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Old June 14th, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Nash Metropolitan Owners?

Anyone here own one or know anything about them? My wife has always wanted one and starting to think about one for her birthday.

Literally know zero about them so any advice/input/opinions would be appreciated.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 08:51 PM
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My parents had a Nash and I drove it to prom (early 80's) Three on the column. Not very fast. Steering wobbly. Little tank in red and white.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 08:52 PM
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Anyone here own one or know anything about them? My wife has always wanted one and starting to think about one for her birthday. Literally know zero about them so any advice/input/opinions would be appreciated.
My new painter has two sitting at his shop about to go to auction soon. One is baby blue the other bright orange, if you want I can ask him what they want out of them?
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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:01 PM
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Hey Brewie... yes baby blue one please.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:09 PM
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10-4 I'll ask tomorrow and get more info for you.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:17 PM
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An Austin in Nash Disguise

In the 50's, my family had Austin A40's and A50's. Looked like small size 39 Ford cars. I don't know if Austin made them or just sold running gear to Nash, but I am pretty sure at least the 4cyl engine and probably the transmission is Austin. The 2 things I did not like the lever shock absorbers that wore out and the car would hop , but they appear to still be available, and the A50 had 4 on the tree, hard to find reverse. The usual Lucas Lord of Darkness and English rubber issues. My childhood memory is that they were reliable. The engine was also used in some mobile refrigeration units on trucks or rail cars, cannot remember what.
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My parents had a Nash and I drove it to prom (early 80's) Three on the column. Not very fast. Steering wobbly. Little tank in red and white.
sounds a lot like driving a series truck!
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Old June 14th, 2015, 09:59 PM
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thinking the exact thing after i sent replydde1c but series will drive over obstacles and haul more camping gear!
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Neighbor had one or sale a year or so ago…..my wife wanted it so bad should could taste it.

We went over and drove it and it was beautiful, but dumped white smoke like a freight train……we passed. Cool car, decent following and not something you see often.

I researched the crap out of them at the time……there seem to be some decent websites out there if you look hard that will give you the information you are looking for.
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Thumbs up Nash

If I am correct about the Austin heritage, the shared parts not limiting one to a Nash Metro there are probably worse choices for buying an old car. Simple to work on unique looking. The glass might be a one only so I would want good what ever is not flat glass. No metric here, one thing you might need is a set of Whitworth sockets, wrenches and maybe tap and dies. I remember 19/32 SAE working on a lot of bolts on the Austin.
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Old June 14th, 2015, 11:31 PM
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Brilliant! You need to get her a SWB series truck. Maybe an 80".

-Jeff
ha that wouldnt work...been together 20 years and she has never asked for a car... we were driving yesterday and she pointed one out to my kids and said look at that car.!!..mom always wanted one of those...
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Here is the one I was talking about...
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looks sweet... maybe too sweet Pm me if you know what he wants for it.
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I can imagine that with a blower, 20s, and wicker seats...
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I can imagine that with a blower, 20s, and wicker seats...
Hilarious...if she got bored with it I'm sure it would end up looking more like this by the time i was done
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Anyone here own one or know anything about them? My wife has always wanted one and starting to think about one for her birthday.

Literally know zero about them so any advice/input/opinions would be appreciated.
Had 4 of them at one time.
Probably have parts in a barn near me.
Engine is typical MG B series 1500 CC 3 main bearing 4 cylinder, although with a single zenith downdraft.
3 speed MOWOG transmission with shifter coming out of the dash.
Smallish drum Brakes.
We use to dress up as arabs and ride around in a 1960 convertible including going to and from rugby matches.
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Old June 15th, 2015, 07:52 PM
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Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

I know it's about a Rambler but that song pops into my head every time I hear the word Nash
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Old June 15th, 2015, 07:56 PM
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MG running gear so it cane be upgraded - maybe a Ford Zetec transplant with over 200 HP?





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Old June 15th, 2015, 08:04 PM
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Thanks Jack... good to know.. She will be content with 45hp.. roads around here have a speed limit of 35mph so she can put around happily..

I will say logging on to a Metropolitan forum is like sitting at a bar by yourself!

Makes you really appreciate this community.
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