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by fly4ad
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Side mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Side mirrors

Unfortunately they are not my cars. They were inventory that was being liquidated at the classic car dealer/restoration shop in New Jersey that was closing it's doors. They definitely had some cool stuff on hand that was up for grabs! I bought the Singer on EBay and flew up to NJ to take a look and ...
by fly4ad
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Side mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Side mirrors

Thanks for the info D'Arcy! I've actually purchased some mirrors, but will have to fabricate a bracket to mount to the windscreen. After receiving them and taking a close look, defects on the mirror surface has forced me to return them------back to the UK. :roll: As for an update on the project, the...
by fly4ad
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Side mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Side mirrors

Thanks for the pictures, now I know exactly what to look for! :P Might you have a photo of the fitting that fits onto the windscreen frame? This may be a part that I have to make unless someone out there might have a spare! Which brings up another question: Did the 4AD come with one on each side, or...
by fly4ad
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Side mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Side mirrors

Good Day All, While doing research of this subject, I saw this post from way back and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on the proper side view mirror configuration for my 1952 4AD. I see photos of wing mounted mirrors, and I see windscreen mounted mirrors like the pics above. Which is cor...
by fly4ad
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Thanks guys! With your help I think I now have a good idea of what it should be. Here are some good pictures thanks to Mark Thompson.
by fly4ad
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

After realizing that the seats in my roadster are not OEM Singer, I paid a visit to my friend Paul Barber in Cedartown GA. I pieced together what I thought were for my 1952 4AD, but after getting them home and taking a close look, even these seat backs and bases were for an earlier Singer. I was not...
by fly4ad
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Thanks Mike! After diligent searching, I think these may be from alate 50's or early 60's Austin Healey Bugeye Srite or similar. At least I now know that these seats were never offered from the Singer factory! Looks like a trip to see Paul Barber is in order! Oh well :? Again, thanks for all the hel...
by fly4ad
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Ok, so the more I research seats and photos, I now realize that my front seats are different than the pictures I'm seeing of other 4AD cars. :roll: Can anyone tell me if these are Singer seats, or are these borrowed from something else! The photos below show a removable seat cushion bottom (undersid...
by fly4ad
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Thanks Pekka, this is all valuable information that will help significantly, the photos are a huge help also! Now to find a suitable substitute, unless someone has a set of OEM rails that they would like to part with! I need them for both seats.

Thanks again for all the help! Fred
by fly4ad
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: 4AD Seat Mount Rails

Thanks for the photo Pekka, this is definitely not what I have. Maybe I should stay with the MG type rails and simply find another for the passenger side? There must have been a clearance problem since there were 1/2” wood strips under the rails to get them up off the floor. Anybody know of a good s...
by fly4ad
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Seat Mount Rails
Replies: 13
Views: 266

4AD Seat Mount Rails

I’m now at the point of mounting the seats in my 4AD project, and discovered that the seat tracks (rails) are not the original, they seem to be MG TD or similar. The driver’s seat was adjustable; while the passenger seat was hard mounted using four brackets on each corner and is non-adjustable. I’m ...
by fly4ad
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Wiper Motor Wiring and Shift Knob
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Wiper Motor Wiring and Shift Knob

Thanks D'Arcy, this helps a bunch! You're right on the shift knob, the drawings seem to show a black "tractor like" shift knob. That may have been the first upgrade many made back in the day, replacing it with a nice wooden knob.
Thanks for the help!
Fred
by fly4ad
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: Wiper Motor Wiring and Shift Knob
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Wiper Motor Wiring and Shift Knob

Hello all, As I enter the final stages of the restoration of my 52 4AD, one detail that was completely missing from my car was the wiring to the wiper motor. What does this wire look like? Is it two wires, or one wire with the ground running through the windshield frame. Also, what do the wire clips...
by fly4ad
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD wiring harness
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: 4AD wiring harness

Has anyone out there tried the blinking/flashing LED trafficator bulbs? They are available in 6 and 12 volt options. They are shown on a VW here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX1qeG2nyUQ and buy them here: http://www.vintagewarehouse.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=733 I assume they will w...
by fly4ad
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD wiring harness
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: 4AD wiring harness

The 1952 4AD that I’m in the process of restoring has trafficators, and I’m actually in the process of installing the new wiring harness and working through the electrical system. The problem is that the trafficators being an option, are not part of the basic wiring harness, and are not shown on the...

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