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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    No, Morris were one of the last to abandon trafficators in 1961 and henceforth used white front red rear indicators until 1964 on the Minor. To operate the indicators with brake lights (using the same 21w filament) a Lucas DB10 relay is needed which complicates the wiring if planning to retrofit. The indicator stalk with green end is the same. My 1962 station wagon uses this system and nobody following has ever failed to understand which way I want to turn.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Joey spud in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    No, Morris were one of the last to abandon trafficators in 1961 and henceforth used white front red rear indicators until 1964 on the Minor. To operate the indicators with brake lights (using the same 21w filament) a Lucas DB10 relay is needed which complicates the wiring if planning to retrofit. The indicator stalk with green end is the same. My 1962 station wagon uses this system and nobody following has ever failed to understand which way I want to turn.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Joey spud in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    You use the L488 bulb holder and rubber and the L489 lens. Alternatively you reinstate the trafficators and fit flashing LED's.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from chadders in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from loserone in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from vulgalour in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from egg in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from lesapandre in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from LightBulbFun in 1951 Lanchester LD10   
    I have been following this thread and your work is very impressive. I expect the panel lamps will be 2.2 watts. The holes look like they will take the larger glass size of a 5 watt bulb, which I have used before and make a considerable difference.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MES-12V-5W-Screw-In-bulb-E10-New/131815315935?hash=item1eb0ce19df:g:zwAAAOSwwZtaaQYQ
     
    Independent control of the panel lights, whether by a dimmer or simple on/off switch is a great feature and the idea is to switch them off when travelling along dark unlit roads to avoid glare and distraction. Old cars are great in this respect, you can actually concentrate solely on the road.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Flat4 in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
    That's what sick days are for.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Spurious in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from strangeangel in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from St.Jude in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from brownnova in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from davidfowler2000 in Chodmolestedly - 20th September Chumley Castle... bad news folks.... ?   
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Talbot in Engineered like no other car. Not a single one like it. Thankfully.   
    To paraphrase Junkman, Mercedes-Benz are a commercial vehicle manufacturer who make a few cars on the side. Once you accept this you will be much happier. Merecedes-Benz cars are taxis.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from mk2_craig in Engineered like no other car. Not a single one like it. Thankfully.   
    To paraphrase Junkman, Mercedes-Benz are a commercial vehicle manufacturer who make a few cars on the side. Once you accept this you will be much happier. Merecedes-Benz cars are taxis.
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from loserone in NORTHERN POWERHOUSE II - Wed 21st August 7ish PM Littleborough OL15   
    Wednesday 18th, 7 pm
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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from Volksy in The dash at night   
    Simplicity itself, minimal information and the panel light can be switched off if desired.
     

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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from UltraWomble in The dash at night   
    Simplicity itself, minimal information and the panel light can be switched off if desired.
     

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    Squire_Dawson got a reaction from bangernomics in Mahoosive autojumble cancelled. ..Something different instead. Today ! Page 8   
    When I was invited to form a raiding party to plunder foreign shores, I jumped at the chance. I knew the GGG would emerge triumphant in its own shambolic way, but I had no inkling just how sublime the endeavour would eventually turn out. The first catastrophe was, of course, English. Specifically Kent and whatever crackpot dictator operates Highways UK. Probably he is from the rail industry. Anyway, the less said about that the better, except it caused us major delays and just reinforced my opinion how woefully inadequate British infrastructure is.
     
    We arrived far behind schedule at the ferry terminal and made it on board by the skin of our teeth. There was boatshite in evidence.
     

     

     
    Soon we were under way on a quiet ferry.
     

     
    I am not exaggerating when I say our last square meal was enjoyed on the ship.
     

     
    Because, for the remainder, this is what the rest of our 'meals' resembled, excepting the big hotdogs, which were speedily devoured.
     

     
    Imagine my surprise, after draining the cup in one gulp and ruminating on the abominable French 'provisions', which can only be described as surpassing even Spanish practices, when a shabby old black Cadillac trundled past. To see these old queens on the road is such a rare delight it gave me all the sustenance I needed.
     
    I see our comrade has made reference to the exhaust pipe, which became very vocal in protest. Stopping to inspect we found two exhaust pipes where there should be one. Some clown had fitted the wrong clamp, and this infernal two-pound part caused us not a little grief.
     

     
    We did the only sensible thing and pushed on, announcing our presence in every hamlet in the most suitable manner possible for a raiding party, and I suspect not a few Frenchmen were laying cursing in their beds!
     
    The autojumble-cum-show itself was an eye-opener. This was not your piecemeal British affair where you are obliged to arrive at 6 a.m. and by midday everyone is gone, but a remarkably relaxed and easy going event, well planned and totally free of charge to enter. It was also a family affair for many of the vendors, as on some stalls the whole family - grandparents, children, the dog and all - turned out. Prices were agreeable and I was pleased to get a Jielde workbench lamp I had been after for ages. Ghosty made a few purchases, the most notable being the keyrings, but it was Junkman who did really well on the day as he struck gold with parts.
     
    This is how the revolution started:
     

     
    and it started here.
     

     
    We tried to start our own revolution but were thwarted when we couldn't get in.
     

     
    Once we did, the delightfully cosy shabbiness of the hotel was worth the anxiety. The rest, as they say, is history.
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