Me & Mrs Crab sorted the headlining in my 760 for about £50, took a good few hours like but turned out GR14 in the end.
How come so many of these have problems with the clocks? What happens to them, dry joints or something?
No idea why the instruments are temperamental? I think it probably is just dry joints or something but old age, damp etc etc are probably all factors now. I seem to remember the electrics always being these cars main problem though.
I've read you can use a 940 headliner to fix these early 740's as some had a plastic headliner instead of the fabric type of the early cars. Estates are a lot easier to change for obvious reasons though. Depending how this car is I might look into trying this too.