80 mph in an A30

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#1 80 mph in an A30

Post by abowie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:16 pm

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#2 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by MSM » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 pm

and column change!!!
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#3 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Series1 Stu » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:46 pm

I didn't think they would do 80mph.

I remember my grandad had one and he had to take a different route home one day after we'd been fishing because it wouldn't make it up a hill!

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#4 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by abowie » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:35 am

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:46 pm
I didn't think they would do 80mph.
I admit to being astonished and horrified in equal measure.

Was interesting to see that they thought that 20,000 miles might break the engines. Also that they seemed to be changing tyres.
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#5 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Jeremy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 am

A teacher of mine at primary school had an A30. I thought it a truly horrible car in every respect... :cry:
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#6 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by christopher storey » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:35 am

None of these were A 30s. These were the later generation of mid 50s Austins which ran from the A40 replacement for the Somerset ( 1200cc) which only lasted a year and morphed into the A50 ( 1489cc) to A90 ( 2639cc) . They were all competent cars, and I think the 80mph one was a flat out A50 .

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#7 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:03 am

Presumably white metal bearings hand lapped by piecework employees isn't a recipe for longevity.

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#8 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by malcolm » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am

I liked the comment "the Autobahn carries a high volume of traffic" as we see about a dozen cars cruising along. Wonder what the commentator would make of the M25
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#9 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Robsan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:22 pm

I remember these back in the 60's.......... an often alternative to a mini for going a bit faster. They were that bit too small for me but the guys I knew that persevered sang their praise


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#10 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by christopher storey » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:48 pm

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:03 am
Presumably white metal bearings hand lapped by piecework employees isn't a recipe for longevity.

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Stu - oh no, by this time about the only major manufacturer not using shells was Ford, which persisted with white metal ( in the sidevalves at any rate ) until the introuduction of the 100E

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#11 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 pm

Christopher, the 100E had white metal bearings because it too was side valve. It was the 107E that had a pushrod engine.

My first project was a 110bhp 1640cc Kent engine into a 100E using a 107E engine cross member.

It was a little screamer.

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#12 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Tony » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:21 am

I had a Ford Angela 100E and put a Ford Classic GT engine in it with twin coke webbers. I used the 107E engine mount frame.
You will have to excuse the cravat. It was all in for the period.
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#13 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by christopher storey » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:09 am

Series1 Stu wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Christopher, the 100E had white metal bearings because it too was side valve. It was the 107E that had a pushrod engine.


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Stu - yes I know the 100E was sidevalve, but for various reasons it received a significant redesign from the E93A including the incorporation of shells AFAIK

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#14 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by malcolm » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am

Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E? I had a 105E that had pushrods, and bent valves, and a cracked piston......
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#15 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by christopher storey » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:06 pm

The 100E was sidevalve. What I think you are thinking of is that there were several inlet overhead valve conversions going the rounds in the 50s of which IIRC Derrington was the most popular. The 105E and the 107E were the same 997ccengine with the ultrashort short stroke introduced in 1959 . The difference was that the 105E went in the New ( reverse window) Anglia and the 107E went into the conventional 4 door Prefect

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#16 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by malcolm » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:36 pm

Gotcha. :thankyouyellow:
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#17 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by abowie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:17 pm

malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am
Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E?
How do you guys know all this??!!
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#18 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:24 pm

It rains a lot in England so we stay in and read and play with engines.

That's why we're hopeless at sports.....
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#19 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:36 pm

malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am
Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E? I had a 105E that had pushrods, and bent valves, and a cracked piston......
The 105E was launched in 1959 and, at the same time, the Prefect was given the tiny Kent engine. The 100E remained in production in basic form and gained the name Popular. A dreadful little car but it was very solidly built. It responded very well to a threefold increase in power.

The hardest part of my project was converting it to electric wipers, which improved it's usability immensely.

Yes, sorry Christopher, it did have shell bearings. Mea culpa.

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#20 Re: 80 mph in an A30

Post by malcolm » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:50 am

abowie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:17 pm
malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am
Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E?
How do you guys know all this??!!
Because we're really old, and used to own these cars!! :sad:
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