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Sunbeam Super Minx wagon

Discussion in 'Huskies, Imps, Rapiers, Fastbacks, etc.' started by absunbeam, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Driveshaft markings

    Changed the rear seal in the automatic trans, noticed the drive shaft had paint markings. While that was out greased the u joints which had set screws for plugs.Pulled them and bought an attachment for the grease gun,joints were dry. Is there a reproduction of the S/N tag and info tag for Hillman?
     

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  2. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the updates. Your car is so original just keep those plates (that still have the original rivets) patina is a good thing! Eric
     
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  3. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

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    Frank Schoenberg got the LH vent rubber to me for the SM. Will need to rework it a bit but it is the last one he could supply. Still looking for a padded dash that isn't cracked. May have to repair the one I got when the windscreen rubber gets changed.
     
  4. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Sunday was the BCFD. Show in. Sussex Wisc. Only Dave Lefever and I were there holding up the Sunbeam marque. Warm temps might have been the reason 90-93. Dave didn't participate in the popular vote but got 2nd place with his Tiger. The Superminx Estate was quite popular. Dave was organizing british car display for the Milwaukee masterpiece in 2019. Got an invite! Good time had with plenty of shade.
     

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  5. George Coleman

    George Coleman Gold Level Sponsor

    Is that the Minx that George Barton use to own?
     
  6. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Yes it is, first seen it at the Dayton United, George had a for sale sign in it. Took about two years to come to a deal. He only put 300 miles on it since 2001. Still have to do some detailing but it shows well the way it is.
     
  7. George Coleman

    George Coleman Gold Level Sponsor

  8. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Platinum Level Sponsor

  9. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks George! The Superminx in Washington looks like a good resto or parts. Transport would run as much as the asking price. Looks like it has a good padded dash, will have to see if its the same as a series IV SM. May have to negotiate.
     
  10. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Well finally got the vent window rubber from Frank Schoenberger installed. Went well after figuring out how things came apart, thanks to Mike Flanery for copying the manual and posting in Rootes FB page. Decided to rebuild all the doors since finding the insulation had come off and accordioned to the bottom. All needed the winders and locks lubed. Passenger rear door panel needed rebuilding since the board had disintegrated 1/4 of the way up. Mirrored the opposite drivers rear for a pattern on 1/8" press board. Found a pc of newspaper in that door which might have been from the factory. Would have been nice to find a build sheet instead. Surprised it lasted 51 yrs. Trouble loading pics.
     
  11. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Had to put the paper between 2 pcs of plexiglas to photo. The doors had a coated paper glued between the panel and the door. No plastic like Alpine/Tiger.
     

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