Frequently asked questions and answers.
I have an Austin roadster for sale and I'm not a member of the club. Are you interested?
Yes, we are always looking for fresh leads on new vehicles. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Car for sale". Please gives us your complete name, address, city, state, phone number and description of vehicle and asking price. We do not accept ads without a price. We will list your non-member classified (related to American Austin, Austin Seven or American Bantam cars and parts only) one time in our newsletter. 40 words or less. Photos are optional and limited to space availability. All ads are subject to review and editing. We reserve the right to refuse any nonmember classified.
Where do I find parts and cars?
As you may have discovered, cars and parts are scarce as hen's teeth but not impossible to find. That's why the most popular venue at the national meet is the annual swap meet. As a new member, let us introduce your project to the club through the newsletter. Place a "wanted classified" and get to the know the other club members. Most members are willing to share where to find parts.
Can a diesel engine fit in an American Austin or Bantam car?
Maybe. But just because you can doesn't mean that you should. American Austin and Bantam vehicles are poor candidates for modern modifications.To retain the stock appearance, all components under the hood must fit within the confines of a space that is 16 inches wide, 18 inches long and 20 inches high. The frame and suspension were designed to carry a 13 to 22 horsepower engine that weighed less than 150 pounds fully equipped.