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im new happy owner Austin K2y, very nice original condition, preparate restoration, look for Austin speedometer and instrument case







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thanks, Richard, its true,


now have new pistons, and little work on chassis and cab, ou and new tyres 10,5-16






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Hi I like the tyers, I got some Mitus? going back a bit they had Implement branded on the side walls so that limited the top speed to 40KMH out here in aussie, so I got wallace wade see tread, I will get a more road friendly type next.

instrument part dos. may help.

Instrument case (Complete)

Austin Pt.no. 2H 3415

oil gauge 0-40 (later type 0-60)  smiths pt.no. X.49371/1 or X45817.

Austin pt.no. 2H 1991,

MOD part no. MT1/SM/49371/1.

Ammeter  20-0-20 Lucas CZ20.L11 364470,

Austin Pt.no. 2H 1992.

MOD Pt.no.  MT4/LU/364470 or MT4/LU/36002,

Petrol gauge smiths pt.no. X.47169

Austin pt.no. 2H 1992

MOD pt.no. MT1/SM/47169

Speedo. Smiths, X.42839/31, Austin pt.no. 2H 3414,

or X.51807/3, Austin pt.no. 2H 3717. MOD pt.no. MT1/SM/51807/3,

I will look out for some,

fitted to 3.5 trucks 1939-49.

0-60 psi 1949 on 4ltr. trucks






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Hello to Australia,

tyres is "Mitas" new production 10,50-16,


and sorry I dont understand all text, 


You are owner Austin K2y ambulance?


I make restoration drivers seat, last job on my ambulance.








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Hi H.

Yes I have a 1941 model K2Y,

I tried the Mitas, but as I said they came with the word implement branded on both sides, so I would only be able to do 40 KMH here.

So I had to send them back.

I send you list of part numbers for the instruments,

 So for each part I sent you the,


Makers part no.

Austin Part No.

War department Part No.

may help with a parts search.




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Thank you Rupert, I have all this items, my problém is now engine...

And little more work on cab Ambulance... 


drives seat is good, as in Bus




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more work, more news, ambulance is on new tyres, engine is back, gearbox repair, atc.












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Hi Higgins,

Well its coming along, Well done

i hope you do not mind me being a bit critical here, the speedo is not quite right,

I do really appreciate how hard it is these days to get the right parts, 

there should be a brass plate fitted around the choke pull. although I have rarely seen this fitted.

I think I have an illustration some where.

the fuel tank and brake light switches should be Lucas 30001A, 2H3771, MD6L9. levers pointing down,

ch.no. 23844 onwards, as as a rebuilt model A1782244 this would be the case anyway.


The lower 2( 2/3) pictures are of easy rebuilt models with the later type dash panel fitted, the above Ambulance has quite an early scuttle fitted.

The top Ambulance would be like this as standard.

these pictures are of course of restored Ambulances so they are not completely original or right, depending how you look at things, as least they are saved, ready for the next rebuild.


This Ambulance is a very early model, and is made up of bits, note the choke fitted to the engine cover.

As this has an early dash panel fitted, the ign. switch in the centre.

I will need to look into the F.tank and horn as this is shown  like this on later models.



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Hi Higgins

I checked the rebuilt switch although the switchesI think I am wrong here,

as the holes in the dash are drilled differently, So fitting later switches to an early dash makes the levers point down wards.


early switches on early dash.

later switches on an early dash, but with the raised sign. switich

To be fair it does make sense to fit them this way as it keeps the water out etc, as with the flood lamp switches, hence my error.


keep with the good work I know how hard it is to work under a tarp, outside. in cold weather, 

best Rupert

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