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Classic Roadsters REplica Austin 3000 - Where are these parts from?

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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 am

Hello, very new to your site. I bought a Austin Replica 3000 from a used car dealer.  He had very little knowledge about the car and the manufacturer plate is absent.  I believe the car to have been built by Classic Roadsters Fargo, ND.  It has a Ford V6 coupled to a 4 speed.  The engine block #74TM AA leads me to a mid 70's engine used in Mustang II & Capri's.  As I look to refurb this car am uncertain where to look for parts.  The rear shocks are numbered so found them.  The differential and rear brakes are a mystery to me. Rear drums stamped max dia. 7.329" and rear wheel cylinder marked 3/4" (13751). What are they from?
Front steering rack & pinion with disc front brakes - as I try to get new parts am at a loss.

Not sure if this where to start - but figured you guys & gals know these cars.  Thanks  Larhead

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Post by Hotrod on Thu May 28, 2020 5:21 am

Post some pictures.  Most used Mustang II parts in the suspension, but the MX version used Fox body Mustang rear suspension.  I think the Saxon version used some Chevette parts.  What you have will be easier to identify if we can see it.
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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 11:14 am

I am a techno idiot - tried but not sure how Larhead

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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 11:17 am

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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 am

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Post by Hotrod on Thu May 28, 2020 2:22 pm

That appears to be Chevette front suspension.  Not sure about the rear.  You may have a Saxon instead of a Sebring.  Is this a US car or British?

EDIT - Yep, looks like Chevette rear suspension, too.


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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 2:31 pm

You have been great. I had no idea what I bought - just liked it. It appears to be a Saxon from info in Database. The rear looks like a Chevette also. The V6 is a 2.8L & 4 speed from Mustang II it appears. Not sure if originally US Thanks

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Post by David V. on Thu May 28, 2020 5:33 pm

Definitely a Saxon. Looks to be in good shape and pretty well built, congrats on your purchase! Sort the mechanicals, stick a front emblem (you can buy them from VictoriaBritish Ltd.) and some Lucas 488 front turn signals (eBay or VictoriaBritish) on it and you'll have a really clean, fun car. Paint is nice (I'm a sucker for blue). Couldn't help but notice the wall flag, do you have a Sunbeam Tiger as well? Shocked
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Post by larhead on Thu May 28, 2020 5:51 pm

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David - it's an illness. Yes 65 Tiger (also blue) at about 70%. Love these cars Larhead By the way great site - just found you

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Post by Snunker on Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:28 pm

There were some of the Saxon versions built by Classic Roadsters and sold as "factory built" cars. I am aware of at least two in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I would not be surprised if your car was not one of these. Just and FYI, there is a Chevette Owner's page on Facebook, seemed like decent folks. I used it as a reference when I tried to find a new sending unit. (no luck, fixed the one I had)
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