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Austin A40 Devon1950

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In 1998 I decided to buy a car that was ready to use for rallies and Classic car meet while I was restoring my 1947 Renault Juvaquatre. So I went for a 2000 km trip around Sweden to look at different cars. After a week I went back home to evaluate the cars I have seen and phoned the owners to discuss the price. It all ended up that I took a 1950 Austin A40 Devon.

1998-08-04 My daughter and I took the X2000 train to Gothenburg and then the bus to Uddevalla where the seller picked us up and we drove to Kungshamn to close the deal.

We started the returntrip around 2:00 p.m. and stopped at a gasstation to buy oil, a sparetank with gasoline and a towrope.Between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. we arrived to the Tingstadtunnel in Gothenburg and the traffic was heavy and slow so in the middle of the tunnel the old Austin started to boil and the engine stopped. We phoned the police with a mobile phone and after a while a policemotorcycle and a policecar arrived and towed us out of the tunnel. A towtruck came and towed us to a gasstation and we tried to cool the engine down but it refused to start.We left the car and went to a restaurant to have something to eat. After an hour we went back, started the car drove the rest of the 300 km without any problem. The main reason for the overheated engine was that the fanbelt was to long and had wrong profile.

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