Technical Information and Literature

Despite the small number of cars built over the run of American Austin and Bantam cars, the company put out a large variety of literature.  As a club, we should be extremely happy for all of the items that still exist to this day.  Caretakers of the hobby have ensured that there is even at least one set of original blue prints for American Austins and Bantams in existence.  Both the ABS and AABC have very good literature offerings for owners and enthusiasts.

The List:

Fuel System

Tillotson M10a outside

Front End Parts

american bantam grille shell 1

 Interior parts, coming soon!

The Virtual Library:

Below, please find period publications dedicated to maintenance and service of American Austins and Bantams.  By clicking on the cover of the book, you will be taken to a gallery of the pages relevant to Austins and Bantams.  For certain books, if modern reproductions are available, information about purchase will be included.

American Austin and Bantam Factory/Dealer Publications:

American Austin Instruction Manual

1930 Austin Instruction Book (Coming Soon)


1935 American Austin Parts & Price List

 193? American Austin of Detroit Parts Manual, coming soon.
1938 Al Asher Owner’s Manual, coming soon  Bantam Lube Chart  Chet Hempfling’s Log

Third-Party Publications:

Chilton Rapid Flat Rate 1

Chilton’s Rapid Flat Rate (1931)

Motor's Manual 10th Cover

Motor’s Manual – 10th Edition (1947)

Below you will find a collection of period technical articles published regarding maintenance and service of American Austins and Bantams.  These were sourced through the internet and the original publications may not be known.  As I can locate the sources, they will be included above or may be retained in a categorized manner as below.  Feel free to chime in with your thoughts.

1939 Bantam Carb Data

Tillotson Carb Data

Zenith 61a5 drawing

Zenith 61A5 (1940 Bantam) Carb Info

BRC stromberg

BRC Stromberg Information

1937 Bantam Transmission

Bantam Warner T-84 Transmission Data

1936-1941 Bantam Generator Regulators

Bantam Electrical System Information

1937-1939 Bantam rear

Bantam Rear Axle Data

1940 Bantam clutch

Bantam Clutch

1940 Universal Joints

Universal Joints

1940-1941 Bantam monroe shocks

1940-1941 Bantam monroe shocks

Lavine Steering box a

Lavine Steering box

Ross Steering box a

Ross Steering Boxes

37-39 Service manual

General Bantam Data


American Austin Transmission Manual Austin Bantam Society

“Shop Manual”

American Bantam

“Owner’s Manual

 American Bantam

“Restorer’s Guide”

Authenticity Manual: 1st Ed  Authenticity Manual: 2nd Ed

Reproduction Literature Currently Available:

  • 1930 American Austin Brochure
  • 1932 American Austin Brochure
  • 1933 American Austin Brochure
  • 1934 American Austin Brochure
  • 1938 Bantam Brochure
  • 1938 Sinclair Lube Char

Do you have technical information, manuals, or service bulletins which are not listed above, then, please reach out to us using the contact form below.  Feel free to also use the form if you have a question about the literature above. 


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