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  1. k2timbo

    Austin K2 Ambulance first aid pannier.

    Thanks for the imput guys, there is a good site by some airbourne chaps with lots of photos of complete panniers and the different types, my thought is it's a Field Medical pannier. If I can find the photo I'll post it. Cheers Tim
  2. k2timbo

    Austin K2 Ambulance first aid pannier.

    I saw a post on a Great War forum about the type of pannier in ambulances (horse drawn), and having seen the photo of the production line in WW2 I assumed the practice continued. I remember talking to a K2 owner some years ago who had a list of equipment the K2 came with, leg splint etc but he seemed reluctant to pass it on. Regards Tim
  3. Bit of a long shot, does anyone know the type of RAMC wicker pannier that was supplied with the Austin K2 Ambulance? I have seen a picture on the net of the ambulance bodies being fitted and one of the workers is stood on the pannier but can I find it again!!!!! regards, Tim
  4. k2timbo

    Link arm bushes

    Yes I converted the sizes to the new fangled metric, I initially looked at suspension bushes but most companies only do bonded types so I've been concentrating on plain rubber bush suppliers. What I can't seen to get an answer on is how oversize does the bush have to be as it strikes me there must be some over/under sizing to give enough resistance when the thing is assembled. I can get some metric size that are close but require drilling out and shortening. I'm sure other restorers must have had a similar problem or is it just Austins. My quote should be "Wish I'd got a Bedford!"
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    Link arm bushes

    Can anyone help me with a supplier of rubber bushes. I had the rear set of link arms between the dampers and axle done a couple of years ago by an engineering firm but I have since realised they over drilled the internal dia and the lugs have worked their way out! I have started ringing round companies on the net but I'm getting a little disheartened by their general lack of interest, understanding or both. The sizes are external 1 1/2"x internal 1"x depth 1 3/4".
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    Austin K2 sling plate

    Hi folks, I'm looking for a rear axle rope sling plate for Austin K2, as pictured, also one to fit the offside front. Fingers crossed, Tim
  7. k2timbo

    Air Filter

    I found this in a box of spares at the back of my shed, anyone any idea what it's off? It's about 4 1/2" dia, 3" high and the outlet is just over 1 3/4". My first thought is early Austin with the Zenith carb.
  8. k2timbo

    Austin K2,K3,K9 Thermostat

    Thanks for the info, I'll give that a try, Cheers, Tim
  9. Hi folks, I am wanting to fit a thermostat to my K2, I have the housing but only the body of the thermostat, the rest has corroded away. It is a Smiths 30065/6 68c-154f. I think this is off a later engine I bought years ago which may have been fitted to a K9. The manual I have says for the wartime K2 the thermostat is a Smiths x30065/14. I know Smiths parts are rare now so two questions, is the bit I have left, off a K9 and what could I use "off the shelf" to fit now? Any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Tim
  10. k2timbo

    Austin K2 gearbox

    Hi David, thanks for the info, I was under the impression it was slightly softer than mild steel but it makes sense when you think you're only bending a small tab that is held tight against the nut. I think 40min of filing classes as a post Christmas work out, I'll have a bash tomorrow. All the best, Tim A little tidying up of the teeth and ready for fitting.
  11. k2timbo

    Austin K2 gearbox

    Happy New Year folks, new year new challenge, I'm looking for a lock washer for prop shaft flange at the rear of the gearbox, I've tried Halfords! Failing one available, does anyone know the type of metal used for lock washers with tabs, as I 'll have a go at making one.
  12. k2timbo

    Austin fan belt.

    Thank you.
  13. k2timbo

    Austin fan belt.

    Hi Richard, thanks for that, mine's on its laat legs. Cheers Tim
  14. k2timbo

    Austin fan belt.

    Can anyone help me out with a part number or modern equivalent for a fan belt for a wartime Austin k2 3.5Lt. I may have imagined this but are the WD type a deeper profile? Cheers, Tim
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