underneath.

Obviously I am here for advice and learning.

I got the reg papers but have been eaten by time and only a few things are present on it ,like t being a 1962 model. Thus means a full re-intro to the traffic authorities.

If there are people on here from SA which I doubt, let me know.


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Rourke
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I believe there is another in SA ,Derek Minter(spares) has been dealing with him, or our memb. sec. will know for sure
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Re: Recent new members

Post243111UTC WedUTC2015-07-15T11:52:10+00:00 2018...17.52

Welcome to all new online users.

You must be a full member of the club to access spares but moist things can be sourced.

Derek Minter is the man to contact once you have a membership number.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243104UTC WedUTC2015-07-15T16:15:39+00:00 2018...17.52

rourke wrote:Hi

Thanks a lot for the reply?

Is spares very scares?

Is there sites that sell online spares for these cars? I have been searchcing but no luck only mini has spares online.

Will I find a replacement diff?

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My first reply seems to be floating around in cyberspace so -----
A replacement diff can be sourced from the later Morris Minor

If the A40 you are interested in has a 948cc engine you require a 4.55 to 1 ratio diff
for a 1098cc engine you require a 4.22 to 1

You can fit a 4.22 to a 948
4.55 to a 1098 engine while it will fit is not reccomended
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Re: Recent new members

Post243105UTC WedUTC2015-07-15T17:51:20+00:00 2018...17.52

Hi Rourke........and WELCOME.
The diff is perhaps one of the easiest items to source. A30, A35, Midget, Sprite, Morris Minor, Riley 1.5 & Wolseley 1500 all used the same item......allbeit with varying ratios. Yours will be a 4.2..........the easiest of them all to find. Ok, perhaps a pain to find in South Africa, but they're plentiful here in Blighty !
Body panels are a problem................!
Chairman Ed is correct, you really can't afford not to be a member, so as to take advantage of our spares scheme.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243107UTC WedUTC2015-07-15T19:32:35+00:00 2018...17.52

[quote="dave the rave"].
Yours will be a 4.2..........the easiest of them all to find. Ok,
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Possibly 4.55 Dave .Early Mk2s had 948cc engine
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Re: Recent new members

Post243107UTC WedUTC2015-07-15T19:55:30+00:00 2018...17.52

Hi Rourke, welcome to the forums. I'm sure the experts on here will be able to sort out your probs and we're glad to help.
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Re: Recent new members

Post243104UTC SatUTC2015-07-18T16:07:49+00:00 2018...17.52

welcome rourke, i do believe that there are some other members out your way and yes i does pay to be a member no matter where you live in the world
EMA KAY - racing ( A40 s/w group & Wessex group)
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Re: Recent new members

Post243110UTC SunUTC2015-07-19T10:30:05+00:00 2018...17.52

Believe me, Rourke, your Club membership is important in several ways:

:: the annual subscription is a lowly £15 and the £7 is just a joining fee. We had to introduce that because some folk used to join for £15, get the spares they wanted, and didn't re-join the following year. This is unfair to the regular members because they support the Club all the time.
:: Members also receive a quarterly A5-format 32-page colour magazine which is paid for by the subscriptions.
:: There's also this website which itself is funded by the subs.
:: Nobody on the committee takes any expenses whatsoever and that keeps the subs so very low because they pay for Club work from their own pockets.

So far as the question of whether an A40 is worth saving; well, the old birds have survived for over 50 years now and their current owners are custodians for the next owner. Owners come and go, but the cars remain part of a dwindling number. If your car is estimated at £263 then that's a fair price for one needing a lot of work although it depends on whether she's a saloon (opening boot lid) or a Countryman model (rear window also lifts up). The Mark 1 has a wavy radiator grille while the Mark 2's is a straight one. Mark 1s tend to attract higher prices. Here in the UK the prices have increased very much over the past two or three years as people begin to realise how relatively rare the little cars have become.

Finally, never mind the perceived value - a well set-up A40 is really good fun to drive and will always attract attention because there are so few on the roads (certainly in your neck of the woods). I believe we have two other members in South Africa so you won't be waving at them very often!!
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Re: Recent new members

Post243002UTC TueUTC2015-11-24T02:12:48+00:00 2018...17.52

Just an observation.............of the last 16 forum registrations since Sept 18th...........only 4 have visited the site, AND none have posted...............sad, very sad :?: ( 6 of the 16 are club members ).
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