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by johnconradlee
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted, a driver's door mirror MK2 1973
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Wanted, a driver's door mirror MK2 1973

There's lots of different mirrors about. TEX Automotive are quite common (and still available new), but unfortunately don't look like the ones on the car next to the pimento one on the front of six appeal (which looks damson to me). I reckon the mirror in question could be a Wingard or a Desmo possi...
by johnconradlee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: What a plonker!
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: What a plonker!

Dim rear lights might mean you've done something to the night dimming relay if you haven't already disconnected it.
by johnconradlee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder [1968 2000 mk1]
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: Brake Master Cylinder [1968 2000 mk1]

Hi Alec, I'm glad I'm not the only one peeved with the ineffectiveness of the washer jets. I retained the single jets each side but fitted two pumps from the original single washer bottle with a separate hose from each pump to each jet, the theory being if one blocks slightly I don't get preferentia...
by johnconradlee
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: new MK1 WHEELS
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: new MK1 WHEELS

I guess it's the sort of thing people don't need very often. I binned a set of perfectly useable Mk2 steelies a couple of years ago as no one wanted them. I'm sure someone on here will have a Mk1 wheel (or a full set of Mk2 which are pretty similar just a smidge wider) surplus to requirements, eithe...
by johnconradlee
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Whatever happened to.......?
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Whatever happened to.......?

Hi Ted, I think you've got your types slightly wrong. There are three types but I'm pretty sure the early Mk1 flat type is the thick one and later Mk1 and early Mk2 use the thinner one. The early thick type is open at the top and the sides are longer to hook into the pillar whereas both later types ...
by johnconradlee
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Silicone/Braided water hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Silicone/Braided water hoses

Most of the hoses are the same Mk1 and Mk2, the only ones I can think of that are different are the heater hoses (Mk1 ones are much longer) and the bottom radiator hose if you have power steering (would be simple enough to just cut the middle section out and replace with the steel bit if you have po...
by johnconradlee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: 2000 for sale carand classic
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: 2000 for sale carand classic

There's a lot of nice cars around, but not so many bargains as a few years ago. It seems values are definitely rising. I think that Cactus one with the white wall tyres has been around for a while and it looks a nice enough car, although I'm suspicious of the "totally original" and "perfect shut lin...
by johnconradlee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Hazard switch location and bezel
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Hazard switch location and bezel

With a pre-face-lift car, my suggestion would be remove the dash dimmer (just link it out, the dash is dim enough on full power!) and enlarge and re-use the hole for the hazard switch. The hazard switch position on a face-lift car is in the middle below the warning light cluster, which albeit nicely...
by johnconradlee
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spin-on oil filters in Oz
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

I've got a UFI oil filter, filter code 23.138.00, which is an equivalent to the Manner W723/3 etc. Obviously I'm not in Australia, but it's another part number to try. Looking at the list of what it's supposed to fit it seems to be mostly tractors and plant fitted with Perkins diesels.
by johnconradlee
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Interior Mirror Head
Replies: 9
Views: 1279

Re: Interior Mirror Head

Have you tried Andy Harrison? Suspect he'll have a used one.