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by Phillip
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: rebuilding two 4A's
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: rebuilding two 4A's

A very tough and hard grey primer was used by Singer and perhaps this is what the remnants are . My '46 A series had never been restored and there was black paint on the scuttle inner side panels and body colour paint on the inside and outside of the wings. The inner wings looked almost primer colour!
by Phillip
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Carpet backed bucket seats
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Carpet backed bucket seats

Super photos as these are original seats and you can see exactly how they were done. The only real significant difference in design is the seat pocket! Singer didn't change too much unless they had to, or if they went to a new supplier. The inner door pull handles on the early Nine Sports are the sa...
by Phillip
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Carpet backed bucket seats
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Carpet backed bucket seats

Both David Andreassen's books are a good reference.
by Phillip
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !

Coming along nicely! Lucky that you got a brass radiator surround. Mine is a '29 model Senior sold in November '28, so has the 'heavy' rear axle, but the radiator surround is steel and rotted away near the front mounted drain plug. A crude riveted repair was done many years ago. Chrome quality isn't...
by Phillip
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: 4AD Hubcaps
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 4AD Hubcaps

They are from a 1950's Austin, judging from the logo, for the A40 / A70 / Atlantic range...

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Singer 4AD repro hubcaps can still be found on eBay, but the A / 4A "Singer" logo type seem to have dried up!

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Phillip
by Phillip
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Carpet backed bucket seats
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Carpet backed bucket seats

Here are two shots of an original pre-war seat back with original leather upholstery. The carpet had rotted away and had been replaced with leatherette, but you can see how it is assembled... Singer Upholstery_Front Seat Back_Front_72dpi.jpg Singer Upholstery_Front Seat Back_REAR_72dpi.jpg Hope that...
by Phillip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: rebuilding two 4A's
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: rebuilding two 4A's

I've restored a couple of 4A's and a couple of A Series Roadsters over the years and I can tell you that the welded bracket is not original and would prevent the column from being adjustable for height, as it originally was. The upper steering column bracket is bolted to the upper face of the firewa...
by Phillip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: 4's and up
Topic: rebuilding two 4A's
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: rebuilding two 4A's

I agree with Fred for sure...Singer used mild steel fasteners and I note from your bucket of screws that you also have the original carriage bolts with square nuts, an interesting feature that lingered on from pre-war production, where they featured more prominently. As Fred says, slotted screws are...
by Phillip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: Carpet backed bucket seats
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Carpet backed bucket seats

Yes, you can just see the wood strip, but it is shaped to allow the seat back to fold forward.

The basic design barely changed from mid-thirties!

Hope that helps!
by Phillip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General stuff about this board
Topic: NASOC NEWS WINS ANOTHER AWARD!
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: NASOC NEWS WINS ANOTHER AWARD!

Hey Mark, First off, I see by your data that you recently joined the forum...welcome! Second...Happy New Year! Thank you also for your very kind words and positive feed-back. Much appreciated! In spite of the frequent travel and challenging schedule my work life throws into the mix, I still really e...
by Phillip
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General stuff about this board
Topic: NASOC NEWS WINS ANOTHER AWARD!
Replies: 2
Views: 57

NASOC NEWS WINS ANOTHER AWARD!

Christmas came early the other day when the mail delivered another Golden Quill Award for NASOC NEWS. As editor, designer and production person, it does make me especially proud. This is probably our 14th Golden Quill to date! Golden Quill_2016.jpg The text of the included letter tells the story and...
by Phillip
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: General stuff about this board
Topic: HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL - 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 49

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL - 2017

Singer LeMans_XMAS 2017.jpg It's been quite a year, one way or another! I want to wish all of our NASOC members, whose support and encouragement I greatly appreciate, as well as all my Singer owning friends here and around the world, a very happy holiday season and safe motoring in 2018! PS: The im...
by Phillip
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: The Saving of BMX 7...
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: The Saving of BMX 7...

Another interesting factoid about BMX 7 is an appearance in the 1970's British TV series 'Bergerac".

Look for the full story of this Singer in an upcoming issue of NASOC NEWS!
by Phillip
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: The Saving of BMX 7...
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: The Saving of BMX 7...

Thanks for the compliment! I was determined to see it survive. It was well-worth all the shuttle diplomacy and a credit to Andy's tenacity. We were of like mind and he certainly spread the knowledge of the car to anyone he felt could help, including NASOC. The car will no doubt appear at Stowe next ...
by Phillip
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Pre-War
Topic: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: 1928 Singer Senior rebuild and Hello !

Terrific to see another Vintage Singer saved!

Welcome to the exclusive club of 'Senior Citizens'..lol!

As Colin would say, "you've got yourself a proper Singer!"

I love mine...it's a wonderful old beast!

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