Austin Maxi Manuals

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Young Farmer
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Austin Maxi Manuals

#1 Post by Young Farmer » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:37 am

I have bought an Austin Maxi 1750hl. It's in remarkably good condition but would like to get hold of a workshop manual and handbook so that I can check it out and give it a proper service. I have seen sites recommended on here but can't find them. I purchased a disc online for my Mazda 6 but it was pretty useless as it didn't have any thing on the deisel engine and did not have great detail on other aspects either. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Post by TerryG » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:02 am

Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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#3 Post by JPB » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:54 am

If you don't have the Haynes, let me know and you can have my rather playworn copy for cost of postage only. I have two and nobody needs two of everything! :oops:

Maxi pics please! Is it a Hydrolastic version or later? Is it the original HL when HL meant twin carbs, body coloured side stripe infill, fishtail exhaust, that lovely steering wheel, padded dash, nylon seat facings and the wheel trims with the black stripes around them? Or is it a "One and a half" when the twin carbs became exclusive to the HLS and HL owners got to enjoy a marginally slower but massively more economical car? Love a Maxi, I've owned a few and Dad had eight of them as company cars from his white '69 H plater (Blackshaws reckoned he was the only customer who didn't ask that the gearchange cables be dealt with under warranty :lol: ) to a late W plate HLS in Vermillion).

Somewhere, I also have some new/old stock butterfly bushes, a clutch kit c/w primary gear oil seal and a pair of genuine BL front displacers for the Hydrolastic version. There may be more stuff that I forgot.
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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#4 Post by zipgun » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:44 pm

Like him , /\ i've got 2 B.L. glovebox driver handbooks... i don't want 2 ,in fact i dont want either of them :lol: !! Yours if you want them

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Re: Austin Maxi Manuals

#5 Post by Young Farmer » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:57 am

Thanks for the replies boys. I collected the car yesterday and I think I have got a bargain. A one owner, 71450 miles and has been garaged all its life. Not been used for two years so no MOT. All it needs is a full service, t cutting and a good polish and its ready to roll. There are a few blemishes on the paint work but no body or mechanical repairs needed.
John I will take your offer of the Haynes manual. I have your details somewhere as you kindly repaired a radio for me some time ago so will send you money for postage. I will have to get round to learning how to put photos online, me and my computer aren't best friends it doesn't want to do what I ask it to. I have made a conscious decision not to keep a hammer any where near the computer in case I decide to repair it with said hammer.

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#6 Post by JPB » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:14 pm

MY memory is truly shocking, I'd forgotten about that radio. :oops: Radiomobile X80 or 1170 type of thing wasn't it? OK, I shall dig out the book and make sure it has all of its pages before inflicting it upon you! :)
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Re: Austin Maxi Manuals

#7 Post by TerryG » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:22 pm

Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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#8 Post by keef » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:53 pm

JPB wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:54 am
Maxi pics please!
Here you go. One I saved fairly recently. :-

Imageimage by keef, on Flickr

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Re: Austin Maxi Manuals

#9 Post by Zelandeth » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm

In the off chance anyone still needs one, pretty sure I have an Autodata manual for the Maxi sitting here getting in the way.

Will go digging in that corner tomorrow to confirm it's still there...
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