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 Help: Looking for a photo

 Created by: Spank
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Oct 19, 2021 08:38PM Spank  
Oct 19, 2021 04:30AM Dan Moffet Edited: Oct 19, 2021 04:36AM 
Oct 18, 2021 02:57PM mascherk  
Oct 18, 2021 04:23AM Dan Moffet Edited: Oct 19, 2021 04:21AM 
Oct 17, 2021 06:30PM Spank  
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 Posted: Oct 19, 2021 08:38PM
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Thanks for going through all of that effort to find those for me.

I SWEAR there was someone on a forum who had a still photo of an A-series sitting on the ground with one of the original hooks attached to it.

I'll have to go look through some of my books, too.

Again, appreciate you digging those up and grabbing the screenshots.

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Kelley's link is to a 1961 film, likely a remake. Definitely better resolution.
In it at the time Kelley mentions, the flying A is used in the engine production line (1st snapshot) and a bar type sling used to lower the completed lump into the subframe (2nd snapshot).

In the earlier 1959 film the flying A is used to drop the lump into the subframe (3rd snapshot). The camera angle is also different.

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Slightly better or at least different film here (see 1:48)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9g6FWriz-g

You can search YouTube for British Pathe Mini Production Line for more.

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Austin 7 production video

It is fuzzy old film from 1959 but the flying A makes an appearance 9 minutes in. Hard to tell, but it looks like it gripped the ends of the head.      A closer look shows lifting rings bolted to the rocker cover bolts. The Flying A hooks into the rings.
It is a start to your quest.

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I'm driving myself NUTS and I'm very impatient with myself so I'm putting out the call here for help.

I recall seeing a picture of and reference to the hooks that carried A-series engines along the assembly lines referred to as having on them "The flying A", I'm not talking about the winged A logo that has been used as a hood ornament, but the actual factory hooks that, because of their design, (coincidentally or not coincidentally) looked to have an A on them.

Does anyone have a link to a picture of an A-series hanging from one of those factory hooks?

I seem to recall there was someone on some forum who either had in his possession or saw somewhere one of the FINAL A-series engines produced at the factory, still unused, and displayed with that very factory "Flying A" hooks.