Last update :- December 2023
Updated club-spares info from Derek, our spares secretary. (12/23).
The club spares project has now been running for over 12 years and continues to be very popular with our members. Over the years the workload has increased and somehow I have become 12 years older (!) and so I am delighted that two club members have come forward to help with parts distribution.
We have expanded our range of parts re-manufacture to include body repair sections, all made specifically for the club. Those now stocked include:
Complete assembled Mark 1 and Mark 2 Front wings.
Various repair parts for front wings…
Mark 1 and 2 outer sills - pressed to OE specification. BLA1676, BLA1677 and BLA2048, BLA2049
Front valance. BLA1596
Mk 1 & 2 Rear wing repair sections covering the front and repair lower areas and the wheel arch
Inboard below light cluster repair fillets.
Mark 1 and 2 Grille support channels. BLA1572 and BLA1994
Mark 1 and 2 Rear valances. The Mark 2 can include the cross member. BLA1600 and BLA1988
Saloon boot lid skins. BLA2053A and lower repair sections.
Mark 2 saloon boot lid inner frames and lower repair sections.
Countryman bottom hatch lower internal frame repair sections.
Front and rear floor pans.
Front apron/cross members.
We also have an offsite store near Cambridge containing second hand doors, bonnets and other large items.
Though stocks vary considerably we now hold a selection of New Old Stock (NOS) body parts:
- front aprons and front bulkheads
- Mark 2 sills
- a Mark 1 bonnet plus some rear wings and quarters and some bumpers.
Jon Rapley, who lives near Cranleigh, ( near Guildford in Surrey ), is now storing and distributing our stock of second-hand parts - the first 29 boxes are now with him… Email Jon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me about these items.
During this reorganization I have complied an extensive list of second-hand parts stock that I can email as an attachment to anyone interested.
U-bolts, bushes, shackles and pins. Wheel bearings.
Exchange lever arm dampers and new telescopic.
Rear spring recommendations via our supplier who offers a 20% discount to club members.
New and s/h drag links, both fixed and adjustable. New and s/h steering idlers, Mark 1 and Mark 2.
Reconditioned dynamos and starter motors. New control and fuse boxes. Wipers/arms and motors. Lamps and headlights.
We have worked with two exhaust manufacturers to ensure a supply of exhaust parts.
ENGINES & GEARBOXES
We stock timing chains, seals, sensors, gaskets and most ancillaries.
Reconditioned units are available from specialist suppliers
Mark Johnson, who lives near Andover, is now storing the various rubber seals that the club sells. We are the exclusive distributer of many of these items and manufacture including the two types (Saloon and Countryman) rear screen seals. In addition have also had boot seals, rear side window seals and front quarter-light seals manufactured plus steering grommets, sill bungs and rear bumper PVC gaskets. Other rubber parts are purchased in bulk from commercial suppliers for the benefit of our club members. Email Mark directly at :-
email@example.com or contact me.
From the start of the club’s spares project, and with our member’s enthusiastic support, we have sourced and manufactured an extensive amount of stock. We are now the largest supplier of A40 Farina parts (in the world!!) and, with virtually no overheads, are usually the least expensive. We also supply reconditioned parts (on an exchange basis) and are constantly researching additional spares re-manufacturing projects. We send to both the UK and overseas destinations almost daily.
Although we only sell to members the club’s low club annual subscriptions makes joining a worthwhile investment. It is no coincidence that club membership has increased steadily during recent years. Parts and initial joining fees can be paid for by credit/debit card.
We hold such a large selection of parts that it’s impossible to list all here but below is a list of our more popular items
The club has had the following parts made:
Window channel sets. 14A5626/14A5627 and 14A9855/14A9856
Window weather strips. 14A5613/14a5614
Steel channels, bottom of glass. Mk1- 14A5707 and Mk2- 14A8267
Front quarter light rubber seals, a multipart kit assembled from rubber profiles.
We also have second-hand locks, handles, mouldings, hinges and clips available.
QUALITY SERVICING PARTS
We have learnt from experience that a number of the servicing parts on the market are of dubious quality and for that reason we now stock only from credible sources:
Champion Plugs, Condensers (yellow wire type), Points (fibre heel type), Ignition coils.
Rotor arm (red no rivet type), HT lead sets (copper wire), Oil and air filters. All hoses.
Replacement ( copper ) pipework.
We stock wheel cylinders and many other brake parts including replacement brake shoes and copper brake pipe sets at very reasonable prices. I can advise where to purchase any parts we no longer hold in stock.
We supply from stock: king pin sets and offer an exchange stub axle reaming service. Also exchange wishbones, exchange Mark 2 anti-roll bar drop links, exchange lever arm dampers, all fulcrum pins, all rubber bushes and buffers and wheel bearings.
The original Mark 2 rear springs were under specified and we have working with a spring manufacturer to produce rear springs that have proved to be excellent. These and the Mark 1 rear springs are available through BCC – again detail in the club magazine.
Replacement rear view mirror glasses made to our specification.
Mark 1 window glass blocks.
Just too many parts to list !
Contact me, (Derek ), at firstname.lastname@example.org - I live near Maidenhead close to the M4 motorway.