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Check here first to see what's new.

 Dec. 2014:
  • Added Don Jaharis' 1969 America for sale in the Classified Ads page.

Oct. 2014:
  • Added a new method for re-hosing the hydrolastic displacers, thanks to Ian Gaffney in London.  You'll find more info and photos, here: Technical Advice: Susp/Brakes/Steering 
  • Updated information regarding the availability of steering rack bushings now that the original BTA-0795 nylon bushings are no longer available.  You can find that info near the bottom of the  Technical Advice: Susp/Brakes/Steering page.
  • Updated information for door/side window/trunk weatherstripping, along with front and back glass seals, and front door wing window seals to the Parts Sources page.

Sept. 2014:
  • Added a 1969 Dealership Window Sticker to the website, thanks to Jonathan Klein in Columbus, Ohio.  What a great historical find!

 July 2014:

Jan. 2014:
  • Added some AP Automatic oil filter part numbers and info to the Technical Advice pages for the AP Automatic Transmission.  Thanks to MG1100 owner Tom Johnson!  

Nov. 2013:
  • Happy Birthday to the Austin America Website.  12yrs online!  Thanks to everyone who's submitted stories, articles, and how-to's over the years.  You've all helped the site grow and help others.
  • Added Jay Corbin's story to the Memories page.  Thanks Jay!

Nov. 2012:
  • Added contact information for a business that rebuilds British vacuum advance units for ignition distributors.  You'll find the information in the Technical Advice: Ignition & Fuel section. 

Oct. 2011:
  • Added Dudley Whitney's 1969 Austin America to the Classified Ads page.

June 2011:
  • Added Dennis Twigg's beautiful 1969 America to the Classified Ads page.  If you're looking for an Austin America for sale, this is definately one worth considering, and the price is right!
  • Still selling viton valve stem seals for A-series engines and A+ series engines, as used in the Austin America 1275cc, the MG1100 1098cc, the Mini and Morris Minor with their 850cc, 998cc, and even the Metro Turbo engines.  I also have viton valve stem seals for the MGB 1800cc engine, and other vintage British iron, like the Spitfire, TR6, TD, etc.
  • Added a fantastic new method of repair the Hydrolastic Displacer Unit hoses to the Technical Advice: Susp/Brakes/Steering page.  It is "Method #1" and was sent to me by ADO-16 owner Gordon in the UK.  Thanks again Gordon!!

Sept. 2010:
  • Added a new method for re-hosing the hydrolastic displacers, including part numbers

April 2008:
  • Added Rich Schwager's Austin America to the Classified Ads page.  Don't pass this car up if you're looking for a nice America.  It's priced for a quick sale!
  • Jon and Carlene Deming's BRG America has just sold.......to Rich Schwager!  Congratulations to you both.  This car is a time capsule and I'm happy to see it go from a good home, to a good home!

Feb. 2008:
  • Added Jon & Carlene Deming's one owner 10,000mi British Racing Green automatic to the Classified Ads page.  If you're looking for a fantastic original low mileage car, don't let this one get away!

Jan. 2008:
  • Added Gina's story to the Memories page.
  • Added Jeffrey Dzik's story to the Memories page.
  • Welcome to Scott Jarvis from Vancouver BC Canada, and car No. 42 to The Register.
  • Added instructions for repairing the locking ignition switches that were used in the 1970 and 1971 year model cars to the Technical Advice: Electrical System page.  I have a lock shop in town who has the correct key blanks and can make keys if you have a lock that doesn't have any keys.  I can also repair the ignition switch assembly if you don't want to take on such a project.  Email me for more info and a price.

Dec. 2007:
  • Added some basic driveability diagnostic techniques to the Solving Driveability Issues page.
  • Added Chris & Dianne Sanchez's 1969 automatic to the Classified Ads page.  Beautiful California car with a rebuilt transmission and all original inside and out.  I haven't seen one this nice in a long time!

Nov. 2007:
  • The site celebrated it's 6th year online on November 25th.  Thanks to everyone for all the support, encouragement and emails!

Oct. 2007:
  • Welcome new Register members!
    • Car 37.   Mark Margetts from Guelph, Ontario Canada and his Snowberry White 1969 with automatic transmission. 
    • Car 38.  Pete and Molli Brown from Eugene, Oregon and their Damask Red 1969 with manual transmission.
    • Car 39.  Pete and Molli Brown from Eugene, Oregon and their Pale Primrose 1969 with automatic transmission.
    • Car 40.  Jim Olivier from Providence, Rhode Island and his green and cream two tone 1969 with automatic transmission
    • Car 41.  Ron and Lynn Pardo from Eclectic, Alabama with their Damask Red 1969 with automatic transmission that's been customized to have a Rolls-Royce style hood and grille, convertible top and continental spare tire kit on the back.
  • I've added some updates to the brake section of the Technical Advice: Susp/Brakes/Steering page.

Sept 2007:
  • Mark Huston has contributed a story to the Memories page.

July 2007:
  • I've added sources for the highly recommend and top quality urethane front suspension bushings made by Ward Barber and sold through Seven Enterprises(http://www.7ent.com) and Heritage Garage (http://www.heritagegarage.com), to the Parts Sources page.  Don't waste your time or money installing anything else!

May 2007:
  • I've added Jim Campbell's story and some great photos to the Memories page.
  • Welcome Car #33 and owner Matthew Kilby from Greenville, South Carolina to the The Register page.
  • Added door weatherstrip supplier "MacGregor's British Car Parts" to the Parts Sources page.

April 2007:
  • I've added Anna Crissman's story to the Memories page.
March 2007:
  • As of March 27th I've moved the email chat list from Topica Lists over to Google Groups.  There's a new sign up button at the bottom of the home page, and the process is now extremely fast and easy.  Please join our 90 member family!
  • Steve Cameron in Phoenix, AZ sold his America and it's going to New Jersey.  Hopefully we'll hear from the new owner soon.
December 2006:
  • Happy Holidays to everyone and my best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy upcoming year!
  • Dick Elg of San Diego, CA has provided a short story for the Memories page.  Dick states he sold the very first Austin America in the United States!
  • Dick Elg supplied a great tip for preventing/solving the nagging leak that can occur between the crankshaft and torque convertor on the AP Automatic Transmission.  Check the Technical Advice: AP Automatic Transmission page for details.
  • Added tips for keeping the transmission output flange seals from leaking to the Technical Advice: Manual Trans & Clutch page.  These apply to the automatic transmission as well.
November 2006:
  • On November 25th this website celebrated it's 5th year online!  Thanks to everyone who's contributed photos, ideas, stories, advice, and emailed just to say thanks.  I wouldn't have been able to do it without all of the support!!
  • AP Automatic Rebuild Parts List and Ordering Info has been added to the Technical Advice: AP Automatic Transmission page.
  • Added suggestions for break loose an engine that is locked up due to sitting to the Technical Advice: Engine page.
  • Michael Gibson in WA State has sold his car to Grant Gaspard of the Olympia, WA area.
August 2006:
  • John Schulz' 1969 Austin America autocrosser is for sale in Idaho on the Classified Ads page.
  • Thomas Johns' story has been added to the Memories page.
  • Steve Pfost in Idaho has his 1970 Bronze Yellow (my favorite color!) manual transmission America for sale for $1,200.  Don't miss out on this extremely original and gorgeous little gem.  I'm serious! Classified Ads 
  • Leo & Sandy Etienne in British Columbia Canada have there 1969 Austin America Pickup truck conversion up for sale.  This was originally a manual transmission car, but Leo's had it converted to an automatic.  See more in the Classified Ads
  • Happy 44th Birthday to the 1100 line!!  That's right, the Morris 1100 was the first 1100 model built and it debuted on August 14, 1962.  August 14th just happens to be my daughter's birthday.....I'll bet you're wondering how I pulled that off?

 
May 2006:
  • Michael Gibson of the Seattle, Washington area is selling his 1969 Automatic America.  This was a southern California car until he purchased it in 2002. It's straight, 100% original and free of rust.  If you're looking for an easy restoration, you'll not find a nice car. More info on the Classified Ads page.
  • Steve Cameron of Phoenix, Arizona is selling his wife's Grandfather's 1969 Automatic America.  More info on the Classified Ads page.
  • Ron Lix of the Toronto, Canada area is selling his 1969 Riviear Blue Automatic America.  Ron's put a 1986 Rover Mini A+ engine and automatic transmission in this car and it's been his daily driver.  Great opportunity to pick up a car that's "turn key."  More info on the Classified Ads page.  Ron also has quite a cashe of NOS parts for sale as well!

March 2006:
Febuary 2006:
  • Added a great story from Carolyn Grace to the Memories page.  Thanks Carolyn!

January 2006:
  • Time to renew those 1100 Club Memberships!   Or, if you haven't joined our ranks, I'd like to invite you do so at:  http://www.the1100club.com/   We now offer online membership renewal and first time sign-ups via Paypal.   The club produces a full color, glossy stock magazine every 2 months and I write a 2 page article called, "The View From America" highlighting the current happenings in the USA and Canada.
  • If you haven't already joined, please consider signing up for the Austin America Register.  There is a one time $10 fee which reimburses me for the custom dash plaque that you receive, along with all the other Membership goodies and postage.
  • Added Anthony "Tony" Hoos' 1969 America to the Classified Ads page.   This is a nice car with a ton of mechanical stuff already taken car of.  Start enjoying it as-is!
  • Welcome to some new Austin America Register Members:
    • Car #32 and owner Virginia Silence from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. 
    • Car #34 and owner Pete Wickham from Thornville, Ohio. 
    • Car #35 and owner Marcus Sharpe from New Brunswick, Canada. 
    • Car #36 and owner Mac McGinnis from Lucerne Valley, California.
  • Austin America Register car #33 owned by Richard & Sue Schwager is going to Rio Rancho, New Mexico where a new owners Andy and Virginia Silence will be  restoring it.  Nice to see another one get saved.
  • Updated the 12" tire information on the Parts Sources page.   The Korean made "Kumho" brand is what's largely available now and http://www.tirerack.com/ is one of the best sources.  Firestone dealers can also get a 12" tire, but it's not a Firestone.
  • Added Robert Yoha's story to the Memories page.  Thanks for that Robert!

June 2005:
  • Added a color photo of an original 1969 BMC Color Chart to the Paint Colors page.  Thanks to fellow America owner Mark Margetts for e-mailing me a copy of that!

May 2005:
  • Roy Mollard's 1969 Automatic America has sold and is on it's way to Phoenix, Arizona.  Congrates to the new owner and I hope we hear from him. 
  • Welcome Leo & Sandy Etienne, from British Columbia, Canada, and their 1969 Austin America Pickup Truck conversion to The Register !  We now have 30 Americas officially registered from the USA, Canada and Greece.

April 2005:

February 2005:

 
January 2005:
  • Mr. Lynn Grant's story has been added to the Memories page.

December 2004:
  • Welcome Austin America Register Member Mark Cunningham with car #28 from Lincoln, Califonia! 
  • Welcome Austin America Register Member Wayne Tebedo with car #29 from Omaha, Nebraska!
  • Roy Mollard's 1969 Automatic America is for sale on the Classified Ads page.
  • Added some valve adjustment tips to the Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch page.
  • Added Frederic Lynes story and great vintage family photos to the Memories page.

 November 2004:
  • November 25th is this site's third anniversary!  I'd like to thank everyone for their enthusiastic support over the past 3 years.  The site has really grown thanks to your input, suggestions and advice.  So, thank you!
  • I'm currently working on getting a very popular USA parts vendor to carry Austin America & MG 1100 specific parts!  I'll have more specifics soon so watch for the announcement coming in the next month.
  • Gary Johnson's 1969 America is for sale on the Classified Ads page.
  • Updated the Eng/Trans/Clutch page for more details and photos on modifying the automatic engine block to work with a manual transmission
  • Created a new Cooling System page for faster loading and easier access from the Technical Advice page.
  • Jerry Brett's photo album of his 1972 MKIII Austin Countryman has been added to the Photo Albums page.
  • Sean Windrum's photo album of his 1963 MG 1100 has been added to the Photo Albums page.
  • Added contact information for the famous Swiftune SW5 cam to the Parts Sources page.

October 2004:
  • Bill Seel's 1970 Automatic America is for sale on the Classified Ads page.
  • All of the Technical Advice, Solving A Misfire, and Wiring Diagram pages have all been consolidated under one heading, Technical Advice,  to help clean up the Navigation Bar.  This was a tip from a visitor to the site, and I greatly appeciate that advice!
  • Photo Album and Photo Gallery pages have all been consolidated under one heading, Photos.
  • Specifications, Year Model Variations, Body & Engine Numbers, and Paint Colors have been consolidated under one heading, Specifications .
  • The Register Members photo page has been consolidated to  The Register page.
  • Updates to the Technical Advice: Susp/Brakes/Steering page about front wheel bearing play and CV boot & Joint repairs.
September 2004:
  • Yet another month has come and gone.  I'm still burried in projects and now Kate has started Kindergarten too!  I see a scary trend developing here. 

August 2004:
  • Remember August 14th is the 42nd anniversary of the launch of the ADO-16's.  The Morris 1100 4 door was the first model sold, followed by the MG 1100 4 door...and the rest is history!
  • Ty & Carolyn Jones of Fort Collins, Colorada have purchased car #19 from Fred Collier.  They are doing a wonderful job of getting it cleaned up and back into shape.  Ty's photo with his shiny new America is now posted on the "Register Member's" page.
  • Earl Sharpe, from New Brunswick, Canada has joined the Register as car #27.  Welcome Earl and thanks for the great photo which has also been added to the "Register Member's" page.
July 2004:
  • Well, please accept my apology for the lack of updates in July.  This month, along with the Summer, have gone by in a flash.  I'm burried in projects including the painting of our 100 year old Queen Anne Victorian.  I hope I'll have more time in August.
June 2004:
  • Several updates to the "Technical Advice: AP Automatic Transmission" page including oil filter availability and Steve Slivinsky's tips on sealing leaks from the torque convertor bolts.
  • Welcome to new Register members Ty and Carolyn Jones of Fort Collins, Colorado.  They just purchased car #19 from Fred Collier and and are getting it back on the road. We should have a photo of them soon.
May 2004:
  • My apologies for the lack of updates in the last 2 months.  After finishing all my ADO-16 car projects and getting them off to new owners, I'm back to some much overdue home repairs and other "honey do's."  On top of that, the car show/rally season has arrived so I've been out in the America quite a bit lately.
  • Added new Register Member Tony Mai of Teaneck, NJ to the "Register Members" page.  Welcome Tony!
  • Added new Register Member Bob White of Niles, MI to the "Register Members" page.  Welcome Bob!

April 2004:
  • Added Frank Ruiz' story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added William Fox's 1966 MG 1100 4 door to the "Photo Albums" page.

March 2004:
  • Added rear brake adjustment updates to the "Technical Advice: Supsension/Brakes/Steering" page. 
  • Added hydrolastic suspension fill valve updates to the "Technical Advice: Supsension/Brakes/Steering" page. 
  • A huge thank you and congratulations go to Tony Mai of Teaneck, New Jersey, who has just purchased my 1969 Damask Red America!
  • Dianne and Chris Sanchez have joined the Austin America Register with their 1969 Automatic.
  • Michael Krouse's beautiful, all original Ameirca  is for sale on the "Classified's" page.

February 2004:
  • Added tips and part numbers for replacing the door, trunk and rear quarter window weatherstripping to the "Technical Advice: Body" page.
  • Created the "Rescuing Another America" page.
  • Kirsten Quistberg joins the Austin America Register with car #23.
  • Keith Olander joins the Austin America Register with car #24. 
  • The Riviera Blue 1969 Automatic America is finished and sold.
  • Added an update to the "Technical Advice: AP Automatic Transmission" page.

January 2004:
  • Happy New Year!  We've been on line for a little over 2 years now.  Thanks for all the support, participation and feedback.
  • Updated information and photos for converting automatic engine blocks for use on manual transmissions has been added to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch" page.
  • Ken Nicolle's Morris 1300GT photo album is added to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Engine removal steps added to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Tran/Clutch" page.
  • Phil Coburn's MG 1100 photo album is added to the "Photo Albums" page.

December 2003:
  • A slow month for the website as Tripod's servers have been down for about 3 weeks!
  • Dianne & Chris Sanchez's 1969 Automatic is the America of the month. 
  • More updates to the "Technical Advice: AP Automatic Transmission" page.
  • More updates to the "Classified's" page regarding the car 1969 Automatic America that I'm restoring .
  • AP Automatic Parts Source information added to the "Parts Sources" page.  

November 2003:
  • Garrett Jenkins' 1969 America is the car of the month!
  • Created the "Technical Advice: Automatic Transmission" page. 
  • Updated "Classifieds" with Jeremy Sells 1970 Bronze Yellow America for sale in Portland, OR
  • Added a section on sealing front and back glass gaskets to the "Technical Advice: Body" page.
  • Added a section on repairing a faulty fuel tank sender and fixing a bad fuel gauge to the "Technical Advice: Fuel/Exhaust/Ignition" page.
  • Updated the section "Fuel Smell Inside Car" on the "Technical Advice: Fuel/Exhaust/Ignition" page.
  • Added Dave Morris' 1972 Wolseley 1300 MKII to the "Photo Albums" page.
 
October 2003:
  • Updated the "Classified's" page.  2 cars currently for sale.  And Anthony Gonzalez has a huge collection of nice parts for sale.
  • Added tips on solving front end vibration/shimmy problems to the "Technical Advice: Sups/Brakes/Steering" page.
  • Added Brian Kruger's story and photo to the "Memories" page.
  • Added my opinion against doing engine "flush" treatments, to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch" page.
  • Added reproduction tail light housing & lens gasket supplier info to the "Parts Sources" page.
  • Added Heritage Garage in Costa Mesa, CA to the "Parts Sources" page.
  • Added Engine & Transmission Rebuilding parts list to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch" page.
  • Added an updated progress photo of Alyson Mitchel's August America of the Month.  What a beautiful restoration!
  • Added 155R/12 tire brands and purchasing sources to the "Parts Sources" page.
  • Created the "Race Car" page to  memorialize Stu Trudel's Austin America race car, which has been reserected, restored and raced by long time owner/racer Rob Dale.
  • Added tips for removing the radiator to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch" page.
  • Added Wes Cross' story to the "Memories" page.

September 2003:
  • I've been asked by Michael Carnell to take over his "MG 1100" email chat list.  A sign-up button has been added to both the "Home" page and the "Contacting Me" page.  This is a great honor, and I thank Michael for starting this list and his great MG 100 website back in 1998/99, long before there were any ADO-16 websites.  I owe much to Michael, as my site uses so much of his original format and ideas in the creation of many of it's page!
  • Ron Lix of Ontario, Canada joins the Austin America Register as car #22.
  • Updated Michael Hickey's Australian Morris 1100 photo album.
  • Added Steve Fenton's Australian Morris 1100 album to the "Photo Album" page.
  • Added Herberta Gray's Vanden Plas Princess album to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added Bonnie Brown's Vanden Plas Princess album to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added Jesse Walter's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Ron's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added tips on repairing failed hydrolastic displacer Hoses to the "Technical Advise: Susp/Brakes/Steering" page.
  • Added  more photos and tips on servicing the hydrolastic suspension to the "Technical Advise: Susp/Brakes/Steering" page.
  • Added Declan Berridge's photo albums for his Morris and Vanden Plas Princess to the "Photo Albums" page.

August 2003:
  • Alyson Mitchel's 1969 America is the car of the month.
  • Revamped the "Technical Advice" area into 5 seperate pages for faster viewing and increased content. 
  • Added "Leaks from the Heater Box & Upper Dash" to the "Technical Advice: Body" page.
  • Added some excellent tips on cleaning the bulkhead/fresh air well/cowl area sent in by Chris Sanchez. 
  • Added photo of 1968/69 year model crankcase breather system to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Trans/Clutch" page.
  • Added some fuse box tips to the "Technical Advice: Electrical" page.
  • Added a photo of a high flow engine coolant thermostat to the "Technical Advice: Eng/Tran/Clutch" page.
  • Added Renee Swiglo's story and photos to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Herberta Gray's MG 1100 photo album to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added information on transmission shifting problems to the "Technical Advice-Eng/Tran/Clutch" page.
  • Added information on suspension noises to the "Technical Advice-Suspension..." page.

July 2003:
  • Betty Jo Smiley's 1969 America is the car of the month!
  • Added John McCord's 1969 America for sale to the "Classifieds" page. Don't miss out on this car!!
  • Added outer C.V. joint boot information to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added front wheel bearing replacement to the "Technical Advice" page. 
  • Added Mark & Susan Margetts' story and photo to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Susan Redman's story and photo to the "Memories" page.
  • Added my rear quarter window latch supports to the "Reproduction Parts" page.

June 2003:
  • Susan Redman's 1969 America is the Austin America of the month.
  • Susan Redman Joins the Austin America Register.
  • Added information on converting Automatic engine blocks to be used on Manual transmissions to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added Rich Ehrlich's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Created the "Parts Source" page.
  • Added Pertronix Ignitor and Flame Thrower Coil part number info to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Betty Jo Smiley joins the Austin America Register. 
  • Created the "Magazine Cover Shot" page to commemorate being featured on the cover of the 1100 Club magazine, "Idle Chatter."
  • Added Chuck Salomon-Lowden's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added tempurature gauge readings to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added John Pogson's reproduction OEM type tail light lens & housing gaskets to the "Classified's" page.

May 2003:
  • Kevin Pehl's car is the America of the Month.
  • Mike Gibson joins the Austin America Register.
  • Added Generator Diagnostics & Troubleshooting to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added info for OEM type Lucas Helmet Top Battery Cables to the "Related Links" page.
  • Added Battery type & size information to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added Glass Date Code decyphering to the "Technical Advice" page.

April 2003:
  • My newly restored 1969 America is for sale!
  • Sotiris Petrou's 1971 America is the April America of the month.
  • April 9th is Dr. Alex Moulton's 83rd birthday.  Happy Birthday Dr. Moulton!
  • April 9th: The Project America is completed and on the road!  Nearly 4 months for the restoration.
  • Tino D'Amico joins the Austin America Register.
  • Fred "Derf" Collier joins the Austin America Register.
  • Kevin Pehl joins the Austin America Register.
  • Gerret Jenkins joins the Austin America Register.
  • Added the 1971 Dealer  Color Finishes Chart to the "Paint Colors" page.
  • Added "Rear Suspension Auxiliary Spring Replacement" to the "Technical Advice" page.
March 2003:
  • March marks the 35th anniversary for the America being sold in the USA.  March 1968.
  • More updates to the "Rescuing an America" page as the car starts to come together nicely.
  • Added Steering Rack removal & disassembly tips to the "Technical Advice" page.
  • Added a radiator fan comparison photo to the "Technicle Advice" page.

February 2003:
  • More updates to the "Rescuing an America" page.
  • Added Chris Jones' Austin MK I Countryman Estate to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added David Wilkins' Austin 1300 to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added Aaron Anderson's MG 1100 to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Added more cars for sale to the "Classified Ads" page.
  • Added Brian Herndon's 1969 America to the "Gallery III" page.

January 2003:
  • Created the "Letters from Dr. Alex Moulton" page.  Enjoy!
  • Renamed the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page to "Technical Advice" page.
  • Updated information and photos on how to build a Hydrolastic Pump have been added to the "Technical Advice" page. 
  • Vazgen "Gene" Bagramyan's 1969 Riviera Blue America added to the "Gallery III" page.
  • Louis Thompson's 1968 Snowberry White America added to the "Gallery III" page.
  • More updates to the "Rescuing an America" page.
  • Updated information for the Commission Number section of the "Engine & Body Numbers" page.
  • Updated information for modifying the stock air filter housing for better flow.  See the "Technical Advice" page for photos.
  • Created the "Register Members" page.

 
December 2002:
  • Steve Slivinski's 1969 America is the December America of the Month.
  • Photos of various placards added to the "Body & Engine Numbers" page.
  • More updates on the progress of  "Rescuing an America."
  • Cooling System information and diagnostics added to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Photo of "A" pillar rust damage added to "Leaks" section of the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Alyson Mitchel's newly purchased 1969 America added to the "Gallery lll" page.
  • British Leyland Dealer Service decal added to the "Reproduction Parts" page.
  • Photo of the finished dash plaques added to "The Register" page.
  •  "Viton" valve stem seals added to the "Reproduction" parts page.
  • Scott Williams' outstanding MG 1100 website added to the "Related Links" page.  Watch for his restoration updates!
  • Updated information for Earlpart the excellent UK based 1100 parts supplier, in the "Related Links" page.
  • Photo of the longer spin-on oil filter installed added to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • David McCartney's story and photo added to the "Memories" page.
  • Dealer Parts Book added to the "Reproduction" parts page.
November 2002:
  • The Austin America Register is created.
  • The website turns one year old this month, November 25.
  • Michael Krouse's 1969 America is the November America of the Month.
  • Added Rui Pires' 1971 Austin America for sale to the "Classifieds" page.
  • Added Professor Brent Benzie's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Steve Slivinski's 1969 America to the "Gallery II" page.
  • Created the "Gallery III" page.
  • Added fuel Pump Fault Diagnosis & Testing to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Created the "Rescuing an America" page.
  • Added Transmission Final Drive Gear Ratio information to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
October 2002:
  • Tom & Sue Arrington's 1970 America is the October America of the month.
  • Added Steven Wagoner's 1970 & 1969 Americas to the "Gallery II" page.
  • Added John Rowland's story with photos, to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Paul Gooding's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added tips on gasket glues to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Added tips for sealing the Valve Cover gasket to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Added Dan's 1971 America for sale to the "Classifieds" page.
September 2002:
  • Jack Redman's 1969 America is the September America of the month.
  • Added more cars to the "Gallery II" page.
  • Added front fender side trim "Austin America" logos to the "Reproduction Parts" page.
  • Added carburetor air intake modification to the "Tips & Troubleshooting" page.
  • Added James Chase's 1971 America for sale to the "Classified Ads" page.
  • Added Marc's 1971 America to the "Gallery II" page.
  • Added B. Harrell's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added 1971 Model information to the "Year Model Variations" page.
 
August 2002:
  • Jack Davis' 1969 America is the August America of the month.
  • Added Andy Thomson's 1969 America pickup conversion to the "Gallery 2" page.
  • Added Don Lama's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Created the "T-Shirts!" Page.
  • Added Ron Feltman's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added domed style battery cables to the "Reproduction Parts" page.
  • Added Robbie Claydon's MG 1100 to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Created the "Mini Meet West 2002" page
  • Added Brian Martin's story to the "Memories" page. 

July 2002:
  • Dick Nepon's 1969 America is the July America of the month.
  • Added Dick Nepon's photo album to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Final updates to the "Cliffhanger" page...a.k.a. my America is finished!!
  • Added an updated exhaust manifold view and tailpipe view to the "Exhaust System" page.
  • Created the "Reproduction Parts" page.
  • Added Bob Kooker's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added a wheel straightening company to the "Related Links" page.
  • Added Steve D.'s story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added the 1970 year model information to the "Year Model Variations" page.

June 2002:
  • More updates to the Cliffhanger page as work progresses.
  • Created the "Year Model Variations" page.
  • Tino D'Amico's 1968 America is the America of the month.
  • Added more photos to the "Gallery II" page.

May 2002:

  • Added Chris Wiggins' story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Dick Nepon's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Created the "Paint Colors" page.
  • Created the "Cliffhanger" page, which will be continually updated until the car is finished.
  • Todd Flitch's 1969 America is the America of the Month.
  • Added "Fuel Smell" to the "Tips" page.
  • Added Dick Gludt's MG 1100 to the "Photo Album" page.
  • Added Evan Marchant's Austin 1300 Mk2 to the "Photo Albums" page.
  • Created the "Gallery II" page. Including an America tow truck.
  • Created the "Exhaust System" page.
  • Added Mini Meet West link to the "Home" page.

April 2002:          

  • Created the "What's New" page.
  • Created the "Body & Engine Number" page.
  • Created the "Wiring Diagram" page. 
  • Bruce Houlden's 1969 Canadian America is the America of the month.
  • Added Andrew Masse's Canadian America to the "Photo Albums" page. 
  • Added Keith Adams ADO-16 Story and Gallery links to the "History" page.
  • Added Declan Berridge's ADO-16 Prototypes link to the "History" page.  
  • Added detailed steps for converting from positive to negative ground to the "Tips" page.
  • Added Clutch System information to the "Tips" page.
  • Added Ignition System information to "Tips" page.
  • Added Hydrolastic System tool & pumping information to "Tips" page.
  • Added a headliner supplier to the "Related Links" page.

March  2002:       

  • Created the "Austin America Model" page to display a one-off Crossways 1/43rd scale white metal model of my car. 
  • Created the "Arizona Trip 2002" page after attending a car show in Phoenix, AZ . 
  • Scott Williams' 1970 America is the America of the month.
  • Added Daniel Lee's 1100 collection to the "Photo Album" page.
  • Added Jason's MG 1100 restoration to the "Photo Album" page.
  • Added Andre' Sethern's Morris 1100 to the "Photo Album" page.
  • Added Rick Brodrick's story to the "Memories" page.

February  2002:     

  • Bryan Gillmore's 1970 America is the America of the month.
  • Created the "Photo Albums" page to show off other owner's ADO-16's.
  • Added Byron Peterson's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Larry Perkin's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Steven Caine's story to the "Memories" page.
  • Added Steve Miller's story to the "Memories" page. 

January 2002:      

  •  John Quitler's 1969 America is the America of the month.
  • Added details of repairing fuel tank leaks to "Tips" page.
  • Created the "Memories" page to share owner storyies.
  • Created the "Specifications" page.
  • Created the "Classifieds" page.

December  2001:    

  • Bill Reeves' 1969 America is the America of the month.
  • Created the "Archives" page to display ads, brochures and other ephemera.
  • Created the "Solving a Misfire" page.
  • Created the "Gallery I" page. 
  • Added details of solving water leaks into interior to "Tips" page.

November 25, 2001:  

  • The official launch date of this site!