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Old 23rd December 2006, 22:31   #1
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hello guys, am a very inactive member of Tbhp, dont post much. now i need some help from all you vintage car fans, my frnd owns a 1928 austin7 which is in quite a restorable shape..... he started the restoration work some times back from the engine, but unfortunately the piston rings got broken n stuck inside the ring grooves on the piston, n the grroves got further damaged when the mechanics tried to hammer it out..... n from then on the cars been gathering dust again. we have planned to start over the restoration again n so we need to know where we can get the pistons from, in and arnd chennai or 4 the fact anywhere in india? is there any other solution to the prob? i will soon be posting the pics of the damaged piston n the whole car..... waiting for a solution and a good reply from all of you.....
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hey guys anybody wanna help me out?
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Try contact TBhpian KarlosDeville. I consider him to be a leading expert in vintage autos.
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Hey baddy, check with Pudupet first.
If u dont find there,hook up with any of the classic car owners.They got a club where they help each other in restorations.So, u might get lucky.
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hello guys, am a very inactive member of Tbhp, dont post much. now i need some help from all you vintage car fans, my frnd owns a 1928 austin7 which is in quite a restorable shape..... he started the restoration work some times back from the engine, but unfortunately the piston rings got broken n stuck inside the ring grooves on the piston, n the grroves got further damaged when the mechanics tried to hammer it out..... n from then on the cars been gathering dust again. we have planned to start over the restoration again n so we need to know where we can get the pistons from, in and arnd chennai or 4 the fact anywhere in india? is there any other solution to the prob? i will soon be posting the pics of the damaged piston n the whole car..... waiting for a solution and a good reply from all of you.....

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Ok i may be able to help !
first do we have the original piston rings broken ones or what ever??
second where is this car parked which part of the city ?? town suburbs or central line?
drop me a line may be able to help
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hi sorry for the late reply, the car has still not been touched, we got it cleaned n some body works were done, so this time round we are getting very serious with the restoration..... n yes i do have the original piston along with conrod, the rings are present in 2 pistons(whose skirts are a lil chipped n damaged), i may consider buying the whole engine also if anybody has it, or can source us one, then pls contact this number 9840265567 its my friend "kamesh" who owns the car. as for the pics here they are:


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Plonk an esteem engine in!
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baddy, isn't the Austin 7 also called "The Baby Austin"?

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Can someone help me in beating nitrous up please .
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parts for austin seven are cheap and plentiful on ebay uk, the only issue is postge cost on heavy items. i have seen brand new hepolite piston sets selling for as low as 15 pounds, which is much cheaper than what most dealers charge here. i have bought several items on this site which worked out cheaper including postage costs, than prices demanded for inferior items here. for example, a brand new fresh stock brake master cylinder for my karmann ghia cost me 1200 rupees total from abroad. the one guy in delhi who had it wanted Rs3500, and the seals would have needed replacement.
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heh buddy, on a serious note, if we dont get the austin engine, we have a isuzu 1.8litre lying in the garage, so its going into the engine bay somehow, n making way for a hot rod project
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parts for austin seven are cheap and plentiful on ebay uk, the only issue is postge cost on heavy items. i have seen brand new hepolite piston sets selling for as low as 15 pounds, which is much cheaper than what most dealers charge here. i have bought several items on this site which worked out cheaper including postage costs, than prices demanded for inferior items here. for example, a brand new fresh stock brake master cylinder for my karmann ghia cost me 1200 rupees total from abroad. the one guy in delhi who had it wanted Rs3500, and the seals would have needed replacement.
thanx a lot buddy, wud surely look into it immediately. but the thing is it wud be more convinient if we get the whole engine in a decent shape. anyway thanx once again, i will chek it out
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could you reload the pics? they dont seem to be opening.
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sorry, adding the url links to the picture now
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...de/Austin1.jpg
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hope the links work, or else will upload it in some other site
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i donot know ur location. but piston ring, pistonand liner can be obtained/or manhufactured from bentic automobile, benticstreet kolkata, they will take round about 15 to 22 days for this job. price quoted are quite reasonable however negotiate before placing order. i have austin ruby of 1934.
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hello guys, am a very inactive member of Tbhp, dont post much. now i need some help from all you vintage car fans, my frnd owns a 1928 austin7 which is in quite a restorable shape..... he started the restoration work some times back from the engine, but unfortunately the piston rings got broken n stuck inside the ring grooves on the piston, n the grroves got further damaged when the mechanics tried to hammer it out..... n from then on the cars been gathering dust again. we have planned to start over the restoration again n so we need to know where we can get the pistons from, in and arnd chennai or 4 the fact anywhere in india? is there any other solution to the prob? i will soon be posting the pics of the damaged piston n the whole car..... waiting for a solution and a good reply from all of you.....
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hello guys, am a very inactive member of Tbhp, dont post much. now i need some help from all you vintage car fans, my frnd owns a 1928 austin7 which is in quite a restorable shape..... he started the restoration work some times back from the engine, but unfortunately the piston rings got broken n stuck inside the ring grooves on the piston, n the grroves got further damaged when the mechanics tried to hammer it out..... n from then on the cars been gathering dust again. we have planned to start over the restoration again n so we need to know where we can get the pistons from, in and arnd chennai or 4 the fact anywhere in india? is there any other solution to the prob? i will soon be posting the pics of the damaged piston n the whole car..... waiting for a solution and a good reply from all of you.....
Sorry for this reply after so many years now. Can we see some pics of the engine and also has the restoration progressed any further ? The enigne parts for this car can be imported from the UK. Getting parts for old cars has become really difficult nowadays. So that seems to be the workable option.

Let me know if i can help you in anyway in the restoration of this car.
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