RF (3) pillar structure

Ken Kimber reports on his late RF: The offside pillar was totally rotten and removed for replacement. This revealed (below) that it was supported throughout its length by the metal angle iron but also that at the top it simply butted against the horizontal roof timbers with no joint visible. The nearside is identical to the offside so I am sure it is as it left the factory: Images below are of the underside of the scuttle and show that on the nearside the timber support for the bottom edge of the aluminium sheet is missing – there is no sign … Continue reading RF (3) pillar structure

Windscreen frame sizes

The one piece windscreen changes between models. This shows the measurements from a 1930 RK, which seems to directly mirror what is found on a 1929 RF (3) model with similar separate roof peak, although there is variation from 16.5 to 16.75″ at the outer edge. The tapering under-section is also the same, although some cars seem to have a regular 1 3/4″ throughout. Theses are the dimensions (in white boxes) of an earlier RF (2) with integral windscreen peak and the under-section is seen to not be tapering; please make contact if you have different. One 1930 AE Tourer … Continue reading Windscreen frame sizes

A fabric RF for auction

A nice original 1929 RF- an RF(3) variant for identification purposes – originally from Somerset (formerly YC4791) going to auction in July 2018; let us know if you are the new owner! The chassis number appears to be A8 series which would be recorded in the few remaining Austin ledgers. The “Heritage” records known to survive are for just four sequences of cars: March-June 1929; A8 series -Ch. 77535 – 87433 June-Dec 1929; A9 series – Ch. 87434 – 97332 April-Oct 1930; B1 series – Ch. 107228 – 117126 Jan-June 1931; B3 series – Ch. 127026 – 136924   Continue reading A fabric RF for auction