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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:44 pm 
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I think the survival rate of the 1100 has been quite good, when you consider how cars from the earl 90s have survived. Parts for 1100s are way more obtainable than some more recent cars.

The issue is you cant save them all, once a car is not practical as a daily it become a toy. People have different Toy hobbies so only certain models get saved. this is missing from 90s cars as these are unloved by all so will be much rarer than 1100s in my opinion. This is because people who owned 1100s only had 1 or two cars in there life time and took care of them, rather than the 5 year throw away society we have now.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Many parts for a Porsche 924 Turbo that my brother is currently restoring are absolutely NLA & there are very few specialists for non 911 porsches.

This is the most difficult project he has ever undertaken.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm 
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I don't remember your jag changing up 3 gears almost instantaneously as you set off & then occasionally trying to hurl you through the windscreen for no good reason.

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pugzadams wrote:
This is because people who owned 1100s only had 1 or two cars in there life time and took care of them, rather than the 5 year throw away society we have now.


Exactly and why in say 25 years from now we will rarely see people restoring cars built from the 90's onward. Some will still be roadworthy without a doubt, but trying to bring one back will be even less viable then doing a 90's era car now via their further added complexity and that certain critical propriety components are 'no longer supported'.


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rich@minispares.com wrote:
I'm keeping my orange one as an auto so it will be interesting to see exactly how reliable / bad it is (its jammed solid at the moment, so has work to do!)


Based on what my friends have told me, the automatic can be quite reliable if you maintain it and keep the sump full of fresh clean oil. My friends have told me that the biggest problem over here was that owners would not change or top up their oil which played all kinds of hell with the auto gearbox.

The 1100/1300 guru over here is an acquaintance of mine, Todd Miller. He has had a few of the 1100/1300 parts reproduced since he could not find sources for them. He has got to be the most enthusiastic AA owner I know.

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dklawson wrote:
The 1100/1300 guru over here is an acquaintance of mine, Todd Miller. He has had a few of the 1100/1300 parts reproduced since he could not find sources for them. He has got to be the most enthusiastic AA owner I know.


Todd Miller's Austin America website has lots of useful info:-
http://members.tripod.com/austin_america/index.html

Especially the Technical advice pages:-
http://members.tripod.com/austin_america/id69.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:20 am 
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This is our 1990's car, restored nearly 3-years ago now :lol: :lol: :lol:

Parts are incredibly cheap and pretty easy to find

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:23 am 
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As for the article,

"But the 1100 rusted more than anything else...."


More ADO16 bashing! The article really wound me up, and hence I've had an email exchange with Kelsey media about the fact!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:49 am 
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david ado16.info wrote:
As for the article,

"But the 1100 rusted more than anything else...."


More ADO16 bashing! The article really wound me up, and hence I've had an email exchange with Kelsey media about the fact!


typical tired old cliché isn't it

considering they rust more than anything else, its amazing how many of them are for sale on ebay 40 years after they stopped selling them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:57 am 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:

considering they rust more than anything else, its amazing how many of them are for sale on ebay 40 years after they stopped selling them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Spot on Rich! :D :D :D

imho they fair better than most of those Vauxhalls and Angle boxes the article goes on to mention...(and those 70's Japanese cars were even worse!) - everything rusted back then, it's just that the ADO16 was literally everywhere, so it's the car most folk saw rusting - that's why it unfairly became the media whipping boy! Especially in the UK we have a media that likes nothing better than to ridicule a good thing!

The article really p****d me off - these days we need to encourage followers not continue to put people off!

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