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Greg


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7 Comments

Reply Frank Carroll
7:23 AM on May 6, 2016 
Hi Greg - having done some research on these, I'm ready to look a buying a tourer. do you know of any for sale? Frank.
Reply Mick D
3:02 PM on August 10, 2015 
Hi Greg
Many thanks for your help The engine seized while the car was in storage I will try that
Regards
Mick
Reply Robert Parker
10:20 AM on March 6, 2014 
Hi Greg
I love your lineup of 8's.
I'm an A8 Tourer owner in Perth. I'm midway thru a rebuild, but need some gearbox parts. If you have any connections or ideas please email me on rpar1957@gmail.com or call on 0419906753.
Regards, Robert Parker
Reply Keith
3:59 PM on December 22, 2012 
Hi Greg. The fuel 12v to 6v unit for the fuel gauge worked well until the float filled with fuel and fuel started leaking thru the terminal. I expect it to be ok once I do some repairs.
Reply Keith
7:41 AM on August 28, 2011 
Hi Greg, I bought a little device on Ebay from an american hotrod site specifically for 6v fuel gauges on a 12v system. Not tested it yet. The Austin 6v starter works fine on 12v. I did the same on a VW beetle years ago and never burnt it out. The austin engine starts well and the starter doesn't get too hot using it for short bursts. The coil is a 12v unit and light globes are 12v. I am not using the 6v servo dipper in the headlights, but a 12v sealed beam unit. Hope this helps Keith.
Reply Keith
7:28 AM on August 25, 2011 
Hello Greg, yes I do have many photo's of the restoration. I am currently away from home but I'll make contact with you when back home and send as many as you like. I have converted mine to 12v using a mini generator and regulator and adapting the Austin pulley and fan. Looks very original to the casual observer. I had to design a wiring loom from scratch so I have set it up with indicators as well. I have a quote some where from a place in Adelaide who can supply head gaskets, bearings, and pistons if you need them. I built my engine with secondhand parts. It runs well, but has only been run for about 40 minutes so far. KW
Reply Keith
9:22 AM on August 23, 2011 
Hello Greg. Good to see there a few "8's" still running in Australia. Looks like yours are both mobile. I have a little way to go yet but as the weather warms up the painting will start. I have seen a few old adverts but none recently. Talk soon. Keith