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Any other Austin A40 owners on here?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PA Gas, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. big giant head
    Joined: May 13, 2011
    Posts: 6

    big giant head
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    from Whangamata

    Got this one for $300 , 52 4 Door. When my buddy FINALLY gets his Model A truck legal we are gonna tear into it. It will be gasser style with a 389 Pontiac, should be a fun project.:)
     

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  2. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 435

    GasserTodd
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    Sold my mint A40 pickup today. New owner is way excited & Im way happy that it will be another gasser on the track within 12 months
     
  3. CheckeredDemon
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 4

    CheckeredDemon
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    I've got an Austin Devon, imported to the UK in 2010 from Washington DC.

    It's a left hand drive and has a 350 chevy and Thompson's garages front axle. I am hoping to make it look like a Gasser from around 1961, which is the year I was born.

    check out www.checkereddemon.co.uk for all the details.
     
  4. flak3dout
    Joined: Jun 19, 2012
    Posts: 6

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  5. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
    Posts: 726

    Gromit
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    Love A40's We have done up A35's and A90s etc here, but I don't think I have tinkered on one of those. I should rectify that
     
  6. micky69
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 287

    micky69
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    from Ohio

    Heres mine now.
     

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  7. Austin-A40-Dude
    Joined: Sep 8, 2011
    Posts: 2

    Austin-A40-Dude
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    Here's mine in process.
     

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  8. old car hound
    Joined: Feb 4, 2011
    Posts: 8

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    I am going on Friday to look at a 1949 austin devon saloon it has a ford 3.8 v6 and a automatic trans. by the pic I got the body looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. I am trading my basket case 74 Harley ironhead. will post more and some pics when I get her home.
     
  9. old car hound
    Joined: Feb 4, 2011
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    old car hound
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    I just took delivery of a 1949 austin a40 devon saloon. now can not wait for spring. it has a 82 ford 3.8 v6 with 3 speed automatic tranny and a narrowed ford 9" rear end will post pics when I figure out how
     
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  10. Austincarnut
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 18

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    I have one ........ooooooorrrr four right now...... 3 Dorsets and 1 Devon....might even be selling one or 2 soon.......by the way , Micky Hale your Austin is beautiful ... I just got finished watching you runnin' on Youtube !!!

    Dennis Austin
     

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  11. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648

    brad2v
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    Nearly. A couple weeks ago, spotted an ad for an A40 pickup with a 4 door parts car for $750. Needing another project like a hole in the head, I ignored it. For about 5 hours. But, I couldn't get it outa my head, so I looked again, the ad was gonzo. Probably for the best, I like sleeping inside.
     
  12. Hoarder !! Man i,ve been sitting here for a couple of minutes just drooling over your collection. Beautiful.
     
  13. And that's my Pontiac in the background!
     
  14. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

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    Finally got one dont need it but I want it want a 2 dr got a 4, dr anglia frame, a1 frt plans chopped hemi all for fun not to serious man finally........ now I,m a a40 guy one of the cars tha started it all for me thanks Denny Dunkirk car show at Har Mar late 60,s
     
  15. BobG
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 350

    BobG
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    This was one of mine
     

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  16. BobG
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 350

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    Plum Crazy is the same car above and the yellow car was my Gasser that I put together a few years back... sold it to a guy in Texas
     

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  17. 66nova383
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 87

    66nova383
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    from oregon

    Here is my Austin it took me about 3 years to get to this point.Custom chassis,10 point cage,4 bar front and rear with 9"and 350 gears.Also has a 355 sbc with nash 4+1.
     

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  18. 66nova383
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 87

    66nova383
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    from oregon

    This is how it looked when I got it,after washing the bird crap off it from sitting in the barn for 22 years.
     

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  19. micky69
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 287

    micky69
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    from Ohio

    Nice ride! Dig the green color.
     
  20. Love the colour. Looks so nice with all the chrome trim , even got the semaphores in place.
     
  21. 66nova383
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 87

    66nova383
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    from oregon

    Thanks Micky and 34 for the nice comments,I'm real happy with how its turning out.
     
  22. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Very nice job! Hope to see it around this coming summer!
     
  23. 66nova383
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 87

    66nova383
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    from oregon

    Thanks,I hope to have it out this summer,probably wont have interior done but I should be out with it.
     
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  24. Devonrod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 73

    Devonrod
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    from london uk

    Looking very good, never seen one in that green, looks great.
     
  25. Gasserman
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 616

    Gasserman
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    from Tulsa OK

    Just about got mine ready to drive. Pictures pretty much say it better than I can.
     

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  26. 9sectruck
    Joined: Dec 2, 2012
    Posts: 361

    9sectruck
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    That is a great looking ride Gasserman, think you got the stance spot on.
    First drive should get your attention.
    What size are the carbs?
     
  27. Gasserman
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 616

    Gasserman
    Member
    from Tulsa OK

    The carbs are 850 double pumpers. I still think they are a little big ,but the gentleman who build the blower & manifold says no. His quote is "it doesn`t care it`s a blower motor."
     
  28. Devonrod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 73

    Devonrod
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    from london uk

    Gasserman, looking good, but I see you have got the dreaded Austin door handle droop ! the fix is easy just take the handle off and twist the shaft in a vise till it hangs straight, this will take up slack in the lock, they even came fron the factory with droop like this !
     
  29. hotrod32-45
    Joined: Jul 11, 2013
    Posts: 2

    hotrod32-45
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    I like your Austin PU. I have one gasser style with Chevy running gear. I want to build the second one with a early Hemi ( no leg room } What front end setup do you have? Is it a production unit? Jim
     
  30. HotRodHoon
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 23

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    Just bought this sitting 40 years its been lowered dual exhaust and Holden carb no rot just cool patina
     

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