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PostSubject: Austin A40 Farina   Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:13 am

Another one of Dad's was stuck in a garage for 25 years before we pulled it out!

Apparently it was stolen 25 years ago while the previous owner was at bingo and driven straight into a wall by some teenagers. The bloke then put it in his garage and began stripping it down. Have all the parts to go back on, just need to straighten the wing out first. Bumper, grill etc are all straight! Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:36 am

such a shame, she looks like she was in really good condition before the smash
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:58 am

What year is this? Mk1 or Mk2? Looks incredibly sound Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:17 am

I think its a 64?

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:37 am

Mk2 then. Good luck with it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:29 am

Cheers its my Dad's! Still out of the way waiting for its turn in being brought back to life!

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:29 am

OK even this has had some loving!!

Managed to get another wing on.
Engine is out, its seized and needs some work but its only got 40k ish on it!
Needs the front brakes sorting and the radiator is away being repaired now!
Won't be long till this is on the road too we hope!
Another one almost saved!!

This is REALLY solid never been welded. Check out the pictures.







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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:30 am

P.S. The bumper and other bits are back on now! Will try and get another picture tomorrow! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:45 am

Another little gem ! You seem to be having a busy time at the moment , what do you do with them when you are finished ? Set up your own museum maybe ? ( love the fiat as well )
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:50 am

Its all Dad, I just stand and watch, abuse, point out things that are wrong and generally make a fool of myself. Then when Dad can't fix or find something I have to look online for it! Find most stuff too!

Ohh and since the mystery cruise Dad has it in his head he is starting a museum, I just laugh at him but most of me thinks its probably true......

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:08 pm

My Grandmother toured Devon with an A40 in the late 60's, think it was the same colour as yours.

Brother in law had a white one in the 70's.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:14 am

Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:58 am

Been playing with my machine polisher on this! Smile









Will do the whole car when its ready for the road! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:30 pm

Glad to see you bought a Sealey as suggested mine must be 20 years old now and still going.
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:41 am

Beginning to look a good little motor , as said before , another little gem !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:21 am

mgbill wrote:
Glad to see you bought a Sealey as suggested mine must be 20 years old now and still going.
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Yes went for the lightest one they did and really happy with it! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:04 am

Hope TMC bought it not you lol
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:15 am

mgbill wrote:
Hope TMC bought it not you lol
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:34 am

Nice Countryman!

It's cumulus grey with Snowberry white roof first registered in 1963, same as my saloon: seen here at Tilford earlier this year.



We'll have to park them next to one another at one of the shows next year. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:55 am

That would be brilliant you don't see many of them about. Dad will have to find some more drivers to get all his cars to the shows.

I will update this with some pictures of it now all cleaned up! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:04 am

























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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:42 pm

Split-Lee wrote:
you don't see many of them about.

Indeed. I'm often the only Farina at shows, when there are any at all! Sad

Here's Yoko at Detling last year, flying the Farina Flag. Smile



Split-Lee wrote:
Dad will have to find some more drivers to get all his cars to the shows.

Smile

Split-Lee wrote:
some pictures of it now all cleaned up! Smile

Very nice! I take it you replaced the grille with one from from a later car?
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:19 pm

That's the grille that came with it? It's a mk2 I think?

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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Split-Lee wrote:
That's the grille that came with it? It's a mk2 I think?

Yep; late MkII.

Have a look at the front of Yoko and see if you can see the difference. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Austin A40 Farina   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Nope?

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